In a December event that’s always full of good cheer and delivers financial good news, 53 CUKC students were honored with scholarship awards during the 2023 Cleveland University-Kansas City and Cleveland Foundation Fund Scholarship Awards Banquet. Nearly 200 students, family members, donors, faculty, and staff attended the Dec. 1 event.
Jessica Ramirez, vice president of advancement, announced that a total of $70,000 was distributed, representing 37 scholarships administrated by the Cleveland Foundation Fund.
In addition, other scholarships were donated by organizations such as the Spencer C. Duncan Make it Count Foundation, which supports our student veterans, and the Heart of America Patriot Foundation, which provides scholarships to students with the Chapter 35 designation. Chapter 35 eligibility includes students who are dependents of a U.S. Armed Forces veteran or a service member who has died, was captured, injured in the line of duty, or is missing.
Dr. Timothy Meng ’66, chairman of the Cleveland College Foundation and member of the Board of Trustees, provided the welcome for the evening event. Meng is a second-generation chiropractor and father of a third-generation chiropractor.
“The Cleveland College Foundation exists to financially support the University’s mission of education, scholarship, and service and sustain the rich history of Cleveland University-Kansas City, which is starting its second century this year,” Meng said. “The University and the Foundation are sincerely grateful for the generosity and investment in CUKC students.”
To become eligible for an award, students must apply for any scholarships for which they were eligible, which includes submitting an essay. A faculty and staff scholarship committee reviews each year’s applications and essays. The recipients are announced at the annual Scholarship Banquet, and the scholarship amounts apply to the student’s upcoming academic year.
“It was a wonderful event, and I know all the donors, employees, and guests were excited to celebrate these students,” Jalonna Bowie, CUKC director of campus and alumni relations, said. “It’s our goal to have as many students apply as possible. We hope to continue, if not increase, the amount of scholarships awarded next year.
Descriptions of the Cleveland Foundation scholarships and eligibility requirements can be found here.
CUKC President Dr. Carl S. Cleveland III presented the awards, followed by commemorative photos of students with their donor or CUKC representative.
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP
DR. JAMES C. ANDERSON FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
ANDREW SLAVIK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
BECKLEY FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
BUELL O. BORING MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
CAROL FOSTER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
CHIRO ONE/MYOCORE SCHOLARSHIP
CUKC AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
CUKC DIVERSITY CHAMPIONS SCHOLARSHIP
DOROTHEA TOWNE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
CHARLES A. & DONNA EDDY SCHOLARSHIP
GORDON HEUSER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
EDWIN C. MCKENZIE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
ELIZABETH J. MADDY SCHOLARSHIP
GERRED FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
HELEN KING BOYER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
JAMES & MARY FRAY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
KLINGINSMITH FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
LESTER L. MENG FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
MARTIN FAMILY NATIVE AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP
MARVIN FAMILY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
MATTHIAS FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
MICHAEL PENNINGTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
RAYMOND E. BORING MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
SCHAROSCH BASIC SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP
STUDENT COUNCIL LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP
VANGUARD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
WALFORD FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
YOLANDA MADRID WITT ALUMNI AUXILIARY SCHOLARSHIP
C.S. CLEVELAND JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
CARL S. CLEVELAND III SCHOLARSHIP
CARL S. CLEVELAND IV, DC VETERANS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
CHRISTIAN A. CLEVELAND MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
FIELDS FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
MILDRED G. CLEVELAND MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
HEART OF AMERICA PATRIOT FOUNDATION AND CUKC CHAPTER 35 SCHOLARSHIP
SPENCER C. DUNCAN MAKE IT COUNT FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS