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Scholarships

Aikey Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is available for early or middle childhood education majors who have at least a 3.0 GPA and live in Berea, Brookpark, Middleburg Heights, Strongsville, or Lorain County in Ohio and are a U.S. citizen. This scholarship will pay full tuition for four years for initial bachelor degree students at Kent State University. This scholarship is for both incoming and continuing students.

Application process is open from January 15th through April 1st each year.

You can obtain the application and find additional information at Aikey Foundation Web site



Alicia and John Pieper Endowed Scholarship

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This award was established in 2008 to support Kent State University students majoring in Human Development & Family Studies with a preference for those taking classes at or transferring from the Stark Campus.  This award is intended to encourage students who have demonstrated the capacity to achieve educational and professional goals, the motivation to achieve these goals, and the initiative to seek opportunities to further their progress. Certificate will be presented along with a $500 scholarship.

Recipients shall be selected on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Individual's motivation, ability, and potential
  • Demonstrated leadership on campus and in the community
  • Must be majoring in Human Development and Family Studies
  • Preference for students taking coursework at or transferring from the Stark Campus
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0
  • Recipients may reapply

 Submit application between December 1 and February 14

 

Alice Sturgill Van Deusen Endowed Scholarship Fund

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This scholarship will be awarded in the spring semester and credited to the student's account in the Bursar's office for the fall semester.

Criteria:

  1. Recipient must be pursuing a degree in Early or Middle Childhood Education while maintaining a 3.0 GPA, with demonstrated leadership and community service
  2. Recipient must be a U.S. citizen, resident of Ohio, and a Graduate of Kent Roosevelt High School
  3. Student must have demonstrated financial need as determined by the office of Student Financial Aid

Application Procedure:

Complete the application and return it to Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies, 404 White Hall, by February 14.

Contact: Sherry Ernsberger



Alumni Future Teacher Scholarship

The College of Education Alumni Future Teacher Scholarship is awarded to juniors and returning seniors majoring in Adolescence/Young Adult, Early Childhood Education, Intervention Specialist, Middle Childhood Education, or Career & Technical Education and planning to pursue a career in teaching are eligible to apply. Applicants must have a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average and have completed 64 or more hours to be considered for this scholarship. To be considered for the scholarship, individuals must complete the on-line Kent State University Student Financial Aid Scholarship Application.

http://www.kent.edu/financialaid/index.cfm.  All applications are due by March 1



Alumni Professional Promise Award

The College of Education Alumni Professional Promise Award is awarded to students officially declared in undergraduate teacher licensure majors. Available to seniors who have completed 96 or more hours and who will graduate by the end of the academic year. To be considered for the award individuals must complete the on-line Kent State University Student Financial Aid Scholarship Application.

 

http://www.kent.edu/financialaid/index.cfm  All applications are due by March 1.


 

Anne E. Lynn Memorial Scholarship

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This scholarship will be awarded in the spring semester and credited to the student's account in the Bursar's office for the fall semester.

Criteria:

  1. Recipient must be a full-time or part-time student pursuing an Undergraduate or Graduate degree in teacher education
  2. First preference will be given to a female of non-traditional age (30 years or older)
  3. Preference given to a member of Kappa Delta Pi

Application Procedure:

Complete the application and return it to Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies, 404 White Hall, by February 14.

Contact: Sherry Ernsberger

 

 

BECOME Scholarship

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If you're considering a career as an educator, you should know about an opportunity offered by Akron Public Schools, in conjunction with area businesses, organizations and universities. This innovative program, called BECOME (Business Education Collaboration on Minorities in Education), gives you an opportunity to receive money for college and a chance to work as a teacher in Akron Public Schools after graduation. The BECOME program was designed to increase the ethnic and cultural diversity of teachers within the district's schools.
BECOME offers you:

  • financial aid for college, including up to $1,500 in school scholarship money from area businesses, organizations and universities each year.
  • a secure future with job opportunities. Akron Public Schools has made a commitment to hire qualified minority candidates.
  • a chance to work closely with children from different ethnic backgrounds who want and need good role models.
  • an opportunity to work with a mentor from an area business or university while you attend classes. Your mentor will meet with you regularly throughout your undergraduate career and help you stay on track.
  • summer employment available with your sponsoring organization while you go to school.



Center for International and Intercultural Education

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The Gerald H. Read Center for International and Intercultural Education grants two $500 scholarships each semester (one to a faculty member and one to a graduate student) for research and scholarship presentations abroad. Applicants should submit letter of application and a two-page description of the project, and estimated costs by November 1 or April 1 for reimbursement by the end of the semester.

Please forward the letter to Dr. Linda Robertson, 215 White Hall. The scholarship is given in the payment of airline tickets, costs of registration of conferences, or other receipt generated payment.



