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Education Scholarships & Awards: Spring 2021

Application-based Awards: Students Complete Application Here

Faculty, Student Teaching Supervisors, and Cooperating Teachers can  nominate students directly from this page by clicking on the link found at the top of the list of Faculty-nominated Awards.  Please see the list below.

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. Ella Cline Shear School of Education students will receive notice by E-mail inviting them to apply. 

Recipients are chosen by faculty of the Ella Cline Shear School of Education. If you have questions, contact Brian Morgan, morganb@geneseo.edu.

The scholarship application process has been consolidated into one central location.  Please find a list of the scholarships for which you can apply below. Click on APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS to apply.

Application-based awards

All Childhood Education Majors

James G. and Irene H. Allen Memorial Scholarship ($250)
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 ($2,000 each to 2 recipients) 
Awarded to two Childhood Education majors who will be entering his/her senior year in the fall 2019 semester.  This scholarship is in the amount of $2,000, 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 ($650)
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 ($2000) SOE Students ARE NOT eligible this year.
Scholarship awarded to an outstanding student planning to major in Childhood Education (2020-2021) or Music (2018-2019) and pursue a teaching career. Endowed by Dr. Wilbur Wright, Emeritus.

Patricia Lyon Memorial Scholarship ($2000)
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.  Endowed by Robert and Marilyn Lyon.

William Edward and Mary Cockram Morse Scholarship ($2500)
The purpose of this fund is to provide financial support through the Office of Admissions to a senior student in the School of Education who is entering into student teaching, and demonstrates significant academic merit.  Demonstrated leadership, service to community, and financial need will be taken into consideration. 

Childhood with Special Education Majors

Susan J. Hughes Memorial Scholarship ($3000) 
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.  Special preference is given to a student who intends to complete his/her/their 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, Early Childhood and 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.

Faculty-nominated Awards for Seniors

Please nominate students here.

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.  

Rosalind R. Fisher Award
This award is granted each year to a senior for outstanding achievement in Student Teaching in English.  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, 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, 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.

Zelda Chevalier Excellence in Early Childhood Education
Awarded to an outstanding senior majoring in Early Childhood and Childhood Education.  The recipient will receive a membership in the National Association for the Education of Young Children as well as the New York State Association for the Education of Young Children. The award will be presented at the School of Education Convocation.

Award for Graduate Students

Encourage students whom you would have nominated to apply for the Sandra Wheat Burroughs Memorial Scholarship. Awards with money attached can only be applied for by students through the scholarship system.

Sandra Wheat Burroughs Memorial Scholarship ($1000)*
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.