BEREA, Ohio — Julia Cooke of Pittsfield was among over 660 students who earned named scholarships at Baldwin Wallace University this fall.

Cooke, a graduate of Messalonskee High School majoring in theatre acting and directing, earned the J. Richard Andrisek Scholarship.

The university has a long history of scholarship support from alumni, faculty, trustees and friends. Over 400 named scholarships provide more than $3.8 million to help students attend, persist and graduate from the university.

In addition, they carry on the donors’ legacies through the lives of the students who receive their support. The scholarships vary in requirements, with many specifying financial need, a course of study, involvement on campus or a commitment to excellence in a particular field.

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