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Central Michigan University Honorary and Memorial Funds
Named funds are designed to acknowledge a person or persons with a special relationship to CMU while strengthening the university’s student financial aid program, academic programs or administrative services. The accounts are named in honor of, or in memory of, loved ones. Named endowed awards and scholarships are listed below.

Central Michigan University Scholarship Programs
Privately funded endowments provide supplemental funding to students based on need, academic focus, career aspirations or other specific criteria. Many of the endowed scholarships available for students are awarded by academic departments. A listing of the academic departments awarding scholarships is available in the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Remaining scholarships are awarded to applicants who file a "Bulletin Scholarship Application" and submit it to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. Applications for Bulletin scholarships are available March 1 and are due April 1. Scholarships are generally awarded in the spring and summer for the next academic year. Most endowed scholarships require the student to be an undergraduate and enrolled full time (12 hours) in a degree-granting program on campus. Awards are based on academic standing and financial need.

If you receive a Bulletin scholarship and other need-based financial aid, it may be necessary for the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid to adjust your financial aid package.

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AAUW - M. Ruth Evans Award
Established in 1991 by Jackie M. Evans, members of the M. Ruth Evans family and members of the Mt. Pleasant, Michigan branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) in memory of M. Ruth Evans, wife, mother and friend, for a sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student who has been a resident of Isabella County for two or more years and has a GPA of 2.86 or higher.

Lawrence E. Abbott Endowed Award Fund
Established in 2004 by Lawrence E. Abbott '55. The income from this endowment will support a renewable award for a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in the College of Communication and Fine Arts and majoring in speech. Eligible candidates must demonstrate financial need and maintain an overall GPA of 3.0.

Harold and Iris Abel Honorary Scholarship
Established in 1986 by friends of Harold and Iris Abel, who served as president and first lady of CMU between 1975 and 1985.

Roger Allen Scholarship
Established by Roger and Margaret Allen, friends of education and CMU.

Rachel Brink Allwardt Endowed Scholarship Established in 2000 by the estate of Rachel Brink Allwardt ’40. Proceeds from the endowment will be used to establish a scholarship for a junior or senior majoring in child development, accepted into the teacher education program, with a 3.5 minimum GPA.

Marian Croft Althoff Scholarship
Established in 1986 by James F. Althoff in memory of his wife Marian Croft Althoff, '51, for a student majoring in English.

Alumni Legacy Scholarship
The Alumni Legacy Scholarship was established in 1999 to benefit children and grandchildren of CMU alumni. Applicants must be freshmen or transfer students who meet criteria for admission to CMU. Recipients will be recommended by the CMU Alumni Association Board of Directors with final approval by the Director of Alumni Relations.

Charles L. and Mary Fisher Anspach Scholarship
Established in 1994 through a conversion of a loan fund in memory of Central’s distinguished fifth president and in memory of Mrs. Anspach who served the university for 20 years with distinction and grace as the wife of President Anspach (1939 to 1959) for sophomore, junior or senior students with a 3.0 or higher GPA. Contact the Carlin Alumni House for more information.

Charles E. Anthony Scholarship
Established in 1999 by friends and family in memory of Charles E. Anthony, former WCEN owner and prominent Mt. Pleasant businessman, for a journalism major or minor who is an active member of the CM Life staff with a minimum GPA of 2.75.

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The Suzanne and Raymond Baber, Jr. Endowed Scholarship in Teacher Education
Established in 2002 by Suzanne Baber ‘48 and ‘52, retired counselor, and Raymond "Bud" Baber, Jr., retired automobile advertising executive. Proceeds from the endowment will be used to support scholarships for juniors or seniors enrolled in the College of Education and Human Services, Department of Teacher Education, with a 3.0 minimum GPA. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need.

Ruby Leora Balduf Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2002 by the estate of Ruby Leora Balduf ‘28. Proceeds from the endowment will be used to fund a renewable scholarship for a student enrolled in the College of Education and Human Services with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrated financial need.

Sue Schrier Bancroft Endowed Music Fund
Established in 2004 by Sue '72 and Chris Bancroft. Income from this endowment will support the School of Music by way of faculty development, scholarships, supplies and equipment, program support and guest artists and/or guest speakers. When used for scholarships, the recipients will be students who demonstrate outstanding promise in their field as determined by a School of Music scholarship committee.

Fay and Genevieve Barhitte Outstanding Student Award
Established in 1988 by Fay and Genevieve Barhitte for juniors within the Department of Teacher Education and Professional Development.

Stephen Lawrence Barstow Art Scholarship
Established in 1993 through the estate of Stephen Lawrence Barstow for two financially needy art students with particular emphasis in promoting Native Americans into the arts.

Stephen Lawrence Barstow Native American Prize
Established in 1993 through the estate of Stephen Lawrence Barstow for the outstanding art student.

John and Jennie Bastow Scholarship and Olson L. Anderson and Catherine Bastow Anderson Scholarship
Established in 1986 through the estate of Olson and Catherine Anderson for undergraduate students with an above average grade point and need of financial assistance. First preference is given to students from Bay County, MI.

James O. Beard, Jr. Scholarship
Established in 1994 by family and friends in memory of James O. Beard, Jr., CMU '91, who was an accounting instructor and served as faculty advisor for the Student Accounting Society. The recipient must be a senior and a member of the Student Accounting Society.

E.C. Beck English Scholarship
Established by Dr. Earl C. Beck, former chairman of the Department of English, for an English major. First preference is given to juniors and seniors on the basis of scholarship, need and probable teaching success.

Joseph and Selma Bell Scholarship
Established in 1959 by Joseph and Selma Bell of Riverdale, IL, longtime friends of CMU, for worthy and patriotic students.

Frances E. Rogers Benson Scholarship
Established in 1988 by the family of Frances E. Rogers Benson, CMU Life Certificate in 1928, for students with a GPA of 2.8 or higher as selected from East Jordan High School or Charlevoix County high schools.

Biological Station Scholarship
Tuition awards are available to students taking courses at the CMU Biological Station at Beaver Island, MI. Contact the director of the biological station for further information.

Department of Biology Scholarship
Established in 1989 for one freshman and one transfer student pursuing a biology major. Freshmen scholarships are renewable for up to three additional years if eligibility is maintained. Apply within the Department of Biology.

Paul M. Bishop and Family Endowed Award
Established in 2003 by Paul M. Bishop and family. Paul M. Bishop was a 1940 CMU graduate and first established this loan fund in 1972. Members of the Bishop family have been long-time residents of Mount Pleasant and strong supporters of Central Michigan University. Three generations of Mr. Bishop’s family have attended and graduated from CMU – daughters Susan B. Johnston, Lucinda B. McCoy and granddaughter Jennie A. McCoy. This renewable award will benefit a junior or senior enrolled in the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences who is pursuing a degree in social work and who has a minimum GPA of 3.25. First preference will go to a student who can demonstrate financial need.

Duane Mark Bouliew History Award
Established in 1990 by family and friends in memory of Duane Mark Bouliew, CMU senior killed at age 21 in an automobile accident December 16, 1989, for a junior or senior who has earned at least 12 credit hours in history with a minimum 3.25 GPA; has a 3.0 or higher overall GPA; and preferably is a member of CMU’s History Club and Phi Alpha Theta, or active in other campus or community organizations.

Bohannon Family Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 2004 by Lon M. '75 and Vicki J. Bohannon. Income from this endowment will be used to fund a renewable scholarship for full time undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Business Administration and majoring in accounting. Eligible candidates must be in their junior year or higher, demonstrate financial need, maintain a minimum 3.2 GPA in accounting courses and an overall 3.0 GPA.

Duane Mark Bouliew History Award
Established in 1990 by family and friends in memory of Duane Mark Bouliew, CMU senior killed at age 21 in an automobile accident December 16, 1989, for a junior or senior who has earned at least 12 credit hours in history with a minimum 3.25 GPA; has a 3.0 or higher overall GPA; and preferably is a member of CMU’s History Club and Phi Alpha Theta, or active in other campus or community organizations.

Norvall C. and Evelyn Gagnon Bovee Scholarship
Converted in 1995 from a loan fund established in 1971 to commemorate Norvall C. Bovee's 30 years of dedication, service, loyalty and positive effect on CMU as assistant and director of the Keeler Union, business manager, controller and vice president of business and finance between 1940 and December 11, 1970. Annual spendable investment income will be awarded to biology majors studying at the CMU Biological Station at Beaver Island, MI. Application may be made through the Department of the Biology.

Bill Boyden Leadership Award
Established in honor and memory of W.B. ("Bill") Boyden by family members and friends. Bill Boyden well reflected during his lifetime a unique blend of leadership, community concern and involvement, athletic ability and diverse other talents. The purpose of the award is to foster and recognize similar interests and abilities in deserving students.

