The Richard W. Tomlinson Football Scholarship Since his days at Shippensburg University, Rick Tomlinson ’73-’85M has enjoyed a career in higher education in Central Pennsylvania, serving in a wide range of faculty and executive administration positions. Rick credits his undergraduate and graduate education at the University for preparing him to thrive in roles in higher education for which a terminal degree would normally have been required.
Throughout the years, Rick has also been an avid fan of Red Raider athletics, regularly attending home and away football, basketball, and baseball games. “After I joined the Raiders Club Board of Directors, I became more aware of the need for athletic scholarship funding. That was the motivating factor for me to establish a scholarship for talented student-athletes.” The Richard W. Tomlinson Football Scholarship also has a preference for members of the football team who are enrolled in the John L. Grove College of Business or in a Psychology degree program at Shippensburg University.