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ACADEMY SCHOLARSHIP

Given the university’s commitment to academic excellence and quality growth, President Jeremy D. Brown has established this scholarship to make use of funding earmarked by the Edinboro University Foundation. The 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 DR. MARIUS EMEKA ADIMMADU SCHOLARSHIP FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Dr. Adimmadu returned to his native Nigeria where he is currently the Accountant-General for Imo State.  He also serves as the chairman of the national FAAC Committee on Economic Review.  The recipient must be an international student, preferably Nigerian, freshman, sophomore, junior or senior, pursing his/her first undergraduate degree at Edinboro University. 

JUSTINA BARON ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is awarded to the son, daughter, niece or nephew of an Edinboro graduate. The recipient must have completed a minimum of 32 credit hours and have a B+ or greater academic average. Financial need is not a limiting factor in selection.

JANET L. BOWKER TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP

Janet L. Bowker graduated from Edinboro University’s Speech and Communications program in 1984.  As a student, she completed internships in Edinboro’s admissions office and was hired after graduation to be a recruiter, which required extensive travel in the Pennsylvania and New York region.  The fund is not intended to cover all the expenses for any given student but rather to assist students in financial need. 

DR. JEREMY D. BROWN LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is being established in recognition of Dr. Brown's inauguration as Edinboro University's 16th president.  The student must be an entering freshman or upperclassman 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.  The student must be enrolled full time and maintain a minimum QPA of 3.0.  Students must submit an application and an essay (not exceeding three pages), responding to the statement, "Characteristics of a successful leader in the 21st Century."  Additional consideration for eligibility will include leadership experience and roles, volunteerism, and active participation in projects or organizations.

JOE AND ELEONORA BUBA SCHOLARSHIP FOR MET

Joe and Eleonora Buba 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.  This scholarship is renewable provided the student meets the academic requirements of the School of Science, Management and Technology.  Financial need is a factor.

BUCHANAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established in memory of Dorothy P. Buchanan, who graduated from Edinboro State Teachers College (now Edinboro University) in 1934.  The recipient of this scholarship must be a non-traditional student pursuing his/her first undergraduate degree as evidenced by a record of continuous enrollment at Edinboro University.  The student must have a minimum cumulative QPA of 3.5 and a minimum of 60 earned credits.  Preference should be given to students who have completed fifty percent of their earned credits from Edinboro University.  Consideration will first be given to residents of Crawford County, specifically, graduates of Crawford Central and Meadville High School, then Erie County residents.  Financial need is a determining factor.

DANA BUSHNELL WOMEN'S STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP

The recipient of this annual scholarship must have a "declared" minor in Women's Studies.  The student must have a minimum cumulative QPA of 3.0, earned a minimum of 64 earned credits and completed two courses in women's studies.  Full-time and part-time students are eligible for the award. 

C&J INDUSTRIES SCHOLARSHIP IN HONOR OF C. RICHARD JOHNSTON

Dennis R. Frampton, a 1989 Edinboro graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Trades Leadership, is president of  C&J Industries, a Crawford County plastics manufacturer and product design company specializing in complex, high-precision injection molded components and assemblies. As a member of the Edinboro University Foundation for more than a decade, Dennis served four years as its chair and his leadership efforts helped develop the $115 million Highlands at Edinboro University student housing complex. Preference will be made to those persons working full-time while pursuing a degree. The eligible candidate must be enrolled or enrolling in a degree-seeking program and may be a full-time or part-time student.

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.

THE CONCERT BAND OF NORTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP

The Concert Band of Northwest Pennsylvania (CBNP) was established in 1982 by Mr. John Z. Fleming.  John is a retired faculty Emeritus of the University where he served 32 years with the library.  The scholarship recipient must be a music education or music major or minor.  They must be at least a sophomore or above.  The student must agree to rehearse for and play in all public CBNP concerts during the academic year, and the scholarship recipient is expected to rehearse and play at as many nursing home concerts as possible.  In addition to musical expertise, academic achievement will be taken into account for each applicant.  Scholarships may be renewable.

DEAN’S SCHOLARSHIP, GRADUATE STUDIES AND RESEARCH 

In an attempt to increase scholarship for student aid, the Edinboro University Alumni Association created three Dean’s Scholarships in 1992 for the School of Education, School of Science Management and Technology, and School of Liberal Arts. The student must be pursuing a master’s degree and meet the School of Graduate Studies and Research admission and program requirements. The award will be made to an incoming graduate student and is not renewable. The eligible student must complete an application and submit a one-page essay (double-spaced) explaining career goals. 

