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Presidential Scholar

Christopher Kilner, Potomac, is among the 19 incoming students at The University of Scranton awarded four-year, full-tuition Presidential Scholarships.

Presidential Scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen at the Jesuit university with outstanding records in high school and notable community involvement. The scholarship covers four years of full tuition provided that the student maintains at least a 3.25 grade point average.

A National Merit Commended Scholar, Kilner graduated with the Don Smith History Award and The Jesuit Secondary Education Award from Gonzaga College High School, Washington, D.C. He received honors as a National AP Scholar and an AP Scholar with honor. In high school, he served as a retreat leader and also participated in the crew and swim teams. He is the founder and chairman of the Woape Foundation Corporation, a non-profit who aids Native American children. A biochemistry, cell and molecular biology major, Kilner is a member of the University's Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honors Program. He is the son of Mark and Maura Kilner.