Campus Scholarships

Adult Non-Traditional Student (ANTS) Scholarship
This scholarship was established to support students that enroll in classes after the traditional college ages of 18-24. In many cases, these students are juggling additional life demands including maintaining a job and raising a family. Additional Criteria:  Students 25 years of age and older.

George Apostolakis Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1984 by the Eastern Ohio Automobile Dealers Association in memory of George Apostolakis. George was a community leader and founder of the local Apostolakis Honda and Mazda automobile dealership. Additional Criteria:  Trumbull County resident.

Atkinson-Hoobler Scholarship
This scholarship was established by George and Betsy Hoobler to support student tutors. Betsy, an Emeritus Professor of English, has been credited with creating the Kent State Trumbull Skill Center. The Atkinson name has been included in memory of George's late mother. Additional Criteria:  Sophomore status or later, employed as a student tutor.

AVI Food Systems Scholarship
AVI Food Systems, located in Warren, Ohio, and founded in 1960, has evolved into one of the most respected and trusted food service companies in the nation. AVI supports the local community in a number of ways including higher education.

Edith Bainbridge Memorial Scholarship
Edith Bainbridge was a Warren native employed by Packard Electric that was devoted to her family and church. Even though she never completed high school, Edith supported children and education. She established the scholarship to provide opportunities to students that were never available to her. Additional Criteria: Available for new freshman.

Guy Bluford Scholarship
Dr. Guion S. Bluford is recognized as the first African American astronaut to fly in space. A scholarship was established in his honor to encourage under represented students to pursue a career in science, engineering and technology. Additional Criteria:  Minority student pursuing a degree in Science or Math, minimum GPA of 2.5.

Jack L. Brizzi, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Dr. Mary A. Turzillo is an Emeritus Professor of English from Kent State University at Trumbull. She has created a scholarship in the arts in memory of her son. Additional Criteria: Undergraduate student in the arts.

Christman Family Scholarship for Nursing
Sandra L. Christman is an Emeritus Professor at the Kent State Trumbull. The scholarship has been created to honor members of her family. Her sister, Carole Botkin, embarked on a nursing career as a non-traditional student after raising eight children. Her brother, Tom Christman, was a student at Kent State University that died in an auto accident. The scholarship also honors Sandra's parents, James and Ethel Christman. Additional Criteria:  Nursing student, 30 years of age or older entering sophomore year, minimum GPA of 3.5, preference given to applicants with children or who are single parents.

Luise Finney Young Memorial Scholarship
Luise Finney Young was a member of the Ohio Music Teachers Association and graduate of the Dana Musical Institute when it was located in Warren. Music was her life as she taught piano lessons to hundreds of students throughout Trumbull County. The scholarship supports students with an interest in music and fine arts. Additional Criteria:  Trumbull County resident, preference given to students participating in a music or fine arts program.

George Gentithes Memorial Scholarship
George Gentithes was President of the former Area Betterment Council. The scholarship recognizes his unselfish service to the Trumbull County community. Additional Criteria:  Trumbull County resident pursuing a degree in political science or pre-law.

Dr. Irene Gianakos Psychology Scholarship
Irene Gianakos is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the Kent State Trumbull. A scholarship in her name signifies her commitment to her students and the field of psychology. Additional Criteria:  Psychology major, full-time student at junior standing or later.

Charles R. and Mary E. Holton, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in the memory of Charles and Mary Holten, former Warren residents that supported education and the local hospitals. Additional Criteria:  Nursing students admitted into the BSN program, preference given to Howland High School graduates and Trumbull County High School graduates.

Home Savings Business Scholarship
Home Savings has been committed to reinvesting in the local community with a focus on educational programs and disadvantaged children. This scholarship was established through the Home Savings Charitable Foundation to support students pursuing a business degree. Additional Criteria:  Trumbull County resident having completed first year studies in the Business program.

William C. Horton Memorial Scholarship
Born on July 23, 1933 in Warren, Horton was a local businessman and community leader. He was the owner/operator of Horton Electrical Contracting Inc., for many years, before retiring in 1997. Horton's passion for the community was displayed through his countless hours committed to volunteer organizations. Horton passed away on August 28, 2013. Additional Criteria: Trumbull County resident pursuing a degree in business with consideration given to students that are involved in volunteer activities.

Michalene Hughley Scholarship
Michalene Hughley attended Kent State Trumbull and Youngstown State as a single mother raising two children.  Her schooling led to a career as a social worker with various county and state agencies.  She feels strongly about helping others since many people have helped her along the way.  She has established a scholarship as a way to give back. Additional Criteria: Student must be a single parent.

Huntington Bank Scholarship
Huntington Bank, founded in 1866, maintains 660 branches across six states with its headquarters based in Columbus, Ohio. Through annual contributions and volunteerism, Huntington fully supports the communities in which they serve, providing access to a greater quality of life. Additional Criteria:  Trumbull County resident, sophomore status or later, qualifying for financial aid.