DEAN'S SCHOLARSHIP - SCHOOL OF SCIENCE, MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY

This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding undergraduate student in the School of Science, Management and Technologies who is entering his/her senior year and has attained a QPA of 3.5 or better. Financial need may be, but is not necessarily a factor. The award will be rotated among the following seven departments: biology and health services, business administration and economics, chemistry, geosciences, math and computer science, nursing, and physics and technology. If a department does not have an acceptable recipient in any given year, the award rotates to the next department.

ROBERT T. GLENN AWARD

The Robert T. Glenn award is offered annually to an outstanding member of the Council of Exceptional Children.

RYAN GRAHAM MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is awarded to an active member of the Alpha Phi Omega fraternity who must be enrolled full time with a minimum of 64 credits and a cumulative QPA of 3.0 or greater. Preference is given to elementary education majors; second preference is for any area of education; otherwise no major course of study is required. The financial aid office in the event of more than one candidate will determine greatest residual financial need.

LUTHER V. HENDRICKS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Luther V. Hendricks joined the Edinboro faculty in 1946-47 and had risen to the position of Dean of the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences before his death in 1970.  The scholarship will be awarded to eligible students who are pursuing undergraduate degrees in the following academic disciplines:  BA of Arts in History/Anthropology, Political Science/Criminal Justice, Sociology or BA of Science in Economics.  It is the donors' intent that the award be made to an eligible junior or senior.

HIGHLAND AMBASSADOR AWARD

The student must be a full-time student, pursuing an undergraduate degree, with preference to a student who has been a Highland Ambassador for a minimum of one semester.  Candidates must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA. Additional factors to be considered include Ambassador leadership roles and number of service hours contributed as an Ambassador.     Financial aid may be a factor.  A student with financial need must first apply for financial aid before receiving this scholarship. 

JAMES PROPERTIES SCHOLARSHIP

Awards are made to sophomores with a minimum QPA of 3.5. Priority will be given to a resident of an off-campus building managed by James Properties. This award is renewable for up to a maximum of three years providing a 3.3 cumulative QPA is maintained.

C. RICHARD JOHNSTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Mr. C. Richard Johnston was born in Meadville on April 22, 1932, and sadly passed away on February 6, 2007.  Mr. Johnston and his wife, Olive (Davis) Johnston, whom he married on October 1, 1955, have exhibited exceptional generosity and civic responsibility to their community, providing financial support and leadership to many non-profit organizations. Preference will be made to a student enrolled at Edinboro University in Meadville. The eligible candidate must be enrolled or enrolling in a degree-seeking program. Eligible candidates must meet academic standards for enrollment that include general scholarship, character, interest, motivation, and a strong desire to teach, as may be determined by official scholastic records, aptitude tests, recommendations, and interviews.

KAPPA DELTA PI SCHOLARSHIP

This award is given to an education major, with preference given to a student who is a current member of Kappa Delta Pi.  Undergraduate candidates must have completed 50 credit hours, including twelve credits in education with a 3.4 GPA.  Graduate candidates must have completed 15 credit hours toward a Master's Degree and earned a 3.5 GPA.  The successful candidate must submit a one- to two-page essay describing his or her career goals, including plans to continue in the education field, on-campus and off-campus work experience, volunteerism, leadership roles, and active participation in projects or professional organizations.  Financial aid may be a factor.

JOEL KNOWLTON MEMORIAL FUND 

The Joel Knowlton Memorial Fund has been established by Joel’s sister, Julie Knowlton Adair in his memory.  Joel enjoyed his experiences and time spent at Edinboro and to honor and cherish his memory, the family would like to provide financial assistance to the students of Edinboro University in loving tribute. The recipient must be from Potter County, Pennsylvania, pursuing an undergraduate degree as evidenced by a record of enrollment at Edinboro University. The Office for Student Financial Support & Services will select the recipient each year. Financial need may be a factor.  Applicants must first apply for financial aid before being considered for this scholarship.

JULIET LIEBER INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

The recipient of this award must be an international student enrolled full-time at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.  The student must be a Political Science major or be involved in the study of International Relations and have a minimum QPA of 3.0.  A selection committee appointed by the Department Chair of Political Science will conduct the scholarship award process.

