Presidential Scholarships for NDA Pair

January 27, 2019 GMT

TYNGSBORO -- Two seniors at the Academy of Notre Dame have received Presidential Scholarships from Regis College.

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

“This scholarship means the world to me!” Julie said. “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.”


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

Victoria is a four-year member of 1804 Society, the Damie’s Digest staff and Student Council, where she has moved into leadership roles within each organization. She has also been active in the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society, as well as Destination Imagination. In athletics, she is a team player who leads the way in sportsmanship. She said she is looking forward to the journey ahead 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,” Victoria said.

The Regis College Presidential Catholic Schools Scholarship is a full-tuition, four-year undergraduate scholarship for residential students who demonstrate the values of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston. Those values include hospitality, love and service without distinction, peaceful resolution of conflict, and care for all. Recipients are chosen based on their academic achievement, leadership ability and dedication to community service.