UToledo Professional Staff Association

Professional Staff Association Scholarship


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 UToledo students (undergraduate or graduate) and have a minimum GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale. A 400-word essay is required, which may include statements of financial hardship, overcoming adversity, degree goals, plans for funds if selected for the scholarship, and/or current or planned service to the community.

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 online application form and the 400-word essay. The scholarship also requires submitting the name of a current PSA member, who may be contacted if needed.

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

The application is open from October through March 1st every academic year. It is part of the "Office of Student Financial Aid General Scholarship Application."

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Congratulations to the students selected for 2023-24 PSA Scholarships

Below we have included photos and messages from the scholarship recipients:

Katherine Evans

Katherine Evans

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to continue my education. As a returning student pursuing chemical engineering, I have multiple financial responsibilities that this scholarship will help cover. I am thrilled to be pursuing my degree at The University of Toledo and furthering my professional qualifications.

Carly Gumbert

Carly Gumbert

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for selecting me to receive the 2023-2024 Professional Staff Association Scholarship. I am incredibly honored to have been chosen for this scholarship from a large applicant pool.

I am currently a junior, majoring in Health Information Administration, and will graduate from The University of Toledo in the spring of 2024. My future goals include obtaining my Master’s degree and becoming a Certified Tumor registrar. As a single mother of three children, obtaining goals like these are only financially attainable through the scholarship opportunities available from PSA and its donors.

I am a proud first-generation college student; with the help of the Professional Staff Association scholarship, I will not only break down those barriers, but also be an inspiration to my children and my family. They will see first-hand the importance of setting goals, staying focused, hard work, and dedication, as well as the benefits of obtaining higher education. Through your generosity and in choosing me as a recipient, not only have you provided me with much needed financial help, you have allowed me to focus less on the stress that the cost of college brings and focus more on my education.

Once again, thank you for this scholarship. It is my hope that one day I will be able to help students achieve their goals as you have helped me.

Darren Scheuer

Darren Scheuer

Thank you to the Professional Staff Association scholarship committee for selecting me to receive this award. As a returning adult student, I have found that financial struggles now, not only affect me, but also my family. The money will greatly assist me in the pursuit of my undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering, and the goal of our brighter future.

Emma Heslop

Emma Heslop

Thank you so much for your generosity. This scholarship is allowing me to focus on my research, academics, and future in a way I wasn’t sure I would be able to do. I am so thankful to have this resource to help support me as I take opportunities offered by my mentors, professors, and advisors. Being able to pursue my academics, and continue to have access to these chances and knowledge is something I am forever grateful for and you have played a part in making that possible.

Last Updated: 10/27/23