The Ann Marshall Scholarship Program was created in 2020 to fill the void left by the suspension of UCT’s May E. Tisdale Scholarship Fund by awarding scholarships to members and the children and grandchildren of members. The program was named after Fraternal and Scholarship Coordinator Ann Marshall because she helped to administer UCT’s scholarship programs for many years and was dedicated to doing so. Ann was and is still loved by so many in our organization, and this scholarship is meant as a tribute to her.
The scholarship is open to students for four years of college undergraduate studies, or two years of a two-year program or four years technical college studies. The deadline date for applications each year is May 1 and scholarship amounts awarded each year are the same for each student receiving assistance. Applications are reviewed, recipients selected, and funds disbursed by a home office committee with UCT Board of Governors oversight.
Scholarships of $500 each were awarded to 33 students this year from the United States and Canada for a total of $16,500. While our first-year disbursements might seem small, we hope to be able to award more to each recipient in the future as the program grows.
The Ann Marshall Scholarship Program is designed to be self-sufficient, and these scholarships are possible thanks to donations from individuals, UCT local and regional councils, and memorials and gifts. All contributions large and small are appreciated as they benefit the children and grandchildren of our members. Donations may be sent to UCT, Attn: Anita Neal, 1801 Watermark Drive, Suite 100, Columbus, OH 43215.
The list of 2021 Ann Marshall Scholarship Program scholarship award recipients is available here. Congratulations to everyone!