The Verna Trushel Displaced Homemakers' Scholarship was established in 1987 to assist persons forced to seek paid employment to support themselves and their dependents. By definition, a displaced homemaker is someone who:
This particular scholarship is provided to support the displaced homemaker who desires to enhance employment opportunities by completing academic course work. The VTDHS is funded by a private donor. Additional funding is provided by ZONTA ABC, a women's philanthropic organization.
Candidates must have completed 30 undergraduate credit hours applicable toward graduation at an accredited institution of higher education by the end of Fall semester, earned at least a 2.2 grade point average, and must be currently enrolled at The University of Akron.
Applications for the VTDHS may be obtained at the UA Adult Focus office, Schrank Hall North, Room 260, beginning in February. The application deadline is mid March and the scholarship is awarded each April.