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    Mansfield University
   
 
  Sep 26, 2017
 
 
    
Mansfield University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Scholarships and Awards


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Scholarships

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Entering students: All entering students who are regularly admitted to the university are automatically placed into the scholarship review process. A special scholarship application is not required. Students are reviewed on a rolling basis based on acceptance to Mansfield University.

Continuing Scholar/Returning Student/Department Scholar/Sophomore Scholarship: The Scholarship application deadline is April 15th, and a scholarship application is available through the Office of Financial Planning, 134 Alumni Hall. A portfolio of different scholarships is available through the Mansfield Foundation for returning students. Students must complete the Returning Student Scholarship Application and provide supporting essays as well. Awards are determined by the University Scholarship Committee.

The following scholarship opportunities are available for both entering and returning students. Unless otherwise noted, all scholarships are awarded through the Scholarship Committee. Some of the awards may not be given on an annual basis, and these are noted in the description of each scholarship.

Academic Performance
Over forty $1,000 Returning Student General academic scholarships will be available for currently enrolled students who are planning to reside on campus during the 2011-2012 academic year. A portion of the awards will be directed towards those students who have indicated they wish to reside in the new residence halls being constructed. Students must have completed at least 24 credits with a GPA of 3.2 for scholarship consideration.

AFSCME Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to a full-time student who has completed 12 credit hours and has achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Financial need is also a consideration. Preference is given to a local 2363 bargaining unit employee, dependent or spouse. The award is $1000 per academic year, non-renewable. The recipient is selected by the Scholarship Committee. This scholarship will not be offered for 2011-2012.

APSCUF Book Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to a first year student who demonstrates academic achievement. It is a $500 award given as a credit at the University Bookstore, non-renewable. The recipient is selected by the Scholarship Committee.

APSCUF First Year Student Scholarship

One scholarship is presented to a union member or child of a union member, based on academics and strong union affiliation. The other scholarships are open to all entering first year students and are based on academic achievement. Both scholarships are $1000, non-renewable, and the recipients are selected by the Scholarship Committee.

Joseph C. and Lois E. Weir Ashkar Scholarship

This $1500 scholarship is presented to a student pursuing a degree in secondary teacher education who has completed registration for student teaching for either the fall or spring of the following year. The recipient must be an undergraduate with senior standing at the time of the award, have a minimum 3.2 grade point average in the major, exhibit leadership qualities, participate in campus or community organizations, and write a position paper on the importance of character in the committed teacher. The Education and Special Education Department will select the recipient and forward the choice to the Scholarship Committee.

Donald L. & LaRene T. Ayres Scholarship

A $500 scholarship presented to an incoming first year student majoring in Education that maintained a minimum 2.75 GPA in high school. Renewable as long as the student maintains the GPA and remains an education major.

Linda A. Ballard Hulslander Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to an entering first year student pursuing a degree in nutrition and dietetics. Recipients must be in the top two fifths of their high school graduating class and have SAT scores of 1000 or more. This scholarship may be renewable if the recipient maintains a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and remains in the degree program. The recipient is selected by the Scholarship Committee.

Bank of Blossburg Trust

This scholarship is presented to first year students who attended North Penn High School. in Blossburg. The scholarship recipients are recommended by teachers at North Penn High School and forwarded to the Scholarship Committee for final approval. The scholarships may be renewed for each of the student’s four college years. The amount of this award is $1000.

Shirley Sandrock Barnhardt and Robert A. Barnhardt Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to an entering first year student majoring in secondary education, with first preference given to math and English. The recipient must be in the top fifth of his or her high school graduating class, obtain a minimum SAT score of 1200, and participate in scholastic and community organizations along with leadership potential. The scholarship is $1,500 and may be renewed if a 3.0 GPA is maintained. The Education Department Scholarship Committee selects the recipient.

Rhoda Bartell Music Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to an entering first year student with a double reed major. The student must be full-time and maintain a 2.5 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale. This is a $1000 award, non-renewable. The recipient is selected by the Music Department Scholarship Committee upon the recommendation of the double-reed professor.

John and Audrey Baynes String Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to an outstanding string student chosen by the string faculty. This award is $500 and is renewable.

Mary Blair Scholarship

This scholarship is a four-year award for an incoming, first year student. The scholarship is awarded once every four years, and two scholarships are awarded each time. General scholarship guidelines are used to select recipients. The amount of this award is $1,150. The recipient is selected by the Scholarship Committee. This scholarship will not be offered for 2011-2012.

Board of Governors Scholarship

The Board of Governors Scholarships were created by the State System of Higher Education. A number of awards for Pennsylvania residents granting waivers of tuition are awarded after all other forms of aid have been received for the academic year. These scholarships may be renewed for eight semesters if the student maintains the required grade point average. The Board of Governors Scholarship guidelines are used to select recipients.

Board of Governors Priority Program

A number of full and partial tuition waivers for Pennsylvania residents with at least an SAT score of 1000 and a class rank in the top 30% are available. Priority is given to students in the science/technology and math disciplines. The waiver is renewable by maintaining a 2.5 grade point average.

