List of Endowed Scholarships
The Arnold Adoption Scholarship
This fund was established by Jillian (Class of 2002 & 2004) and Kevin (Class of 2012) Arnold to forever help those who were adopted into a loving and caring family and/or were an orphan. The student must have been adopted into a family where neither parent in the household is the student’s biological parent. Preference may be shown to graduates of Valley Forge, Seneca East, Carey and New Riegel Schools. Recipients must maintain a 2.0 GPA and demonstrate good university and community citizenship standards.
The Brian and Karen Brown Endowed Scholarship
This endowed scholarship was established by Brian (Class of 1990) and Karen Brown. It will be awarded to a student who demonstrates financial need.
The David and Maureen Boyd Student Investment Fund
This endowed fund provides upper-level finance students with the opportunity to manage a component of the endowment through the activities of buying and selling securities. The David and Maureen Boyd Student Investment Fund is in the permanent endowment of Tiffin University in honor of the meritorious service provided by David J. Boyd for sixteen years as the University’s Vice President for Business.
The Aaron Ciak Memorial Scholarship
This endowed scholarship was established by Bobby Petras and the Ciak Family in memory of Aaron Ciak, a 2005 TU graduate. It will be awarded to a native of Michigan who is a football player.
The Ivan Daniel and Maxine L. Cole Scholarship
This endowment was established in 2000 by Ivan (Class of 1938) and Maxine Cole. Income from the endowment is being used to provide general scholarship support to students who hail from Seneca County, Ohio, preferably Seneca East High School, who have a grade point average of 3.0 or better and have participated in at least one outside activity. Character references from a religious leader and school official must be provided to supplement the application.
The Harold B. and Brema Konst Colvin Scholarship
Harold was a trustee of Tiffin University and attended TU in 1950. He had a twenty-seven year career at Marathon Oil. Upon his untimely death, his widow, Brema Colvin, decided to establish a scholarship in his name. Brema is a 1951 graduate of Tiffin University.
The Craycraft Hall Endowment Fund
Hazel Craycraft Franks, a graduate of the class of 1941, was a spirited entrepreneur. As an alumnus, board of trustee member and community leader, she supported many activities at Tiffin University during her lifetime.
Craycraft Hall was dedicated in 1990 as a memorial to her parents, Charles H. Craycraft and Rose Parsons Craycraft and her brother, Eugene and honors her late husband, Richard Franks. Through her generous bequest, in her Last Will and Testament, Dr. Franks ensures that Craycraft hall will be maintained and replaced if needed. Income derived from the endowment is restricted to maintaining, refurbishing, improving, enlarging or replacing Craycraft as a student dormitory.
The Dr. Gene Crutsinger Memorial Scholarship
This endowed fund was established by The School of Arts & Sciences at Tiffin University. It will forever honor Dr. Crutsinger’s Service to the students, faculty and staff in his role as Associate Professor of English and Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences from 2011-2013. The scholarship supports any student majoring in any program residing in the School of Arts & Sciences at Tiffin University. No academic restrictions are placed on this scholarship.
The Dr. Kenneth B. Cummins Endowed Scholarship
Established by Dr. Cummins, an accomplished mathematics scholar and music educator. Although Dr. Cummins was a full-time professor at Kent State University, he always maintained a residence in his beloved hometown of New Washington, Ohio. Preference is to be given to academically qualified and deserving students from Buckeye Central High School in New Washington, Ohio and Seneca East High School in Attica, Ohio.
The DeLuca-Grandillo Endowed Scholarship
The fund was established by Michael and Nancy Grandillo in memory of Michael’s father, Anthony D. Grandillo and in honor of his mother, Lucy DeLuca Grandillo of Dayton. This scholarship will be used to provide general scholarship support to students from the following high schools only: Cleveland East Tech, Steubenville Catholic Central, Dayton Charminade – Julienne, Dayton Meadowdale and Wadsworth.
