Posted September 19, 2007

Temple scholarships await Business Leadership Academy high-schoolers

At the presentation for the Fox School’s Business Leadership Academy in August, Lisa Staiano-Coico, Temple University provost, announced that all 17 high school students who participated in the BLA this summer will receive scholarships if they choose Temple.

Now in its eighth summer, the program enables talented Philadelphia-area high school seniors to spend six weeks taking business courses taught by Fox School professors. The courses, which include marketing and actuarial science, are free of charge and count as three credits toward a college degree.

Staiano-Coico stated that BLA participants admitted to Temple would be likely candidates to become members of the Honors Program and could receive scholarships that range from $1,000 to full tuition. This was the first summer such an offer has been made.

Temple University provost Lisa Staiano-Coico
Photo by Jim Roese
Lisa Staiano-Coico, Temple University provost, told area high schoolers in the Fox School's Business Leadership Academy, "You are the type of motivated and bright students we want to attract to Temple."

“You are the type of motivated and bright students we want to attract to Temple. I thank you for your participation, which shows your dedication to learning and growing as individuals,” Staiano-Coico told the students.

Former dean of the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University, Staiano-Coico joined Temple in March 2007. Since then, she has made it a priority to recruit the most talented, successful students into the school. She reasons that the quality of a student’s education is dependent upon the quality of their peers. According to Staiano-Coico, intelligent students encourage a higher level of discussion.

— By Holly Otterbein

For the Fox School of Business