Charles A. Grigas Scholarship

Charles A. Grigas was a longtime trade and industrial teacher in the Cleveland Public School System. The purpose of this scholarship is to award worthy students in the Career Technical Teacher Education program at Kent State University. This is a need based scholarship for both undergraduate and graduate students, with priority given to undergraduate students. Financial reimbursement is to be used to offset the cost of instruction of college coursework leading to degree requirements.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Must be a trade and industrial education student at Kent State University who has successfully completed 24 semester hours of CTTE coursework with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  2. Amount of award(s) to be determined by the Scholarship Committee based upon the number of applicants, merit, service to the profession and amount of money available.
  3. Awards are renewable but not automatic.
  4. Members of Iota Lambda Sigma (Delta Chapter) will receive preference.

Application Period: Annual

Contact Dr. Patrick O'Connor, 316 White Hall, poconnor@kent.edu



Charles S. and Caroline D. Cibella Education Scholarship

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Mary Cibella established the Charles S. and Caroline D. Cibella Education Scholarship and donates funds annually so the scholarship can be awarded to an education student meeting the following specifications.

Criteria:

1.      Enrolled as an undergraduate student in an education major within the School of Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Studies  

2.      Exhibit financial need without future financial prospects  

3.      Student (s) must be studying within a KSU travel abroad program related to education 

Application Procedure:

Print and complete the application and return to Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies, 404 White Hall. Application deadline is Feb 14.

Contact: Sherry Ernsberger


 

 

Claire Yost Anderson Endowed Scholarship

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Application Deadline: February 28, 2014

The Claire Yost Anderson Endowed Scholarship is awarded to a graduate student who has the goal to promote social inclusion and connections through teaching in American schools of diverse economic, racial, or cultural census.

Criteria:

  1. Must be a full-time student
  2. Must be enrolled as a Graduate Student in the College of Education, Health and Humans Services in one of the following degree programs:
  • Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction – Physical Education Teacher Education
  • Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) with a concentration in Art, Dance or Music

Submit completed application and essay to 404 White Hall by February 28, 2014 

Contact: Sherry Ernsberger

 

 

Clara H. Lloyd Scholarship in Early Childhood Development and Special Education

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This award is intended to encourage students who have demonstrated the capacity to achieve educational and professional goals, the motivation to achieve these goals, and the initiative to seek opportunities to further their progress. This scholarship will be awarded annually to either a single student or a number of students based on the recommendations of the committee. Selection of the recipient normally will be made in the spring semester with the award to be effective the following academic year.

Criteria:

  1. Graduate students working with students in Early Childhood or Early Childhood Special Education
  2. Recipients must have a minimum grade point average of 2.75 during the last 60 hours of completed undergraduate courses. However, students with prior relevant experiences and high financial need may be considered

 

Complete application and return to Julie Wilcox, 408 White Hall by February 14.

Contact: Julie Wilcox



 

College Town Kent Scholarship for Hospitality Management

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This scholarship is funded by College Town Kent, LLC and is designated to be used toward tuition for a Hospitality Management student.

Criteria:

  1. Must be enrolled as an undergraduate, Hospitality Management major or a graduate, Hospitality & Tourism Management major

 

Submit completed application to the Hospitality Management Program Coordinator, 316 White Hall

Contact: Tammy Kersting

 

 

 

David Toothaker Scholarship

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This scholarship is available to students who meet the following criteria:

  1. Are a full-time student at KSU
  2. Have completed a minimum of 60 credit hours
  3. Have a junior class standing
  4. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better
  5. Must be majoring in Physical Education Professional (PEP), with a concentration in either Physical Education Teacher Education or Health and Physical Education Teacher Education
  6. Must demonstrate behavior consistent with being a positive role model, and having a dedication to professional development and quality physical education.

 

Complete the application and return it to Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies, 404 White Hall, by February 14.

Contact: Sherry Ernsberger


 


Dean's Scholarship, College of Education, Health, and Human Services (Undergraduate Students)

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Scholarship money is available to deserving undergraduate students who maintain a satisfactory grade point average and have a substantial financial need.  This scholarship is awarded by semester. Your current FAFSA information will be used to determine eligibility.

Annual Amount:

Varies

# Available:

Varies.

Available To:

Kent Campus only

Renewable?

Must Reapply

Class Standing:

Freshman (not incoming), SO, JR, SR

Deadline:

February 14 for Fall; November 1 for Spring

Majors:

all majors in EHHS

Contact:

Julie Wilcox


 

Dean's Scholarship, College of Education, Health, and Human Services (Graduate Students)

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Scholarship money is available to deserving graduate students who maintain a satisfactory grade point average and have a substantial financial need.  This scholarship is awarded by semester. Your current FAFSA information will be used to determine eligibility.

Annual Amount:

Varies

# Available:

Varies

Available To:

Kent Campus only

Renewable?

