College of Education and Human Services Scholarships

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Each year, the College of Education and Human Services (CEHS) proudly awards more than 100 scholarships to our students. Provided through the generosity of our alumni, friends, faculty, and staff, each scholarship enhances students’ academic experiences and is a testament to the strength of our programs.

Start browsing below by department to find the right scholarship for you!

College of Education and Human Services

College of Education and Human Services General Scholarship

About:   This is a non-renewable, undergraduate award for a recipient enrolled within a qualifying major in the College of Education and Human Services.

Requirements
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Applicants in their final semester of study who require less than twelve (12) credit hours to graduate are eligible to receive this award despite their part-time enrollment status. However, applicants must be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credit hours.
  • Preference will be given to a rising senior, as defined by the minimum amount of credit hours needed to qualify at the senior grade level.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate participation in extracurricular activities, including (but not limited to): a. Students completing an internship, clinical experience or field study; b. Registered Student Organizations; c. Professional Associations;  d. Volunteer Organizations.

John and Mary (Kaatz) Click Endowed Scholarship Award

About:  Established in 2011 by Patricia Janes (Class of 1986, 1992) and Theresa Cusworth (1979, 1988) in honor of their parents, John and Mary Ann (Kaatz) Click. Income from the endowment will support an award for a full-time student enrolled in the College of Education and Human Services, in a service-oriented studies program. The applicant must submit an essay detailing choice of career, the reason(s) for choosing a service career, and the contribution he/she hope to make through his/her service career.

Requirements
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Must work a minimum of 10 hours per week.
  • Must submit an essay detailing choice of career, the reason for choosing a service career, and the contribution he/she hopes to make through his/her service career.

Joseph and Sandra DeWaele Teaching Scholarship

About: Established in 2021 by Sandra M. DeWaele ’70 in honor of her late husband Joseph DeWaele ’74, both having received their degree from Central Michigan University.  The education they received made a difference in their lives and they want to help others realize the joy of educating future students. 

Requirements
  • Full-time junior or senior.
  • Pursuing a degree that leads to teacher certification in Early Childhood, Special Education, Elementary Education, or Secondary Education.
  • Cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0.

Carl V. and Margaret Hahn Furney Scholarship

About:  ​Established in 2007 to provide educational scholarships to single parents who are in need of financial assistance. Students who are seeking a degree in teacher education or who are currently majoring in teacher education shall be given first preference.  The recipient is to attain the minimum GPA to qualify or maintain their teacher education major status. The money may be used for tuition, books, or to assist with child-care while the recipient single parent attends classes. The maximum payment should not exceed $15,000 per year and is renewable.

Requirements: 
  • Must be admitted to CMU Teacher Education Program (elementary or secondary).
  • Must be a single parent with a dependent child.
  • 2.7 GPA minimum.


Joan L. Hogan Award

About:  ​Established in 2013 by Joan L. Hogan ’67, ’68, retired CMU Counseling and Special Education faculty and founding faculty advisor of the Connections that Count program.  Income from the endowment will support a renewable award for a student(s) enrolled in the College of Education and Human Services.  The recipient should demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to a student(s) involved in the Connections that Count program.

Requirements: 
  • Preference is given to students involved in Connections That Count.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Full-time student.

Troutman-Munson Education Scholarship

About:  ​Established in 2012 by Linda Munson George ’69 in memory of her father, Dr. Carl Munson ’34, and her great uncle, Oliver W. Troutman. Oliver Troutman was a professor at CMU and the Oliver Troutman Residence Hall is named in his honor. He and his wife raised four nephews, including Carl Munson, while he taught classes from 1913 - 1933. Income from the endowment will support a renewable award for a full-time student enrolled in the College of Education and Human Services. Preference will be given to students from Michigan or New York.

Requirements
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Must be a full-time student in the College of Education and Human Services.


Allen & Nancy Vander Laan Future Educator Endowed Scholarship

About:  ​Established in 2020 by Allen '72 and Nancy Vander Laan '73. Renewable award for a full-time junior or senior enrolled in the College of Education and Human Services seeking a degree in Teacher Education, Early Childhood, Special Education, Elementary Education, or Secondary Education.

Requirements

  • Applicant will demonstrate a history of past philanthropy, volunteerism, or giving back to his/her community. The applicant will submit a written statement regarding their past experiences that demonstrate their involvement in such activities. Such roles may include (but are not limited to):
    • Participation in extracurricular or after-school programs; or 
    • Involvement in a community center or church; or 
    • Involvement in a non-profit, community-based organization.
  • The recipient will have a cumulative minimum 3 .0 GPA.
  • The recipient will demonstrate financial need.

College-wide applications for 2022 are now closed. You will have an opportunity to apply in February-March 2023.

*Some of the college-wide scholarships are renewable. Any current recipients of any of the college-wide scholarships that are renewable must reapply in order to be considered for renewal of their scholarship for the 2022-2023 academic year.  Some scholarships are only renewable one time to the same recipient.

 


 


Counseling and Special Education

Daniel and Debra Edson Endowed Scholarship

About:  ​Daniel and Debra Edson Endowed Scholarship for a student in Counseling and Special Education, majoring in Special Education, or for a student majoring in Early Childhood Development.


 

Robert and Marilouise Knott Special Education Award

About:  Established in 2010 by the estate of Robert Knott '41, '57, to commemorate Robert and his sister, Marilouise. Income from the endowment will support a renewable award for a student enrolled in the Master of Arts (M.A.) in the Special Education graduate program within the College of Education and Human Services with a minimum of five credit hours.

 Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the M.A. in Special Education.
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA.
  • Completed six credits of graduate work.
  • Must be enrolled in at least five credits during the award year.

Carter Moody Scholarship

About:  The faculty and staff of the Department of Counseling and Special Education in the College of Education and Human Services, along with alumni, family, and friends of longtime Special Education faculty member, Mark Moody, wish to honor the memory of his son, Carter Moody. Carter's life was abruptly and unexpectedly shortened due to complications following routine surgery. our hope is to continue his legacy of love by supporting aspiring CMU students as they work to become future special educators.

 Requirements
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Senior-level undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education and Human Services majoring in Special Education.
  • The scholarship will be awarded to a teacher candidate who will benefit from the scholarship during the completion of their student teaching experience.
  • Preference for applicants who participate in a registered student organization or who demonstrate volunteerism, showcasing their dedication to the field of special education.
  • Demonstrates financial need.

Lenora Marie Starr Nelson Scholarship
About:  Established in 1985 by Kenneth L. Nelson in memory of his wife and CMU alumna, Lenora, who devoted her life to the field of education teaching both general and special education in many different areas of the country.

 Requirements
  • Admitted to the teacher education program.
  • Junior or senior status.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Full-time student.
  • Michigan resident.

Nancy (Ruhlig) Persinger Special Education Scholarship

About:  Established in 2013 for a junior or senior majoring in special education with a minimum GPA of 3.25.