The Brain Research Laboratory Endowed Award
Established in 2003 by Gary L. Dunbar ’76, chair of the CMU Department of Psychology, and Deborah S. Dunbar ’77. Proceeds from the endowed award will be used to support a student enrolled in the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences who is involved in researching neurodegenerative processes.

William Brehm, Sr. Scholarship
Established in 1988 by William Brehm for a junior or senior pursuing a business administration degree with a major in hospitality services administration.

Brewer-Brown-Marsh Endowed Award
Established in 2004 to honor Patricia Brewer, Lewis Brown and Trena Marsh. Income from the endowment will be used to support a renewable scholarship for a student(s) who graduated from a high school in Michigan and who can demonstrate financial need and commitment to the advancement of African-Americans in the professions.

Reverend Lloyd C. and Ica L. Bronson Memorial Award
Established in 2002 by Larry Bronson, CMU emeritus faculty member, to honor his parents, the Reverend Lloyd C. and Ica L. Bronson. Proceeds from the endowment will be used to establish a renewable scholarship for a senior student enrolled in the College of Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, majoring in English with a GPA of 3.5 or above. Recipient will provide documented work with minority groups and persons from protected groups are encouraged to apply.

Chester J. Brown Scholarship
Established in 1984 by family, friends, and trust of Chester James Brown, '34, and lifelong resident of Isabella County for a student within the Colleges of Communication & Fine Arts or Science & Technology.

Edward C. Brown Award
Established in 1991 by CMU faculty, staff, students and friends in memory of Edward C. Brown, director of CMU Health Services from 1978 to 1990, in recognition of the outstanding leadership he provided to health services, the Division of Student Affairs and the university in general for sophomore, junior or senior students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in health education.

William F. Brown Scholarship
Established in 1986 by friends in honor of William F. Brown, former Mt. Pleasant resident, for a graduating Mt. Pleasant High School or Sacred Heart Academy senior who will be a freshman at CMU.

Mary Lou Bruce Scholarship
Established in 1983 by Lieutenant Colonel Gene D. Bruce and friends in memory of Mary Lou, a dedicated military wife and a valued member of the military science and health education families and Mt. Pleasant community, for a junior, senior or graduate student majoring in health education and health science who has earned a 3.0 or higher GPA.

Donald Oren Bush Scholarship
Established by the family in memory of husband and father, Donald O. Bush, professor of Teacher Education and Professional Development, for a junior or senior early childhood and elementary education major with a 2.75 or higher GPA and financial need.

Marie Donner and Fred R. Bush Scholarship
Established by Fred R. Bush, family and friends in recognition of Professor Bush, former director of the University Theatre, graduate of CMU and member of the faculty for 33 years. Mrs. Bush was a faculty member in the Department of Music for students of fine arts.

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Hugh Calkins Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2002 by the estate of Hugh H. Calkins ‘33. Proceeds from the endowment will be used to fund a renewable scholarship for a student enrolled in the College of Science and Technology, majoring in meteorology with a GPA of 3.25 or higher, and preferably a 3.5 or higher in the required meteorology, mathematics, and physics courses.

Cambridge-Howe-Calkins Scholarship
The Cambridge-Howe-Calkins scholarship honors all the members of the Cambridge, Howe, and Calkins families who have attended Houghton Lake schools. Many of them have gone on to CMU. The scholarship is endowed by the Cambridge Family for an incoming freshman from Houghton Lake High School. The award will be made based on GPA and involvement in school and community activities. The student must live on campus while attending CMU.

Jerry and Felicia Campbell Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 2003 by Jerry ’62 and Felicia Campbell. Jerry is a current member and past chair of the Central Michigan University Board of Trustees and a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board, College of Business Administration. Mr. Campbell is chairman of the board of Republic Bancorp. This endowment will provide funds for incoming freshman who will be participating in the Centralis competition and who intend to pursue a degree in business. Recipients will have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and a composite ACT score of at least 28. Recipients will be expected to join a business student organization, participate in a mentoring program, and reside in the College of Business Administration’s residential college in their freshman year. This scholarship is renewable if recipients maintain a minimum 3.25 GPA and make satisfactory progress toward their major and degree program.

Caponigro Public Relations, Inc. Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2000 by Jeffrey Caponigro ’79, President and CEO of Caponigro Public Relations, Inc. Proceeds from the endowment will be used to establish a renewable scholarship for an incoming freshman majoring in journalism or integrative public relations with an interest in pursuing public relations as a career. The recipient must have demonstrated financial need by university standards and a 3.0 minimum GPA.

Professor Joseph P. Carey Scholarship
Established in 1988 by Colonel Alfred Asch, CMU '50, and Naomi I. Asch of Rockville, MD, in recognition of the positive effect Joseph P. Carey had on students during his career at CMU for a scholarship with preference given to students from Beaverton High School (MI), then Gladwin and Midland counties before other Michigan counties.

Dr. Leslie O. Carlin Scholarship Endowment
Established by Dr. Leslie O. Carlin, a guidance counselor at CMU for 33 years. He and his wife Margo, a housemother, lived in a residence hall for 25 years. The Carlin Alumni House was dedicated to them in 1993. This endowment will provide funds for incoming freshman and community college transfer students who demonstrate financial need. Preference will go to students who, because of family and financial responsibilities, were prevented from participating in extra-curricular activities which might otherwise have qualified them for financial aid. This scholarship is renewable.

Paul G. and Sophia H. Cartwright Scholarship
Established in 1987 by Veronica L. (Cartwright) Telfer, '70, MA '75, and Lawrence Cartwright, '65, MA '74, and Ed.S. '75, in memory of their parents, Paul G. and Sophia H. Cartwright, for a junior or senior pursuing an elementary or secondary education profession.

Ellen Case Honorary Scholarship
Established in 1984 by a friend in honor of Ellen Case, Central State Teacher’s College, '38. Mrs. Case taught in various public Michigan schools including Durand, Midland and Bad Axe.

Eugene C. Chenoweth Debate Award
Established in 1980 through the estate of Eugene C. Chenoweth for undergraduates who exhibit excellence in intercollegiate debate competition. The award is administered by the director of debate and chairperson of the Department of Speech Communication and Dramatic Arts.

Gabriel Chien Memorial Scholarship
Established in 2003 by Florence Chien in memory of her husband Gabriel Chien, who was a history professor at CMU. Proceeds from this endowment will be used to support a student scholarship. The recipient will be a United States citizen enrolled in the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences who has demonstrated a global and historical perspective.

Citizens Insurance Company of America Scholarship
Established in 1989 by Citizens Insurance Company of America, Howell, MI, for a College of Business Administration student who meets eligibility requirements specified by Citizens Insurance Company of America.

Alice J. Wesley Colby and William F. Colby Scholarship
Established in 1998 by Judith Mynsberge in memory of her aunt, Alice Wesley Colby, '35, and William Colby. This scholarship is awarded annually to students, preferably from Bay or Alpena Counties, who have achieved a 3.0 GPA in high school and are in need of financial assistance to pursue a career in teaching.

Off-Campus Programs (formerly College of Extended Learning) Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2001 by alumni and friends of the College of Extended Learning. Proceeds from the endowment will be used to support a scholarship for students enrolled in Off-Campus Programs, with a 3.0 minimum GPA.

Jeanne F. Collins Scholarship
Established in 1986 by Robert John Collins in memory of his wife, Jeanne F. Collins, dedicated administrative assistant to four CMU presidents spanning 23 years.

R. Cedric Colness Vocal Scholarship
Established in 1975 by I. Judith Colness in memory of her husband, Cedric, member of the Department of Music faculty for ten years teaching voice, opera theatre, musical theatre, and voice pedagogy, for a sophomore, junior or senior student majoring in vocal music who exhibits excellence and proficiency in this field.

Cynthia Diane Cordell Scholarship
Established by the family of Cynthia Diane Cordell, a CMU student who was preparing to become a teacher at the time of her death in December 1968, for worthy junior, senior or graduate level students in good standing pursuing a teaching curriculum.

Florence Olive Courville Scholarship
Established through the estate of Florence Courville, a friend of education, for worthy students from Benzie County.

Crawford & Winiarski/Rodney L. Crawford Scholarship
Established in 2000 by Rodney L. Crawford ’77 for a junior or senior outstanding accounting major pursuing a career in public accounting.

Hubert Dixon Crider Scholarship
Established in 1980 by Muskegon Development Company in honor of Hubert Dixon Crider, Muskegon, MI, for a junior or senior in good academic standing with a major or minor in geology. Mr. Crider came to Michigan in 1925 and was responsible for selecting the well site for the drilling of the first major oil discovery in the state of Michigan. Mr. Crider continued to serve the industry for 55 years in his field of geology. Recipient selection is made by a Department of Geology committee.

Bob Currie Scholarship
The Bob Currie Memorial Loan Fund, established in January, 1974, was converted to an endowed fund in 1988 to provide an academic achievement scholarship to a CMU student majoring in physical education with preference given to former swimmers from Dearborn, MI.