Must Reapply

Class Standing:

Graduate Student

Deadline:

 February 14 for Fall; November 1 for Spring

Majors:

all graduate majors in EHHS

Contact:

Julie Wilcox


 

Dennis Luchin Scholarship Fund for Concerned Educators of Black Students

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The purpose of this scholarship is to provide academic support to African American students demonstrating financial need pursuing a Master's Degree or Doctoral Degree in Reading Education at Kent State University.

Application Procedure:

Contact Dr. Alexa Sandmann, 404 White Hall, asandman@kent.edu



 

Diane M. Burbick Gifted Education Graduate Scholarship

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Diane M. Burbick was totally committed to the concept and importance of gifted and talented educational programs. So that her work may continue, this scholarship is being awarded to help fund the education of future gifted and talented teachers and provide auxiliary funding to local gifted and talented programs.

Criteria:

  1. Recipient must be a graduate student seeking licensure or certification in Gifted Education
  2. Preference will be given to the outcome of a personal interview, which will look at the recipient's motivation, character, ability, and potential

Application Process:

Complete this Diane M. Burbick application and return it to the Dean's Office, 408 White Hall, by February 14.


 

 

Doris Irmiter Graduate Scholarship for HDFS

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This $500 scholarship is intended to support graduate study in Human Development and Family Studies.

This scholarship was established in 2010 to provide assistance to graduate students in the field of Human Development and Family Studies. One award will be made annually to a student enrolled in the M.A. program in HDFS. The award will be $500.

Criteria

  • Enrolled in the M.A. program in HDFS
  • Completed at least 6 semester hours of graduate coursework
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.5 in graduate coursework
  • Service and/or employment record related to Human Development and Family Studies
  • Written statement of professional goals

Applications are due by February 15.

 

 

 

Dorothy Fruit Gerontology Student Scholarship

This award was established in 1993 to recognize Dorothy Fruit, former Director of the School of Family and Consumer Studies.  In 1998 Ruth Beck, mother of Dorothy Fruit, endowed this scholarship. The scholarship recognizes an outstanding junior majoring in HDFS with a concentration in Gerontology. One $500 scholarship will be awarded.  

 The criteria are as follows: ·

  • Human Development & Family Studies Major with a Gerontology concentration
  • Junior standing
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0
  • Work experience and/or service related to gerontology

Download application form and submit by February 15 

 

 

Dorothy and James Fruit Human Development and Family Studies Student Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Junior majoring in Human Development & Family Studies
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0
  • Service related to Human Development & Family Studies

Download application form and submit submit by February 15 



Dorothy M. Lucke Scholarship for Nutrition and Dietetics

This scholarship was established in 1995 to provide assistance to undergraduate students in the field of Nutrition and Dietetics. Two awards will be made annually to undergraduate students, depending on the number of qualified students. Awards for undergraduate students may be up to $1000.

The criteria are as follows: ·

  • Junior standing
  • Completed Chemistry 20481 (Organic Chemistry) or equivalent
  • Declared major of nutrition and dietetics ·Minimum grade point average of 3.0
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Work experience related to nutrition and dietetics
  • Professional goal statement

Download application form and submit submit by February 14 .

  

 

Dorothy M. And Mildred G. Lucke Scholarship For Nutrition and Dietetics

This scholarship was established in 1995 to provide assistance to undergraduate and graduate students in the field of nutrition and dietetics.  One award will be made annually to an undergraduate student and two awards to graduate students, depending on the number of qualified students. Awards for undergraduate students may be up to $1000 and graduate students up to $2500.

The criteria for undergraduate students are as follows:

  • Junior standing
  • Completed Chemistry 20481 (Organic Chemistry) or equivalent
  • Declared major of nutrition and dietetics
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Work experience related to nutrition and dietetics
  • Professional goal statement

The criteria for graduate students are as follows:

  • First year graduate student, with no more than 10 hours course work toward degree
  • Admitted into nutrition program
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.5
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Work experience related to nutrition and dietetics
  • Professional goal statement

Download application form and submit submit by February 14.


 

Elizabeth Mancuso Scholarship Award (Middle Childhood Majors)

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Criteria:

  • Have completed at least 24 credit hours at KSU
  • Will have completed one semester as a Middle Childhood Education major by the application deadline
  • Will be a junior or senior in the next academic year
  • Evidence a commitment to Middle Childhood Education
  • Actively participate in the educational process
  • Are a full-time student

Complete the application and return it to Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies, 404 White Hall, by February 14.


Contact: Sherry Ernsberger


Emeriti Faculty Scholarship Award

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This scholarship is funded by the Emeriti Faculty of this college. This is a group of distinguished former faculty members who have a long and important history with this college.  They wish to continue to demonstrate the value they place on learning, and their steadfast commitment to the college and its students. This gift is to encourage this college's students to continually pursue the highest levels of distinction and public service.

Only two scholarships will be awarded per academic year, one at the graduate level and one at the senior or junior level. The amount of the scholarship may vary from year to year, dependent upon monies generated through College of Education, Health, and Human Services Emeriti donations. Graduate students and junior/seniors across the College's six units are eligible to apply.

