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ACADEMIC SPORTS LEAGUE

This scholarship is being created in cooperation with the School District of the City of Erie.  The Academic Sports League is a competition that focuses on performance in academics.  It is intended for a freshman graduating from Central, East or Strong Vincent High School.  The student must provide documentation of having participated in the Academic Sports League competition and must have been recommended by the superintendent of Erie schools.  This scholarship is valued at the cost of tuition and is an annual award to be renewable each year for four years provided the student remains in good academic standing based on University standards (minimum of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average).

ACKERMAN MARSHALL GOSCIEWSKI PSYCHOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was developed through contributions of Edinboro University faculty, alumni, and friends.  It is awarded during the fall and spring semester to a full-time undergraduate student majoring in psychology.

Freshman Qualifications

The student must have graduated from high school in the top 40 percent of his/her class.  Financial need may be a factor.  If there are multiple students with identical credentials, the student with the greatest need must be awarded. This award is not renewable.

KEN AND ANN ADAMS SCIENCE EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP

Dr. Kenneth Adams received his BSED in Secondary Science-Biology in 1975 and MED in Educational Psychology in 1977 from Edinboro University.  Mrs. Ann Marie (DeFazio) Adams received her BSED in Elementary Education in 1978 from Mercyhurst College, MA in School Counseling from Gannon University in 1983, and her post-master’s certification in School Psychology from Edinboro University in 1991. First preference will be to an entering freshman who is a graduate of The School District of the City of Erie, Pennsylvania. This scholarship is for students of color majoring in Secondary Education-Science including General Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Earth/Space Science. 

ALUMNI ADMISSIONS GRANT SCHOLARSHIP

This freshman scholarship is applied directly to the student's account.  It is renewable for up to eight semesters providing the recipient earns a minimum QPA of 3.0 each year.  Recipients must be enrolled full-time (12 credits or more) each semester, with a minimum of 24 new credits earned each year.  Criteria for this award is based upon high school curriculum, grades, overall grade point average, class rank, SAT or ACT scores, extracurricular activities, leadership qualities and other information available to the committee. Financial need is not a criterion, but can be considered by the committee.  Students are selected to receive this scholarship based upon exceptional records in the stated criteria.

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Six scholarships that rotate among the various schools of study at Edinboro University are available to entering freshmen who have exhibited outstanding academic performance while in high school.  Selection criteria include academic major, high school records and student involvement in school activities.  These scholarships are renewable for four consecutive years providing the recipients maintain a 3.0 QPA.  Financial need may be a factor.

ALUMNI FOOTBALL PLAYERS SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is offered annually to an entering freshman who is a member of the Edinboro University football team.  The recipient must have a minimum SAT score of 700 (14 ACT) and a high school QPA of 2.0 or greater, in addition to being a high-impact player.

DAVID E. BAUMBACH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Janet, a distinguished employee of Edinboro University, and Paul, class of 1973, are establishing this scholarship not only to honor the memory of David E. Baumbach, Janet’s brother, but also to encourage the same level of dedication and commitment to the education of students he demonstrated during his life. This scholarship is intended for a freshman, with preference given to students graduating from Pittsburgh city schools, pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.  

WILBUR AND MABEL CASSIDY BILLINGS MATHEMATICS EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship provides an award to an incoming freshman who has shown outstanding high school academic achievement and who has been accepted for enrollment in the mathematics education program. Financial need may be a factor.

DR. JEREMY D. BROWN MILLENNIUM LEADER SCHOLARSHIP

Dr. Jeremy D. Brown became the 16th president of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania on July 1, 2007 and has affirmed that, “Whatever we do must reflect the excellence of Edinboro University.”  The student must be an entering freshman or current student who meets the criteria required to participate in the Edinboro University Honors Program, although the student need not be formally enrolled in the Honors Program.

JOE AND ELEANORA BUBA SCHOLRSHIP FOR MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY

Joe and Eleanora have long been advocates and supporters of Edinboro University.   It is their hope that their philanthropic example will not only provide financial assistance to deserving students, but encourage and motivate charitable responsibility in others. The successful candidate will be an incoming freshman with preference to a student pursuing an A.E.T. in Manufacturing Engineering Technology, B.S. in Industrial Trade and Leadership or a B.A. in Physics. In the event a qualified candidate cannot be identified, a student pursuing a degree in Business Administration and Economics will be considered.

