July 31, 2019
The SSU Development Foundation has established a Trojan Scholars Program to provide scholarships for Portsmouth High School graduates pursuing degrees at Shawnee State University. Pictured (l-r) are: Ralph Applegate, Portsmouth High School; Scott Dutey, Superintendent of Portsmouth City Schools; Dr. Jeff Bauer, Shawnee State President; and Justin McMillan, Senior Admissions Associate at Shawnee State.
The Shawnee State University Development Foundation has established a Trojan Scholars Fund with up to five scholarships to be awarded each year to Portsmouth High School graduates.
“We’re excited about what this means for local students,” Eric Braun, SSU Vice President for Advancement and Institutional Relations, said. “The Trojan Scholars Program is made possible by generous donors who recognize how much we can accomplish when the university and high schools work together.”
Braun explained that the scholarships will be awarded based on financial need and additional criteria established by Portsmouth High School. Scott Dutey, Superintendent of Portsmouth City Schools said that the district is pleased with the partnership and what it means for their students.
“This will help many Trojan graduates continue their post-secondary aspirations,” Dutey said. “We appreciate the efforts of leadership at Shawnee State to see it come to fruition.”
Recipients of the Trojan Scholarships who live in University Housing at Shawnee State will receive an additional housing scholarship from Campus View Associates, LLC.
“Students from our immediate region aren’t required to live on campus, but many choose to and add to their student life experiences,” said Justin McMillan, Senior Admissions Associate at SSU. “These proven leaders in high school will be leaders on our campus and in our community.”