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ALUMNI DEPARTMENTAL SCHOLARSHIP/NURSING

The Alumni Departmental Scholarship/Nursing is offered to a nursing major who has completed 32 or more credit hours of study and whose QPA is 3.2 or greater.  This is renewable for up to three years as long as the recipient continues to maintain a 3.2 or greater QPA.  Financial need is not a factor.

CLARENCE AND CORA CRAWFORD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Two scholarships are presented to General McLane or Union City high school graduates who are majoring in nursing or education, entering their junior year at Edinboro University.  They must maintain a minimum QPA of 3.0 and display good character and leadership capabilities.  Financial need may also be a factor.

DORA JEAN HAWKINS NURSING SCHOLARSHIP

Mrs. Dora Jean Hawkins was born in New Kensington, Pennsylvania and passed away January 31, 2007, at the age of 82.  She was a 1944 graduate of New Kensington High School and worked at Pittsburgh Plate Glass in Creighton.  A licensed practical nurse, Mrs. Hawkins returned to education as a non-traditional student in her 40’s, graduating in 1967 from Allegheny General Hospital School of Nursing in Pittsburgh.  The purpose of the fund is to provide a scholarship to nursing students based upon financial need, academic ability, demonstrated leadership, and special talents.  

ANNETTE R. HERMAN SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is offered to a junior nursing student with the highest cumulative QPA demonstrating financial need equal to or greater than the value of the award.  This scholarship is renewable for the senior year provided that the recipient continues in the BS Nursing degree program and maintains a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

ARVILLA O. HILL MEMORIAL NURSING SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was developed by Mr. Gerard E. Ohmer, in memory of his mother, Mrs. Arvilla O. Hill, the former Head Nurse of the Erie School District.  The candidate(s) for this scholarship must be a presently enrolled student or incoming freshman majoring in Nursing.  The student must exhibit a financial need for scholarship assistance and must apply for financial aid for which he/she is potentially eligible.  The candidate must reside in Erie County.  An individual award shall fund no more than 50 percent of the annual costs of tuition and associated expenses.  Otherwise, the Scholarship Committee will determine the amount of awards per student.  The Scholarship Committee of the Financial Aid Office will conduct the selection process with input from the Chair of the Department of Nursing and his/her teaching staff.  The University will support as many students as possible, based on the funds available to award.

JEFFY JOHNSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This particular fund is created in the memory of family friend Jeffy Johnson, who at the young age of 15 died as a result of muscular dystrophy.  To honor his memory, they want to assist students who have chosen to study nursing or speech and hearing. The successful recipient must be entering their sophomore, junior or senior year, renewable if criteria are maintained. The student must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative QPA, must be enrolled full-time (12 credits or more), and must have earned at least 24 credits in each academic year completed. 

THOMAS O. MORGAN MEMORIAL NURSING SCHOLARSHIP

The Thomas O. Morgan Memorial Scholarship is to be awarded to a nursing student who exemplifies those qualities characteristic of Thomas O. Morgan: a compassion for all living things, a gentle heart, a peaceful mind, and who is an inspiration to those around him/her.  This scholarship is to be awarded to a nursing student who has indicated a desire and potential to pursue nursing as a career profession.  The candidate must have a minimum of 60 credits toward a nursing degree.  Financial aid may be a factor.

BETTY J. MURCH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

This scholarship will be awarded to non-traditional minority 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.

NURSING DEPARTMENTAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in nursing who has earned a minimum of 64 credits.  Students must provide a one-page summary highlighting his/her participation in campus and/or in community activities. The recipient must have a minimum cumulative QPA of 3.25 and be enrolled in 6 or more credits per semester.  This scholarship is renewable for one year.  Financial need is a determining factor only in cases of equally qualified candidates. 

FRANK AND ROSE (MANNINO) PURRACHIO FAMILY 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 nursing major.

SHIRLEY L. ROTH NURSING SCHOLARSHIP

Ms. Shirley Roth’s last will and testament indicated it was her wish to create an Edinboro University Nursing Scholarship.  This scholarship has been established in memory of Shirley L. Roth to provide financial assistance for students and to encourage a commitment to nursing and a compassion for helping others, as demonstrated by Ms. Roth during her lifetime. The scholarship is to be used to enhance access to education for incoming and current students of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. 

DR. NANCY S. RUNG SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is awarded to a female studying one of the pre-professional health programs, Nursing (or occupational/or physical therapy program).  The preference of selection:  incoming freshman, then sophomore, junior, or senior.  The scholarship is renewable for 4 years with a 3.0 cumulative QPA and the recommendation from the department chairperson.  Financial need is to be used only as a determining factor if there are multiple finalists.

DOROTHY E. STILLWELL SCHOLARSHIP FOR NURSING

Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Dorothy E. (Braun) Stillwell spent summers near Erie during her youth, and in 1982 made Erie her home.  Dorothy was a registered nurse for over 45 years, having earned degrees from Robert Morris School Business, Shadyside Hospital School of Nursing and St. Francis Hospital School of Anesthesia.  She served as a first lieutenant in the US Army Nurse Corps during the Korean War, stationed at Camp Chaffee, Arkansas and in Germany.  She was an anesthesia nurse for 25 years, and served at veterans’ hospitals for 18 years, the final five at the Erie Veterans Affairs Medical Center as a respiratory critical-care nurse. The student must be a Nursing Major, enrolled full time.