When endowed, this fund will provide financial assistance to African American undergraduate students in the College of Arts & Sciences

Frederica Ward was a beloved department assistant in the English department at CWRU for more than seventeen years. When she passed away in 2010 at the age of 48, department members, family, and friends created this memorial fund in her name to provide scholarships to African American undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences—for majors in the arts, humanities, social sciences, physical and biological sciences, or math. Freddy was a life-long learner, taking classes at Case while a staff member. She was a talented writer, publishing a work of fiction in Callaloo, a journal of the literature, art, and culture of the African Diaspora. This fund aims to extend her passion for reading, writing, and learning.

We are just over halfway toward meeting the $25,000 total required for endowment. Please help us complete this goal so that scholarships promoting greater diversity and inclusion in the Case Western Reserve University community can be activated. Thank you for your consideration!

Please click on this LINK to make an electronic contribution today, specifying OTHER and “Frederica Ward Memorial Scholarship Fund” in the Designation drop down menu. Alternatively, checks can be mailed to the following address (please  be sure to specify the fund in the MEMO line):

Office of Development
College of Arts & Sciences, CWRU
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-7068