Want to be recognized as a recipient of a CUKC scholarship? You’ll first want to see what scholarships CUKC offers that might be right for you.
“I am excited to have a complete list of existing and new scholarships for students to apply to,” Jessica Ramirez, vice president of university advancement, said. “They can check out the scholarship website for an overview, which is cleveland.edu/alumni/cleveland-foundation-giving/scholarships-memorials/.
Now is a good time to review the descriptions of scholarships available and determine which scholarships make sense for them, Ramirez said. For the coming academic year, $100,000 in scholarship funds will be awarded. The $100,000 is in line with CUKC celebrating 100 years of continuous operations in 2022.
The application window will be open from Aug. 1 through Oct. 15, 2022. On Aug. 1, visitors to the website will have access to an application link. An announcement of the link’s availability will be promoted on CUKC social media and as a news item.
Recipients are recognized at the Cleveland College Foundation Awards Banquet, held each December. In 2021, 52 students receiving scholarship awards for the 2022 academic year, a 20% increase over 2020.
Among the scholarships available:
Miss Helen King Boyer was an accomplished and internationally known printmaker and toy designer. She was a patient in the Health Center from 1988-1995, and because she was so impressed with the health care she received, she left a sizeable donation to the University in her estate. The University established a scholarship in her name with her gift.
A renewable scholarship of $1,000 or more to any CUKC student with a Veterans Administration Chapter 35 designation with a financial need. Chapter 35 designation refers to a dependent of a veteran who has been identified as 100% disabled, died during service, was categorized as missing in action, was captured in the line of duty, or was held by a hostile force.
Dr. Raymond E. Boring graduated from Cleveland-Kansas City in 1966 and maintained an active chiropractic practice until his death in 2004. Ray habitually gave back to the college and the chiropractic profession, serving as a director of the Cleveland Foundation, a member of the Board of Trustees, and president of the Alumni Association. The college received a sizeable portion of Dr. Ray’s estate when he died and used the assets to start a memorial scholarship fund.
Dr. Chuck Eddy was a 1970 Cleveland Chiropractic College (now CUKC) graduate and, along with his wife, Donna, was a devoted supporter of chiropractic and the university, serving as Chair of the Board of Trustees for many years. Eddy put himself through school with his musical performances.
The scholarship is for a chiropractic student with a first preference of a student who is also a professional musician. The second preference is for the scholarship to be given to a student who is a musician or vocalist. The third preference is for the scholarship to be awarded to a previous musician or vocalist. The student must maintain a 2.5 GPA.
Dr. Richard Walford graduated from Cleveland University-Kansas City (Cleveland Chiropractic College) in 1984. He returned to his beloved Colorado Springs, where he continues his successful sports-oriented chiropractic practice of working with high school and college athletes and families over the past 37 years. Dr. Walford’s career has included working at the Olympic Training Center, and because of his influence, there are now permanent chiropractors at the three Olympic Training Centers.
The scholarship is available to a chiropractic student who demonstrates academic achievement and a commitment to service to others.
Spouses Dr. Ralph Cardin, a 1996 Cleveland Chiropractic College alumnus, and Dr. Heather Cardin, a 1997 alumna, established the scholarship.
The scholarship is awarded to a 1) single parent in the B.S. or D.C. programs and 2) with a minimum GPA of 2.5 cumulative in good academic standing, and 3) requires submission of an essay detailing why the student decided to become a chiropractor, as well as the challenges and rewards of being a single parent in the B.S. or D.C. programs.
Dr. Elizabeth Maddy was a 1954 Cleveland Chiropractic College (now CUKC) graduate. From humble beginnings, her parents owned and operated a penny candy store in the Brush Creek area of Kansas City. Upon her death, she bequeathed more than $300,000 to the Cleveland Foundation for a perpetual student scholarship fund. She was a memorable and very generous woman.
The scholarship is available to a female chiropractic student who demonstrates academic achievement and a commitment to service to others.
Dr. Ethelbert Stalling graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic College in 1941. She practiced in Pleasant Hill, Missouri, and was one of Cleveland’s most cherished volunteers. She held every office on the Alumni Board at one time or another and was a member of the Cleveland Board of Trustees until her death in 1994. In a final act of kindness and support, Dr. Stalling gave a sizeable portion of her estate to the Cleveland Foundation to establish a scholarship fund.