 Requirements
  • Special education major.
  • Admitted to the teacher education program.
  • Junior or senior status.
  • Minimum 3.25 GPA.
  • Full-time student.

Thomas Family Endowed Scholarship in Special Education

About: Established in 2022 by Diane L. Thomas '79 and her husband Doug, to support undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education and Human Services majoring in Special Education. Diane, a retired special educator, credits Central Michigan University with providing her valuable collegiate experiences and preparing her for a rewarding career as a special educator and she, in turn, hopes to provide the same life-changing experiences for future generations of CMU students. 

Requirements:

  • Cumulative minimum GPA of 3.3.
  • U.S. citizen or a permanent resident.
  • Demonstrates financial need.
  • This award is renewable.

Julie M. Van Boven Endowed Scholarship in Special Education

About:  Established in 2019 by Gregory R. Van Boven in memory of his sister Julie M. Van Boven ‘86.  Income from the endowment will be used to support an undergraduate scholarship for at least one student annually within the College of Education and Human Services at CMU. Eligible recipients will be enrolled in the Special Education major. The recipient will be a student who demonstrates exceptional dedication and promise in their potential to help children with disabilities. Academic achievement may be considered, but shall not be the sole criterion for the award.

 Requirements
  • Junior or Senior

Learn more and apply for special education scholarships

 


COUNSELING GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS

Dr. Donald Kilbourn Endowed Scholarship in Counseling

About: Established in 2021 by Margaret Ann Bogle ’79 in honor of Dr. Donald Kilbourn, the first Director for CMU’s Counseling Center. The hope is to produce counselors that resemble the same skill and passion as that of Don Kilbourn. According to Dr. Kilbourn’s past colleagues, he excelled at building strong, trustworthy relationships and always had a deep passion for helping everyone that he came in contact with.

 Requirements
  • Currently enrolled in the master’s level Counseling Program in the College of Education & Human Services.
  • First preference given to those pursuing Addiction Counseling concentration and/or preference is given to students from historically underrepresented populations.

Don Kilbourn Endowed Scholarship Application

 

Doris Andersen Moore Endowed Scholarship

About:  Established in 2016 from the estate of Doris Andersen Moore '38. Income from the endowment will support a renewable scholarship for a full-time or part-time graduate student admitted to the Counseling program in the College of Education and Human Services. Preference will be given to a student from the State of Michigan.

 Requirements
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Full-time or part-time graduate student.
  • Demonstrates financial need.

Doris Andersen Moore Endowed Scholarship Application




Educational Leadership

Educational Leadership Endowed Scholarship

About:  Established in 2016 by faculty, staff, emeriti, alumni, and friends of the Department of Educational Leadership to support student learning experiences related to coursework such as professional development, international travel, or course tuition. Recipients will be currently enrolled in a Department of Educational Leadership degree program; undergraduate minor, graduate program, or doctoral program, and must be in good standing with the department and the university. Preference will be given to appli­cants that connect their experience to advancing the mission of the Department of Educational Leadership.


Robert and Marge Mills Endowed Scholarship in Educational Leadership

About:  Established in 2017 by Robert and Marge Mills, this scholarship will support an EDL student who is seeking a degree or advanced certification in the K-12 area. The award is renewable for up to two years, with continuous enrollment (based on the availability of funds). Withdrawal from Central Michigan University will cancel the scholarship.

 Requirements
  • Recipients will be currently enrolled in a Department of Educational Leadership degree program.
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Preference will be given to students who are parents, living in a rural area.

Gov. John Engler Center for Charter Schools

Dr. Leonard E. and Louise A. Plachta Charter Public School Scholarship

About:  Established in 2009 by Louise A. Plachta (Class of 1992) in honor of Dr. Leonard E. Plachta who served as president of Central Michigan University from 1992 to 2000. Dr. Plachta focused on developing effective academic programs, through improved student services and efficient management. Dr. Plachta was a professor of Accounting and then Dean of the College of Business Administration before being appointed president. Income from the endowment will support a renewable award for a graduate from a CMU-sponsored charter public school in Detroit, Mich.

 Requirements
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Graduate from a CMU-sponsored charter public school in Detroit, Michigan

Learn more and apply

 


 


Human Development and Family Studies

Kate Elizabeth Black Educational Scholarship

About: Established in 2021. Kate's passion for teaching resonated in her daily acts of kindness, patience, and love for her students. Kate Elizabeth's students adored her for allowing them to express themselves in a positive way. The family hopes to provide that same opportunity for other students to enjoy teaching and love for CMU.

Requirements:

  • Senior pursuing a ZS endorsement in Early Childhood Development.

 

Laurel Wood Brice Endowed Award

About:  Established in 2007 by Pat Loers in memory of her mother, Laurel Wood Brice. Income from this endowment will support a scholarship for a student majoring in early childhood development in the elementary education program. Preference will be given to students from Mecosta or Isabella County.​

 Requirements
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Full-time junior/senior.
  • Enrolled in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies.
  • Majoring in Early Childhood Development Program in the Elementary Education Program.
  • Preferred location: Mecosta or Isabella County.

Daniel and Debra Edson Endowed Scholarship

About:  Daniel and Debra Edson Endowed Scholarship for a student in Counseling and Special Education, majoring in Special Education or for a student in HDFS, majoring in Early Childhood Development.​

 


 


Helen M. Lohr Scholarship

About:  About: Established in 1987 through the estate of Helen M. Lohr for a student within the Department of Human Development and Family Studies.​


 

Lois A. and Richard C. Sandbrook Family Scholarship

About:  Established in 2013 by Lois A. Sandbrook '57, '72.  The student will have demonstrated financial need and will have leadership or volunteer involvement. The first preference will be to a student majoring in Family Studies, second preference will be for a student majoring in Child Development. If no recipient fits the first and second preference, then the scholarship may be awarded to a student majoring in any program offered in the Human Development and Family Studies Department. Preference will also be given to a graduate from the Montabella, Shepherd, or Midland school districts or a transfer student from Montcalm Community College.​

Requirements
  • Junior/senior.
  • The student will have demonstrated financial need.
  • Leadership or volunteer involvement.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • A student majoring in Family Studies, second preference in Child Development. If no recipients fit first and second, then the award may be given to a student majoring in the department.
  • Preference to students from Montabella, Shepherd, Midland or a transfer from Montcalm Community College.

Amanda Snow Scholarship

About:  Established in 2018 by Dr. Jeffrey ’03 and Andrea Sarata ’05, ’09.  Income from the endowment will support a non-renewable award for a junior or senior demonstrating financial need.

Requirements
  • Preference will first be given to applicants majoring in Family Studies, followed by Early Childhood Development and Learning.
  • Junior or senior.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5.

