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Verna Trushel Displaced Homemakers' Scholarship

Verna Trushel Displaced Homemakers' Scholarship

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:

  • Has not worked in the labor force for a substantial number of years, but has worked in the home providing unpaid services for family members, or
  • Has been dependent on public assistance or on the income of another family member but is no longer supported by that income, or
  • Is receiving public assistance due to having dependent children in the home, especially where such assistance will soon be terminated, and
  • Is unemployed or underemployed and is experiencing difficulty in obtaining or upgrading employment.

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.

Qualifications and how to apply

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.

Available now and the deadline for all materials is March 21, 2014.

Pick up the application in the UA Adult Focus Office in Room 260 of Schrank Hall North (map and where to park). 

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