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Black Scholarship 
Brigham Scholarship 
Fraleigh Scholarship 
Hogan Scholarship
Tramer Scholarship 
Wolfe Scholarship 
Toledo Gem & Rockhound Scholarship      

Jeffrey A. Black Scholarship 

Established in 1998 in memory of Jeffrey Black (A/S ‘69) by his friend Terrence Perris (A/S ‘69), parents Arthur and Virginia Black, brother Curtis Black and his wife Marilyn, and others. Jeffrey Black was director of aquatic toxicology at EA Laboratories in Sparks, Md. This scholarship is awarded to a full-time student majoring in Environmental Sciences, or pursuing an environmental science-related academic track. The recipient must have an overall GPA of at least 3.0 and a GPA of at least 3.5 in the major. They must be either a sophomore entering the junior year, or a junior entering the senior year. The recipient must continue for Academic Year following the award as a full time student making progress toward a degree offered by this Department of Environmental Sciences.

Black Scholarship information (pdf link)
Black Scholarship Application form (pdf link)

Jeffrey A. Black Scholarship Recipients

2016 Austin Bartos   2009 Lindsay Vasko
2015 Kaylie Deyarman   2008 Leigh Moorhead
2014 Darian Marinis   2007 Michael Elk
2013 Casey Fuleky   2006 Michael Elk
2012 Stephanie Clendenen   2005 Sally Betz
  Michael Melnyk   2002 Heather Iler
  Courtney Mobilian   2001 Amanda Merner
2011 Gabriella Parde      
2010 Craig Krajewski      


Elmer R. and Gertrude M. Brigham Scholarship in Science

Mr. Brigham, who died in 1967, was a partner in the Toledo engineering firm of Sanzenbacher, Miller and Brigham, as well as in Caltech, one of the area’s first computer consulting firms. He and Mrs. Brigham, who died in 1996, both attended (but did not graduate from) UT. This scholarship was established by Sister Barbara Brigham of the Medical Mission Sisters (Philadelphia) in memory of her parents. In particular, her father was able to have a higher education because of the generosity of an uncle. Sister Brigham wished to create this scholarship in that spirit. Recipients must be science majors; scholarships alternate alphabetically every year among the science departments.

For the 2015-2016 academic year, the scholarship will be presented to a major in the Department of Environmental Sciences.

Brigham Scholarship information (pdf link)
Brigham Scholarship Application form (pdf link)

Elmer R. and Gertrude M. Brigham Scholarship Recipients

2015 Dylan Grieselding      
  Alexa Seaman      


Dr. Peter C. Fraleigh Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Peter Fraleigh, a retired University of Toledo professor of aquatic ecology, dedicated much of his life towards realizing the dream of restoring fishable and swimmable waters in Lake Erie since he joined the UT faculty in 1972. As one of the founders of the Maumee Bay Watershed Project, he enabled hundreds of students to experience water sampling firsthand and learn how these results are valuable in improving water quality in the Maumee River watershed. Dr. Fraleigh also was instrumental in the success of the Maumee Remedial Action Plan, where he played a key role in devising goals and strategies to ultimately restore the Maumee River Area of Concern. In 1999, an unnamed tributary to the Ottawa River was named after Dr. Fraleigh in honor of his lifelong work and determination to improve the quality of life for all people in northwest Ohio.

Fraleigh Scholarship information (pdf link)
Fraleigh Scholarship Application form (pdf link)

Ryan Krantz
Fraleigh Scholarship Recipient

Dr. Peter C. Fraleigh Memorial Scholarship Recipients

2015 Ryan Krantz      
2013 Robert Bowser      
2011 Justin Burdine      
  Kristen Woodling      
2010 Cody Murnen      
2009 Jacob Eby      
  Kevin Keeler      


Thomas A. Hogan Memorial Scholarship

Recipient must be a qualified student in Department of Geology to assist with a summer field experience. Award alternates each year between Health & Human Services and Department of Geology.

Hogan Scholarship information (pdf link)
Hogan Scholarship Application form (pdf link)

Thomas A. Hogan Scholarship Recipients

2015 Alyssa Corbeil   2000 Deanna Swicegood
2014 Corinne Whewell     Erik Kneller
2012  Lindsay Sears   1998 Lorna Snyder
2007 Matt Welker     Sara Miewiak
2003 Sabrina Belknab   1997 Marie Minniear
  Polly Fraser   1993 Justin C. Lime
2002 Elizabeth Drake   1991 Timothy Connors
2001  Kevin Diego   1989 Joseph Grabill


Rangaswamy Scholarship

2014 - Awarded to Luke Cousino

Elliot J. Tramer Environmental Science Scholarship

Established in 2005 by Dr. Elliot Tramer, UT professor emeritus of biology and director of environmental sciences. Income from this fund supports scholarships for full-time environmental science majors, based on academic achievement.

Tramer Scholarship information (pdf link)
Tramer Scholarship Application form (pdf link)

Elliot J. Tramer Scholarship Recipients

2016 Bianca Caniglia   2011 Rebecca Brent
2015 Benjamin Kuhaneck   2010 Justin Burdine
2014 Anthony Dixon   2009 Cody Murnen
2013 Darian Marinis   2008 Myla Skalsky
2012 Emily Potter   2007 Emily Sopkovich
      2006 Alex Duncan


C. V. Wolfe Natural Sciences Scholarship

The family of former UT professor Cletus V. Wolfe established the C. V. Wolfe Scholarship fund to provide scholarships for students in the departments of History, Natural Sciences and Theatre, and in the College of Law. The scholarship awards are based on financial need and high academic promise. Mr. Wolfe was a former high school principal, and instructor of government and constitutional law at UT in the 1920’s. He also served as a University trustee and chairman of the Academic Affairs Committee for six years. Mr. Wolfe practiced law in the firms of Wolfe & Seeley and Seeley, Wolfe & Rodgers. He later became a prominent businessman, as president of the Western Ohio Corp. (formerly First Toledo Corp.) and founder of the Lima Lumber Co. Mr. Wolfe died in 1967, and his wife Vera died in 1991. The scholarship fund was established by their son Frederic (Fritz) Wolfe, of Perrysburg; daughters Helen Minck, Marilyn Allison, and Martha Farmer, all of Lima. Fritz Wolfe says the endowed scholarship fund seemed the right tribute to his father. “Our family was academically oriented. Education was high on his list of priorities, and he was especially interested in the University of Toledo,” he says. “We decided that establishing a memorial fund that would support student scholarships was very appropriate.”

Wolfe Scholarship information (pdf link)
Wolfe Scholarship Application form (pdf link)