by Craig Layne
Elsa Hritz ’25, a 2021 graduate of Carlisle High School, has been selected as the recipient of the Dickinson-Carlisle Scholarship, a four-year, full-tuition scholarship awarded annually to a college-bound Carlisle resident who is engaged in service and leadership in the community.
“This scholarship is a tremendous honor,” said Hritz, who was selected from a pool of highly qualified candidates for her academic achievements and commitment to service.
“Elsa is a top student who is connected with the arts and the Carlisle community,” said President Margee M. Ensign. “Her standout abilities and passion are exemplary, and we are excited to see what she will achieve at Dickinson.” Ensign announced the creation of the scholarship in 2017 as a reflection of the college’s deep commitment to the community and to providing a distinctive brand of useful education for the common good. The scholarship has been recognized by Forbes as a “good neighbor” initiative.
In addition to her high academic qualifications, Hritz is a serious and accomplished ballet dancer. She has trained with the prestigious Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet for years. She is also training with Ribbon Mill Ballet and is a demonstrator with Dance Academy IV. Additionally, she served on her senior class council in high school. A member of a military family, she has moved frequently, but considers Carlisle her first home. Hritz plans to double major in mathematics and data analytics, Dickinson’s newest academic program, with the hopes of becoming an actuary for a technology company.
“Anyone can be an engaged citizen, and they can do so in small doses or by doing what is comfortable to them. I was able to be an engaged citizen doing what I love—ballet,” said Hritz. “I hope I will be able to find new ways to serve my community and change people’s lives while attending Dickinson.”
Published June 15, 2021