COE Scholarships

State University of New York at Fredonia
College of Education Awards and Scholarships

For the purposes of these awards and scholarships,

  • “graduating senior” means any student successfully completing an education program in December, May or August of the award year
  • “senior” is any student with 89+ credit hours at the time of application
  • “junior” is any student with 57-88 credit hours at the time of application
  • “sophomore” is any student with 24-56 credit hours at the time of application
  • “freshman” is any student with less than 24 credit hours at the time of application
  • “education major” means any student enrolled in any first time Initial Certification, Teacher Education program at any level (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior). This excludes students in programs requiring an initial certification for entrance, but includes the following as identified on the COE webpage:
    • Early Childhood Education (ECE)
    • Early Childhood/Childhood Dual Program (EC/CH)
    • Childhood Education (CE)
    • Childhood Inclusive Education (CIE)
    • Music Education K-12
    • Adolescence Education: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science,Physics,English, French,
    • Spanish, Social Studies, Math &Middle Childhood Math
    • Adolescence Science Education (MAT)
    • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOLK-12).

(Undergraduate Catalog: Academic Policies: Student Classification)

- Adolescent education majors should also consult their discipline departments for discipline-specific awards.

- Recipients are announced each May, but funds are applied towards tuition in the next Fall semester. Some scholarship awards may be applied half amount in Fall and half amount in Spring semester.
Exception: graduating seniors not returning in the Fall will receive a cash award in May.

- Any College of Education FACULTY may nominate students for any award using this form.

- “Faculty” includes tenured, tenured track, visiting professor, adjunct, student teaching supervisor, and cooperating teacher.
Some awards have criteria based only on the student teaching practicum.

- Any student nominated by faculty will be asked to complete the corresponding application form.

- ALL scholarship APPLICATIONS --- including faculty nominations --- should be SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY TO EDU@FREDONIA.EDU


*SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS FOR 2017 will be ACCEPTED BETWEEN March 6 -- March 23 (4pm close of business)*

Sample of completed scholarship application

AWARDS and SCHOLARSHIPS (35)

NOTE: Dollar amounts below are for awards given in May 2017 and applied to tuition in Fall 2017; values may vary from year to year.

*=narrow criteria

For Graduating Seniors

 
Chautauqua County Retired Teachers Award* $300
Class of 1953 Neil Postman Memorial Award*
  • May be nominated
$800
Clifton Scholarship Fund* $1250
Charles R. and Shirley Miller Erbsmehl Education Scholarship*
  • May be nominated
$1050

For Seniors -- Award Based on Student Teaching

 
Helen Buderkin Award
  • May be nominated
$1100
Education Endowment Scholarship
  • May be nominated
$650
Margaret Sawkins-Hastie Award* $850
Byron F. and Carrie L. Record Endowment $1350

For Fulltime SENIOR in the COMING Fall

 
Laura A. Cirrincione Education Scholarship $950
Anthony Deiulio Scholarship $1450
Helen Kelly Lillie Memorial Scholarship $1350

For Fulltime JUNIOR in the COMING Fall

 
Baross-Clothier Scholarship
  • Scholarship may be renewable
  • Up to 4 recipients
$2800
Faith Elizabeth Bean Memorial Scholarship
  • Scholarship may be renewable
$300
Thelma Brynolfson Scholarship Fund
  • Scholarship may be renewable
$1550
Tom Everett Memorial Scholarship $750
Richard & Arlene LoGuidice Award $2000

