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A. Elwood and Juneth S. Adams Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1982 by a gift from the estate of A. Elwood and Juneth S. Adams. Dr. Elwood Adams had an outstanding career in the field of education for more than 44 years. He later served as a visiting professor at Indiana State University.

Ray Asbury Scholarship in Education
Students, friends, and relatives established this scholarship in 1976 in honor of Ray Asbury’s retirement as principal of Sugar Grove School. Mr. Asbury is a 1932 alumnus of Indiana State Teachers College.

Elisha A. Bourne Scholarship in Education
Established in 2006 by a gift from the estate of James Elrod, in memory of his grandfather, Elisha A. Bourn, who attended Indiana Normal School in the 1870s. The recipients must be juniors who plan to teach and reside in Indiana.

Lois Burdick Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Mrs. Lois Burdick to provide support for continuing education for teachers. It is awarded to a graduate student in teacher education.

Arthur L. Lucas and Cora Lucas Chestnut Fund
Established by a gift from the estate of James M. Chestnut, a 1928 alumnus of Indiana State Normal School, this scholarship is awarded to deserving education students from Daviess County who plan a teaching career in the public schools.

College of Education Scholarship
Established by the dean to support students in the Bayh College of Education.

Delta Kappa Gamma—Beta Omicron Chapter Scholarship
Established in 1990 by members of the Beta Omicron chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, an international society of key women educators, this scholarship is awarded annually to a junior or senior female student who demonstrates outstanding promise in the field of education.

Susie Thurman Dewey Scholarship in Education
A distinguished educator, Susie Thurman Dewey has been the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2001, as well as the Bronze Star for her military service in World War II. This scholarship is awarded to a student who has displayed exceptional academic performance in the field of education.

Patricia Drake Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was endowed in 2004 from the estate of Patricia J. Drake. This scholarship supports students who are interested in teaching at the elementary and/or middle school level.

Marian George Memorial Teaching Scholarship
Established in 1991 by a gift from the estate of Marian George, an ISU graduate who retired in 1973 after 24 years of teaching, this scholarship is awarded to students majoring in the field of education.

Norma Grosjean Graduate Assistant Scholarship
Norma Grosjean was a beloved staff member of many years in the Bayh College of Education’s Office of Student Services. This scholarship is awarded to a full-time graduate student in the Bayh College of Education who has achieved and continues to achieve academic success within their program.

Norma Grosjean Scholarship in Education
This scholarship was established in 2000 by Norma Grosjean, a beloved staff member of many years in the Bayh College of Education’s Office of Student Services. The scholarship is given annually to a worthy ISU student with a major in education.

Ray and Adelaide Hahn Memorial Scholarship
Established by the Hahn family in loving memory of their parents Ray and Adelaide Hahn, this renewable scholarship is awarded annually to students who are pursuing degrees in education and who are from families with three or more children. All seven of the Hahn children attended ISU, and all but one majored in education.

Esther P. Hamilton Scholarship
This fund was established to provide a scholarship or scholarships for students in the Bayh College of Education who demonstrate both academic merit and financial need.

Marvin Henry Legacy Scholarship
Established in 2013 by Dr. Marvin and Mrs. Ruth Henry and family, this scholarship is awarded to a graduate student in good standing with the Bayh College of Education with preference given to those with secondary graduate certificates. The recipient will demonstrate leadership possibilities in teacher education.

Jessie N. House Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1990 by the children of Mrs. House as well as by family friends. Mrs. House was the former Jessie Mae Needham, who married Wilson M. House. The Houses have a rich history in Terre Haute and the Indiana State University community. The recipient must be a graduate of a high school in Indiana or a surrounding state.

Dr. Gail M. W. Huffman-Joley Scholarship
This award was established in 2002 by friends and colleagues of Dr. Gail Huffman-Joley, former dean and professor of education. The award benefits outstanding students from ISU PDS partnership schools who are interested in pursuing degrees in teacher preparation.

Dr. Herbert J. Klausmeier Scholarship
Established in 2003 by Dr. Herbert Klausmeier, who was a 1940 alumnus of Indiana State. Dr. Klausmeier was the founder of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has received coveted awards and recognition in the fields of education, psychology, research, and leadership.

Hilda Maehling Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1981 by a gift from the estate of Hilda Maehling, the scholarship is given annually to a student majoring in education. Hilda graduated from Indiana State Normal School in 1915 and began her teaching career in the city schools of Terre Haute.

