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Endowed Scholarships

  • Endowed scholarships have various GPA and other criteria requirements
  • Students must receive acceptance to Cleary University before being considered
  • Only one scholarship application with essay and recommendation letter required for consideration with multiple scholarships
  • All scholarships require students to be in a degree-seeking program

 

Thanks to Cleary Donors:

  • Endowed scholarships are funded by generous donors who have set up an endowment with Cleary to fund scholarships.
  • Endowments are principle funds that are set aside in an interest bearing account where the interest funds scholarships.
  • Many endowments are in honor or memory of a loved one.
  • Many donors prefer to give an annual gift. Those gifts are pooled with other donations to provide scholarships for students.

 

Patrick Cleary and Helen Jenks Cleary Scholarship
($3,500) (Traditional Students only)

This is a $3,500 competitive scholarship awarded to a new undergraduate student enrolled full-time at Cleary University. Qualified applicants will provide documented evidence of community service, a high school transcript with a GPA of 2.5 or higher, a recommendation from a high school teacher or advisor/counselor, and an essay with the submission of their scholarship application.

Wilma Louise Cleary Memorial Scholarship
($3,000) (Traditional Students only)

This is a $3,000 scholarship awarded annually to a new freshman enrolled full-time in a BBA degree program within Cleary’s College of Undergraduate Studies. The award is based on scholarship (a GPA of 3.0 or higher is required) and demonstrated community service in that respective order. Qualified applicants will also submit letter(s) of recommendation from a high school principal, advisor, and/or counselor and an essay describing a personal outstanding initiative with the scholarship application no later than March 1. This scholarship is not renewable.

Marjory Cleary McKenny & Arthur McKenny Endowed Scholarship ($2,000)

Two $2,000 scholarships are awarded annually as funds are available. The new or continuing students must be enrolled full-time in a bachelor’s degree program and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. The scholarship is renewable; however, the student must reapply each year, maintain a 2.5 GPA, and demonstrate financial need.

Rita & Charles Gelman Graduate Scholarship ($2,000)

One $2,000 scholarship is offered annually as funds are available. The new or continuing student must be degree-seeking and enrolled full-time in a Master of Business Administration program, with at least a 3.0 GPA. The scholarship is renewable for up to four academic years; however, the student must reapply each year, maintain a 3.0 GPA, and demonstrate financial need.

Rita & Charles Gelman Undergraduate Scholarship ($2,000)

One $2,000 scholarship is offered annually as funds are available. The new or continuing student must be degree-seeking and enrolled full-time in a bachelor’s degree program, with at least a 3.0 GPA. The scholarship is renewable for up to four academic years; however, the student must reapply each year, maintain a 3.0 GPA, and demonstrate financial need.

Sullivan Endowed Scholarship ($2,000)

One $2,000 scholarship is awarded annually as funds are available. Students must be enrolled full-time in a bachelor’s degree program, with a minimum GPA of 3.0. The scholarship is renewable for up to four academic years; however, the student must reapply each year, maintain a 3.0 GPA, and demonstrate financial need.

Owen J. and Marie Cleary Scholarship ($1,000) (Traditional Students only)

This is a $1,000 scholarship awarded annually to two students enrolled full-time in a BBA degree program within Cleary’s College of Undergraduate Studies. The award is based on scholarship (a GPA of 3.0 or higher is required) and demonstrated community service in that respective order. Qualified applicants will also submit letter(s) of recommendation from a high school superintendent, principal, advisor/counselor, and/or employer/CEO and an essay summarizing Owen and Marie Cleary’s role and contributions to Cleary University with the scholarship application no later than March 1. This scholarship is renewable for one additional year provided that student reapplies, maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and demonstrates continued financial need.

Robert & Bess Cook Endowed Scholarship ($1,000)

One $1,000 scholarship is offered annually as funds are available. The scholarship is renewable for up to four academic years; however, the full- or part-time student must reapply each year, maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA, and demonstrate financial need.