JOHN CALDERONE FRESHMAN SCHOLARSHIP

Dr. John A. Calderone earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 1970 and his Master of Arts in Counseling Education in 1971 from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.  He now resides in Los Angeles, California and serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Olympia Medical Center, a private, acute care hospital founded in 1948.  The scholarship is to be used to enhance access to education for incoming students of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. The student should be from the city of Pittsburgh.

RYAN E. CAPPELLETTY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established as a memorial to Ryan E. Cappelletty, who was killed in the line of duty as a police officer.  His wife, Rachel, along with friends and family, hope to encourage the same commitment to education and enthusiasm for law enforcement that Ryan demonstrated during his life.  The student must be an entering freshman majoring in Criminal Justice, with preference given to a McDowell High School graduate, with a minimum QPA of 2.0.  The student must have exceptional character as demonstrated by volunteerism, work experience, and/or participation in community activities.  Financial need may be a factor. 

CARLIN FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

It has been said that Terry Carlin "bleeds" plaid.  Terry's passion for Edinboro University and its students is well known.  First preference will be made to an incoming freshman who is a graduate of McDowell High School (Millcreek Township), Erie, PA, or a graduate of Fort LeBoeuf High School, Waterford, PA, and must graduate in the upper half of their senior class and/or have a minimum 3.0 GPA and minimum SAT of 1000.

ANTHONY J. CHRZANOWSKI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Known and beloved by many, Mr. Chrzanowski was well respected for his community involvement and for his caring and cheerful personality.  His sons David and Mark, along with friends and family, are establishing this scholarship not only to honor and cherish the memory of Mr. Chrzanowski, but also to encourage the same commitment to education, community involvement, and enthusiasm for helping others that he demonstrated during his life. 

COEN FAMILY FOUNDATION ADMISSIONS SCHOLARSHIP

The Charles S. Coen and Mary Coen Family Foundation was established in 1959 by Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Coen of Washington, Pennsylvania.  The Coen Family Foundation has made significant commitments to education, health care and community development throughout its 45-year history.  This scholarship is to be used to enhance access to education for incoming students of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.  The eligible candidate must meet the minimum academic standards for enrollment, which include general scholarship, character, interest, and motivation as may be determined by official scholastic records, aptitude tests, recommendations, and interviews.  The student must be enrolled on a full-time basis.  Financial need may be a factor.

DEBORAH S. DAY MEMORIAL MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is given to a freshman music major from northwestern Pennsylvania.  The student will receive the award based on outstanding performance in voice or instrumental music at a competitive audition.  Financial need is not a factor.

EDINBORO EXCELLENCE ENDOWMENT

Dr. Jule E. Wollman, the 17th President of Edinboro University, is commited to a vision of excellence and student success.  For the students we serve and the communities in which they will live and work, the most significant role of an Edinboro University education is preparing individuals who are knowledgeable in their discipline and who can think critically, communicate clearly, and analyze and solve problems.  The scholarship is for incoming freshman.  The recipient must earn a 3.0 GPA each year and completion of a minimum of 24 new credits each academic year.

EDINBORO UNIVERSITY FACULTY SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is offered to an entering freshman student who has shown exceptional high school academic achievement.  This award is renewable for up to four years as long as the recipient maintains a 3.0 or greater QPA.

ELECTRIC ETCETERAS COFFEE HOUSE ARTS AND CRAFTS SCHOLARSHIP

Renee Thayer-Allison, owner of the Eclectic Etceteras Coffee House, has long been associated with the students, faculty, and programs at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.  She is also a tireless advocate for the Edinboro business community.  Encouraged by community reception to her business, Eclectic Etceteras Coffee House, Renee is inspired to encourage excellence in the area of the arts and crafts.  The award is to be used for freshman recruitment and should be made to a graduate of General McLane High School, Edinboro, Pennsylvania. The student must be pursuing a major or minor degree in the area of Fine Arts/Crafts (Ceramics, Drawing, Jewelry/Metalsmithing, Printmaking, Painting, Sculpture, Textile Design, Weaving/Fibers, Wood/Furniture). 