Criteria:

  • Full-time student
  • Minimum GPA 3.5
  • Financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid (NOTE:All students must initially apply to the Office of Financial Aid. Your current FAFSA information will be used to determine eligibility.)
  • Two (2) Letters of Reference (one from a professor or advisor and one from a service agency demonstrating applicant's volunteer efforts in professional and/or service organizations)

 

Complete the Emeriti Faculty Scholarship application and return it to the Dean's Office, 408 White Hall, by February 14.

 

Contact: Julie Wilcox

 

 

 

Esther H. Strickland Student Teaching Grant

Alpha Delta State of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is pleased to offer financial assistance to selected students who are engaged in the pre-service teaching experience. 

Award: Student teaching grants for college seniors in education in state supported colleges and universities at $1,000 per recipient.

Eligibility: The college student has applied to one of the state universities in Ohio to student teach within the time frame of the August 2014- June 2015 academic year.

Requirements: To be considered applicants must complete the application process.  This includes:

  1. The completed application form.
  2. Two professional letters of recommendation.  The letters should address the applicant’s present grade point average and other qualifications.  At least one letter must be from a professor from a course the applicant has taken. Letters should be on official letterhead stationery and include the date, signature and official title of the individual providing the recommendation.  Please, address letters to the Chairman of the Scholarship and Grants Committee, Alpha Delta State.
  3. Most recent copy of official college or university transcripts. 

Application Deadline: March 1

To download the application please go to the following website.


http://alphadeltastate.weebly.com/scholarships-grants--fellowships.html

 

 

Ethel Mary Kotis Scholarship Award (Early/Middle Childhood Majors)

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This scholarship alternates annually between two undergraduate program majors (Early Childhood Education and Middle Childhood Education).  See application for specified major by year.

Criteria:

  • Have completed at least 24 credit hours at KSU
  • Will have completed one semester as an Early Childhood/Middle Childhood Education major by the application deadline
  • Will be a junior or senior in the next academic year
  • Evidence a commitment to Early Childhood/Middle Childhood Education
  • Actively participate in the educational process
  • Are a full-time, female student

Application Process:

Complete this Ethel Mary Kotis application and return to Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies, 404 White Hall, by February 14.

Contact: Sherry Ernsberger

 

 

 

Eva Medved Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1998 to support nutrition students in their Master of Science degree program with their research, or for a senior student who has applied to the dietetic internship. This award is intended to encourage students who have demonstrated the capacity to achieve educational and professional goals, the motivation to achieve these goals, and the initiative to seek opportunities to further their progress. This $500 scholarship is awarded annually in the spring with award to be effective in the spring or fall semester.

The criteria are as follows:

  • Nutrition students in the second year of their master's of science program or a graduating senior who has applied to the dietetic internship
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0
  • Work experience related to the nutrition field
  • Demonstrated leadership on campus and in the community

Download application form and submit between December 1 and February 14.



Florence Hellman Graduate Student Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Graduate students, Masters or PhD, majoring in Health Education who are in good standing and enrolled at the Kent University Kent Campus
  • Annual amount: $100-$1,000
  • Available to: Kent State University main campus
  • Time for Application: February 15
  • Renewable: No

Download Application Form here


Frances Schwebel Solomon Food Service Management Scholarship

This award was established in 1996 by Mrs. Frances Schwebel Solomon to support students in the Hospitality Management program. The scholarship is intended to encourage students who have demonstrated the capacity to achieve educational and professional goals, the motivation to achieve these goals and the initiative to seek opportunities to further their progress. One or two awards may be given annually at an amount of $600 - $1200.

The criteria are as follows:

  • Students studying Hospitality Management, freshmen preferred
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0
  • Recommendations from faculty
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Work experience in the field

Download application form 

APPLICATION DEADLINE is February 14


Frederic M. DuBois Endowed Scholarship (All EHHS students are eligible to apply)

Application Criteria: 

1. Must be a enrolled and in good standing in the College of Education, Health and Human Services (ALL majors are eligible; both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible)

2. Scholarship recipient may be selected on the basis of financial need or academic merit (or both) at the discretion of the awards committee

Click to download the Frederic M. Dubois application.  

APPLICATION DEADLINE is February 14.


Greater Cleveland Chapter of Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) - Future Club Manager Scholarship

This award was established to financially support members of the Kent State University CMAA Student Chapter who are pursuing a bachelor degree. One $300 scholarships will be awarded to qualified applicants each year depending on available funds.

The criteria are as follows:

  • Member of Kent State CMAA Student Chapter for a minimum of one year with regular participation and leadership in Student Chapter meetings and other activities (Refer to bylaws for definition of member.)
  • Minimum grade point average of 2.50
  • Work experience in a club Full-time student at Kent State University pursuing a bachelor degree in a field of study appropriate to support a career in club management.
  • A minimum of one semester remaining before graduation is required.

