Thanks to our generous donors, alumni, and friends, the College of Education & Human Development awards over $700,000 in scholarships and fellowships each year! All our permanently endowed scholarship and fellowship funds are listed below. Please read through each one to learn more about the individual or individuals who established the endowment and the criteria for the award. As always, to be considered for these awards, you must apply. Read more on how and when to apply by visiting our Undergraduate Financial Assistance and Graduate Financial Assistance pages.

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Available Scholarships & Fellowships – Updated Fall 2021

A. Sterl Artley Scholarship Award

Dr. Artley was one of the three authors of the Dick and Jane children’s primers of the early 1950s and was a leading expert in reading education. In 1977, Professor Emeritus A. Sterl Artley along with friends and colleagues, established this scholarship. It is awarded to graduate students entering the department of Learning, Teaching & Curriculum who received their bachelor’s degree from the MU College of Education & Human Development.

This scholarship is for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development’s Department of Learning, Teaching, & Curriculum. Preference given to graduate students who earned their bachelor’s degree from the College.

Susan Leddick Scholarship

Dr. A. Susan Leddick (BS Ed ’70), established this award in 1986 for the benefit of undergraduate students in the College of Education & Human Development.

This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to full-time, female students within the Department of Learning, Teaching, & Curriculum majoring in a secondary education program who are from a non-metropolitan area of Missouri. Preference given to students with a demonstrated financial need.

Alan Harris M.Ed. Missouri Veterans Assistance Endowed Scholarship

Established in 2017 by Mr. Alan Harris (M Ed ’78), this permanently endowed fund provides scholarship awards to College of Education & Human Development students, with preference given to students who are US Military veterans, honorably discharged, or are active-duty US military members. Mr. Harris wished to help veterans because military service informed the successes he achieved in his life.

This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to students with a demonstrated financial need and high scholastic standing. First preference given to students in the Missouri Prevention Center who are honorably discharged U.S. military veterans or active-duty U.S. military. Second preference given to graduate students who are honorably discharged U.S. military veterans or active-duty U.S. military.

Albert and Margaret Krieger Secondary Education Scholarship

Because of the positive experiences and excellent professors he had at Mizzou, Dr. Albert G. Krieger (MST ’67) and his wife, Mrs. Margaret P. Krieger, established this fund in 2015 to support students in secondary education science.

This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to full-time students within the Department of Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum majoring in secondary chemistry education or secondary physics education with a 3.0+ cumulative GPA. The award is potentially renewable so long as initial criteria continues to be met.

Albert Waldo Holman University High Memorial Award

Wendell Holman established this fund in 1968 in memory of his son, Albert. The award was originally given to senior students at the University High School, which was operated by the College of Education & Human Development from 1904–1979. Since the closure of the high school, the scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen from Boone County enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Preference is given to students who had been active in 4-H during their teens and who were active athletes in high school.

This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to full-time freshmen students. Preference given to (1) descendants of alumni of the University High School operated by the University of Missouri; 2) students who were active in 4-H in high school; and 3) students who were active athletes in high school.

Alda C. Michel Scholarship Fund

Established in 1983 by Mrs. Alda C. Michel to benefit students in the College of Education & Human Development, this scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students who are planning to become teachers. Mrs. Michel was born May 10, 1894, to Fred Radell and Louise Schneider Radell in St. Charles, Missouri.

This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to students dedicated to teaching who are pursuing initial teacher certification, showing academic excellence, and have a demonstrated financial need. Preference for elementary education and secondary education majors.

Alta Mae Harness Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established in 1987 by J. Leroy Harness, this scholarship is awarded to outstanding full-time students majoring in mathematics education at the University of Missouri with a preference for students who graduated from Hickman High School in Columbia, MO. This fund was established in memory of his late wife, Alta Mae, who was a math teacher at Hickman High School.

This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to full-time mathematics education majors pursuing initial teacher certification. Preference given to graduates of Hickman High School in Columbia, Missouri.