DR. HERBERT V. FERSTER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The recipient of this scholarship must be a freshman criminal justice major participating in an intercollegiate sport with SAT scores of 1000, an ACT composite of 22, or is in the top 25% of their high school graduating class.  Financial need may be a factor.

KATHLEEN (GRAFF) AND KEITH R. FINGER SCHOLARSHIP

Coloradans Kathie and Keith Finger are committed to providing support to their alma maters. The Fingers are active supporters of the arts in Colorado, contributing to the Colorado Symphony, Denver Center for the Performing Arts and the Denver Art Museum, along with numerous donations to the local libraries and non-profits. First preference will be to a student from Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. Additional considerations for eligibility will be evidence of a strong work ethic and experience, volunteerism, leadership roles, and active participation in projects or organizations. If there are no eligible candidates from Westmoreland County, then a student from Allegheny County, Pennsylvania may be considered. The scholarship may be renewable. Financial need may be considered but is not a limiting factor.  

GORDON AND PAT FLOOD MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is offered annually to an entering freshman who demonstrates outstanding musical aptitude. Eligible candidates must have completed basic college preparatory courses while in high school. The student must have a minimum of a 900 SAT or ACT equivalent.  The student must audition with the music department and must graduate from high school in the top 50 percent of his/her graduating class.  The student must have successfully completed 4 years of academic English, 3 years of academic social studies, mathematics, and science with a minimum cumulative QPA of 2.5.

FRESHMAN MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP

Edinboro University and the Erie Philharmonic have collaborated with tremendous success under the leadership of Dr. Frank G. Pogue.  The University has generously provided a rehearsal venue—the Louis C. Cole Auditorium—to help defray costs.  The scholarship is to be used to enhance access to education for incoming music majors (voice or instrument) at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. The student must demonstrate outstanding musical aptitude as well as academic excellence. 

WILLIE MAE GOODWINE AND INEZ J. BASKIN SCHOLARSHIP OF JOURNALISM

Inez Jessie Baskin, who is nearing her 90th birthday, is an extraordinary woman who has led an amazing life.  From Florala, Alabama, her parents, Cora and Albert Lorenzo Turner, raised her to be “color-blind.” Currently, Ms. Baskin speaks to groups of young children around the country, both about her work during the civil rights movement and her quest to erase bigotry and hatred.  Because of her passion for education and journalism, the donors are establishing this scholarship not only to honor Inez J. Baskin, but to also encourage the same commitment in deserving Edinboro University students. 

ANNA KELSO GRAY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Anna Kelso Gray Memorial Scholarship provides an award to an incoming freshman at Edinboro University who has demonstrated outstanding high school academic achievement. Financial need is a consideration in selection.

FRANK HAWTHORNE FRESHMAN MATH SCHOLARSHIP

This award is offered annually to an entering freshman who plans to major in math and computer science. Candidates must have a minimum 550 SAT score in math. High school class rank, grade point average, and the high school program are also considered. Financial need is not a factor.

HILL/SKELTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This freshman scholarship is intended to assist students pursuing an education degree in secondary math, social studies, elementary education or dual certification (elementary education/special education) in that order of preference. The recipient of this scholarship must be a graduate of General McLane high school with a minimum of 900 SAT, a 3.0 average, and college prep in the academic curriculum. This scholarship is renewable for up to four years, based upon maintaining a 3.0 cumulative QPA. Financial need is a factor.

HILLMAN-JENRETTE SCHOLARSHIP

Both employees of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Ms. Patricia (Trish) A. Hillman is a professor of Computer Science and Dr. Jerra Jenrette is a professor of History.  Trish and Jerra want to create this scholarship to assist a deserving female student studying for a career in a field not typically populated by women.   The recipient must be a female, traditional freshman or a non-traditional first-time college student, who had a high school grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent.  The recipient must be a major in one of the following disciplines: anthropology, biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental sciences, economics, geography, geology, history, mathematics, physics, political science, psychology, or sociology.  Financial need is a factor.

NELLE G. HUDSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is presented to an entering freshman with a minimum SAT score of 1000 and upper 2/5 class rank in high school. This scholarship is awarded annually and is renewable for up to four years, providing the recipient remains enrolled full time in a course of study leading to a BA degree in history or geography or a BS degree in secondary social studies. Recipient must maintain a cumulative QPA of 3.3 for each academic year enrolled.