The Doepker Scholarship
The fund was established by Jeff Doepker, a loyal friend of Tiffin University. The scholarship supports a graduate student who meets the following requirements: a) Be accepted into the MBA program at Tiffin University, b) Hold an incoming GPA of 3.0 or better and c) Be an active member of the TU School of Business Club.
The First Citizens National Bank Endowed Scholarship
The fund was established by First Citizens National Bank, headquartered in Upper Sandusky, OH. The purpose of the fund is to provide general scholarship support to graduates from the following high schools only: Carey, Hardin-Northern, Mohawk, Riverdale, Wynford and Upper Sandusky.
The A. Robert and Louanna R. Fleet Memorial Scholarship
A. Robert Fleet was a native of Seneca County, Ohio and graduated from Tiffin University in 1941 with a two-year degree. He started and grew his own company, Swissomatic Products. This fund is to provide general scholarship support to students who graduate from a Seneca County, Ohio high school.
The Dennis and Patty Foster Endowed Book Fund
Dennis and Patty Foster started this endowment book fund during their visit to Tiffin University when Dennis was named Outstanding Business Leader of the Year in October 1998. Mr. Foster was the Vice Chairman of Alltel Communications and the former CEO of 360 Communications. He is a native of rural Fostoria. Income from the endowment is to be used to provide new library books to be shelved in the Pfeiffer Library of Tiffin University.
The Frank/Heminger Endowed Scholarship Fund in Corporate Leadership
This endowment was established in 2005 by retired President of Marathon Ashland Petroleum, LLC, J. Louis “Corky” Frank. Mr. Frank is a long-time mentor and friend of Gary R. Heminger, who is an alumnus of TU and TU Board Chairman Emeritus and CEO of Marathon Petroleum Corp. Income from the endowment is being used to provide scholarship support to students at Tiffin University who demonstrate the personality traits and the entrepreneurial skills for success in the business world. Participation in extra-curricular activities and a 3.0 grade point average are also required.
The Franks Hall Endowment Fund
Tiffin University dedicated its new classroom building, Franks Hall on August 25, 1994 in honor of Hazel Craycraft Franks of Upper Sandusky. Hazel was a spirited entrepreneur, businesswomen and a loyal friend of Tiffin University. She was a member of the class of 1941, received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree in 1993 and a member of The Board of Trustees from 1995 to 2011. Dr. Franks was instrumental in providing funding to start varsity football at Tiffin University, reinvigorating and re-establishing the music program, as well as funding two buildings and two endowed funds. Through her generous bequest, in her Last Will and Testament, Dr. Franks ensures that Franks Hall will be maintained and replaced if needed. Income derived from the endowment is restricted to maintaining, refurbishing, improving, enlarging or replacing Franks Hall as a classroom building.
The Rolland W. Friedley – Farmers State Bank Memorial Scholarship
The scholarship was established by family and friends of Rolland Friedley, honored alumnus and loyal trustee of the University. Dr. Friedley served as trustee for 33 years. Rolland was the president of Farmer’s State Bank in New Washington, Ohio.
The Michael D. Gaietto Endowed Scholarship in Entrepreneurial Studies
This fund was established in 1977 by TU alumni, Stephen E. Werling, in memory of his father-in-law, Michael D. Gaietto. The scholarship award is established to provide financial assistance to a full-time student. The student must be a continuing student in good standing, making clear progress towards graduation. Preference shall be given to students with an interest in entrepreneurial activities and who demonstrate financial need.
The GAR Foundation Endowed Scholarship
This fund was funded through the generous support of the GAR Foundation of Akron. Income from the endowment is being used to provide general scholarship support to students from Summit County.
The Mildred I. Hankey Scholarship
Mildred Hankey established this scholarship in her Last Will and Testament. This scholarship is to be awarded annually to scholastically deserving students from a Seneca County high school for full-time attendance at Tiffin University.
