School of Education Scholarships
- School of Education Scholarships
KEN AND ANN ADAMS SCIENCE EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship provides financial assistance to a student of color majoring in Secondary Education-Science, including General Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Earth/Space sciences. Preference will be given to an entering student who is a graduate of The School District of the City of Erie, Pennsylvania. This award is renewable provided the student meets the academic requirements of the School of Education. Financial need may be a factor.
WILBUR AND MABEL CASSIDY BILLINGS MATHEMATICS EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship provides an award to an incoming freshman who has shown outstanding high school academic achievement and who has been accepted for enrollment in the mathematics education program. Financial need may be a factor.
GENEVA JONES BLEAKLEY SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is awarded to a student who is an Elementary Education major with a concentration in Reading and who is at the junior- or senior-class level. The student must be enrolled full-time (12 or more credits per semester) and have a minimum QPA of 3.0. Financial need may be a factor.
ROBERT AND ELOUISE CONNORS EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was developed by Dr. and Mrs. Robert E. Connors in order to develop the necessary skills for students to become effective educators. It provides an annual award to an upper-class student majoring in elementary education or secondary social studies education. The recipient must be enrolled full-time and must have earned 60-100 credits, 32 of which must have been completed at Edinboro University, and have a minimum cumulative QPA of 3.4. The student must complete an application and write a one- to two-page essay. This scholarship is renewable through the completion of 128 credits on the condition that the following qualifications are met: the student maintains a minimum cumulative QPA of 3.4; continues to major in elementary or secondary social studies education; and the student demonstrates academic progress (as determined by federal financial aid guidelines). Financial need is 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 and are 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.
This scholarship is offered annually to a senior elementary education major who has a concentration in early childhood education and/or reading. The eligible candidate must have a 3.0 cumulative QPA with a 3.5 average in education courses and must have graduated from a Pennsylvania high school. Financial need may be a consideration.
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. A beloved sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Mrs. Curbishley was a profound influence on her children: Jeremy, Lindsey Dixey, Martin Brown, and Frances Rinder. She encouraged and supported them in all endeavors, most specifically, the pursuit of education. The scholarship will be awarded to a non-traditional education major specializing in special education.
DEAN'S SCHOLARSHIP SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
This scholarship is presented to an outstanding undergraduate student entering his/her senior year of study who has earned an overall QPA of 3.5 or better in the School of Education. Financial need may be, but is not necessarily, a factor. The award will be rotated among the following five groups offering certification in teaching: elementary education, special education and the special education-dual certification majors, educational services (which includes secondary education majors), health and physical education, and the certification areas of music, art, and communication.
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AWARD
This scholarship is awarded during the Fall and/or Spring semesters to a full-time student who is majoring in Elementary Education. The recipient must be a full-time student who has earned a minimum of 64 credits with a cumulative QPA of 3.0. A written recommendation from an Edinboro Elementary Education Department faculty member must be submitted.
ELEMENTARY/EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was developed by the co-directors of the Early Childhood Education Conference. It is awarded to a student majoring in elementary/early childhood education (dual certification program). The recipient must be enrolled full-time (12 or more credits per semester), have a minimum cumulative QPA of 3.0 or higher, earned a minimum of 64 credits and must have successfully completed two courses in both elementary education and early childhood education. Although financial need is not a factor, if there are multiple candidates with identical credentials, the scholarship committee should attempt to award the student with the greatest need. This scholarship is not renewable.
DR. JOSÉ AND BETTY B. GONZÁLEZ SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is awarded in the Fall and/or Spring semesters to a full-time student with a minimum cumulative QPA of 3.0. It first offers preference to an undergraduate majoring in Elementary Education; second preference given to an undergraduate majoring in Elementary Education/Early Childhood dual concentration; third preference to undergraduate majoring in Elementary Education/Mentally Physically Handicapped dual concentration; all with preference to male students.
