Endowed Scholarship Established in Memory of Dr. Roxanne Burns | Kent State University

Endowed Scholarship Established in Memory of Dr. Roxanne Burns

Family honors the late Dr. Roxanne Burns with financial gift

East Liverpool – Kent State University at East Liverpool received a gift of $25,000 from the family of the late Dr. Roxanne Burns to establish an endowed scholarship. Burns was a longtime biology professor on the East Liverpool Campus who helped organize several activities on campus, including the annual Environmental Justice Conference, and was active with numerous student organizations. 

The Dr. Roxanne Burns Endowed Scholarship was created through a monetary gift from Emily Burns, daughter of the late professor. The scholarship will be awarded to a second-year student, with a minimum 3.0 grade point average and enrolled full time as a biology or science-related major on the Kent East Liverpool Campus.

“The scholarship committee will also consider an applicant’s community service, financial need and a demonstrated passion for biology and/or science,” explained Leonard Koshinski, director of advancement for the Kent State Columbiana County campuses. “We are sincerely grateful to the Burns family for the generous way in which they continue to support learning on our campus.”

Emily Burns received a bachelor’s of science degree in education from Kent State University in 2003 and a master of education in rehabilitation counseling in 2006. She is employed by Penn State University in State College, Penn.

Last spring, the Student Government Organization on the East Liverpool Campus initiated several fundraising activities and raised nearly $2,000 that will be added to this scholarship funding.

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POSTED: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 2:05pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 1:34pm