The Valerie Ann Hartman Perkins Memorial Fund
This fund was established by Wilbur Hartman in memory of his only child. Provides low interest loans to TU students in their Junior or Senior year. Income from the endowment is being used to provide emergency loans for special needs of student to help them retain at Tiffin University.
The David and Patty Hayes MBA Gateway Endowed Scholarship
Established by Dr. David (TU graduate 1974, 1976, Honorary Degree 2002) and Patty Hayes. David is a Trustee Emeritus of TU and has enjoyed a successful career as an entrepreneur. He, along with his wife Patty, is honored on campus with The Hayes Center for the Arts. Income from this fund is to be used for a graduating senior of Tiffin University who wish to enroll in TU’s MBA Program. Financial need and evidence of strong work ethic should take precedence in selection process.
The Jacoby Hope Arnold Scholarship
This fund was established by Jillian (Class of 2002 & 2004) and Kevin (Class of 2012) Arnold in honor of their daughter, Jacoby Hope, who was born premature at 28 weeks. It was established to help those who were born with a birth defect and had to overcome enormous obstacles to reach college. The student must maintain a 2.0 GPA and demonstrate good university and community citizenship standards.
The Prasad C. and Uma Kakarala Endowed Scholarship
Dr. Prasad Kakarala established a scholarship to mark twenty years of service as a pediatrician in Seneca County. Income from the endowment is being used to provide general scholarship support to students of Seneca County, Ohio. A resident and graduate from a high school with a 2.5 grade point average, who participates in extra-curricular activities and demonstrates good character and leadership.
The Diane and George Kidd, Jr. Endowed Lecture Series
This fund was established by the Trustees of Tiffin University for George and Diane Kidd, honoring their twenty-one years of service to the college. George Kidd, Jr. was President of Tiffin University from 1981 to 2002. The income is to be used for a speaker’s honorarium and for housing and food for the speaker while he or she is on campus. Each speaker is expected to lecture in both graduate and undergraduate business classes. There is to be a public lecture which is open to both the campus community and the community at large. Each speaker is to be chosen by the Dean of the School of Business.
The Paul and Susan Marion Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established through the generous donations of Dr. and Mrs. Marion and alumni and friends of Tiffin University who wish to perpetuate the Marion’s legacy. The scholarship is to be awarded annually to an undergraduate student who had a high school cumulative GPA average of 3.0 or higher and held one or more leadership positions, and has demonstrated financial need. In order to continue receiving the scholarship, the recipient must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
The Charles L. McKillip Memorial Chair Business Fund
Charles McKillip was a faculty member from 1927-1972. Annually, income from the endowment is to be used to provide academic support for the faculty member named to the chair. The recipient of the endowed chair, named by the Dean of School of Business upon approval of the Vice President of Academic Affairs and the President of Tiffin University.
The Dr. John Millar Endowed Fund for Faculty Development
This fund was established by President Schumacher to honor Dr. John Millar for his 33 years of service to TU at his retirement party in 2016. His passion lives on in our classrooms today and benefits the thousands of student who have passed through our halls. The fund will be distributed by the business office and awarded by the VP for Academic Affairs.
The John and Joyce Millar Scholarship
Tom Miller of Cicero, Indiana and John Millar of Tiffin, Ohio met while attending Michigan State University for graduate school in 1965, and have been friends ever since. To honor John’s success of more than thirty years of service to Tiffin University, including serving as Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean Emeritus and Professor of Management, Tom Miller established The John and Joyce Millar Scholarship, an endowed fund of Tiffin University. The scholarship is restricted to junior or senior students currently pursuing any degree in any Tiffin University program at the undergraduate level. Recipients of the scholarship are to demonstrate good University and community citizenship standards and must be active in campus life and activities and have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.
The National Machinery Foundation Endowed Scholarship
This fund established by the National Machinery Foundation supports and undergraduate student who demonstrates financial need, a 3.0 GPA, graduated from a high school in Seneca County and must be a full-time student at Tiffin University in good standing.
