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FRANCO DIPILLO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship provides funds to a geosciences major who demonstrates service to the department and active participation in the Earth Science Club. 

HOWARD FALLS RESEARCH AND EDUCATION ENDOWMENT FUND

Dennis Howard received his undergraduate degree in science from Pennsylvania State University in 1967; a master’s degree in education, physical science from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 1974; and an MBA, executive management from Case Western University in 1984. Dianne graduated from Edinboro University in 1973 with a B.S. in Library Science and a MLS from Clarion University. Dennis and Dianne met at Lord Corporation in 1976, where Dianne manages the corporate libraries.  The endowment is utilized to support and enhance a broad spectrum of research and educational projects connecting the Howard Falls property with Edinboro University’s many science programs, including but not limited to Geology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, Geography, Natural Science, Wildlife, Industrial Biochemistry, Environmental Science/Biology, and Environmental Science/Geology.

GEOSCIENCES SCHOLARSHIP

The student must be a Geosciences major (pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Geology or Environmental Science; or a Bachelor of Arts in Earth Sciences, Geography, or Environmental Studies/Geography). The student must be enrolled full time, have a minimum of 60 earned credit hours and a minimum QPA of 3.0. The Chairperson (or designee) of the Geosciences Department will appoint a committee that will participate in the selection process with assistance from the Office of Student Financial Support and Services.

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.

MICHAEL McATEE RAMSAY MEMORIAL FUND SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship provides an annual award to a senior earth science major who has exhibited high academic achievement to help defray the cost of summer field camp.  Financial need may be a factor.

DR. CAROLYN J. MERRY GEOSCIENCES SCHOLARSHIP

Dr. Carolyn J. Merry received her Bachelor of Science in Geology from Edinboro State College in 1972, a master’s degree in Geology from Dartmouth College in 1977, and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland in 1988. Dr. Merry is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Geodetic Science at The Ohio State University (OSU) and serves as the Director of the Center for Mapping. The annual distribution of this fund shall be used to support an undergraduate and the educational diversity at the university, consistent with the university’s mission and admissions policy.

DR. MICHAEL SCHNEIDER GEOLOGY SUMMER FIELD CAMP SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established by Dr. Michael Schneider, a professor in the Geosciences Department of Edinboro University for over 34 years.  The recipient must be a Geosciences major and a participant of the Geology Summer Field Camp Program.  The student must sign the Pre-Award Eligibility Acknowledgement in January to be considered for this award.