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ALUMNI PRE-LAW SCHOLARSHIP

This award is presented to an upperclass student who has declared his/her intention of attending law school upon completion of studies at Edinboro University. This scholarship is renewable for one year providing the recipient maintains a 3.25 or greater QPA.

JEREMY ATKIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established as a memorial to Jeremy Atkin, by his parents, MR. and Mrs. Dennis W. Atkin, in order to assist other Edinboro students with the pursuit of higher education.  This annual award will be made to a Criminal Justice major, with preference to a member of the Edinboro University Chapter of Phi Kappa Psi.  The student must be enrolled full-time (12 or more credits per semester) and have a minimum QPA of 2.5.  Financial need may be a factor.

TROOPER MATTHEW R. BOND MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Trooper

On January 14, 2000, Edinboro University was the host site for the full military funeral service of Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Matthew R. Bond who was killed in the line of duty, fatally injured in an automobile accident which occurred the previous day on Interstate 90 in Erie County. This scholarship is established not only to honor Trooper Bond’s memory, but also to encourage the same level of dedication, commitment and bravery in a student of Criminal Justice as was displayed by Trooper Bond in his career and life. 

RYAN E. CAPPELLETTY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established as a memorial to Ryan E. Cappelletty, who was killed in the line of duty as a police officer.  His wife, Rachel, along with friends and family, hope to encourage the same commitment to education and enthusiasm for law enforcement that Ryan demonstrated during his life.  The student must be an entering freshman majoring in Criminal Justice, with preference given to a McDowell High School graduate, with a minimum QPA of 2.0.  The student must have exceptional character as demonstrated by volunteerism, work experience, and/or participation in community activities.  Financial need may be a factor.  

DR. HERBERT V. FERSTER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The recipient of this scholarship must be a freshman criminal justice major participating in an intercollegiate sport with SAT scores of 1000, an ACT composite of 22, or is in the top 25% of their high school graduating class.  Financial need may be a factor.

LUTHER V. HENDRICKS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The establishment of this scholarship demonstrates Luther V. Hendricks’ remarkable dedication to higher education with the intention of providing financial assistance to students in the social sciences programs and to encourage the same commitment to education that he demonstrated during his life.  The scholarship will be awarded to eligible students meeting the qualifications below, who are pursuing undergraduate degrees in the following academic disciplines.  It is the donors’ intent that the award be made to an eligible junior or senior. 

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. 

KEVIN MALONEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established by friends and family of Kevin Maloney, a well-known athlete and student at Cathedral Prep High School who was interested in Political Science and Public Service.  It is awarded annually to an Edinboro University senior with a QPA of 3.3 or higher who has financial need and is a political science or pre-law major.

THEO SABIN AND LUDWIG G. MEYER PUBLIC SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in political science. The recipient must be enrolled full-time with a minimum of 64 earned credits and a minimum cumulative QPA of 3.0. The recipient must demonstrate financial need.

KURT ALAN SANDERS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was developed in memory of Kurt Alan Sanders by his mother, Ms. Susan Sanders, and friends and relatives.  The scholarship was also established to encourage the same commitment to education community involvement that Kurt demonstrated during his life.  This annual award will be made to an entering freshman, with preference given to a General McLane High School graduate, with a minimum QPA of 3.0.  The student must be a Criminal Justice major; for the purpose of this award, Criminal Justice major is to include Forensic Chemistry, Forensic Accounting and Political Science.  The student must have exceptional character as demonstrated by volunteerism, work experience, and/or participation in community activities.  Financial need is a factor.  

HARRY K. THOMAS, ESQ. SCHOLARSHIP

Harry K. Thomas, Esq., earned a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Edinboro University in 1963 and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1970.  The award will be made to a student pursuing a bachelor's degree in Pre-Law Studies or Criminal Justice.  The award will be made to a student from Erie County, Pennsylvania, with first preference to a graduate of Fort LeBoeuf High School, Waterford, Pennsylvania.

ANTHONY AND CATHY ZUMPETTA SCHOLARSHIP

The recipient of this scholarship must be an incoming freshman majoring in history, sociology, criminal justice, or social work and must remain in one of these fields.  The student should have an 1100 combined SAT (or ACT equivalent) and have graduated in the top 1/5 of their high school graduating class.  Non-traditional first semester freshman will be eligible.  The successful candidate must be full-time and maintain a cumulative 3.0 QPA.  Financial need is a factor.  The funds for this scholarship were developed by Dr. and Mrs. Anthony Zumpetta.