Scholarships & Awards

College of Education scholarships and external awards

Current Student Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards

Students who demonstrate financial need are eligible to apply for the following scholarships, fellowships, and awards.  Follow this link to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (the FAFSA form) on the web before submitting specific applications.


Fellowship Awards offered through the Adult Education Program


Floyd B. Fischer Fellowship

In 1987, Dr. Floyd B. Fischer, former Penn State Vice-President of Continuing Education, endowed a gift to the College of Education to support the "Floyd B. Fischer Graduate Fellowship in Adult Education". The purpose of this fellowship is to provide recognition and financial assistance to graduate students enrolled in the University Park Adult Education Program.  Consideration for this fellowship is given to all students who exhibit academic success, a sincere interest in adult education, and have documented financial need. The fellowship is awarded for one academic year.


David H. Nicholson Fellowship

In 1998, a second fellowship was created to honor Dr. David H. Nicholson.  The purpose of this fellowship is to provide recognition and financial assistance to graduate students who are enrolled in the University Park Adult Education Graduate Program.  Consideration for this fellowship is given to students who exhibit academic success, a sincere interest in adult and/or family literacy, and have documented financial need.  The fellowship is awarded for one academic year.

 

Other Scholarships & Awards through the College of Education

The following list represents scholarships available to graduate and undergraduate students as noted in the scholarship description. To apply for a scholarship visit the Scholarships and Financial Aid page.

 

Mary Ann Landis Alexander Destiny Scholarship

Graduate and Undergraduate 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.  Mary Ann Landis Alexander - benefactor

Alumni Society 25th Anniversary/Pi Lambda Theta Scholarship

Superior full-time graduate and undergraduate students.  First consideration to members of Pi Lambda Theta.  One-half amount to graduate/one-half to undergraduate.  Alumni, Friends, and Pi Lambda Theta - benefactors

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.  Alumni and Friends - benefactors

Donald and Joan Menzel Dieter Scholarship

Superior graduate and undergraduate students with financial need.  First preference to students from Shaler Area School District, Glenshaw, PA.  Donald and Joan Menzel Dieter - benefactors

Conrad Frank, Jr. Graduate Fellowship

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.  Conrad Frank Estate - benefactors

Miriam E. Gray Scholarship

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

Doctors William D. and Patricia A. Horton Scholarship

Superior full-time graduate students with financial need.  William and Patricia Horton - benefactors

Charles Evans Hunnell Endowed Scholarship

Outstanding full-time graduate or undergraduate 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.  Charles E. Hunnell - benefactor

Burdett E. Larson Graduate Fellowship

Graduate students with financial need whose ethnic, cultural and/or national background contribute to the diversity of the student body.  Eugene Larson - benefactor

Alfred and Marilyn Borgia Maiello Scholarship

Outstanding graduate and undergraduate students enrolled 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.  Alfred and Marilyn Borgia Maiello - benefactors

David and Pamela Monk Endowed Scholarship

Outstanding graduate and undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Education with financial need.  David and Pamela Monk - benefactors

Lavanda P. Muller Graduate Fellowship

Full-time graduate students exhibiting academic excellence.  Lavanda P. Muller Estate - benefactor

James A. Naddeo Scholarship

Superior full-time graduate and undergraduate students.  James A. Naddeo - benefactor

Doris M. Niebel Scholarship

Outstanding graduate and undergraduate 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.  Doris M. Niebel - benefactor

Carl J. and Tillie Nitsche Scholarship

Superior full-time graduate and undergraduate students with financial need.  Preference to students whose home address is Luzerne County, PA.  Carl and Tillie Nitsche - benefactors

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.  Rodney and Vernell Reed - benefactors

Stephen R. Smith and Eileen Baumgarten Smith Graduate Fellowship

Superior full-time graduate students, who manifest promise of outstanding success, who are U.S. citizens and have financial need.  Stephen and Eileen Baumgarten Smith - benefactors

Edward and Susan Wilson Graduate Scholarship

Superior full-time graduate students.  Edward and Susan Wilson - benefactors

 

External Awards for eligible College of Education Graduate Students

Various graduate study and research awards are also available from sources outside the university.  These are listed on the Graduate School website.  A short list of such awards that are specific to students in the field of education can be found at the External Award Database on the Graduate School website.