College of Education Scholarship Program

Scholarships are offered to undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students who are preparing to work in the education profession (i.e., P12 schools or higher education.) 

The College of Education offers a scholarship program for current and new students with financial need. Scholarships are offered to undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students who are preparing to work in the education profession (i.e., P12 schools or higher education.)  

The scholarship application for the 2015-2016 academic year will be available in January 2015.

Scholarships for Students in Teacher Preparation Programs Leading to Licensure

Grace Norton Carney Scholarship 
This endowed scholarship is a scholarship for any student in a P-12 teacher preparation program in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Applicants must be a native or legal resident of Massachusetts within the last 10 years.  Preference is given to students who hold an undergraduate degree from UMass Amherst, Framingham, or Bridgewater State University and have a GPA of 3.3 or better.  Must complete FAFSA. 

Richard J. Clark Memorial Scholarship for Teacher Education 
Provides financial support to any student in the Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies Department. They must have a GPA of 3.3 or better and have experience with community service, internships, employment that demonstrates a commitment to excellence and equity.

Marylin C. Haley Scholarship
Provides funding for any eligible graduate student based on financial need. Preference will be given to students in a reading and writing, secondary, early childhood and elementary, or special education teacher preparation program.

Meline Kasparian Scholarship
Provides support to any student in a teacher preparation program and who has exhibited a desire to become public school teacher. 

Janice Camby Endowed Scholarship
Provides scholarship support to any student accepted or enrolled in a teacher preparation program in the College of Education. Students must be from economically disadvantaged areas and in good academic standing.  Must complete FAFSA.

Winifred Green Scholarship
This scholarship is funded and awarded by the Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society of the College of Education and sponsored by a professional organization of retired teachers in Massachusetts.  It provides support for any student enrolled in a teacher preparation program who is committed to making a significant difference in the lives of young people in the Commonwealth.  The recipient must be in good academic standing, a permanent resident of Massachusetts and have need for financial assistance.

Doctoral Student Scholarships

Nieto/Rudman Endowed Scholarship
Provides financial support to any student in the Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies Department.  Preference will be given to doctoral students in the Language, Literacy and Culture concentration.  Applicants must be in good standing and have a GPA of 3.3 or better.

Joseph W. Keilty Memorial Scholarship
This endowed scholarship provides scholarship support to full-time graduate students.  Preference given to doctoral students. Students with a demonstrated financial need, high academic performance, and exceptional promise are encouraged to apply. Must complete FAFSA. 

C. Lynn Vendien Professional Prize Award
This prize will be awarded to a doctoral student. Preference will be given to students in the Physical Education Teacher Education in the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies.

International Student Scholarships

C. Lynn Vendien Endowed Scholarship
Provides scholarship support to graduate students who are citizens of foreign countries.  Preference will be given to students who are affiliated with Physical Education Teacher Education in the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies.

General Scholarships

Early Childhood Education Graduate Student Scholarship
Provides funding forgraduate students studying young children and their families with preference given to the study of the needs of the gifted and talented.  To provide opportunities for graduate students to enhance their academic experience and become involved in outreach.

Helen Eaton Timson Scholarship
Provides scholarship support to any deserving student in a College of Education program.

 

2013-14 College of Education Scholarship Recipients

Shannon Barry : Mary Margaret Whittaker-Webster Memorial Award
Gwendolyn Bird : Marylin C. Haley College of Education Scholarship
Jamie Chapman : Grace Norton Carney Scholarship
Carmelo Chiello : Joseph W. Keilty Memorial Scholarship
Jennifer Coffin : Winifred Green Scholarship
Keyla Diaz : Meline Kasparian Scholarship
Maurice Doran : Paul J. Carney Reasons to Give Scholarship
Daryl Essensa : C. L. Vendien Professional Prize
Katherine Faron : Nieto/Rudman Endowed Scholarship
Sarah Flinker : Richard J. Clark Memorial Scholarship for Teacher Education
Lauren Fox : Helen Eaton Timson Scholarship
Maru Gonzalez : Joseph W. Keilty Memorial Scholarship
Sarah Hankinson : Meline Kasparian Scholarship
Cheyne LeVesseur : Mary Margaret Whittaker-Webster Memorial Award
Katie Liedell : Grace Norton Carney Scholarship
Julia Mawdsley : Grace Norton Carney Scholarship
Mohammad Morshed : C. L. Vendien Endowed Scholarship
Travis O'Deane : Janice Camby  Endowed  Scholarship
Kelsey Paltz : Early Childhood Education Graduate Student Scholarship
Catherine Rossi : Mary Margaret Whittaker-Webster Memorial Award
Yedalis Ruiz : Joseph W. Keilty Memorial Scholarship
Cassandra Spadory :  Early Childhood Education Graduate Student Scholarship
John Zyskowski : Meline Kasparian Scholarship