College of Education Scholarships

List of scholarships available to College of Education students enrolled at University Park Campus

Eligibility


The following is a complete list of scholarships and eligibility requirements for undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled, or who will be enrolled, in Penn State's College of Education at University Park.

Please note that nearly all College of Education scholarships are awarded based on financial need. Penn State policy establishes the FAFSA as the sole measure of financial need. Information about the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is available at the U.S. Department of Education's official FAFSA website.

For information about additional non-College of Education scholarships and financial aid, please visit Penn State's Office of Student Aid.

The College of Education’s Scholarship Committee makes determinations for the majority of scholarships. The committee for College-wide scholarships consists of Stephanie Knight (associate dean for undergraduate and graduate studies), Maria Schmidt (assistant dean, office of multicultural programs), Kate Emmick (assistant director of stewardship), and Jenn Moore (development assistant).


Scholarships


 

Mary Ann Landis Alexander Destiny Scholarship
Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Education who are the first generation in their families to attend a college or university, who show academic promise, and demonstrate financial need. Benefactor: Mary Ann Landis Alexander*

Alumni Society 25th Anniversary/Pi Lambda Theta Scholarship
Superior full-time undergraduate and graduate students. First consideration to members of Pi Lambda Theta. One-half amount to graduate/one-half to Undergraduate. Benefactors: Alumni, Friends, and Pi Lambda Theta

James and Pamela Reese Arbuckle Trustee Scholarship
Undergraduate students studying World Languages Education who have demonstrated need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses. Benefactors: James and Pamela Reese Arbuckle

Dr. Nancy Baird Graduate Student Award in Curriculum and Instruction
Graduate students enrolled in the College of Education who are majoring in Curriculum and Instruction and have achieved academic excellence. Benefactor: Dr. Nancy Baird

Charles and Margaret Baltzer Award in Education
Students enrolled in the College of Education at Penn State University who have achieved academic excellence in their field of study. Benefactor: Charles A. Baltzer

Gertrude A. Barber Scholarship
Superior full-time undergraduate Special Education students with financial need. Benefactor: Gertrude A. Barber*

Grace McCloskey Bardine and Angelo L. Bardine Trustee Scholarship
Undergraduate students enrolled in, or planning to enroll in, the College of Education who demonstrate financial need. First preference to those enrolled in the Special Education major. Benefactor: Grace McCloskey Bardine

Lillian M. Barrett Scholarship for the College of Education
Full-time graduate and undergraduate students who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success, and who have a demonstrated financial need. Benefactor: Robert* G. Shorr

Beckwith Family Trustee Scholarship
Undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Education who have a demonstrated financial need. First preference shall be given to students who have a demonstrated interest in child abuse prevention and awareness education programs.  Benefactors: Edward J. and Iris K. Beckwith

Lois High Berstler Scholarship in Education
Superior full-time undergraduates with financial need. First preference to Reading High School graduates; second preference to graduates of any Berks County public high school; third preference to graduates of any Pennsylvania public high school. Benefactor: Lois High Berstler* Estate

Janet Feaster Blew Trustee Scholarship in the College of Education
Undergraduate students enrolled, or planning to enroll, in the College of Education who demonstrate financial need. Benefactors: Family of Janet Feaster Blew

Mary Ellen Burkholder Bowden Scholarship
Full-time undergraduate students with financial need from rural central Pennsylvania and committed to making a difference as an educator. Benefactor: Alice Raub*

Susan and David Boyer Award in Science Education
Graduate students majoring in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on science education or an undergraduate student majoring in Secondary Education with an emphasis on science education who are enrolled in the College of Education. Benefactors: Susan and David Boyer

Paul and Ruth Brader Trustee Scholarship
Undergraduate students enrolled, or planning to enroll, in the College of Education who demonstrate financial need. First preference to those enrolled in the Elementary and Kindergarten Education major. Benefactors: Donald and Jane Brader* Shattuck

Sue Mann Breedlove and Mark Breedlove Trustee Scholarship in the College of Education
Undergraduate students enrolled, or planning to enroll, in the College of Education who demonstrate financial need. Benefactors: Sue and Mark Breedlove