Application materials should include:

  • Letter of application stating qualifications for scholarship and future career goals
  • Resume, including work experience and CMAA Student Chapter involvement
  • Official University transcript
  • Faculty reference
  • Club manager reference

Download application form and submit by deadline of February 14. 


Harry V. & Lucille K. Workman Scholarship

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This scholarship is awarded each semester to undergraduate or graduate students in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education.

Application Deadline:  November 1 for Spring award; February 14 for Fall award

Criteria:

  • Must be enrolled as a student in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services
  • Must be enrolled as one of the following:
    • Undergraduate - Special Education - Deaf Education (BSE degree for teacher licensure
    • Graduate - Deaf Education Special Education Masters Program (MA or M.Ed. degree for teacher licensure)
  • Undergraduate students MUST have been admitted to Advanced Study

Application process:

  • Print and complete the scholarship application
  • ON A SEPARATE SHEET OF PAPER, LIST or DESCRIBE:
    • A listing of the deaf education courses you have taken to date, with your GPA.
    • An explanation of why this scholarship is important to your continuation in the deaf & hard of hearing education program.
    • Information about your financial hardship, and reasons why you are someone deserving of this scholarship.

Return the completed application and your statements to: Pamela Luft, Ph.D. 405 White Hall, Kent State University Kent, Ohio 44242-0001 pluft@kent.edu


Herbert E. and Eloise C. Hurd Scholarship

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This award is intended to encourage undergraduate students who have demonstrated the capacity to achieve educational and professional goals, the motivation to achieve these goals and the initiative to seek opportunities to further their progress.

Criteria:

  • Junior or senior standing and enrolled full-time during the academic year the award is activated
  • Declared major that prepares the recipient to teach in an elementary (1-8) grade
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA
  • As it is the donor's intent to encourage and support non-traditional students, first preference will be given to qualified mature applicants at least 30 years old who have entered the University after other life experiences and meets the above criteria
  • Students attending Regional Campuses are encouraged to apply and will be given equal consideration to applicants applying from the Kent Campus.

Restrictions:

This scholarship normally shall be awarded once annually to one or more recipients. Selection of the recipient(s) normally will be made in spring semester with the award to be effective the following fall semester. The amount of the award(s) varies each year and is credited during the tuition payment process. This scholarship may be renewed for one year, assuming the criteria stated above are being met.

Complete the application and return it to Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies, 404 White Hall, by February 14.

Contact: Sherry Ernsberger



James A. and Dorothy Rinier Endowed Scholarship in Education

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Students majoring in Early Childhood Education with junior or senior class standing are eligible to apply for this award.

Criteria:

  • are a full-time undergraduate student who is an Early Childhood Education major,
  • have junior or senior standing,
  • have a GPA of 3.5 in the major and 3.0 overall, and
  • are a US Citizen.

 

Complete this application and return it to Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies, 404 White Hall, by February 14.

Contact: Sherry Ernsberger

 


James Martin Education Scholarship

The James Martin Education Scholarship is awarded to students officially declared in undergraduate teacher licensure majors, 3.0 GPA. To be considered for the scholarship, individuals must complete the on-line Kent State University Student Financial Aid Scholarship.

 http://www.kent.edu/financialaid/index.cfm  All applications are due by March 1.

 



Joseph E. and Judith B. Tirpak Endowed Scholarship


Print application.  Application deadline: February 15         

  • Must be a current student with a declared major within the College of Education, Health and Human Services.
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA at Kent State University.
  • Must be a full time student
  • Must complete the FAFSA and demonstrate need
  • Must demonstrate leadership on campus and in the community
  • Home residency must be in Lake County, Ohio

Contact: Julie Wilcox



LaVerne M. Jenkins Memorial Scholarship

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This scholarship will be awarded in the spring semester and credited to the student's account in the Bursar's office for the fall semester.

Criteria:

  1. Recipient must be enrolled in a degree program in the College of Education, Health and Human Services
  2. Recipient must be a student with Junior standing or above
  3. Recipient must have a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA
  4. Recipient must have demonstrated financial need (FAFSA must be on file with Student Financial Aid)

 

Complete the application and return it to the Dean's Office, College of Education, Health and Human Services, 408 White Hall, by February 14.

Contact: Julie Wilcox

 

 

Lewis Business Education Scholarship

The Lewis Business Education Scholarship is awarded to one student annually. Preference is given to an undergraduate pursuing Integrated Business licensure. All College of Education, Health and Human Services students majoring in Instructional Technology or Career & Technical Education are encouraged to apply. To be considered for the award individuals must complete the on-line 2009-2010 Kent State University Student Financial Aid Scholarship Application.

 

http://www.kent.edu/financialaid/index.cfm All applications are due by March 1.

 

 

 

 

Linerode-Irmiter Hospitality Management Scholarship  

This award was established by Mrs. Doris Linerode Irmiter and Dr. Theodore Irmiter to support the Hospitality Management program.  Dr. Irmiter was a former Director of the School of Family and Consumer Studies. Two $500 - $750 scholarships are awarded each year.

