Elizabeth Schlaff Theisen Scholarship
Elizabeth Schlaff Theisen never attended college, but she worked very hard to ensure that her children did. Her daughter, Dr. Cynthia Theisen, graduated from Siena Heights in 1960 with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, went on to earn her Ph.D., and enjoyed a distinguished career in the chemical field. Cynthia received scholarship support at Siena Heights and wanted to offer that same help to others. She created the scholarship in her mother’s name to honor the encouragement and support she had provided. Because of Cynthia’s love of art and her great admiration of Siena’s strong art program she decided to designate her scholarship to women majoring in art.
The scholarship is awarded to students demonstrating financial need, with preference given to women majoring in art.