Herbert L. and Lillian M. Curry Scholarship
Established in 1995 by Karen Heydenburg and Dennis Curry in memory of their parents with preference for junior or senior IPC majors with a 3.0 or higher GPA, with an emphasis in oratory/debate or speech education and participation in debate, oratory or other forensic activities. Applications may be made through the Director of Forensics.

Nicholas Cuthbert Biology Scholarship
Established in 1993 in memory of CMU Professor Emeritus Nicholas Cuthbert. This merit-based scholarship will be awarded to a signed biology major.

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Dalton-Meisel Grant Scholarship
Established in the mutual will of Frank W. Dalton and Lillian M. Dalton. The Daltons were both CMU graduates who were active in alumni affairs and in Michigan schools.

Levi, Mildred and Rusch Dees Scholarship
Established in 1996 for one senior student majoring in voice who has earned a 3.0 or higher GPA. Application may be made through the School of Music each spring.

G. Roland and Olga Jones Denison College of Business Administration Scholarship
Established in 1983 by CMU graduates Olga Jones Denison (1940) and "Rollie" Denison (1941) in appreciation of the influence of CMU on their lives as alumni and as residents of the city of Mt. Pleasant. Awards are for one or more junior or senior students of the College of Business Administration. Selection of recipients is made by a committee of the College of Business Administration and based on scholarship, citizenship and need.

Charlotte Denman/Elanore Thompson Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2005 by Elanore Thompson in honor of Charlotte Denman. Income from this endowment will be used to support a renewable scholarship for a student admitted to the teacher education program majoring in physical education and pursuing a minor in an academic subject and having a minimum GPA of 3.5. Preference will be given to students who are participating on or working with a CMU varsity athletic team and are not receiving a full athletic scholarship.

Amie Jo and Kellie Sue Dennis Scholarship
This one-year scholarship is awarded as selected by a committee from Beal City High School to a graduating senior enrolling at CMU. The endowment was provided by family and friends of Amie Jo and Kellie Sue Dennis in 1986 shortly after their untimely deaths at ages 17 and 15. Amie Jo and Kellie Sue were active and energetic Beal City High School students.

The Norman C. Dietz Scholarship
The recipient of the Norman C. Dietz Scholarship is to be a non–music major member of the CMU Marching Chippewas who exhibits outstanding leadership and musicianship and whose integrity is beyond reproach.

Claudia B. Douglass Science Education Award
Established in 2004 by Dr. Claudia Douglass, professor of biology at Central Michigan University. Income will be used to support a renewable award for a sophomore, junior or senior who has a signed major or minor in integrated science and is pursuing an elementary education certificate. Recipient must have an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher and a GPA of 3.25 in all science classes (excluding mathematics).

Edana DuGuay Scholarship for French Study Abroad
Established in 1986 by the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures in honor of Dr. Edana DuGuay, former professor of French, for a student majoring in French for the purpose of studying abroad. The award is given on a competitive basis to a junior or senior of high academic standing.

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J. Dean and Betty L. Eckersley Business Administration Scholarship
Established in 1996 as a renewable scholarship for a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior student intending to pursue or major in business administration within the College of Business Administration who has earned a minimum GPA of 3.0 for an incoming freshman or sophomore, a 3.25 for a junior and 3.5 for a senior with financial need as determined by CMU. Preference will be given to students from Isabella County, other counties of Michigan and transfer students from Mid-Michigan Community College who were recipients of the J. Dean and Betty L. Eckersley Scholarship. Application may be made through the College of Business Administration.

J. Dean and Betty L. Eckersley Music Scholarship
Established in 1996 as a renewable scholarship for a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior student intending to pursue or major in music within the School of Music who has earned a minimum GPA of 3.0 for an incoming freshman or sophomore, a 3.25 for a junior and 3.5 for a senior with financial need as determined by CMU. Preference will be given to students from Isabella County, other counties of Michigan and transfer students from Mid-Michigan Community College who were recipients of the J. Dean and Betty L. Eckersley Scholarship. Application may be made through the School of Music.

Leo G. Erickson Excellence in Marketing Scholarship
Established in 1998 in memory of Leo Erickson, emeritus professor of marketing, who distinguished himself through outstanding contributions to marketing education, research, and administration. Endowment earnings will provide an annual merit-based scholarship for marketing students.

Elizabeth Etnire Scholarship for Spanish Study Abroad
Established in 1988 in honor of Elizabeth Etnire, former CMU Spanish professor, advisor and department chairperson, for CMU Spanish teaching curriculum students to study Spanish abroad.

Charlotte B. Evans Scholarship for German Study Abroad
Established in 1988 in honor of Charlotte B. Evans, former CMU German professor and department chairperson between 1977 and 1988, for CMU German majors to study abroad.

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Robert G. Fell Endowed Scholarship
Established in 1986 in memory of Robert G. Fell, former CMU biology professor, for a biology student.

Malcolm H. Filson Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2000 to honor Malcolm H. Filson, former chemistry department chairman. Proceeds from the endowment will be used to establish a scholarship for a second semester sophomore, majoring in Chemistry, with a 3.0 minimum GPA.

Ronald W. and Bernice F. Finch Scholarship
Converted in 1995 from a loan fund established in 1962 to commemorate Ronald W. Finch’s 25 years of dedication, service, loyalty and positive effect on CMU as an alumnus. He received his life certificate in 1924, B.S. in 1932, was head football and track coach, initiator of the relays, head of the physical education department and the first dean of the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation when Central became a university in 1959. The fieldhouse was named in his honor at the request of alumni, homecoming weekend in 1962. Ronald W. and Bernice F. Finch were active CMU supporters for many years. Annual spendable investment income will be awarded to a senior in education with a major or minor in physical education. Application may be made through the Department of Physical Education and Sports.

First Nighters Scholarship
Established in 1991 by members of First Nighters for students who have an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher and a 3.0 or higher in each Theater and Interpretation class. The recipient must have a signed major or minor in TAI.

Frances G. Fitch Art Scholarship
The Department of Art Scholarship established in 1988 was renamed in 1993 to commemorate former art faculty member Frances G. Fitch. Junior or senior recipients with a 3.5 or better GPA in art classes are chosen by members of the Department of Art.

Kelly Lynn Fitzpatrick and Bruce William Wood Scholarship
Established in 1992 by family and friends of two alumni for rotating scholarships for CMU students in broadcast and cinematic arts and journalism.

Mae B. Fleming Award
Established in 1999 by Nancy J. Blay in memory of her mother Nancy Mae Bowers Fleming, former teacher and CMU housemother, for an education major who is active in extra curricular or community activities.

Kendall W. Folkert Award
Established in 1987 in memory of Kendall W. Folkert, former chairperson and professor in the Department of Religion, for a graduating senior who has been admitted to a graduate program in South or East Asian studies or undergraduates pursuing work in South or East Asian studies through a study-abroad program.

E. Evelyn Fuller Memorial Endowed Award
Established in 2001 by the E. Evelyn Fuller ’40 estate. Proceeds from the endowment will be used to establish an award based on financial need, the recipient must be a Michigan resident studying education with a junior class status. The award is renewable one semester only.

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Myron and Hazel Georgia Scholarship
Established in 1990 by William Myron and Hazel Georgia of Harrison, MI, for students pursuing a teaching major in industrial and engineering technology.

William R. Gemma Memorial Award
Established in 1999 in memory of CMU associate professor William R. Gemma, Ph.D., for Health Services Administration and International Administration majors.

Theodore Goosen Award
Established by family and friends in memory of Theodore Goosen, former owner of the Mt. Pleasant Malt Shop, for a junior or senior majoring in marketing or hospitality services administration.

Deborah Baroli Govitz Scholarship
Established in 1995 as a memorial by L. Scott Govtiz and the CMU Department of Marketing and Hospitality Services Administration for students majoring in hospitality services administration with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 who have at least one full semester remaining before graduation. The scholarship is based on full-time enrollment and is not renewable.

Grand Rapids Alumni Award
Established in 2003 by Grand Rapids Area Alumni to support an endowed award for one or more full-time freshman students that reside in Kent and its contiguous counties. Transfer students are not eligible for this award.

Grand Traverse Alumni Chapter Award
Established in 1992 through funds raised by alumni and friends in Grand Traverse County for a full-time freshman (transfer students are not eligible) with demonstrated financial need. Students will be selected from five counties: Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau counties.

Barbara P. Greene Endowed Scholarship in Political Science
Established in 2004 by Sarah and Edward Cohen (daughter and son-in-law) and friends of Barbara Greene. Barbara was a professor and chair of the political science department prior to her death in 2001. Income from this endowment will support a scholarship for students enrolled in the political science department who have interest in state and local government. Recipient must possess a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Preference will be given to a graduate student, followed by a senior or junior.