Andrew J. and Mona M. Nurski Memorial Scholarship in Education Endowed Fund

Established in 2006 by the Estate of Mrs. Mona Nurski, this endowed scholarship honors Dr. Andrew J. Nurski (BS Ed ’39, M Ed ’50) and Mrs. Mona M. Nurski (A&S Alumna ’48) and their many decades of service to the Kansas City Public School system by supporting students in the College of Education & Human Development who are studying to become teachers.

This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to students seeking initial teacher certification and studying and planning to be teachers.

Ann Bruce D’Hondt Endowment in the College of Education

Ann Bruce D’Hondt, a 1963 graduate of the College, established this endowment in 2010 to support undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Education & Human Development who graduated from a high school in the state of Missouri. This scholarship is awarded to dependents of an active duty or deceased member of the United States Military.

This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to Missouri high school graduates with a demonstrated financial need and above average grades who are dependents of an active duty or deceased member of the United States Military.

Anne Deardorff Davis Scholarship

Ann Deardorff was initiated into the Alpha Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta at MU and continued as an alumna after 1942. Colonel Harold Osborn Davis established this scholarship in 2011 in memory of his wife, Ann Deardorff Davis. It is awarded to undergraduate recipients who are members of the Kappa Alpha Theta Chapter per the wishes of Colonel Davis.

This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Preference given to members of Kappa Alpha Theta.

Assisting Women’s Achievement Scholarship

Established in 2005 by the Assistance League of Mid Missouri, this award helps non-traditional undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development complete their college degree.

This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to: Non-traditional Mid-Missouri female students, 25+ years of age, with 60+ credit hours, pursuing a degree leading to initial teacher certification. Minimum GPA required: 2.75.

Ben Nelms Scholarship

Established in 1986 to honor Dr. Ben Nelms, a professor in the College of Education & Human Development for 20 years, this scholarship is awarded to students majoring in English education.

This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to students majoring in English education. First preference is undergraduate students. Second preference is graduate students. Award may be renewed provided recipient maintains a GPA greater than the College average – must apply yearly for the scholarship.

Betty D. Taylor Art Education Scholarship

Established in 2012 by Mrs. Betty D. Taylor (BS Ed ’53), this permanently endowed fund provides scholarship awards to students in Art Education in the College of Education & Human Development.

This scholarship is for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to the art education program within the Department of Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum.

Bob G. Woods Scholarship

Dr. Bob G. Woods (M Ed ’48), was Dean of the College of Education & Human Development from 1966 – 1986 and served at the University of Missouri as an associate professor in Secondary School Curriculum. Established in 1986 by Dr. Woods and his wife, Mrs. H. Janell Woods, this fellowship is to support graduate students in the College of Education & Human Development. “The College of Education [& Human Development] owes a debt of gratitude to Bob Woods. His visionary leadership was the foundation for the success we experience today,” stated Dean Richard Andrews, after Dr. Woods’s death in 2003.

This fellowship is for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to students within the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis. Preference given to students pursuing an advanced graduate degree in secondary school administration or secondary school curriculum who has had two or more years of teaching experience as a teacher or administrator in a Missouri secondary school and who is a resident of Missouri. If no student meeting these criteria makes application for the scholarship, preference shall be given to a student pursuing an advanced graduate degree in another field that leads to employment as a school administrator, curriculum specialist, or school counselor and who meets the criteria of a minimum of two years of teaching experience and a resident of Missouri. Criteria for the selection and the designation of the recipient(s) of the award(s) shall be based on the promise of academic success. 

Brian D. Blankenship Memorial Scholarship

Mr. Brian Dean Blankenship (BS Ed ’86, M Ed ’90, Ed Sp ’09), a 1986 mathematics education graduate and former Assistant Superintendent & Chief Financial Advisor for Branson Public Schools, served as a mentor for many Missouri school administrators and educators. Mr. Blankenship encouraged his mentees to continually improve their knowledge and best practices. Shortly after his passing in 2014, this permanently endowed fund was established by his mother and sisters, honoring the memory of their son and brother and his many contributions to education and school administration. Recipients are students in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis who show a preference for K-12 Fiscal Administration.

This scholarship is for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development’s Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis. Restricted to masters or doctoral students seeking degrees in public school administration. Preference given to students focusing on K-12 fiscal administration.