Larry R. Brenneman Award in Counselor Education
Outstanding graduate students who are pursuing a degree in Counselor Education in the College of Education. Benefactors: Larry and Barbara Brenneman

George Rexford Brewer Memorial Award
Undergraduate student teachers displaying excellence in talent, enthusiasm, compassion, and skills. Benefactors: Charles* and Mary* Brewer

Suzy Williams Broadhurst Scholarship in Education
Superior full-time undergraduate students. First preference to students from Monessen High School with highest GPA. Second preference to students from Mon Valley (Belle Vernon, Charleroi, Elizabeth Township, McKeesport, Ringgold, Steel Valley). Benefactors: Suzanne Williams Broadhurst and James Broadhurst

Bushman Family Trustee Scholarship in the College of Education
Undergraduate students enrolled, or planning to enroll, in the College of Education who demonstrate financial need. Benefactors: Meyer and Janice Bushman & Ira and Marcy Bushman

Kenneth and Florence Cherry Award in Education
Outstanding undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education. Benefactors: David and Debra Weible

Class of 1934 Grant-in-Aid
Undergraduate students in good academic standing with financial need. Preference to seniors. Benefactors: Members of Class of 1934, Grace Holderman

Class of 1944 Scholarship for Superior Teaching
Undergraduate Elementary and Kindergarten Education or Secondary Education students with financial need who have completed student teaching having exhibited superior promise. Benefactors: Members of Class of 1944

College of Education Alumni Distinguished Graduate Scholarship
Outstanding graduate students who have demonstrated high academic achievement, have actively participated in school/community activities, and evidence a strong commitment and professional promise for the field of education. Benefactors: Alumni and friends

College of Education Distinguished Undergraduate Scholarship
Superior full-time undergraduate students with financial need whose ethnic, cultural and/or national background contributes to the diversity of the student body. Benefactors: Alumni and friends

Dr. Virginia J. Crider Student Teaching Award
Students in the College of Education who demonstrated exemplary professional promise as a teacher during his/her student teaching experience. Benefactor: Virginia J. Crider

Sara H. and Raymond E. Culbertson Scholarship in Education
Superior full-time undergraduate students pursuing the interdisciplinary science, technology, and society minor. Benefactor: Sara H. Culbertson*

Donald and Joan Menzel Dieter Scholarship in Education
Superior undergraduate and graduate students with financial need. First preference to students from Shaler Area School District, Glenshaw, PA. Benefactors: Donald and Joan Menzel Dieter

Deborah Newell Duffield '73 Trustee Scholarship
Undergraduate students enrolled in, or planning to enroll in, the College of Education who demonstrate financial need. First preference to those enrolled in the Special Education major. Benefactor: Deborah Newell Duffield

Deborah Newell Duffield Trustee Scholarship in Education
Undergraduate students enrolled in, or planning to enroll in, the College of Education who demonstrate financial need. First preference to those enrolled in the Special Education major. Benefactor: Deborah Newell Duffield

Harry and Marion Eberly Scholars in Education Endowment
Superior full-time undergraduate students with a minimum GPA of 3.5, U.S. citizen, and once selected must maintain GPA of 3.5. Benefactors: Harry and Marion Eberly

EDUCATE Technology Scholarship
Outstanding undergraduate students enrolled in, or planning to enroll in, the College of Education who have a demonstrated need for funds and are enrolled in a major that requires the purchase of computing technology. Benefactors: Joyce and Vincent* McLean

Robert N. Eisman Family Advised Fund for the Study of Autism
Provide resources for the study of autism through support of faculty, students, programs, and facilities within the College. Benefactors: Robert and Beth Eisman

Karl V. and Joanne B. Erdman Trustee Scholarship in the College of Education
Undergraduate students enrolled in, or planning to enroll in, the College of Education who demonstrate financial need. First preference to students in the Schreyer Honors College. Benefactors: Karl V.* and Joanne B.* Erdman

George T. Ettenger Award
Outstanding full-time undergraduate students who are residents of Pennsylvania and are majoring in Special Education. Benefactor: Carol L. Ettenger