Edgar L. and Miriam Grim Scholarship
Established in 1965 by family, friends and associates in honor of loyal alumnus, recognized humanitarian, and Michigan Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction, Edgar L. Grim, for junior or senior students pursuing a teaching curriculum.

Les Gruber Scholarship
Established in 1985 by Jacoba Gruber, family and friends in memory of Les Gruber, former professor in the Department of Communication Disorders, for students majoring in communication disorders.

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Hales and Nolan Family Scholarship
Established in 1990 by Glenn R. Hales and H. Marlene Hales, CMU '78, and renamed in 1992 to commemorate Marlene’s parents, Lois and Delbert Nolan, Sr., for juniors or seniors with a 3.0 or higher GPA.

Aaron C. Hall Scholarship
Established in 1984 by family and friends in memory of Aaron C. Hall, CMU Class of 1958, former director of financial aid and admissions counselor between 1965 and 1967, for Holt High School graduates as selected by Holt High School personnel.

Robert D. Hays Award for Excellence in Jazz
Established in 1996 for a sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student considered to be the most improved jazz musician. The recipient will be selected by the School of Music and will presented with this prize at the final jazz concert of the school year.

Rose J. Hogue Scholarship
Established in 1985 in honor of Rose J. Hogue, a professor in the Department of Home Economics from 1919 to 1953, for a junior or senior majoring in dietetics with a 3.0 or higher GPA.

Laurene A. Horiszny Outstanding Student in Early Childhood and Elementary Education Award
Established in 1991 through the estate of Laurene A. Horiszny for students pursuing careers in early childhood and elementary education.

Hostutler Scholarship
Established in 1980 by Kenneth L. and Margaret J. Hostutler, residents of Mt. Pleasant and loyal friends of CMU.

Jeanette R. House Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1998 by family and friends to honor her enthusiasm for learning and to encourage students who are pursuing majors in literature or related subjects. Scholarships will be awarded to CMU students entering their senior year who have declared a major or specialization in literature.

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Independent Order of Odd Fellows Award
Established in 1990 by Mt. Pleasant, MI, Lodge #217 for Michigan residents enrolled at CMU who have earned a 2.0 or higher GPA. Initial gifts to create the endowment were made in memory of former lodge members Roy F. Robison and Harley Philo.

Interdisciplinary Degree Programs Endowment
Established in 2004 by Richard '72 and Mary Lou Hazleton '86. Mary Lou is a retired speech/language pathologist and current member of CMU's Development Board. Richard is president and CEO of The Charles J. Strosacker Foundation in Midland and is retired as Chairman and CEO of Dow Corning Corporation. Income from this endowment will be used to support interdisciplinary degree programs in the College of Communication and Fine Arts including music theatre and integrative public relations for needs such as renewable scholarships, supplies and equipment, program support and guest artist/guest speakers. When used for scholarships, the recipients will be those who demonstrate outstanding promise in their field as determined by the program council.

Irgang Elementary Education Scholarship
Established in 2003 by Dr. Frank J. ’50, and Virginia Irgang. Dr. Irgang is a published author and professor emeritus from San Diego State University. Proceeds from the endowed scholarship will support two students enrolled in the Department of Elementary Education who are interested in pursuing a teaching career. Recipient must possess a minimum 2.7 GPA, be a Michigan resident, and enrolled full time at CMU. The scholarship is not renewable and preference will be given to students graduating from secondary schools in Lapeer County, Michigan.

Frank and Virginia Irgang Scholarship
Established in 1995 by Frank Irgang, CMU '50, and Virginia Irgang for Michigan resident, junior and senior students majoring in industrial engineering and technology. The scholarship is based on full-time enrollment and not renewable.

John N. Irwin Scholarship
Established by friends and family of John Irwin, member of the Department of Music from 1967 to 1976, for advanced piano students deemed worthy and needy of an advanced scholarship.

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L.A. Johns/Isabella Bank and Trust International Banking Scholarship
Established in 2003 by Isabella Bank and Trust in honor of Larry Johns, retired president/CEO/director of Isabella Bank and Trust and former CMU Development Board member. Proceeds from this scholarship will support two to five international students for one semester who are studying banking at Central Michigan University. The scholarship will allow the recipient to enroll in the first session of the Robert M. Perry General Banking School program and perform a one-month banking internship.

J. Edward Johnson Scholarship
Former Mt. Pleasant city commissioner and mayor, J. Edward Johnson, moved from Mt. Peasant to Denver, CO, in 1982. In recognition of his interests and energies dedicated to Mt. Pleasant and well being of CMU, friends established this $1,000 scholarship for a College of Business Administration student bearing a high scholastic average in need of financial assistance to continue higher education.

Dr. Frank D. and M. Virjean Johnson Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2000 by Dr. Frank D. Johnson, ’50, former director of Continuing Medical Education at Central Michigan Community Hospital and his wife M. Virjean, ’51, former elementary teacher, for a sophomore, junior or senior, 3.5 GPA, majoring in chemistry, biology or physics. Alternate year awarded to a science major in teacher education.

Irene F. Jorae Scholarship
Established by Rodney J. Rogers as a loan fund in November, 1966, to commemorate dedicated teacher, friend and counselor who gave 36 years of service to CMU. The fund was converted to an endowed scholarship in 1994 for a student majoring in biology (premedical included) as awarded by the Department of Biology.

Tyrone Jordan Endowment
Established in 2003 by Tyrone Jordan, executive assistant to the president – Metro Area, this endowment will benefit an entering freshman from the city of Detroit who shows an interest in the advancement of minorities in American society and who has a minimum GPA of 2.5.

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Don W. Kelsey Scholarship
Established by family and friends in 1982 for students meeting Board of Trustees' criteria. Don W. Kelsey was instrumental in the development of new materials handling equipment which aided the efforts of our country during World War II. Following the war, Don served the automobile and related industries by providing materials handling and materials storage equipment, which he often designed, through the Don W. Kelsey Company. Mr. Kelsey was a supporter of higher education through annual contributions, and was particularly interested in CMU Special Olympics efforts.

Marianne J. Kerr Scholarship
Established by family and friends in 1982 shortly after her untimely death at age 40 for students meeting Board of Trustees' criteria. Marianne J. Kerr was a dedicated fifth grade teacher at Pullen School in Mt. Pleasant and spouse of former university attorney, J. David Kerr.

Thelma Key Scholarship
Established in 1985 through the estate gift of Thelma Key, Class of 1924 and 1942. Thelma retired from the Grand Rapids public school system in 1966.

Philip Kintzele Accounting Scholarship
Established in 1986 for a non-Centralis Scholar School of Accounting major who has completed at least 75 credit hours and has the highest overall grade point average.

Philip Kintzele Accounting Transfer Students’ Scholarship
Established in 1992 for students who transfer to CMU’s School of Accounting who have earned at least 30 credit hours (six credit hours in accounting).

Leo J. Kipfmueller Endowment Fund for the Summer Remedial Clinics
Established in 2002 by the Department of Communication Disorders to recognize Dr. Kipfmueller’s contributions to the success of summer remedial clinics. After graduating from CMU with a B.A. in 1955 and an M.S. in 1960, Dr. Kipfmueller served 33 years in a number of capacities for the SRC, including student, staff member, faculty supervisor, and director of the program. He worked as a CMU faculty member for 24 years and retired in 1992. Proceeds from the endowment will be used to provide revenue annually to fund scholarships for children without sufficient financial resources to pay summer remedial clinic fees.

Michael J. Kirkpatrick Leadership Award
Established in 1997 by family and friends in memory of Michael J. Kirkpatrick. It will be awarded to a CMU student who has demonstrated exemplary leadership skills in college and/or high school, demonstrated a high level of civic involvement and volunteerism while in college and/or high school, and maintains a high level of involvement with extra-curricular activities at CMU.

Thomas S. Knapp Alumni Field Camp Scholarship
Established in 1986 by the Department of Geology for students with the appropriate background for admission to a summer course in geology.

Arthur Loren Kontio Outstanding Young Biologist Award
Established by Arthur Loren Kontio in 1993 to recognize, encourage and praise the outstanding achievement of young biologists at CMU.

Koopman Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 2004 by Dr. Margaret O. Koopman Joy '26, who taught social science at Central Michigan University. The income from this endowment will fund a renewable scholarship for students who have been accepted in the Teacher Education Program, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and are majoring in one of the social sciences: sociology, political science, economics, history or geography.

Nancy and Ted Kortes Spanish Award
Established in 1993 for students studying in Spain or Latin America. Recipients must have a signed major or minor in Spanish and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA in Spanish classes.

Fredrick and Rosemary Kreft Endowed Scholarship Award
Established in 2003 by Ira ’77 and Anne Kreft. Ira is a current member of the Alumni Board and the Dean’s Business Advisory Council. This renewable scholarship will benefit an incoming freshman who intends to major in accounting. The student must be a resident of one of the following counties: Alcona, Alpena, Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Crawford, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Iosco, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee, Montmorency, Ogemaw, Oscoda, Otsego, Presque Isle, Roscommon or Wexford. The recipient must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and a composite ACT score of 28 or higher.

