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. Click this application link to apply for all of the scholarships listed below: College of Education General 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.
The deadline for all listed scholarships is March 15th. For further information, 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. The award amount is to be determined.
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. The award amount is up to $350.
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. The amount is up to $500.
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 amount is up to $1,000, which 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. The award amount is up to $500.
Lily Ray Byers Scholarship
Education major in Early Childhood (PK-4) who has achieved academic excellence. The award amount is up to $900 (two scholarships awarded per year).
Lorancie Byers Scholarship
Education major who has achieved academic excellence. The award amount is up to $900 (two scholarships 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. The award amount is up to $400.
CEC special Education Scholarship
Must be a special education major. The amount is up to $500.
Duane and Dorothy Conway Scholarship
Awarded to a Sophomore, Junior or Senior education major. Renewable at the discretion of the College. The award amount is up to $1,000.
Class of '43 Scholarship
Education major who has completed 75 credits with a 3.0 QPA. Must demonstrate financial need. The award amount is up to $500-$1,000.
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 award amount is up to $500.
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. The award amount is up to $2,000.
Merle Jan Moses Crawford Scholarship
A junior special education major who has a 3.3 cumulative GPA and financial need. The amount is up to $500 and 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. The award amount varies.
Dickert-Russell Family Scholarship
This scholarship will rotate between Communication and Education. Communication will have the scholarship to award for 2020-21. Education will have it the following year. This scholarship is available to a junior Communication or Education major. Preference is given to someone from Venango County, specifically Franklin. The award amount is $1000.
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. The amount is up to $1,000.
elementary/early childhood international experiences scholarship
Must be currently a P-4 Undergraduate education major in Elementary Education/Early Childhood. Funds are for an international travel experience including spring break trips. Students receiving a tuition waiver are not eligible. Those interested should provide a one page letter describing what they hope to gain from the experience and address their financial need. One award will be given each semester. The award amount is up to $300.
Helen R. Ferguson Scholarship
Junior or senior elementary education major with a 3.0 QPA. The award amount is up to $1,000.
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. The award amount is up to $1,000.
Twyla Hord Memorial Scholarship
Senior special education major who is beginning student teaching and has demonstrated achievement.
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. The amount is up to $1,000.
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.
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 amount is up to $250 and the deadline is November 15th for spring awards and March 15th for fall awards.
Lillian Grace Martin Scholarship
Must be an education major. The award amount is up to $1,250.
MILLER AND STEELE STUDENT TEACHER'S FUND
Senior education major who will be student teaching in the upcoming semester. The award amount is up to $1,000 and the deadline is April 15th for Fall Award and November 15th for Spring Award.
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. The award amount is up to $1,000.
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. The amount is up to $500.
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 amount is up to $500 and is renewable.
Sara Belle Eakin Riddle Memorial Scholarship
Senior elementary education major with financial need and has shown academic excellence. The amount is up to $500.
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. The amount is up to $75 per semester.
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. The amount is up to $1,000.
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 amount is up to $1,000.
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 amount is up to $1,000 and is renewable.
Louise and Brose Thompson Scholarship
Must be an Elementary Education Major. The amount is up to $1,000.
transition special Education Scholarship
Must be a special education major. The amount is up to $500.
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.
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. The amount will be a minimum of $500.
Mark Young Scholarship
The student must be an education major with at least a 3.0 GPA. The award amount is $2,500 and will be 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.