Be Fulltime Soph, Jr, or Sr in the COMING Fall

 
Bill and Peg Adams '81 Pay It Forward Endowment $450
Winifred Budd Elementary Education Scholarship*
  • May be nominated
  • Scholarship may be renewable
$1250
Class of 1954 Scholarship $1450
Class of 1955 Scholarship [Odd years] (available for 2017-2018) $300
Class of 1965 Reunion Endowment [Odd years] $425
Zorada L. Green Legacy Scholarship $500
 Kaiser-Burch Education Scholarship
  • Open to Music Ed. students as well
$800
Annette Hartigan Koch 1952 Elementary Education Scholarship
  • Scholarship may be renewable
$550
Philip Kochman Scholarship*
  • Up to 4 recipients
$3100
Marilyn Chranowski Lojek Elementary School Teacher Scholarship Endowment $1000
Lucille Ellis Mack Scholarship
  • May be nominated
$1050
Floyd and Mabel Melvin Scholarship* $550
Carol Scrace Pierce Award*
  • May be nominated
$100
Louis E. Raths Scholarship
  • May be nominated
$50
Reinbold ’53 Elementary Education Scholarship $450
Ruth Meda Curtis Wheeler Endowment $550
Colonel C. Ross Willson '39, Phyllis Willson '39 Scholarship $1450
Marjorie E. Woods Scholarship* $250
Sanford and Lillian Zeman Award $550

 

Description and Criteria for Individual Awards

[Listed alphabetically by name in bold.]

Total # Awards = 35 as of March 2017


Bill and Peg Adams ('81) Pay it Forward Endowment

Recipent Requirements: Must Download Application

  • Be a sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student
  • Be enrolled in Adolescence Education in biology, chemistry, earth science, mathematics, or physics
  • Be from Queens, Massau, or Suffolk New York Counties [preference given]
  • Have good academic standing
  • Must demonstrate financial need

Baross-Clothier Scholarship
(Open to all Education Majors)
Possibility of Renewal for Senior Year

Description
This scholarship was established in 2003 in honor of Mr. James Baross and Mrs. Mary Clothier Baross. Mr. and Mrs. Baross met while they were attending State University of New York at Fredonia in the 1940s. Mrs. Baross is a native of Silver Creek and graduated from Fredonia in 1943. Mr. Baross left State University of New York at Fredonia to serve his country during World War II, then returned after the war to complete his degree in 1947. After teaching for a few years in Western New York, Mr. and Mrs. Baross relocated to southern California.

Recipient Requirements: Must Download Application

  • Be an Education Major
  • Be in or entering junior year in upcoming Fall semester
  • Junior recipient of this award may re-apply for award in senior year if eligible
  • Have good academic standing
  • Must have average or better academic background
  • Must be working while attending college
  • Must demonstrate financial need

Faith Elizabeth Bean Memorial Scholarship

(Open to all CE/CIE Majors)
Possibility of Renewal for Senior Year

Description
This scholarship is for education majors who are in academic good standing, show promise as an educator, demonstrate financial need, and will be continuing in their program fulltime in the coming Fall semester.

Recipient Requirements: Must Download Application

  • Be enrolled in Childhood or Childhood Inclusive
  • Be in or entering junior year in upcoming Fall semester
  • Junior recipient of this award may re-apply for award in senior year if eligible
  • Have a GPA of 2.8 or better
  • Be passionate about teaching

Thelma Brynolfson Scholarship Fund
(Open to all CE/CIE and Music Education Majors)
Possibility of Renewal for Senior Year

Description
This scholarship was established in 2002 in honor of Thelma (Anderson) Brynolfson who graduated from Fredonia State in 1938. She taught in Cherry Creek for 3 years before marrying William Brynolfson and raising a family. When her 4 sons were grown, Thelma then returned to teaching: working as a substitute for 10 years then as a full-time teacher in the Kenmore-Tonawanda elementary schools for another 16 years. Thelma’s granddaughter Susan Thelma Brynolfson graduated from State University of New York at Fredonia in 2002.

Recipient Requirements: Must Download Application

  • Be enrolled in Childhood, Childhood Inclusive, or Music Education
  • Be in or entering junior year in upcoming Fall semester
  • Junior recipient of this award may re-apply for award in senior year if eligible
  • Must demonstrate financial need

Winifred Budd Elementary Education Scholarship
(Open to all MALE EC-CH/ECE/CE/CIE Majors)
Possibility of Renewal

Description
This scholarship was established in 2010 in honor of Winifred Budd -- an outstanding educator whose
interest and influence on a young male student in elementary school lead to this student's future success in life.