Olive Hutchinson Kries Biology Scholarship
Converted in 1996 from a loan fund established in 1976 through the estate of Dr. Olive Hutchinson Kries, an esteemed member of the Department of Biology from 1936 to 1960. Spendable investment income will be awarded to CMU biology majors who have completed at least 30 total CMU credit hours prior to application and who have earned a 3.45 or higher GPA based on a 4.0 scale as selected by the Department of Biology.

Ole H. Kristofferson Award
Established as a loan fund by family and friends in 1974 and converted to an endowment in 1990 to commemorate Dr. Kristofferson, former senior member of the first faculty of the Department of Geology, for an award or appropriate equipment to geology students based on merit or achievement.

Mabel and DeWayne Kyser Scholarship
Established in 2004 by Nickolas Kyser and family and friends of Mabel '37 and DeWayne Kyser '35. Income from this endowment will support a renewable scholarship for students enrolled in the College of Education and Human Services and who are admitted to the teacher education program, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and able to demonstrate financial need.

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LaBelle Management Scholarship
Established in 1995 to reward junior hospitality services students for their excellence in either service or academics, and to strengthen the students' education. The selection shall be coordinated through the department chair of Marketing and Hospitality Services Administration.

George N. and Ernestine R. Lauer Scholarship
Established in 1989 by George and Ernestine Lauer in appreciation of CMU and their family for a renewable scholarship for a Michigan resident junior with a 3.0 or higher GPA majoring in mathematics, computer science, speech pathology or English.

Bessie Cooper Lewis Scholarship
Established in 1990 by family members in memory of Bessie Cooper Lewis for a senior who has been accepted into the teacher education program in early childhood and elementary education.

Dorothy Warriner Lewis Scholarship
Established in 1990 by family members in memory of Dorothy Warriner Lewis for a senior who has been accepted into the teacher education program in early childhood and elementary education.

Lichtenfelt Scholarship
Converted in 1988 from a loan fund established in 1967 by Richard J. Lichtenfelt, Jr. and family in memory of Richard, Ruth, and Wendell Lichtenfelt, parents and brother, for a junior or senior with preference given to hotel and restaurant management, law, ministry or K-12 education majors.

Heather Lichtle Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 2002 by friends and family of Heather Lichtle, former CMU student. Proceeds from the endowment will be used to establish a renewable scholarship for a student enrolled in the College of Education and Human Services who has an interest in teacher education and a GPA between 2.7 and 3.5. Applicants must complete an essay describing their reasons and motivation to pursue a career in education.

Leslie and Leonard Lieberman Scholarship
Established in honor of Leslie Lieberman, a specialist in family studies and faculty member at CMU from 1965 until her death in 1992, and Leonard Lieberman, specialist in physical anthropology and faculty member at CMU from 1965 until his retirement in 2004. Applicants must be majors in sociology, anthropology, social work or family studies; have a GPA of 3.4 or better; and be a junior or senior in the semester following application. Recipients are chosen on the basis of excellence in academic performance and writing skills as demonstrated in an essay describing career goals to be submitted with the application. Several awards are made each year and vary from $500 to $1,000.

Elma I. Lighter Scholarship
Established by Miss Lighter, member of the English faculty from 1932 to 1959, to honor students. The recipient must be in good academic standing and active in the university community.

Damon P. Lindley Achievement Award
Established by family and friends of Damon P. Lindley, an executive of Wyandotte Cement Corporation. The purpose of the award is to aid graduating seniors in the Department of Business Information Systems during their final semester. Selection is based on overall academic achievement, initiative and contribution to the department.

Dr. David S and Bernice A. Nelson Lirones Scholarship
The Lirones Loan Fund, established in 1960 to honor parents Mr. and Mrs. Sam Lirones and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Nelson, was converted to an endowed fund in 1988 for a junior student with a 3.0 or higher grade point average with preference given to pre-medicine and osteopathy, teacher education or science majors.

Helen M. Lohr Scholarship
Established in 1987 through the estate of Helen M. Lohr for a student within the Department of Human Environmental Studies.

Lee R. Lyons Prize
Established in 1989 in memory of Lee R. Lyons through a bequest from Charles Maxwell Lyons for a senior with a 3.25 or higher GPA majoring in early childhood and elementary education.

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Jette MacNeil Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 2001 by the Estate of Jette MacNeil ’94, formerly known as Jette Bookless of Rochester Hills. Proceeds from the endowment will be used to support scholarships, room and board, textbooks and other related expenses for students with demonstrated financial need by university standards.

Alan W. Madsen Scholarship Fund
Established in 2000 by Alan W. Madsen ’68, founder and former president of Corporate Personnel Consultants, Inc., and his wife Janet E. Madsen. The scholarship will be awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior in the College of Business Administration with a minimum 2.8 GPA; preference will be given to members of Alpha Kappa Psi national business fraternity.

Gilbert O. Maienknecht Communications Scholarship
Established in 1982 by family, friends and former students for merit scholarships to students in journalism, student media and broadcasting with selection made by the Department of Journalism in consultation with the other two areas. Dr. Maienknecht was a member of the faculty from 1948 until retirement in December 1982. He was founder of both the Department of Journalism and Information Services.

Maroon Coat Society Scholarship
This nonrenewable scholarship was established in 1981 through efforts of the CMU Student Foundation for a full-time junior or senior student active in student organizations. Applications, accompanied by a letter of recommendation from a faculty member, may be made to the CMU Carlin Alumni House.

Linda Jaye Masak Scholarship
Established in 1990 by the parents of Linda Jaye Masak for juniors or seniors majoring in accounting as awarded by the School of Accounting.

Paul Carl Mathis II Scholarship
Established in 1987 in memory of Paul C. Mathis, professor of economics at CMU from 1962 to 1985, for an outstanding student in economics.

Keith L. Maxwell Scholarship
Established in 1984 through the estate of Ellen Mercer Clark Maxwell in memory of her husband, Dr. Keith L. Maxwell, for students in the Department of Communication Disorders.

Jean Mayhew Language Arts Award
Professor Mayhew, member of the faculty from 1952 to 1981, established this for junior or senior Michigan resident students majoring in the field of language arts or an equivalent program in speech communication and dramatic arts based on an overall 3.0 or higher GPA as selected by Department of Speech Communication and Dramatic Arts faculty.

Robert E. McCabe Music Scholarship in Memory of Robert Hohner
Established in 2001 by Robert E. McCabe in memory of Robert Hohner, former CMU percussion instructor. Proceeds from the endowment will be used to establish a scholarship for an approved and active music major whose primary instrument is percussion, with a minimum 3.5 GPA, and demonstrated financial need by university standards.

Robert E. McCabe Scholarship
Established in 1998 by Robert McCabe, '46, for undergraduate or graduate students with a minimum 3.2 GPA and financial need. First preference will be given to students pursuing a degree in journalism. If no qualified candidate is identified, then the scholarship shall be awarded to a student pursuing a degree in liberal arts.

Diane McCann Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2002 by Joseph McCann ‘59, in memory of his wife Diane McCann. Proceeds from the endowment will be used to establish a renewable scholarship for a sophomore level student or higher with a GPA of 2.8 or higher and who is a member of the Central Michigan University Varsity Baseball Team.

Walter W. McCarley, Ph.D., Scholarship
Established in 1986 to provide a scholarship for a student pursuing a teaching career.

Gene and Melissa McKay Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2004 by Gene '82 and Melissa McKay. Gene is a current CMU Development Board member. Earnings from this endowment will be used to support a renewable scholarship for entering freshmen or transfer students with demonstrated financial need, pursuing a degree in the College of Business Administration and who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Edward E. McKenna Academic Excellence Award
Edward E. McKenna served as a faculty member in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work from 1969 to 1992. The scholarship is to be awarded annually to a student or students whose research demonstrates exemplary achievement in sociological research methods. Competition for the scholarship will be held by the sociology department each spring with an application deadline of March 15.

Floyd H. McKibben and Olive Allen McKibben Scholarships
Mrs. McKibben bequeathed two scholarship funds in memory of her husband and herself for a worthy student. Both Mr. and Mrs. McKibben graduated from CMU and were well-known educators in Gratiot County.

Mary Jane Merrill Scholarship
Established in 1969 by parents Elwyn E. Merrill, '44, and Grace Bonnell Merrill, '41, as a tribute to their daughter and her grandfather, Ernest E. Merrill, Ph.D. Mary Jane was a junior majoring in education who lost her life in a car accident October 5. Ernest J. Merrill, Ph.D., was a faculty member from 1921 to 1953 and chairperson of Chemistry and Physics when he retired. Earnings are awarded to second semester junior chemistry majors who have earned a 3.0 or higher GPA and meet other eligibility criteria.

