This scholarship was created to honor Sister Cathleen Real, C.H.M., who served as Siena Heights College’s 6th President from 1984-1993.
Originally from Wyoming, Ill., Sister Cathleen earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics and chemistry from Marycrest College in Iowa, a master's degree in mathematics from St. Louis University, and a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Iowa. She served as an instructor and administrator at several institutions: Marycrest College, Schenectady County Community College, Barat College and the College of Saint Mary. The Herrick Foundation was a significant contributor to this scholarship.
The Real Scholarship provides full-time female students with half the cost of a full academic year of study including tuition and books, but not room, board or living expenses. At least one recipient each year will be a nontraditional student.