Madison Brewster (’22) Earns Loras Faculty/Staff Scholarship

Madison Brewster (’22) was selected as the 2021 Loras College Faculty/Staff Scholarship recipient. Brewster was one of three finalists for the recognition.

In their nomination letter to the award committee, Adam Moser, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry, David Oostendorp, Ph.D., professor of chemistry, and Justin Heinzen, head women’s basketball coach, wrote, “Madison has a very outgoing personality and always seems to have a smile on her face. Perhaps I find it all the more meaningful as she has done it while being involved in so many activities and during COVID. I think she embodies what Loras wants from their students and is a role model for others. We strongly and fully support Madison Brewster for the Faculty/Staff Scholarship.”

from L to R: Mallory Gardiner (’23), Madison Brewster (’23) and Rebecca Nonnenmann (’23)

Brewster is a biochemistry major and an honors student. She has remained active throughout her time at Loras, including serving as a supplemental instructor in organic chemistry, Women’s Basketball and officer in the chemistry club. She plans to pursue medical school after graduation.

Mallory Gardiner (’22) and Rebecca Nonnenmann (’22) were the other two finalists for the scholarship.

The Faculty/Staff Scholarship emphasizes scholarship, Christian leadership, and contribution to Loras and comes with a $2000 scholarship. In February 1963, the Loras College faculty inaugurated the scholarship with the following stated objectives:  “To manifest to the student body the respect and admiration the faculty has for scholastic endeavor and achievement and the interest they have in the students as humans working toward a worthy goal, with the hope that this manifestation will result in greater student esteem for scholastic excellence and a continuation and improvement of the existing good student-faculty relations. The award will give faculty endorsement to a student who has gained the respect of both faculty and student body by scholarship, Christian leadership, and contribution to Loras.”

About Loras College
Founded in 1839, Loras College leverages its historic roots as Iowa’s first college, the second oldest Catholic college west of the Mississippi River and one of the nation’s 10 diocesan colleges to deliver challenging, life-changing experiences as part of its residential, Catholic setting. In 2020, Loras was ranked the 16th Best Regional College in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report and one of America’s Top 200 Most Loved Colleges/Universities by Forbes Magazine for the fourth consecutive year. Loras students ranked No. 2 in the world as part of the global Peeptrade Investment Challenge while a second group ranked No. 4. For the 12th consecutive year, Loras Media Studies student-led television station (LCTV) was named the TV Station of the Year by the Iowa College Media Association (ICMA).