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Established in 2000 by the estate of Rachel Brink Allwardt ‘40. Pro­ceeds from the endowment will be used to establish a scholarship for a junior or senior majoring in child development, accepted into the teacher education program, with a 3.5 minimum GPA.

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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, with a 3.0 minimum GPA. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need.​
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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. 
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.

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Established in 1988 by Fay and Genevieve Barhitte for juniors within the Department of Teacher Education and Professional Development. Learn More​​​
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.​
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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 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 top 35% of CMU class (or in case of freshmen, top 35% of high school graduating class).​
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Established in 2007 by Pat Loers in memory of her mother, Laurel Wood Brice. Income from this endowment will support a scholarship for a full-time junior or senior enrolled in the Department of Human Environmental Studies and majoring in early childhood development in the elementary education program with a GPA of at least 3.0. Preference will be given to students from Mecosta or Isabella County.​

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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.
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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.

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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 freshman and those pursuing a degree in business or education.

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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. ​Learn More​​​
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. ​Learn More​​​
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 with a minimum GPA of 2.75 and is a Student Recreation Association (SRA) board member that has been on the board for at least one year. Candidate must demonstrate level of involvement through study and/or state/national organization or community service. ​​
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.

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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. Learn More​

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.​

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​Daniel and Debra Edson Endowed Scholarship for a student in Counseling and Special Education, majoring in Special Education or for a student in HEV, majoring in Early Childhood De​velopment.
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​Daniel and Debra Edson Endowed Scholarship for a student in Counseling and Special Education, majoring in Special Education or for a student in HEV, majoring in Early Childhood De​velopment.​​​

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 and has a minimum GPA of 3.0. This scholarship is awarded by Scholarships & Financial Aid.
​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.​ ​Learn More​ ​​

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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.​

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​Established in 2015 by Dr. Samuel E. Harris in memory of his wife Marjorie E. Harris '57. Income from the endowment will support a renewable award for a junior or senior enrolled in the C​ollege of Education and Human Services Dietetics program with a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0.​​ ​Learn More​​​

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 and has a minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference will be given to students from Isabella County, Michigan and then to any qualified student.​

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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.​

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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, has a minimum 3.0 GPA and is a resident of the State of Michigan. Financial need may be considered.​

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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 with a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference will be given to a student who is a first generation college student.

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Established in 2013 by Joan L. Hogan ’67, ’68, retired CMU Counseling and Special Education Faculty.​ Income from the endowment will support a renewable award for a student(s) enrolled in Counseling and Special Education admitted to the Special Education Program. Recipient will have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate financial need.​

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​Established in 1985 in honor of Rose J. Hogue, a professor in the Department of Home Economics from 1919 to 1953, for a junior or senior majoring in dietetics with a 3.0 or higher GPA.

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

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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.​

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 and a 3.5 GPA.​

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.​​

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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, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and are majoring in one of the social sciences: sociology, political science, economics, history or geography.​​

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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.​

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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, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and able to demon­strate financial need.

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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 with a minimum GPA of 3.0. First preference will be given to a student from Bay City, then Bay County, then Michigan.

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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 higher student enrolled in the College of Education and Human Services, majoring in Elementary Education with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

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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.

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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.

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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. ​

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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.​

Established in 1987 through the estate of Helen M. Lohr for a student within the Department of Human Environmental Studies.


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Established in 1989 in memory of Lee R. Lyons through a bequest from Charles Maxwell Lyons for a senior with a 3.25 or higher GPA majoring in early childhood and elementary education.​

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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. Recipient will be a junior or senior 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 has graduated from Perry High School.​

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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 with a minimum GPA of 3.0.​

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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 in to the teacher education program.​​

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​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.

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

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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 with a minimum 3.5 GPA.

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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.​

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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.

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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 with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

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Established in 2016 from the estate of Doris Anderson 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. Reciient will have maintained a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to a student from the State of Michigan. ​​
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 with a minimum GPA of3.0. Recipient will be a first generation college student and the scholarship was intended to for students who want to serve and make a better society by engaging in professional work that promotes the wise use 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. Sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible if they have attained at least a 3.0 GPA in their first year at CMU and presently are in good standing.

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.​

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

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

Established in 1999 in memory of Millard J. Quinlan, a teacher-principal in the Newberry school system, for a education major with preference extended to students from the Upper Peninsula in Chippewa, Luce or Mackinaw counties with a minimum GPA of 3.0.​

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

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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.​

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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. Income from the endowment will support a scholarship for a fulltime CMU student with a minimum 3.0 GPA who attended a public, private, or alternative education school in Mt. Pleasant, Shepherd, Beal City, Alma, Ashley, Breckenridge, Ithaca, or St. Louis. 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.



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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.​

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​Established in 2013 by Lois A. Sandbrook​. Income from the endowment will support an award for a junior or senior enrolled in the College of Education and Human Services, Department of Human Environmental Studies. Student will have demonstrated financial need and will have leadership or volunteer involvement with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. 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 Environmental 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.
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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 who has earned a minimum GPA of 3.0 while in high school or upon transferring to CMU. 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.

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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 GPS of 3.0. Preference will be given to student(s) who are transfer students from a community college in the State of Michigan.

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Established in 1987 to honor Freddie Link Simonds. Income from the endowment will support a scholarship for a junior or senior with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who is a Junior or senior enrolled in the Department of Human Environmental Studies. Part-time attendance or withdrawal from the university will result in cancellation of the scholarship. ​


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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.​

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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 earned a minimum GPA of 3.0 and has been accepted into the teacher education program with a focus on math or science.​

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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. Application may be made to the Department of Teacher Education and Professional Development.

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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 and has a minimum GPA of 3.0.​

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Established in 1995 for Michigan resident, junior, senior or graduate students within teacher education with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher 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. Application may be made through the Department of Teacher Education and Professional Development.

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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.

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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 junior or senior majoring in human environmental 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.

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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 with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference will be given to students from Michigan or New York.

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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.

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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.

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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 need who are pursuing a teaching career.

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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.

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​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 as demonstrated by a minimum GPA of 3.25.​

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