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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.


Dr. Paul L. Flynn grew up in Edinboro and graduated from General McLane High School in 1968.  He earned his B.S. in Engineering in 1972 from Case Institute of Technology and his M.S. in Material Science in 1974 and his Ph.D.  in Material Science in 1975 from Case Western Reserve University. The scholarship recipient must be a participant of the 3/2 Engineering Track within the B.A. in Physics.  


This scholarship was developed by Dr. David Giltinan, Dr. Daniel Overheim and family, alumni, employees, and friends.  The recipient of this scholarship must be an incoming freshman who graduated from high school in the top 20 percent of his/her class with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 in college preparatory/academic curriculum and a minimum SAT score of 1240 or ACT score of 28.  If there are two or more students with identical academic credentials, the student with the greatest financial need will be awarded.  If there are no incoming freshmen who qualify, the scholarship can be awarded to an upperclass student who has a minimum QPA of 3.25 and has earned 32 or more credits.  The incoming freshman student who receives the scholarship may be a candidate to receive it again as an upperclass student provided there are no freshmen who qualify. 


Thomas Charles Heard III served as a faculty member in the Department of Physics and Technology of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania for over 35 years and retired in June 2003 as Professor Emeritus. The Heard family has a historical relationship with education in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  The Commonwealth provided the opportunity for seven family members to receive baccalaureate degrees from state-owned colleges and universities.  The student must be a rising senior entering Block/student teaching who is majoring in Secondary Education in Physics. The student must have a minimum 3.0 QPA in their major and overall. Financial need is a factor. Qualified students may apply to the scholarship committee or be nominated by the scholarship committee.  


Both employees of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Ms. Patricia A. Hillman is a professor of Math and Computer Science and Dr. Jerra Jenrette is a professor of History.  At the time this scholarship was created, each was also the chairwoman of their respective departments.  Trish and Jerra wanted to create this scholarship to assist a deserving female student studying for a career in a field not typically populated by women. The successful candidate must be a traditional freshman or a non-traditional first-time college student, with preference given to a female student. The traditional freshman recipient must have had a high school grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent “B” average.  


Mrs. Patricia R. Jarvis was born and raised in the Pittsburgh area, and served in the U.S. Navy WAVES during the latter part of WWII.  In 1946 Patricia applied to and was accepted by Edinboro State Teachers College.  While in the registration line that September, she met her soon-to-be husband, Arthur Jarvis.  They were engaged in December of 1946 and married on May 31, 1947.  One award will be provided annually if a satisfactory applicant can be identified.  The annual award will alternate between an Art Education major and a Secondary Education major in physics, chemistry, or mathematics.