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Frank “Doc” Kelker, WRU ‘39 was the All-Around Athlete of Western Reserve University and advocate for the youth of Cleveland. His passion for education and the university are embodied in this scholarship fund to assist underrepresented undergraduates at CWRU.
This scholarship recognizes those who have advanced the mission of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community at Case Western Reserve University or in their high school community.
As Assistant Director of Admissions, Michael Fisher focused his efforts on the recruitment and retention of African American students at CWRU. This scholarship honors Fisher’s dedication to Black retention at CWRU by supporting undergraduates in their second year of study.
From her time as President of the Afro-American Society to her time serving the 11th district of Ohio, Representative Stephanie Tubbs-Jones, BA ‘71, JD 74’, was a fiercely dedicated public servant. This scholarship is dedicated to the support of students who have worked towards the improvement of their community on this campus and in the greater Cleveland area.
Throughout her successful career at both Acme-Cleveland Corp. and Cleveland Metroparks, Diane O. McDaniel, MBA‘87 has been a continuously dedicated alumnus. Through her generous giving, this scholarship assists diverse students who are pursuing an MBA or a Master’s of Science in Positive Organizational Development.
The legacy of Fred Gray, JD ‘54 as a civil rights activist is one that cannot be forgotten. In honor of his legal work fighting for the rights of African-Americans, this named scholarship serves as assistance for diverse students working towards a Juris Doctor from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law.
Congressman Louis Stokes, WRU ‘48 served Ohio’s 21st and then 11th districts in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1971 to 1999. Stokes’ legacy of profound service to the community continues in this named fund to aid students at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences who exemplify leadership in serving underserved populations.
Dr. Robert L. Haynie (GRS ’72, MED ’78) recently retired as the Dean of the Robbins Society, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, and Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the CWRU School of Medicine. This named scholarship, designated to aid underrepresented students enrolled in the School of Medicine, serves to continue his commitment to medicine, education, and eliminating barriers to both.
A diverse field like medicine requires an equally diverse workforce of nurses. The Frances Payne Bolton Leaders Scholarship Fund curbs the prohibitive costs of graduate education, enabling nursing students from underrepresented communities to gain the formal education and professional training necessary for their future careers.
Diversity Scholarship Fund
The Diversity Scholarship Fund pools gifts from interested donors to finance any new scholarships or funding initiatives that arise.