Edward R. Fagan Memorial Fund in the College of Education
Superior full-time undergraduate or graduate students in language and literacy education with financial need. First preference to Secondary Education/English majors. Benefactors: Family, friends, and colleagues of Edward R. Fagan

Lelia A. Farrell Scholarship in Education
Full-time undergraduate students with financial need. Secondary consideration to those who have achieved outstanding academic records. Benefactors: William and Sara Farrell

Joseph and Beth Filko Endowed Scholarship in Education
Full-time undergraduate students who have achieved at least a 3.0 GPA and who have documented financial need. First preference to students who have an inner-city background and exhibit an interest in returning to the inner-city to teach. Benefactors: Joseph and Beth Filko

Charles and Mary Ellen Fischer Trustee Matching Scholarship in the College of Education
Undergraduate students enrolled in, or planning to enroll in, in the College of Education who demonstrate financial need. Benefactors: Charles and Mary Ellen Fischer

Floyd B. Fischer Scholarship in the College of Education
Non-traditional undergraduate students with financial need. First preference to students 25 or older, or out of high school four years or more, or with an atypical major life experience. Benefactors: Floyd* and Naomi Fischer

Grace Thomas Francis and Ronald L. Francis Scholarship in Elementary Education
Full-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Education who are majoring in or planning to major in Childhood and Early Adolescent Education, who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success, and who have a demonstrated financial need. Benefactor: Ronald L. Francis

Conrad Frank, Jr. Graduate Fellowship in the College of Education
Outstanding full-time graduate students with financial need committed to college teaching and research, whose ethnic, cultural, and/or national background contributes to the diversity of the student body. Benefactors: Conrad Frank* Estate

Sidney and Helen S. Friedman Scholarship in the College of Education
Undergraduate students majoring in Elementary and Kindergarten Education or Special Education in the College of Education. Benefactors: Sidney* and Helen* Friedman

Blake and Linda Gall Trustee Scholarship
Undergraduate students enrolled in, or planning to enroll in, the College of Education who demonstrate financial need. Benefactors: Blake and Linda Gall

Franklin and Emma Gamble/Mac and Mabel Saylor Scholarship in Education
Superior full-time undergraduate students with financial need. Benefactors: Glenn* and Nancy Gamble

Glenn and Nancy Gamble Endowed Scholarship in Education
Superior full-time graduate students with minimum 3.0 GPA. First preference to Counselor Education majors with financial need. Benefactors: Glenn* and Nancy Gamble

Nancy S. and Glenn W. Gamble Trustee Scholarship in the College of Education
Undergraduate students enrolled in, or planning to enroll in, the College of Education who demonstrate financial need. First preference to those who are participating in a musical performance group at the University. Benefactors: Glenn* and Nancy Gamble

Harry D. and Barbara K. Gerber Trustee Scholarship
Undergraduate students studying Mathematics Education who have demonstrated financial need. Benefactors: Barbara and Harry Gerber

Pauline Gilleland Trustee Scholarship in Education
Undergraduate students enrolled in, or planning to enroll in, the College of Education who demonstrate financial need. First preference to those enrolled in the Elementary and Kindergarten Education major. Benefactor: Pauline Gilleland

John Gilmartin Trustee Scholarship
Undergraduate students enrolled in, or planning to enroll in, the College of Education who demonstrate financial need. Benefactor: John Gilmartin

Gilger Family American Indian Leadership Program Graduate Endowment
Graduate students in the College of Education whose research is focused on American Indian leadership. Benefactor: Elizabeth Breene Gilger

Helen and Robert Golder Scholarship in the College of Education
Superior full-time sophomore level or above undergraduate students with financial need. Benefactors: Helen* and Robert* Golder

Miriam E. Gray Scholarship
Outstanding graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in, or planning to enroll in, the College of Education whose studies are connected with ongoing educational technology initiatives within the College. Benefactor: Miriam E. Gray*

Jean Ann Haas Memorial Scholarship in Elementary and Secondary Education
Superior full-time undergraduate students majoring in Elementary or Secondary Education. Benefactor: John C. Haas