The Orville D. & Irma Yoder Payne Memorial Scholarship
The fund was established by Jack H. (Class of 1965) and Susan Payne in memory of Jack’s parents, Orville and Irma Payne of Port Clinton and their love and support of golf. Income from this fund is to be used for general scholarship assistance to an undergraduate who participates in intercollegiate golf and shows promise to retain at Tiffin University.
The Alfred M. and Grace E. Reichard Memorial Fund
Alfred M. Reichard, along with F.J. Miller, purchased the Heidelberg Commercial College in 1912 and founded Tiffin Business University in 1917 and Tiffin University in 1939. This was funded by a bequest from his wife, Grace Reichard. In honor of one of the founders of Tiffin University, The Reichard Room was dedicated in A.M. Reichard’s honor. Income from the fund is to be used for general support of the University’s operations.
The Reineke Family Endowed Fund
The Reineke Family established this fund for the School of Business student who focuses on entrepreneurial salesmanship.
The Kyle Ryman Memorial Scholarship
This significant gift to the permanent endowment of Tiffin University will forever honor the memory of Kyle Garrett Ryman. This scholarship is restricted to a traditional undergraduate golf student. The age of the student must be between 17 and 22. This traditional time period may be expanded by one year only if the University, as part of its curriculum, expands to include an official internship/work-study/co-op program. The academic restrictions placed on this scholarship include a cumulative grade point average of a 2.5 or better. The recipient should demonstrate an inherent financial need. Students are to demonstrate good university and community citizenship standards. The student must meet the minimum requirements to advance in class rank during a four-year period.
The Paul & Muriel Sayers Memorial Scholarship
The fund was established in 2011 and is part of the campaign Share the Pride. Build on Tradition – A Campaign for Tiffin University by P. Leighton Sayers and is in honor of his parents Paul and Muriel Sayers. P. Leighton is a loyal alumnus of Tiffin University and member of the Class of 1968. This scholarship is to be provided for international traditional undergraduate students to matriculate and retain at Tiffin University. Preference is then given to students from the Country of Canada as P. Leighton is a citizen of Canada and wishes to encourage future generations of Canadian nationals to consider Tiffin University. The student shall maintain 2.0 GPA or higher and demonstrate that an American college education will benefit them as well as the global community.
The John R. Schumacher Endowed Scholarship
This fund was established by Dr. Lillian and Dr. Ronald Schumacher in memory of Ron’s late brother, John. The scholarship supports an undergraduate student who maintains a 2.5 GPA, shows financial need and be from Cuyahoga County in Ohio.
The Ernst Selig Law Enforcement Endowed Scholarship
This fund was funded through the generous support of Mr. Ernst Selig of Hillsboro, Maryland. Ernst Selig enjoyed a long career in government and specialized in military intelligence. In 2007, Mr. Selig sought to dissolve his foundation which supported criminal justice scholarships and embarked on a national search of criminal justice schools to receive the residual of his foundation. After several visits to the University, he chose Tiffin. Income from the endowment is being used to provide general scholarship support full-time, undergraduate criminal justice student enrolled at TU. A 350 word (or more) essay will be written explaining why he/she wishes to follow a career in the field of law enforcement.
The Daisy and Frederick Stone Scholarship
This fund is in memory of Frederick C. Stone, Tiffin native and businessman, and in honor of Daisy Stone Yost, his wife, who has spent her career as an educator encouraging creativity in young minds. This scholarship is limited to a junior or senior student majoring in criminal justice whose permanent residence is Seneca County, Ohio and who holds a 3.0 or better grade point average.
The Tiffin Women’s Club Endowed Scholarship
This fund was established by the members of The Tiffin Women’s Club. The Tiffin Woman’s Club was a local organization that was established in 1920. They strived to promote public welfare and good citizenship. Income from the endowment is being used to provide general scholarship support to junior students who are residents of Seneca County, Ohio who have earned a 3.0 grade point average through their first two years at the University. Recipient must demonstrate good character and financial need for scholarship assistance.
