Academy Students Awarded Presidential Scholarships

Academy Students Awarded Presidential Scholarships

Two seniors from the Academy of Notre Dame (NDA) have been awarded Presidential Scholarships from Regis College.


Julie Getchell of Methuen and Victoria Bradley of Dracut were pleasantly surprised when they received not only acceptance in to Regis’ Nursing Program, but one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students.


"This scholarship means the world to me!” enthused Getchell. “It will allow me to pursue a career in helping others by way of a top caliber university. I am especially thrilled by the fact it will further connect me to my role model- my late grandfather George Baker Jr, who cherished his own Catholic college education and always encouraged the same for me.” 


Getchell demonstrates excellence in the classroom, as well as service to the community. She is a co-president of the National Honor Society and a member of the Spanish Honor Society, 1804 Society, Damie’s Digest, and Destination Imagination. She is also the captain of the volleyball team and has played tennis and softball for NDA. She volunteers her time as a JDRF Boston walk team captain to fundraise for the cure for type-one diabetes.


Bradley is a four-year member of 1804 Society, the school’s newspaper, Damie’s Digest and Student Council, where she has moved into leadership roles within each organization. She has also been active in National and Spanish Honor Societies and Destination Imagination. On the field, Bradley is a team player that leads the way in sportsmanship. She says she is looking forward to her the new journey ahead of her as a nursing student at Regis and is grateful that NDA helped pave the way.


“I know that NDA played a large part in making me the student and person I am today allowing me to be a strong candidate for this scholarship,” says Bradley.

The Regis College Presidential Catholic Schools Scholarship is a full-tuition, four-year (fall and spring semester) undergraduate scholarship for residential students who demonstrate the values of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston. These values include: gracious hospitality, love and service of the dear neighbor without distinction, peaceful resolution of conflict and care for all God’s creation.


Recipients are chosen based on their academic achievement, leadership ability and dedication to community service.