The criteria are as follows:

  • Admission in professional HM program
  • Native born United States citizen
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0
  • Leadership in food service
  • Work experience in hospitality food service
  • Commitment to principles and practices of HM

Download application form and submit between December 1 and February 14. 

 

 

Marion Van Campen Scholarship Award (Early Childhood Majors)

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Criteria:

  • Have completed at least 24 credit hours at KSU
  • Will have completed one semester as an Early Childhood Education major by the application deadline
  • Will be a junior or senior in the next academic year
  • Evidence a commitment to Early Childhood Education
  • Actively participate in the educational process
  • Are a full-time student.

Application Process:

Complete the Marion Van Campen application and return it to Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies, 404 White Hall, by February 14.

 

Contact: Sherry Ernsberger


 

 

Margaret E. Ratcliff Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Print Application   Criteria:   Available to Undergraduate Students enrolled in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services program. Must have the desire to serve as a teacher and show financial need. Your current FAFSA information will be used to determine eligibility.

Complete the application and return it to Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies, 404 White Hall, by February 14.

Contact: Sherry Ernsberger


 

Marlene and Alan Evans Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship

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Marlene and Alan Evans are retired educators living in Kent, Ohio. Marlene Evans graduated from Mount Union College and completed a M.Ed. at Kent State University. She served as a teacher and principal in Oho public schools. Alan Evans graduated from Antioch College and completed a M.A. and Ph.D. in Education at The Ohio State University. He served as a classroom teacher in several public schools, an administrator at OSU, and as an administrator and professor at Kent State University.

Criteria:

  • enrolled in a teacher education program in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services
  • an African American student from Ohio, preferred but limited to Portage or Summit County, with a strong preference for a graduate from Kent Roosevelt High School
  • high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • potential for strong leadership as demonstrated through service and extracurricular activities
  • good verbal and written communication skills
  • demonstration of financial need

Complete application and essay and return them to Julie Wilcox, 408 White Hall by February 14

Contact: Julie Wilcox


 

Mary E. Keller Scholarship for Hospitality Management

Criteria:

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Sophomore standing with at least 60 hours remaining before graduation OR Junior standing with at least 30 hours remaining before graduation
  • Current involvement in extracurricular activities

Download application form and submit between December 1 and February 14.


 

Mary E. Keller Scholarship for Human Development & Family Studies

Criteria:

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Sophomore standing with at least 60 hours remaining before graduation OR Junior standing with at least 30 hours remaining before graduation
  • Current involvement in extracurricular activities

Download application form and submit between December 1 and February 14.

 

 

Mary E. Keller Scholarship for Nutrition and Dietetics

Criteria:

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Sophomore standing with at least 60 hours remaining before graduation OR Junior standing with at least 30 hours remaining before graduation
  • Current involvement in extracurricular activities

Download application form and submit between December 1 and February 14.


 

Mary Maher Smith Scholarship for Teacher Education students

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Criteria:

  • Must be enrolled in a teacher licensure program in the College of Education, Health and Human Services
  • Must be pursuing an Undergraduate or Graduate degree in EHHS
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must have a completed FAFSA on file with Kent State Student Financial Aid and demonstrate financial need
  • Must be in good academic standing

Complete application and return to Julie Wilcox, 408 White Hall by November 1 for Spring and February 14 for Fall.

Contact: Julie Wilcox


 

 

Medina County Retired Teachers Association (MCRTA)

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For the past twenty years the Medina County Retired Teachers Association has offered two $500.00 cash scholarships annually to graduates of Medina County, Ohio, high schools who are committed to careers in education and will be juniors or seniors in the college the following fall.  All scholarship funds are "donated" by the individual members of our association.

Criteria:

1.  Applicants must be graduates of one of the following Medina County, Ohio high schools.

  • Black River HS, Brunswick HS, Buckeye HS, Cloverleaf HS, Highland HS, Medina Christian Academy, Medina City HS, or Wadsworth HS

2.  Applicants must be a junior or senior majoring in teacher education at Kent State University

For additional information, please see application.  Application deadline is May 1st

 

Contact:  Evie Kidder

Medina County Retired Teachers Association, 277 Winston Road, Akron, OH 44313. 

Phone: 330-864-2060   Email:  oldevie@sbcglobal.net

 

 

Milan W. Powers Endowed Scholarship

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This scholarship is set up to for students in the College of Business Administration or the College of Education, Health and Human Services to help them in achieving both their educational and professional goals. Selection is based on a students prior academic performance, demonstration of financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), a personal statement outlining students goals and demonstrated leadership both on campus and in the community. Preference will be given to graduates of Field High School (Brimfield, OH).