The James Todd Memorial Scholarship
This fund was established by Jim’s wife, Mimi, after the untimely death of Jim due to a car accident in 2006. Jim was a full-time Professor of Criminal Justice at Tiffin University, and came to Tiffin University in 1995. The recipient shall be an undergraduate, seated, Main Campus student who has completed their sophomore year and is a Law Enforcement major. The student should demonstrate improvement, or maintain, a strong grade point average since the start of their Freshman academic year, provide proof of involvement in campus life, and provide references/examples of strong moral character; all traits exemplified by Dr. James C. Todd, Ph.D.
Webster Industries Endowed Scholarship
Webster Industries hereby establishes The Webster Industries Endowed Scholarship as an endowed fund of Tiffin University. This gift will forever honor Webster Industries and their belief in higher education. The scholarship supports students seeking an undergraduate business degree at Tiffin University. No academic restrictions are placed on this scholarship. The student must demonstrate loyalty to Tiffin University and a willingness to continue support for the university.
The Edward J. Werling, Jr. Endowed Scholarship in HR Management
This fund was established by 1977 TU alumnus, Stephen E. Werling, and his wife Marilyn in memory of Stephen’s father, Edward J. Werling. The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to a full-time student. The student must be a continuing student in good standing, making clear progress towards graduation. Preference shall be given to students majoring in human resources. Preference shall be given to students who demonstrate a financial need.
The George Whitfield, Jr. Endowed Scholarship
George Whitfield, Jr., a loyal alumnus and 2001 graduate of TU established this fund. The scholarship supports students from Stark County, Ohio who are involved in athletics and have financial need and a high school GPA of 3.0 or greater. The student needs to participate in two extra-curricular programs for six (6) semesters in high school.
The Wayne and Virginia Kurtz Zahn Scholarship
This fund was established by Ginny and Wayne Zahn. Ginny is an alumnus of Tiffin University. Wayne Zahn was the president of National Machinery Company of Tiffin and a long-time community leader. He served as trustee from 1974 to 1992 and now holds the title of Trustee Emeritus. Virginia “Ginny” Zahn is a graduate of the class of 1945 and is a loyal alumnus. Together they funded the construction of Zahn Hall and established the Zahn Scholarship, as well as other philanthropic activities.
The 50th Year Class Scholarship
This fund was established through leadership of class members Virginia “Ginny” Kurtz Zahn and Donald E. Long. The fund will be increased each year as gifts from ensuing fifty year classes are received. The fund will be used to grant legacy scholarships to academically qualified children and grandchildren of alumni. Income from this endowment is being used to provide scholarship support to “legacy” students at Tiffin University. Legacy students are children or grandchildren of alumni of Tiffin University. Verification of the legacy relationship must be confirmed by the Office of Alumni Relations at Tiffin University.
The Mary Lewis Endowed Scholarship
Mary Lewis of Tiffin, Ohio established this scholarship in July 2018. Mary is a 1986 alum. The scholarship is restricted to an undergraduate student who is an active member of the TU New Orleans Style Jazz Band. The student shall have at least a 3.0 GPA. Recipients are to demonstrate good university and community standards. Financial need is not a requirement.
The Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship
The Alumni Association established this scholarship. Must be a Tiffin University student with senior standing (82+Credit Hours), must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA, must have a financial need and must submit answers to essay questions. The scholarship is not renewable.
The Jack and Joanne Nordholt Endowed Scholarship
The Jack and Joanne Nordholt Endowed Scholarship is an endowed fund at Tiffin University that was started by Tom and Ann Hunnicutt. Ann is currently on the Board of Trustees and her parents were Jack and Joanne Nordholt. This scholarship is restricted to a student who lives in Tiffin, Ohio.