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Athletics Scholarships

Note: Criteria for each scholarship are determined by donors and recipients are chosen by each department.

Athletics

George A. Kruse Scholarship

*Outstanding student-athlete. Established by Barbara Francis-Kruse '79 (wife), family, and friends of George A. Kruse '77 and '90 (Kutztown University Hall of Fame lacrosse player) to provide assistance to a student-athlete.

Kenneth L. Meyer Cross Country & Track Scholarship

*Junior or senior track and field or cross country athlete. Established by Dorothy J. Meyer '77 (wife), family, friends, and colleagues in memory of Kenneth L. Meyer (former university coach and professor), in recognition of his commitment to academic excellence and athletic ability.  Provides scholarships to junior or senior members of the track or cross country team who have made significant contributions to the team and are of good character.

Damian Mobley/Athletes for Better Education Scholarship

*Must be a student of color. Established by AFBE, Inc., in honor of the late Damian Mobley, former KU student (1997-2000) and men's basketball player (1998-2000), who passed away during his senior year; to provide tuition scholarship to a worthy minority student-athlete of color.

Lloyd A Moll/Jim McGovern Endowed Scholarships

*Must be a wrestler or football player. Established by Fran and Ed '42 Osinski (KU Hall of Famer, All-Century athlete, and former wrestling and football standout) in memory of Lloyd A. Moll, former wrestling coach and dean of men, and Jim McGovern, KU Hall of Famer, former athletics director, and football, men's basketball, and baseball coach to provide the wrestling and football programs with a permanent source of scholarship income.

Joseph and Carol Patton Endowed Scholarship

*Sophomore football player, committed to academics. Established by the Patton family in memory of Coach Joseph Patton (former KU coach and Hall of Famer), and his daughter, Carol Patton, to provide a scholarship to a football player (sophomore or above) who has demonstrated the ability to make a significant impact on the playing field and has shown a strong commitment to academics.

John Polischak Memorial Fund

*Must be a male involved in multiple sports with a 2.5 GPA. Established in memory of John Polischak '39 (former university professor) by Alena P. Zygmunt and Felicia Louer (daughters), to help Kutztown University students.

Dennis Roth Scholarship

*Male or female student athlete with all-conference type athletic ability and with an improving academic record. Established by family, friends, and colleagues in memory of Dennis Roth (retired university administrator and coach) to provide scholarships for deserving students.

Women's Track and Field Alumnae Scholarship

*Must participate in women's track with a 2.8 GPA. Established by track and field alumnae to ensure continued excellence in KU women's track and field.

Stern/Mathias Tau Kappa Scholarship

*Current member of Tau Kappa with athletic eligibility for the coming academic year; an underclassman who is projected to meet the qualifications for Tau Kappa during her collegiate career. Established in memory of Minerva Stern and Ruth Mathias by the members of Tau Kappa to provide a permanent source of funding for oustanding female athletes at Kutztown University.

Joshua Wentworth Wesner Endowed Field Hockey Scholarship

*Field hockey player entering final year of eligibility who shows a strong commitment to the sport, academics and KU athletics in general. Established in memory of Joshua Wentworth Wesner, son of KU field hockey coach Betty Wesner (1980-present) and her late husband Douglas, and brother to Sarah (team member and captain 1997-2000), to provide the field hockey program with a permanent source of scholarship income.

Walter P. Risley Scholarship

*Sophomore, junior, or senior baseball player. Established by Ethel Risley '31 (wife) in memory of Walter Risley (former KU coach and athletic director; Hall of Famer), to provide scholarships to sophmore, junior, or senior students who are members of the baseball team and have made significant contributions to the team.  Recipient must be nominated by the baseball coach and be of good character.

Rodney Hancock Scholarship

*Football player who is an accounting major. Established in memory of Rodney Hancock, member of the KU football team from 1992-1996, to provide the football program with a permanent source of scholarship income.

Daniel Hinkel Family Endowed Wrestling Scholarship

*Wrestler accepted into College of Education. Established by Dan Hinkel, professor, wrestling coach (1964-1996) and KU Hall of Famer, to provide the wrestling program with a permanent source of scholarship income.

Marguerite Marsch Shinsky Women's Cross Country Direct Scholarship

*Cross country athlete, upperclassmen or graduate student with a 3.25 GPA. Established by Michelle (Shinsky) Mason '73, in memory of her mother, Marguerite Marsch Shinsky, to provide the women's cross country program with an additional source of scholarship income.

Burger King/Robert Holmes Academic Scholarship

*Football player with exceptional grades. Established by Burger King Corporation in honor of Robert Holmes '96, former university student and athlete, in honor of being chosen "Scholar Athlete of the Week", to provide a scholarship to a varsity football player of high academic standing.

Burger King/Jason Stevens Academic Scholarship

*Football player with exceptional grades. Established by Burger King Corporation in honor of Jason Stephens '99, former university student and athlete, in honor of being chosen "Scholar Athlete of the Week", to provide a scholarship to a varsity football player of high academic standing.

Roger Cocivera Scholarship

*Men's basketball player. Established by Roger Cocivera '56 to provide scholarships to a men's basketball student-athlete.

Samuel P. Smith Basketball Scholarship

*Worthy student participating in men's basketball. Established by Samuel P. Smith '43 (former president of the Kutztown University Foundation) to provide financial support to a full-time student-athlete who is participating in the men's basketball program.

Coach Lee Hill and Alumni Soccer Players from1970-1985 Endowed Men's Soccer Scholarship

*Must participate in Men's Soccer. Established by Lee L. Hill, former KU faculty member and hall of fame head men's soccer coach (1970-85), and alumni soccer players from Coach Hill's tenure, to provide the men's soccer program with a permanent source of scholarship income.

KU Women's Basketball Maroon & Gold Endowed Scholarship

*Must participate in women's basketball. Established to provide the women's basketball program with a permanent source of scholarship income.

Jennie C. Schwoyer '07 Basketball Scholarship

*Worthy student playing women's basketball. Established by Samuel P. Smith '43 (former president of Kutztown University Foundation) in memory of his aunt, Jennie C. Schwoyer, class of 1907 to provide scholarship support to a full-time student-athlete who participates or will participate in the women's basketball program.

The Ramona M. McIntyre Memorial Scholarship

*Must participate in women's basketball, field hockey, softball, or women's volleyball; must be in the College of Education in secondary education. Established by the McIntyre family in memory of the late Ramona M. McIntyre, to provide the women's basketball, field hockey, softball, or volleyball programs with a permanent source of scholarship income.

Dorothy Clauser Moyer '59 Scholarship

*Female student-athlete and education major. Established by elementary education emerita, former KU coach, and alumnae Professor Dorothy C. Moyer of Naples, FL and Pottsville, PA, for the purpose of scholarship support for a female scholar-athlete majoring in education.

Fern Shankweiler Men's Basketball Direct Scholarship

*Men's basketball player with an impact on and off court. Established by Fern Shankweiler to provide the men's basketball program with an additional source of scholarship income and to ensure continued excellence in KU men's basketball.

The Shannon Sullivan Memorial Scholarship

*Must be on the women's volleyball team and show academic achievement. Established in the memory of the late Shannon Sullivan '06, to provide the women's volleyball program with a permanent source of scholarship income.

Mike Kullman Endowed Football Scholarship

*Must be a defensive player on the gootball team.   Established by brother Sean Kullman in memory of Mike Kullman, former KU player and coach and current Hall of Famer.