Recipient Requirements: Must Download Application

  • Be a male enrolled in Early Childhood, Childhood, Childhood Inclusive Education, or Dual
  • Be entering sophomore, junior, or senior year full-time in upcoming Fall semester
  • Recipient of this award may re-apply for award if eligible
  • Have a desire to work at the elementary level
  • Demonstrate academic promise
  • Maintain good academic standing

Helen Buderkin Award
(Open to all EC-CH/ECE/CE/CIE Majors)
*may be nominated without application

Description
Established in 1970, this award honors Helen L. Buderkin who was a highly respected faculty member of the State College of Fredonia. She was associated with the kindergarten of the Campus School for many years, and she served as mentor, educator, and role model to scores of student teachers.

Recipient Requirements: Must Download Application

  • Be enrolled in Early Childhood, Childhood, Childhood Inclusive Education, or Dual
  • Have completed or be completing Student Teaching
  • Have shown outstanding ability in Student Teaching

Chautauqua County Retired Teachers Award
(Open to all EC-CH/ECE/CE/CIE Majors)

Description
The Chautauqua County Retired Teachers established this award in 2002 to reward a outstanding Education major who has completed student teaching with honors, and who has graduated from a Chautauqua County High School.

Recipient Requirements: Must Download Application

  • Be enrolled in Early Childhood, Childhood, Childhood Inclusive Education, or Dual
  • Have completed or be completing Student Teaching
  • Have completed or be completing Student Teaching with honors
  • Be a graduate from a Chautauqua County High School
  • Write a 1 paragraph biography of where attended high school, where did student

teaching (including grades, subject areas), and what did during placement to earn honors [include as page 2 of the application]


Laura A.Cirrincione Education Scholarship

(Open to all CE/AdoEd/MusicEd Majors)

Description
The Laura A. Cirrincione Education Scholarship was established in 2012 to assist a full-time senior majoring in elementary, secondary or music education.

Recipient Requirements: Must Download Application

  • Be enrolled in Childhood Education, Adolescent Education (any discipline) or Music Education
  • Be entering senior year full-time in upcoming Fall semester

Class of 1953 Neil Postman Memorial Award
(Open to all EC-CH/ECE/CE/CIE Majors)
*may be nominated without application

Description
Neil Postman is a State University of New York at Fredonia graduate of 1953, a world-renown media scholar, and a nationally recognized teacher, author and cultural critic. After graduating from Fredonia, he earned a PhD from Columbia then taught for 40 years at New York University where he was also Chair of the Dept. of Culture and Communication. Dr. Postman authored over 20 books, was a member of the State University of New York at Fredonia Athletic Hall of Fame, and received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Fredonia Alumni Association, as well as being Fredonia’s first graduate to be named Distinguished Alumnus of the Year by the Confederation of SUNY Alumni Associations.

Recipient Requirements: Must Download Application

  • Be enrolled in Early Childhood, Childhood, Childhood Inclusive Education, or Dual
  • Be a graduating senior
  • Have proven excellence and great potential as a teacher

Class of 1954 Scholarship
(Open to all EC-CH/ECE/CE/CIE Majors)

Description
The State University of New York at Fredonia Class of 1954 established this award in 2006. In 1954, elementary teaching certification was issued to primary or “common branch” subjects in grades K to 8. Therefore the intent of this scholarship is to honor a student who expects to teach within that grade range.

Recipient Requirements: Must Download Application


  • Be enrolled in Early Childhood, Childhood, Childhood Inclusive Education, or Dual
  • Be enrolled as a full-time junior or senior or graduating senior
  • Plan to teach within the K-8 grade range
  • Demonstrate financial need

Class of 1955 Scholarship [ODD years only, alternate with Music Dept.]
(Open to all Education Majors except Music)
(not available in 2016-2017)

Description
The State University of New York at Fredonia Class of 1955 established this scholarship for its 50 year Class Reunion. The award is given in alternate years between Music and Education. In 1955, elementary teaching certification was issued to primary or “common branch” subjects in grades K to 8. Therefore the intent of this scholarship is to honor a student who expects to teach within that grade range.