J.D. Miller Leadership in Education Scholarship
This scholarship was established to memorialize J.D. Miller, who lost a battle with cancer in 2009 while a student at Indiana State. An elementary and special education major from Clayton, Indiana, he was a leader on and off campus. This scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior education major with proven skills as a leader in education.

Caleb Mills Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1953 by Miss Helen Condit, this scholarship honors the memory of her grandfather Caleb Mills, second state superintendent of public instruction and an outstanding leader in the establishment of the Indiana public school system.

Elliott and Estelle Nelson and Family Scholarship
Mr. Nelson, now retired, was the president and owner of Modern Vending, Inc. His wife, Estelle, taught school for seven years. This scholarship was established as a way for the Nelsons to give something back to the community in appreciation for the support they had received.

Madonna Owen and Linda Owen Scholarship
Established by a gift from the estate of Madonna Owen in 2005, the scholarship is awarded to deserving women preparing for a career in education. Preference is given to students in ISU band or choir.

Catherine Polson Education Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Catherine Polson in loving memory of her late husband, Lawrence Polson. The scholarship is awarded to incoming full-time freshman students majoring in education and is renewable up to four years.

Rector Rockhill Scholarship
Established in 2010 by Nancy Walters Smith in honor of her mother, Muriel Rector Rockhill, an educator and alumna of Indiana State Teachers College. The scholarship is awarded to sophomore, junior or senior education majors exhibiting a 3.0 grade point average.

Wayne E. Schomer Scholarship
Established by the Wayne E. Schomer family, this scholarship honors his memory and service to ISU. Dr. Wayne Schomer held various positions at ISU for more than 37 years, including vice president of University Advancement from 1966 to 1974. The Schomers have a long and well established history with Indiana State University.

Pansy Beatrice Bryant Walker Memorial Scholarship
Established by the estate of Mary M. Conkle in 1982 in honor of her mother, Pansy Beatrice Bryant Walker, this scholarship is given annually to deserving students in the field of education.

Paul Witty Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Dr. Paul Witty to support high-achieving students in the study of reading or gifted and talented education.

Ruth Zenor and Helen Zenor Brez Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1995 by Margaret Zenor Eldredge, a 1935 graduate, in memory of her sister Helen Zenor Brez, a 1938 graduate, and her mother Ruth Hanna Zenor, who attended Indiana State Normal School and Indiana State Teachers College.

Charlotte Boener Scholarship
This scholarship honors the legacy of Charlotte M. Boener, former professor in the ISU School of Education, who strove to instill a passion for science education in elementary and middle school teachers. The recipients are high-achieving students who are pursuing teacher education at the elementary or middle level with an emphasis in science or mathematics.

Blumberg Center for Interdisciplinary Studies
Fannie Blumberg Scholarship for Special Education
Established by a gift from the estate of Fannie Blumberg, an artist, philanthropist, and writer of children’s books, this scholarship is awarded annually to students in special education or communication disorders.

Dr. William Littlejohn Professional Development Award
This award was established in honor of Dr. William Littlejohn, former director of the Blumberg Center and professor emeritus in the Department of Elementary, Early, and Special Education. The recipient is an outstanding student in the Bayh College of Education and an active member of the Student Council for Exceptional Children.

Communication Disorders and Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology

Communication Disorders

Stella A. Ringer Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1982 by Dr. James H. Ringer in honor of his mother, this award is given to an undergraduate or graduate student preparing to work with the hearing impaired.

Margaret L. Rowe Scholarship in Communication Disorders
Established in 1977, this award honors Dr. Rowe, an ISU faculty member from 1948 to 1975. The award supports students with expenses related to school practicum.

Hannah Schlueter Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1964 by Professor Joseph Schick in memory of his mother Hannah Schlueter, this award is given to the senior in Communication Disorders who has achieved the highest GPA in the major.

Cheryl Slaughter Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1990 by family and friends of Cheryl Slaughter, recipients of this award exhibit the qualities of altruism, kindness, and sensitivity to the needs of others.
 

Counseling

Dr. Michele C. Boyer Legacy Fund Award
Established in 2015 by Professor Emerita Dr. Michele C. Boyer, this award encourages competent, ethical, state-of-the-art professional practice in graduate students in Counseling by helping them attend professional conferences.

Merle M. Ohlsen Scholarship
This scholarship is given to a deserving graduate student in counseling or counseling psychology.