Invisible Struggles Scholarship
"Invisible Struggles: Stories of Northern Segregation" is a documentary that was created to tell the story about civil rights and racial segregation in Warren, Ohio from 1954-1964. Created by Kent State faculty and students, the documentary first aired on PBS in February 2007 as part of Black History Month. A scholarship was established in recognition of this community project to provide opportunities to minority students. Additional Criteria: Warren area minority student in a diversity program.

Ann H. and Robert T. Izant, II Memorial Scholarship
The Izants were key contributors within Trumbull County. Robert practiced real estate law for the former Trumbull Savings and Loan Company while Ann was a dedicated community volunteer actively involved with the local Red Cross and the TMH Women's Auxiliary. Both were great advocates for higher education and the Kent State Trumbull and created a scholarship endowment to support students.

Nikki Keyser Memorial Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship was established to honor the life of Nikki Keyser to assist nursing students at the Kent State Trumbull. Additional Criteria:  Nursing student in the BSN program that has completed 30 credit hours.

The Ralph and Marion Gillmer Kroehle Memorial Scholarship
The Kroehle Family has long been community leaders and established a scholarship to benefit future students at the Kent State Trumbull. The late Ralph Kroehle was President of the former Peerless Electric Company while the late Marion Gillmer Kroehle was well known in the local arts and healthcare community.

Jeanette Jackson Memorial Scholarship
The Kroehle Family have long been community leaders and maintain a found that supports local initiatives. Jackson was a colleague and close friend of Margaret Kroehle Dennison. A scholarship has been created in Jackson's memory after her untimely death. Additional Criteria: Minimum GPA of 2.5 and must qualify for financial assistance.

Dr. John S. Latcham Memorial Scholarship
John Latcham retired from Kent State University as professor emeritus after 28 years of service. He taught political science and economics at the Kent State Trumbull. Through his lifelong commitment to education, he bequeathed a scholarship that was established upon his passing. Additional Criteria:  Full-time student enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Larry Lawrence Memorial Scholarship
Larry Lawrence was an active member of the theater program at the Kent State Trumbull. He was best known as a prankster that had a way to make people laugh. His most memorable performance was his portrayal of Michael in The Boys in the Band, just two weeks prior to passing away from Hodgkin's disease. In his memory, a scholarship has been established to support theater students at the Kent State Trumbull. Additional Criteria:  Students involved in the theater program.

Life Share Scholarship
LifeShare Community Blood Services is a community-focused nonprofit organization committed to providing a safe and adequate blood and component supply for patient healthcare in Northeast Ohio. Through annual blood drives at the Kent State Trumbull, LifeShare supports students by awarding multiple scholarships each year. Additional Criteria:  Full-time student. Application available in late Spring. Essay required.

Ruth Linamen Memorial Scholarship
A life-long resident of Warren, Ruth Linemen received both a bachelors and Master's degree from Kent State University. She worked for much of her career in the Warren City School system and last served as principal at the Henry H. Alden School. The scholarship represents the care for students that Ruth showed throughout her life. Additional Criteria:  Female resident of Trumbull County, preference for non-traditional student pursing a degree in education.

Paul E. Martin Memorial Scholarship
During his lifetime, Paul Martin maintained a commitment to community service with a focus on higher education and support of the Kent State Trumbull. In his professional career, he founded the former Martin Chevrolet Dealership in Warren in 1958. The scholarship continues his commitment to the Kent State Trumbull and students in the local community. Additional Criteria: Trumbull or Mahoning county residents. Preference given to business majors.

John and Dorothy Masternick Nursing Scholarship
John Masternick was a pioneer in the nursing industry until his passing in 2009. Along with his wife, Dorothy, they developed and operated more than 20 nursing homes under the Windsor House name. Through their foundation, a scholarship has been established to support future students pursuing a career in nursing. Additional Criteria:  Nursing student.

Hazel B. Oehler Memorial Scholarship
Hazel Oehler was one of the area's best known civic and community leaders with involvement in numerous organizations including the YWCA, Trumbull County Community Chest, United Way, American Red Cross, Girl Scouts, and Warren Civic Music Association. Her husband, Dr. Irving Oehler, established the scholarship in her honor and memory upon her death in 1976. Additional Criteria:  Non-traditional female student 25 years of age and older.

Trumbull County Private Industry Council Foundation Scholarship
The Private Industry Council connected youths and adults to educational and employment opportunities in Trumbull County until its closing in 2000. At that time, a scholarship endowment was established to benefit area students pursuing higher education that are in need of financial support. Additional Criteria:  Student must demonstrate financial need, Trumbull County resident.

Nelson and Claudia Reel Medallion Scholarship
A lifelong resident of Trumbull County, Claudia Reel graduated from the Kent State Trumbull with an Associate Degree in business that helped to advance her career at Delphi Packard Electric. She established a scholarship that also recognizes her late husband so that area students have an opportunity to receive a college education. Additional Criteria:  Trumbull County resident.