BARBARA J. HEARD READING SCHOLARSHIP
Barbara J. Heard graduated from Quaker Valley High School and earned a bachelor's degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a master's degree from Westminster College, and pursued graduate work and reading supervisor certification from Edinboro State College. She was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta Fraternity, and for years was an alumni adviser for the Edinboro chapter. The student must be an Elementary Education major with a concentration in Reading.
THOMAS C. HEARD PHYSICS SCHOLARSHIP
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. Five of these family members because full-time teachers and as of 2008, have provided the Commonwealth with over 155 years of elementary-, secondary-, and university-level teaching service. The student must be a rising senior entering Block/student teaching who is majoring in Secondary Education in Physics.
HILL/SKELTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This freshman scholarship is intended to assist students pursuing an education degree in secondary math, social studies, elementary education or dual certification (elementary education/special education) in that order of preference. The recipient of this scholarship must be a graduate of General McLane high school with a minimum of 900 SAT, a 3.0 average, and college prep in the academic curriculum. This scholarship is renewable for up to four years, based upon maintaining a 3.0 cumulative QPA. Financial need is a factor.
NELLE G. HUDSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is presented to an entering freshman with a minimum SAT score of 1000 and upper 2/5 class rank in high school. This scholarship is awarded annually and is renewable for up to four years, providing the recipient remains enrolled full time in a course of study leading to a BA degree in history or geography or a BS degree in secondary social studies. Recipient must maintain a cumulative QPA of 3.3 for each academic year enrolled.
MARJORIE F. HUMMEL SCHOLARSHIP
The Hummel scholarship will provide awards to students enrolled in the education department, whose intent is to become an educator. The recipient must be a full-time student of color, who has either a minimum 3.25 cumulative QPA or a combined SAT score of 1000. The scholarship may be renewable for four years if a 3.25 QPA is maintained and the student demonstrates academic progress as determined by the Dean of the School of Education. Financial need may be a factor.
PATRICIA R. JARVIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
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. The annual award will alternate between an Art Education major and a Secondary Education major in physics, chemistry, or mathematics.
KANTZ FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
Kevin and Barbara Kantz represent the best of Edinboro University alumni – with their sense of humor and passion for their professions. They exemplify hard work and a passion for education. Kevin Kantz graduated from Edinboro in 1973 with a B.S. in Elementary Education and later a master’s as a Media Specialist. the son of two public school teachers, Kevin pays tribute to his parents’ powerful legacy and he has never lost pride in his noble profession. The award is to be used for freshman recruitment and should be made to a graduate of Northwestern High School, Albion, or General McLane High School, Edinboro, Pennsylvania.
KAPPA DELTA PI SCHOLARSHIP
Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, is committed to recognizing excellence and fostering mutual cooperation, support, and professional growth for educational professionals. The Society is a community of scholars dedicated to scholarship and excellence in education and dedicated to worthy ideals: science, service, toil and fidelity to humanity. The Society has established this scholarship to provide recognition and financial assistance to deserving members at Edinboro University. The student must be an education major.
J. MICHAEL KNUTH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established by faculty member Paul Knuth in honor of his disabled brother. The recipient must be a Special Education major or, secondly, a Special Education and Elementary Education major. The award will be made to the student who, in the best judgment of the Special Education Department, is most deserving, has the most likelihood of graduating in this major and has a keen commitment to special education, particularly in the area of mental retardation. The scholarship may be renewable provided eligibility is maintained. The student must have a minimum of 32 earned credit hours and financial need may be considered in making the award.
DR. JON KRON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Dr. Jon Kron was a professor at Edinboro University for nearly 20 years and he held a variety of positions. This scholarship was established to honor Dr. Kron's memory and to recognize and encourage the same spirit of dedication and professionalism in education displayed by him during his career. The recipient must be a Secondary Education major who has earned a minimum of 60 undergraduate credits with a cumulative QPA of 3.0, or a School Administration graduate student with a cumulative QPA of 3.0. The scholarship can only be awarded during the fall and/or spring semesters and is not transferable. Financial need may be a factor.
