Janelle Opalka is the recipient of the 2019–20 IUP Northpointe
Essay Scholarship for her essay on the purpose of
attending college. Janelle is a 2019 Armstrong Jr./Sr. High School graduate
majoring in dietetics and nutrition.
While attending IUP this past fall,
Janelle split her time between the Indiana and the Northpointe campuses. Janelle
stated, “I really enjoy both campuses because they each have different
atmospheres. At Northpointe, the classrooms are personal and close-knit. This
is ideal for a first-year student to experience because it is a nice transition
into college classrooms at a smaller size. I really enjoyed my semester at
Northpointe, and I will take my learning experiences with me throughout my
remaining years at IUP.”
The IUP Northpointe Campus Scholarship was open to any student
enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits at IUP Northpointe. This year, we had
multiple submissions based on the topics of whether the
purpose of attending college is for personal gain or improving one’s
community. Students were asked to submit an essay arguing one
of these two prompt options.
Janelle was awarded a $1,000
scholarship toward her spring 2020 semester.
IUP at Northpointe