Elizabeth Blevins, Director, Office of Communications
Phyllis Noah, Communications Coordinator
Office: (740) 351-3810; FAX: (740) 351-3179; Cell: (740)
940 Second Street – Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
Memorial Scholarship established at
Shawnee State University
George Allen Essman, Sr. has established a scholarship at
Shawnee State University in memory of his wife, the Donna
Charlene Essman Memorial Scholarship.
Donna was a
1964 graduate of Portsmouth West High School and earned a
Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Ohio University. She was
enrolled in classes at Shawnee State University during her
adult life and cared very much for education.
She was a
beloved teacher at New Boston Schools for 16 years and at
Portsmouth City Schools for four years. She also taught
pre-school, Sunday School, and provided teacher in-services
throughout Scioto County.
scholarship will be awarded in the 2010-2011 academic year
to an adult learner or other non-traditional student
returning to school to pursue an undergraduate degree who
has not otherwise pursued college previously or had their
college studies interrupted earlier in life.
applicants should contact the Shawnee State University
Office of Financial Aid for consideration.
information on how to support scholarships and other
initiatives at Shawnee State University, contact the SSU
Development Foundation at (740) 351-3284.