Charlotte Trout Scholarship

About:  This scholarship was established in 1979 by Mr. and Mrs. George J. Verville in memory of Charlotte W. Trout to provide a monetary award to a student majoring in human development and family studies at Central Michigan University. Preference is given to a student who gives promise of becoming outstanding in the field and who is dedicated to the preservation of the family. The student must demonstrate excellent performance in scholastic achievement.

Requirements
  • Junior/senior majoring in Human Development and Family Studies.

Fashion, Interior Design, and Merchandising

IN THIS DEPARTMENT YOU WILL NEED TO COMPLETE THE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FOR EACH SCHOLARSHIP YOU WANT TO APPLY FOR. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2022. A RECOMMENDATION FORM IS INCLUDED IN THE APPLICATION.

Usha Sarvjit Chowdhary Scholarship Fund

About: Dr. Usha Chowdhary has been a faculty member in the Fashion, Merchandising, and Design program Since 2001. She has established the Usha Sarvjit Chowdhary Scholarship Fund to support students pursuing a degree in Fashion Merchandising and Design, and to demonstrate her dedication to CMU students and to the field. 

Requirements
  • Fashion Merchandising and Design major
  • Junior or Senior.
  • Minimum GPA 3.0.
  • Preference to those with financial need.
  • May be renewed.

Donna Poynor Award for Fashion Merchandising and Design Students

About:  ​It is the intent of the Donor that this gift is used to support an undergraduate scholarship exclusively within the College of Education and Human Services’ Fashion Merchandising and Design program.

Requirements
  • Full-time Fashion Merchandising and Design major. 
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
  • Preference will be given to applicants from a rural (as defined by the State of Michigan) county in Michigan.  
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have excelled in quality garment construction and pattern-making.

 


    Freddie Link Simonds Scholarship

    About:  Established in 1987 to honor Freddie Link Simonds. Income from the endowment will support a scholarship student enrolled in the Department of Fashion, Interior Design, and Merchandising. Part-time attendance or withdrawal from the university will result in the cancellation of the scholarship. 

    Requirements
    • All full-time DIFM Junior or senior.
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0.
    • Demonstrate community or university involvement and/or
    • Demonstrate active organizational membership.

    Helen M. Lohr Scholarship

    About:  About: Established in 1987 through the estate of Helen M. Lohr. The basis of this award includes academic excellence, leadership and/or creativity, and professional promise.

    Requirements
    • All full-time DIFM sophomore or junior.
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0.
    • Demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, and/or creativity and professional promise.
    • Demonstrate community or university involvement and/or organizational membership.

     

    Saadia Saif Endowed Scholarship

    About:  Established in 2016 by Dr. Saadia Saif, professor emeritus in the College of Education and Human Services. Income from the endowment will support a renewable award for a junior or higher student enrolled in any major within the College of Education and Human Services. 

    Requirements
    • All full-time DIFM junior or senior.
    • Minimum GPA of 3.5 or higher.
    • Must demonstrate financial need.
    • Demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, and/or creativity and professional promise.
    • Demonstrate active organizational membership.

    Tracey Marie Rondy Memorial Endowed Award

    About:  Established in 2006 in memory of Tracey Marie Rondy by her parents Gary and Maureen (Class of 1984) Rondy, sister Tara Rondy (2000), family and friends. Preference will be given to students with a signed major in interior design and/or who worked on the vocational education house while attending the Mt. Pleasant High School Vocational/Technical Center. 

    Requirements
    • Full-time Interior Design major.
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    • Attended a public, private, or alternative education school in Mt. Pleasant, Alma, Ashley, Bay City, Breckenridge, Ithaca, Shepherd, St. Louis schools.
    • Preference will be given to students with a signed major in interior design and/or who worked on the vocational education house while attending the Mt. Pleasant High School Vocational/Technical Center.

    apply for fashion, interior design and merchandising scholarships

     


     


    Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Services

    IN THIS DEPARTMENT YOU WILL NEED TO APPLY TO EACH SCHOLARSHIP SEPARATELY. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2022

    Ron and Susan Bacon Outdoor Recreation Award

    About:  Established in 2006 by Ron and Susan Bacon in honor of their parents, Ronald and Sophia Bacon. Income from the endowment will support a scholarship for a junior or senior enrolled in the Department of Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services with a major in outdoor recreation. 

    Requirements
    • Junior/senior.
    • Must be an outdoor recreation major.

    Apply for the Ron & Susan Bacon Outdoor Recreation Award


    Roger Coles RPL Leadership Award

    About:  Established in 2010 by Roger L. Coles (Class of 1973, 1977) interim dean of the College of Graduate Studies, formerly the chairperson of Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services Administration. Income from the endowment will support a renewable award for a full-time student enrolled in the College of Education and Human Services, Department of Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services Administration and is a Student Recreation Association (SRA) board member that has been on the board for at least one year. Candidate must demonstrate a level of involvement through study and/or state/national organization or community service.

    Requirements
    • Minimum 2.75 GPA.
    • Must be an SRA board member for at least one year​.

    APPLY TO THE ROGER L. COLES RPL LEADERSHIP AWARD


    Brent Edwards Memorial Award

    About:  Established in 2005 by friends and family in memory of Brent Edwards. Brent was in his junior year at CMU when he passed away. The recipient of this renewable award will be a student from Flushing High School. Preference will be given to a student planning to or majoring in recreation, parks, and leisure services administration.

    Requirements
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA.
    • Must be from Flushing High School​​.

    For more information about this scholarship, contact the Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid

     


    Richard Kirchner Scholarship

    About: The Richard Kirchner Scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Dick Kirchner, who was the Department’s first chairperson from 1956-1992. Dr. Kirchner’s visionary leadership led to our programs’ concentrations, national accreditation, and the first recreation minor in the United States.

    Requirements:

    • Signed RPL major
    • Completion of eight hours of RPL coursework
    • 3.0 overall GPA in RPL coursework
    • Students may only apply for the KIRCHNER or the DOYLE, in an academic year. NOT BOTH.

    Apply for the Richard Kirchner Scholarship


     


    Detective John S. Nagy, Sr. and Mrs. Dale L. Nagy Scholarship

    About:  Established in 2016 by Mrs. John Nagy and Drs. Robert and Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson, in memory of Detective John S. Nagy, Sr., who was actively engaged in life-long learning, especially in nature and natural history.  Income from the endowment will support a renewable award for a full-time student enrolled in the College of Education and Human Services, Department of Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services Administration. The recipient will be a first-generation college student and the scholarship was intended for students who want to serve and make a better society by engaging in professional work that promotes the wise use of our natural resources and educates our youth about natural environments. The intent is also geared toward young professionals who desire to help our citizens enjoy a lifetime of activity, balance, sustainability, and productivity.

    Requirements

    • Sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
    • 3.0 GPA.
    • First-generation college student.

