Art Historian, Professor Dr. Catherine Wilkins: Scholarship Scam Artist of…

Art Historian, Professor Dr. Catherine Wilkins: Scholarship Scam Artist of USF’s HONORS COLLEGE

Catherine Wilkins taught me how to cheat and lie in college.

I just have to look at this teacher as my example.

Catherine Wilkins is disheartening to know about.

Catherine Wilkins lies and falsifies her credentials, and scams the university school system.

We in Florida are saddened such liars exist.

Dr. Wilkins: How can you be proud of yourself?

People and teachers like you are the reason why society is the way it is.

It praises liars. Then liars get to teach others that lying is acceptable.

It lets people that lie and abuse others reach the top.

Professor Catherine Wilkins teaches students that it’s okay, and very advantageous to lie and cheat, and get away with it.

I wish fewer teachers were liars. There are far too many examples like “Dr. Catherine Wilkins” in the world.

When Professor Wilkins’ “loved one” of four years was fighting for their life against cancer, Catherine was busy committing adultery, cheating, lying, faking her scholarships, and abusing the academic system.

It is sad USF’s Catherine Wilkins teaches others, especially honors students, because now students know it is far too easy to cheat in college and on their life path. By following Dr. Catherine Wilkins, they now know how simple it is to lie in the world to climb the ladder.


     When your loved one got cancer, what did you do?

     If your loved one is fighting for their life against cancer,

     You can do what Dr. Catherine Josephine Wilkins did:


* Catherine Wilkins faked taking care of her “loved one” to receive her own sympathy and rewards.

* Catherine Wilkins abandoned her “loved one” to fight for their life or die on their own.

* Catherine Wilkins tells her “loved one” while they are fighting cancer, that she joined Delta Force (so she can escape responsibility).

* Catherine Wilkins lied to her college professors and family.

* Catherine Wilkins received praise from her college professors for her lies.

* Catherine Wilkins faked her scholarships.

* Catherine Wilkins faked massive details on her scholarships trying to get money for what she lied about.

* Catherine Wilkins lied about paying her “loved one’s” medical bills, so she could try to get school money.

* Catherine Wilkins received credit, respect, and sympathy for her lies and good deeds that she NEVER did.

* Catherine Wilkins appropriates the suffering and life-and-death struggle of others to advance herself.

* Catherine Wilkins commits adultery.

* Catherine Wilkins has a long-term secret affair with her boss.

* Catherine Wilkins has sex with college faculty.

* Catherine Wilkins abused the academic system for years.

* Catherine Wilkins copies, steals, and appropriates ideas from others, and claims her own credit for them.

* Catherine Wilkins covers up her dishonesty.

* Catherine Wilkins fabricates stories.

* Catherine Wilkins blames others when she gets caught.

* Catherine Wilkins, when caught lying, cheating, committing adultery, copying, and faking — just lies that she’ll stop lying, then keeps lying for years.

* Catherine Wilkins does not care about the pain she causes others.

* Catherine Wilkins does not care about making the life-and-death struggle of cancer and chemotherapy more difficult on the “loved one” she’s abusing, using, and scamming.


     When your loved one got cancer, what did you do?

     Did you cheat and try to profit like Dr. Catherine Wilkins?


This is just the tip of the iceberg of Catherine’s lies.

Below… The word-for-word transcript of Catherine’s falsified scholarship (everything about her “care” for a cancer patient is a complete lie fabricated by her):

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Table of Contents

Reasons for Applying for the CDA Scholarship

Supplement to Scholarship Application for Catherine Wilkins

1. The illness of a loved one has depleted my savings and caused a great deal of medical debt which I help pay, while at the same time impeding my graduate education and making my progress as a student somewhat difficult.

2. My position as a graduate teacher is very rewarding in that it enables me to share my love of learning with fellow young people; however, it does not cover the full cost of my school fees and living expenses.

3. I fear that my dream of earning a graduate degree and becoming a college professor might not be realized without further financial aid.


Supplement to Scholarship Application for Catherine Wilkins

My name is Catherine Wilkins. I enrolled as a graduate student at Tulane University in New Orleans, pursuing a Master of the Arts degree in Art History.

I lived in the Tampa Bay area my entire life before moving away for graduate school, born into a wonderfully large and caring extended family. My family raised me very well, and taught me principles of love, wisdom, and faith from a very early age. In part due to their dedication( to my upbringing, I was able to skip first grade, going directly to second grade from Kindergarten. From grade school onward, I attended Catholic schools, where I was educated both intellectually and spiritually. During my time at St. Petersburg Catholic High School, I began assisting as a volunteer at a local soup kitchen, as well as at a tennis camp for young children. Additional extracurricular activities during that time period included employment of thirty five hours per week at Publix Supermarkets, membership on the high school tennis team, enrollment in the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta (math honor society), and volunteer work for several environmental agencies.

