Scholarships are endowments established by Alumni and administered by the Geneseo Foundation. Recipients are chosen by faculty of the Ella Cline Shear School of Education. Checks are applied to student tuition. To receive the scholarship for both semesters, applicants must be in full time attendance for the academic year.
CHILDHOOD EDUCATION MAJORS
James G. and Irene H. Allen Memorial Scholarship ($500) Awarded to a Childhood Education major who demonstrates financial need. This is supported by June Allen ’62 in memory of her parents. Check will be applied to tuition.
Martha Cox Hart Memorial Scholarship ($2,510 each to 2 recipients) Awarded to two Childhood Education majors who will be entering his/her senior year in the fall 2014 semester. This scholarship is in the amount of $2,510, payable in the fall and spring semesters. Recipients to be designated “Martha Cox Hart Scholar”. Check will be applied to tuition.
Mary Nash Orbaker Endowed Scholarship ($820) Scholarship to an outstanding woman elementary education major based on academic excellence (minimum G.P.A. 3.0), financial needs and demonstration of leadership qualities in her profession. This scholarship will be announced junior year and paid during senior year.
Wilbur Wright Family Endowed Scholarship Scholarship awarded on an altering basis to an outstanding studentplanning to major in Childhood Education (2015-2016) or Music (2016-2017) and pursue a teaching career. Endowed by Dr. Wilbur Wright, Emeritus
Patricia Lyon Memorial Scholarship ($2060) A Scholarship to an incoming senior with a solid academic record (minimum G.P.A. 3.0) majoring in elementary education and demonstrating leadership and integrity.
CHILDHOOD WITH SPECIAL EDUCATION MAJORS
Susan J. Hughes Memorial Scholarship ($3660) This award is given to a Senior Childhood with Special Education major who has a strong academic record and demonstrates the following qualities: enthusiasm for teaching and learning, advocacy for students with special needs and their families, leadership, wit, compassion, and integrity. This is given to a student who intends to complete his/her Master’s degree at Geneseo. This is supported by family and friends of Susan J. Hughes. Certificate to be presented at the SOE Convocation. Check will be applied to tuition.
Connie Campo Drew ’58 Scholarship ($2,500) Awarded to an outstanding Childhood with Special Education student who demonstrates financial need. This scholarship is supported by Connie Campo Drew ‘58. Check will be applied to tuition.
CHILDHOOD, & CHILDHOOD WITH SPECIAL EDUCATION MAJORS
June Blair Metro '48 Award for Excellence in Elementary Education ($1,000) This award is for an outstanding and deserving Sophomore or Junior Childhood Education major, Early Childhood/Childhood Education major, or Childhood with Special Education major who has demonstrated academic excellence, leadership ability, and contributions to the department. It is supported by June Blair Metro '48. Check will be applied to tuition.
Xerox Scholarship for Multicultural Education - $ - Number of students awarded varies. This scholarship is for students who demonstrate financial need, plan to teach urban students, and is awarded with preference given to students with under-represented backgrounds. It is funded through the Xerox Foundation and is renewed by the Xerox Corporation annually. Checks will be applied to fall and spring tuition. Students receive their Xerox Scholarship until they graduate, as long as they progress in their Education major or Adolescence Certification. An outstanding GPA is NOT considered a criteria for this scholarship.
AWARDS FOR SENIORS
Outstanding Seniors in Education Each academic year School of Education faculty and student teaching supervisors nominate those seniors whom they consider to be outstanding in terms of academic achievement and performance in Student Teaching, and also have a commitment to the teaching profession. There will be two recipients for each program. Recipients receive a certificate and are honored at the School of Education Convocation. Recipient names will be recognized on the Commencement program.
Rosalind R. Fisher Award This award is granted each year to a senior for outstanding achievement in Student Teaching in English. The award is listed in the Commencement Program and a certificate is presented at the School of Education Convocation.
Outstanding Student Teaching in Adolescence Science Award
This award is granted each year to a senior for outstanding achievement in Student Teaching in Science. The recipient receives a cash award of $200, the award is listed in the Commencement Program, and a certificate is presented at the School of Education Convocation.
Stephen F. West and Edward C. Wallace Award for Outstanding Student Teaching in Adolescence Mathematics
This award is granted each year to a senior for outstanding achievement in Student Teaching in Mathematics. The recipient receives a cash award of $200, the award is listed in the Commencement Program, and a certificate is presented at the School of Education Convocation.
Gladys Rhodes Excellence in Special Education Awarded to a senior majoring in Childhood with Special Education, active in CEC, with a GPA of 3.5 or higher. The award will be presented at the School of Education Convocation.
AWARD FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
Sandra Wheat Burroughs Memorial Scholarship ($830)* This award is granted to an outstanding graduate student who demonstrates leadership in courses. This award is supported by classmates, friends and family of Sandra Wheat Burroughs. Award applied to tuition.