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The Enchanted Life Foundation awarded scholarships to three Seton Hill University students.

Working with Seton Hill University, the Foundation established the Enchanted Life Foundation Scholarship, In Honor of Norma Lutz Spina ‘50, an alumna of Seton Hill University. Three $5,000 scholarships have been awarded to undergraduate students whose parents have not completed an academic course of study beyond high school. The scholarships are renewable for four years. The ability to renew is dependent upon the student maintaining a 3.0 GPA on a semester basis, making adequate progress towards a degree, providing a letter to the ELF board of directors detailing his/her academic and extra-curricular progress, and providing a copy of his/her transcript each semester.

The 2008-2009 recipients of the scholarships are: Kayla Lesko, Pittsburgh, Pa., Jenny Fyalkowski, Latrobe, Pa., and Sheridee Wills Hale, Portage, Pa.

The Enchanted Life Foundation is based in Las Cruces, NM, and Elizabeth Grinnell, 1979 Seton Hill University alumna, serves as the Foundation’s vice president and executive director. The funding priorities of the Enchanted Life Foundation include: activities that benefit the educational and spiritual development needs of members of laity, religious, and clergy of Roman Catholic communities (particularly, but not exclusively, within the ten counties of southern New Mexico); activities that benefit the infrastructure and material needs of the parishes or missions within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces and/or activities that meet the educational and social needs of other communities primarily within the ten southern counties of New Mexico; activities which promote proficiency and training in the use of English as a means of promoting social justice and economic advancement; providing funding for scholarships to college and university students whose parents have not completed an academic course of study beyond high school; providing funding for scholarships to students at vocational and technical schools; and assisting in meeting the retirement needs of members of religious communities with particular preference for the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill community.