I graduated high school third in my class, with highest honors and a special departmental award in English, just after my seventeenth birthday. In the fall, I dual-enrolled at the University of South Florida (U.S.F.) and St. Petersburg Junior College in order to take more courses at once. I took specialized courses at the University and more broad, required classes at the Junior College, all completely funded by merit-based scholarships. While at school, I received the Florida Bright Futures full scholarship, as well as an additional Legacy Scholarship from the Humanities department, a trustee scholarship from the Junior College, and both Presidential and Honors scholarships from the University of South Florida. I received my Associates’ degree in just over a year, in December, graduating on the Dean’s List with High Honors. After that point, I attended courses solely at U.S.F. while still working at the supermarket. At the University, I specialized in the Humanities, and had a ravenous appetite for all knowledge concerned with history, art, literature, music and theatre. My scholarships allowed me to take a great number of classes at once, sometimes as many as twenty-two credit hours per semester, prompting me to finish my Bachelor’s degree three years after I received my high school diploma. I graduated magna cum laude, with an overall Grade Point Average of 3.757.

Upon my graduation, I received an offer of a full scholarship for graduate school, plus a paid position as a graduate assistant at Tulane University, a well-accredited school in New Orleans. Unfortunately, over the summer between my graduation and my planned matriculation at Tulane, my boyfriend of four years developed a cough which prompted a visit to the doctor’s office. After several tests and minor surgeries, the doctors discovered that my boyfriend was suffering from Hodgkin’s Disease, a type of cancer. As an orphan, my boyfriend had no one else to care for him, and I was reluctant to abandon him in such a state. Since he was unable to maintain treatment in New Orleans, it was necessary for me to remain in the Tampa area.

Unfortunately, I had not planned on attending U.S.F. for graduate school, and consequently had not applied for any scholarships. At such short notice, there was no financial aid available for me for my first semester of graduate school, and I was able to pay for only one course with the money I earned working as a library assistant at the University. I was extremely troubled, not only due to the stress I experienced as a result of my boyfriend’s battle with cancer, but also because I felt as though I was falling behind in my course work and was forfeiting my dream of achieving a graduate degree in Art History and going on to work as a college professor. I was left with little but my family, friends, and faith to help me get through this difficult period in my life.

Fortunately, in spring, I was blessed with some opportunities which served to help me on my path to a productive and complete adulthood. I was offered a job as a graduate teacher at U.S.F., a position that provided a very modest salary, but which included a stipend for 75% of my tuition. This provided me a wonderful opportunity to share my love of learning with other young people while at the same time pursuing my own dream of receiving a graduate degree. I earned twelve credit hours toward my Master’s Degree in Art History at U.S.F. before my boyfriend’s recovery allowed me to continue my education at Tulane University. While I still have a tuition scholarship and a job at the school, I have encountered a great deal of expenses, in terms of fees that run upwards of $1300 per year that I must pay myself, along with aiding my boyfriend with his accumulated medical expenses, and, of course, my own living costs. Because I stayed in Florida with my boyfriend for the first year of my graduate experience and payed for much of my schooling on my own, my savings have been virtually depleted, and I often face a good deal of stress and pressure when attempting to pay my bills each month. In the meantime, though, I have remained active as a graduate student, maintaining a 4.0 unweighted grade point average while partaking in volunteer activities at the Newcomb Gallery and the New Orleans Museum of Art as well as serving as my department’s representative in multiple on-campus student organizations. This past year, I have taught two art-historical survey classes while I completed most of my graduate coursework, and I am now preparing to begin writing my thesis and applying to other schools where I would like to work toward my Doctoral degree.

Recently, my grandmother, a Catholic Daughter for over four decades, brought this scholarship to my notice. It seems like true help from God, and would allow me to take more courses at the University without worrying about my inability to pay the related fees. In addition, I would be more able to dedicate some of my own earnings each month to help my boyfriend meet the cost of the medical expenses he has unfortunately accrued. While his illness and the ensuing chaotic changes in my life have certainly been taxing – emotionally, physically, and spiritually – I am very grateful that I have had this opportunity to grow and learn, to help another, yet still persist in meeting my own goals. The experience of the past year has taught me so much about life, love, and faith; important lessons which transcend those I learned in the classroom. I cannot wait to apply what I have learned about life to my educational studies, and this scholarship from the Catholic Daughters will provide me the means by which I can accomplish it.

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St. Petersburg, Florida (USF Honors College / Tampa Art Museum)

Catherine Wilkins, Art Historian

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