IRLBACHER FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

David Irlbacher received a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Edinboro University in 1973.  He earned his master’s degree in 1978 and principal certification from Duquesne University.  Dave taught in the Shaler Area School District in Glenshaw, Pa, for 18 years, including the position as Subject Specialist in Science. First preference should be made to an incoming freshman who is an Edinboro University “legacy” student - a son, daughter, grandson, granddaughter, niece or nephew of an Edinboro University graduate. Financial need is a consideration, but not a determining factor in selection.

AMELIA JANE LAKE MEMORIAL FUND

When Amelia Jane Lake passed away, she was far too young.  During her short life, she touched the hearts of everyone who knew her and was loved beyond measure.   To celebrate her life, her mother made an important decision.  She chose to honor her daughter by letting her memory live on for years to come through the establishment of an annual scholarship in her name. The student must be an entering freshman, with preference given to a Maplewood High School graduate, with a minimum QPA of 3.0. The student must have exceptional character as demonstrated by volunteerism, work experience, and/or participation in community activities. Financial need is a factor.  A student with financial need must first apply for financial aid before receiving this scholarship.

KANTZ FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

Kevin and Barbara Kantz represent the best of Edinboro University alumni – with their sense of humor and passion for their professions.  They exemplify hard work and a passion for education.  Kevin Kantz graduated from Edinboro in 1973 with a B.S. in Elementary Education and later a master’s as a Media Specialist.  The award is to be used for freshman recruitment and should be made to a graduate of Northwestern High School, Albion, or General McLane High School, Edinboro, Pennsylvania. The award will alternate between a secondary education major and a communication and media studies major. Financial need may be considered, but is not a determining factor.

WILLIAM A. LITKE SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship currently provides an annual award to an entering freshman majoring in business administration who graduated from General McLane High School. This scholarship amount varies each year. The recipient must have graduated from high school with a cumulative QPA of a 3.0 or better ("B" average) in a college preparatory curriculum. This individual must also have a minimum SAT score of 900 and demonstrate financial need.

MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE FRESHMAN SCHOLARSHIP

This award was developed by alumni, faculty, administrators, and friends of the University.  This scholarship provides an award to a freshman majoring in mathematics or computer science, or secondary education mathematics. The recipient must be a Pennsylvania resident, have graduated in the top 20 percent of his/her high school class, and have scored a minimum of 550 on the mathematics portion of his/her SAT. Financial need is not a factor. This scholarship can only be awarded during the Fall and Spring semesters.

EVELYN V. MCKISSOCK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Mrs. Evelyn V. McKissock of Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania, passed away October 1, 1986 at the age of 63.  While raising her four sons, Richard, Gary, Scott and Mark, she attended Edinboro University as a non-traditional student and graduated in 1962 with a degree in elementary education.  While pursuing her degree, she also taught music and was the organist at the Cambridge Springs First Baptist Church.   She taught fourth grade for over 15 years in the Penncrest School District. The student must be a graduate of Cambridge Springs High School and pursuing a degree in Elementary Education.

MARILYN A. MELHUISH SCHOLARSHIP

Ms. Marilyn A. Melhuish retired from Edinboro University after 35 years of teaching. Marilyn was literally recruited to help establish the "demonstration or model school," which later became known as the Miller Research Learning Center. The successful candidate will be an incoming freshman entrolled full-time in elementary education and must have scored a minimum 1,000 on the SAT (or ACT equivalent) and must be ranked in the first fifth of their high school graduating class.

MINEO FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

Joseph R. Mineo received both a Bachelor of Science degree in education in 1973 graduating cum laude, and his Master of Education degree in 1978 from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.  Mr. Mineo was past President and is an Honorary Lifetime Member of the Edinboro University Alumni Association Board of Directors.  Joyce A. (Olszewski) Mineo also graduated from Edinboro University in 1975 with a duel degree in special education and elementary education and in 1978 with a Master of Education degree.  The establishment of this scholarship will recognize and reward future students, further demonstrating the Mineos' commitment to education.  Each academic year, an award will be made to an entering traditional freshman or a non-traditional first-time college student with the following order of preference:   1. The student is an Education major who attended Asbury Elementary School in the Millcreek Township School District in Erie, Pennsylvania; 2. The student attended Asbury Elementary School in Millcreek; 3. The student is an Education major who attended school in Millcreek; 4. The student attended school in Millcreek.  This scholarship is renewable for an additional three years provided the student maintains a minimum 3.0 cumulative Q.P.A.  Financial need may be a factor. 

