The Kenneth and Mary Ann Shaw Scholarship was established in 2001 by Kenneth and Mary Ann Shaw. The scholarship is awarded to a freshman who has demonstrated strong academic achievement that merits application for a Presidential Scholarship. Dr. Kenneth "Buzz" Shaw earned his undergraduate degree from Illinois State University in 1961, pursuing advanced degrees at the University of Illinois and Purdue University. He holds eight honorary degrees, is a renowned author, advisor, consultant, and participated as a board member for many prestigious organizations. Mary Ann Shaw has been a long-time active community servant dedicated to education, children's issues, and promotion of service learning. She served as a reading specialist for many years. Mary Ann holds a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology and Master of Science degree in education from Townson University.