    Apply for the John S. Nagy Scholarship


    Department of Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Services Scholarship

    About:  Established in 1988 by the Department of Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services Administration for their majors in the name of G. Patrick Doyle, Donald F. Lutz, Agnes Rainwater, and the department.​​

    Apply for the G. Patrick Doyle RPL Department Award

     


     



    Teacher Education and Professional Development


    We offer more than 80 scholarships for our students. See all of the descriptions listed below. Some TEPD scholarships are offered through the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. Information on these scholarships will be posted on their website. 

    Learn more and apply for Teacher Education Scholarships


     

    Rachel Brink Allwardt Endowed Scholarship 

    About:  Established in 2000 by the estate of Rachel Brink Allwardt ‘40. Pro­ceeds from the endowment will be used to establish a scholarship for a student majoring in child development, accepted into the teacher education program.

    Requirements
    • Minimum 3.5 GPA.
    • Junior/senior majoring in child development.
    • Accepted into the teacher education program.

    The Suzanne & Raymond Baber, Jr. Endowed Scholarship in Education

    About:  Established in 2002 by Suzanne Baber ‘48 and ‘52, retired counselor, and Raymond “Bud” Baber, Jr., retired automobile advertising execu­tive. Proceeds from the endowment will be used to support scholarships for juniors or seniors enrolled in the College of Education and Human Services, Department of Teacher Education. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need.

    Requirements
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA.
    • Junior/senior.
    • Enrolled in the Department of Teacher Education and Professional Development.

    Suzanne Baber Endowed Scholarship for Teacher Education Study Abroad

    About:  Established in 2018 by Suzanne L. Baber ’48. Income from the endowment will support a non-renewable scholarship for a student admitted to the teacher education program within the College of Education and Human Services to participate in a study abroad program at an international destination.

    Requirements
    • GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    • Demonstrate financial need.

    Ruby Leora Balduf Endowed Scholarship

    About:  Established in 2002 by the estate of Ruby Leora Balduf ‘28. Proceeds from the endowment will be used to fund a renewable scholarship for a student enrolled in the College of Education and Human Services with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrated financial need.

    Requirements
    • GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    • Enrolled in the College of Education and Human Services.

    Fay & Genevieve Barhitte Outstanding Student Award

    About:  Established in 1988 by Fay and Genevieve Barhitte for juniors within the Department of Teacher Education and Professional Development.

    Requirements
    • Junior.
    • Enrolled in the Department of Teacher Education and Professional Development.

    Barbara Bissot Endowed Scholarship

    About:  Established in 2007, the endowment was created by Dr. Barbara Bissot, a former professor in the Department of Teacher Education and Professional Development at CMU, through her estate. Income from the endowment will support a renewable scholarship for a student enrolled in the College of Education and Human Services, Department of Teacher Education and Professional Development.

    Requirements
    • Minimum 3.3 GPA.
    • Enrolled in the Department of Teacher Education and Professional Development.

    Nancy Martin Bleier Endowed Scholarship

    About:  Established in 2015 from the estate of Brenton A. Bleier, spouse of Nancy Martin Bleier '64. Income from the endowment will support a renewable scholarship for a student enrolled in the College of Education and Human Services majoring in elementary education and, who has maintained a class rank in the top 35%.  Preference will be given to graduates of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan High School admitted to the Elementary Education program (or self-identified as pursuing elementary education) at CMU maintaining class rank in the top 35% of CMU class (or in case of freshmen, top 35% of high school graduating class).

     


     


    James A. Bradley Annual Award

    About:  An annual scholarship for a recipient admitted to the Teacher Education Program and registered with Student Disability Services with a preference for a special education major and demonstrating financial need.

     


     

    Betty Burgess Scholarship Fund

    About:  Established in 2021 in memory of Betty Burgess a 3rd and 4th-grade teacher for a number of years.

    Requirements
    • Students enrolled in the College of Education and Human Services are eligible for this award.
    • Preference is given to applicants enrolled in the Teacher Education and Professional Development (TEPD) program.​

    Donald Oren Bush Scholarship

    About:  Established by the family in memory of husband and father, Donald O. Bush, professor of Teacher Education and Professional Development, for a junior or senior early childhood and elementary education major with a 2.75 or higher GPA and financial need.

    Requirements: 
    • Minimum 2.75 GPA.
    • Junior/senior early childhood and elementary education major.

    Paul G. & Sophia H. Cartwright Memorial Scholarship

    About:  Established in 1987 by Veronica L. (Cartwright) Telfer, ‘70, MA ‘75, and Lawrence Cartwright, ‘65, MA ‘74, and Ed.S. ‘75, in memory of their parents, Paul G. and Sophia H. Cartwright, for a junior or senior pursuing an elementary or secondary education profession.

    Requirements
    • Junior/senior pursuing elementary or secondary education 

    Robert and Susan Clarke Scholarship

    About:  Established in 2005 by Robert (Class of 1971) and Susan Clarke (1971). Income from the endowment will support a schol­arship for a graduate from Harbor Springs High School. Preference will be given to incoming freshmen and those pursuing a degree in business or education.

    Requirements
    • From Harbor Springs High School. 
    • Incoming freshman. 

    Cochran/Burke Scholarship for Excellence in STEM Education

    About:  Established in 2005 by Dr. Jennifer Cochran and Dr. Peggy Burke, CMU faculty. Income from the endowment will support a renewable award for a student who can demonstrate financial need and has a major in middle-level education.

    Requirements
    • Junior/senior. 
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA.
    • Majoring in middle-level education.

    Alice J. Wesley Colby & William F. Colby Scholarship

    About:  Established in 1998 by Judith Mynsberge in memory of her aunt Alice Wesley Colby (Class of 1935) and William Colby. This scholarship is awarded annually to students, preferably from Bay or Alpena Counties, who have achieved a 3.0 GPA in high school and are in need of financial assistance to pursue a career in teaching.

    Requirements
    • Preferred location Bay or Alpena Counties. 
    • 3.0 GPA in high school.

     


     


    Bessie Cooper Lewis Scholarship

    About:  Established in 1990 by family members in memory of Dorothy Warriner Lewis for a senior who has been accepted into the teacher education program in early childhood and elementary education.

    Requirements
    • Must be accepted into the teacher education program. 
    • Must be in early childhood or elementary education.

    Dr. Larry Corbett Memorial Award

    About:  ​Established in memory of Larry Corbett, a professor in teacher education and professional development in the College of Education and Human Services, for a student enrolled in the teacher education program.

    Requirements: 
    • GPA 3.0 or above.
    • Planning on completing pre-student teaching or student teaching outside the state of Michigan.
    • Preference to students who have participated in an international experience.

     


     


    Cynthia Diane Cordell Scholarship

    About:  Established by the family of Cynthia Diane Cordell, a CMU student who was preparing to become a teacher at the time of her death in December 1968, for worthy junior, senior or graduate-level students in good standing pursuing a teaching curriculum.

    Requirements
    • Junior/senior/graduate.
    • Pursuing a teaching curriculum.