 Bryce Allen Memorial Scholarship Fund

This permanently endowed fund was established in 2004 by family, friends, and colleagues to honor the memory of Dr. Bryce Allen, remembered as an excellent instructor and ground-breaking researcher. This scholarship is awarded in Dr. Allen’s memory to students enrolled in the School of Information Science & Learning Technologies in the College of Education & Human Development.

This scholarship is for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development’s School of Information Science & Learning Technologies.

Edward and Greta S. Carroll School of Information Science and Learning Technologies Unrestricted Endowment

Established in 2001 by Dr. C. Edward and Greta S. Carroll, this scholarship is awarded to graduate students in the School of Information Science & Learning Technologies in the College of Education & Human Development.

This scholarship is for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development’s School of Information Science and Learning Technologies.

Carl and Emily Schutz Memorial Art Education Scholarship Fund

Established in 2007 by Dr. Kathy Unrath (M Ed ’98, PhD ’02) and her husband, Mr. Robert Unrath, in honor of Kathy’s parents, Carl and Emily Schultz, who inspired her art education career at Mizzou. Carl and Emily Schultz were great supporters of the arts and believed that they should be an integral part of every child’s education. This permanently endowed scholarship provides annual awards to outstanding art education students within Mizzou’s College of Education & Human Development.

This scholarship is for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to art education students within the Department of Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum with a 3.0+ cumulative GPA.

Carl and Helen Kappler Scholarship Fund

Established in 2002, by Carl and Helen Kappler, this scholarship is awarded to deserving and well-qualified College of Education & Human Development students who are pursuing a bachelor or master’s degree. Recipients may receive this scholarship until they graduate if they continue to meet the criteria.

This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to students with a demonstrated financial need, showing academic excellence, who graduated from a high school within the United States and are pursuing initial teacher certification (bachelor’s or master’s). A recipient may receive the award for multiple years if they continue to meet the criteria established above.

Carol Westerman Campbell Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1981 by Thomas Campbell, this scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students who have demonstrated an aptitude for, as well as a positive attitude toward, the profession of teaching.

This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to students at the junior level (60+ credit hours) or higher pursuing initial teacher certification.

Carolyn A. Dorsey Minority Fellowship Fund

Professor Carolyn A. Dorsey was one of the first African American faculty members in the College. Established by alumni and friends, this fellowship honors Professor Dorsey on her retirement in 1995 from the department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.

This fellowship is for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development’s Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis. Restricted to historically underrepresented students working in, or planning to work in, higher education, student services, higher education administration, or a faculty role. Recipients of the award may reapply to receive the fellowship for up to three years.

Carolyn R. and James R. Brandle Fund in Education

Established in 2013 by Carolyn and James Brandle, this scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students in Special Education who demonstrate merit and service to the University or community.

This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to special education majors. Preference given to students with a demonstrated financial need, academic excellence, and community service.

Charles S. and Theda H. Estep Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 1998 by Theda Estep, this scholarship is awarded to education students demonstrating good moral character and academic success. This scholarship is renewable if the recipient continues to meet the criteria.

This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to students of good moral character with above average grades. The award is renewable if recipient continues to meet the criteria.

Clara Marksbury Hudson Scholarship

Established in 1991 by Clara Marksbury Hudson, a 1946 College of Education & Human Development alumna, this scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students exhibiting the intrinsic characteristics needed to lead and guide children, demonstrate academic achievement, and additionally are good campus and community citizens.

This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to students pursuing early childhood or elementary education with a cumulative GPA of 3.2+ who have made positive contributions to campus or community.

College of Education Sesquicentennial Scholarship Fund

Established in 1989 by generous alumni and friends, this scholarship commemorates the 150th anniversary of the College of Education & Human Development. It is awarded to undergraduate students who have demonstrated excellence in scholarship as well as leadership, completed one academic year at Mizzou, and are preparing to become teachers.

This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to students with a demonstrated financial need, proven academic excellence, and commitment to leadership on campus and in the community. Recipient(s) must have completed at least one academic year on this campus and must be preparing to become teachers. If the recipient(s) shows satisfactory progress toward a degree, the award may be renewed.

Constance Loraine Hill Memorial Fund in Library and Informational Science

In 1994, Rhona Williams established this award in memory of her mother, Constance Loraine Hill. The scholarships are awarded to African American students enrolled in the School of Library and Information Science.

