The Antioch University New England (AUNE) Board of Trustees has raised $35,000 to establish The David A. Caruso Innovation Scholarship Fund and honor President Caruso’s service to AUNE. Caruso retires from AUNE on July 1, 2013, after leading the university for seven years.
Throughout his tenure President Caruso has been a passionate champion of increasing financial assistance to AUNE students. He has been equally enthusiastic about creating a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation. This scholarship honors both motivations by helping students fulfill their dreams of creating positive change in their communities and the world.
“We know that people learn and innovate best by collaborating with others who have different points of view,” said John (Jack) Merselis Jr., M.D., chair of AUNE’s Board of Trustees. “This exciting new scholarship for incoming students at AUNE promises to strengthen the diversity of our learning community and advance our collective purpose of innovation for a just and sustainable society. It is a most fitting way to honor our President, David Caruso, on the occasion of his retirement.”
The scholarship will be awarded annually, starting in fall of 2014.