Scholarships

Your gift to an existing scholarship or creation of a new fund, enables us to continue to attract top caliber students in the increasingly competitive business school environment regardless of their financial situation.

Scholarships ensure that the Weatherhead School of Management remains accessible to all regardless of their background. Recipients contribute to the professional achievement of their class and provide the foundation on which the School’s rankings and world-wide reputation are built.

Contact Shirley Reynolds for more information on supporting student scholarships.

Endowed Scholarship Awards

Francis V. and Johanna Baldo Scholarship

Established in 2006 following the death of Francis V. Baldo, Ph.D. (MBA’60). Dr. Baldo entered into Charitable Gift Annuity Agreements with the University stipulating upon his death balance of the annuities were to be used to provide general scholarship support for students enrolled in the Weatherhead School of Management. Dr. Baldo taught transportation management for over 30 years at the University of Akron.

Cashy Family Scholarship

Established in 2004 by gifts from Mr. Harry Cashy (Macc’86) and Dr. Maria Misthos to provide scholarships for students enrolled in the Masters of Accountancy Program. Mr. Cashy is with Dynamic Surface Applications, LTD.

William W. and Anna Jean Cushwa Scholarship

Established in 1999 by William W. (MBA’75) and Anna Jean Cushwa to financially support students enrolled in the Weatherhead School of Management. Mr. Cushwa is a retired Vice President of Planning for Commercial Intertech and served for many years on the Weatherhead Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Maybell S. Donnell Scholarship

Established in 1984 through a bequest from Maybell Sebek Donnell (BA’41, MBA’44) and gifts from her son Edward Donnell and the Edward and Rose Donnell Foundation to provide scholarship support for students enrolled in the Weatherhead School of Management.

Robert C. Douglas II Scholarship

Established in 1999 by Robert C. Douglas, II (MBA’72) to support a scholarship for students enrolled in the full-time MBA program. Mr. Douglas is an Executive Vice President with Mid-Continent Capital, LLC in Chicago.

Elizabeth C. Duke Scholarship

Established in 2005 through the generosity of the late Elizabeth C. Duke to provide scholarships for undergraduate students. Ms. Duke was proud to hold the distinction as the first female MBA graduate of the school.

Fred H. & John M. Emery Scholarship

Established in 2001 through a gift from John M. (BBA’42) and Barbara J. Emery. The scholarship honors both John and his father, Fred H., a 1909 graduate of Adelbert College. The fund supports an undergraduate student enrolled in the Weatherhead School of Management who is earning a degree in accounting or management. Mr. Emery is the retired CFO of Columbus Southern Electric.

Harold R. Gardiner Scholarship

Established in 1990 from the distribution of a Trust of the late Harold R. Gardiner. The fund provides a merit scholarship for students studying economics. Preference for the scholarship is given to an upperclassman who has an interest in the area of finance.

Phyllis & George D. Gotschall Scholarship

Established in 2003 following the maturity of a Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust Agreement funded in 1990 by Phyllis (BA’44) and George Gotschall. The fund provides support for a fellowship for a student in the Department of Economics who is studying international economic issues. Mrs. Gotschall Wilhelm is currently a director of the P.S. Gotschall Charitable Trust.

The Sherman Kempter Grinnell Scholarship Fund

Established in 2010 from friends, family and colleagues in memory of Sherman Kempter Grinnell, to provide scholarship support for deserving full-time Ph.D. candidates enrolled in the Weatherhead School of Management who are in their final year and working on their dissertation in the Department of Organizational Behavior.

The Allen C. Holmes Fellowship, funded by Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue

Established in 1992 with a gift from Jones, Day Reavis & Pogue in memory of Allen C Holmes, this award provides an annual opportunity for a talented, second year MBA student enrolled in Weatherhead to become involved in regional economic policy issues at the highest level within the Cleveland community.

James Lanigan Scholarship Fund

Established in 2008 in memory of James Lanigan with gifts from the family and friends. The scholarship provides support for undergraduate students with financial need pursuing a degree in business management with a preference given to students who come from a single-parent family, to the extent permitted by law.

