College of Health and Human Services

Scholarships

The College of Health and Human Services offers a variety of scholarship opportunities to students in the majors offered in the college.  You can apply for these scholarships on the Financial Aid website.

CHHS SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTIONS

Dean's Student Enrichment Scholarship
Retired HHS Dean, Beverly Schmoll Ph.D., established the Dean’s Student Enrichment Scholarship to provide resources to cover travel expenses for undergraduate and graduate students who have been invited to attend a State or National level meeting or conference to present their research papers or posters that have been accepted by the organization in their chosen field of study. Applicants may submit for funding from this Scholarship year-round. Applicants must submit verification of paper or poster acceptance in their application materials.

Denise Ardoyno Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1994 by the late Phillip Ardoyno, president of Zatkoff Seals & Packings, his wife Barbara, and others in memory of the Ardoynos' daughter Denise, a UT student. Income from this fund provides scholarships to students who are sophomore level or higher, majoring in Criminal Justice. Awards are based on financial need and academic achievement (2.7 or higher GPA).

Elsa Brown Scholarship
Honors Dr. Brown who was the first Dean of the School of Allied Health at the Medical College of Ohio. Income from this fund provides scholarships to students majoring in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, or Physician Assistant Studies.

William R. Delaney, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1991 by Michele Delaney (A/S '77), former UT employee and an auditing supervisor for the Ohio Department of Taxation, and others in memory of her husband William, former administrator of the Lucas County Corrections Center from 1976 to 1989. Income from this fund provides scholarships to non-traditional students, employees of the Lucas County Sheriff’s Department and their children who pursue degrees in Corrections or Criminal Justice. This scholarship assists working students who may not qualify for other financial aid because of their income, but may need assistance with the cost of college. Students cannot be on academic probation.

Fleming Therapy Services Scholarship
Established in 2015 by Matthew and Carrie Fleming. This scholarship supports graduate level Speech-Language Pathology students demonstrating academic achievement (3.2 or higher GPA).

Flower Hospital Guild Scholarship Fund
Established in 1998 by the Flower Hospital Guild. Income from this fund supports scholarships for undergraduates majoring in a health care field. Recipients must be U.S. citizens demonstrating academic achievement (2.5 or higher GPA) and financial need. Consideration is also given to campus activities and employment.

Friends of Paralegal Studies Scholarship
Established in 1997 and endowed in 2008 by alumni and friends. Income from this fund provides scholarships for associate degree and post-baccalaureate certificate students in the Paralegal Studies program. Students must have completed 30 hours of course work and hold a 3.6 or greater GPA in their law courses. Students must demonstrate dedication to a career in the field of legal specialties.

Gottschall-Rex Memorial Fund
Income from this fund provides scholarships to female students in the School of Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences' Human Performance and Fitness Promotion Program and is based on financial need.

John H. and Diane E. Harris Fund
Established in 2010 by John and Diane Harris. Income from this fund provides scholarships to students in the Health Education field.

Dr. Stephen Heater Memorial Scholarship
For students who are pursuing a degree in Occupational Therapy at UT.

Thomas A. Hogan Memorial Scholarship
Income from this fund provides scholarships to sophomore, junior, or senior students in the Exercise Science field. Recipient must have 3.0 or higher GPA and part-time employment.

Jeanne M. and George E. Horen Paralegal Scholarship
Jeanne M. and George E. Horen Paralegal Scholarship was established by Rose and Jim Duncan to honor the memory of Rose’s parents. Rose is an alumna of the university. Income from this fund provides scholarships to non-traditional students in the Paralegal Studies Program at The University of Toledo in their junior or senior year. Students should also have demonstrated involvement in community service, be enrolled either part-time or full-time with a minimum GPA of 3.5. This scholarship is not based on financial need.

Catherine L. Hornbeck Diversity Scholarship
Income from this fund provides scholarships to Physical Therapy students.  Students should have demonstrated community engagement that enhances social, economic, and cultural diversity and preference will be given to first-generation students.

George Isaac, Jr. Scholarship
Income from this fund provides scholarships to Occupational Therapy students in their third year of the program.

Robert Livengood Scholarship
For students who are pursuing a degree in Physical Therapy at UT. Recipients must be receiving no other scholarships or grants, and must include a statement regarding financial need in their application essay.

Sy Mah Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1990 by the family and friends of Sy Mah, assistant professor of health promotion and human performance. At the time of his death in 1988, Mr. Mah held the world record for running the most marathons (524). Income from this fund provides scholarships for full-time students in the College of Health Sciences, with first preference given to those majoring in a bachelor’s program in Exercise Science, and second preference to those in the Division of Health. Recipients must be avid social runners who meet academic standards (3.0 or higher GPA). This scholarship is renewable, however students must reapply annually.

Physical Therapy Scholarship Endowment Fund
Income from this fund provides scholarships to students in the Physical Therapy Doctoral program.

