Edinboro University is well aware of rising costs and is therefor committed to helping students in any way possible. There are many opportunities available students to help with these increasing demands. Below is a list of just a few of the many scholarships available to graduate students pursuing higher education. We here at Edinboro University are fully committed to helping every student achieve the Edinboro experience.
Jean Bloom Rehabilitation Counseling Scholarship -$500
Dr. Jean Bloom was instrumental in the formulation of the rehabilitation counselor education program, established now as the Master of Counseling - Rehabilitation Track Program. Dr. Bloom desires to provide increased support to students who are dedicated to the profession. The recipient must be a graduate student enrolled in the Master of Counseling - Rehabilitation Counseling Program who demonstrates a sincere interest in pursuing a career as a rehabilitation counselor. The student must meet the minimum academic performance requirements of the program. Financial need is a factor.
Ruth and Dewey Davis Graduate Endowement -$600
Ruth and Dewey Davis created this scholarship in honor of both of their mothers, Beulah C. Rice Tubbs and Helen Saterlee Davis. The recipient must be pursuing a Master of Education degree in Secondary Education or Elementary Education. The student must be a current or returning teacher from one of the following school districts: General McLane, Penncrest, Millcreek Township, Wattsburg, Fort LeBoeuf or Iroquois. The successful candidate must also teach one of the following subjects: English, biology, chemistry, geology, physics or a hybrid of the sciences, such as biochemistry, nuclear physics, neurobiology, etc. This scholarship is renewable up to two academic years, but not necessarily for the duration of the pursuit of the master's degree. Financial need may be a factor.
Dr. Richard A. Forcucci Scholarship – $500
This scholarship was developed by Mr. Russell Blount in honor of Dr. Richard Forcucci. It is awarded to an Edinboro University graduate student studying in the field of speech-language pathology. The recipient must be enrolled in the Edinboro University graduate studies program, majoring in the area of speech-language pathology, be enrolled in a minimum of 6 graduate credits during the fall and spring semesters, and have earned a minimum of 20 graduate credits with a minimum QPA of 3.5. An application must be completed and the Speech-Language Pathology Department Scholarship Committee must be involved in the selection of the recipient. Financial need is not necessary.
Debra Hudek Bemiller Memorial Scholarship -$500
This scholarship was created in memory of Debra Hudek, by her husband Stephen. Mrs. Hudek graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 1976; received a master's degree in Educational Psychology in 1977 and completed the School Psychology Certificate Program in 1979. The recipient of this award must be pursuing a master's degree in the Educational Psychology Program or certification in the School Psychology Program. The student must have a minimum 3.5 QPA in graduate coursework to be eligible. Prospective students must complete an application and submit a one-page essay (double-spaced) explaining career goals, which will be evaluated by the Scholarship Committee. The student must also submit a resumé and a recommendation letter from a faculty member in the Special Education/School Psychology Department.
Dr. and Mrs. Ernest R. LaFollette Memorial Scholarship -$400
This scholarship was developed by Elise LaFollette in memory of Dr. Ernest LaFollette, a former faculty member. It must be awarded to a Master of Education student, who is attending either full-time or part-time, and whose program emphasizes the application of instructional technology. Financial need is not a factor.
Florence and Denise Ohler Scholarship -$900
This scholarship was provided for by the Estate of Florence Ohler. The recipient of this award must be enrolled in the graduate studies program in the area of counseling (school guidance, student personnel services or rehabilitation counseling) or school psychology with a minimum of 6 credits per semester and must have earned a minimum of 12 graduate credits with a QPA of 3.5. Financial need may be a factor.
Dennis D. Ranalli Scholarship -$500
This scholarship was established by Mr. Russell Blount in honor of Dennis D. Ranalli. The recipient of this scholarship must be accepted in the graduate studies program majoring in the area of speech-language pathology and must have graduated from Edinboro University with a bachelor's degree in speech and hearing disorders (BASHD) with a minimum 3.0 cumulative QPA. The recipient must be enrolled on a full-time basis during the fall and spring semesters. The scholarship is not renewable and financial need is not a factor.
