Cheryl Thomas Exceptional Leadership Scholarship

66% of $25,000 goal
This campaign ended on March 06, 2023, but you can still make a gift to The University of Toledo by clicking here!

The Cheryl Thomas Exceptional Leadership Scholarship Fund was created in memory of Cheryl Thomas, Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students. Cheryl unexpectedly passed away in January 2023. This fund was created to celebrate Cheryl’s passion and dedication to the university and student experience. 

Cheryl started working at the university in September of 1996, in the Office of First Year Experience. During her tenure at the university she also worked in the Office of Study Abroad, Center for International Studies and Programs, Dean of Students Office, and most recently the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs. Cheryl’s heart and soul was pure midnight blue and gold. Her excitement and passion for the University of Toledo was on display at every home football game and women’s basketball game. She could be found at every major student event dancing along to the music, getting students to smile and laugh, and taking selfies with anyone that was in her proximity. Cheryl was most passionate when it came to the Kalahari Student Leadership Conference and engaging with those students who wished to advance their leadership skills and engage with their fellow Rockets. She also looked forward every year to the 6 a.m. mornings on Homecoming day as the university came collectively together in celebrating what it means to be a Rocket! 

The Cheryl Thomas Exceptional Leadership Fund will be awarded to an undergraduate who displays excitement and passion for the university through exceptional campus involvement. The individual must have a grade point average of at least a 3.0.  

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