Drayton and Minnie Miley Scholarship
Established in 1981 through the estate of Inez M. Vetter in honor of Drayton and Minnie Miley for a female student majoring in teacher education and professional development.

Evelyn and William Miller Honorary Scholarship
Established in 1990 by William and Delores Miller in honor of his parents, Evelyn and William Miller, '39, for a student with preference given to graduates from Glen Lake High School or Kingston High School, MI.

Kimberly Sue Mills Scholarship
Established in 1988 by parents and friends in memory of Kimberly Sue Mills for a junior or senior student majoring in biology.

MIS Student Award
Established in 1999 by the Department of Business Information Systems for a MIS major with a 3.0 GPA overall and in MIS courses. Preference will be given to members of The Association for Information Technology Professionals (AITP).

Francis and Mary Lois Molson English Education Scholarship
Established in 1997 with a criteria change in 2004, this renewable scholarship was established by Francis and Mary Lois Molson. The recipient will be an undergraduate student with an English major or minor, completing the secondary education certification and who has a minimum GPA of 3.25.

Dorothy G. and Robert E. Monica Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 2003 by Dorothy and Robert Monica, friends of CMU. Proceeds from this endowment will be used to support a scholarship for incoming freshman with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Recipient will be a United States citizen, resident of Michigan, and demonstrate financial need.

Moon Family Scholarship
Established in 1998 in honor of the Martin Moon family of Brunswick, Michigan for graduates of Freemont High School. This scholarship is awarded annually with preference given to incoming freshmen in need of financial assistance, pursuing a degree in teacher education with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Wayne E. Moore Field Trip Award
Established in 2000 for entering geology students to support travel, lodging and other expenses for class and department sponsored field trips.

Wilbur Moore Prize
Established in 1989 in memory of Wilbur E. Moore, founder of what are now known as the Summer Remedial Clinics and the university’s first vice president for academic affairs, for a junior who is enrolled as a major in one of the three departments formerly comprising the Department of Speech and Drama: Speech Communication and Dramatic Arts, Communication Disorders and Broadcast and Cinematic Arts.

Robert and Lura Myers Scholarship
Established in 1997 by Robert and Lura Myers of Lapeer, Michigan for undergraduate or graduate students with demonstrated financial need as determined by the Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid. Preference will be given to students from Lapeer County.

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Lenora Marie Starr Nelson Scholarship
Established in 1985 by Kenneth L. Nelson in memory of his wife and CMU alumna, Lenora, who devoted her life to the field of education teaching both general and special education in many different areas of the country.

Linda Nichols Scholarship
Established in 1985 by family and friends as a memorial to Linda (High) Nichols, CMU alumna and dedicated teacher at Bullock Creek High School in Midland County, for a freshman student residing in the Bullock Creek School District or Midland County. Recipient selection is made by a committee through the guidance department at Bullock Creek High School, 1420 Badour Road, Midland, MI.

Walter P. Nickell Scholarship
Converted in 1995 from a loan fund established in 1973 to commemorate Walter P. Nickell, noted Michigan naturalist, ornithologist and teacher who was awarded an honorary CMU Doctorate of Law degree in 1964. Dr. Nickell was affectionately known as the "Birdman of Cranbrook" and served as a faculty member at the Cranbrook Institute of Science for 33 years. Annual spendable investment income will be awarded to a CMU student pursuing a career in museum natural history. Application may be made through the Center for Cultural and Natural History.

Patricia A. Nixon Scholarship
Established in 1986 in memory of Patricia A. Nixon, former Department of Music faculty member, for a music major.

Colonel William B. Nolde Scholarship
Established as a loan fund in 1973 and converted to an endowment in 1990 for a ROTC cadet. The fund honors Colonel Nolde’s devotion to God, country and family. Colonel Nolde was the last combat casualty of the Vietnam War. He was a graduate and former assistant professor of military science at CMU. Colonel Nolde’s life was characterized by a dedication to peace and rebuilding, with the hope that all mankind would try to understand one another.

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C.W. Olmstead Award in Geography
Established in 1992 by Clarence W. Olmstead, '37, for scholarships or assistantships to Department of Geography students to help them gain appreciation, understanding and experience for geographic research by conducting faculty approved research projects or by assisting faculty in research projects.

Jeanne Opale Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2000 by the estate of Jeanne Opale ’87, CMU alumna. Proceeds from the endowment will be used to establish a scholarship to assist worthy students with one parent or no parents.

Oppenheimer-Mancuso (Lazorshak) Award
Established in 2000 by the Edith M. Lemieux, ’65, Estate for a senior philosophy major who submits an outstanding essay on the subject of the necessity for teaching ethics and/or character development in the elementary grades.

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Wallace Parker Scholarship
Converted in 1995 from a loan fund established in 1963 to commemorate Wallace C. Parker who served CMU as a coach and director of athletics during the early years of the university's development and for his continued interest throughout his lifetime. Annual spendable investment income will be awarded to a CMU health, physical education and recreation student. Application may be made through the Department of Physical Education and Sport.

The Evelyn Hill Pender Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2002 by Paul Pender in honor of his wife Evelyn Hill Pender ‘48, former teacher. Proceeds from the endowment will be used to establish a scholarship for a graduate student enrolled in the Department of Communication Disorders within the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions, and who has a record of academic and clinical excellence. Preference will be given to a student with financial need.

Jacques E. and Helen M. Baer Perry Scholarship
Established in 1988 by Jacques E. Perry, '49, and Helen M. Baer Perry, '50, for a junior or senior majoring in foreign language who has a 3.0 or higher GPA.

Phi Kappa Tau Scholarship
Established is 1994 by CMU Phi Kappa Tau alumni for sophomore, junior or senior Phi Kappa Tau members who have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Applications can be made by March 1 each year through Carlin Alumni House, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859.

Joseph K. Piasecki Academic Excellence Scholarship
Established in 1994 by family and friends in memory of Joseph Piasecki, CMU '68, who died tragically while on the job as a superintendent of the Chelsea School District. The award will be given each semester to an undergraduate Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity member achieving the highest GPA. Piasecki was a member of Sigma Tau Gamma.

Ethel M. Polhemus Scholarship
Established in 1987 through the estate of Ethel M. Polhemus for a student from Greenville High School, MI.

Pontiac Senior High School Scholarship
Earnings provide a scholarship which approximate regular fees for a Pontiac Senior High School student to attend CMU for one to four years.

Dee Pommerenk Women’s Basketball Team Player Award
Established in 2002 by Dee Pommerenk ‘63, former CMU women’s basketball player. Proceeds from the endowment will be used to support the women’s basketball annual budget through the Chippewa Club Athletic Endowment. An annual award will be given to the individual who exemplifies positive attitude, teamwork, and a willingness to contribute to the maximum effort regardless of ability, individual statistics, or class year.

Dr. Glen D. Porterfield Scholarship
Converted in 1988 from the loan fund established in 1967 by family and friends in memory of Glen D. Porterfield, a 1919 graduate and dedicated Houghton Lake, MI, physician. The scholarship is available to a junior or senior based on financial need and academic achievement.

Helen Vowles Porterfield Scholarship
Established in 1984 to provide tuition and fees by family and friends in memory of Helen Vowles Porterfield (Mrs. Glen D. Porterfield), former Mt. Pleasant native who received her CMU Life Certificate in 1919 and B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Michigan. During the 1920’s she taught French and Latin at Mt. Pleasant High School and at Central during summer sessions when Anna M. Barnard was foreign language department chairperson. From 1932 to 1943 she served as social director of Ronan Hall, later moving to Sloan Hall. Helen served as assistant dean of women under Bertha Ronan and taught personnel classes to freshmen. For many years a counselor and friend of students, she never lost her interest in young people.

Roderick A. Powers Scholarship
Established in 1986 by Julia E. Powers in memory of her husband Rod who taught government and economics at Hart High School, MI for 19 years. His love of education will forever be a legacy to his former students. This legacy will also continue in the form of a scholarship to Rod’s alma mater, CMU.

Public Safety Scholarship
Established by the Department of Public Safety officers and staff to provide financial assistance to students.

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G. William Quine Scholarship
Established in 1982 by G. William Quine, '57, for a Michigan resident student in liberal arts without regard to financial need or academic standing.

Millard Quinlan Scholarship
Established in 1999 in memory of Millard J. Quinlan, a teacher-principal in the Newberry school system, for a education major with preference extended to students from the Upper Peninsula in Chippewa, Luce or Mackinaw counties with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

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Lawrence D. Rahilly Scholarship
Established in 1981 by family and friends in memory of Lawrence D. Rahilly, charter member of the CMU Board of Trustees, for a merit and need–based scholarship for a senior in business administration.

Gilbert Rau Oratory Award
Established in 1982 for three students chosen as the best speakers in the annual Gilbert Rau Oratory Contest.

Department of Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services Administration Scholarship
Established in 1988 by the Department of Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services Administration for their majors in the name of G. Patrick Doyle, Donald F. Lutz, Agnes Rainwater and the department.