Josephine Brace Wolfe Scholarship

This is a renewable $450 scholarship for entering students from the Troy Area High School. Students must be in the top 20% of their graduating class.

Bob Bridgman Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to an entering first year student who is in the 25 percent of his/her senior high school class and has an SAT score of 1000. The recipient must demonstrate the highest traits of leadership, citizenship and character, and show evidence of providing service to others and/or animals and a willingness and desire to continue doing so in the future. The $1,100 award is selected by the Scholarship Committee and may be renewed if the recipient maintains a 3.0 GPA and remains a full-time student.

The Ed Brown Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to a junior with the highest grade point average during his or her first two years of music theory. Preference is given to a pianist. The award is $250.

Beatrice and Carleton Chaffee ‘35 Music Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to an incoming first year student interested in orchestra with a preference for string musicians.

Denise F. Carter-Onyirimba Memorial Fund

This book scholarship is presented to an incoming, fall, first year student who graduated from the Philadelphia School District and is a participant in the MU Act 101 Program. The award will fund three (3) book scholarships (2) fall and (1) spring, not to exceed two-hundred and fifty dollars ($250.00) each. The Denise Faith Carter-Onyirimba Memorial Fund Committee selects the recipients. This award is non-renewable.

The Citizens and Northern Bank Scholarship

A $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to an entering student from the Citizens and Northern Service region. The recipient must be a regular admitted student to the University. Preference will be given to a student in a business-related major.

Class of 1935’s Round Robin Scholarship

A $1,300 scholarship is presented to an entering first year student who is in the top twenty-five percent of his or her senior high class, obtains a minimum SAT score of 1000 and has demonstrated the highest traits of leadership, citizenship and character. This award is renewable if the recipient maintains a 2.5 grade point average.

The Class of 1953 Scholarship

This scholarship was established by donations from the class of 1953. General scholarship guidelines will apply to this renewable award in an amount to be determined. This scholarship will not be offered for 2011-2012.

The Class of 1954 Scholarship

This scholarship was established by donations from the Class of 1954. This scholarship will be awarded annually to a student majoring in an education program. The student may be a sophomore, junior, or senior. First year students are not eligible for selection.

The Class of 1955 Scholarship

This scholarship was established by donations from the Class of 1955. General scholarship guidelines will apply to this award in an amount to be determined. This scholarship will not be offered for 2011-2012.

The Class of 1956 Scholarship

This $500 scholarship was  established by donations from the Class of ‘56. General Scholarship Guidelines will apply to this renewable award.

The Class of 1957 Scholarship

This $500 scholarship was established by donations from the Class of ‘57. General Scholarship Guidelines will apply to this renewable award.

The Class of 1958 Scholarship

This $600 scholarship was established by donations from the Class of 1958. It is to be used to off-set the cost of tuition or room and board and is awarded to a student who demonstrated financial need, maintains a 2.75 GPA and is an upperclassman. The award is renewable. Further consideration is given to non-traditional students.

The Class of 1959 Scholarship

H.W. Colegrove Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to female first year students who exhibit strong academic background and are residents of Tioga County, PA. The amount of the award is $1000 and renewable for each of the student’s four years provided a 2.0 grade point average is maintained. The recipient is selected by the Scholarship Committee.

College Community Services, Inc. Book Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to full-time, upper class students who maintain 2.8 cumulative grade point averages, are involved in extra-curricular activities, and have financial need. A varying number of $250 scholarships are provided in the form of credit for books at the bookstore, and selection is made by the Scholarship Committee. This scholarship will not be offered for 2011-2012.

Stanley D. Conklin Scholarships for Nurses

This is a renewable scholarship for up to four years enrollment. The awards are $2000 each and are made possible through the generosity of Dr. Conklin who was a highly respected Guthrie Healthcare physician. A varying number of awards will be available for first year nursing students each year. Candidates must have scored at least 1000 on their SAT tests and be in the top two fifths of their graduating classes. A grade point average of 2.7 is required for renewal and recipients are determined by the Scholarship Committee.

Albert J. Crispell Elementary Education Award

This scholarship is presented to a student with senior status who is majoring in elementary education. Preference is first given to residents of Bucks, Luzerne or Wyoming counties. The recipient should display the qualities of a successful educator as determined by the faculty. The scholarship is to offset expenses for books and educational supplies. This is a $500 award paid directly to the Campus Bookstore to help offset book and supply expenses. this award is non-renewable.

Lona Rose D’Angelo Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship is awarded in memory of a special young lady. It is awarded under normal scholarship guidelines to a resident of either Bucks or Luzerne County, PA.

Darrin-Dye Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to an entering first year student majoring in music. Recipients are selected based on talent and have an SAT score of 900 or more. This award is $500 per academic year, non-renewable. The selection is made by the Music Department Scholarship Committee.

Hartley B. Dean Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to entering first year students who have achieved academic excellence and exhibited financial need. Class rank, SAT scores, and involvement in extracurricular activities are taken into consideration. This scholarship is renewable if a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average is achieved. The amount of the award is $1000. General scholarship guidelines are used to implement the awards. The number of awards may vary from year to year and selection is made by the Scholarship Committee.

