Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC) has announced that Theresia Harris, a student in its College of Health Sciences, was named one of the recipients of the Maud Wyatt Recognition Scholarship. The Kansas Independent College Foundation (KICF) presents the award annually to one student at each of the 20 institutions that are KICF members.
A student must achieve a GPA of at least 3.5 to qualify, along with displaying character and integrity in their daily lives. Recipients of the scholarship are full-time, degree-seeking students nearing graduation from their degree programs.
Harris is pursuing an Associate of Applied Science degree in Radiologic Technology at CUKC. Not only did she meet the academic requirements for the scholarship, she gives back to others by serving as a tutor at the University and as a volunteer at Harvesters Community Food Network. She is also active in her church community as both a greeter and a children’s ministry leader.
“We enjoy celebrating the achievement of our students, and we are pleased the KICF selected Ms. Harris for recognition with this scholarship,” Vice President of Enrollment Management, Alex Bach, said.
According to the KCIF, all 20 scholarship recipients demonstrated leadership, character, and attention to academic excellence. In their applications, the students also expressed appreciation for the impact their private college education is having on their lives.
It should be noted that gender was not a component in selecting the scholarship recipients, and institutions do not share information about nor collaborate on their nominees. However, Harris and her fellow 2021 winners were part of a special group. It marked the first time since the scholarship was established in 1995 that all scholarship recipients were female.
KICF is a not-for-profit corporation founded in 1952 to promote the financial support of its member institutions. The Maud Wyatt Educational Trust is a trust bequeathed to the KICF in 1961. The intent is for the funds “to be fairly and equitably distributed among the private colleges and universities which may be participants” in the KICF and “for the sole purpose of aiding in their general educational work.”