School of Lifespan Development & Educational Sciences Scholarships

Programs in the School of LDES include: American Sign Language/English Interpreting, Counselor Education & Supervision, Educational Psychology, Eductional Technology, Human Development & Family Studies, Long-term Care Administration, Rehabilitation Counseling, School Psychology and Special Education. Not all scholarships are open for applications every semester. Click on Apply to see availability.

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Counselor Education & Supervision (CES) Faculty Scholarship

Scholarship supports an enrolled 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.

The Terri J. Sippel Scholarship in Human Development

Recipients must be majoring in Human Development and Family Studies and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.2. 

Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences

Scholarship funding for a student enrolled and in good standing within the School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences.

Linda M. Noelle 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.

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.

Dr. Carl 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.

The Dickson Keener Scholarship in Special Education

The scholarship will support award/s to upper-class undergraduate students in their junior or senior years who are currently enrolled in the College of Education, Health and Human Services pursuing a degree and career in special education.

Human Development and Family Studies Support

This scholarship is intended to assist students enrolled in the Human Development and Family Studies program who are experiencing financial difficulty.

Alicia A. & John W. Pieper Scholarship

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.

Non-Profit Studies Support

Intended to support a student in the Non-Profit studies minor.

Rob & Susie Urban Harris Scholarship

Scholarship for a student majoring in Special Education with a concentration in Deaf Education.

Kathleen L. Newman Scholarship

Scholarship to support a graduate student in the Counseling and Human Development program with demonstrated financial need.

William J. and Earline Long 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 Scholarship Teachers of the Deaf

Scholarship for a student in the Deaf Education program.

Virginia Harvey Scholarship

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

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.

Rachael Carli Woodruff Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship for a student majoring in Special Education, must have 3.0 GPA.

Dr. Theodore Ferer Irmiter and Doris Linerode Irmiter Graduate Scholarship in Human Development & Family Studies

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.

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 in administration. Student must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.

The Janice M. Bland Deaf Education Scholarship

Intended to support an undergraduate junior or senior Deaf Education major with a minimum 3.0GPA or higher. 

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.

Janice Yesenosky Scholarship

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

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.

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.

Kavulic CCS Achievement Award

To support students enrolled in the Career and Community Studies Program who have a financial need due to unique, unexpected hardship that causes lack of funding needed to continue participating in the program. Awards are based on student need and can be up to $200 per award. A student can receive the award multiple times, but only once per semester.

Myka Michele Gray Scholarship

Support for students in the Moderate-Intensive Special Education program who demonstrate commitment to the field by working or volunteering with individuals who have severe disabilities.

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.

Clara H. Lloyd Endowed Scholarship

The scholarship is for graduate students in the College of EHHS with a preference for those working with students in Early Childhood or Early Childhood Special Education.  Must have a minimum 2.75 GPA during the last 60 hours of completed undergraduate courses. However, students with prior relevant experiences and high financial need may be considered.

Elizabeth and Bill Fesler Undergraduate

Scholarship support for an outstanding first-generation LDES undergraduate student, from an underrepresented cultural or racial/ethnic background, that demonstrates a high financial need as defined by FAFSA (student financial aid).