LINDSEY L. MYERS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Sadly, Lindsey was involved in a plane crash the evening of August 26, 2005 over Lake Erie, along with her fiancé, Kevin Jesteadt, and their best friend, Jim Regal, the pilot of the private aircraft.  They were returning home after circling Niagara Falls at which time Kevin had proposed to Lindsey.  Edinboro University has planted two blossoming trees near Mallory Lake in memory of Lindsey and Kevin. Because of her passion for education, her parents are establishing this scholarship not only to honor and cherish Lindsey’s memory, but to also encourage the same love of education and enthusiasm for living that Lindsey demonstrated during her short life. 

FLORENCE AND DENISE OHLER SCHOLARSHIP

The funds for this scholarship were provided by Florence Ohler, a relative of Denise Ohler.  The recipient must be enrolled full-time and be majoring in a bachelor's degree program. The student must have graduated from high school in the top 20 percent of his/her class with a minimum QPA of 3.5 in an academic/college preparatory curriculum and obtained a minimum SAT score of 1140. Financial need may be a factor. This scholarship is not renewable.

PARENTS AND FAMILIES ORGANIZATION SCHOLARSHIP

The Edinboro University Parents and Families Organization was created to promote positive parent and family associations with the University and to provide a forum for the expression of parent and family views and suggestions.  The scholarship is to be used to enhance access to education for incoming students at Edinboro University.  The eligible candidate must be enrolling in a degree-seeking program for the first time and meet the minimum academic standards for enrollment, which include general scholarship, character, interest, and motivation as may be determined by official scholastic records, aptitude tests, recommendations and interviews.

PHILLIPS PRE-HEALING ARTS SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship offers awards annually to an entering freshman who has an earned SAT score of 1000 or greater, who graduated in the upper half of his/her high school class, and whose major is one of the pre-healing arts (pre-dental, pre-veterinary, or pre-medicine). The recipient must also be a resident of Venango, Crawford, Warren, Clarion or Mercer county (Pennsylvania). Financial need may be a factor. This scholarship has an annual value equivalent to the cost of tuition, fees, room and board plus a book/supply stipend less the value of fixed financial aid resources (Pell Grant, PHEAA Grant, internal/external scholarships). In addition, this scholarship is renewable for up to a total of four years as long as the recipient continues to meet the established criteria, completes a minimum of 24 credit hours of study each academic year, and maintains a cumulative QPA of 3.3 or greater.

PITZER/RUPNIK SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was provided by Ruth S. Brink in honor of Mr. Brian Pitzer and Ms. Sara Rupnik.  It is awarded to an incoming freshman who graduated in the top 40 percentile of his/her high school class with a minimum QPA of 2.5. The student must be enrolled full-time in a minimum of 12 credits per semester majoring in English (creative writing/journalism), communications studies/media, or theatre arts. The student must have graduated from a high school located in one of the following counties: Erie, Crawford, Warren, Mercer, Venango, Lawrence, Butler, Allegheny, Beaver, Washington, Greene, Fayette, Forest, or McKean. Renewable for up to three years, the student must maintain a minimum cumulative QPA of 3.0 and demonstrate academic progress as determined by FAFSA. Financial need is not a factor.

PNC BANK SCHOLASTIC EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to academically talented students from northwestern Pennsylvania.  Three awards are made available to incoming freshmen.  The recipients of this scholarship must have a minimum SAT score of 1140, have graduated from high school in the top 20 percent of their class, and have a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.5 on a 4.0 grading scale.  The scholarship is renewable for one year provided the student maintains a minimum QPA of 3.0 and full-time enrollment status. Financial need is a factor.

PRESIDENT'S EXCELLENCE AWARD

The President's Excellence Award is for incoming, In-State Freshman who meet the criteria.  Please click here for more information.

