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UC students awarded scholarship by The Quaker Chemical Foundation


WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. — Two University of the Cumberlands (UC) students were each awarded a $1,000 scholarship from The Quaker Chemical Foundation for the 2013-2014 school year. The scholarship is given specifically to students from the Dayton and Middletown, Ohio area, and is meant to promote education and science.

Recipient Kara Lawson is a senior biology major and chemistry minor from Dayton, Ohio. She is a tutor in UC’s Academic Resource Center and a soccer player. Kara, the daughter of Scott and Lora Lawson, plans to pursue a degree in the Physician Assistant program.

Recipient Stephen Sartoris is a freshman from Dayton, Ohio. Currently undecided with his major, he runs cross country and indoor and outdoor track for UC. Stephen, the son of Carrie Purdum and Steve Sartoris, currently works in food services for the University.

“Our students are so grateful for the assistance they receive,” said Dr. Jim Taylor, UC’s president. “These youngsters know that life’s greatest blessings come from one person helping another along life’s way.”

The Quaker Chemical Foundation was established over 50 years ago to support qualified non-profit organizations through corporate contributions.

The Foundation’s purpose is to demonstrate the values of Quaker Chemical Corporation, particularly as they relate to Quaker associates and the local communities in which the company operates. Through its grant program, matching gift program, and scholarship program [for children of associates], the Foundation makes a positive impact in Quaker’s local communities, supports the personal giving activities of associates, and advances the educational aspirations of associates’ children. For more information visit

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; 10 pre-professional programs; ten graduate degrees distributed over eight areas, including two doctorates and seven master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs. For more information visit