Criteria:

  • Must be a current Kent State University student
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA at Kent State University
  • Must be enrolled full-time (minimum of 12 credit hours) at the Kent Campus
  • Must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and demonstrate need
  • Must have a declared major within the college of Business Administration or the College of Education, Health and Human Services
  • Preference will be given to a graduate of Field High School in Brimfield, Ohio.

Contact: Julie Wilcox

 

 

Pat Eva Crisci Scholarship

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The Pat Eva Crisci Scholarship is awarded annually to one PreK-12 Educational Administration (EDAD) or Higher Education Administration & Student Personnel (HIED), Ph.D. student.  Applications are disseminated through email once per academic year (early spring term), with the award recipient selected later in the term. The applicant must be a current student in good standing within one of the two programs and have no more than 18 credit hours of course work remaining on the plan of study (current semester included).  

The recipient will receive a plaque reflecting receipt of the award as well as a $1,000 monetary scholarship, and have his or her name added to a larger plaque (Ohio map) located prominently outside the EDAD/Foundation, Leadership, and Administration offices.  The amount of the scholarship will be determined by the EDAD & HIED program faculty based on the availability of funds. Criteria used in the selection process include the following: 

  • Intent to seek full-time employment in a college or university upon graduation or soon thereafter (i.e., within two years) as either an EDAD or HIED faculty member
  • Academic preparation for the professorate--advanced courses, minors, course concentrations, certificates, licensure
  • Record of publication, research, and scholarship
  • National, regional, & state conference presentations
  • Success in acquiring grants
  • Prior higher education teaching and service; and most importantly
  • Potential to achieve excellence and prominence as a professor.

Submit application and materials to: Dr. Stephen B. Thomas 401-K White Hall Kent State University Kent, Ohio 44242

Application deadline: February 15th

 

 

Rachael Carli Woodruff Memorial Scholarship

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Rachael Carli Woodruff studied Special Education at Kent State University.  This scholarship has been established as a way to celebrate her life while also supporting students who will be working with the group of people she enjoyed working with so much.

Criteria:

  • Enrolled as a Special Education major in the College of Education, Health and Human Services
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

Contact: Program Coordinator, Special Education - 330-672-2294

 

 

Rayner Smith and Elizabeth Meade Smith Scholarship

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The Rayner Smith and Elizabeth Meade Smith Scholarship is available to a deserving male or female student enrolled in a teacher education program in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services. The award will be made on the basis of scholarship; service and leadership; and financial need. The amount of this scholarship is up to $1500 per academic year.

Complete application and return to Julie Wilcox, 408 White Hall by February 14.

Contact: Julie Wilcox

 


R. Elaine Wylie Haught and Marvin G. Haught Endowed Scholarship

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Criteria:

  • Enrolled as a full-time student in the College of Education, Health and Human Services
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Must demonstrate financial need (FAFSA and estimated family contribution will be reviewed)
  • Must work a minimum of 20 hours per week

Contact: Julie Wilcox

Application deadline: February 15

  

 

Richard and Jo Anne Vacca Fellowship for Teachers of Literacy

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This fellowship was established to support practicing teachers enrolled in the master's degree program in Reading Specialization at Kent State University.  This award assists teachers in their goals to earn a master's degree and improve literacy instruction in Northeast Ohio.  The fellowship will be awarded annually for a summer session, three-credit graduate level course.  The fellowship is a one-time, non-renewable award.

Criteria:

Recipients will be selected by the faculty affiliated with the Reading and Writing Center at Kent State University based on the following preferred criteria:

  • Employed as a full-time teacher in Northeast Ohio
  • Admitted to the master's degree program in Reading specialization in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services at Kent State University
  • Currently enrolled or planning to enroll for a minimum of three (3) graduate credit hours for the summer.

The application deadline is March 1st.  Notification will be mailed by April 15th.

Contact: Sherry Ernsberger

 


 

Robert L. & Susie Urban Harris Scholarship

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This scholarship is awarded annually to undergraduate student majoring in deaf and hard of hearing education. Mrs. Harris was hearing impaired and it was her wish to help students further their education in this field.

Contact Pamela Luft, Ph.D., pluft@kent.edu, 405 White Hall

 

 

Robinson Family Scholarship

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This scholarship will be awarded in the spring semester and credited to the student's account in the Bursar's office for the fall semester.

Criteria:

  1. Recipient must be enrolled in a degree program in the College of Education, Health and Human Services
  2. Recipient must be a enrolled as a Kent Campus or Trumbull Campus student
  3. Recipient must have a minimum of a 2.70 cumulative GPA
  4. Preference given to applicants who are graduates of Newton Falls High School or residing in Trumbull County, Ohio
  5. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need (FAFSA must be on file with Student Financial Aid)
  6. The scholarship is renewable as long as the recipient maintains the 2.70 cumulative GPA and enrolled at specified campus in specified major

 

Complete the application and return it to the Dean's Office, College of Education, Health and Human Services, 408 White Hall, by February 14.