Dr. James S. B. Tan Memorial Scholarship -$1200
This scholarship is awarded to a student who is enrolled full-time in the school psychology master's program, has earned a minimum of 18 credits with a minimum cumulative QPA of 3.0, demonstrates financial need, and submits an essay and resume. This scholarship can only be awarded during the Fall and/or Spring semesters
Donna Nicholas Scholarship For Ceramics -$700
This scholarship is to honor and pay tribute to Donna Nicholas and to provide financial assistance for students pursuing a degree in ceramic arts and to encourage their commitment to education and art as demonstrated by Donna. The student must be a Ceramic Arts major (pursuing either a BFA or an MFA in ceramics). The student must be enrolled full time and have a minimum QPA of 3.0. The student’s artistic ability is a determining factor in the selection process. Faculty members instructing ceramic arts in the Art Department will determine a selection process and choose the recipient of the scholarship, with referrals obtained from the Student Financial Support and Services Office as well as the Graduate Studies office.
Erion Family Scholarship -$500
Dr. Erion established this scholarship as a legacy to honor his parents, Ted and Carolyn Erion, who taught him the value of education. This scholarship represents the family’s belief that education is a key to success. Dr. Erion describes his parents as hard-working and caring individuals who passed along a strong work ethic to their children. His parents stressed the importance of a good education and helping others, and he is establishing this scholarship in their honor as an example to encourage students of today. The scholarship will be awarded to a full-time student entering the School Psychology Program who possesses a minimum undergraduate QPA of 3.5.
Margaret (Marge) Karl Memorial Endowment –New: working toward endowment
The individual must be a student in good standing who has achieved 15 credits. The scholarship is renewable for a maximum of three (3) years provided the individual maintains a GPA of 3.0 or above. First preference will be to a Graduate student enrolled in the student personnel program or an Undergraduate student with interest in the student personnel program. Preference will be given to individuals currently employed by The Office of Residence Life.
Dr. Randy Rodak Speech/Language Pathology Memorial Award-$500
Dr. David Potoker is a speech pathologist in private practice located in Erie, Pennsylvania (Dr. David Potoker and Associates) and former professor of Speech/Language Pathology at Edinboro University. Dr. Potoker was adviser to Dr. Randy Rodak during his academic years at Edinboro, where he obtained an undergraduate degree in 1976, and a master’s degree in 1979. To honor the memory of Dr. Rodak, who passed away in October 2008, Dr. Potoker is establishing an annual award to a student in the Speech/Language Pathology graduate program. The award will be made to a graduate student in the Speech/Language Pathology program for the first clinical rotation. This is a four-month commitment for the student (May through August). The student must possess the desire to work with the adult population.
Dean's Scholarship, Graduate Studies and Research -$1000
In an attempt to increase scholarship for student aid, the Edinboro University Alumni Association created three Dean’s Scholarships in 1992 for the School of Education, School of Science Management and Technology, and School of Liberal Arts. The establishment of this scholarship provides recognition and reward to graduate level students, demonstrating the Alumni Association’s continued efforts to enhance access to education and provide financial aid for Edinboro University students. The student must be pursuing a master’s degree and meet the School of Graduate Studies and Research admission and program requirements.
Graduate Studies Scholarship Challenge
Students wishing to be considered for the Graduate Studies Scholarship Challenge must submit a resume and essay that, in 500 words or less, describes the impact their graduate program will have on their career. Eligible students must be enrolled for the Spring 2014 semester, and in good standing with their graduate program. In addition, they must have completed 9 credit hours of study while maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.0. Those seeking funding as a Graduate Assistant (GA) must be a current GA, in good standing with their designated site supervisor. Three scholarships are available: 1) $1,000 for a campus based student*; 2) $1,000 for an online student*; and 3) $750 for a Graduate Assistant. Those seeking related funding must submit the above materials to their Graduate Program Head by no later than September 30. *As identified by the School of Graduate Studies and Research
Mary Alice Dye Green Scholarship For Working Professionals -$400
Dr. Mary Alice Dye served as the first official program head of the Master of Arts in Communication Studies (MACS) Program from 1987 until her retirement in 1995. Previously, she served as Edinboro University’s affirmative action officer from 1975 until 1983. She began her career as an English professor, and then obtained a post-doctoral scholarship to study organizational communication at Purdue University in 1986. She became a member of the Speech Communication Department when she returned from her post-doctoral studies and assumed the program head position soon thereafter.
Dr. Dye’s commitment to education and her enthusiasm for mentoring her students is well-known within the Edinboro community. She was and continues to be a role model for graduate students, providing advice on diverse interests, developing leadership skills and critical thinking capabilities. The student must meet the Master of Arts degree program in Communications Studies (MACS) admission and program requirements, and be admitted to the program. The student may be in his or her first or second year of coursework when he or she receives the award.