David J. Dick Memorial Award

This scholarship is presented to an outstanding junior or senior of conducting or vocal performance. The amount of the award is $1000, non-renewable. Selection is made by the Music Department Scholarship Committee.

Howard R. and Margaret Doud Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to a first year student music major. To be considered for any additional awards. The recipient must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Selection is made by the Music Department Scholarship Committee. Scholarship is be given once every four years.

Frederick Douglass Institute Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to outstanding students who demonstrate potential for leadership, have good academic standing, and exhibit commitment to cultural diversity.

Dunham Family Scholarship

A $500 Scholarship is awarded to a Wellsboro High School graduate who maintains a 3.0 GPA. The recipient must reside on campus, and the award is renewable as long as the student meets the residencey and GPA requirement.

The Van W. Emmons Sr. “People First” Award

This scholarship is presented to a sophomore social work major with preference given to a Pennsylvania resident. Students applying for this award must submit concise letters describing time and energy given to non-profit organizations, churches and/or other community services that provide positive social support. The award is renewable if the recipient continues as a social work major and maintains a 2.5 GPA. The amount of this award is $500 per academic year.

Grace S. Evans Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to an entering first year student who demonstrates academic achievement. The amount of this award is $500 per academic year, non-renewable. Selection is made by the Scholarship Committee. This scholarship will not be offered for 2011-2012.

Ralph H. Evans Endowment

A $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a graduate from a high school in Tioga or Bradford Counties in Pennsylvania. The recipient must be a business, management, marketing or accounting major and must have completed at least 30 credit hours while maintaining a 3.25 GPA. The scholarship is renewable if the GPA is maintained.

Nancy Evans-Sabo Award

Nancy Evans Sabo was a talented young teacher and, like many members of her family, a graduate and friend of Mansfield University. In her memory, her family gives an award to the graduating secondary education student with the highest grade point average as recorded the semester prior to student teaching.

Maryon Farrer Powell Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to a student who is majoring in dietetics. The recipient of this scholarship can be either an entering or currently enrolled student who demonstrates strong academic ability and has financial need. This is an $1,250 non-renewable award. General scholarship guidelines are used to select the recipient, with the decision being made by the Scholarship Committee.

Fielding-Eliot Scholarship in English/Modern Languages

This scholarship is presented to an entering first year student majoring in either English or a modern language. The recipient must be in the top two fifths of his or her high school graduating class. The scholarship is renewable for additional six semesters if recipient maintains a 3.0 GPA.

Eileen Finn Kuritz Dietetics & Nutrition Award

Two $1000 scholarships are awarded in honor of Eileen Kuritz. Students must be entering dietetics or nutrition majors with an SAT score of at least 1050 and be in the top 2/5 of their graduating class.

First Citizens National Bank Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to a sophomore, junior, or senior student who resides in the First Citizen’s National Bank market area. Preference will be given to students who are customers of First Citizens or have direct family members who are customers. Requirements for this scholarship are a cumulative 3.0 GPA and a minimum of 20 hours of community service each semester.

Ada Mae Frailey-Saxton Music Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to an entering first year student majoring in music. The recipient must be in the top 20 percent of his or her senior high school class, obtain a minimum SAT score of 1100, obtain a minimum score of 80 on the Theory Placement Test and perform an outstanding audition for department admission. This $1000 scholarship is renewable for an additional three years if the recipient continues as a full-time music major at Mansfield University, maintains a 3.0 grade point average, and is recommended by the primary teacher and ensemble director.

The Bertram Francis Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to an entering first year student majoring in instrumental music. The student must have achieved a 3.0 GPA in high school. Preference will be given to Pennsylvania resident with financial need.

The Frazier Science Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to an incoming first year student interested in teaching science education. The scholarship is renewable if the recipient maintains a 3.5 GPA.

Friends of George Dolph Book Award

This award is presented to a student who demonstrates academic excellence focusing on language and literature studies. The recipient must major in English or English Education.

Gladys Frick Weaver Nursing Excellence Award

This scholarship is presented to a currently enrolled nursing student who has successfully completed 6 semesters of course work at Mansfield University. The recipient must demonstrate basic nursing knowledge by achieving a minimum of a B grade in his/her nursing courses. The recipient must also demonstrate an interest and competence in bedside nursing, an attitude of caring and compassion and an acceptance of all patients. The recipient should encourage excellence in bedside nursing in the other members of the health care team by example and by direction. The amount of this award is $1500 annually. Applications are forwarded to the nursing faculty for final selection.

Robert Garofalo Music Endowment

This scholarship will be awarded to a full time music major who was in the top 25% of his or her high school class and obtained a minimum SAT of 1050. The applicant must demonstrate the highest traits of leadership, citizenship, and character. Preference is given to graduates of Lackawanna County, PA.

Arlyne M. Garrity Communications and Theatre Faculty Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to an upper class student who is majoring in communications or theatre and has earned a minimum of 32 credits. There are two $500 non-renewable scholarships and a committee from the Communications and Theatre Department will make recommendations to the Scholarship Committee.