LOCAL 603 CHARLES BUZZANCO AND CASIMIR RZOMP MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is awarded to a member of Laborers Local 603 (minimum one-year membership) or his/her dependent child who is enrolled for a minimum of six credit hours at Edinboro University. The amount of the award and number of recipients vary annually. Financial need may be considered but is not a limiting factor.

MAINTENANCE/HOUSEKEEPING SCHOLARSHIP

Edinboro University's maintenance and housekeeping staff to provide a book and educational supplies stipend for their sons and daughters attending Edinboro University created this scholarship. The criteria for this award are: the recipient must be a dependent son or daughter of a current, permanent, full-time employee of either the maintenance or housekeeping staff, a full-time undergraduate student without a previous bachelor degree, and have a QPA of 2.0 or higher after 48 credits are attempted. Financial need is not a factor.

MARQUETTE SAVINGS BANK ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship has been established to enhance access to education for current or incoming students of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.  First preference is to be provided to eligible students who are employees of Marquette Savings Bank or members of their immediate families.  If a student associated with Marquette Savings Bank is not identified, the scholarship award may be provided to another eligible student, based on the discretion of the Financial Aid Office.  The eligible candidate must be in good academic standing, or meet the minimum academic standards for enrollment.  Financial aid may be a factor.

RICHARD MCKISSOCK SCHOLARSHIP

Richard D. McKissock is the co-founder of McKissock LP.  Richard received his bachelor’s degree from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 1970. The student must be an employee or a dependent of an employee of the McKissock Real Estate and Appraisal School in Warren, Pennsylvania.  Eligible students will receive an award valued at $5,000 ($2,500 per semester). This scholarship may be renewable.

CHESTER T. McNERNEY SCHOLARSHIP

This annual award will be made to a student leader who has exhibited academic excellence. Financial need is also a factor. Preferred membership in SGA.

DR. HERMAN S. MOGAVERO, SR. SCHOLARSHIP

Dr. Herman S. Mogavero, Sr. was a physician in Buffalo, New York, from the mid-1930s until the early 1970s.  He distinguished himself as a physician who cared for the neediest families in the city and was beloved by his patients for his knowledge, caring, and generosity.  The student must be an entering freshman or upperclass student who meets all of the criteria required to participate in the Edinboro University Pre-Medical program.

LINDSEY L. MYERS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Lindsey Myers graduated magna cum laude with honors in 2003 from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science degree in communications and a minor in Spanish.  She was a member of Alpha Chi, the National Collegiate Honor Society.  This scholarship was established in her memory by her parents to encourage the same love of education and enthusiasm for living that Lindsey demonstrated during her short life.  First preference will be given to an entering freshman who is a graduate of Cranberry High School, Cranberry, Pennsylvania, with a minimum 85% GPA, particularly a student who has demonstrated positive involvement in the Cranberry High School community.  Additional consideration may be given to students who have participated in altruistic activities, such as community service.  Financial need may be a factor.

NATIONAL FUEL SCHOLARSHIP

As a community leader, National Fuel is committed to the development of educational partnerships for the prosperity and vitality of the northwestern Pennsylvania region.  The recipient of this scholarship must be a resident of northwestern Pennsylvania, preference will be given to National Fuel employees and their immediate families.  The student must be enrolled full-time with a minimum of at least 30 credits and have a minimum cumulative QPA of 2.5.  Financial need may be a determining factor. 

JACQUELINE CHRISTINE NEWSOME MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship in honor of Jacqueline Christine Newsome commemorates her relationship with Edinboro University dating back to her participation in Project Success in 1986.  Project Success was a program funded by the University targeting disadvantaged students in the Meadville area to strive to do their educational best.  Being a successful student is the legacy of Jacqueline Christine Newsome.  Although she was a single mother raising three children, she enrolled in the Criminal Justice program at Edinboro in 2007 and was a student worker at Edinboro University in Meadville, when she tragically passed away.  First preference will be given to a full-time, single parent with financial need.

LOIS CALDWELL NORTH SCHOLARSHIP

Two scholarships are awarded to students who plan to enter the ministry upon completion of their education. One male and one female may receive this award annually.

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.  At Edinboro University, we value the involvement of parents and family members of our students as essential contributors to student achievement and success.  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. 

PROFESSOR ROBERT J. PFINGSTLER ENGLISH SCHOLARSHIP

Robert "Dr. Bob" Pfingstler was a beloved English professor at Edinboro University for 34 years.  The student must be an English major (pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in English Writing or Print Journalism).  The student must be enrolled full time, have earned a minimum of 60 credits, and have a minimum QPA of 2.5.

