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KEN AND ANN ADAMS SCIENCE EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship provides financial assistance to students who are majoring in Secondary Education-Science, including General Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Earth/Space sciences.  Preference will be given to an entering student who is a graduate of The School District of the City of Erie, Pennsylvania.  This award is renewable provided the student meets the academic requirements of the School of Education.  Financial need may be a factor.  Preference in awarding the scholarship may be given to students who help achieve and sustain the diversity of the student body.

ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is to a student must be enrolled full-time, have a minimum SAT/ACT score of 1000, minimum GPA high school of 3.0, and a written recommendation from the high school principal, counselor or teacher.  The maximum value is equivalent to full-time "in-state" tuition cost, award combined with other scholarships, grants, etc. may not exceed the direct cost for one academic year (tuition, fees, room and board - PHEAA Gift Aid Formula). T his scholarship is awarded during the fall and spring semester and is renewable for a maximum of four years provided the student maintains a cumulative QPA of 3.0.  Financial need is not a factor.  Preference in awarding the scholarship may be given to students who help achieve and sustain the diversity of the student body.

ANONYMOUS SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Wishing to remain anonymous, a local husband and wife named Edinboro University the sole beneficiary of their estate.   Although they did not attend Edinboro, they strongly believed in the university’s programs for students with disabilities and its mission to promote confidence and independent functioning of students as well as educate and increase understanding of students with disabilities in the college community.  First preference shall be given to students who are disabled as defined under provisions of the ADA or the Rehab. Act. The endowment is utilized to provide scholarships, tuition, books and/or other media for incoming and current students.

ASSOCIATION OF FACULTY AND STAFF OF COLOR SCHOLARSHIP

The recipient must be a student enrolled full time pursuing his or her first Bachelor's Degree, with preference given to a student of color.  The recipient must have a sophomore status with a minimum QPA of 3.0 or better.  Qualified candidates may be required to submit an application and an essay (not exceeding three pages) responding to a topic selected by the Association of Faculty and Staff of Color. 

DANA BUSHNELL WOMEN'S STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP

The student must have a declared minor in Women's Studies.  The student must have a minimum cumulative QPA of 3.0, a minimum of 64 earned credits, and completed two courses in Women's Studies.

STEPHEN PAUL DANOWSKI II MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established by friends and family of Stephen Paul Danowski II, a beloved speech communications/media student at Edinboro University.  His friends and family are establishing this scholarship with the hope that it will encourage the same commitment to education, community involvement, and enthusiasm and zest for living that Stephen demonstrated during his life.  The student must be a Communication Studies major, physically disabled, with preference given to a person relying on a wheelchair for mobility.  The student must be in good academic standing, having achieved a minimum of 60 credits.  Preference will be given to a student who has exceptional character as demonstrated by volunteerism, work experience, and/or participation in campus and/or community activities.  Financial need is a factor.

SURINDER S. DHILLON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

These awards are designed to provide recognition to Edinboro University students with disabilities who exemplify the spirit of determination and courage, which Surinder S. Dhillon demonstrated during his lifetime. One is for excellence in the National Wheelchair Games or associated events, and the other is in support of travel abroad by students with disabilities.

DIXON FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

The Dr. Armendia P. Dixon Family Scholarship has been created to provide financial assistance to students who demonstrate exceptional writing ability.  Dr. Dixon has established this scholarship not only to encourage commitment to education, but to support and motivate students' creative writing potential.  The student must have completed a minimum of one college writing course, earning a minimum "B" letter grade and demonstrating excellence in potential writing ability.  Preference will be given to a student from Erie or Crawford County.  Financial need is a factor.  Preference in awarding the scholarship may be given to students who help achieve and sustain the diversity of the student body.

ANNA F. FILLEY SCHOLARSHIP

This award provides annual scholarships to students to help defray the cost of their participation in any one of the Summer Study Abroad programs offered by Edinboro University.  Recipients are selected on the basis of academic merit, contributions to organizations and/or community, and a brief essay explaining how summer study abroad will benefit them.   Preference in awarding the scholarship may be given to students who help achieve and sustain the diversity of the student body. 

FRIENDS OF WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established by the alumni and friends of the Edinboro University Athletic Program.  The recipient must be a member of the Edinboro University Wheelchair Basketball Team, meet minimum NCAA requirements and maintain NCAA eligibility.  The scholarship can only be awarded during the Fall and/or Spring semesters.

DR. ROBERT D. AND REGINA GATES SCHOLARSHIP

Dr. Robert D. Gates was a teacher of handicapped students in the 1950s.  This began a lifelong interest in assuring that the disabled would be given opportunities equal to others.  While raising their own family, Dr. and Mrs. Gates would open their home to disabled children to share in their family activities.  This scholarship is established not only to honor the memory of Dr. and Mrs. Gates, but also to encourage the same level of dedication and commitment to the education of students with disabilities as they demonstrated during their life.  The student must be physically or developmentally disabled and enrolled full-time in a degree or certification program at Edinboro University.  The candidate must have a QPA of 2.00 or better and/or demonstrate academic progress satisfactory to the OSD.  The student must have completed one semester of course work at Edinboro University and demonstrate academic progress toward a degree or certification program.

