Union awarded two scholarship grants totaling $11,000

Published on
June 07, 2016

Union awarded two scholarship grants totaling $11,000Mike McPherson, Vice President for Advancement, has announced Union College has been awarded two foundation grants providing a total of $11,000 in scholarship support. McPherson says Union has been awarded $1,000 from the Bohn Foundation and $10,000 from the Chatlos Foundation.

“These grant awards will help Union College achieve our mission in serving a diverse community of students,” McPherson said. “These funds will help Union provide an environment that promotes the enrichment of our students and the economic growth of our region.”

The Bohn Foundation grant will provide need-based unrestricted scholarship assistance for one student from an economically disadvantaged family from Union’s primary service region. The Chatlos Foundation grant award of $10,000 will provide unrestricted scholarship assistance to Union students, helping the college further its mission in serving these students.

“Union has a long history of commitment to the Appalachian area and the students it supports,” McPherson added. “We strive to engage in partnerships with others who believe in our commitment and can provide our students with the resources they need to become successful.”

McPherson said grants and funding such as that received from the Bohn and Chatlos foundations are critical to the college’s success. Foundational support, endowments, and support from alumni and friends combine to provide students with scholarships and financial assistance to meet tuition goals. In recent years, 100 percent of Union’s undergraduate students have received some form of financial assistance to attend.

In addition to state and federal tuition assistance, Union College offers students a variety of academic, athletic, performance and service based scholarships. Students attending Union received an average financial aid award of $23,441 in the 2015 academic year. The funding supports over 1,000 students each year, the majority of whom are from Appalachia and many are first-generation college students.

“All of this combines to allow Union College families to think about their student’s education rather than being solely focused on the cost associated with it,” McPherson said.

To learn more about Union College or to support its scholarship programs, please visit www.unionky.edu/give.