Marjorie Stephenson Scholarship
BackgroundMarjorie Stephenson, a professor and librarian at Slippery Rock University from 1971 to 1978, made provisions in her will for undergraduate scholarships at Slippery Rock University. Ms. Stephenson's original wishes were to give priority to Black female Library Science students. Since, however, SRU no longer offers a Library Science major, applications from students in disciplines reflecting Ms. Stephenson's interests, such as the arts, humanities, social sciences or education will receive priority. Because of the original stipulations for the award, applications from Black female students will receive highest priority; others, however, may also apply. Financial need will also be a consideration.
The number of scholarships awarded will depend on the funds available and the qualifications of the applicants. The maximum award will be $1,000; partial awards may be granted. The Committee has the option to interview finalists.
- Student must be an undergraduate who has demonstrated strong academic performance.
- Student must have earned a minimum of 30 semester hours at SRU by the conclusion of the current semester.
- Students who have transferred more than 36 semester hours to SRU are not eligible.
- Awardee must be a full-time student during the time she/he holds the scholarship.
- Previous recipients of Stephenson scholarships must reapply and will be considered along with all the other applicants.
Application forms are available online and in the Main Office of Bailey Library, second floor, Monday-Friday 8-4:30.
Completed application form and essay must be returned to the Library main office by noon on March 15.
Two faculty letters of recommendation must be sent directly to the Stephenson Scholarship Committee, Main Office, Bailey Library.
Completed Application Will Include:
- Completed application form.
- Two letters of recommendation from SRU faculty members. At least one must be from a professor with whom the student has had a class.
- A 1-2 page essay on How My College Education Will Help Me in Pursuing My Career Goals. Please include campus and/or community activities and a statement on financial need.
For Additional Information
Contact Judy Silva, Chair, Marjorie Stephenson Scholarship,
Bailey Library, 724-738-2658.