AU Student Awarded The J.M. Smucker Co. Annual Scholarship

AU Student Awarded The J.M. Smucker Company Annual Scholarship
Emily Sparks, AU senior accounting major, is congratulated by J.M. Smucker Co.'s Nick Workinger after she was named the J.M. Smucker Co. scholarship award winner for the academic year 2015-16.

3/15/16 ASHLAND, Ohio - Emily Sparks, an Ashland University senior majoring in accounting, was named the J.M. Smucker Co. scholarship award winner for the academic year 2015-16 at AU’s Student Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) February meeting.

The scholarship was presented to Sparks by Nick Workinger, director, U.S. Retail Sales Finance of The J.M. Smucker Co. Sparks, a 2012 graduate of South Central High School, is the daughter of Donald and Lorraine Sparks of Greenwich, Ohio.

Sparks said, “It is an honor to be selected as the 2015-2016 recipient of the J.M. Smucker Scholarship. The J.M. Smucker Company has maintained a wonderful relationship with Ashland University and its students for many years. I am eternally grateful for their generosity and commitment to providing excellent opportunities for young professionals throughout our community.”

The criteria for the annual Ashland University Smucker scholarship, which was established in 2008, include a grade point average of at least 3.0, junior or senior status, accounting or finance major, industry internship experience, and a member of the Eagle Investment Group or the Institute of Management (IMA) student chapter or other Ashland University student organization.

Ashland University, ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2016, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University ( values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###