Timothy and Susan Pontius Fund
Established in 2004 by Timothy Pontius (UC '80) and Dr. Susan Pontius. Mr. Pontius is a prominent businessman and his wife Susan is a veterinarian. Income from this fund supports respiratory care technologies and provides scholarships for junior or senior Respiratory Care students. Recipients must show academic merit (3.2 or higher GPA) and demonstrate involvement in the American Association of Respiratory Care. Scholarship is not based upon need.

Martin H. Ritchie Endowed Scholarship in Counselor Education Fund
Established in 2008, the Martin H. Ritchie Endowed Scholarship in Counselor Education Fund supports a doctoral student enrolled in the Counselor Education program who is a graduate of a CACREP-accredited master’s degree program in counseling, has evidence of a strong professional identify as a counselor, demonstrates active involvement in professional service, demonstrates evidence of community service, shows potential for leadership in the counseling profession, and has at least one year remaining until graduation.

Newton C. Rochte Endowed Scholarship
Established in 1998 by Dr. Newton Rochte, the first dean of UT's Community and Technical College, and his wife Beulah. Scholarship is based primarily on financial need. Students must have a 2.0 or higher GPA and be enrolled with part-time or full-time status.

Mr. and Mrs. H. Jerry Sawicki, Jr. Scholarship Fund
Established in 1996 and endowed in 1998 by Jerry Sawicki, III (UC '84), president and CEO of the Sawicki Realty Co., and his wife Angie, in honor of his parents. H. Jerry Sawicki, Jr. is the retired chair of Sawicki Realty, and his wife Lois Ann is a retired design consultant for the company. Income from this fund provides scholarships to undergraduate students majoring in Criminal Justice. Recipients must demonstrate financial need and meet academic standards (3.3 or higher GPA).

Professor William D. and Mrs. Fae E. Scott Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1988 by Dr. Mark Vondelembse (Eng '71), director of the PhD program in the College of Business Administration and Dr. Sandy Vonderembse (Ed '72), in honor of her parents. In 1938, Professor William Scott became the first faculty member in the former Community and Technical College and held several positions before his retirement in 1971. Income from this fund provides scholarships based on need and merit. This scholarship is renewable, however students must reapply annually.

Shew Scholarship in Counseling Services
Endowed in 2003 by various donors, including licensed professional counselor, Sue Shew (MEd '80). Income from this fund provides scholarships for outstanding full-time graduate students enrolled in the School of Intervention and Wellness/Counseling and Mental Health program. Students must have a 3.0 or higher GPA and needs a letter of recommendation from the Counseling Department.

Harold R. Stevens, M.D. Scholarship
Established in 1996 and endowed in 2000 by various donors in honor of Dr. Harold Stevens, a retired physician. Income from this fund supports scholarships for sophomores in the Respiratory Care Program. Scholarship is based on scholastic achievement (3.25 or higher GPA) and a demonstrated commitment to volunteer work that will benefit cardiopulmonary patients. Recipients must also be members of the American Association of Respiratory Care. Students can reapply annually.

Tyner Scholarship
Income from this fund supports scholarships for graduate students who demonstrate an interest in advancing the understanding of the causes of autism, developing and/or discovering a cure for autism, and care of an autistic person. Student must have a 3.0 or higher GPA.

G. Norb Wambold Scholarship
Established in 2005 in memory of retired salesman G. Norbert Wambold by friends and family, including son Robert G. Wambold (Bus ’76) and daughter-in-law, Dr. Suzanne Wambold (BEd ’85, MEd ’91, PhD ’02), professor in the College of Health & Human Services. Income from this fund supports scholarships for students, with first preference given to Exercise Science students with junior or senior status who are enrolled full-time in the School of Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences' Human Performance and Fitness Promotion concentration at the University of Toledo. Second preference should be given to Bachelor of Science-Exercise Science students with sophomore, junior or senior status who are enrolled full-time in the School of Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences majoring in a pre-concentration program (pre-PT, pre-OT, pre-PA). Applicants should have a minimum 3.0 GPA. The scholarship is not automatically renewable but previous awardees may reapply. This scholarship is based on merit, with preference given to students with volunteer experience, involvement in student organizations, and community service. Applicants do not need to have a financial aid need.

Todd David Zielinski, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Income from this fund provides scholarships to students in Health & Human Services majors.


Additional Scholarship Opportunities

The Following Scholarships are Available Through The Office Of Financial Aid And UT Alumni Association:
Please contact the financial aid scholarship office at 419.530.5817 for more information on how to apply.

UT Retirees Scholarship
Administered by the UT Alumni Association. Please contact Marcus Sneed at 419.530.5378 or marcus.sneed@utoledo.edu for more information on how to apply.

Office of Student Financial Aid/Scholarship Services
Students may be eligible for other University of Toledo donor awards not specific to enrollment in the College of Health and Human Services. Scholarship applications, including the Office of Student Financial Aid General Scholarship Application, can be accessed using the UT Scholarship Search. A complete listing of all opportunities and requirements for UT and outside scholarships is available on the Financial Aid website.

Last Updated: 4/26/22