Bauer Students Create Scholarship

Published on April 24, 2015

Bauer Honors Student Advisory Board Raise Funds for New Scholarship


Finance senior Alyna Fehmer initiated the effort within the Bauer Honors Student Advisory Board to create a new Bauer College scholarship for non-traditional students with funds that was raised through student-led fundraising.

When finance senior Alyna Fehmer transferred to Bauer College in 2012, she received a transfer scholarship to ease the burden of paying for college.

But, as more semesters passed, she noticed fewer opportunities for non-traditional students like herself.

“I graduated high school in 2006, so I’ve been in the working world, and I’ve been in school,” Fehmer said. “I know the pressure that students who have to support themselves feel. I want to be able to help anyone else who’s in a struggling position.”

With the creation of the Bauer Honors Student Advisory Board (BHSAB), Fehmer and classmates hosted informational sessions and professional development events, in addition to raising funds to create a new scholarship.

The group raised money through numerous activities, including t-shirt sales and bake sales. Fehmer created apparel to sell so that Bauer Honors students and alumni could display pride in their program.

“The way that this scholarship is unique to me is that we didn’t have any financial sponsor,” she said. “This scholarship funding was raised by students, for students.”

The scholarship has been awarded this year to a candidate that is a Bauer Honors student who has been enrolled at least one semester and is in good academic standing. They are active, passionate and appreciative of what Bauer Honors has offered them. Fehmer stressed that the student who receives the scholarship must demonstrate some sort of need.

“Everyone in Bauer Honors is already academically excellent,” she said. “I want to make sure that there’s a financial need aspect as well. I want to make sure that whoever receives it is overcoming some kind of financial stress or obstacle.”

For more information about other Bauer scholarships, click here.

By Trey Strange