Contact: Julie Wilcox

 

 

Rose B. Arnold/Lucille Arnold Wilson Endowed Graduate Scholarship Masters of Art in Teaching (MAT)

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This award is intended to encourage students who have demonstrated the capacity to achieve educational and professional goals, the motivation to achieve these goals, and the initiative to seek opportunities to further their progress.

This scholarship of $500 will be awarded in the summer and credited to the student's account in the Bursar's office for the next academic year ($250 for the fall semester and $250 for the spring semester).

Criteria:

  • Must be a enrolled as a student in the Master of Arts in Teaching program pursuing an initial teaching degree
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0
  • Have completed the FAFSA and demonstrate financial need
  • Written essay focusing on the intent of the scholarship
Complete this Rose B. Arnold/Lucille Arnold application and return it to Sherry Ernsberger, 404 White Hall by July 15

Contact: Sherry Ernsberger


 

Rosemary Amos Memorial Scholarship

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Rosemary Rita Amos, Ed.D., M.P.H was a faculty member in the Department of Allied Health Sciences (now Health Education and Promotion) from 1970 to 1978 at Kent State University. She was the department's first chairperson , holding the position from 1970 to 1974. She was not only a fine teacher, but her generosity to known to a number of students. This scholarship is need based and offered to undergraduate students majoring in the area of Health Education.

Criteria:

  • Undergraduate students (FR/SO/JR/SR) majoring in Health Education with a commitment to human service, and having a financial need
  • Annual amounts: $200.00-$1500.00
  • Available to: Kent State University Kent Campus
  • Deadline for Application: February 15
  • Renewable: Yes

 

 

Salute to Excellence Award

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Each year two students are selected to represent the Hospitality Management Program at Kent State University at the National Restaurant Association's Annual Salute to Excellence program in Chicago.  The program consists of a day-long workshop and a recognition dinner.  One OR Two awards of $500 will be given each year .  Students selected must be committed to attending the National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago.  Expenses for the trip may exceed the amount of the award, depending on time spent in Chicago and selected transportation.

The criteria are as follows:

  • Students must be a declared major in Hospitality Management
  • Junior standing in the program after Spring term (can not be graduating sooner than the December following attendance at the Salute to Excellence)
  • Minimum grade point average of 2.70
  • Work experience in Hospitality Industry
  • Leadership activities

 

 

STRS Teacher Education Scholarship

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Recipients of this scholarship shall be selected on the basis of the following criteria: 

  • Recipient must be a student in a teacher licensure program in the College of Education, Health and Human Services
  • Must have a minimum  3.25 Undergraduate or 3.6 Graduate GPA.
  • Student must demonstrate leadership and community service.

Complete application and return to Julie Wilcox, 408 White Hall by February 14.

Contact: Julie Wilcox

 

 

Student Award Application - (recognition only - not a scholarship)

Each year, the College of Education, Health and Human Services recognizes students who have demonstrated outstanding service and/or leadership to their program area, the college/university and the community.  Students who are selected to receive the Student Award will be recognized at the annual EHHS Student Awards Ceremony in April.

Criteria: 

  1. Must be a student in the College of Education, Health and Human Services
  2. Undergraduate students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA; Graduate students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA
  3. Must submit completed application and reference form by the deadline

Click here to print the application and reference form.  Application deadline is February 14.

Contact: Julie Wilcox

 

Study Abroad Scholarship (College of EHHS)

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The College of Education, Health and Human Services Study Abroad Scholarship is available to a deserving, student who is enrolled in a major in the College of EHHS who is registered in an approved Kent State Study Abroad program.

Criteria for Eligibility

  1. Must be   enrolled in a major/degree program within the College of Education, Health   and Human Services
  2. Must be   in good academic standing with a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA
  3. Must   have applied for and been accepted for a KSU sponsored study abroad program
  4. Must be   enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours during study abroad semester

Contact: Julie Wilcox

 

 

William A. Bricker Memorial Award

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The William A. Bricker Memorial Award was established in memory of Professor Bricker, a pioneer in Special Education. The purpose of the award is to recognize a promising senior undergraduate student in Special Education who exemplifies the commitment to scholarship and service on behalf of persons with disabilities to which Professor William A. Bricker dedicated his professional life.

Recipients of this award must be senior level undergraduates in good standing enrolled in the Special Education program.

The scholarship shall be awarded once a year to two participants. The amount of the scholarship varies.

Complete application and return to Julie Wilcox, 408 White Hall by February 14.

Contact: Julie Wilcox



Yaro John Sojka Scholarship in Education

Currently Suspended

Criteria:

  1. Incoming Freshmen student registered in a teacher education major in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services
  2. Must have a minimum High School GPA of 3.0
  3. Composite ACT score of 18-23
  4. Scholarship is renewable provided a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA and a teacher education major are maintained.

Complete application and return to Julie Wilcox, 304 White Hall by February 14.

Contact: Julie Wilcox