Geography and Earth and Space Science Scholarship

This scholarship will provide two $500 awards to students majoring in geography or earth and space science. Selection will be made by department faculty based on academic credentials.

Oliver and Louise George Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to a student based on need and academic standing with preference given to chemistry and science majors. A first year student recipient must have an SAT score of 1,000 or more. Upper class students must attain a 2.5 GPA and a 2.5 in sciences. Non-renewable. Students may reapply every year. The non-renewable award is $750 per year and shall be paid directly to the student. The recipient is selected by the Scholarship Committee.

James York Glimm Scholarship in English

This scholarship is presented to an entering first year student enrolled in an English B.A. or B.S.Ed. program and shows potential for developing as a writer and student of literature. The recipient must be in the top two fifths of his or her high school graduating class. Candidates must submit analytic essays of a short poem or short piece of fiction from several choices supplied by the English and Modern Languages Department Scholarship Committee. The amount of the scholarship is $450 and may be renewed if the recipient maintains a 3.0 GPA.

Good Samaritan Scholarship

This full tuition scholarship was created by an anonymous donor for an entering first year student who attended elementary school in Mansfield, PA. The student must be orphaned or have only one living parent for consideration of this award.

Ronald G. & Beverly B. Goodwin Leadership Scholarship

This Scholarship is designed to provide financial support to a deserving student who has completed his or her first year and received a non-renewable scholarship. The student should be a resident of PA or the Southern Tier of New York. The applicant must be involved in leadership activities at Mansfield University, and the scholarship is renewable provided the recipient maintains a 2.65 GPA. The award recipient is determined by University Scholarship Committee. Award will be $450 for the current academic year.

GSE Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to an upper class student. The recipient must be enrolled in studies in the combined MU/PA College of Osteopathic Medicine Program. The amount of this award is $1000. The chairperson of the Biology Department will make a recommendation for this award to the Scholarship Committee.

Halloran Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to entering first year students who have achieved academic excellence. Preference is given to those who reside in Potter County. The amount of this award is $1000, non-renewable. The number of awards may vary from year to year, and recipients are selected by the Scholarship Committee.

Norejane J. Hendrickson Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to an entering student from a Potter County High School who was in the top 25% of his or her senior class with an SAT of at least 1050. This is a $500 award. The recipient is selected by the Scholarship Committee. This scholarship will not be offered for 2011-2012.

Susan Higley Math Scholarship

This renewable scholarship is presented to a female math education major and has financial need. Preference is given to a student who is from north central Pennsylvania.

Holiday Greeting Card Scholarship

This scholarship is funded by current faculty and staff of Mansfield University. Donations are collected in the holiday month of December.

Honors Program Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to upper class students. The recipients must be continuing students in the Honors Program with high academic standing. The amount of each award is $500. This scholarship will not be offered for 2011-2012.

Virginia S. Hough Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to an entering first year student majoring in elementary education with a first preference to a Troy student and a second preference to a Bradford County student followed by PA students. The student must be in the top two fifths of their his or her high school graduating class and obtain a minimum SAT score of 1000. The selected student must maintain a 2.8 grade point average to maintain the remaining 3 year scholarship.

Eugene Jones Music Vocalist Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to entering first year students majoring in music whose primary instrument is voice. Recipients must be in the top 20 percent of their high school class, have at least 1100 SAT scores, achieve minimum scores of 80 on the Theory Placement Test and perform outstanding auditions for department admission.

Rod C. Kelchner President’s Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to a recipient who is an entering first year student , graduated in the top two fifths of his or her high school class, and obtained a minimum SAT score of 1000. This scholarship is renewable if the recipient maintains a 2.5 grade point average. The amount of this award is $1000. A varying number of awards will be available each year. Recipients are selected by the Scholarship Committee. This scholarship will not be offered for 2011-2012.

Keller Leadership Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to psychology majors in their second through fourth years of study, who in the judgment of their faculty, provide leadership for learning and service to the department, university campus, or community. Recipients must maintain GPAs of 3.25 or better during the semester in which they receive support from this scholarship.

Richard Kemper & Kurt Hider Double Reed Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to an entering first year student music major with concentration for oboe or bassoon. The recipient is selected by the Music Department Scholarship.

Jannis Kennedy/Annie Cooper International Scholarship

This scholarship was created to assist international students in financial need. The student must have a 2.5 GPA the first semester and at least a 2.7 every semester thereafter.

Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship

The Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship is supported through the Mansfield University Foundation. The award is $1000 for the academic year, non-renewable. General scholarship guidelines are used to select an entering student as the recipient with the Scholarship Committee making the selection.

R.L. Knowles Fisheries Scholarship

A $400 renewable scholarship for first year Fisheries majors. Preference given to a Pennsylvania resident. If non eligible, then open to other geographic regions. Scholarship is renewable with maintaining a 3.0 GPA and selection is made by the University Scholarship Committee.

Jean E. Koch Memorial Scholarship

The Jean E. Koch Memorial Scholarship is supported by income from a bequest by Jean Koch invested in the Alumni Memorial Scholarship fund. This scholarship is presented to an entering first year student who demonstrates academic achievement. The amount of this award is $1000 per academic year. General scholarship guidelines are used to select the recipient, with the decision being made by the Scholarship Committee. This scholarship will not be offered for 2011-2012.