Nancy J. Hadfield and Abigail L. Johnson Trustee Scholarship in Education
Undergraduate students enrolled in, or planning to enroll in, the College of Education who demonstrate financial need. Benefactors: Nancy J. Hadfield and Abigail L. Johnson

Robert and Francella Hamecs Student Teaching Award
Students who are fulfilling educational and professional objectives through participation in a student teaching experience abroad in a non-European country. Benefactors: Robert and Francella Hamecs

James T. and Mary C. Harris Student Research Fund
Ph.D. and D.Ed. students in the Higher Education Program conducting research and assessing the outcomes of civic and community engagement efforts by colleges and universities in urban communities. Preference to research efforts focused on one of three areas: 1) the impact of college/university partnerships with K-12 schools, 2) the impact of higher education partnerships on the economic development of urban environments, or 3) the impact of service learning courses based in urban communities on student learning outcomes. Benefactors: James T. and Mary C. Harris

Erma M. Hefferan Scholarship
Outstanding full-time undergraduate students from Pennsylvania in Secondary Education/Social Studies Education with financial need. Preference to History majors participating in supervised domestic or international travel experiences. Benefactor: Erma Hefferan*

Jean Kincaid Hepper Trustee Scholarship in the College of Education
Undergraduate students enrolled, or planning to enroll, in the College of Education who demonstrate financial need. Benefactors: Family of Jean Kincaid Hepper

Ralph T. Heimer Award in the College of Education
Outstanding achievement by a doctoral candidate enrolled in Instructional Systems. Benefactors: Peter J. Rizza, Jr., John J. Hirschbuhl, and alumni of the Paradigm Project

Edwin L. Herr Scholarship for the Education of Counselors
Outstanding doctoral students enrolled in Counselor Education or Counseling Psychology who intend to become college professors, committed to the training of professional counselors or counseling psychologists, and who have financial need. Benefactors: Edwin L. and Patricia Herr

Bonnie Gay Hugus Hinkel Scholarship in Education
Superior full-time undergraduate students (junior/senior) in Elementary and Kindergarten Education with financial need. First preference to students from Elk County, Pennsylvania. Benefactor: Richard R. Hinkel

Doctors William D. and Patricia A. Horton Scholarship in Education
Superior full-time graduate students with financial need. Benefactors: William and Patricia* Horton

Wayne C. and Elsie Kolter Hoy Scholarship in Education
Superior full-time graduate students in Educational Leadership with financial need. Benefactors: Wayne and Anita Hoy

Charles Evans Hunnell Endowed Scholarship in Education
Outstanding full-time undergraduate or graduate students from Greene or Washington counties (PA). Preferences (prioritized): (1) W. Greene High School graduates, (2) Greene County (PA) residents, or (3) Washington County (PA) residents. Benefactor: Charles E. Hunnell

Florence Vernon Hunnell Trustee Scholarship in the College of Education
Undergraduate students enrolled in, or planning to enroll in, the College of Education who demonstrate financial need. First preference shall be given to students from Greene County, PA. Benefactor: Charles E. Hunnell

Joseph T. Impellitteri Memorial Scholarship
Superior students in Industrial Arts and Vocational Industrial programs with financial need. First preference to undergraduates. Benefactors: Iota Lambda Sigma and other organizations, friends, and colleagues of Dr. Impellitteri*

Kahn Family Trustee Scholarship
Undergraduate students enrolled in, or planning to enroll in, the College of Education who demonstrate financial need. Benefactors: Gilbert Kahn Jr.* and Donna Kahn

Dr. Gilbert Kahn Scholarship for University Scholars in the College of Education
Superior full-time undergraduate students who are Schreyer Scholars. Benefactors: Gilbert Kahn, Jr.* and Donna Kahn

Stephen M. and Ellyn Goldberg Karp Scholarship in Education
Full-time undergraduate students with financial need. Benefactors: Stephen and Ellyn Goldberg Karp

John J. Kaschak Trustee Scholarship in Education
Undergraduate students enrolled, or planning to enroll, in the College of Education who demonstrate financial need. First preference to those enrolled in the Secondary Education major. Benefactors: Family of John J. Kaschak

