The faculty in the Education and Special Education Department have a high regard for our students' diligent work, leadership qualities, participation in university and community organizations, and academic excellence. Accordingly, we are pleased to announce awards that will be awarded in the spring 2013 semester for the 2013-2014 academic year.
All applications must be received by - TBA
Applicants should include a cover page with the name of the scholarship being applied for, the applicant's name, current address, email address, phone number and program.
Applicants should not include their name any place other than on the cover page. Essays are the application unless noted differently.
The Ashkar Scholarship Fund recognizes and rewards academically talented students pursuing a degree in secondary teacher education at Mansfield University. Karen Ashkar Murley and James W. Ashkar established this scholarship award and fund in honor of their parents, Joseph C. Ashkar, class of 1934, and Lois E. Weir Ashkar, class of 1936, for their combined service of nearly fifty years in education in the Lycoming County community of Hughesville, PA. more information
This award is paid to the University bookstore to cover expenses for books and educational supplies for a senior education student from Bucks, Luzerne, or Wyoming counties. If there is no qualified applicant from these counties, the recipient must be a resident of Pennsylvania.
The Corinne L. Miller Scholarship honors a junior or senior level student majoring in elementary or special education, who demonstrates the attitudes and skills of an innovative, risk-taking teacher and community leader. This scholarship is given in honor and memory of Corinne L. Miller, a person who dedicated her life to her family and to service as an educator and community volunteer. It is given by her family, including her four children: J. Dean Miller, Jane Louise Davisson, Michael D. Miller and Sandra L. Woolley, a retired faculty member in the Education & Special Education Department since 1990.
The Melhuish Elementary Education Scholarship provides a minimum of $1,000 to students in elementary education. The funds for this scholarship were provided by Marilyn Melhuish, a 1956 alumnae and faculty member in the Edinboro Elementary Education Department. Since her graduation from Mansfield State Teachers College, Ms. Melhuish dedicated her life to advancing the cause of teaching and learning. she served on various advisory boards, attended numerous conferences and traveled extensively to advance the profession of teaching. Her unselfish gift marks another milestone in a career of dedication, caring and service.
Michele A. Towers attended Mansfield University from 1980 to 1984 and was a member of the softball team, the Crescent Club of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, and the Phi Sigma Pi Honor fraternity. Michele cared deeply about the well-being of other people and would give unselfishly to help someone in need. The Michele A. Towers Memorial Scholarship is an award that was established to honor Michele Tower's memory and to assist young men and women who exemplify her spirit and character in their pursuit of a college education and teaching career. more information
This book fund was established by Waunita Simonson Price, class of 1949. Mrs. Price recalled that students could rent their textbooks for fifty cents at the time she attended Mansfield. Knowing the expense of textbooks today, Mrs. Price wished to assist elementary education majors with their education by making funds available to purchase textbooks.
Phi Delta Kappa, an honorary society for professional educators, offers an award to a sophomore-junior level student who is also a graduate of a high school in the Mansfield chapter region.
The scholarship fund was established by Albert L. Smith '49 and Dr. Marcella M. Hyde-Smith '56.
This scholarship was established by Marjorie Tewksbury, Class of 1952, and in memory of her late husband, Elden Tewksbury, Class of 1951, for the purpose of assisting students pursuing a degree in teacher education. Mrs. Tewksbury taught music education for twenty-eight years. The Tewksbury Scholarship may be renewable if the criteria below has been met. The criteria for the initial selection of the scholarship recipient include the following:
Dr. Kathleen Carico, Chairperson
Fran Melchionne, Secretary
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Jill Scott, Secretary
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