PRESTON FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

Mr. and Mrs. Preston have long been advocates and supporters of Edinboro University and have demonstrated a strong commitment to higher education.  This scholarship is representative not only of their generosity, but also their strong belief in the importance of providing students with every opportunity to achieve their educational goals. First preference will be given to students from Lawrence County, Pennsylvania.

FRANK ‘PIZZA’ PURRACHIO LAMBDA CHI ALPHA SCHOLARSHIP

Frank ‘Pizza’ Purrachio graduated from Edinboro University in 1982 with a degree in business.  He was an active member of the university’s Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity and continues to be an active and proud alumnus.  First preference will be made to a student who is a member in good standing of a university social fraternity or sorority. The candidate must have a grade point average (GPA) between 2.0 and 2.9.

ELVA ELDER REITHER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This award is offered to a student who is majoring in the arts or sciences. Eligible candidates must have a 3.0 cumulative QPA with a 3.5 QPA in their major and must have completed a minimum of 32 credit hours of study. Similarly, the recipient may not have any major infractions against the student code of conduct. Financial need is a definite factor in selection. This award is renewable for up to three years.

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. 

WILL J. SCHAAF MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Will J. Schaaf graduated with the East High Class of 1935, Erie, Pennsylvania, where he served as class president.  He graduated in 1942 from (then) Edinboro State Teacher's College, where he served as editor-in-chief of the college yearbook.  The scholarship is to be used to enhance access to education for students of Edinboro University.  The student must be in good academic standing.

SCOTTISH STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship has been established in memory of Colonel Blair Eliot Henderson, a former Edinboro University faculty member, by his family.  The recipient must be a United States citizen enrolled full-time at Edinboro University with a minimum of 32 credits and a minimum cumulative QPA of 3.0.  The student must study abroad for one full semester and enroll in a minimum of 12 credits while overseas.  The study-abroad experience must be associated with an accredited college/university.  The scholarship award may also be used to support student projects in Scottish Studies. 

THOMAS STANKO "ON SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT" SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is awarded to selected Spectator reporters and staff members recognized for their contributions in the University newspaper. These scholarships were established to attract and retain qualified and committed students to the Spectator.  The student must have a minimum QPA of 3.0 and a minimum of 12 earned credits.  The student must have held the position of Editor-in-Chief of his/her high school newspaper.

STUDENT LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is awarded to an Edinboro University graduating senior.  The student must be enrolled full time (12 or more credits per semester) and have a minimum QPA of 3.0. Students must submit an application and include their resume, one letter of reference from a faculty or staff person supporting the student's leadership contributions and skills, and an essay (not exceeding three pages) responding to the statement, "Being a leader in today's global society."

STUDENT LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was developed for students by students.  It is awarded to a graduating senior with the most financial need.

STUDENT PHILANTHROPY SCHOLARDHIP

The Edinboro University Student Philanthropy Council was created to provide student leadership opportunities, raise awareness, and instill a greater appreciation for the philanthropic spirit throughout the University community to enhance the future of Edinboro University. The scholarship will be awarded to a deserving senior with the greatest financial need. The student must be enrolled full time (12 or more credits per semester). Financial need is a determining factor.  

STUDENT SERVICE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY – DR. RAYMOND L. DOMBROWSKI AND DR. DENISE A. FINAZZO, SPONSORS

Drs. Dombrowski and Finazzo are devoted to fostering a culture of service, citizenship and responsibility.  They possess a passion for community service and have dedicated their professional lives and talents to make a difference in the lives of others.  They have created this scholarship to not only provide financial assistance for a deserving student, but to recognize and reward students for outstanding service to the university and the community. 

CHARLES AND GERTRUDE WEBER SCHOLARSHIP

Members of the Weber family have established this scholarship in memory of their parents, Charles and Gertrude Weber.  The recipient of this award must be enrolled full-time, have a minimum QPA of 3.0 with a 1000 SAT score, and be from the city of Pittsburgh.  Financial need is a determining factor.

JAMES F. WILLIAMS SCHOLARSHIP 

James F. Williams graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in English – Secondary Education. Mr. Williams believes that a student’s sexual orientation should not be a disadvantage and is determined to provide an opportunity for these students to succeed in life.  First preference will be given to a student who is active or willing to become active in gay/lesbian/transgender issues, regardless of sexual preference.