Five Selected for Prestigious Juran Scholarship

News Story: January 17, 2013
Juran Institute, internationally respected for its efforts to promote quality in the business world, has selected five students from Sacred Heart University’s John F. Welch College of Business to receive the inaugural Juran Scholars designation. Each student will receive $10,000 to help with tuition expenses.
Joseph A. DeFeo, Juran CEO stated, ”We feel it is important to provide this recognition on behalf of our founder Dr. Joseph M. Juran who felt education is the best way to improve the quality of our society. This is the best way to recognize the hardworking students of Sacred Heart.”

The students are senior Ashley Fortuna of Stafford Springs, Connecticut; and juniors Anne Archer of Littleton, Colorado; Morgan Kelly of Naugatuck, Connecticut; Christopher Kinghan of Rye, New York; and John Ross of Fairfield, Connecticut. The scholarships go to business majors with at least a 3.2 grade point average who participate in community service.
Candidates were interviewed by the Juran Scholars Selection Committee at Sacred Heart University. This year’s committee included Ralph Lim, interim dean of the John F. Welch College of Business, Julie Savino, SHU’s dean of Student Financial Assistance, and Virginia Harris, SHU’s executive director of Foundations and Grants. After recommendation by the Selection Committee, the Juran Institute made the final selection of scholarship recipients. In addition to the interview process, the applicants were required to submit an essay, letters of recommendation, and documentation of their community service work. The junior scholarships are renewable for the senior year.

Juran Institute has its world headquarters in Southbury, Connecticut, but serves an international clientele, with branch operations in China, Germany, the Netherlands, South Africa, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States. It was founded by Dr. Joseph M. Juran, who died last year at the age of 103 and was active in the field until his death. He has a global reputation as the “father of quality.”