KPMG-Louis E. Levy Scholarship

Established in 1993 with gifts from Louis E. Levy (BA’56), KPMG Peat Marwick and colleagues of Mr. Levy’s. The scholarship supports undergraduate students in good standing who will have achieved senior standing or has received a BS in Accounting from Case Western Reserve University and has officially declared an accountancy major and has been admitted to the Integrated Study Program in Accountancy. The student will also have completed at least 50% of the accounting courses required for the award of the undergraduate degree in accounting. Mr. Levy is the retired partner, vice chairman and director of KPMG Peat Marwick.

Hugh & Eleanor Luke Management Scholarship

Established in 1979 by Hugh and Eleanor Luke to provide scholarship support for students enrolled in the MBA program. Mr. Luke was a member of the Board of Trustees of Case Western Reserve University.

T. Richard & Elizabeth Martin Scholarship

Established in 2006 through a gift from T. Richard (MBA’58) and Elizabeth Martin, the scholarship supports students in the Weatherhead School of Management. Mr. Martin is the retired first vice president of UBS Paine Webber.

Mario M. Morino Scholarship

Established in 1993 by Mario Morino (BBA’67), James Rutherford and General Atlantic Services Corporation. The scholarship supports a student enrolled in the Weatherhead School of Management who is in need of financial assistance, has an outstanding undergraduate record, and desires to pursue studies in the application and prevention of abuse of advanced information technologies, with a preference for students who are United States citizens and residents of Ohio. Both Mr. Morino and Mr. Rutherford are Emeriti Trustees of Case Western Reserve University.

Mitchell V. Morse Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2003 by alumni of the Weatherhead School and friends and family of Mitchell V. Morse to honor his memory. The scholarship benefits one or more deserving full-time Executive Doctorate of Management candidates. Mr. Morse was a student in the EDM program at the time of his death.

The PNC Foundation Scholarship Fund

Established in 2011, PNC Foundation provided a generous donation to establish scholarship support for minority graduate students, preferably from Northeast Ohio, that are enrolled in Weatherhead.

Scherzer Family Scholarship

Established in 1991 through a gift from Larry S. (MBA’67) and Carole Scherzer to create a scholarship for students in the Weatherhead School of Management. Mr. Scherzer is the founder and president of Scherzer International.

Kevin J. Semelsberger Prize for Excellence in Management

Established in 1994 through the generosity of The Semelsberger Foundation, The Schey Foundation and The Scott & Fetzer Foundation in memory of Kevin Semelsberger (BS’90). The prize recognizes a junior majoring in management who has earned enough credits to enter senior year, has a high grade point average, is a permanent resident of the United States and has been of most service to the University.

William K. Smith Scholarship

Established in 2008 through a gift of property from William K. Smith to provide financial assistance to students concentrating in information systems or accountancy.

Tracy L. Tomko Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2004 through gifts from family and friends of the late Tracy L. Tomko (MBA’00) for the purpose of establishing a scholarship for a female student enrolled in the Accelerated MBA program.

Norman E. Wallace Legacy Scholarship

Established in 2004 through gifts received in memory of Norman E. Wallace for the purpose of creating a legacy for Norman to fund two scholarships to minority students for the purchase of books. Norman was an MBA candidate at the time of his death.

Wallach-Lee Families Scholarship

Established in 1988 through the generosity of the late Edward I. Wallach, Dorothy Lee Wallach and members of the Wallach and Lee families to provide financial aid to a student whose grades are average and who is majoring in accounting at the Weatherhead School of Management. Mr. Wallach was a lecturer of Business Law at Western Reserve College and Mrs. Wallach was a student of Flora Stone Mather College.

John S. Watterson Scholarship

Established in 1962 by John S. Watterson, Jr. (BBA’26) to provide scholarship aid for one or more deserving full-time students in the MBA program who are taking courses which lead to a career in the investment or brokerage business or in the profession of security analyst. Mr. Watterson was the managing director of the Cleveland Paine Webber office.

Donald M. Wolfe Scholarship

Established in 2001 through the generosity of alumni of the Weatherhead School of Management and friends of Donald M. Wolfe to honor his memory. The scholarship provides support to one or more deserving full-time Ph.D. candidates in the Weatherhead School of Management who are in their final year and working on their dissertations in the Department of Organizational Behavior. Dr. Wolfe was a professor in the Department of Organizational Behavior for 38 years, chairing the Department for five years.

Named Scholarship Awards