Margaret and William Kirkey Award for Creative Education
Undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education who are majoring in an early childhood education degree program and who have exhibited outstanding creativity in teaching. Benefactors: Margaret and William Kirkey

Barbara and David Kucharski Academic Excellence Scholarship in Education
Full-time undergraduate students with financial need. Priority to students whose academic records are excellent, but who are not necessarily ranked at the top of their class. Benefactors: Barbara and David Kucharski

Albert F. and Nancy J. Kuhn Family Endowment
Superior full-time undergraduate students with financial need. Benefactors: Albert* and Nancy Kuhn

Pauline and Patrick Lamort Trustee Scholarship in the College of Education
Undergraduate students enrolled, or planning to enroll, in the College of Education who demonstrate financial need. Benefactors: Blake and Linda Gall

Burdett E. Larson Graduate Fellowship in Education
Graduate students with financial need whose ethnic, cultural and/or national background contribute to the diversity of the student body. Benefactor: Eugene Larson

Burdett E. Larson Scholarship in the College of Education
Undergraduate students with financial need who are in a teacher certification program and demonstrate potential. Preference to graduates of West Branch High School or Clearfield County (PA) residents. Benefactor: Eugene Larson

Barbara Golden Laubscher Trustee Scholarship
Undergraduate students enrolled, or planning to enroll, in the College of Education who demonstrate financial need. Benefactors: Brian and Kristine Laubscher

Patricia E. Lee and Mary E. Lee Scholarship in the College of Education
Full-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Education who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success. First preference to students who are majoring in Childhood and Early Adolescent Education, whose home address of residence is in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and who have a demonstrated financial need. Benefactor: Patricia E. Lee

Jeanne Leonhard Scholarship in Education
Superior full-time undergraduate students. Preference to Elementary Education majors. Benefactor: Jeanne Leonhard

Jeanne Leonhard Trustee Scholarship in Education
Undergraduate students enrolled, or planning to enroll, in the College of Education who demonstrate financial need. First preference to those enrolled in the Childhood and Early Adolescent Education major. Benefactor: Jeanne Leonhard

Donna Haas Lewis Trustee Scholarship in Education
Undergraduate students enrolled, or planning to enroll, in the College of Education who demonstrate financial need. First preference to those enrolled in the Childhood and Early Adolescent Education major. Benefactor: C. Stephen Lewis

Alfred and Marilyn Borgia Maiello Scholarship in Education
Outstanding graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in, or planning to enroll in, the College of Education who have a demonstrated need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses and who are from Allegheny County. Benefactors: Alfred and Marilyn Borgia Maiello

Susan and Charles Martin Trustee Scholarship
Undergraduate students enrolled in, or planning to enroll in, the College of Education who demonstrate financial need. Benefactors: Susan and Charles Martin

Martorana Family Award
To assist doctoral degree candidates in higher education with completion of dissertation. Preference to those studying in areas of community-based post-secondary education, regional planning or inter-organizational cooperation, state-level public policy and related fields and who have exhibited some exemplary academic accomplishment. Benefactors: Sebastian* and Carrie* Martorana

Anne M. McGuire Scholarship
Full-time adult (over the age of 24) undergraduate or graduate students who manifest promise of outstanding academic success, and who are pursuing certification in Elementary or Secondary Education. Preference to graduate students. Benefactors: Robert* and Carol Herrmann

Joyce Koch McLean Scholarship in Education
Outstanding undergraduate students enrolled in, or planning to enroll in, the College of Education with financial need. First preference to Elementary Education majors. Benefactors: Joyce and Vincent* McLean

Max Mendelsohn Endowed Scholarship in Education
Outstanding graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in, or planning to enroll in, the College of Education who are currently studying abroad or preparing to study abroad and who have a demonstrated financial need. Benefactor: Susan R. Mendelsohn

Elizabeth Skade Middleton and John Middleton Trustee Scholarship in Education
Undergraduate students studying Early Childhood and Adolescent Education in the College of Education who have demonstrated financial need. Benefactors: John and Elizabeth Skade Middleton