This scholarship is for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to underrepresented library science students within the School of Information Science & Learning Technologies.

Cynthia Hagan Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1986, in memory of Cynthia Hagan, this scholarship is awarded to students planning to teach elementary education who graduated from a high school in Missouri or Kansas.

This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Preference given to freshmen who are high school graduates from Missouri or Kansas majoring in elementary education and pursuing initial teacher certification. The award may be renewed for additional semesters if the recipient continues to meet the criteria of the fund.

Daniel C. Berrey Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established in 1996 by the family of Daniel C. Berrey, this scholarship honors a son and brother. The University of Missouri was of great importance to Dan, and this serves as a reminder of his love, interest, knowledge, and commitment to computer technology. It is awarded to a student with a demonstrated interest and knowledge in computer / instructional technology and dedication to the enhancement of computer / technology skills in education.

This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to: Sophomore level (30+ credit hours) and higher with an interest in computer/instructional technology. Emphasis on leadership role(s) in student activities and demonstrated high ideals of citizenship and character.

Darlene Robertson Johnson Family Fund in Education

Established in 2019 by College of Education & Human Development alumna and life-long Tiger Darlene Robertson Johnson, this scholarship provides financial support for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development.

This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. The award shall be renewable to the recipients if they are enrolled in the College, in good academic standing, and demonstrate satisfactory progress in their degree program.

Donn E. Brolin Memorial Fellowship Fund

A longtime advocate for children with special needs, Dr. Donn Brolin was a professor of Educational and Counseling Psychology at MU for 20 years before his retirement. In 2016, friends and family established this fellowship in his memory. The scholarship is awarded to graduate students in Special Education.

This fellowship is for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development’s Department of Special Education.

Doris J. Athy Endowment Fund

Established in 2001 by the Estate of Doris Jean Athy, this award is given to graduate students enrolled in the School of Library and Information Science in the College of Education & Human Development. Ms. Doris Athy (BA ’55) majored in library science at MU and worked as a librarian and cataloger in Mexico, Missouri just after graduation. Ms. Athy was executive director of the former Thomas Jefferson Regional Library System for 30 years and assisted in forming the Heartland Regional Library System for Miller County, Missouri, and Maries County, Missouri, and was a consultant for the district until the time of her death.

This scholarship is for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development’s School of Information Science & Learning Technologies. Restricted to Library & Information Science students with financial need.

Dorothy J. Watson Fellowship Fund

Dr. Dorothy J. Watson, Professor Emerita of Education, established this scholarship in 1995 after she received the William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence. Donating the cash prize that accompanied the Kemper Award to create this permanently endowed fund, Dr. Watson’s fellowship provides financial awards to graduate students in the College of Education & Human Development.

This fellowship is for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. First preference given to underrepresented minority students majoring in literacy education within the Department of Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum. Additional preference given to students with a holistic perspective on learning and learners.

Dorsey Leadership Academy Scholarship Fund

The Dorsey Leadership Academy is designed for underrepresented students in the College of Education & Human Development to ensure their successful and timely completion of education degrees from the University of Missouri. Goals: Support students to successfully navigate their journey through the College and experience at Mizzou; Engage students in the College community for them to thrive as contributing active members; Support the development of effective educators who remain in the field of education for a sustained period; Develop distinguished teacher candidates with expertise and experience in education research, leadership, and multicultural competence.

This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to historically underrepresented students with a demonstrated financial need pursuing initial teacher certification.

Dr. Algalee Pool Adams Elementary Education Scholarship Fund

Established in 1999 by Dr. Algalee Pool Adams (BS Ed ’41, MA ’51), this scholarship is awarded to students majoring in Elementary Education who show academic ability and creativity. Dr. Adams graduated from MU with a background in English education and art education. She taught at Hickman High School in Columbia, Missouri, and at Webb City Junior High in Webb City, Missouri. Eventually moving to Minnesota, Dr. Adams become a tenured faculty member at Saint Cloud State University. Later, she moved to Boston and was on faculty at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Dr. Adams ended up in Ohio and was Dean and Chief Executive Officer of Bowling Green State University Firelands until her retirement.

