Monday, February 1, 2010

Announcing the Women's Empowerment Scholarship

“Through its generous support, the Kellogg Foundation is making it possible for women in Cincinnati to earn a degree, advance professionally, and fulfill their dreams.”

CINCINNATI – Union Institute & University (UI&U), a private, non-profit university headquartered in Walnut Hills offering flexible, individualized, and socially relevant degree programs for adults is pleased to announce the UI&U Women’s Empowerment Scholarship Fund, to benefit single, female, head-of-household learners who enroll in the UI&U Bachelor of Science program in Cincinnati.

The scholarship is funded by a $50,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek, Mich. and will be awarded for UI&U’s Spring/Summer 2010 and Fall 2010 semesters.

The grant addresses two of the biggest hurdles for adults who want to pursue a college education which are time and finances. These can be insurmountable obstacles for women, in particular, who juggle children, career, and growing indebtedness.

“The scholarship program has a far-reaching impact. By providing single mothers with the opportunity to earn a college degree, they will have the potential to increase their earning potential, and thereby the opportunity to both better provide for their children and serve as role models - giving the entire family a brighter future and a better chance at achieving academic and career success,” said Dr. Carolyn Turner, dean of UI&U’s Cincinnati undergraduate programs. “Through its generous support, the Kellogg Foundation has provided the opportunity for women in Cincinnati to earn a degree, advance professionally, and fulfill their dreams.”

UI&U President Roger H. Sublett said, “The Women’s Empowerment Scholarship is a direct reflection of Union Institute & University’s ongoing commitment to engage, enlighten, and empower adults as they pursue a lifetime of service. All of UI&U’s programs are rooted in real-world application,” Dr. Sublett continued, “and many UI&U graduates are fulfilling leadership roles at local organizations including Head Start, United Way, and Hamilton County Job and Family Services.”

The Women’s Empowerment Scholarship will support a minimum of 15 scholarships in the amount of $3,300 to single, female, heads-of-household who care for dependent children and who are newly admitted to the B.S. program for the Spring/Summer semester starting May 2, 2010. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is March 12, 2010. For more information contact Kim Cotton, Enrollment and Outreach Coordinator at 513-487-1219 or at

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