(HOWELL, MI) Amelia Jason, a freshman at Cleary University, was awarded the Wilma Louise Cleary Memorial Scholarship for her outstanding community service.
Each year, Cleary recognizes one student who not only excels academically (must carry a 3.0 GPA or higher) but also dedicates time to helping others through community service. The scholarship is valued at $3,000.
Jason, a resident of Howard City and graduate of Tri County High School, is earning her bachelor’s degree from Cleary in business. She also is on the women’s track and field team for the university.
Students interested in applying for the scholarship must submit an essay describing a personal outstanding community service initiative.
Jason began her community service efforts when she was in second grade and observed an elderly neighbor who was struggling to get around. She began helping her with yard clean up. Until she graduated from high school and came to Cleary, Jason provided assistance to her neighbor – lawn mowing, fall clean up, snow shoveling and much more. Jason also dedicated many hours during summer vacation to local charities and churches. “These activities helped me develop a strong work ethic and appreciate the opportunities given to me,” Jason finds.
“All my life, I have been fortunate to surround myself with great role models who have shown me how beneficial community service can be. It makes the community a better place to live and builds positive relationships. I plan to continue providing community service,” Jason adds.
The Wilma Louise Cleary Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Wilma Louise Cleary who dedicated her life to helping and inspiring others to truly live their lives with spirit and passion. She passed away in 2015. Cleary awards the Wilma Louise Cleary Memorial Scholarship in December.
About Cleary University
Founded in 1883, Cleary University is a four-year, world-class accredited university, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees from a unique Business Arts curriculum, driven by a
faculty of thought leaders with deep, practical experience in their industries. Providing on-campus and online education models, Cleary provides a robust athletic program and a rich
residence life with nearly 200 students living on the quiet, rolling 50-acre campus. Cleary graduates tend to land jobs faster than their peers and with higher earning salaries at the start of their careers.
Cleary University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, a proud member of the HLC Standard Pathway, and an approved institution by the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. A nonprofit university, Cleary’s campus is located at 3750 Cleary Drive, Howell, MI 48843, (800) 686-1883 with an education center within the Durfee Innovation Society at 2470 Collingwood St., Detroit, MI 48206.
- Ranked #5 in the nation for best online business degree (University HQ)
- Ranked #3 in Michigan for best average starting salary two years post-graduation (US Department of Education)
- Ranked #5 in the entire country for its student debt ratio to starting salaries (Wall Street Journal)