​Colleg​e of Business Scholarships​

All endowed scholarships are available to UF sophomores, juniors and seniors. A limited number of scholarships are available to incoming freshmen, and these scholarships are awarded as part of the regular freshman admissions process. Endowed scholarships range from $500 - $1,500 each year.


Russel and Peg Armstrong Business Scholarship 

Awarded to business majors who hold a 3.0 GPA or better 

One to two scholarships awarded annually* 

Established by Marguerite “Peg” Armstrong to honor her late husband’s achievements and success in their own business 


Wayne E. Baltzell Hospitality Scholarship 

Awarded to full-time students in the hospitality management program who have a 2.75 GPA or better 

One to two scholarships awarded annually* 

Established by Wayne E. Baltzell’s loving family and friends


Dr. Kenneth J. Buchenroth Scholarship 

Awarded to students majoring in accounting who hold a 3.3 GPA or better 

One to two scholarships awarded annually* 

Established by the friends and students of Dr. Kenneth J. Buchenroth in his honor 


Jane Eoff Burson Scholarship 

Awarded to female students interested in pursing careers in business 

One to two scholarships awarded annually* 

Established in Mrs. Burson’s honor on her birthday in 1993 by her son, John, a UF trustee emeritus 


R.M. Churchwell Scholarship 

Awarded to business majors who have a 3.0 GPA or better 

Three to four scholarships awarded annually* 

Established by friends and family of R.M. Churchwell in his memory  


George and Nellie Crosby Scholarship 

Awarded to freshmen majoring in business who display distinct Christian ethics and leadership qualities by involvement in extracurricular activities in high school or preparatory school 

One to two scholarships awarded annually*  

Established by Mr. and Mrs. Philip Crosby, in honor of Philip's grandparents, George and Nellie Crosby 


Thomas B. Donnell Business Leadership Award 

Awarded to students pursuing a business administration degree who are in their third year of study at UF and have a 2.75 GPA or better. Recipients must have also demonstrated a willingness and ability to participate in extracurricular activities. 

Eight to nine scholarships awarded annually* 

Established by Thomas B. Donnell ’70 


Filtech Inc. Scholarship 

Awarded to a student majoring in international business or business administration with an interest in international business. Student(s) must have a 3.0 GPA or greater. 

One to two scholarships awarded annually* 

Established by Filtech Inc. of Findlay, Ohio  


John W. ’14 and Hester (Powell ’19) Grimm Business Scholarship 

Awarded to business administration majors who maintain a 3.0 GPA or greater 

Eight to nine scholarships awarded annually* 

Established by Hester Powell Grimm 


Shiv K. Gupta Business Scholarship 

Awarded to students majoring in business who exhibit leadership qualities, entrepreneurial spirit and is involved in campus activities. Recipients must have a 3.0 GPA or better 

Two scholarships awarded annually* 

Established by former students and friends of Professor Shiv K. Gupta to honor his dedication and guidance to students in the College of Business 


James “Jim” Heck Scholarship 

Awarded to students who have an interest in business and/or real estate, investment or development who maintain a 2.7 GPA or greater 

One scholarship awarded annually* 

Established by Beth Bradley Heck to honor her husband


John L. Houston ’42 Scholarship 

Awarded to business majors who are graduates of Van Buren High School or another Hancock County high school, who hold a 3.0 GPA or better 

One scholarship awarded annually* 

Established in 2006 upon Mr. Houston’s passing by his family and friends 


Hospitality Management Scholarship 

Awarded to hospitality management majors in their sophomore, junior or senior years 

One scholarship awarded annually* 

Established by friends of The University of Findlay 


Charles A. Jackson Scholarship 

Awarded to deserving business administration majors who have exhibited leadership in campus activities, clubs and organizations 

One scholarship awarded annually* 

Established as a tribute to Charles A. Jackson by his wife, Margaret Jackson, and his family 


Janet R. January ’64 Scholarship 

Awarded to full-time accounting majors who have attended a high school in Hancock County who hold a 3.5 GPA or better

One scholarship awarded annually 

Established by Janet R. January's children, Sara Hingson BA ’93, MA ’96, Scott Hingson, Bonnie ’91 and Barry Hamilton, and Susan and Mark ’88 Marshall, and their families, in gratitude for her inspiration and encouragement in the completion of their higher education degrees 


Harry M. Kirk Memorial Scholarship 

Awarded annually to an academically outstanding junior or senior business student 

One scholarship awarded annually* 

Established by Mary Snyder Kirk in memory of her husband, who studied business administration at UF 


Donald Knepper Scholarship 

Awarded to deserving business administration majors 

One scholarship awarded annually* 

Established in honor of Donald Knepper ’15 by his sister, Elizabeth K. Steen


Frederick Kremer Jr. Scholarship 

Awarded to a full-time student majoring in business who carries a 3.0 GPA or better 

One scholarship awarded annually* 

Established by the friends and family of Frederick Kremer Jr.


