School of Lifespan Development & Educational Sciences

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Linda M. Neiheiser Dissertation Award
Award for students enrolled in the School Psychology Doctoral program, who are writing their dissertation on the needs of adoption/foster care students. Funds will be directed to tuition, fees and/or costs associated with data collection and analysis. The award is not renewable.

Linda M. Neiheiser Graduate Scholarship in School Psychology
One scholarship per year of a minimum of $1000.00 to be awarded to one incoming graduate student in School Psychology (one time per student), based on need. Intended to support tuition, fees, books and supplies.

E. Earline Long Scholarship in School Psychology
This scholarship shall support a student working toward an Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) degree in the School Psychology program. Preference for a student with a valid teaching license and at least 1 year of teaching experience, preferably special education; having a goal of working directly with children as a school psychologist, rather than an administration. Student must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.

V Bica-Ross Leadership-School Psychology Scholarship
Scholarship to support a first year entering graduate student within the School Psychology program who demonstrates strong leadership skills. These activities are demonstrated through activities below:
1. Become a student member of the National Association of School Psychologists and the Ohio School Psychologists Association.
2. Participate in School Psychology Awareness Week activities during the Fall semester(s).
3. Participate in School Psychology Advocacy activities during the Fall and Spring semester (s).
4. Contribute to NASP printed and online student resources (e.g., a Student Connections article to appear in the NASP Communique).
5. Become involved with the NASP Annual Convention (e.g., presenting on student work group panels).
6. Attend and contribute to OSPA Executive Board meeting.

Counseling & Human Development Services (CHDS) Faculty Scholarship
Scholarship supports a Master's or Doctoral degree student in the Counselor Education & Supervision Services program. Consideration will be given to need, record of attainment and promise to the profession.

Vernon E. and Diane M. Roberts Memorial
Support scholarships for a student enrolled in the College of Education, Health and Human Services who are studying School Counseling or Adolescent and Young Adult Education with an emphasis on teaching Language Arts/English.

Kathleen L. Newman Scholarship
Scholarship to support a graduate student in the Counseling and Human Development program. Funds directed to tuition, fees, books and supplies.

Virginia Harvey Scholarship
Scholarship to support a graduate student in the Counselor Education and Supervision program.

Janice Yesenosky Scholarship
Awarded to a doctoral student enrolled in Counseling Education and Supervision program in the College of Education, Health and Human Services.

Milton E. Wilson Fellowship
Scholarship to assist graduate students in the study of Rehabilitation Counseling at Kent State University. Recipients will be known as "Wilson Fellows".

William Bricker Memorial
The purpose of this 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.

Rob & Susie Urban Harris Scholarship
Scholarship for a student majoring in Special Education with a concentration in Deaf Education.

William J. and Earline Long Endowed Scholarship in Special Education
This scholarship is intended for a student graduating from either Cuyahoga Falls High School or Stow High School planning to attend Kent State University majoring in Education. May be a student with special needs or a student majoring in Special Education.

Harry V & Lucille K Workman Deaf Education Scholarship
Scholarship for a student in the Deaf Education program.

Rachael Carli Woodruff Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship for a student majoring in Special Education, must have 3.0 GPA.

Marian Zupan Gallagher Scholarship for Deaf Education
Scholarship for an undergraduate junior or senior studying deaf education with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Intended to support tuition, books, student teaching expenses and conference participation.

Alicia A & John W Pieper Scholarship Fund
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 progress. Recipients should have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, demonstrated leadership on campus and in the community. Preference given to students taking coursework at or transferring from the Stark Campus.

Mary E. Keller Scholarship for Human Development and Family Studies
Scholarship for a student in the Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) program. Student must have a sophomore standing with at least 60 hours remaining before graduation or junior standing with at least 30 hours remaining before graduation; minimum of 3.0 GPA and involvement with extracurricular activities.

Dr Theodore Irmiter & Doris Linerode Irmiter Graduate Scholarship Human Development
Scholarship for a graduate student in Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS). Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and recipient must maintain an average GPA of 3.0 to be considered for renewal of the scholarship. Any award recipient is limited to receiving the scholarship for two years. Funds to support tuition.

Dorothy Fruit Gerontology Scholarship
Scholarship to support a gerontology student with a junior standing and at least 30 hours remaining. A minimum of a 3.0 GPA and service related to gerontology.

James and Dorothy Fruit Family Studies Scholarship
Scholarship support for a student in the Human Development and Family Studies major; junior, senior or graduate student and may be renewed for two years only.

Dr. Carl I. Brahce Fund in Gerontology and Long Term Care
This scholarship is intended to support the advancement of the Gerontology and Long Term Care concentrations in the Human Development and Family Studies Program. Requires an essay and resume. For Juniors and/or Seniors with a minimum GPA of 2.5. and is renewable.