This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to elementary education majors with a 3.2+ minimum GPA (3.5+ GPA required to renew).

Dr. Barbara K. Townsend Memorial Scholarship for Dissertation Research in Higher Education

Dr. Barbara K. Townsend, a faculty member in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, was an internationally recognized scholar in higher education in areas including community college and feminist research. Friends, family, and colleagues of Dr. Townsend established this fund in 2009 in her memory.

This funding is available for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to doctoral students within the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis (ELPA) studying in the field of Higher Education. First preference given to students who are intending to pursue a full-time faculty position post-graduation whose dissertation research focuses on one of the following areas: women in higher education; the community college; transfer students.

Dr. David H. Jonassen Endowment in Information Science

Established in 2016 by family, friends, and colleagues of Dr. David H. Jonassen, this fund provides support to doctoral students in the College of Education & Human Development. With an almost 40-year academic career, Professor Jonassen wrote 37 books, 182 journal articles and 67 book chapters, as well as numerous other publications. He presented over 400 times, both in the US and internationally. Dr. Jonassen came to Mizzou in 2000 as a professor of learning technologies and educational psychology, accompanied by his wife, Dr. Rose Marra, also a faculty member in the College of Education & Human Development. In 2010, Dr. Jonassen was named curators’ professor, the highest honor for world-renowned scholars at the University.

This award is for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to doctoral students in information science within the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies. Preference given to students who have secondary interests in either educational psychology or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) areas of learning.

Dr. Don A. Rice ’69 and Patricia Allen Rice, Endowed Scholarship

Established in 2012, by Dr. Don A. Rice (M Ed ’67, Ed D ’69) and Mrs. Patricia Allen Rice, this scholarship is awarded to full-time graduate students who are making satisfactory progress toward an advanced degree. As specified by Dr. and Mrs. Rice, this scholarship is awarded to mature, non-traditional students who are seeking to better themselves through education. Preference is given to a married or single parent who is attempting to balance work and the care of children while working toward a graduate degree in the College of Education & Human Development.

This fellowship is for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to full-time students making satisfactory progress toward a Masters, EdD, or PhD in Education. Preference given to students with a demonstrated financial need.

Dr. George Richard Shoemaker Scholarship

Established in 2019 by Mrs. Ruth E. Shoemaker in memory of her husband, Dr. George R. Shoemaker, Jr. (BS BA ’58, M Ed ’64, Ed D ’69), this permanently endowed fund honors Dr. Shoemaker by providing financial awards to College of Education & Human Development students pursuing a masters or doctoral-level degree in education.

This fellowship is for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to full-time students who are Missouri residents pursuing a masters or doctoral-level degree. Recipients must have two or more years of teaching or practical experience and must intend to stay in education (either K-12 or higher education). First preference given to students studying art, music, curriculum, or administration.

Dr. Julie Nelson Middleton Scholarship in Educational Leadership

Established in 2007 by Dr. Julie Nelson Middleton (BS Ed ’71, EdSp ’92, PhD ’94) and Mr. Michael A. Middleton (BA ’68, JD ’71), this scholarship is awarded to students in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, with preference given to African American students.

This fellowship is for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to students within the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis. Preference given to African American students.

Dr. Lois Knowles Math Education Scholarship

Dr. Lois Knowles, the first woman to become a tenured full professor in the College of Education & Human Development, was nationally recognized for changing the way mathematics is taught to elementary students. In 1979 her nephew Robert McFarland and his wife Barbara established this scholarship in her honor.

This scholarship is for graduate or undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to elementary mathematics education students within the Department of Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum. First preference given to graduate students.

Dr. Patricia McIntosh Coles and Gary J. Coles, ’81 Scholarship Fund

Drs. Patricia McIntosh Coles and Gary J. Coles believe giving back to others is important and that it is a process that begins with imagination. They have imagined a student whose life has been changed for the better by a scholarship they established. It is their express hope that recipients of the Dr. Patricia McIntosh Coles and Dr. Gary J. Coles ‘81 Scholarship for Elementary Education will, as elementary school teachers, continue this process of giving back throughout their lives.