Carrie Krise Carl Scholarship

A scholarship established by Eleanor Kehrer in memory of Carrie Krise Carl. Preference will be given to a graduate from a Lycoming County high school planning on majoring in elementary education. The student must be in top 25% of the graduating class. The award is $500 and is renewable.

Michael R. and Peggy L. Lane Music Scholarship

This merit-based scholarship will be selected by the music department and general scholarship guidelines will be used to select the recipients.

Dr. A. Vernon Lapps Broadcasting Scholarship

This scholarship recipient must be a full time student majoring in broadcasting with at least 45 credits, minimum GPA 2.5, 145 combined hours at WNTE radio and/or the MU TV Studio, a 4-minute minimum portfolio of any broadcast/digital materials created by the applicant, a proven interest in broadcasting as a career. Financial need is a consideration but not a requirement. This application process must be completed by March 1.

Reva Dickinson Learn and Dana Lee Learn Endowed Scholarship

Known as the “Learn Presidential Scholars,” this scholarship is presented to recipients who are entering their first year,  have graduated in the top fifth of their high school senior class, achieved minimum SAT scores of 1200, and participated in scholastic and community organizations and exhibited leadership potential. This scholarship may be renewed if the recipient maintains a minimum 3.0 grade point average and demonstrates participation in leadership activities. A varying number of $2000 renewable scholarships are available. Recipients are selected by the Scholarship Committee. This scholarship will not be offered for 2011-2012.

Linda and Lewis B. Lee Music Education Scholarship

A scholarship is presented to a returning student majoring in Music Education with a special interest in voice and/or piano. The recipient must be interested in a teaching career. Award is $500 annually with the recipient being selected by the Music Department.

The Lewis Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to incoming students majoring in music. One award is given to a recipient concentrating in piano, and the remaining award is given to an non-designated music concentration major.

The Sandra B. Linck Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to a student who has a child attending the Sandra B. Linck Childcare Center and is not receiving any other scholarships from the University. The student must be at least half-time status. This scholarship will not be offered for 2011-2012.

S. Manford Lloyd Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to a first year student who is majoring in math with strong academic credentials. Recipients must be in the top 10% of their high school graduating class. SAT scores are also considered. This scholarship may be renewed if a 3.0 cumulative grade point average is maintained each semester. This award is $1,800 and is renewable. Recipient is selected by the Scholarship Committee. This scholarship will not be offered for 2011-2012.

Loeschke Leadership Scholarship

This $500 scholarship was created by President Dr. Maravene Loeschke. The award is for a returning student who has completed their first year student year with at least a 3.0 GPA. The recipient must be a proven leader on campus and/or the Mansfield community.

Ferris J. Lutes Athletic Scholarship

Recipients must be members of the men’s intercollegiate basketball team and demonstrate the highest traits of leadership, citizenship, behavior and character both on and off the playing field.

Helen Dieffenbach Lutes Athletic Scholarship

Recipients must be members of a women’s intercollegiate athletic team and demonstrate the highest traits of leadership, citizenship, behavior and character both on and off the playing field.

Mansfield Association of Educational Office Professionals (MAEOP) Book Award

This is a $300 book scholarship sponsored by the University’s Educational Office Professionals. Priority is given to a returning non-traditional student from Tioga County. A short essay is required and the scholarship is awarded through the University Scholarship Committee.

Mansfield University Dining Services Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to full-time, upper class students. Recipients must have 2.8 cumulative grade point averages, be involved in campus organization/service activities and have financial need. Two full meal plan scholarships for the academic year are awarded. Recipients are selected by the Scholarship Committee.

Jonathan G. March Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to a freshman student from Tioga County, PA. The student selected for this award is distinguished more by effort and commitment to higher education goals than by past academic achievement. This award is $1000 per academic year with the recipient being chosen by the Scholarship Committee. This scholarship will not be offered for 2011-2012.

Joseph P. Maresco Leadership Scholarship

This $1000 scholarship was created by former Vice President of Student Affairs Joseph Maresco and his wife Maryann. The scholarship is for currently enrolled students with minimum grade point averages of 2.5 who make contributions to activities that serve the University Community.

Richard F. Mason Space Science Award

The recipient will be a graduating senior who will be continuing in graduate school to study the use and exploration of space. If no graduating senior is eligible in any school year, an upcoming senior or junior may be considered for an MU scholarship for one year. A documented record of interest in space exploration must be included.

Louise C. McConnell Choral Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to a full-time, upper class female student with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average who is a member of the Concert Choir and has performed an outstanding audition. The amount of the scholarship is $750 and a committee of music faculty will review applicants and forward the recommendation to the Scholarship Committee.

Daniel J. and Anne Mitchell McInerney Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to a student majoring within the Geography and Geology Department. An entering freshman must have a minimum SAT score of 1030 or be in the top 30% of their high school graduating class. An upperclassman must have an average or above average grade point average.