Recipient Requirements: Must Download Application

  • Be an Education major except those in the School of Music
  • Be in or entering junior or senior year in upcoming Fall semester
  • Plan to teach within the K-8 grade range
  • Demonstrate financial need

Class of 1965 Reunion Endowment [ODD years only]
(Open to all Education Majors except Music)
*may be nominated without application

Description
The State University of New York at Fredonia Class of 1965 established this scholarship for its 40 year Class Reunion. The award alternates between the College of Education and the Music Department (School of Music) until such time as the award is large enough to award two scholarships. In 1965, elementary teaching certification was issued to primary or “common branch” subjects in grades K to 8. Therefore the intent of this scholarship is to honor a student who expects to teach within that grade range.

Recipient Requirements: Must Download Application

  • Be an Education major except those in the School of Music
  • Be a “deserving student” as determined by the COE Honors and Awards Committee

Clifton Scholarship Fund
(Open to all Education Majors)
*narrow criteria

Description
Mrs. Wolfenden-Clifton graduated from Dunkirk High School in 1962. She graduated from State University of New York at Fredonia in 1966 with a B.A. degree. She also earned a Master's degree and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Administration from State University of New York at Fredonia. She began her teaching career at Westfield Academy & Central School. In 1968, she joined the faculty of Dunkirk High School, where she taught social studies. In 1979, she became Principal of Dunkirk Middle School and Administrator for Special Education. In 1985, Mrs. Wolfenden-Clifton was appointed Superintendent of Dunkirk City School District. She has also held various leadership positions in professional organizations as well as membership in the Dunkirk Rotary, the Fredonia Methodist Church, and the Fredonia Eastern Star Chapter.

Recipient Requirements: Must Download Application

  • Be an Education major
  • Be a graduating senior
  • Be earning a Bachelor’s Degree in education
  • Be accepted to a graduate program in education at State University of New York at Fredonia
  • Be a resident of Dunkirk or Fredonia (award restricted to residents)

Anthony Deiulio Scholarship
(Open to all Education Majors)

Description
This scholarship was established in 1996 from the estate of Anthony M. Deiulio, a World War 2 veteran who earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in English from Syracuse University and his Ed.D. in Curriculum Development and Administration from the University at Buffalo. From 1956-66, he served as professor of Education and Assistant Dean at the University of Toledo, Ohio. From 1966-88, he was an Education professor at State University of New York at Fredonia. Dr. Deiulio served as Chair of the Department of Education from 1966-71. He retired in 1988, but remained professionally active after moving to North Carolina. Dr. Deiulio passed away in 1998.

Recipient Requirements: Must Download Application

  • Be an Education Major
  • Be entering senior year in upcoming Fall semester

Education Endowment Scholarship
(Open to all Education Majors)
*may be nominated without application

Description
In February 2000, this endowment was established for Education majors (preferably Early Childhood) who maintain a Grade Point Average that exceeds the required minimum, who demonstrate exceptional skill in student teaching, and who receive the endorsement of the College of Education Faculty of the Professional Year.

Recipient Requirements: Must Download Application

  • Be an Education major (preference given to Early Childhood)
  • Maintain a GPA that exceeds the minimum required
  • Demonstrate exceptional skill in student teaching placements
  • Receive endorsement of the Education faculty (of methods or student teaching)

Charles R. and Shirley Miller Erbsmehl Award
(Open to all EC-CH/ECE/CE/CIE Majors)
*may be nominated without application

Description
Both Charles and Shirley Erbsmehl attended State University of New York at Fredonia in the mid 1950’s. Charles served in Korea prior to attending Fredonia, and Shirley had worked as a secretary for a year before attending. Shirley then worked her way through college and earned her degree in 1958 with no financial assistance. Charles decided Fredonia’s music education was not what he wanted, so he found employment elsewhere. Charles and Shirley were married prior to Shirley’s graduation. Shirley then taught elementary school for over 30 years in Lancaster Central Schools, and Charles became a nationally recognized piano technician. They returned to Fredonia in 1990 and continue to be active in the community.
Established in 2004, this award is for a graduating senior who has excelled in elementary education and has shown “that special insight” to work effectively with children on a daily basis. The award is for an Education major who has demonstrated outstanding ability in student teaching and “the gift” as a teacher.

