University of Michigan Alumni Association

What is the Newt. C Loken Scholarship Award?

Coach Newt Loken is a Michigan legend.  His family, colleagues and student-athletes benefitted from his extraordinary athletic achievements and, as importantly, his joyful and compassionate character.  Coach Loken was The University of Michigan Cheerleading Coach from 1946-1976.  In 2005, Larry Price (a former cheerleader) established the Newt C. Loken Scholarship Fund in order to provide tuition support for a member/s of the cheerleading squad. 

Who receives this award?

Each year the current U of M cheerleaders have the opportunity to apply for this award.  The applications are looked over by the Alumni Association Board of Directors and given to the cheerleader/s who have served one year or more on the squad, maintained a 3.0 grade point average or higher, and who exemplify the qualities of LEADERSHIP and ENTHUSIASM.  

(Greg Shaver, Patrick McCloskey, Cassandra Gelov, Melissa Walcott)

2015 Newt Loken Scholarship Recipients


How can I contribute?

Contributions to the Scholarship Fund can be made at any time during the year (please check with your employer regarding possible Matching Contribution Programs).  You may contribute to this award in the following ways:



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