Edward McInroy Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to a freshman student from Tioga County, PA. The recipient is distinguished more by effort and commitment to higher education goals. The amount of this award is $1,100 and non-renewable. The recipient is selected by the Scholarship Committee.

Mary McInroy Sheffer Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to an education major who has completed registration for student teaching for either the fall or spring of the following year and has a minimum 3.0 GPA. Each applicant must submit three letters of reference that speak to the applicant’s character and commitment to teaching, and a position paper of no more than 1,000 words on the importance of character in the committed teacher. The award is for $325 and the recipient is selected by the Education and Special Education Scholarship Committee.

Melhuish Elementary Education Scholarship

Applicants must be majoring in elementary education, have earned 64-95 credits with an overall GPA of 3.30. An essay must also be submitted describing the student’s service and volunteer work. The award is $1000. The recipient is selected by the Education and Special Education Department.

Fredericka Michelfelder Lawrence 1898 Scholarship

The Frederika Michelfelder Lawrence scholarship is a scholarship for an entering elementary education major. The student must be in the top 25% of their graduating class with an SAT score of 1100. Amount and number of awards may vary from year to year.

Corrine L. Miller Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to an elementary or special education major who has completed at least 64 credits and passed the “gates” requirements for acceptance as a certification candidate. Applicants must demonstrate the attitudes and skills of an innovative, risk-taking teacher and community leader, and based on a specific set of questions. The amount of this award is $1,000. The scholarship may be received for a second year assuming the recipient continues to meet the scholarship criteria. The Education and Special Education Department selects the recipient.

Most Promising Math Student Teacher Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to a B.S.Ed. Mathematics major or Mathematics certification student doing student teaching. Recipient should demonstrate an exceptional ability to engage students to learn mathematics in a conceptually substantive manner. The amount of award is $500.

MU Foundation - Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to entering first year students who demonstrate academic achievement and involvement in extracurricular and community activities. The number of awards varies from year to year. Scholarships are $1000 per academic year and are non-renewable. General scholarship guidelines are used to select the recipients with the decision being made by the Scholarship Committee. This scholarship will not be offered for 2011-2012.

Music Scholarships

This scholarship is presented to upper class students who have achieved minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point averages, completed 32 credit hours and completed a successful audition before the music faculty.

Stanley Henry Nauman Memorial Award in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences

This scholarship is presented to a deserving undergraduate student in the Wildlife and/ or Fisheries program. A committee of biology faculty reviews applications and forwards a recommendation to the Scholarship Committee. This is a $900 non-renewable award.

Northern Appalachian Storytelling Scholarship

This $1,400 scholarship is for an entering student majoring in Broadcasting or Journalism. The student must have an SAT score of 1100 with a minimum verbal score of 650.

Jacob Oberly Earth Science Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to a student majoring in earth and space science education with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. Students applying for this $500 non-renewable scholarship must submit a narrative describing their educational goals, extra-curricular activities, community service, and a statement of why they should be considered for this award.

Isabel Ochsner Choral Scholarship

A scholarship created by Peggy Detwiler and Jurgen Thym. The award is for a full-time entering Music major. In addition, a resume and audition before the Choral Directors at Mansfield University is required.

Horace B. Packer Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to entering first year students . The student must be a resident of Tioga County, the top fifth of his/her high school graduating class, obtain an SAT of 1200 or more, participate in scholastic and community organizations and demonstrate leadership potential. This scholarship may be renewed if the recipient maintains a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and continues to demonstrate participation in leadership activities. The Horace B. Packer Foundation will provide four $2000 scholarships for incoming students which are renewable for up to four years of enrollment. Recipients are selected by the Scholarship Committee.

Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union (PSECU) Scholarship


Recipients of this scholarship are returning students with preference given to Credit Union members. Recipients are selected by the scholarship committee.

Phi Delta Kappa Chapter Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to a student who is currently enrolled in a teacher preparation program. The recipient must be a graduate from an area high school in Bradford, Lycoming, Potter, Sullivan, or Tioga counties. The recipient must have completed 40 credit hours at Mansfield University and earned a minimum of 3.0 cumulative grade point average. This scholarship will not be offered for 2011-2012.

Dean L. & Elizabeth E. Phillips Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to a freshman instrumental music major. If no students meet the criteria, any music major is eligible. Preference will be given to a student from Lycoming County. The scholarship is renewable if the recipient maintains a 3.0 GPA.

Presser Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to a student who demonstrates excellence in academics and music. The recipient must excel in applied music and academic subjects with at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. The scholarship is based on merit. The recipient must be a full-time student for the academic year after receiving the scholarship. This award amount may vary for each academic year. A committee of music faculty reviews the applications and forward their recommendation to the Scholarship Committee. The amount of the scholarship is $2250 and is non-renewable.

Mary A. and Robert H. Rodine Scholarship

The Rodine Scholarship is a $1400 award for a full time student who is of at least a sophomore status from Lackawanna or Luzerne Counties. Scholarship is renewable, and students must have at least 3.0 GPA.

