Candice M. Ruff Memorial Scholarship

THE CANDICE (Kandy) M. RUFF MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established in 1997 to celebrate her life and honor her ideals.  Candice graduated in the Class of 1996, with a double major in psychology and Spanish. This scholarship is presented on a merit basis to a rising third- or fourth-year student majoring in Spanish, religious studies or psychology. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  They must exhibit spiritual, mental and physical growth, and be able to articulate clear personal and career goals.  Most importantly, the recipient will demonstrate Christian leadership, community service and contribution to the University.

The award for the 2021–22 academic year will be $12,000.

  • Application Deadline: March 19, 2021, by 5p.m. Eastern Time

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