Nancy M. (Johnson) Resh Memorial Scholarship
Professor Nancy M. (Johnson) Resh was a well-loved NTT Professor of American Sign Language at Kent State Trumbull before her untimely death. She is best remembered for her exceptional teaching, her passionate community service and above all, her ability to unite members of the deaf and hearing communities both within and outside of the classroom environment. Eligibility for this scholarship includes: Must be a Kent Trumbull student and undergraduate student at any class level, must be taking at least  six credit hours at Kent Trumbull during semester for which the scholarship is awarded, must have a 3.0 or higher GPA, must be a student pursuing a major in ASL, Deaf Education or ASL/English Interpreting or a Deaf student pursuing any major, may be a Deaf or Hearing student according to the guidelines stated above. Deadline: April 1, 2014. Complete information and application details are available here.

Clydus F. Sells Memorial Scholarship
Clydus F. Sells, community leader and businessman, was employed at Republic Steel for 42 years. He served as Chairman of the Warren Area College Committee which was created in 1962 and provided the impetus for establishing the Kent State Trumbull that opened in 1970. The scholarship recognizes his lifetime service and contributions to the campus.

Kathryn Sines Single Parent Scholarship
Kathryn L. Sines earned an Associate of Applied Business (BMRT, '88), a BBA in Human Resources, Cum Laude ('91) and a Masters of Business Administration ('93) from Kent State University. She began her college studies as a Non-Traditional Adult Student and a single parent.  Her commitment to Kent State is very strong and she was instrumental in the Adult Non-Traditional Students (ANTS) scholarship endowment. It is her desire to support single parents attending the university. Additional Criteria: Student must be a single parent.

Surya Srivastava Memorial Scholarship
Surya Srivastava was a Professor and Assistant Dean at the Kent State Trumbull. He immigrated to Ohio from Lucknow, India in 1970 and committed his career to education. The scholarship was created in his memory. Additional Criteria:  Full-time student, Trumbull or Mahoning County resident, preference to student pursuing a degree in science.

Violet E. and Angelo L. Strabley Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established to support non-traditional female students in memory of Violet and Angelo Strabley. Additional Criteria:  Non-traditional female student 25 years of age and older.

Van Huffel Nursing Scholarship
The Van Huffel family name is connected to the area's industrial past. Employing a work force of 1,200 in 1962, the Van Huffel Tube Corporation was the fourth largest employer in Warren at the time. The company was purchased by Youngstown Sheet and Tube in 1967. Parents Isadore and Elizabeth Van Huffel created a family foundation that still benefits the local community today. Additional Criteria:  Nursing student.

Warren Chamber Foundation Scholarship
The Warren Chamber Foundation was established in 1991 with an Educational, Civic and Cultural division that funds programs and projects that promote the cultural advancement, the development of civic pride and spirit and the maintenance and enhancement of educational opportunities throughout the city of Warren and Trumbull County. Additional Criteria: Student must be a resident of Trumbull County attending Kent State Trumbull.

Warren Kiwanis Scholarship
The Warren Kiwanis are a local service organization committed to supporting the community. Through their annual Turkey Trot fundraiser, a 2 mile and 5 mile race held on Thanksgiving Day at the Kent State Trumbull, scholarships are created to assist area students. Additional Criteria:  Preference given to Warren resident. Additional Criteria: Non-traditional student, 25 years of age or older. Graduate of a Trumbull County high school. Must have completed 30 hours.

Milton I. Wick Memorial Scholarship
Milton I. Wick, founder of Wick Communications, dedicated his life to the field of journalism and publishing. In 1926, Milton and brother Jim purchased the Niles Daily Times. The company, now based in Arizona, consists of 32 newspapers and 23 specialty publications across 13 states. A scholarship was established to assist students pursuing a career in writing and communications. Additional Criteria:  Student pursuing a degree in Journalism, English, or Applied Communications, preference given to student writing for campus newspaper.

Bill and Pat Wonders Memorial Scholarship
The scholarship was established to support non-traditional students in memory of Bill Wonders and Pat Dailey. They first met and fell in love in 1941 while she was attending Kent State University and both were working in Warren, Ohio. After taking time off for marriage and to raise five children, Pat returned to Kent State at a Trumbull County branch at Warren G. Harding High School. Upon earning a Bachelor's degree in 1959 and a Master's degree in 1965, Pat taught in the Warren City Schools for more than 20 years. As a tool and die maker in local steel plants, Bill fully supported and encouraged her educational pursuits. Additional Criteria: Non-traditional student 25 years of age and older, graduate of Trumbull County High School and must have completed 30 credit hours.

Kent State Trumbull Scholarships: Faculty and Staff, Advisory Board, General Funded
There are a number of campus scholarships that are available to all students that meet the general scholarship criteria.

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Scholarship contact:

Sarah Helmick
Assistant Director, Enrollment Mgt. &
     Student Services
330-675-8961 | shelmick@kent.edu

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