Frequently Asked Questions

Questions and Answers Washkewicz Scholar Awards

Who is Parker Hannifin Corporation?
Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and arerospace markets. The company employs approximately 58,000 people in 49 countries around the world. Parker is a long time member of the Cleveland business community and continues to partner with area high schools, colleges, and universities. For more information, visit the company's website at, or its investor information website at

How many scholarships will awarded?
Up to 15 new scholaships will be awarded each year depending on the number of renewals from year to year. 

If I am awarded a scholarship, how many credit hours will the scholarship encompass?
Covers in-state tuition up to 18 credit hours per semester.

If I am awarded the scholarship, do I have to reapply to receive the scholarship in future years?
Yes. Each year the individual must reapply for the scholarship. Preference will be given to current scholarship recipients.

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Is there a maximum number of years that I could receive the scholarship?
Yes, scholarship winners are eligible to receive this scholarship for up to 4 years as an undergraduate degree seeking student.

If I am awarded a scholarship, are there any stipulations that could result in me losing the scholarship?
Yes, scholarships can be rescinded for a variety of reasons. In most cases, revocation would be isolated to instances where an individual is not displaying the necessary performance and/or behavior consistent with the program's expectations. In situations where this would be a concern, the Cleveland State and Scholarship review board will review each circumstance on a case-by-case basis. All decisions are not precedent setting and are final.

What are my chances of receiving a scholarship?
This depends largely upon how many applications the scholarship committee receives and how well you meet the qualifications. It also should be noted that preference will be given to dependent children of current Parker Hannifn employees.

Is there a minimum educational expectation to stay on scholarship?
Yes, scholarship winners must remain in good standing with Cleveland State University and the scholarship program. Among other things, to stay on scholarship, an individual's cumulative GPA must remain at or above 2.5. In addition, a minimum of 12 credit hours must be taken during each semester. All individuals who have been awarded a scholarship should model exemplary behavior and performance consistent with the program's expectations.

What happens if I decide to switch my major and no longer pursue an undergraduate Engineering?
The scholarship will be forfeited.

What happens if I decide to discontinue my education and/or leave Cleveland State University?
The scholarship will be forfeited.

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Are there any guidelines surrounding a potential internship/co-op?
Parker Hannifin Corporation wants each scholarship recipient to receive critical hands-on experience. We believe that this is best accomplished through structured internships/co-ops. Our hope is that the hands-on experience will supplement the education being provided to the individual. Internships/co-ops are subject to availability and acceptable performance must be maintained.

Why is relocation status considered as part of the application process?
Parker Hannifin Corporation is a global community committed to excellence. Since Parker has locations across the globe, relocation is an important factor. Internships and co-ops and possible permanent employment assignments may require relocation.

Whom should I contact if I have additional questions?
If you have questions about the Washkewicz Scholars program please email

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