David and Pamela Monk Endowed Scholarship in Education
Outstanding graduate and undergraduate students enrolled, or planning to enroll, in the College of Education with financial need. Benefactors: David and Pamela Monk

Robert E. and Virginia L. Mountz Scholarship in Mathematics Education
Outstanding graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in, or planning to enroll in, Mathematics Education in the College of Education. Benefactors: Robert E. and Virginia L. Mountz

Lavanda P. Muller Graduate Fellowship in Education
Full-time graduate students exhibiting academic excellence. Benefactor: Lavanda P. Muller* Estate

Diedree Bray Morong Trustee Scholarship in the College of Education
Undergraduate students enrolled in, or planning to enroll in, the College of Education who demonstrate financial need. Benefactors: Benefactors: Diedree Bray Morong and C. Oscar Morong

James A. Naddeo Scholarship in Education
Superior full-time undergraduate and graduate students. Benefactor: James A. Naddeo

Norman E. and Elinor Voyvodich Naylor Trustee Scholarship in Education
Undergraduate students enrolled, or planning to enroll, in the College of Education who demonstrate financial need. Benefactors: Norman E. and Elinor Voyvodich Naylor

Murry and Elizabeth Nelson Scholarship in Education
Superior full-time undergraduate students who are participating in a student teaching program abroad with a financial need.  Consideration also to international doctoral students receiving assistantships to study in the College of Education with first preference to University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez or domestic graduate students coming from Xavier University of Louisiana (or historically Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic Speaking Institution partnership schools). Benefactors: Murry and Elizabeth Nelson

J. Bonnie Newman Trustee Scholarship in Education
Undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Education at who have a demonstrated financial need. First preference to students from the eligible pool who are majoring in Education and Public Policy. Benefactor: Dr. J. Bonnie Newman

Bess Z. and Arthur S. Nicholas Scholarship in Education
Undergraduate students who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success, who demonstrate significant financial need but do not qualify for federal grants. Benefactor: Bess Z. Nicholas

Doris M. Niebel Scholarship in Education
Outstanding undergraduate and graduate students who have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 with financial need.  First preference to returning adult students age 32 or older.  Second preference to returning adult students age 24 or older. Benefactor: Doris M. Niebel*

Carl J. and Tillie Nitsche Scholarship in Education
Superior full-time undergraduate and graduate students with financial need. Preference to students whose home address is Luzerne County, PA. Benefactors: Carl* and Tillie Nitsche

Victor H. and Rachel P. Noll Undergraduate Scholarship
Undergraduate (sophomore, junior, or senior) students with minimum 3.0 GPA. Benefactors: Victor* and Rachel* Noll

Eva Owings Davies Noll Award
Undergraduate students in the College of Education who are majoring in Secondary Education, or successor degree program, with a focus in history and who have demonstrated academic excellence. Benefactor: Ray C. Noll, Jr.

Margaret Bittner Parke Scholarship
Superior undergraduate secondary language and literacy education (junior/senior) students with exceptional communication skills. Benefactor: Margaret B. Parke*

Payne Family Trustee Scholarship in the College of Education
Undergraduate students who are enrolled in or plan to enroll in the College of Education who have demonstrated need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses. Benefactors: J. David and Letitia Payne

Penn State Alumni Association Trustee Scholarship in the College of Education
Undergraduate students enrolled in, or planning to enroll in, the College of Education who demonstrate financial need. Benefactor: The Penn State Alumni Association

The Richard A. Peyton, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
Outstanding undergraduate elementary education students with financial need. Preference to African-American students interested in urban education. Benefactors: Family, friends, and associates of Richard A. Peyton, Jr.