Recipient Requirements: Must Download Application

  • Be enrolled in Early Childhood, Childhood, Childhood Inclusive Education, or Dual
  • Be a graduating senior
  • Have “excelled” in elementary education
  • Have shown “that special insight” to work effectively with children on a daily basis
  • Appear to have “the gift” as a teacher
  • Have a recommendation from supervising teacher in field placement or COE faculty
  • Be a Lancaster, NY Central School graduate [preference given but not limited to]

Tom Everett Memorial Scholarship
(Open to all Education Majors; preference given to those with a Middle School Extension)

Description
The purpose of this scholarship is to support education majors who exemplify what Tom Everett stood for as an educator.

Recipient Requirements: Must Download Application

  • Be an Education Major, preferably with a Middle School Extension
  • Be in or entering junior year in upcoming Fall semester
  • Have a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Demonstrate a spirit of community and collegiality
  • Exhibit qualities of leadership

Zorada L. Green Legacy Scholarship

(Open to all Education majors; preference given to Social Studies Adolescence)

Recipient Requirements: Must Download Application

  • Be an Education Major, preferably Social Studies Adolescence
  • Be enrolled fulltime
  • Have good academic standing
  • Possess a passion for continuing on in a career within the field of education


Kaiser-Burch Education Scholarship
(Open to all Education Majors)
*may be nominated without application

Description
Arthur Kaiser and his sister Katherine (Kay) Kaiser Burch were raised in Dunkirk, NY. They both graduated from State University of New York at Fredonia with education degrees and continued professional career paths in education. Arthur was a full professor at University at Buffalo where he held a number of positions including Chair of the Department of Education and later, Director of Admissions and adviser to master and doctoral candidates. Kay Burch is a retired Jamestown area teacher and principal who worked in several schools throughout Chautauqua County. Until most recently, Kay was actively involved with teacher training at State University of New York at Fredonia.

Recipient Requirements: Must Download Application

  • Be an Education major
  • Be entering sophomore, junior, or senior year full-time in upcoming Fall semester
  • Have a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Intend to pursue a career in education

Annette Hartigan Koch 1952 Elementary Education Scholarship
(Open to all ECE/CE Majors)
Possibility of Renewal
*may be nominated without application

Description

This Scholarship was established in 2012 by Annette Hartigan Koch, a State University of New York at Fredonia Education Graduate of the Class of 1952. This renewable scholarship is intended to assist a full-time undergraduate student majoring in early childhood, childhood, or childhood inclusive education and demonstrating financial need.

Recipient Requirements: Must Download Application

  • Be enrolled in Early Childhood or Childhood Education
  • Be entering sophomore, junior, or senior year full-time in upcoming Fall semester
  • Demonstrate financial need

Philip Kochman Scholarship
(Open to all Education Majors; preference given to international students)
*may be nominated without application

Description
Dr. Philip Kochman retired in 1969 after teaching for 20 years as a professor of Education at State University of New York at Fredonia. In his last years at Fredonia, he was Director of Foreign Students and was dedicated to recruiting and guiding international students. He spent 5 years in Indonesia working to improve their educational system and also served on a United Nations team in Ethiopia to develop teacher-training programs. This tuition remission scholarship was established in 2002 with the belief that education can be a potent and positive force in the global war on poverty and oppression.

Recipient Requirements: Must Download Application

  • Be an Education major
  • Beentering sophomore, junior, or senior year full-time in upcoming Fall semester
  • Be a student from a developing third world country whose intent is to return there to teach [first preference given]
  • Be a foreign student whose intent is to return to his or her country to teach [second preference given]
  • Be an American student with financial need from an economically depressed area and whose intent is to return there to teach [third preference given]

Helen Kelly Lillie Memorial Scholarship
(Open to all Education Majors)
*may be nominated without application

Description
In 1942, Helen Kelly married Mr. Lillie, who had been President of the Fredonia Normal Class of 1939. They had two children and six granddaughters. Mr. Lillie completed his B.S. in Education at Albany State and an M.B.A. at the University of Buffalo. He taught briefly in public schools and at the University of Buffalo, and spent over 40 years as a Certified Public Accountant.

