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​​​​College of Education and Human Services Scholarships
Each year, the College of Education and Human Services proudly awards more than 70 scholarships to CMU students. Provided through the generosity of our alumni, friends, faculty and staff, our scholarships enhance students’ academic experiences and are a testament to the strength of our programs. Start browsing the scholarships below by department to find the right scholarship for you!

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Alice J. Wesley Colby & William F. Colby ScholarshipTeacher Education and Professional Development
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 Aplena Counties
• 3.0 GPA in high school
For more information, click here​.





Barbara Bissot Endowed ScholarshipTeacher Education and Professional Development
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 with a minimum GPA of 3.3 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
For more information on the application process, deadlines and a list of previous recipients click here​.
Bessie Cooper Lewis ScholarshipTeacher Education and Professional Development
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​For more information on the application process, deadlines and a list of previous recipients click here​.​
Carl V. and Margaret Hahn Furney ScholarshipTeacher Education and Professional Development
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
For more information on the application process, deadlines and a list of previous recipients click here​.
Cochran/Burke Scholarship for Excellence in Middle Level EducationTeacher Education and Professional Development
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 junior or senior with a minimum GPA of 3.0 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
For more information on the application process, deadlines and a list of previous recipients click here​.
Cynthia Diane Cordell ScholarshipTeacher Education and Professional Development
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
For more information on the application process, deadlines and a list of previous recipients click here​.​
David and Linda Johnson Endowed AwardTeacher Education and Professional Development
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​
For more information, click here​.​
Deebold B. and Marcella M. VanDalen Scholarship AwardTeacher Education and Professional Development
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 pursuing an approved major program of study while maintaining a minimum 3.0 grade point average. 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
For more information, click here​.​
Donald Oren Bush ScholarshipTeacher Education and Professional Development
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 eduction major
For more information on the application process, deadlines and a list of previous recipients click here​.
Doris A. Mitchell ScholarshipTeacher Education and Professional Development
​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 and has a GPA of at least 3.3 or higher. 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
For more information, click here​.​
Dorothy L. Galloway Crooks Elementary Education ScholarshipTeacher Education and Professional Development
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 have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate financial need.
Requirements:
• Minimum 3.0 GPA
• Junior/senior
• Admitted to the elementary teacher education program
For more information, click here​.
Dorothy Warriner Lewis ScholarshipTeacher Education and Professional Development
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
For more information on the application process, deadlines and a list of previous recipients click here​.​​
Dr. David S. & Bernice A. Nelson Lirones ScholarshipTeacher Education and Professional Development
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 a 3.0 or higher grade point average with preference given to pre-medicine and osteopathy, teacher education or science majors.
Requirements:
• Junior
• 3.0 GPA or higher
• Must have preferene given to pre-medicine and osteopathy, teacher education or  science majors

For more information on the application process, deadlines and a list of previous recipients:
Teacher Education major: click here​.​​
Pre-Medicine/Osteopathy: click here​.
Dr. Tom and Louise Hickey AwardTeacher Education and Professional Development
About: Established in 20154 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 with a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference will be given to a student who is a first generation college student.
Requirements:
• GPA of 3.0
• First generation college student preference
• Enrolled in teacher education program





Drayton & Minnie Miley ScholarshipTeacher Education and Professional Development

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

For more information on the application process, deadlines and a list of previous recipients click here​.​​

E. Evelyn Fuller Memorial Endowed AwardTeacher Education and Professional Development
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 a junior class status. The award is renewable one semester only.
Requirements:
• Junior
• Must be a Michigan resident 
• Must be studying education
For more information, click here​.​
Edgar & Miriam Grim ScholarshipTeacher Education and Professional Development
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
For more information on the application process, deadlines and a list of previous recipients click here​.​​​
Edmund & Marjorie Galant Endowed AwardTeacher Education and Professional Development
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 with a minimum GPA of 3.5. 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
For more information on the application process, deadlines and a list of previous recipients click here​.​​​
Edward J. Kuhn Endowed ScholarshipTeacher Education and Professional Development
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.  Recipient will have maintained a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate financial need.
Requirements:
• Enrolled in teacher education program
• GPA of 3.0
• Demonstrate financial need





EHS International Programs AwardTeacher Education and Professional Development
About: Established in 2008 for student(s) enrolled in the teacher educa­tion program in the College of Education and Human Services with a minimum 3.0 GPA. The award will be for an international student and renewable for up to three years of full-time continuous enrollment; and/or a domestic student, non-renewable, participating in the eight-week Student Teaching Abroad program.
Requirements:
• Minimum 3.0 GPA
• Must be a full-time international/domestic student
• Must be participating in an eight-week Student Teaching Abroad program
For more information on the application process, deadlines and a list of previous recipients click here​.​
Emer A. Mathias Endowed ScholarshipTeacher Education and Professional Development
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 with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Requirements:
• Minimum 3.0 GPA
• Must be enrolled in the teacher education program
For more information on the application process, deadlines and a list of previous recipients click here​.​​
Ernest E. and Phyllis L. Vegter ScholarshipTeacher Education and Professional Development
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.​
For more information, click here​.​​

Fay & Genevieve Barhitte Outstanding Student AwardTeacher Education and Professional Development
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
For more information on the application process, deadlines and a list of previous recipients click here​.​
Gail Sleeper Memorial EndowmentTeacher Education and Professional Development
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 who has a minimum 2.5 GPA. 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 given to a student of Gail Sleeper and a Gladwin High School graduate
For more information on the application process, deadlines and a list of previous recipients click here​.​​
Grace Larsen Sagendorf ScholarshipTeacher Education and Professional Development

About: Established in 1999 in memory of Grace Larsen Sagendorf, ‘39, former Greenville teacher, for an education major in good standing. Preference given to qualified students from the Greenville School System, then to students from Montcalm County, and then to any qualified student.​
Requirements:
• Must be education major
For more information, click here​.​​

Harold E. & Nancy N. Telfer ScholarshipTeacher Education and Professional Development
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 with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrated financial need.
Requirements:
• Junior/senior
• Must be admitted to the teacher education program
• Overall GPA 3.0 or higher
For more information on the application process, deadlines and a list of previous recipients click here​.​​
Harvey E. Wood Education AwardTeacher Education and Professional Development
Requirements: 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 with a minimum 3.25 GPA, an interest 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
• One-page biographical letter indicating involvement in extracurricular activities
For more information, click here​.​​
Heather Lichtle Memorial Scholarship FundTeacher Education and Professional Development
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 and a GPA between 2.7 and 3.5. 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  
For more information on the application process, deadlines and a list of previous recipients click here​.​​
Hensley Family Endowed ScholarshipTeacher Education and Professional Development
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 and a minimum GPA of 3.0.  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:
• GPA of 3.0
• Enrolled in teacher educaton program




Irgang Elementary Education ScholarshipTeacher Education and Professional Development
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. Recipient must possess a minimum 2.7 GPA, 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 full-time student at CMU
• Must be purusing a teaching career
For more information on the application process, deadlines and a list of previous recipients click here​.​​
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