John P. Pommersheim Scholarship in Education
Full-time graduate and undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Education who are pursuing an emphasis or option in Mathematics or Science Education; who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success; and, who have a demonstrated financial need. Benefactor: John P. Pommersheim*

J. Ralph Rackley Memorial Fund
Graduate students in the American Indian Leadership and/or the American Indian Special Education teacher preparation programs. Benefactors: Friends and associates of J. Ralph Rackley

Rodney J. and Vernell A. Reed Graduate Scholarship in Urban Education
Superior full-time graduate students with financial need who demonstrate a commitment to research and teaching in urban settings and whose ethnic, cultural and/or national background contributes to the diversity of the student body. Benefactors: Rodney and Vernell Reed

Mabel W. Riker Memorial Scholarship
Superior full-time undergraduate students enrolled in, or planning to enroll in, the College of Education who manifest promise of academic success and have financial need. First preference to students who plan to pursue a mathematics teaching option. In addition, preference shall be given to students whose ethnic, cultural, and/or national background contribute to the diversity of the student body. Benefactor: Reed Riker*

Reed Riker Graduate Scholarship in Education
Outstanding graduate students who are enrolled in or planning to enroll in the College of Education and have demonstrated financial need. Benefactor: Reed Riker*

Susan Beth Robson Scholarship in Education
Superior full-time graduate students with financial need. Preference to master's degree candidates in counseling psychology, counselor education, or educational psychology. Benefactors: Edwin and Betty Robson

Hugh E. Rodham Memorial Scholarship in the College of Education
Superior full-time undergraduate students. Benefactors: Friends and family of Hugh E. Rodham

Dr. Kenneth E. Ruch Award in Education
Students enrolled in the College of Education who are majoring in Workforce Education and Development, and who have demonstrated academic excellence. Benefactor: Kenneth Ruch

Marilyn and John Ruffner Scholarship in Education
Full-time juniors and seniors pursing teacher education or certification to teach. First preference to students with outstanding subject mastery in their chosen discipline. Determination made with consideration for students who are widely read, intellectually well-rounded, self-motivated, and committed to lifelong learning. Benefactors: Marilyn and John* Ruffner

Fern Strine Rumpf Scholarship in Elementary Education
Full-time undergraduate elementary and kindergarten education students with financial need, who are graduates of a York County (PA) high school. Benefactors: Edwin* and Fern* Strine Rumpf

Joan Ruth Scholarship in Elementary Education
Full-time undergraduates in elementary and kindergarten education with superior academic records and financial need. Benefactor: Joan Kay Ruth

Sandy Sapa Trustee Scholarship in the College of Education
Undergraduate students enrolled, or planning to enroll, in the College of Education who demonstrate financial need. Benefactor: Sandy Sapa

Donald V. and Jane Brader Shattuck Scholarship for Excellence in Education
Full-time undergraduate students with superior academic records and financial need. Preference to students in elementary and kindergarten education and with minimum 3.5 GPA. Benefactors: Donald* and Jane Brader* Shattuck

John M. Shemick Scholarship in Education
Full-time undergraduate students enrolled in, or planning to enroll in, the College of Education who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success, and who have a demonstrated financial need. Benefactors: Dorothy Shemick and Nancy Shemick

R. Mae Shultz Scholarship
Students in counselor education or counselor psychology with financial need. Preference to female students. Benefactors: Mortar Board Class of 1959

Robert E. and Karen P. Shute Grant-in-Aid
Full-time and part-time undergraduate students with financial need. Benefactors: Robert and Karen Shute

Heand Johns Silvestri Scholarship in Education
Full-time undergraduate students in elementary and kindergarten education with superior academic records. Benefactors: Anthony and Heand Johns Silvestri

Stephen R. Smith and Eileen Baumgarten Smith Graduate Scholarship in the College of Education
Superior full-time graduate students who manifest promise of outstanding success, who are U.S. citizens, and have financial need. Benefactors: Stephen and Eileen Baumgarten Smith

James and Esther Pollock St. Clair Award
Graduate and undergraduate students with outstanding achievement in the Mathematics or Science education programs in the College of Education. Benefactor: Ruth J. Vastola

G. Alan and Margaret Sternbergh Scholarship in Counselor Education
Graduate students in counselor education with superior academic records and financial need. First preference to those studying college student affairs. Benefactors: Alan and Margaret Sternbergh

E. Louise Ashburn Stethers Scholarship in the College of Education
Outstanding undergraduate students enrolled in, or planning to enroll in, the College of Education with financial need. Benefactor: E. Louise* Ashburn Stethers