ANN KUKLA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Rob Lowther is a 1977 graduate of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Local business owners, Rob and his wife, Carrie have been generous supporters and active members of the community. They have exhibited exceptional generosity and civic responsibility to their community, providing financial support and leadership to many non-profit organizations. They have long been advocates and supporters of Edinboro University and have demonstrated a strong commitment to higher education. The student must be enrolled full time and meet the minimum requirements of the School of Education.
EVELYN V. MCKISSOCK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established by Richard McKissock in memory of his mother, Evelyn McKissock, to aid deserving students from Cambridge Springs High School who are pursuing an elementary education degree at Edinboro University. It is awarded to a graduate of Cambridge Springs High School pursuing a degree in Elementary Education. This scholarship is non-renewable.
DOUGLAS N. MELBY MEMORIAL EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is awarded to a full-time student who is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. The student must have a minimum QPA of 3.2, having earned a minimum of 30 credits toward a degree in Education from Edinboro University. Preference will be given to students from Crawford County, Pennsylvania. Financial need may be a factor.
MARILYN A. MELHUISH SCHOLARSHIP
Ms. Marilyn A. Melhuish retired from Edinboro University after 35 years of teaching. Marilyn was literally recruited to help establish the "demonstration or model school," which later became known as the Miller Research Learning Center. The successful candidate will be an incoming freshman entrolled full-time in elementary education and must have scored a minimum 1,000 on the SAT (or ACT equivalent) and must be ranked in the first fifth of their high school graduating class.
CLARA C. MEW SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was developed by Mrs. Karen O'Brien and Dr. Janet Bobango in honor of Clara C. Mew, a history and English teacher at East High School in Erie, PA. It is awarded to a student who is enrolled full-time (12 or more credits per semester) and is majoring in secondary education, either social studies or English, and entering their junior year at Edinboro University. The recipient must have earned a minimum of 64 credits and have a cumulative minimum QPA of 3.0. This scholarship can only be awarded to Pennsylvania residents (Erie County residents are given preference) and is renewable through the completion of 128 credits as long as the student maintains a cumulative QPA of 3.0, continues to major in secondary education (social studies or English) and demonstrates academic progress as determined by federal financial aid guidelines. Financial need will be a determining factor.
MARIAN MILLER EUWA ENDOWMENT
This scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance to education majors, in honor and in memory of Mrs. Marian Miller, a devoted mother and wife, who loyally provided support to the Edinboro community as first lady of Edinboro State College from 1954 to 1966. The award will be made to a female undergraduate junior or senior Education major, with preference given to single mothers.
THOMAS R. MILLER SR. AWARD
This award is offered annually to a senior level elementary education major who is concentrating in early childhood education/reading and whose QPA is 3.0 or greater. Financial need is also a factor.
THE MINEO FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
Joe and Joyce have been advocates of Edinboro University for many years and are strong examples of how their experience and education gained through Edinboro University has provided them with the foundation for success. The establishment of this scholarship will recognize and reward future students, further demonstrating the Mineos’ commitment to education.
DOROTHY BRADY MITCHELL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was developed by Mrs. Arla Gwynn in honor of her mother, Dorothy Brady Mitchell, who was known for her pioneering work in the field of Special Education. It is awarded 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. Enrollment or completion of EX595 (special education field experience) is required. Individuals enrolled in the teacher certification and master of education programs are not eligible for this 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.
THE FERN MITCHAM SCHOLARSHIP
Together with his wife, Mary Ann, Dr. Dennis Lupher desires to leave a lasting legacy in memory of his grandmother, Fern Mitcham, who demonstrated a strong commitment to higher education. The family is establishing this scholarship to provide financial assistance, motivation and support to students deserving of an educational opportunity. The recipient must be a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior student pursuing an undergraduate degree in education, as evidenced by a record of enrollment at Edinboro University. Preference will be given to freshman students who have a minimum 1000 SAT score
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.