     


     


    Dorothy L. Galloway Crooks Elementary Education Scholarship

    About:  Established in 2005 by Dorothy L. Galloway Crooks ‘54. Income from the endowment will support a renewable scholarship for a junior or senior enrolled in the College of Education and Human Services, admit­ted to the elementary teacher education program. The recipient must demonstrate financial need.

    Requirements
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA.
    • Junior/senior.
    • Admitted to the elementary teacher education program.

     


     


    Langenburg-Dunn Endowed Scholarship

    About:  Established in 2007 by Edward R. ’66 ’70 and Kathryn R. Langenburg ’64. Income from the endowment will support a renewable award for a junior or senior pursuing a bachelor of science in education, second­ary education emphasis, majoring in math. First preference will be given to a student from Bay City, then Bay County, then Michigan.

    Requirements
    • Junior/senior. 
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA.
    • Must be pursuing BS in education, secondary education, or majoring in math.



     


    Larry and Lucille Ferrigan Endowed Scholarship

    About:  Established in 2019 by Larry ’59, ’62, and Lucille Ferrigan. Income from the endowment will support a renewable award for a junior or senior student demonstrating financial need. The recipient will be enrolled in the department of teacher education and professional development with the College of Education and Human Services. Preference will be given to students from Oxford High School in Oxford, Michigan.

    Requirements
    • Junior/senior.
    • Minimum 2.8 GPA.

     


    Mae B. Fleming Award

    About:  Established in 1999 by Nancy J. Blay in memory of her mother Nancy Mae Bowers Fleming, a former teacher, and CMU housemother, for an edu­cation major who is active in extracurricular or community activities.

    Requirements
    • Must be an education major.
    • Must be active in extracurricular/community activities.

    E. Evelyn Fuller Memorial Endowed Award

    About:  Established in 2001 by the E. Evelyn Fuller ‘40 estate. Proceeds from the endowment will be used to establish an award based on financial need, the recipient must be a Michigan resident studying education with junior class status. The award is renewable for one semester only.

    Requirements
    • Junior.
    • Must be a Michigan resident.
    • Must be studying education.

    John and Gwendolyn Gage Endowed Scholarship

    About:  ​Established in 2017 by Dr. Gwendolyn Rowe Gage '74 and Mr. John Gage to support CEHS Department of Teacher Education and Professional Development. The recipient must be majoring in elementary education or early childhood education.

    Requirements
    • Cumulative GPA 3.0.
    • Participation in at least one RSO​.
    • Be a Michigan resident.
    • Demonstrate financial need.

    Edmund & Marjorie Galant Endowed Award

    About:  Established in 2006 by Dr. Richard Galant in honor of Edmund ’40 and Marjorie Galant ‘41. Income from the endowment will be used to support a renewable award for a junior or senior admitted to the secondary education program in the Department of Teacher Educa­tion and Professional Development. First preference should be given to students who are residents of Kent or Washtenaw counties but may be awarded to any qualified resident in the State of Michigan.

    Requirements
    • Minimum 3.5 GPA.
    • Junior/senior.
    • Must be admitted into the secondary education program.

     


    Edgar L. Grim Scholarship

    About:  Established in 1965 by family, friends, and associates in honor of loyal alumnus, recognized humanitarian, and Michigan Deputy Superinten­dent of Public Instruction, Edgar L. Grim, for junior or senior students pursuing a teaching curriculum.

    Requirements
    • Junior/senior.
    • Must be pursuing a teaching curriculum.

     


    Hagland Endowed Scholarship

    About:  Established in 2017 by Dale and Jan Hagland for teacher education students.

    Requirements
    • Must be admitted to CMU Teacher Education Program (elementary or secondary).
    • Early Childhood Major.
    • Resident of Michigan.
    • Minimum GPA 3.5.
    • The recipient must be involved in at least one extra-curricular organization, i.e. student leadership, dorm council, sorority/fraternity, volunteer board, or future alumni group.

    Thomas R. and Iris B. Harrision Foundation Inc. Teacher Education Award  
    Requirements:
    • Must be admitted to CMU Teacher Education Program (elementary or secondary)
    • Aspiring Math or Science Educators
    • 3.0 GPA Minimum
    • Two Students and preference to students from Macomb County, MI

     


     


    Irvin W. & Velma C. Hartman Scholarship

    About:  Established in 2005 by Irvin W. and Velma C. Hartman, friends of Central Michigan University and long-time members of the Mount Pleasant community. Income from the endowment will support a renew­able scholarship for an undergraduate student who is applying to the teacher education program. Preference will be given to students from Isabella County, Michigan, and then to any qualified student.

    Requirements: 
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA.
    • Must be an undergraduate student applying for the teacher education program.

     


    Hensley Family Endowed Scholarship

    About:  Established in 2013, the endowment was created by Virginia M. Hensley ’45.  Income from the endowment will support a scholarship for a student(s) enrolled in the teacher education program with financial need.  Preference will be given to a student(s) from Isabella County.  If there are no recipients meeting the above criteria is may be awarded to any qualified student.

    Requirements
    • 3.0 GPA.
    • Enrolled in teacher education program.

     


    Dr. Tom and Louise Hickey Award

    About:  Established in 2015 by Jamie L. H. Brown ’03 and Christopher A. Brown ’04 in honor of her parents who were educators in the state of Michigan.  Income from the endowment will support a renewable scholarship for a student enrolled in the Teacher Education program in the College of Education and Human Services. Preference will be given to a student who is a first-generation college student.

    Requirements
    • 3.0 GPA.
    • First-generation college student preference.
    • Enrolled in teacher education program.

     


    Laurene A. Horiszny Outstanding Student in Early Childhood & Elementary Education Award

    About:  Established in 1991 through the estate of Laurene A. Horiszny for students pursuing careers in early childhood and elementary education.

    Requirements
    • Must be pursuing a career in early childhood education/elementary education

    Irgang Elementary Education Scholarship

    About:  Established in 2003 by Dr. Frank J. ‘50, and Virginia Irgang. Dr. Irgang is a published author and professor emeritus from San Diego State University. Proceeds from the endowed scholarship will support two students enrolled in the Department of Elementary Education who are interested in pursuing a teaching career. The recipient must be a Michigan resident, and enrolled full-time at CMU. The scholarship is not renewable and preference will be given to students graduating from secondary schools in Lapeer County, Michigan.

    Requirements
    • Minimum 2.7 GPA.
    • Must be a full-time student at CMU.
    • Must be pursuing a teaching career.

     


    David and Linda Johnson Endowed Award

    About:  Established in 2011 by David C. and Linda M. Johnson ’75, ‘99. Income from the endowment will support a renewable award for a student enrolled in the teacher education program in the College of Education and Human Services. Preference will go to a student from a rural area.

    Requirements
    • Must be enrolled in the teacher education program​.

