Josh Kennedy of Latrobe is among more than 660 students who earned named scholarships at Baldwin Wallace University this fall, the Berea, Ohio, campus reported Friday.

Kennedy, a graduate of Greater Latrobe Senior High School majoring in religion and English, earned the Blanche & Walter Hoffman Scholarship and the Mary & Hugh Burtner Student Prize in Religion.

Founded in 1845, BW has a long history of scholarship support from alumni, faculty, trustees and friends. More than 400 named scholarships provide more than $3 million to help students attend, persist and graduate from BW. In addition, they carry on the donors’ legacies through the lives of the students who receive their support. The scholarships vary in their requirements, with many specifying financial need, a course of study, involvement on campus or a commitment to excellence in a particular field.

BW grants a wide range of scholarships to current students each year. Including named, merit and need-based scholarships, BW students received more than $57 million in financial support from the university for the 2019-20 academic year.

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