Richard L. and Dorothea Gerber Stover Scholarship in Education
Superior full-time undergraduate students with financial need. Benefactors: Richard and Dorothea Stover

Donald B. and Mary Louise Tait Scholarship in Mathematics Education
Students pursuing mathematics education. Benefactors: Donald* and Mary Louise Elder* Tait

Paula R. and Eric P. Taylor Scholarship in Education
Students enrolled in the College of Education who have achieved superior academic records, who have a demonstrated financial need and whose studies include an emphasis in one or more of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) fields.
Benefactors: Paula and Eric Taylor

Thevaos Graduate Scholarship in Educational Psychology
Graduate students in educational psychology. Benefactors: Deno* and Theola* Thevaos

Dr. Deno G. Thevaos Scholarship in the College of Education
Full-time graduate and undergraduate students who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success, and who have a demonstrated financial need. Benefactor: Deno Thevaos* Estate

The Adele Vance Thompson Award
Students enrolled in teacher certification programs who exhibit professional promise. Benefactors: Audine* Adams

Pauline M. Turner Scholarship in Education
Superior full-time undergraduate elementary and kindergarten education or secondary education students with financial need who exhibit professional promise. Preference to students from Lehigh or Northampton counties (PA). Benefactor: Pauline Mosca Turner

Estelle and William Turney Scholarship in Elementary Education
Outstanding full-time undergraduate students in elementary and kindergarten education. Benefactors: Estelle Graessle and William A. Turney

Estelle and William Turney Trustee Scholarship in Education
Undergraduate students enrolled in, or planning to enroll in, the College of Education who demonstrate financial need. First preference to those enrolled in the elementary and kindergarten education major. Benefactors: Estelle Graessle and William A. Turney

Trustee Scholarship Fund in Education
Undergraduate students enrolled in, or planning to enroll in, the College of Education who demonstrate financial need. Benefactors: The Penn State Bookstore and Penn State alumni and friends

Paul D. and the Rev. David P. Wentroble Scholarship
Undergraduate students with documented financial need who are classified as Pennsylvania residents and who exhibit good character and academic achievement. Benefactor: Dorothy Wentroble*

Wess Family Award
Undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education, or successor academic unit, who are majoring in Childhood and Early Adolescent Education with a minor in Special Education, or successor degree program, and who have achieved outstanding academic records. Benefactor: Lawrence J. Wess

Eric and Louise Whorral Trustee Scholarship in Education
Undergraduate students enrolled in or planning to enroll in the College of Education who have demonstrated need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses. First preference given to students who are US citizens. Benefactors: Eric and Louise Whorral

Wickland Family Scholarship in Recognition of Jennifer Wickland Zahuranec
Outstanding undergraduate students of at least junior academic standing who completed their freshman and sophomore years at University Park; are preparing to teach at the pre-kindergarten through fourth grade (pk-4) level; and have also demonstrated financial need. Undergraduate students who meet the aforementioned qualifications should also demonstrate a dedication to community service and a desire to encourage future students to pursue overall fitness and healthy lifestyles. Benefactors: Edward and Paula Wickland

Alona Mae “Lonnie” Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund
Undergraduate junior and senior special education students. Benefactors: Classmates and friends of Alona Mae Williams

Edward and Susan Wilson Graduate Scholarship in Education
Superior full-time graduate students. Benefactors: Edward and Susan Wilson

Nickie G. Wilson Scholarship in Education
Superior full-time undergraduate or graduate students with financial need. First preference to graduates of Girls High School (Philadelphia) pursuing math, physics, and/or computer science. Benefactor: Nickie G. Wilson

Pauline A. Wilson Scholarship
Superior full-time female undergraduate students pursuing a teaching degree with proven financial need. Preference to Bucks County (PA) residents. Benefactors: Pauline* and Mabel* Wilson Estates

Dorothy E. Wise Memorial Scholarship in Education
Full-time undergraduate students with minimum 3.5 GPA and financial need. Benefactor: William Wise

*Deceased