Edward C. Roeber Memorial Scholarship
This award goes to a graduate student majoring in clinical mental health counseling or school counseling.
 

School and Educational Psychology

Herman Becker Award for the Outstanding Doctoral Student in School Psychology
Established in 1966 by Dr. Herman D. Becker to promote quality psychological services for children with disabilities, this award is given annually to the outstanding doctoral student in the School Psychology Program at ISU.

Dr. Bonnidell Clouse Research Award
Established in 2004 by alumni and faculty members of the department of Educational and School Psychology in honor of Dr. Bonnidell Clouse, this award is given for research that emphasizes the application of a psychological and/or educational theory to a problem in the classroom or other educational environment.

Liam K. Grimley Professional Development Award
This award was established to honor the contributions of the late Dr. Liam K. Grimley, a long-time faculty member in the ISU School Psychology Program. Recipients are awarded funding to support professional development activities that are consistent with the professional interests and values of Dr. Grimley: a commitment to child and adolescent development, psycho-educational interventions for parents and families, multicultural diversity, and international school psychology.

Barbara Kane Award
This award was established in 1988 by Professor Emerita Dr. Barbara Kane, an ISU professor of educational and school psychology from 1976-1993, to encourage and reward an outstanding undergraduate student in educational psychology.

Dr. Kenneth Walker Outstanding Educational Specialist Award
Established in 2003 by members of the faculty in honor of Professor and Chairperson Emeritus Dr. Kenneth Walker, this annual award recognizes an outstanding student in the Educational Specialist program

Educational Leadership
Dr. Dale Findley Professional Development Award
The recipient of this award must be from the Department of Educational Leadership in a master’s, specialist, doctoral, or non-degree certification program. Applicants for the award must indicate how their intended state, national, or international travel would enhance their professional development in educational administration.

Leland D. “Bill” Melvin Award
Established by members of Dr. Melvin’s family at the time of his death in 1986, this award is given to a recent graduate in the Educational Administration program.

Mauri and Janice Modesitt Education Administration Scholarship
The recipient of this award must be a full-time or part-time graduate student enrolled in the principal preparation or superintendent programs in the Department of Educational Leadership and a Clay County resident with preference given to financial need.

Edgar L. Morphet Research Scholarship
The scholarship was established in 1990 with a gift from the estate of Dr. Edgar L. Morphet, a 1916 alumnus of Indiana Normal School. Dr. Morphet was a professor of education at the University of California.

Jim and Judy Poisel Grad Student Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a graduate student majoring in student affairs and higher
education.

Fred A. and Joyce E. Snyder Award
Established by family and friends in honor of Drs. Fred and Joyce Snyder, the award is given to a student who has completed a dissertation that adds significantly to the body of knowledge in educational administration.

J. Fred Swalls Award in School Administration
Established in 1979 by members of the faculty in honor of Dr. Swalls, this scholarship is
awarded to a deserving student in the School Administration Ph.D. program.

Daniel T. Tanoos Education Leadership Scholarship
Danny Tanoos, proud graduate of Vigo County School Corporation and Indiana State University, entered the field of education in 1979. This award is designed to defray tuition cost for a part-time graduate student enrolled in the principal preparation or superintendent programs who is employed by the Vigo County School Corporation.

Dr. Gregory R. Ulm Endowment in Education Leadership
This award is designed to defray tuition cost for a student entering the Ph.D. Wednesday Residency program in School Administration. Recipients exhibit excellence in scholarship and the attributes of a servant leader

Teaching and Learning

 

Curriculum, Instruction, and Media Technology

Helen Layman Dix Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a deserving student who is a full-time junior or senior student enrolled in the CIMT program. The award goes to a student who is in good academic standing and who has financial need.

Wilburn T. Elrod Secondary Education Scholarship
Established in 1991 by Dr. Wilburn T. Elrod along with alumni, friends, and members of the faculty on the occasion of Dr. Elrod’s retirement after 28 years of dedicated service to Indiana State University, his profession, and the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Media Technology. The award goes to a graduate student in secondary education, who has indicated an interest in, or desire to, improve classroom management and discipline in public or private secondary schools.

Joan Jacobs Award for Excellence in Secondary Education
Commemorating Mrs. Jacob, a 1947 alumna and assistant professor for many years in ISU’s Laboratory School, this award honors an outstanding undergraduate student enrolled in an all-grade, secondary, or junior high/middle school licensure program.

