Cabrini Senior Olivia O’Neil has been named a Camras Scholar by the Illinois Institute of Technology. The highly selective honor and $44,150 annual tuition scholarship is awarded to less than 2 percent of this year’s applicants the university announced. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chad O’Neil of St. Bernard Parish.
“The Camras Scholarship is one of the most prestigious honors a student can receive as an incoming student at Illinois Tech,” the announcement said. “Selection as a Camras Scholar is based upon a student’s demonstration of outstanding academics, involvement in extracurricular activities, and dedication to leadership. Camras Scholars will have access to unique experiences within the areas of research, service, and leadership during their tenure at Illinois Tech.”
“Camras Scholars have solved age-old problems in structural engineering, developed novel methods for improving campus life, and increased the overall academic and social ethic of their fellow students. The group’s mission is to help its members achieve their personal and professional goals, while promoting excellence in groundbreaking and innovative research, social and entrepreneurial leadership, and services to the IIT community and the world as a whole,” it continued.
“On behalf of Illinois Institute of Technology, we congratulate Olivia O’Neil and Cabrini High School on the honor, and encourage you to share this achievement with other members of your high school and local community. We commend you for your part in cultivating excellence in academics and leadership.”