Carl D. Ruck Music Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to a junior music major with preference to an instrumentalist, vocalist, keyboard, performance, or music education. The recipient must maintain a GPA of 3.6, obtain a minimum SAT score of 1150, successfully complete a live audition with standard letters of reference, maintain a minimum of B grades in Music Theory and History courses and major applied instrument or voice, and make a contribution to activities that serve the University Community. Preference will be given to a student from Luzerne County, PA. This scholarship is renewable if the recipient maintains criteria.

Sage English Book Award

This scholarship is presented to a freshman English major with the highest verbal SAT score and class rank. The award provides a credit for books at the University Bookstore. The amount of this award is $250.

The Irv Schankman Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship will be presented to currently enrolled School Library and Information Technologies graduate students based on a submission of a written essay. Essays will show the applicant’s sincerity, motivation, and idealism and demonstrate the applicant’s conviction and enthusiasm for the profession of school librarianship.

A. Hugh Schintzius International Student Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to an international student pursuing their first undergraduate degree and has achieved academic achievement based on several factors. This scholarship is renewable if specific grade point averages are achieved. The amount of the scholarship is $500.

Elinor Schipbanker Art Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to a freshman art major. At least one $800 award is available each academic year, non-renewable. General scholarship guidelines are used to select the recipient, with the Scholarship Committee making the selection.

Scholar Recognition Book Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to full-time, upper class students who are involved in extracurricular activities. The award provides a credit for books at the University Bookstore and is awarded by the Scholarship Committee. This scholarship will not be offered for 2011-2012.

C. Frank & Helen M. Seidel Psychology Endowment

A $500 scholarship meant to assist scholar athletes who are also majoring in Psychology. The student must have successfully completed his or her freshman year and have maintained a 3.0 GPA while playing Men’s or Women’s Basketball, Women’s Softball, or Men’s Baseball. Renewable.

The Arthur and Martha Sharpe Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to a nutrition and dietetics major. Preference is given to a student from Wyoming or Clinton County.

Alexander E. Sidorowicz Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to a freshman music major in memory of Alex Sidorowicz. The student must have an SAT of 1100 with a minimum score of 80 on the theory placement test. This scholarship is renewable with the selection made by the music department.

Waunita Simonson Price Book Award

The recipient of the scholarship must be an undergraduate education major with at least a 3.2 grade point average. The Education and Special Education Department will recommend a qualified applicant to the Scholarship Committee.

Slabey Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to full-time students who are majoring in computer science or information systems. The recipient must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.70 and have completed six credit hours in computer science. The recipient must maintain good academic and social status. Preference will be given to students who are involved in or show an interest in diversity issues and multicultural affairs and demonstrate financial need. The recipient must contribute to the campus community by participating in student organizations, activities or forums.

Howard J. Jr. & Olynda Chaffee Smith Music Fund

This fund provides support for the choral program needs in the form of travel or scholarship. The fund can be used for two purposes: to help offset travel costs of group choral tours or to provide scholarship assistance to students enrolled as a vocal music major.

Albert L. Smith and Dr. Marcella M. Hyde-Smith Scholarship

This is a $450 scholarship for a currently enrolled teacher education major. Scholarship is renewable, and the student must have at least a 3.0 GPA; additionally the student must have completed four semesters for initial consideration.

Kathryn McInroy Smith and Alice Smith Bailey Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to an entering freshman majoring in music and who was in the top 20 percent of his or her senior high school class. Recipients must have a minimum SAT score of 1100, achieve a minimum score of 80 on the Theory Placement Test, and perform an outstanding audition for department admission. Preference is first given to students who graduated from the Wellsboro Area Public School District. This scholarship is renewable if the recipient continues as a full-time music major, maintains a 3.0 grade point average, and is recommended by the primary teacher and ensemble director based on the recipient’s quality of contribution to the ensemble.

Karen Starner-Jacobson Scholarship

Scholarship honoring the memory of Karen Starner-Jacobson is available to a member of Delta Zeta Sorority who has been a sister in good standing for at least one year. The successful applicant must be currently active within the chapter with a GPA of 2.7 or greater and have successfully completed at least 64 credits by the end of the spring 2011 semester. Amount of the award to be determined.

Grace Steadman and Margaret Steadman Scholarship

A $450 scholarship for an entering music major, this scholarship is named in honor of Grace and Margaret Steadman. The recipient must have an SAT score of 1050 and be in the top 25% of graduating class.

Jean Skrynski Kreuscher Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to students who have been accepted for enrollment as music majors or currently enrolled music majors. Recipients are selected on talent without regard for financial need. Recipients must have attained SAT scores of 900 or more. The number of scholarships is determined annually. Several $1000 awards and several $500 non-renewable awards are given for the academic year. A committee of music faculty reviews applicants and forwards recommendations to the Scholarship Committee.

The Sunn English Book Award

This scholarship is presented to a returning student majoring in English or English Education. The award honors academic excellence and provides credit for book purchases at the University Bookstore.

Richard Swartz Award in Double Reed

This scholarship is presented to an upper class double reed major maintaining at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. This is a $150 award.