PRESTON FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established by Robert and Joanne Preston, both graduates of Edinboro University, who wish to help students achieve their educational goals.  It is to be used to enhance access to the University for incoming students, with preference given to those from Lawrence County, PA.  The recipient must be a full-time student who meets the minimum academic standards for enrollment, which include general scholarship, character, interest, and motivation.  Financial need may be a factor.

DICK AND GAIL SABO SCHOLARSHIP

Richard S. Sabo is a 1965 graduate of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.  He grew up near California, Pennsylvania, and received his undergraduate degree from California University of Pennsylvania.  Mr. Sabo earned his master's degree from Edinboro in guidance and counseling and taught for ten years in the Northwestern School District, Albion, Pennsylvania, before accepting a position at Cleveland-based Lincoln Electric Company. First preference should be made to an incoming freshman who is an Education major and a graduate of Northwestern High School, Albion, PA.  Financial need is a consideration, but not a determining factor in selection.

SAEGERTOWN SOCIAL AND SERVICE CLUB SCHOLARSHIP

The Saegertown Social and Service Club represents women enriching the lives of Saegertown through community service.  This is a group of women working together to make our communities better places to live and is committed to developing excellence in women.  Two awards shall be made annually, with preference given to female graduates of Saegertown High School. One award shall be made to a traditional freshman who must be enrolled full time (12 or more credits per semester) and who had a high school grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent “B” average. One award shall be made to a non-traditional student. 

KURT ALAN SANDERS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was developed in memory of Kurt Alan Sanders by his mother, Ms. Susan Sanders, and friends and relatives.  The scholarship was also established to encourage the same commitment to education community involvement that Kurt demonstrated during his life.  This annual award will be made to an entering freshman, with preference given to a General McLane High School graduate, with a minimum QPA of 3.0.  The student must be a Criminal Justice major; for the purpose of this award, Criminal Justice major is to include Forensic Chemistry, Forensic Accounting and Political Science.  The student must have exceptional character as demonstrated by volunteerism, work experience, and/or participation in community activities.  Financial need is a factor.

SCHMALZRIED FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

The Schmalzried Family moved to Crawford County, Pennsylvania in 1955.  All ten of the Schmalzried children attended and graduated from Saegertown High School from 1965 to 1978, many of them with high honors including four valedictorians. All ten children subsequently attended and graduated from Edinboro State College.  The purpose of the fund is to provide a scholarship to a student based upon financial need, academic ability, demonstrated leadership, and special talents.  Preference in awarding the scholarship may be given to students who come from larger families. 

MARTIN SCHWELLER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Martin John Schweller was 92 years old when he passed away in February of 2008.  He married his sweetheart Elizabeth (Betty) Steigerwald in 1947 and they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 2007.  They are the parents of five children, James, Alan, William, Mark, and Angela Onderko. The student must be from Conneaut Valley High School.   The eligible student must meet the minimum academic standards for enrollment, which include general scholarship, character, interest and motivation as may be determined by official scholastic records, aptitude tests, recommendations and interviews. 

PAULINE AND CHRIST SCOTT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Pauline and Christ Scott founded Scott Enterprises in the mid-1940s and were pioneers in the Erie motel industry, opening Scott's Motel in the 1950s.  The eligible student must be an incoming freshman with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Preference will be given to Scott Enterprise employees and their immediate families.

CORA M. AND KENNETH A. SKEEL ELEMENTARY EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP

This award is offered annually to an entering freshman elementary education major whose SAT score is 1000 or greater, who graduated in the upper 2/5 of his/her high school class, and who exhibited high academic achievement in high school. Financial need is also a factor.

BEVERLY AND DON SMITH SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

Donald D. Smith received his bachelor's degree in secondary education-social studies from Edinboro University in 1959.  This scholarship is to be used to enhance access to education for incoming students at Edinboro University.  First preference will be made to a student from Warren, Pennsylvania.

DR. DANIEL S. SNOW MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP   

Dr. Daniel S. Snow was in general practice in Erie from 1965 to 1995.  From 1965 through 1987, he was on the medical staff at Hamot Medical Center and the emergency room staff at Saint Vincent Health Center.  Candidates must write an essay responding to the following question - Dr. Daniel Snow valued community service.  In what ways have you given back to your community and how will you use your education to benefit society? The student must demonstrate leadership through the participation in extracurricular or community activities. 

