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Alumni Board Scholarships

Each year the Olivet College Alumni Board awards a number of competitive scholarships to current students who are actively engaged in campus life, both in and outside the classroom.

“The Alumni Board endowed scholarship benefits my experience at Olivet College in many ways. I am most thankful for the financial help because it eases the burden of college expenses. The scholarship, instead, allows me to focus my energy on being successful in and out of the classroom. I look forward to becoming an alumna of Olivet College because I know the education I receive will give me an edge at becoming a successful professional in my career. Since I have experienced the benefits of alumni support firsthand, I hope I am fortunate enough to grant this opportunity to another future Olivet College graduate.”
– Leah Lupu ’17

Following are our 2018 Alumni Board Scholarship recipients:

Ellyn ’36 and Lane ’40 Breidenstein Endowed Alumni Board Scholarship
Established by their daughter for a model student in the field of business and potential alumnus in scholarship and service to Olivet College and participant in social and extra-curricular activities.
Recipient – Jillian Johnson

David C. Pywell ’69 Endowed Memorial Alumni Board Scholarship
Established in memory of David Pywell ’69, in honor of his love and appreciation of Olivet College and the example he set in life through volunteerism and community service.
Recipient – Jeff Humphrey

Rev. Grafton ’37 and Ruth ’38 Thomas Endowed Alumni Board Scholarship
Established by Rev. Grafton “Mac” ’37 and Ruth ’38 Thomas for a model student and potential alumnus in scholarship and service to Olivet College and the community and participant in social and extra-curricular activities.
Recipient – Raenona Claramount
Recipient – Alexis Hart

Recipient – Tyler Nobel

Joan Johnson Wagner ’45 Endowed Alumni Board Scholarship
Established by family and friends for model returning student and potential alumnus in scholarship and service to Olivet College and participant in social and extra-curricular activities.
Recipient – Nataliya Malaydakh
Recipient – Brandie Pomeroy
Recipient – Kadesha Alawar-Taylor

Marty (Mason) Jennings ’67 Endowed Alumni Board Scholarship
Established by the family and friends of Marty (Mason) Jennings ’67; supports the education of an Olivet College student involved in Greek like who demonstrates excellent academic performance, exhibits leadership qualities, gives service to the college or community, and participates in co-curricular activities.
Recipient – Desiree Pradas
Recipient – Tatum Oxford

Jim Coleman Prize
Recipient – Adam Walle

Lenora Belle Hazard Memorial Award
Recipient – Abigale Smith

William Buchanan Award
Recipient – Dominique Giroux

Alumni Board Scholarships positively impact Olivet College students. Contact Samantha Pearl ’00, director of alumni engagement, at 269.749.7644 or spearl@olivetcollege.edu for information about donating to the scholarship fund.

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