Fred E. Freeman Staff Scholarship

Last Updated 04/05
Applies to Staff


Fred E. Freeman Staff Scholarship

The Fred E. Freeman Staff Scholarship was established in 1994 with funds willed to the University for this purpose. Mr. Freeman retired in 1987 from the position of Associate Director of Personnel after 47 years of service to the University. He was a long-time champion of staff, and his generosity continues to enhance the development of staff members through this fund by providing tuition reimbursement for post-secondary education, certification, or a college degree. Selection is based upon eligibility, the relevance of the course to the applicants’ current or future employment at the University, and availability of funds among other things. A limited number of employees are selected each year based upon availability of funds. The scholarship covers tuition only, and the maximum award per semester per student is $1,000.


  • Regular full-time staff (non-exempt).
  • Minimum of three (3) years of full-time service with the University as of the first day of class.
  • Eligibility is contingent upon continued full-time, regular staff employment status.


Eligible participants must also meet the following requirements:

  • Courses must be taken during non-work hours.
  • Grade of C or better must be obtained. (Since tuition is paid in advance of course work completion, failure to obtain a grade of C or better will require the recipient to personally pay for future courses and receive reimbursement with approved tuition receipts and grades.)
  • Recipients must take at least one (1) course each fall and spring semester to remain eligible and can take no more than nine (9) credit hours per semester.


An appropriate application form must be completed and submitted as follows:

Applicant Form Submit To Frequency
Regular, Non-Exempt, Full-Time Staff Freeman Scholarship Application Office of Human Resources, 200 Grace Hall Deadline is under review. Recipients need not re-apply.

The Fred E. Freeman Scholarship is currently being reviewed and adjusted. The 2017 deadline will occur during the month of July. Please do not submit any applications until it is advertised. An email will be distributed to all staff once the deadline is established. Please email LaTonia Ferguson at if you have any questions.

The Fred E. Freeman Scholarship Committee reviews applications and makes recommendations based upon:

  • Post-secondary educational background
  • Field of study and relevance to current or future employment at the University
  • Supervisory recommendation
  • Content of required essay
  • Years of service with the University

In the event of a tie, application receipt date will be the tie-breaking criteria

NOTE: All applicants are notified of the outcome of their application.


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