Dr. David Pease Award for Secondary Student Teacher of the Year
This award was established by Dr. Pease’s sister, Ms. Evelyn Yoder, in his memory. The award annually recognizes an undergraduate student teacher for outstanding performance in student teaching.

Van Til Graduate Student Award in Writing
The award is presented to a graduate student for an exceptional paper, research report, or article related to education.

 

 

Elementary, Early, and Special Education

Fran B. Andrews Start-Up Award
Recognizing excellence in elementary education, this award is presented to a graduating senior to support the first year of teaching.

Michael and Mary Blackwell Scholarship in Elementary Education
Mary ’70 and Mike ’71 established the Blackwell Scholars Program in 2006 in memory of their fathers, Mark Blackwell and S.E. “Bud” Brussell. The Blackwell scholarship goes to an Indiana resident who demonstrates the qualities of good leadership and character in and out of the classroom.

Mafalda Brooks Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Lela Meres Gill in memory of her dear friend, Mafalda Brooks. The scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in elementary education.

Margaret Gantner Scholarship
Margaret Anne Gantner was a 1932 alumna of Indiana State Teachers College and a teacher. This scholarship was established by a gift from her estate.

Dr. Vanita Gibbs Scholarship
In 1999, Dr. Seth Cohen established this scholarship to honor his former third grade teacher, Dr. Vanita Gibbs, for her inspiration and innovation in the classroom. Dr. Gibbs was a professor of elementary education from 1959 to 1992.

Lela Meres Gill Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the estate of Lela Meres Gill. Lela M. Gill served the teaching profession for 48 years. The scholarship is to be awarded to worthy students majoring in elementary education.

Sylvia Laska Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1987 by Professor Emeritus of Art, John Laska, to honor his wife, Sylvia, a 1966 alumna, retired teacher and social activist who held a deep concern for human rights.

William J. Linville Scholarship in Elementary Education
This scholarship was established by Jane Linville in memory of her husband, William, a retired faculty member in the Department of Elementary Education. It is awarded to an elementary education major who shows both merit and financial need.

Israel H. and Amanda L. Love Memorial Scholarship
Miss Clara M. Love, a 1901 Indiana State University alumna, established this scholarship in memory of her mother and father.

John R. Luce Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2003 by a gift from the estate of John Robert Luce. The scholarship is awarded by the decision of the faculty of the Special Education program.

Ione Shaul Nehf Memorial Scholarship
This award was established by Christine Nehf Clark in memory of her mother, who attended Indiana State Normal School and was a former teacher and principal. Mrs. Clark served as both librarian and assistant professor of education at the University School.

Edgar M. Tanruther Scholarship
Established by Edgar and Evelyn Tanruther at the time of Edgar’s retirement. Dr. Edgar Tanruther was a professor of education and a director of elementary student teaching.

Donald R. and Joyce M. (Mattice) Ottinger Award
Established in 2002 by the Ottingers on the occasion of their 50 year ISU reunion celebration, the award recognizes creative approaches in elementary teaching.

Linda Owens Parker Scholarship
Established in 1984 by Dr. Willis Parker in recognition of Dr. Linda Parker’s successful completion of her Ph.D. in special education, this award is given annually to an outstanding junior in special education who plans to be a classroom teacher.

Norma L. Reynerson Davies
The recipient of this award must have a declared major in elementary education and must be committed to a career in elementary teaching. The award goes to an incoming senior who has a cumulative 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

Pearman Sharp Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2000 by Dr. Martha Pearman Sharp, an ISU professor of music from 1950-1974, the award is given annually to worthy students at the junior or senior level pursuing a major in elementary or early childhood education with an endorsement in reading.

Mary E. White Elementary Teacher Award
This award was established in memory of Mary Emily Campbell White to recognize students for outstanding performance in the elementary educator preparation program. Mary White attended ISU in the 1890s and was an elementary teacher for 16 years.

Dr. Doris Williams Outstanding Student Teacher Award in Special Education
Established by alumni and members of the ISU faculty in honor of Dr. Williams upon her retirement in 2002 after more than 30 years of service to ISU, this award is given to a student in special education who has demonstrated performance excellence while student teaching.

Juliette A. Wilson Endowed Scholarship in Elementary Education
This award is presented to a freshman elementary education major at Indiana State University. Preference is given to female students with financial need, carrying on the dream Juliette Phillip Wilson had for her own children and her family.