Hearst Foundation Scholarship at Kettering

Jul 13, 2007

The Hearst Foundation has endowed a scholarship at the university that will begin awarding scholarship in 2008.

The William Randolph Hearst Foundation has endowed a scholarship fund in Engineering and Science for women and students of color at Kettering University. The original endowment of $100,000 will begin awarding scholarships starting in the fall of 2008. For the first two years it will provide one student with a $2,500 scholarship and in subsequent years it will provide two students with a $2,500 scholarship each.

These scholarships support the unmet financial needs of National Science Foundation (NSF)-defined under-represented minority or female students studying in one of Kettering's science or engineering disciplines. NSF-defined under-represented minorities include women and non-Asian minorities, who statistically are less likely to pursue higher education opportunities in engineering, mathematics, computer science and physics.

Eligible students would be required to meet all of Kettering's entrance requirements and the NSF-defined criteria for under-represented students. In addition, the student would need to show evidence of service in high school and community activities, provide two letters of recommendation and complete an essay that expresses the student's interest in the scholarship.

The scholarship will be for the first two academic terms at Kettering with an opportunity for the scholarship to be renewed with the appropriate grade point average.

The two Hearst Foundations, founded by publisher/philanthropist William Randolph Hearst, are national philanthropic resources for charitable organizations working in the fields of education, health, human services, and culture. The Foundations' goal is to ensure that people of all backgrounds have the opportunity to build healthy, productive, and inspiring lives. The Hearst Foundation, Inc. began in 1945; in 1948, Mr. Hearst established the California Charities Foundation, renamed the William Randolph Hearst Foundation after Mr. Hearst's death in 1951. Both Foundations are independent private philanthropies operating separately from The Hearst Corporation.