BU’s Kozloff Scholarship quadruples

For immediate release: Nov. 12, 2007

BLOOMSBURG — As Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s president looks forward to retirement next month, the scholarship she and her husband established in their names continues to grow.

President Jessica S. Kozloff and Dr. Stephen R. Kozloff established the $50,000 endowed scholarship to recognize the strong faculty-student relationship that exists at BU and to inspire continued collaboration. The scholarship is awarded directly to BU students involved in scholarly or creative work.

In the 18 months since Jessica Kozloff announced her retirement, 788 donors – BU alumni, faculty, staff, students’ parents, friends of the university and campus organizations – have honored the couple with donations to the fund of $159,665, said Eileen Evert, director of annual giving. The overall scholarship endowment now totals $209,665, she added.

The increased size of the endowment has enabled the university to increase the number of Kozloff scholarships awarded and the amount of each grant, Evert said. Starting in 2008-09, two awards of $1,000 each will be made in each of BU’s four colleges – Business, Liberal Arts, Professional Studies and Science and Technology – for a total of eight scholarships annually.

Adrienne S. Mael of Bloomsburg, a BU senior majoring in anthropology, received the Kozloff Scholarship in 2006 and used it to elaborate on her research, “The Globalization of Divorce: A United States-Ghana Comparison.”

“The Kozloff Undergraduate Research Scholarship was extremely important to my professional development,” Mael said. “The scholarship gave my project recognition which will help me in the future when applying for other scholarships, conferences and graduate school. I appreciate how Dr. Kozloff understands that undergraduates need recognition for their work. The scholarship is a stepping stone which helps undergraduates toward a bright future."

Contributions to the Jessica S. and Stephen R. Kozloff Undergraduate Research Scholarship, payable to “BU Foundation/Kozloff Scholarship,” may be sent to the Bloomsburg University Foundation, Development Center, 400 E. Second St., Bloomsburg, Pa. 17815.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Professional Studies, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.