    Michael Herceg & Joan A. Kelley Scholarship

    About:  Established in 2006 by Michael Herceg and Joan A. Kelley ‘68. In­come from the endowment will support a renewable scholarship for an incoming freshman who plans to major in teacher education and is a resident of the State of Michigan. Financial need may be considered.

    Requirements:
    • Must be an incoming freshman who plans to major in teacher education​.
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA​.
    • Must be a Michigan resident.

     


    Lornie G. And Midge A. Kerr Scholarship Fund

    About:  Established in 2018 by the Kerr family, in memory of their parents, Dr. Lornie G. ’54, ’59 and Margery A. “Midge” Kerr. Dr. Kerr previously had been on many boards at CMU, including Alumni Board, Advancement Board, and the President’s Advisory Board. Income from the endowment will support a renewable award for a student who is from a Michigan-based high school, demonstrating financial need with a cumulative GPA of 2.7. The recipient will be enrolled in the department of teacher education and professional development.

    Requirements
    • Cumulative 2.7 GPA.​
    • Demonstrate financial need.
    • Graduated from a Michigan High School​.
    • Must be accepted into the teacher education program.

    Koopman Memorial Scholarship Fund

    About:  Established in 2004 by Dr. Margaret O. Koopman Joy ‘26, who taught social science at Central Michigan University. The income from this endowment will fund a renewable scholarship for students who have been accepted in the Teacher Education Program and is majoring in one of the social sciences: sociology, political science, economics, history, or geography.

    Requirements
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA.​
    • Must be majoring in sociology, political science, economics, history, or geography.
    • Must be accepted into the teacher education program.

    Edward J. Kuhn Endowed Scholarship

    About:  Established in 2014 from the estate of Edward J. Kuhn ’49.  Income from the endowment will support a renewable scholarship for a full-time student enrolled in the teacher education program in the College of Education and Human Services.  The recipient will demonstrate financial need. 

    Requirements
    • 3.0 GPA.​
    • Enrolled in teacher education program.
    • Demonstrate financial need.

    Mabel & Dewayne Kyser Scholarship

    About:  Established in 2004 by Nickolas Kyser and family and friends of Mabel ‘37 and DeWayne Kyser ‘35. Income from this endowment will sup­port a renewable scholarship for students enrolled in the College of Education and Human Services and who are admitted to the teacher education program and is able to demon­strate financial need. 

    Requirements
    • Must be admitted into the teacher education program. ​
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA.

     


    Jean M. Leslie Endowed Scholarship

    About:  ​Established in 2012 from the estate of Jean M. Leslie ’69, ‘72.  Income from the endowment will support a renewable award for a full-time junior level or a higher student enrolled in the College of Education and Human Services, majoring in Elementary Education with a minimum GPA of 3.0. 

    Requirements
    • Full-time junior/higher student.​
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA. ​
    • Must be majoring in elementary education.

    Heather Lichtle Memorial Scholarship Fund

    About:  ​Established in 2002 by friends and family of Heather Lichtle, former CMU student. Proceeds from the endowment will be used to establish a renewable scholarship for a student enrolled in the College of Edu­cation and Human Services who has an interest in teacher education. Applicants must complete an essay describing their reasons and motivation to pursue a career in education. 

    Requirements
    • GPA between 2.7 & 3.5. ​
    • Must be interested enrolled in the College of Education and Human Services.

     


    Dr. Dale F. Martin Endowed Scholarship

    About:  ​Established in 2018 by Dr. Dale F. Martin ’81. Income from the endowment will support a renewable award for a student enrolled in the teacher education program in the College of Education and Human Services pursuing an elementary education certification. The recipient will demonstrate financial need. 

    Requirements
    • Demonstrate financial need.​
    • 3.0 GPA​.

     


    Dr. David S. and Bernice A. Nelson Lirones Scholarship

    About:  ​The Lirones Loan Fund, established in 1960 to honor parents Mr. and Mrs. Sam Lirones and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Nelson, was converted to an endowed fund in 1988 for a junior student with preference given to pre-medicine and osteopathy, teacher education or science majors. 

    Requirements
    • Junior.​
    • 3.0 GPA or higher​.
    • Must have preference given to pre-medicine and osteopathy, teacher education, or science majors.

     


    Lichtenfelt Scholarship

    About:  ​Converted in 1988 from a loan fund established in 1967 by Richard J. Lichtenfelt, Jr. and family in memory of Richard, Ruth, and Wendell Lichtenfelt, parents and brother, for a junior or senior with preference given to hotel and restaurant management, law, ministry or K-12 education majors. 

    Requirements
    • Junior or senior.

     


    Lee R. Lyons Prize

    About:  ​Established in 1989 in memory of Lee R. Lyons through a bequest from Charles Maxwell Lyons for a senior majoring in early childhood and elementary education. 

    Requirements
    • Senior.​
    • 3.25 GPA or higher.  ​
    • Must be majoring in early childhood or elementary education. ​

     


    Susan Colby Maly Endowed Scholarship

    About:  ​Established in 2013 by Timothy J. Maly ’74, family and friends in memory of Susan Colby Maly ’73.  Income from the endowment will support a renewable scholarship for a student whose family is or has experienced financial hardship due to the excessive costs and other related expenses of treating family cancer patients.  The recipient will be enrolled in the Teacher Education program in the College of Education and Human Services.  Preference will be given to a student who has graduated from Perry High School. 

    Requirements
    • Must be admitted to the CMU Teacher Education Program. ​
    • Junior or senior standing.  ​
    • 3.0 GPA minimum. ​
    • Preference for Perry High School graduates (if all above criteria are met).

    Joanne Sue Manshum Scholarship

    About:  ​Established in 2008 by the estate of Joanne Sue Manshum ‘60. Income from this endowment will be used to support a renewable scholarship for a student majoring in teacher education. Preference will be given to students in Elementary Education. 

    Requirements
    • Must be majoring in teacher education.​
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA.  ​


    Dr. Edward T. Marquardt Teacher Education Award

    About:  ​Established in 2013 by Erna Marquardt, in memory of her husband, Dr. Edward T. Marquardt, professor emeritus.  Income from the endowment will support a renewable award for junior or senior enrolled in the College of Education and Human Services who has earned a minimum GPA of 3.0 and has been accepted into the teacher education program.​


    Emer A. Mathias Endowed Scholarship

    About:  ​Established in 2010 by a planned gift from the late Emer A. Mathias ’39. The renewable award will be for a student enrolled in the teacher education program in the College of Education and Human Services.

    Requirements
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA. ​
    • Must be enrolled in the teacher education program. ​


    Walter W. McCarley, Ph. D. Memorial Scholarship

    About:  ​Established in 1986 to provide a scholarship for a student pursuing a teaching career. 

