AUM offering scholarship for PhD program


Greene County News

YELLOW SPRINGS — Antioch University is announcing a new merit-based tuition scholarship starting in the 2016-17 school year for students in the PhD in Leadership and Change program.

The Ruth Weisman and Mayneal Wayland Scholarship enables the PhD in Leadership and Change (PhDLC) program to offer annual tuition scholarships in support of scholarship and practice in leading change that directly impacts and improves the lives of women and/or girls in the United States or abroad.

This scholarship was established by a generous gift from two donors as a way to honor their respective mothers, in the belief that women can change the world, and in honor of Dr. Alan Guskin and his leadership at Antioch University and his life-long commitment to “win victories for humanity.”

“Students and graduates of our program are doing amazing things combining scholarship and practice to improve the lives of women of all ages,” said Dr. Laurien Alexandre, provost of the Graduate School of Leadership and Change.

Examples include a student who is training teachers for girls’ schools in Afghanistan, another who focused on women’s empowerment in Ethiopia. Closer to home, the program has had a recent student convene diverse groups of women to build social capital to improve communities and another who is working on wellness programs for inner-city women to improve their lives and the health of their families.

“This scholarship fund brings much needed financial support to our current and future doctoral students. We are so grateful to our donors for supporting students who are making a difference in the lives of women and girls,” said Alexandre.

Approximately $5,000 in support will be available each academic year for the life of the fund for deserving students in the program. Scholarships will typically be in the amount of $2,500, but may be smaller or larger at the scholarship committee’s discretion.

The application deadline is May 1 of each year and the application can be downloaded from the program website. A full description of the application process is also posted online.

To learn more contact Leslee Creighton at 937-769-1341 or [email protected].

Story courtesy of Antioch University Midwest.

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