UToledo Professional Staff Association

Professional Staff Association Scholarship Fund

CRITERIA AND SELECTION

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. 

HOW TO APPLY 

To apply, students must submit a completed application form, 500 word essay,  personal references as requested, and have a completed FAFSA on file. The scholarship also requires a recommendation from a current PSA member, which will be automatically requested with the application submission.

The PSA Scholarship Committee will evaluate the submitted materials and final candidates after the close of the application in March. Award recipients are announced at the PSA Annual Meeting in May.

THE PSA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED. Applications for the 2020-2021 academic year will be welcome beginning December 2019.

 

 

PSA Scholarship Award Recipients

2019 AWARDS

COURTNEY BANAGIS 

Courtney is a senior in the College of Engineering, majoring in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Chemistry. She is a native to the Toledo area and currently lives in Holland Ohio. She is scheduled to graduate in fall 2019 and plans to use the technical skills she acquired from four co-ops to provide energy solutions to the world. Courtney is passionate about bringing a people-centered perspective to every work environment she enters. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, visiting the local metro parks, and cooking. 

ALI GHAMOUSH 

Ali is a junior majoring in Respiratory Care in the College of Health and Human Services, originally from West Africa. He was inspired to pursue Respiratory Care by witnessing health issues involving poor respiratory practices he saw in his home village. 

DOMINGA GRACE 

Dominga is from Toledo Ohio. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Public Health and hopes to attain her Master’s degree in Nursing. She aspires to be a Nurse Practitioner. She is a rising junior and is very involved on campus. She participates in the Multicultural Emerging Scholars Program and she is a member of the Executive Board of Campus Activities and Programming also known as CAP, one of the largest organizations on campus. She enjoys volunteering with programs on campus such as YSOP and she is an active volunteer in her community at the Fredrick Douglass Community Center where she works with youth.  

KAYLA EVANOFF 

Kayla is a native of Toledo Ohio. She is a senior majoring in Criminal Justice with a minor in Forensic Science Investigations. She is currently doing an internship with the Multi-Area Narcotics Unit. She aspires to be a detective so she can help people directly in their time of need. She wants to support and help people find justice for themselves within the judicial system. Additionally, she wants to be there for those who feel they do not have a voice. In her free time, she enjoys watching movies, training her dog, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. 

TRINITY ZACHARIAS 

Trinity is a Psychology major, minoring in Sociology from Bedford Michigan. She enjoys playing the electric guitar, fashion, reading, anime, and hopes to earn her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. She plans to use her education as a platform to continue to be an outspoken advocate for LGBT+ individuals, women, ethnic and racial minorities, and those living with disabilities. 

YANA VINOGRADSKAYA 

Yana is originally from Almaty, Kazakhstan. She moved to Cleveland in 2011 for an opportunity of high-quality education. Currently, she is an early admission student in the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program. She has a lot of hobbies such as dancing and longboarding, however, she treats the learning aspect of college as a hobby and a lifestyle. She absolutely enjoys the work she does as a leader here at UT, especially collaborating with staff and residents developing communities as an RA. Her goal is to continue encouraging herself and her peers to strive for reaching their highest potential in their personal, academic, and professional lives.  

 

Last Updated: 9/16/19