The College of Education uses one application for the majority of the scholarships for currently enrolled students. You do not need to apply individually for each one. You will be considered for every listed scholarship for which you are eligible. The application deadline is March 15th. College of Education Scholarship Application.
Note: If you are applying for the Miller/Steele Scholarship, be sure to attach your essay in the electronic application that explains how the funds would help you during student teaching.
If you have questions, please contact the College of Education, 105 McKay Education Building, 724.738.2007, the Elementary Education/Early Childhood Department, 104 McKay Education Building, 724.738.2042, or the Special Education Department, McKay Education Building, 724.738.2085.
Mary Lou Aufman Scholarship
The student must be enrolled in an Elementary Education Major and must have at least a 3.0 QPA.
Claudia Balach Scholarship
Must be a student in the College of Education. Applicant must be a Junior. Must be a participant in a Professional Development School. Documentation will need to be provided to validate the criteria including a statement of participation in Professional Development School and a signature from the supervisor. Preference given to a minority student or first generation student.
Elizabeth R. Bauer Scholarship
Applicant must be enrolled in a major in the College of Education, have completed 48 credit hours and be accepted as a candidate for teacher certification. Must also have a minimum 3.0 GPA, demonstrated financial need and active in campus/community organizations. First preference is given to Butler County residents.
Joan E. (Skaneski) Biasucci and Sam B. Biasucci Scholarship
This scholarship is for full-time students matriculating from Lawrence County PA secondary school who are seeking an undergraduate degree and teaching certification in Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Secondary Eduation, or Special Education. First preference is to students from Shenango or New Castle School Districts. Applicant must have a minimum 2.8 GPA at time of application. Students are eligible the second calendar year of enrollment, and this scholarship is not need based. This scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic achievement, community service, volunteerism and/or attendance at either the university or their secondary school. This scholarship is renewable through completion undergrad degree as long as normal academic progress continues and good academic standing is maintained, with a maximum of four calendar years of awards.
Allie Heid Brandt Memorial Scholarship
First preference given to female junior or senior education major with a 3.0 QPA who has demonstrated teaching potential and financial need. Northern Allegheny County resident and females preferred, but others will be considered. The award is renewable.
Alberta Olzak Buzash ('56) Memorial Scholarship
Must be a full-time, upperclass education major. This award is based on academic achievement and talent.
Lily Ray Byers Scholarship
Education major in Early Childhood (PK-4) who has achieved academic excellence. Two scholarships are awarded per year.
Lorancie Byers Scholarship
Education major who has achieved academic excellence. Two scholarships are awarded per year.
Sadie Lindey Carey Scholarship
Students must be pursuing a degree in teacher education, have a minimum status of a second semester sophomore at the time of application and have a minimum of 3.00 cumulative QPA. Must demonstrate financial need.
CEC Special Education Scholarship
Must be a special education major.
Class of '43 Scholarship
Education major who has completed 75 credits with a 3.0 QPA. Must demonstrate financial need.
Class of '57 Scholarship
Education major, must have completed 45 credit hours and have exhibited significant service and/or contribution to SRU and/or surrounding communities. Undergraduate applicants must have at least a 3.0 QPA and Graduate applicants must have at least a 3.5 QPA.
The Class of 1962 Scholarship
Applicant must be in the College of Education. They must have a minimum 3.0 QPA during college career. Must have completed a minimum of 30 credits by end of spring semester in which they are applying.
Duane and Dorothy Conway Scholarship
Awarded to a Sophomore, Junior or Senior education major. Renewable at the discretion of the College.
Roger Dunlap III Scholarship
Awarded to a Junior or Senior Special Education major. Non-renewable during the course of the academic year. The Dunlap Scholarship will develop a presentation about autism that the student will present to a local service club.
Sara Belle Eakin Riddle Memorial Scholarship
Senior elementary education major with financial need and has shown academic excellence.
Helen R. Ferguson Scholarship
Junior or senior elementary education major with a 3.0 QPA.
Darlene Ferson Anderson Scholarship
This scholarship is for a junior education major who has financial need. First preference is for females. This scholarship is renewable with good academic standing.
Matthew E. Gregory '64 Memorial Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support to students at Slippery Rock University that are in the College of Education. Applicants must be full-time student in their sophomore year and majoring in education. First preference will be given to United States citizens. The scholarship is renewable as long as the student remains in the College of Education and maintains a QPA of 2.8.
Hockenberry Memorial Scholarship
Upper-class student with a 3.0 QPA and in good standing in the College of Education. First preference to a student from Moniteau or Slippery Rock High School.
Twyla Hord Memorial Scholarship
Senior special education major who is beginning student teaching and has demonstrated achievement.
Dr. Herbert W. Hunt Education Scholarship
Must be an education major. Preference given to non-traditional or minority students. Renewable provided that the student remains in good academic standing in the College of Education.