The Ina G. Tabor Social Work Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is presented to a student who, at the time selected to receive the scholarship, has completed 91 credits and has at least 3.0 GPA in the social work major. Preference is given to a student originally from Tioga, Potter, or Bradford counties. The recipient must be considered to be of high moral and ethical standards and have a commitment to practice rural social work. Selection of the $2,000 award is made by the Social Work Department.

Richard and Doris Talbot Music Scholarship

These Scholarships were set up to honor the Talbots for their dedication to the marching band in particular, the Music program in general. The scholarship is designed to offer tuition assistance to an incoming freshman Instrumental Music major. Recipient must perform in the marching band in the fall and an instrument performance organization in the spring. Applicant must have a high school GPA of 3.00 or greater and have performed in their high school marching band for four consecutive years. Applicant must also submit an essay entitled, “The Importance of Music in my Life.” Music faculty will decide the recipient.

Harold E. Terry Scholarship

This is a $450 scholarship for a junior or senior History, Geography, Political Science or Social Studies major. The student must have at least a 3.0 GPA and award will be determined by the Scholarship Committee.

Elden and Marjorie Tewksbury Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to an undergraduate student majoring in teacher education who has completed at least 30 credit hours with a minimum 3.0 grade point average. Applicants must submit an essay that addresses the knowledge base metaphor for teacher education at Mansfield University: “Teacher as Reflective Decision Maker.” Preference for one of the two scholarships will be given to a resident of the Southern Tier of New York. The award is $1000. The scholarship may be renewable and is awarded by the Education and Special Education Department.

Tioga County Association of Township Officials Scholarship

This $450 scholarship is available for a student from Tioga County, PA who is an active township official or a child or grandchild of a township employee. The student must major in Political Science and award is made by the Scholarship Committee.

Michele Towers Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to an elementary education or special education major who has completed 30-95 credits with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Recipients are also selected on their orientation to service and commitment to teaching. Students must complete an application and essay about the concept of service. The Education and Special Education Department will select the recipient.

Ruth Tozer Bixby Trust Scholarship

Varying number of $1,200 awards are available in honor of Ruth Tozer Bixby. Students must be entering their first year and general scholarship guidelines will be used to select the recipients. This scholarship will not be offered for 2011-2012.

The Tri-County/Claverak Rural Electric Cooperative Scholarship

A $450 scholarship is presented to a student who is a dependent of a Claverack of Tri- County Rural Electric Cooperative member. Students must be in the top 50% of their senior class, score over 1000 on the SAT, and enroll as a full time student. In addition, they must demonstrate the highest traits of leadership, citizenship, and character and should have been involved in Youth Tour.

University Senate Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to an upper class student who has excelled academically. The amount of this award is $1500 per academic year. The selection will be made by the Scholarship Committee.

Ward/ACP Manufacturing Scholarship

These $1,000 scholarships are available to children of Ward/ACP Manufacturing employees who are not officers. Amounts increase each year and initial recipients are selected by the University Scholarship Committee.

Foster and Marlene Borck Wetmore Scholarship

This $500 per year scholarship was created by Foster and Marlene Borck Wetmore. The award is for a University sophomore who has at least a 2.8 GPA and is aware of the importance of a college education. Recipient is selected by the University Scholarship Committee.

Lois Shennen White Education Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a full time student who is majoring in Education. This award will be for incoming first year students only. The incoming student must reside in Scott Township, PA and must be in the top fifth of their high school graduating class.

Robert Carol Wooley Scholarship

This scholarship is available to a graduate of North Penn High School in Blossburg, PA who is non-tranditional student.

The Youth Leader Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to an individual who was previously recognized as a Youth Leader in his or her senior year of high school by the Mansfield Area Chamber of Commerce. The recipient is an incoming freshman from Tioga County who has demonstrated achievement in scholarship, service, and leadership positions.

Dr. Edwin Zdzinski Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to a full-time music student with junior status in the Music Education curriculum and at the time selected to receive the award in the senior year, must have a 3.0 GPA in music and have recommendations from instrumental conducting faculty. The award is $250 made by the Music Department Scholarship Committee.

Awards

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American Chemical Society, Corning Section Student Award

Recognition on a plaque located in Grant Science Center to a graduating senior of high academic achievement.

American Institute of Chemists Student Award

A one-year associate membership in American Institute of Chemists and recognition on a plaque in Grant Science Center to a graduating senior of high academic achievement.

Biology Outstanding Major Award

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists annually recognize the outstanding biology major from Mansfield University at its annual meeting held on the campus of one of the 14 state system universities. The award includes a trip to the annual meeting, the presentation of the personal certification at the meeting banquet, and a certificate for display in Grant Science Center.

Broadcasting Award

One award from the New York Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Rhino Award

One award given for contributions to the Theatre.

Tiadaghton Audubon Society Memorial Environmental Award

A competitive cash grant for one or more promising biology students to conduct independent research in disciplines related to the environment or organisms living in natural ecosystems. The award is made in memory of noted environmentalist Forrest Watkins, and former Mansfield Biology professor, Dr. Charles Weed.

Sam Dee Thomas Outstanding Painting Award

Given for outstanding oil painting or waterbase media.

 

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