RUTH BOYD PALMER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is awarded to a female freshman majoring in elementary education. The student must have a minimum SAT score of 900 and must have graduated in the upper 2/5 of her graduating class. Financial need may be a factor.
HELEN HORNAMAN PARKER
This scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in elementary education who has completed a minimum of 32 credit hours, and whose QPA is 3.3 to 3.5. The award is renewable for up to three years as long as the recipient continues to maintain a 3.0 cumulative QPA and is enrolled full-time (12 credits or greater) during each term of funding. The student with the greatest financial need qualifies.
PHILIP AND LINDA PELTON SPECIAL EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was developed by Mr. Philip Pelton in honor of his daughter, Linda, to encourage and support the training of professionals in the area of special education. It is awarded to students enrolled in the Special/Elementary Education or Special Education Programs, whose intent is to become an educator. Scholarships are to be awarded by the Dean of the School of Education and his/her assigned committee. The eligible candidate(s) shall have a QPA of 3.25 or greater and have a minimum of 24 earned credits. At least three scholarships may be awarded--one each to a sophomore, a junior and a senior. Scholarship funds may be used for summer study. Financial aid may be a factor.
MARY PORRECO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is awarded to a student that is a member of the University Honors Program majoring in Education.
PRE-SCHOOL EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was developed by the co-directors of the Early Childhood Education Conference to support students in the Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education programs. It will be awarded to a student who is enrolled full-time (12 or more credits per semester) majoring in the pre-school education program (associate degree) with a cumulative QPA of 3.0 or better. The recipient must have earned a minimum of 32 credits and have satisfactorily completed at least one course in early childhood education. Financial need is a factor. This scholarship is not renewable.
PAMELA PULLING MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in the area of education (Special Education, Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Secondary Education, Health & Physical Education, Special/Elementary Education, Early/Elementary Education) at the undergraduate level. The student must be an incoming freshman that resides in Crawford County and is enrolled full-time. The student must maintain a minimum cumulative QPA of 3.0 and demonstrate financial need.
HELEN SABIN REED MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship provides one annual award to a junior or senior who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in the field of elementary education with a concentration in reading.
RUSNAK FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
Dr. Andrew J. Rusnak dedicated 35 years of his life to the students of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania as a professor in History. The student must be pursing a Bachelor of Arts degree in History or a Bachelor of Science degree in Education - Secondary Social Studies. Preference will be given to a student with a Carpatho-Rusyn ethnic background (genealogy from Ukraine, Slovakia, Poland, Romania, Hungary, Yugoslavia, and the Czech Republic).
DICK AND GAIL SABO SCHOLARSHIP
Richard S. Sabo is a 1965 graduate of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. He grew up near California, Pennsylvania, and received his undergraduate degree from California University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Sabo earned his master's degree from Edinboro in guidance and counseling and taught for ten years in the Northwestern School District, Albion, Pennsylvania, before accepting a position at Cleveland-based Lincoln Electric Company. First preference should be made to an incoming freshman who is an Education major and a graduate of Northwestern High School, Albion, PA.
HAROLD AND STEPHANIE SHIELDS FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is to be awarded to a sophomore student who is majoring in Education with a concentration in science. The recipient must be a minority, with preference given to African American students. This award is not renewable. Financial need may be a factor.
CORA M. AND KENNETH A. SKEEL ELEMENTARY EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP
This award is offered annually to an entering freshman elementary education major whose SAT score is 1000 or greater, who graduated in the upper 2/5 of his/her high school class, and who exhibited high academic achievement in high school. Financial need is also a factor.
KEITH SKELTON SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is offered to the son or daughter of a Pennsylvania rural or farm family who is majoring in secondary education social studies, who has at least 32 earned credits and whose QPA is 3.25 or greater. Financial need is a definite factor in the selection.
