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Franklin University Receives Cardinal Health Foundation Grant

For Immediate Release: January 3, 2013

Contact Sherry Mercurio, Director of Public Relations, 614.947.6581

Columbus, OH —

Franklin University, one of the leading educators of working adults, is proud to be the recipient of a $25,000 grant from the Cardinal Health Foundation.  The grant will fund scholarships for students transferring from Columbus State Community College (CSCC) into Franklin University’s healthcare-related majors.

"We are grateful to the Cardinal Health Foundation for its help in expanding opportunities for students to continue their education goals," said Bonnie Quist, Vice President for University Advancement and Strategic Relations, Franklin University. “We are especially excited about the creation of this scholarship, as it reinforces our long standing educational partnership with Columbus State Community College creating an easy path for CSCC students to transfer into Franklin programs. The Cardinal Health Foundation Transfer Scholarship makes this pathway even more easily accessible.”

Through the new grant, 25 transfer scholarships will be available in the amount of $1,000 beginning Fall 2013.  The merit based, transfer scholarship, is for use in paying for tuition and fees only.  Students qualifying for the transfer scholarship must be a graduate of or a transfer student of CSCC and must be seeking a healthcare related degree at Franklin University and have a G.P.A. of 3.0.  In addition, qualifying students must have completed and passed Franklin University’s PF321 and Global Issues (HUMN 305) courses and be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours. (Franklin employees are not eligible for this scholarship).

The Cardinal Health Foundation Transfer Scholarship will help ensure those wanting the opportunity to advance towards their bachelor’s degree in the healthcare field at Franklin University will have an opportunity for financial assistance.

“As the health care industry continues to evolve, there is an increasing need for well-trained professionals,” said Dianne Radigan, director, Community Relations at Cardinal Health. “Cardinal Health is pleased to be able to support scholarships that will help ensure that our community has the credentialed professionals needed to deliver quality care.”

About Franklin University
Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students. The University offers applied, in-demand undergraduate, master's and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals.  From entrepreneurs to CEOs, more than 45,000 Franklin alumni can be found around the world contributing to the communities in which they live and work. Students can take classes through Franklin through its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, two central Ohio locations, in Beavercreek, at co-locations across Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, and online. In addition, the University's MBA program is offered internationally through agreements with institutions in Europe and the Middle East. Further information regarding Franklin University can be found at

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


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