MABEL HAMLETT SCHOLARSHIP

The undergraduate or graduate recipient of this scholarship must have a physical disability, with a QPA of 2.0 or greater and/or demonstrate academic progress.  The student must be enrolled full-time, have completed one semester of coursework, and demonstrated academic progress toward a degree or certification program. Financial need is a factor. 

MARJORIE F. HUMMEL SCHOLARSHIP

The Hummel scholarship will provide awards to students enrolled in the education department, whose intent is to become an educator.  Preference may be given to students who help achieve and sustain the diversity of the student body andhave either a minimum 3.25 cumulative QPA or a combined SAT score of 1000.  The scholarship may be renewable for four years if a 3.25 QPA is maintained and the student demonstrates academic progress as determined by the Dean of the School of Education.  Financial need may be a factor. 

GERALD AND WILLIAM JACKSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Helen Jackson, the wife of Gerald and the mother of William, along with friends, family, and colleagues, established this scholarship in memory of Gerald and William Jackson, and to encourage the same commitment to education, community involvement, and enthusiasm for living that they both demonstrated during their lives.  The student must be an Art or English and Theatre Arts major, with a QPA average of 2.5 or above, having completed two consecutive semesters of a four-year program.  The student must be enrolled in the Edinboro University Act 101 Program.

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. SCHOLARSHIP

The award will be made to students who are enrolled full time and reside within Erie or Crawford counties.  The student must have graduated from high school with a minimum GPA of 2.5 in college preparatory curriculum.  The award combined with other scholarships, grants, etc. may not exceed the direct cost for one academic year (tuition, fees, room and board - PHEAA Gist Aid Formula).  This scholarship, awarded during the fall and spring semester, is renewable for the sophomore year provided the student maintains a cumulative QPA of 2.5.  Preference in awarding the scholarship may be given to students who help achieve and sustain the diversity of the student body.

BETTY J. MURCH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

This scholarship to students who did not enroll in college immediately after high school.  The recipient must have a QPA of 3.0 and major in nursing or education.  If the recipient is an incoming freshman, the award is renewable for a maximum of four years provided a minimum cumulative QPA of 3.0 is maintained.  Financial need and academic merit are used in determining the recipient.  Preference in awarding the scholarship may be given to students who help achieve and sustain the diversity of the student body.

CHARLOTTE W. NEWCOMBE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

These awards are given annually to academically capable undergraduate and graduate students who are physically disabled.  These awards are designed to help students satisfy the special expenses related to their handicaps that are not met by other agencies. Awards are for students enrolled at least part-time in a degree or certification program.  Students must have at least one semester of coursework completed and be making progress toward their academic goal.  Financial need is a factor.

RUSNAK FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

Dr. Andrew J. Rusnak dedicated 35 years of his life to the students of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania as a professor in History.  The student must be pursing a Bachelor of Arts degree in History or a Bachelor of Science degree in Education - Secondary Social Studies.  Preference will be given to a student with a Carpatho-Rusyn ethnic background (genealogy from Ukraine, Slovakia, Poland, Romania, Hungary, Yugoslavia, and the Czech Republic).

SANTELLI DIVERSITY ENDOWMENT

The purpose of the Santelli Diversity Scholarship is to promote educational access with preference to persons within diverse groups, including but not limited to:  racial and ethnic minorities; single parents and female heads-of-household with children; non-traditional (i.e., older adults, displaced workers, senior citizens); and persons with learning or physical disabilities.  Financial aid must be a factor. 

SGA SCHOLARSHIP FOR STUDENT SUCCESS

This scholarship  is awarded to students who are entering his/her senior year.  The student must be an active participant in at least one co-curricular activity, have a minimum cumulative QPA of 3.0 and cannot have any major infractions of the Edinboro University Student Code of Conduct.   Preference in awarding the scholarship may be given to students who help achieve and sustain the diversity of the student body.

SGA SCHOLARSHIP FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

The funds for this scholarship were provided by Edinboro University Student Government Association.  It is awarded to a full-time student who has a learning and/or physical disability.  The student must have a QPA of 2.0 or greater, completed one semester of coursework at Edinboro, and demonstrate academic progress toward a degree or certification program.

HAROLD AND STEPHANIE SHIELDS FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is awarded to a student who must be a sophomore and majoring in Education with a concentration in science.  The scholarship award is not transferable and is not renewable.   Financial need may be a factor.  Preference in awarding the scholarship may be given to students who help achieve and sustain the diversity of the student body.

ALFRED ANTHONY VESHECCO SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is awarded to students who help achieve and sustain the diversity of the student body enrolled on a full-time basis majoring in elementary education (undergraduate program only) and must have earned a minimum of 32 credits with a minimum cumulative QPA of 3.0.  This scholarship is renewable through the completion of 128 credits provided the following qualifications are met: the student remains in the Edinboro University elementary education program; maintains a cumulative minimum QPA of 3.0; and the student demonstrates academic progress as determined by FAFSA.  Financial need is a factor.