    Requirements:

    • Must be admitted to CMU Teacher Education Program (elementary or secondary)
    • Junior or Senior standing
    • 2.50 GPA minimum
    • Renewable

     

     


    McCowen Teaching Scholarship 
    Requirements:

     

    • Must be admitted to CMU Teacher Education Program (elementary or secondary)
    • Sophomore or higher
    • Financial Need

     


     

    McDonald Future Science Teachers Scholarship

    About:  ​Established in 2006 by Jim and Jamie McDonald. Income from the endowment will support a renewable scholarship for a sophomore, junior, or senior elementary education, pre-service teacher with a major or minor in science, biology, physics, or any of the hard sciences.

    Requirements
    • Sophomore/junior/senior.​
    • Minimum 3.5 GPA. ​
    • Must be an elementary education major, a pre-service teacher with a major/minor in science, biology, physics, or any of the hard sciences.​

     


    Drayton & Minnie Miley Scholarship

    About:  ​Established in 1981 through the estate of Inez M. Vetter in honor of Drayton and Minnie Miley for a student majoring in teacher education and professional development.​


     


    Doris A. Mitchell Scholarship

    About:  ​Established in 2010 by Carol L. Pilon ’72, ’82 and Dawn M. Pilon ’88 in honor of Doris A. Mitchell ‘42. Income from the endowment will support a renewable award for an incoming freshman from Clare High School who plans to pursue a teaching degree in the College of Education and Human Services or a degree in The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions. In the event there are no qualified applicants from Clare High School, qualified applicants from high schools in the contiguous counties of Clare County may be considered.

    Requirements
    • Minimum 3.3 GPA or higher. ​
    • Must be an incoming freshman. ​
    • Must be pursuing a teaching degree.

     


    Moon Family Scholarship

    About:  ​Established in 1998 in honor of the Martin Moon family of Brunswick, Michigan, for graduates of Freemont High School. This scholarship is awarded annually with preference given to incoming freshmen in need of financial assistance and pursuing a degree in teacher education.

    Requirements
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA. ​
    • Must be pursuing a teaching degree. ​
    • Must be an incoming freshman.

     


    Parker-Marshall Scholarship

    About:  ​Established in 2016 by William F. Marshall, Sr. and Phyllis Ann (Parker) Marshall ’70, ‘79. Income from the endowment will support a renewable award for a junior or senior from Emmet or Cheboygan County that demonstrates financial need and is enrolled in the Department of Teacher Education and Professional Development with first preference to a student(s) majoring in Elementary Education.  In the event that there are no qualified applicants from Emmet or Cheboygan County, other qualified applicants from other counties who are majoring in Elementary Education may be considered.

    Requirements: 
    • Junior/senior pursuing elementary education. ​
    • Reside in Emmet/Cheboygan counties.
    • GPA of 3.25.


    Millard Quinlan Endowed Scholarship

    About:  ​Established in 1999 in memory of Millard J. Quinlan, a teacher-principal in the Newberry school system, for an education major with preference extended to students from the Upper Peninsula in Chippewa, Luce, or Mackinaw counties.

    Requirements
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA.
    • Must be an education major​.

    Dr. George J. Jr. and Carol D. Quarderer Endowed Scholarship in memory of George J. Quarderer, Sr.

    About: Established in 2022 by George J. Quarderer, Jr. and Carol D. Quarderer ’85, ‘93, to honor the memory of George J. Quarderer, Sr. '26, '31, '46.

    Requirements

    • Enrolled in the Teacher Education program within the College of Education and Human Services.
    • Intended to support aspiring educators, either in elementary or secondary education.
    • Demonstrate financial need.

    Mary Stilwell Redmond Elementary Education Scholarship

    About:  ​Established in 2021 in memory of Mary Stilwell Redmond an educator for over 30 years. This endowment would support a junior or senior enrolled in the College of Education and Human Services studying elementary education. First preference is given to a student from Cheboygan, Emmet, and Mackinaw counties.

    Requirements: 
    • Junior or senior majoring in elementary education.
    • First preference is given to a student from Cheboygan, Emmet, and Mackinaw counties.​

     


    Joyce Rohlfs Memorial Scholarship

    About:  ​Established by Mr. and Mrs. William E. Rohlfs and Glen Rohlfs in memory of their daughter and sister for a junior or senior who are residents of Midland, Tuscola, or Saginaw counties in childhood and elementary education.

    Requirements
    • Junior/senior.
    • Must be from Midland, Tuscola, or Saginaw counties​.
    • Must be studying childhood or elementary education.

     


    Barbara A. Ross Endowed Scholarship

    About:   Established in 2015 from the estate of Barbara A. Ross '59, '72. Income from the endowment will support a renewable scholarship for a student(s) who is a graduate of Arenac County High School with a preference for students enrolled in the College of Education and Human Services, majoring in Teacher Education and Professional Development.

    Requirements
    • Teacher education major.
    • Graduate of Arenac County High School.

    Grace Larsen Sagendorf Scholarship

    About:   Established in 1999 in memory of Grace Larsen Sagendorf, '39, former Greenville teacher, for an education major in good standing. Preference is given to qualified students from the Greenville School System, then to students from Montcalm County, and then to any qualified student.

    Requirements
    • Must be an education major.

    The Jeanette and Frank Schmalzreid Endowed Scholarship

    About:  Established in 2011 by Margo Donahue '64 and Kay Schmalzried, in memory of their parents, Jeanette '60 and Frank Schmalzried. Income from the endowment will support a renewable award for an incoming freshman or transfer student expressing interest in studying education and/or majoring in Teacher Education and Professional Development in the College of Education and Human Services. The student may be from Pellston, Alanson, or the Mackinaw City, Michigan area. First preference will be given to students from Pellston, Michigan. If there are no recipients from these geographical areas that have an interest and/or are majoring in Teacher Education and Professional Development, then students from the three geographical areas mentioned above who are majoring in other areas of study may receive the award.

    Requirements
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA (while in high school or upon transferring).
    • Preference to students from Pelliston, Alanson, or Mackinaw City.
    • Must be majoring in teacher education.

     


    Mary Kathleen Schuch Endowed Scholarship

    About:  Established in 2014 from the estate of Mary Kathleen Schuch '51, '54. Income from the endowment will support a renewable scholarship for a student enrolled in the Teacher Education program in the College of Education and Human Services with a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference will be given to the student(s) who are transfer students from a community college in the State of Michigan.

    Requirements
    • Enrolled in teacher education program.
    • Preference to transfer student from a community college in Michigan.

     


    Gail Sleeper Memorial Endowment

    About:  Established in 2011 by David C. Sleeper '72, '78 in memory of Gail E. Sleeper '72. Income from the endowment will support an award for a full-time student enrolled in Teacher Education and Professional Development. Preference will be given to a student that was previously a classroom student of Gail Sleeper and a Gladwin High School graduate.

    Requirements
    • Minimum 2.5 GPA.
    • Full-time student.
    • Must be enrolled in the Department of Teacher Education and Professional Development.
    • Preference is given to a student of Gail Sleeper and a Gladwin High School graduate.

