LATROBE, Pa., Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alexander T. Pawlikowski, a senior at York Catholic High School, has been awarded the top prize of a full tuition, room and board scholarship valued at $160,000 in Saint Vincent College's annual Wimmer Scholarship Competition, it was announced by Br. Norman W. Hipps, O.S.B., president.
Pawlikowski learned of the award when officials from Saint Vincent College surprised him during his afternoon psychology class with a giant check, balloons and flowers.
He plans to major in pre-medicine in pursuit of his career goal of becoming a neurologist. The Wimmer Scholarship Award accompanies enrollment at Saint Vincent.
The son of Gregory and Christine Pawlikowski of Windsor, he is a member of Saint Joseph Parish, York.
Pawlikowski has been active in varsity soccer at York Catholic as well as the United Parish Soccer Club where he also served as an assistant coach. He is a volunteer with the Catholic Harvest Food Pantry and worked as setup coordinator with the Saint Joseph Parish Bingo.
A member of the honor roll, he is a member of the National Society of High School Scholars. He is enrolled in both advanced placement calculus and advanced placement chemistry at York Catholic.
The Wimmer Scholarship Program is named in honor of Archabbot Boniface Wimmer who founded Saint Vincent College in 1846 as the first Benedictine college in the United States. Saint Vincent is a four-year, coeducational, Catholic, liberal arts and sciences college sponsored by the Benedictine Monks of Saint Vincent Archabbey.
SOURCE St. Vincent College