Recipient Requirements: Must Download Application

  • Be an Education major
  • Be in or entering senior year in upcoming Fall semester
  • Have demonstrated outstanding ability and potential as a future teacher

Richard & Arlene LoGuidice Award
(Open to CE/CIE Majors)
*may be nominated without application

Description
Richard and Arlene LoGuidice are both graduates from State University of New York at Fredonia, Class of 1965. Both were career teachers in the Rochester area: Arlene in elementary, primarily in the Gates-Chili School District, and Richard in elementary and middle school in the Greece Central School District . The LoGuidices established this award in 1999 because they have a strong loyalty to State University of New York at Fredonia and believe that their four years here had a significant impact on their lives and careers. Their continued support was further inspired by a wonderful thank-you note they received from a recipient of their award. Richard and Arlene LoGuidice prefer that serious consideration for the scholarship should be given to the student who works really hard, but does not always get the recognition that others might.

Recipient Requirements: Must Download Application

  • Be enrolled in Childhood or Childhood Inclusive Education
  • Be in or entering senior year full-time in upcoming Fall semester
  • Have completed early field experience
  • Show promise and true dedication to children and teaching

 


Marilyn Chrzanowski Lojek Elementary School Teacher Scholarship Endowment

(Open to all EC-CH/ECE/CE/CIE Majors)

Recipient Requirements: Must Download Application

  • Be entering sophomore or junior year in upcoming Fall semester
  • Be from Niagara County [preference given]
  • Be in good academic standing

Lucille Ellis Mack Scholarship
(Open to all EC-CH/ECE/CE/CIE Majors)
*may be nominated without application

Description
The Lucille Ellis Mack Scholarship is established in honor of Lucille Ellis Mack by her sister, Phyllis Ellis Willson. This tuition remission scholarship is to assist an education student who has a potential and passion for becoming a teacher. Special consideration will be given to an individual with an interest in teaching reading.

Recipient Requirements: Must Download Application

  • Be enrolled in Early Childhood, Childhood, Childhood Inclusive Education, or Dual
  • Be entering sophomore, junior or senior year full-time in upcoming Fall semester
  • Demonstrate potential and passion for becoming a teacher
  • Be especially interested in teaching reading
  • Demonstrate financial need

Floyd and Mabel Melvin Scholarship
(Open to all Education Majors)

Description
The Mabel S. Melvin Estate established this scholarship in honor of Floyd J. Melvin, Class of 1909 and Mabel Smith Melvin, Class of 1910. The recipient must be, “A worthy Chautauqua County student who is training in the regular teachers course.”

Recipient Requirements: Must Download Application

  • Be an Education major
  • Be a Chautauqua County student
  • Be worthy of an award

Carol Scrace Pierce Award
(Open to all EC-CH/ECE/CE/CIE Majors)
*may be nominated without application

Description
Carol Scrace Pierce was a graduate of Fredonia State in 1956 with a dual major in speech and elementary education. Her mother, Norma Tanner Scrace, was a graduate of the Fredonia State Normal School in 1927. She established this award in 1982 to be given to a student majoring in elementary education, and possessing an aptitude or desire to work with exceptional children, either special needs or gifted. Recipient should be highly principled, worthy and in need of financial aid.

Recipient Requirements: Must Download Application

  • Be enrolled in Early Childhood, Childhood, Childhood Inclusive Education, or Dual
  • Possess an aptitude or desire to work with special needs or gifted children
  • Have a desire to work with exceptional children (special needs or gifted)
  • Be highly principled and worthy
  • Demonstrate financial need

Louis E. Raths Scholarship
(Open to all Education Majors)

Description
Dr. Louis E. Raths was a resident of Dunkirk and served as an adjunct professor in the State University of New York at Fredonia Education Department. He was instrumental in the establishment of the original Early Childhood Education program. This scholarship was established in 1978 to be given to a deserving prospective teacher who is recommended by the College of Education Faculty.

