Schraer Endowed Memorial Scholarship (Rosemary S.J.)


Undergrad Student Financial Aid D02089


Undergraduate Student Support

History and Purpose:

Rosemary S. J. Schraer, the seventh Chancellor of UCR, was the first female Chancellor of a University of California campus. Chancellor Schraer was described as an optimist and a champion of the underprivileged. Her research activities included the biochemical aspects of cell structure and cell function. She also collaborated on scientific endeavors with her husband, Harald Schraer, with whom she co-authored many scientific studies. Chancellor Schraer served in numerous professional organizations, including the American Chemical Society and the American Association of University Professors.

Parallel to her professional involvement, she was active in an impressive variety of community service organizations including the United Way Campaign of the Inland Valleys, Riverside Community Hospital governing board, American Association of University Women, and the Presley Institute of Corrections, Research, and Training.

Before coming to UCR in 1985 as Executive Vice Chancellor, she served at Pennsylvania State University where she held numerous academic offices including Associate Provost.

In December 1992, after Chancellor Schraer's sudden death, the Rosemary S. J. Schraer Endowed Memorial Scholarship was created with gifts from various donors and Dr. Harald Schraer. The scholarship provides support to undergraduates who combine outstanding leadership with exceptional academic achievement and service to the campus community. Dr. Harald Schraer, who resides in Pennsylvania, continues to support this fund and its goals.

Selection and Guidelines:

Full Time UCR Student - Recipients must:
- plan to enroll as full-time UCR undergraduate students and use the scholarship at UCR;
- possess a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better;
- maintain academic excellence, including creative accomplishments and/or research;
- participate in campus/community service;
- possess demonstrated leadership skills; and
- have financial need.

Continuing UCR students may apply between December and March 2 using the Continuing Student Scholarship Application. Further details are sent to undergraduates via Webmail in December.

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