Merle Jan Moses Crawford Scholarship
A junior special education major who has a 3.3 cumulative GPA and financial need. The award is renewable.
Anita Jane Davis Scholarship
Applicant must be accepted to the College of Education with a 3.2 QPA. Applicant must demonstrate service to the university.
John V. Kristufek Jr. '62 Memorial Scholarship
Elementary or secondary education major with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Must be a full-time student with financial need. Must be a rising junior or senior. Must be a graduate of Slippery Rock or Moniteau High Schools. Non-traditional students are encouraged to apply. May be renewable for a second year.
Paul Kuszaj '88 Memorial Scholarship
Applicant must be a junior or senior education major with a minimum GPA of 3.2. Applicant must demonstrate involvement in student leadership activities with first preference given to Greek life Participation.
Ben Lealy Memorial Scholarship
This is a scholarship for full-time middle level education majors who have a minimum GPA of 3.5. Preference will be given to students who are Pell eligible and residents of Mercer County. The scholarship is renewable if the student has a minimum GPA of 3.5. The scholarship will be awarded by the College of Education Scholarship Committee.
Lillian Grace Martin Scholarship
Must be an education major.
Miller and Steele Student Teacher’s Fund
Senior education major who will be student teaching in the upcoming academic year.
Catherine Morsink Scholarship
Full-time students in the College of Education seeking certification to teach K-12. Applicants must have at least a 3.25 QPA with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in the teaching profession as evidenced by strong volunteer or practicum experiences and has financial need. Preference will be given to students with interest or experience in multiple cultures, exceptionalities, or non-traditional students. The award is renewable.
Ann Liedel-Rice Urban Award
Senior with a QPA of 3.0 or higher who is teaching in the urban student teaching program. Students must be Elementary/Early Childhood Education Major. The deadline is November 15th for spring awards and March 15th for fall awards.
Louis Rossi Education Scholarship
Junior or senior elementary education major who has earned a minimum 3.0 QPA and has financial need. Scholarship is renewable if a 3.0 is maintained. First preference is a male student.
Dickert-Russell Family Scholarship
This scholarship will rotate between Communication and Education. This scholarship is available to a junior Communication or Education major. Preference is given to someone from Venango County, specifically Franklin.
Samuel G. Sava Scholarship for Elementary Education
Elementary education majors who are juniors at time of application and will be a senior class standing when awarded (minimum completion of 90 credits) with at least at 3.0 QPA. Must demonstrate financial need and evidence of exceptional potential as an educator.
Catherine Schaeffer Scholarship
Junior or Senior special education major who has been an outstanding practicum student.
Dr. Charlotte H. Shapiro Scholarship
Education major from western Pennsylvania. The scholarship is awarded to students who are committed to excellence in teaching and academic success who demonstrate financial need.
Mark A. Shiring Teacher Education Fund
This scholarship is awarded to students majoring in elementary, secondary, or special education. Applicants must have a minimum 2.8 QPA and minimum of 48 credit hours earned. Award is for special travel opportunities, conferences, and out of class projects.
Margaret Minor-Stone Scholarship
Applicants must be enrolled in the College of Education and have financial need. Preference will be given to a student who has worked to contribute to their educational costs. Applicants must have graduated from a high school in Lawrence, Mercer or Butler County.
Constantine N. Stroumbakis Scholarship for Excellence
Secondary education major with at least 60 credits and a QPA of 3.5 who shows evidence of exceptional potential as an educator.
The John and Mary Taylor Endowed Scholarship
Junior education majors from Western Pennsylvania with a minimum 3.5 QPA. Students should be sophomore level at time of application.The award is renewable.
Louise and Brose Thompson Scholarship
Must be an Elementary Education Major.
Transition Special Education Scholarship
Must be a special education major.
Olive Wharton Scholarship
First preference to a female elementary education major. Must be a second semester junior ranked as highest QPA in elementary education. No application is required. Students will automatically be considered by the scholarship committee.
The Madeline Williams, Peggy McCaughey '75 Scholarship
The student must have declared their major in early childhood elementry education and/or physical education. The student must have a minimum of 2.4 GPA. Awarded to students who demonstrate a financial need.
Dr. Ronald J. and Patricia J. Williams Wasilak Education Scholarship
Candidate must be an education major with a minimum GPA of 2.8 and at least 48 credit hours completed at SRU. First preference will go to students from Allegheny Valley School District's Springdale Jr. Sr. High School in Cheswick, PA Bethlehem Center High School in Fredericktown, PA or Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School in Cranberry Twp, PA (in that order of preference). If first preference is not met, the award shall be given to students graduating from a high school in either Allegheny or Washington County, PA and majoring in Health and Physical Education Teaching or Education with a focus in History.
Mark Young Scholarship
The student must be an education major with at least a 3.0 GPA. Awarded to a junior, but is renewable the student's senior year as long as their GPA remains at or above a 3.0 and the student continues with their education major.