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DOROTHY BUCHANAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 

Ms. Dorothy Buchanan’s last will and testament indicated it was her wish to create an Edinboro University Alumni Scholarship.  This scholarship has been established in memory of Ms. Buchanan to provide financial assistance for students and to encourage their commitment to education as demonstrated by Dorothy during her lifetime. The student must be a non-traditional student (as defined by Edinboro University), 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. 

BARBARA CHALLIS CURBISHLEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Throughout his distinguished career, Dr. Jeremy D. Brown has demonstrated a strong commitment to higher education.  He is establishing this scholarship in loving memory of his mother, Barbara Challis Curbishley, who passed away on April 21, 2010.  The scholarship will be awarded to a non-traditional education major specializing in special education.

TAMMY DAVIES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Students eligible for the Tammy Davies Memorial Scholarship must be non-traditional students pursuing their first undergraduate degree with a minimum 3.5 cumulative QPA and minimum of 64 earned credits.  An award may be given to an Edinboro University employee-student who meets the scholarship criteria, for the purpose of providing supplemental support to cover the costs of enrollment fees, books and related expenses.  The scholarship has been endowed and the first award will be made in September 2002.

EDINBORO UNIVERSITY WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION (EUWA) SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is provided to a student who has returned to school after a five-year or more absence (non-traditional).  The recipient must be a full-time enrolled undergraduate student with 95 or more earned credits and whose QPA is 3.0 or greater. Priority is given to students who are the sole support of a minor child, disabled spouse or elderly parent(s).

RICHARD J. AND JOYCE M. GROMEN SCHOLARSHIP

Dr. Richard J. Gromen dedicated 34 years of his life to the students of Edinboro University as a professor of History.  The scholarship is intended to provide recognition, motivation, and support to non-traditional students majoring in History.

DAN AND DOLORES HIGHAM FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

Daniel E. Higham received his bachelor’s degree in Natural Science from Edinboro in 1970.  He is currently president of U.S. Bronze Foundry and Machine, Inc. and Lubrite Techologies, in Meadville, Pa.  Dan is currently president of the Crawford County (PA) Historical Society.  First preference should be made to a non-traditional student, who is raising a child(ren) while pursing his/her education. Financial need is a consideration, but not a determining factor in selection.

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.

MELANIE LEWIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Melanie Marie Lewis, beloved wife and mother, passed away tragically at the age of 48 on Friday, July 4, 2008. For the past 19 years, she was an employee of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania where she held the position of Director of Graduate Admissions and Graduate Student Records. The student must be a non-traditional student (as defined by Edinboro University), pursuing his/her first undergraduate or graduate degree as evidenced by a record of continuous enrollment at Edinboro University. Preference should be given to working mothers who are residents of Crawford County, then Erie County. 

DOROTHY BRADY MITCHELL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Awards are made to a non-traditional student in his/her junior or senior year majoring in special education (undergraduate degree) who has a minimum cumulative QPA of 3.0 and a minimum of 64 credits completed. If the student is entering the junior year, he/she must be scheduled to enroll in EX595 (special education field experience) during the fall semester.  If the course is dropped during the fall semester, the scholarship will be rescinded for the spring semester.  If the student is a senior, he/she must have already satisfactorily completed the EX595 course.  Individuals enrolled in the teacher certification and master of education programs are not eligible for the scholarship.  The student must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits per semester.  If there are multiple students with identical credentials, preference is given to the student who is committed to working in a field with individuals who are emotionally disturbed (as indicated on the scholarship application).  This scholarship is renewable through the completion of 128 credits.

BETTY J. MURCH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

This scholarship is awarded to a non-traditional student who did not enroll in college immediately after high school and who helps achieve and sustain the diversity of the student body.   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.

PROFESSOR ROBERT J. PFINGSTLER ENGLISH SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established to honor Robert J. Pfingstler, a beloved English professor at Edinboro University for 34 years.  The recipient must be: an English major, enrolled full-time, have earned a minimum of 60 credits, and have a minimum QPA of 2.5.  Preference will be given to a non-traditional student.  This award can only be given during the fall and/or spring semesters and is not renewable.  Financial need should be a factor.

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.  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.  In the event there are no eligible Saegertown High School graduates, then the non-traditional recipient may be a resident of Hayfield or Woodcock Townships, Blooming Valley or Saegertown Boroughs for the past five 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. 

SGA SCHOLARSHIP FOR NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENTS

This scholarship is awarded to a non-traditional student who is enrolled full time during the fall and spring semesters and is 24 years or older at the time of enrollment.  The student must have a minimum of 64 earned credits and a QPA of 3.0 or greater.  This scholarship is renewable for one academic year provided the student maintains a cumulative QPA of 3.0 and demonstrates academic progress determined by FAFSA. Financial need may be a factor.

DR. RUTH NASH THOMPSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Ruth Marguerite Nash Thompson, Ph.D., taught Early Childhood and Special Education at Edinboro University for 21 years until the time of her death (April 8, 2011), and was regarded by her peers and students as an outstanding classroom teacher and advisor.  First preference will be made to a non-traditional student pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood (PK-4) and Special Education (PK-8), and who meets all degree requirements of the program. Eligible students must submit an application along with an essay (not to exceed one page) exemplifying why they would be a good teacher and who has influenced them the most or served as a role model.