USI ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP

This award was developed by Edinboro University Services, Inc. (USI) in order to enroll academically talented high school students interested in attending Edinboro University.  This scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman who is enrolled on a full-time basis during both the fall and spring semesters.  The student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in a college preparatory curriculum and graduated in the top 25 percent of his/her class with a minimum SAT score of 1000 or an ACT score of 21.  Other items that may be reviewed include high school extracurricular activities, employment, community service/volunteerism and high school class rank.  The maximum value of the scholarship is equivalent to $2,000; the 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).  Financial need is not a factor and the scholarship is non-renewable.

 LELAND W. VAN LANINGHAM EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is presented to an incoming freshman who has shown outstanding high school academic achievement.  This award will be paid each year for four years provided the recipient maintains a 3.0 QPA.

TOM AND CHERYL VICARY SCHOLARSHIP

Tom and Cheryl Vicary represent dedicated, outstanding and tireless volunteers in our community.  They have been enthusiastic and devoted advocates of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania for many years.  The scholarship is to be used to enhance access to education for incoming students of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

THEKLA STAAB VLAHAKIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

An annual award is provided to an incoming freshman from North Allegheny High School who has exhibited high academic achievement.  Financial need may be a factor.

CHARLES AND GERTRUDE WEBER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Members of the Weber family have established this scholarship in memory of their parents, Charles and Gertrude Weber.  The student must be from the city of Pittsburgh.  The student must be enrolled full time (12 or more credits per semester).  The eligible candidate shall have a minimum QPA of 3.0 with a 1000 SAT score.

WHITEHAIR FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

Mr. Whitehair has only the fondest memories of the Edinboro community and his experiences at Edinboro University.  He is establishing this scholarship to provide financial assistance for students pursuing higher education and to encourage their commitment to education and philanthropy. The eligible candidate must meet the minimum academic standards for enrollment, which include general scholarship, character, interest, and motivation as may be determined by official scholastic records, aptitude tests, recommendations, and interviews. 

DR. ERIC WISER HONORS SCHOLARSHIP FOR BIOLOGY OR PRE-MED

Eric Wiser and his wife Amy are both family physicians practicing together in Sublimity, Oregon.  Eric was impressed by the admissions information that he received from Edinboro because it was very to the point on the requirements for pre-med students. The student must be an entering freshman that graduated from high school in the top 20 percent of his/her class and meets all of the criteria required to participate in the Edinboro University Honors Program and the Edinboro University Pre-Medical Program. 

DR. JULIE E. WOLLMAN SCHOLARSHIP

Dr. Julie E. Wollman became Edinboro University's 17th President on June 1, 2012, bringing to Edinboro a successful background in higher education, academics and administration.  First preference will be made to an incoming freshman who has a minimum 3.0 GPA and minimum 1000 SAT score, and meeting the academic standards for enrollment.

WOLVES CLUB OF ERIE SCHOLARSHIP

An award is presented to an entering freshman from Erie County who has exhibited outstanding high school achievement.  This scholarship is renewable for up to four years providing the recipient maintains a 2.5 or greater QPA and is enrolled full-time.  Financial need is a factor in selection.

RUSSELL M. WOOD ACCOUNTING SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship provides an award to an incoming freshman accounting major who has exhibited high academic achievement.  In addition, the award, once given, will be continued for a four-year period if the recipient maintains a minimum QPA of 3.0.  Financial need is a factor.

MIKE AND RUTH ZAHORCHAK ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP

This award is offered to an entering freshman athlete from Pennsylvania (consideration is first given to residents of Beaver and Allegheny counties). Other factors in selection include academic achievement in high school and athletic prowess. It is renewable for up to four years.

 PAUL E. ZARENKO SCHOLARSHIP

This award was developed by Mr. Paul Zarenko who taught various Biology and Science Education courses in the Biology Department for 21 years.  The recipient of this scholarship must be an incoming freshman majoring in biology who is a resident of Pennsylvania and graduated from high school with a minimum cumulative QPA of 3.5 in a college preparatory curriculum (preference should be given to students who graduate from Northwestern or General McLane High School in the top 20 percent of his/her class and have a minimum of 900 SAT). The scholarship is renewable through the completion of 128 credits. Financial need may be a factor.