Betsy Kanitz Scholarship ($1,000)

One $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually as funds are available. The new or continuing student must be a Washtenaw County resident, enrolled full-time in a bachelor’s degree program, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. The scholarship is renewable; however, the student must reapply each year, maintain a 2.5 GPA, and demonstrate financial need.

Key Bank Endowed Scholarship ($1,000)

One $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually as funds are available. The student must be a resident of Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, or Washtenaw County attending Cleary University, with a minimum GPA of 2.0. The scholarship is renewable for up to four academic years; however, the student must reapply each year and be in good academic standing.

Perrone Charitable Foundation, Inc. Scholarship ($1,000)

One $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually as funds are available. The new or continuing student must be enrolled full-time in an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. The scholarship is renewable for up to four academic years; however, the student must reapply each year, maintain a 3.0 GPA, and demonstrate financial need. Preference is given to a student enrolled at the Livingston Campus.

Loren Beutler Endowed Scholarship ($750)

One $750 scholarship is awarded annually as funds are available. The new or continuing student must be enrolled full-time in a bachelor’s degree program, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. The recipient should demonstrate leadership and service to the community. The scholarship is renewable for up to four academic years; however, the student must reapply each year and maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Friedt Scholarship ($750)

One $750 scholarship is offered annually as funds are available. The new or continuing student must be degree-seeking and enrolled full-time in a bachelor’s degree program, with at least a 3.0 GPA. The scholarship is renewable for up to four academic years; however, the student must reapply each year, maintain a 3.0 GPA, and demonstrate financial need.

Jill D. Abraham Alumni Scholarship ($500) (Transfer Students only)

One (1) $500 scholarship is awarded annually as funds are available. The student must be enrolled and starting in a Summer semester in a bachelor’s degree program at the Livingston campus and maintain a 2.5 GPA to continue to qualify. Application Deadline: March 1.

Gil Bursley Scholarship ($500)

At least one $500 scholarship is awarded annually as funds are available. Applicant must be a senior- level student, enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program, with a 3.0 cumulative GPA. The student must be enrolled in nine or more credit hours per semester.

Lloyd & Mabel Johnson Endowed Scholarship ($500)

One $500 scholarship is awarded annually as funds are available. The new or continuing student must be enrolled full-time in a bachelor’s degree program, holding a minimum 2.5 GPA. The scholarship is renewable; however, the student must reapply each year, maintain a 2.5 GPA, and demonstrate financial need.

R.B. Lyons Endowed Scholarship ($500)

Two $500 scholarships are awarded annually as funds are available. Students must be enrolled full-time in a bachelor’s degree program, holding a minimum GPA of 2.5. The scholarship is renewable for up to four academic years; however, the student must reapply each year, maintain a 2.5 GPA, and demonstrate financial need.

Donna B. & Joseph L. Richards Endowed Scholarship ($500)

One $500 scholarship is awarded annually as funds are available. A Livingston campus student/Livingston County resident must be enrolled full-time in a bachelor’s degree program, with a minimum GPA of 2.5. The scholarship is renewable for up to four academic years. The student must reapply each year, maintain a 2.5 GPA, and demonstrate financial need.

Jack G. Wilson Scholarship ($500)

One $500 scholarship is awarded annually to a Washtenaw County resident who attends the Ann Arbor campus and demonstrates financial need. The new or continuing student must be degree seeking and enrolled full-time or part-time in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program. The student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. The scholarship is renewable; however, the student must reapply each year and maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Alumni Association annual Endowed Scholarships ($500)

Livingston Campus Scholarship

One $500 scholarship is offered annually as funds are available to a student attending the Livingston campus. The student must demonstrate leadership ability and financial need. The new or continuing student must be degree-seeking and enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program, with at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Joyce Mutch Memorial Scholarship

One $500 scholarship is offered annually as funds are available to a student attending the Livingston campus. The student must demonstrate financial need, leadership ability, and a commitment to the community. The new or continuing student must be degree-seeking and enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program with at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Extension Site Scholarship

One $500 scholarship is offered annually as funds are available to a student attending an extension site. The student must demonstrate leadership ability and financial need. The new or continuing student must be degree-seeking and enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program with at least 2.5 cumulative GPA.