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Nonprofit scholarships – United Way head wins grant

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The University of South Florida has given its first Executive MBA Program scholarship to the head of a local United Way, the Tampa Bay Business Journal reported July 3.  The scholarship is for nonprofit executives and provides more than $28,000 for tuition, books and supplies.

Kim Scheeler, president of the United Way of Hillsborough County, will begin classes this fall.  Scheeler has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Indiana University.

By the time the school was sure funding would be available for the scholarship, it was too late to go through an application process, MBA program director Steve Baumgarten told the Journal.  The scholarship was awarded to Scheeler simply because United Way is a large local organization.

Next year the process will be open to other applicants, Baumgarten said.

For full story, go to Bizjournals.

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