Cleon C. Richtmeyer Scholarship
Dr. Richtmeyer, former dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, former chairman of the Department of Mathematics and faculty member from 1924 to 1968, bequeathed a scholarship for students majoring in mathematics on the basis of merit. Recipients are selected by a committee in the Department of Mathematics.

William H. Rivard Trombone Scholarship
Established in 1994 in honor of Professor Emeritus William H. Rivard. This scholarship is available to all undergraduate music majors who have maintained high academic standards, made positive contributions to the School of Music ensembles, and displayed an enthusiastic attitude toward studying the trombone.

Joanne Ellis Robertson Scholarship
Established in 1993 by Pauline Ellis to commemorate daughter Joanne, '50, for students who plan to or are working toward a degree in speech and language pathology and meet other criteria as set forth by the Department of Communication Disorders.

Joyce Rohlfs Scholarship
Established by Mr. and Mrs. William E. Rohlfs and Glen Rohlfs in memory of their daughter and sister for junior or senior women who are residents of Midland, Tuscola or Saginaw counties in childhood and elementary education.

Dan and Bobbie Rose Scholarship
Converted in 1995 from a loan fund established in 1973 by family, alumni and friends for Dan's many years of service to the university and community as a teacher, coach and athletic director. Annual spendable investment income will be awarded to a CMU physical education major. Application may be made through the Department of Physical Education and Sport.

Susan Rozman-Delia Memorial Scholarship
Established in 2003 by broadcast and cinematic arts alumni and friends wishing to honor Sue Rozman-Delia ’82. Proceeds from the endowed award will be used to support a student majoring in broadcast and cinematic arts. The recipient must have a 3.0 overall GPA and complete a BCA-sponsored internship.

Joanna M. Russ Memorial Undergraduate Research and Presentation Grant
Established in 2004 by family and friends of Joanna M. Russ, the income from this endowment will be used to support a renewable research and presentation grant. Income may be used for expenses related to research and/or travel to present the results of the students research. Priority will be given to research related to CHARGE syndrome, but other research topics that qualify are autism, autism spectrum disorder and low incidence disabilities such as deafblindness. Recipient must possess a minimum 3.0 GPA and faculty sponsorship.

Grace L. Ryan Scholarship
The Grace L. Ryan Loan Fund established by alumni and friends of the university in honor of Miss Ryan’s years of service was converted to an endowment in 1992 for physical education or business majors.

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Grace Larsen Sagendorf Scholarship
Established in 1999 in memory of Grace Larsen Sagendorf, '39, former Greenville teacher, for an education major in good standing. Preference given to qualified students from the Greenville School System, then to students from Montcalm County, and then to any qualified student.

Jack Saunders Jazz Award
Established in 2002 by retired CMU Marching Band Director and Professor of Horns, Jack Saunders ‘60, ‘65. Proceeds from the endowment will be used to support an award for an outstanding and dedicated junior or senior jazz musician with a positive attitude, who is enrolled in the College of Communication and Fine Arts and the School of Music, and has been accepted for full music candidacy or full time graduate student status.

Kenneth W. and Margaret Cuff Saunders Scholarship
Established in 1989 by family and friends for a junior, senior or graduate student with a 3.5 or higher GPA. Preference is given to English, journalism or physics majors; the scholarship is renewable provided the 3.5 or higher GPA is maintained.

Yda Lou Schultz Scholarship
Established for sophomore, junior or senior students in music education by sisters Frances Steel and Alma Miner and friends in memory of Yda’s long devoted service to CMU and valuable contributions in the fields of elementary music education, special education, Kodaly and Orff.

Lester H. and Jack D. Serier Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Established in 2001 by Maryann Serier in memory of her husband Lester Serier, a former CMU mathematics professor and son, Jack Serier ’64. Proceeds from the endowment will be used to support a scholarship for a Michigan resident with junior or senior status majoring in mathematics with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Preference shall be given to students who demonstrate financial need.

John B. Slater Scholarship
Established through the estate of John B. Slater, former professor emeritus, Department of Industrial Engineering and Technology, for a Department of Industrial, Engineering and Technology junior or senior student.

Irvine N. Smith Scholarship
Established in 1978 by Nancy Page Smith, family, and friends in memory of Irvine N. Smith, a member of the faculty for eight years and director of university theater from 1974 through 1976, for a freshman, sophomore or junior student as an incentive award in acting and/or directing.

Johnie D. Smith Memorial Scholarship
Established in 2003 by the Association of Faculty and Staff of Color to honor Johnie D. Smith ’86, CMU professor of African-American history and constitutional history of the United States. Proceeds from the endowed award will support two students. One student will be an incoming freshman from Saginaw, Midland, or Mount Pleasant. The second will be a current CMU student of sophomore standing or greater. Recipients must have a minimum 2.5 GPA upon applying. Both recipients must be committed to the advancement of minorities in American society; preference will be given to applicants studying or conducting research in the fields of history and/or African-American history.

M. L. Smith Scholarship
Established in 1955 by the Appleblossom Club in honor of Dr. M. L. Smith, former director of field services and head of the rural education department, for a student accepted into the teacher education program with a child development minor. The scholarship may be renewed provided a 3.0 or higher GPA is maintained. Application may be made to the Department of Teacher Education and Professional Development.

Woodward C. Smith Scholarship
Converted in 1995 from a loan fund established in 1967 to recognize Woodward C. Smith for his life-long devotion to education at all levels upon his retirement as CMU vice president. Annual spendable investment income will be awarded to CMU students based on financial need as determined by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Paul G. Smuts Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 2003 by Paul ’62 and Sandy ’61 (Moore) Smuts. Paul retired from DaimlerChrysler in 2002 as vice president of human resources operations and facilities management. This renewable scholarship will support a student enrolled in the College of Business Administration who participates in extracurricular activities, demonstrates financial need, and has a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Paul Spece Award
Established in 1999 in memory of CMU accounting professor Paul Spece, for a junior or senior accounting major.

Richard and Karen St. Andre Endowed Award
Established in 2004 by Dr. Richard '86 and Karen St. Andre. Rich is the associate dean of the College of Science and Technology at Central Michigan University. Income from this endowment will be used to support a renewable scholarship for a junior or senior student enrolled in the College of Science and Technology's Department of Mathematics who is majoring in math and has a minor in CPS or information technology.

Dr. Glenn and Kathryn Starner Homecoming Leadership Award
Established in 1998 by family and friends in recognition of the tireless hours Dr. Starner contributed to establishing a successful homecoming program and developing student leaders at CMU. The awards will be granted to students who are elected by the CMU student body to represent them as the Homecoming Gold Ambassadors.

Stephenson Engineering Scholarship
Established in 1985 by Jo Stephenson and David Schock in honor of Jo’s parents, Betty and Jack Stephenson, for a student pursuing an engineering technology curriculum.

John W. Stressman, Jr. Scholarship
Established by family and friends in memory of John W. Stressman, Jr., former director of financial aid, for a student in the College of Business Administration. The scholarship may be renewed.

Student Army Training Corps Scholarship
The Student Army Training Corps (SATC) Loan Fund established in December 1971 was converted to an endowment in 1988. The SATC was a U.S. Army organization stationed on campus during World War I. Earnings provide an academic achievement award with preference given to children or grandchildren of any United States war veteran.

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Target Corporation Endowed Student Award
Established in 2001 by the Target Corporation. Proceeds from the endowment will be used to establish an award for full-time students who have demonstrated financial need and maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Ethel Nellie Taylor Scholarship
Established through the will of Ethel N. Taylor, '10, for students selected by Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Mae Teeters History Award
Established by V. Mae Teeters and her family in 1985 in appreciation of the opportunity to further her education and to encourage the pursuit of excellence in the study of history. Mrs. Teeters earned a B.A. in 1972 and M.A. in History in 1985 at age 87. Mae Teeters was a prime example of life-long learning, dedicated community service and an inspiration to those who knew her. The endowment will recognize similar people who have a quest for life’s knowledge and historical learning and provide an award to an outstanding history student.

Telephone Pioneers of America, Great Lakes Chapter 90 Scholarship
Established in 1995 for Michigan resident, junior, senior or graduate students within teacher education with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and proven community service. The scholarship is based on full-time enrollment and renewable based on reapplication. First preference will be given to relatives of telephone industry employees or retirees. Application may be made through the Department of Teacher Education and Professional Development.

Harold E. and Nancy N. Telfer Scholarship
Established in 1997 in memory of Dr. Harold Telfer. Dr. Telfer was a professor and department chair in Teacher Education and Professional Development. Nancy is a retired educator from the Mount Pleasant Public Schools. The scholarship is available for juniors or seniors admitted to the Teacher Education Program with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrated financial need.

Steven J. Thatcher Scholarship
Established in 1989 through the estate of Steven J. Thatcher, '70, for an undergraduate with preference given to students from high schools in lonia County.

