This is the program’s most distinguished merit-based scholarship, providing free tuition and housing for one student in each incoming class.

Word-weaver Micah Dela Cueva was born in the Philippines with the ocean on her skin and mountains on her back. She graduated from Stockton University in 2017 and earned her bachelor’s degree in Literature. Her writing has a gentle nature that is often contrasted by the harsh reality of her stories. As the writer, words give her space to untangle life’s complications and to weave it back together. As the reader, she is honored to be a witness to other people’s stories.