Recipient Requirements: Must Download Application

  • Be an Education major [preference given to Early Childhood majors]
  • Be a “deserving student”
  • Have a recommendation from supervising teacher in field placement or COE faculty

Byron F. and Carrie L. Record Endowment
(Open to all Education Majors)
*may be nominated without application

Description
To be awarded annually to the 2 senior students in Elementary Education who are most deserving

Recipient Requirements: Must Download Application

  • Be an Education Major -- a senior in coming Fall
  • Be “most deserving”

Reinbold ’53 Elementary Education Scholarship
(Open to all EC-CH/ECE/CE/CIE Majors)
Possibility of Renewal

Description
The student(s) who receive the Reinbold ’53 Elementary Education Scholarship award must be enrolled in the State University of New York at Fredonia College of Education.

Recipient Requirements: Must Download Application

  • Be enrolled in Early Childhood, Childhood, Childhood Inclusive Education, or Dual
  • Be entering sophomore, junior, or senior year full-time in upcoming Fall semester
  • Demonstrate financial need

Margaret Sawkins-Hastie Award
(Open to all CE/CIE Majors)
*may be nominated without application

Description
Dr. Sawkins-Hastie’s long association with the Fredonia College began in the late 1930s when high school music organizations participated in the annual Music Festival sponsored by the Music Department of the Fredonia Normal School. After graduating from Westfield Academy in 1940, Dr. Sawkins-Hastie earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Fredonia. After 13 years as a classroom teacher then reading supervisor at what later became Lake Shore Central School in Angola, NY, Dr. Sawkins-Hastie joined the faculty of the Campus School at the Fredonia College, where she taught primary classes for 11 years. Dr. Sawkins-Hastie then earned her Doctor of Education from SUNY Buffalo in 1970 and became an associate professor in Fredonia’s Education Dept. where she taught language arts, reading methods, and children’s literature until her retirement in1978.

Recipient Requirements: Must Download Application

  • Be enrolled in Childhood or Childhood Inclusive
  • Be a graduating senior
  • Be a graduate from a Chautauqua County High School [preference given]
  • Have a current cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Be from a middle or low-income family or be self-supporting
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Show promise of being a successful elementary school teacher
  • Have a recommendation from supervising teacher in field placement or COE faculty

 


Colonel C. Ross Willson '39, Phyllis Willson '39 Scholarship
(Open to all Education Majors)

Description
This scholarship is for education majors who are in academic good standing, have great passion and committment as an education major, demonstrate financial need, and will be continuing in their program fulltime in the coming Fall semester.

Recipient Requirements: Must Download Application

  • Be an Education Major
  • Be entering sophomore, junior or senior year fulltime in upcoming Fall semester
  • Demonstrate great passion and committment as an education major
  • Demonstrate financial need

Ruth Meda Curtis Wheeler Endowment

(Open to all Education Majors)

Recipient Requirments: Must Download Application

  • Be an Education Major
  • Be a native to Chautauqua County
  • Be enrolled fulltime
  • Demonstrate financial need

Marjorie E. Woods Scholarship
(Open to all CE/CIE Majors)

Description
James and Jenifer Woods established this endowment in 1996 to honor their mother who received her teaching certificate and Bachelor of Science degree from State University of New York at Fredonia. Mrs. Woods’ passion for elementary school teaching emerged from her appreciation for the importance of early learning in writing and reading. Marjorie Woods grew up in Sinclairville in Chautauqua County. Preference will be given to a student from Sinclairville, New York.

Recipient Requirements: Must Download Application

  • Be enrolled in Childhood or Childhood Inclusive
  • Be from Sinclairville, NY [preference given]
  • Demonstrate an appreciation for the importance of teaching reading and writing

Sanford and Lillian Zeman Award

(Open to all Education Majors)
*may be nominated without application

Description
This scholarship is for education majors who are in academic good standing, show promise as an educator, demonstrate financial need, and will be continuing in their program fulltime in the coming Fall semester.

Recipient Requirements: Must Download Application

  • Be an Education Major
  • Be entering sophomore, junior or senior year fulltime in upcoming Fall semester
  • Demonstrate financial need

College of Education

705 Maytum Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3311
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