Two high school students receive Villanova scholarships

RADNOR Two students from the Archdiocese of Newark, N.J., have been named O'Toole Family Presidential Scholars, and will receive money to attend Villanova University for four years, the school announced.

Anthony B. Freay from Bergen Catholic High School and Erika M. Llivicota from St. Vincent Academy are the second group of students to receive the academic awards.

In 2013, Terence and Polly O'Toole, alumni of Villanova, gave $10 million to establish the scholarships for high-achieving students who also received money for high school from the Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children.

"I was fortunate to receive an academic scholarship to Villanova. It certainly changed my life, and we wanted to provide others the same opportunity," Terence O'Toole said in a statement. - Mari A. Schaefer