SPECIAL EDUCATION AND SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was created by Employees, alumni, and friends of the University to support students studying in the Edinboro University Special Education and School Psychology Department. The recipient must be a Special Education or School Psychology major (pursuing an Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Science in Education or Masters of Education), be enrolled full-time, and shall have a minimum QPA of 3.0. The scholarship can only be awarded during the fall and/or spring semesters and is not transferable. Financial need may be a factor.
DR. ROY P. STONESIFER, JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Dr. Roy P. Stonesifer, Jr., “Stoney,” as he was known by his students, peers and friends, was a Professor of History at Edinboro University for 35 years, beginning his career in 1961 until his retirement in 1996. He graduated cum laude from Gettysburg College in 1955 with a bachelor of arts in history. The recipient must be pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Education, Secondary Education – Comprehensive Social Studies, having at least 60 earned credits, and a minimum 2.80 QPA.
ROY AND ROSANNA STRAUSBAUGH SCHOLARSHIP
Dr. Strausbaugh's career at Edinboro University began in 1966 as an instructor in the Social Studies Department. He served in a variety of positions at Edinboro until his retirement in 1993, including: Dean of Academic Administration, Dean of Continuing Education, Associate Vice President for Administration and Student Life, President of Edinboro University Services, Inc., Chair of the History Department, and Professor of History. Dr. Strausbaugh authored Edinboro University: An Administrative History 1963-1993, published in 1996. The student must be pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education or a Bachelor of Science degree in Education - Secondary Social Studies.
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. She attended Fisk University (B.A.), Case Western Reserve University (M.A.) and Kent State University (Ph.D.). Dr. Thompson was born in Nassau, The Bahamas, BWI, and became a U.S. citizen following her marriage. 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.
LYMAN H. AND BLANCHE HENDERSON VANHOUTEN SCHOLARSHIP
Professor Lyman H. VanHouten was an educator and administrator for 46 years, spending nearly 34 years at Edinboro State College. President Van Houten was born in North Dakota, receiving his A.B. Degree from Central College of Iowa, his M.A. from the University of Iowa, and his Ph.D. from Columbia University. Built in 1969 for $2.2 million, the 59,057-square-foot Van Houten Dining Hall was named to honor the school’s 11th president. The building contains two large, ground-floor dining areas, supplemented by the University Club, a private dining area for faculty and staff, and the first floor President’s Dining Suite.
ALFRED ANTHONY VESHECCO SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was developed by James and Anne Majerik and is awarded to a Black/African American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Latino, or Hispanic American student enrolled on a full-time basis majoring in elementary education (undergraduate program only) who has earned a minimum of 32 credits with a minimum cumulative QPA of 3.0. This scholarship is renewable through the completion of 128 credits provided the following qualifications are met: the student remains in the Edinboro University elementary education program; maintains a cumulative minimum QPA of 3.0; and the student demonstrates academic progress as determined by FAFSA. Financial need is a factor.
W.V. ZAHNISER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Zahniser established this scholarship in memory of Joe's dad, W.V. Zahniser. The recipient must be an Elementary Education major, with a concentration in reading and enrolled full- time (12 or more credits per semester). The eligible candidate shall have a minimum QPA of 3.0. The scholarship can only be awarded during the fall and/or spring semesters and is not transferable. The student must complete and submit the appropriate scholarship application. Financial need should be a consideration, but is not a limiting factor.
ROBERT AND WINIFRED ZANOTTI LITERACY EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is awarded to an elementary education major with a particular interest in literacy education. The student must be enrolled as an undergraduate in elementary education at the junior level (64-96 credits) at the time of application. This scholarship is renewable one time for recipients who have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours of study during the junior year and continue as an elementary education major with a minimum cumulative 3.2 QPA. Recipients who have accrued more than 96 credits by the end of their initial award term are eligible for scholarship renewal. No student may be awarded the scholarship for more than two years.