Thavenet Study Abroad Award
Established in 1999 by Dennis Thavenet, who served as professor in the Department of History from 1967 to 1997, for a junior or senior history student studying abroad, with some preference for study in the Netherlands.

Thavenet Study Abroad Award/History Department
Established in 1999 by colleagues in honor of Dennis Thavenet, who served as professor in the Department of History from 1967 to 1997, for a junior or senior history student studying abroad, with some preference given for study in the Netherlands.

Charles Warren and Denzil Slentz Thornthwaite Scholarship
Established in 1962 as the Denzil Slentz Thornthwaite Memorial Fund by C. Warren Thornthwaite in honor of his wife. Their daughters later made the scholarship a memorial to their parents, both of whom were alumni, for students showing outstanding ability in the fields of climatology, meteorology and geography as well as financial need.

Jean and James Townsend University Theatre Endowment Fund
Established in 2002 by Jean Townsend, Dow Chemical research leader, and James Townsend, retired manager, university relations and recruiting, The Dow Chemical Company. Proceeds from the endowment will be used to provide discretionary resources for the University Theatre program, including the support of student scholarships/financial aid, theatre production equipment and guest artists, in the College of Communication and Fine Arts, Department of Speech Communication and Dramatic Arts.

Tri-Cities Alumni Chapter Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2004 by members of the Tri-Cities Alumni Chapter of Central Michigan University. Income from this endowment will be used to support a scholarship for an incoming freshman who can demonstrate financial need from Midland, Bay or Saginaw counties.

Charlotte W. Trout Award in Human Environmental Studies
Established in 1979 by Mr. and Mrs. George J. (Elinor Trout) Verville for a junior or senior majoring in Human Environmental Studies who gives promise of becoming outstanding in the field and who is dedicated to preservation of the family. Selection is made by members of the department.

Lem Tucker Journalism Scholarship
Established in 1997 to honor the late Lemuel Tucker, an African American and CMU alumnus who made an enormous contribution to journalism, to promote the participation and success of minorities in print and electronic media. Scholarship candidates must be a senior in high school with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, and have a minimum 18 on the ACT or minimum of 850 on the SAT. Preference is given to Michigan residents.

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Robert Dale Ullom Baseball Endowment
Established in 2004 by Robert Ullom '57. Income from this endowment will support the CMU Baseball program with a renewable scholarship and/or operational budget. Preference will be given to a CMU baseball student athlete, of at least sophomore status and who possesses a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Katherine Ardis Ux Endowed Award in Art
Established in 2001 by Evart and Dorothy Ardis in honor of his sister Katherine Ardis Ux, former art department faculty member and accomplished artist. Proceeds from the endowment will be used to support one annual award for a senior majoring in art and who intends to pursue further study or conduct research in the field of art in a master’s program or other type of structured art program.

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Ernest E. and Phyllis L. Vegter Scholarship
Established in 1984 by family and friends of the late Ernest E. Vegter for graduating seniors of Bay City, MI, public high schools who desire to pursue a career in teaching secondary education.

Velser/Prasad Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2005 by Dr. S. Benjamin Prasad, a retired CMU professor of management and law. Income from this endowment will support a renewable scholarship(s) for a junior or senior who is enrolled in the College of Business Administration majoring in international business, has a minimum GPA of 3.25, and is a citizen of the United States.

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Wakely Associates Teacher Education Scholarship
Established in 2004 by Wakely Associates, Inc. of Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Income from this endowment will support a renewable scholarship for a junior student enrolled in the teacher education program who can demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to students graduating from a specific list of Michigan schools. The list may be obtained from the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Sydney and Mary Walston Award
Established in 2000 by Dr. Sydney Walston and his wife Mary Walston, both professors in the Department of Health Promotion and Rehabilitation, for a junior or senior, 2.5 GPA, majoring in school or public health education, to support learning through attendance and participation at state, national or international professional conferences.

John E. Warriner Scholarship
Established in 1987 through the estate gift of John Edward Warriner, author of Warriner’s Handbook of English and a six volume series titled English Grammar and Composition, for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in the humanities and social sciences. John was the son of Eugene C. Warriner, former CMU president.

War Years Reunion Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2001 by generous contributions from Central Michigan University classes of 1946 – 1951 in honor of World War II Veterans. Proceeds from the endowment will be used to support a scholarship for a student who is a United States citizen with preference given to those students who can substantiate lineage to a World War II Veteran. Students must have a demonstrated financial need by university standards and solid academic standing.

Michael Waske Scholarship
Established by Mrs. Michael Waske (Dorothy Wright, '51) in memory of husband, Michael, '51, for students in need of financial aid with preference given to students from the Marlette and Sandusky areas.

Ruth M. M. Wesley Scholarship
Established in 1998 by Judith Mynsberge in memory of her aunt, Ruth M. M. Wesley, who graduated from Central State Teachers College with a "lifetime" certificate in 1933. This scholarship is available for students from the Bay County area with financial need who are pursuing a teaching career.

George R. Wheeler Scholarship
The loan fund established in honor of Mr. Wheeler’s career as chairperson of the Department of Conservation and Agriculture from 1947 to 1960 was converted to an endowment in 1993 for a student pursuing studies in outdoor environmental education, ecology or conservation.

Edward H. Whitmore and Stephen H. Whitmore Mathematics Scholarship
Established by family and friends to commemorate the lives of Edward Hugh Whitmore and Stephen Harper Whitmore for senior students who have earned a 3.6 or higher in their mathematics major. Dr. Edward Whitmore was a mathematics professor between 1965 and his retirement from CMU in December, 1987. He served as department chairman from 1965 to 1974 and from 1976 to 1982. Stephen Whitmore, son of Edward, was a partner with the New York law firm of Berlack, Israels, and Liberman. He specialized in the areas of corporate finance and securities law.

Craig Whitney Scholarship
Established through the estate of Mrs. Roxanna M. Whitney, widow of Clayton A. Whitney, '09, and former chairman of the geography department of State Teachers College at LaCrosse, WI.

Helen A. and W. Lyle Willhite Scholarship
Established in 1986 by Mrs. W. Lyle Willhite, daughter Maryhelen, colleagues and friends in memory of W. Lyle Willhite, first dean (1960 to 1976) of what is now the College of Business Administration and a professor of finance.

Louise A. Williams Endowed Award
Established in 2003 by Jane McNamara and Louise A. Williams, retired physical education and sport professors. Proceeds from the endowed award will be used to support a student with junior- or senior-class standing who has declared a major in a health professions area and who has a GPA of 3.5 or higher. First preference will be given to a student who is a resident of Isabella County.

Paul I. Willwerth Brass Endowed Award
Established in 2002 by Phi Mu Alpha, a music academic group, and Patricia G. Willwerth, in honor of her husband, Paul I. Willwerth, former faculty member. Proceeds from the endowment will be used to support a scholarship for an undergraduate student enrolled in the School of Music within the College of Communication and Fine Arts pursuing a bachelor’s in music or music education degree. The recipient must have reached 300 level music candidacy and study a brass instrument with a minimum 3.5 GPA.

Lillian M. Winsor Scholarship
Established in 1977 by a friend of CMU for students within the College of Business Administration who are gainfully employed during the academic year. The scholarship may be renewed provided the student maintains a satisfactory academic average and continues to be employed.

Harvey E. Wood Education Award
Established in 2000 in memory of Harvey E. Wood ’51, former teacher and principal at Holt High School. The award is for a Holt graduate with a minimum 3.25 GPA, an interest in education, and who demonstrates financial need by university standards. Submission of a one-page biographical letter of application indicating involvement in extracurricular activities is required.

Kenneth Wright Physics Scholarship
Established in 1998 by the sons of Kenneth Wright, '34, a CMU physics teacher for over 30 years, for a third-year student with a declared major in physics, a minimum 3.5 GPA in classes offered by the physics department, and a minimum 2.5 GPA overall.

Wilbert Wright Endowed Memorial Award
Established in 2001 by Geraldine Wright ’77 in memory of her husband Wilbert Wright, Ph.D., former member of the CMU Counseling Center staff. Proceeds from the endowment will be used to establish an award for full-time, first-generation college students with junior or senior status majoring in psychology with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Daniel E. and Mildred G. Wujek Award
Established in 1999 by CMU biology professor Daniel Wujek '61 and his wife Millie '89, for biology graduate students.

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Harold Zeoli Award in Computer Science
Established in 1988 by family, colleagues and members of the Department of Computer Science in memory of Dr. Harold Zeoli, who was instrumental in introducing the study of computer science at CMU, for students majoring in computer science.

Dr. Habib A. Zuberi Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2000 by Dr. Habib Zuberi, Ph.D., professor emeritus, and Rosemary Zuberi. Proceeds from the endowment will be used to establish a scholarship for a junior, senior or graduate student enrolled in the College of Business Administration and majoring in economics with a 3.3 minimum GPA.

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