UT Professional Staff Association

Professional Staff Association Scholarship Fund


The University of Toledo Professional Staff Association Scholarship fund is sponsored by the Professional Staff Association (PSA), a group comprised of classified-exempt and unclassified administrative and professional employees who do not belong to a collective bargaining unit. Applicants must be UT students enrolled for a minimum of 6 credit hours with at least sophomore standing (30 earned hours). A minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale is required, and financial need will be considered. The scholarship is non-college specific and can be used to fund tuition, fees, books, and other educational expenses. It is not automatically renewable – applicants must apply each year – and it is refundable. The total amount of scholarships awarded will be based on yearly funds available. 


To apply, students must submit a completed application form, 500 word essay, letter(s) of recommendation from current PSA staff at UT, personal references as requested, and have a completed FAFSA on file. The PSA Scholarship Committee will evaluate the submitted materials and final candidates will be offered a personal interview opportunity. Award recipients are announced at the PSA Annual Meeting.

Click here for the PSA Scholarship Application form.


PSA Scholarship Award Recipients


Thaylor Aguilera - Civil engineering

I was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. I am 23 years old. I came to USA during the spring  2014. I went to SUNY Broome Community College at Binghamton, New York where I got my associate degree as a Civil Engineering Technology. I love playing baseball, I like drawing, I am trying to learn my third language (German). I chose civil engineering as a major because I like designing and building new things. I like the idea of see how a set of drawings can be bring to life. I would like to help communities from my country and help them to improve their infrastructure. 

Lovely Forges - Economics

I am from Haiti,  I am majoring in Economics and have a minor in International Business.  I am a Sophomore at the University of Toledo and I love music and theater.  I am very excited and thankful for being  the recipient of this scholarship.

KaJuan Willis - Psychology

I am a Junior, studying Psychology. My hometown is Washington, D.C. I am a first generation college student attending the University. During my first year, I had the opportunity to be a part of MESP (Multicultural Emerging Scholars Program), and graduated from the Freshmen Leadership Program. My career goals are to graduate with my BA in Psychology, then further my education by getting my Master's. I want to work with children. I am the Vice President of The Association of the Advancement of African American Women, and I am currently apart of many organizations on campus such as; 4AW, Psi Chi, Black Student Union, and Talented Aspiring Women Leaders.

Kymberly Whitenburg PSYCHOLOGY

I am  from Toledo, Ohio and now living in Wauseon, Ohio. Forgoing college for three years following high school, I am not your “traditional” student and am proud of how well I have done in college. Winning the PSA Scholarship is one major reason for my pride. I just finished up my Junior year at The University of Toledo studying Psychology. Once I graduate with my Bachelor’s degree, I am planning on going to Graduate school to obtain my Master’s degree in Counseling.  I have always been extremely passionate about helping others, and this drives my desire to be a counselor. Specifically, I would like to help individuals suffering from mental illness because I am also passionate about advocating against the stigma attached to mental illness. I believe that with more education, our society can become more empathetic and understanding for mental illness. Lastly, when I am not focusing on my schooling, I enjoy babysitting my 8-month old nephew, Miles, (who was born just 3 hours and 47 minutes shy of my birthday), spending time with my family, boyfriend Ben, and close friends, going to the lake and fishing with Ben, Face Timing my sister, Amber who lives in Missoula, Montana, and reading books. 


Last Updated: 11/30/17