     


    John and Jeanette Smith Endowed Education Scholarship

    About:  Established in 2013 by John M. Smith '69, '74, '83 and Jeannette K. Smith '69, '75, '95. Income from the endowment will support an award for a junior or senior enrolled in the College of Education and Human Services who has been accepted into the teacher education program with a focus on math or science.

    Requirements
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA.
    • Must be accepted into the teacher education program.
    • Must have a focus on math or science.

     


    M. L. Smith Scholarship

    About:  Established in 1955 by the Appleblossom Club in honor of Dr. M. L. Smith, former director of field services and head of the rural education department, for a student accepted into the teacher education program with a child development minor. The scholarship may be renewed provided a 3.0 or higher GPA is maintained. The application may be made to the Department of Teacher Education and Professional Development.

    Requirements
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA.
    • Must be accepted into the teacher education program.

     


    Sandy (Moore) Smuts Endowed Scholarship Fund

    About:  Established in 2006 by Paul '62 and Sandy '61 (Moore) Smuts. Income from the endowment will support a scholarship for a student enrolled in the College of Education and Human Services with a major in elementary education who demonstrates financial need.

    Requirements
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA.
    • Must be an elementary education major.

     


    Mary L. Copley Stout Endowed Scholarship in Teacher Education

    About:  Established in 2017 by Mary L. Copley Stout '54. Income from the endowment will support a renewable scholarship for a junior or senior admitted to the Teacher Education program who demonstrates financial need. Preference will be given to students majoring in Elementary Education.

    Requirements
    • Junior/senior.
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA.

     


    Study Abroad and Study Away Programs in Teacher Education Programs Award

    About:  Award will be for a student(s) accepted in the teacher education program who is (are) participating in the teacher education study abroad or study away program with a clinical component. 


    Telephone Pioneers of America Great Lakes Chapter 90 Scholarship

    About:  Established in 1995 for Michigan resident, junior, senior, or graduate students within teacher education and proven community service. The scholarship is based on full-time enrollment and renewable based on reapplication. First preference will be given to relatives of telephone industry employees or retirees. The application may be completed through the Department of Teacher Education and Professional Development.

    Requirements
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    • Must have proven community service.
    • Must be a full-time student.

     


    Harold E. & Nancy N. Telfer Scholarship

    About:  Established in 1997 in memory of Dr. Harold Telfer. Dr. Telfer was a professor and department chair in Teacher Education and Professional Development. Nancy is a retired educator from the Mount Pleasant Public Schools. The scholarship is available for juniors or seniors admitted to the Teacher Education Program and demonstrated financial need.

    Requirements
    • Junior/senior.
    • Must be admitted to the teacher education program.
    • Overall GPA 3.0 or higher.

    Amy Uebbing Chippewa Spirit for Education Award 

    About: This gift is to be used to support an undergraduate scholarship exclusively within the College of Education and Human Services for students admitted into the Teacher Education and Professional Development program.

    Requirements:

    • Admitted into the Teacher Education program.
    • Sophomore, junior, or senior.
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.0.
    • Recipient must be involved in at least one extra-curricular organization, including (but not limited to):
    • Student leadership roles, such as Student Government Association.
    • Residence Hall Council.
    • Social or professional sorority or fraternity.
    • Volunteer board(s).
    • Future alumni group(s).

     


    Deebold B. and Marcella M. VanDalen Scholarship Award

    About:  Established in 2010 by the estate of Deobold B. '35 and Marcella M. Van Dalen. Income from the endowment will be divided equally between three areas: physical education majors (The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions); education majors (College of Education and Human Services) and a major in a non-education field. The recipients will be juniors or seniors demonstrating financial need to pursue an approved major program of study. Priority will be given to students who are seeking graduate school, research work, or leadership roles in their respective fields. The scholarship may be renewable for one additional year.

    Requirements
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA.


    Ernest E. and Phyllis L. Vegter Scholarship

    About:  Established in 1984 by family and friends of the late Ernest E. Vegter for graduating seniors of Bay City, Mich., public high schools who desire to pursue a career in teaching secondary education.

    Requirements
    • Graduating seniors from Bay City, Mich.


    Wakely Associates Teacher Education Scholarship

    About:  Established in 2004 by Wakely Associates, Inc. of Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Income from this endowment will support a renewable scholarship for a junior student enrolled in the teacher education program who can demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to students graduating from a specific list of Michigan schools. The list may be obtained from the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

    Requirements
    • Junior.
    • Must have graduated from a specific list of Michigan schools


    Dorothy Warriner Lewis Scholarship

    About:  Established in 1990 by family members in memory of Dorothy Warriner Lewis for a senior who has been accepted into the teacher education program in early childhood and elementary education.

    Requirements
    • Must be accepted into the teacher education program. 
    • Must be studying early childhood or†elementary education.

     


    Ruth M. M. Wesley Scholarship

    About:  Established in 1998 by Judith Mynsberge in memory of her aunt, Ruth M. M. Wesley, who graduated from Central State Teachers College with a lifetime certificate in 1933. This scholarship is available for students from the Bay County area with financial needs who are pursuing a teaching career.

    Requirements
    • Must be pursuing a teaching career.
    • Must be from the Bay County area.

     


    Harvey E. Wood Education Award

    About:  Established in 2000 in memory of Harvey E. Wood '51, former teacher and principal at Holt High School. The award is for a Holt graduate interested in education, and who demonstrates financial need by university standards. Submission of a one-page biographical letter of application indicating involvement in extracurricular activities is required.

    Requirements
    • Minimum 3.25 GPA.
    • A one-page biographical letter indicating involvement in extracurricular activities.

     


    William A. & Marcia Wright Scholarship in Memory of Randall & JoAnn Robertson

    About:  Established in 1993 by Pauline Ellis to commemorate her daughter Joanne, '50 and amended in 2011 by William A. '74, '82 and Marcia L. Wright '78 in memory of her parents, Randall '49 and Joanne Robertson '50. Income from the endowment will support an award for a junior from the state of Michigan, majoring in elementary education, demonstrating financial need with a record of academic excellence.

    Requirements
    • Minimum 3.25 GPA.
    • Must be majoring in elementary education. 
    • Junior from Michigan.

     


    Dr. Richard J. Zavodsky Endowed Scholarship in Teacher Education

    About:  Established in 2018 by Dr. Audrey Zavodsky in memory of her husband and staunch CMU supporter, Dr. Richard J. Zavodsky '76. Income from the endowment will support a renewable scholarship for an undergraduate student enrolled in the Teacher Education program within the College of Education and Human Services. The recipient will demonstrate financial need and will be seeking elementary teacher certification. Preference will be given to first-generation college students and to early childhood development and learning majors.

    Requirements: 
    • First-generation college student preference.
    • Enrolled in teacher education program.