Ralph L. Kuss Scholarship 

Awarded to academically deserving students pursing bachelor's degrees in economics 

One to two scholarships awarded annually* 

Established by Catherine Kuss in honor of her husband, Ralph L. Kuss 


Martha Draper Lape Scholarship 

Awarded to female residents of Hancock County who are pursuing business-related majors, are juniors or seniors, and maintain a 3.2 GPA or greater 

One to two scholarships awarded annually* 

Established in 1996 by Martha Draper 


Gordon and Marilyn Macklin Scholarships

Awarded to business students with outstanding academic records 

One to two scholarships awarded annually* 

Established by Gordon and Marilyn Macklin  


Dwight '73 and Alice Miller Scholarship 

Awarded to African-American students who are majoring in business 

One scholarship awarded annually* 

Established by Mr. and Mrs. Miller 


Hazel and Bert Miller Business Scholarship 

Awarded to a student majoring in business who maintains a 3.0 GPA or better 

One scholarship awarded annually* 

Established by Hazel Miller  


Jessica and James Moses Business Scholarship 

Awarded to accounting or economics majors who are active in Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) and have a 3.0 GPA or better 

One scholarship awarded annually* 

Established in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Moses by their daughter, Pamela K. Beall


Timothy H. ’77 and Melinda K. Nesler Scholarship 

Awarded to full-time junior or senior students pursuing a major within the College of Business, who are Dana Scholars or members of either the Entrepreneurship Club or SIFE and have a 3.75 GPA or greater 

One scholarship awarded annually* 

Established by Tim and Melinda Nesler 


Owens-Illinois Plastic Products Division Scholarship 

Awarded to an outstanding student majoring in business 

One scholarship awarded annually* 

Established by Owens-Illinois  


Jeremy L. Pemberton ’96 Scholarship 

Awarded to a student who is a Dana Scholar in his or her junior or senior year and has a 3.7 GPA or better 

One scholarship awarded annually* 

Established by Jeremy L. Pemberton 


James I. Poole ’33 Scholarship 

Awarded to students in a business-related major who are sophomores, juniors or seniors who work part-time to meet college expenses and are residents of Hancock County 

One scholarship awarded annually* 

Established by Betty Poole Holmes in honor of her husband, James I. Poole ’33


James R. Rettig Sr. Scholarship 

Awarded to Arlington High School graduates majoring in business and who have a 2.75 GPA or better 

One scholarship awarded annually* 

Established by Mr. James Rettig 


Dr. Patrick W. Rooney Scholarship

Awarded to business majors who hold a 3.0 GPA or better 

Two to three scholarships awarded annually* 

Established by The University of Findlay Board of Trustees to honor Dr. Rooney for his years of service to the University as chair of the Board


Six Disciplines Entrepreneurial Excellence Scholarship 

Awarded to students who show entrepreneurial excellence in business by starting, helping or assisting in the development of a business to help others become more productive 

One scholarship awarded annually* 

Established by the founders and associates of Solomon Software to honor their 20th year in business 


Thomas Jewelers Scholarship 

Awarded to students majoring in marketing who have graduated from a Hancock County high school and have a GPA of 3.0 or better 

One scholarship awarded annually* 

Established by Mr. and Mrs. John (Jack) L. Thomas 


John ’61 and Linda Weaver Business Scholarship 

Awarded to full-time students majoring in business who demonstrate leadership qualities and enthusiastically pursue careers in marketing. Recipients must carry between a 2.6 and 3.0 GPA. 

One scholarship awarded annually* 

Established by John and Linda Weaver 


Walter L. Whithaus Scholarship 

Awarded to students from Hancock County who are majoring in business and who have a 3.0 GPA or better 

One to two scholarships awarded annually* 

Established by the family and friends of Walter L. Whithaus 


Paula and John Wolper Hospitality Management Scholarship 

Awarded to a matriculated hospitality management student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities and a penchant for the hospitality business 

One scholarship awarded annually* 

Established to honor the ideals that Dr. John and Mrs. Paula Wolper have brought to the Hospitality Management Program


* The number and value of scholarships awarded each year are contingent on the earnings of the individual scholarship funds.​​