Coffman/Cronise Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Information

This award was established by two sisters, Anna and Ruth Cronise. They were alumni of Radford College and felt the need to give back some of what they had been given during their time at Radford. The Cronise sisters lived in Fincastle, VA for most of their lives. Anna, a 1953 graduate, taught business in Roanoke City high schools and at National Business College. Ruth, a 1955 graduate, taught foreign languages in Roanoke and was a librarian at Hollins College. As devoted alumni, they attributed much of their successes in life to the undergraduate education they received. They left their assets to Radford to enable future generations of students the opportunity to pursue a college education.

Scholarship Criteria

  • Must have upper-class status.
  • Must be a Business, Economics, Foreign Language, English or a Library Science major.
  • Must maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA.
  • Must demonstrate financial need.
  • Must demonstrate professional promise.
  • Must be from Roanoke City or Roanoke County.
  • FAFSA required.