This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Preference given to students with a demonstrated financial need who are majoring in elementary education or early childhood education and are pursuing teacher certification and intend to teach.

Dr. Sodienye Bendbow Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Sodienye Bendbow (M Ed ’74, Ed D ’78), a science and math teacher in the U.S. and West Africa, also served as a secondary school principal with the Nigerian Ministry of Education. Dr. Bendbow received his doctoral degree in education in 1978 from the University of Missouri’s College of Education & Human Development. This scholarship, established in 1984, is awarded in memory of Dr. Bendbow to students planning a career in teaching.

This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to students in the Department of Learning, Teaching & Curriculum.

E.M. Carter Missouri State Teachers Association Scholarship Fund

Established in 1984, this scholarship honors E.M. Carter, former Executive Secretary of the Missouri State Teachers Association. It is awarded to full-time undergraduate students who demonstrate superior scholarship and promise as a classroom teacher.

This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to full-time students showing academic excellence in pursuit of initial teacher certification.

Edward G. and Elizabeth Bower Family Scholarship Fund #2

In 2001, Mrs. Orletta Bower Setzer (BS Ed ’31) established a scholarship in honor of her parents, Mr. Edward G. Bower and Mrs. Elizabeth Bower. Through their efforts, hard work, and sacrifice, their five children, Edna Bower Ford, Myrna Bower Kavanaugh, Kenneth W. Bower, Eunice Bower Smith, and Orletta Bower Setzer, all graduated from the University of Missouri. Mr. and Mrs. Bower were born in the small town of Bethel, Missouri, in 1868 and 1873, respectively. Mr. Bower attended a college in Warrenton, Missouri, in the 1880s and worked as a teacher, banker, and farmer. The Bower family lived in Bethel, Missouri, then on a farm in Shelbyville, Missouri, finally moving to Columbia, Missouri, where the children continued their education at the University of Missouri. When Mr. Bower died at age 70, his ambitions, and Mrs. Bower’s ambitions, were realized. Their children all had their college degrees and were successfully employed.

This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Preference given to students who are from a rural background.

Edward P. Miller Library and Information Science Endowment Fund

Dr. Edward P. Miller, a professor in the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies for 12 years, also serving as Dean for 10 of those 12 years, established this scholarship, his second permanently endowed fund with the University, in 1993. This award is given to graduate students enrolled in the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies.

This funding is available for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to students within the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies.

Edwina Diane Jenkins Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established in 1996 by her good friend Robert Twineham, this scholarship honors the memory of Edwina Jenkins, a 1966 graduate of the College of Education & Human Development. Recipients must be a junior level student in good academic standing and planning a career in teaching.

This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to junior level (60-90 credit hours) students pursuing initial teacher certification with a demonstrated financial need. Preference given to Missouri high school graduates.

Eileen Braeman Endowment Fund for the College of Education

Established in 2004 by Ms. Eileen Braeman (BS Ed ’70) and, her father, Aaron Braeman, this scholarship honors the dream and determination of Eileen to attend Mizzou and become a teacher. This scholarship will support the next generation of dreamers, those students determined to attend Mizzou and become teachers, in perpetuity.

This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to students with a demonstrated financial need and above average grades.

Eleanor Taylor Memorial Scholarship Fund

Ms. Eleanor Taylor (BA ’19, BS Ed ’19) received her bachelor’s degree from the College of Education & Human Development in 1919. Established in 1989 by family members, this permanently endowed fund was established to honor Ms. Taylor’s memory by providing scholarship awards to undergraduate students majoring in early childhood education.

This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to early childhood education majors within the Department of Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum. The recipient(s) may be entering freshmen and recipients may apply for the award again provided they maintain a grade point average above the average GPA for the College of Education & Human Development.

Elisa G. Mitchell Scholarship Endowment in the College of Education

Established in 2010 by Ms. Elisa G. Mitchell (BS Ed ’76, M Ed ’77), this fund provides scholarship awards to students in the College of Education & Human Development who demonstrate commitment to excellence in education.

This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Preference given to those students whose scholarship and service demonstrate a commitment to excellence in education.

Emily Larsen Stoll Memorial Scholarship Fund

Ms. Emily Larsen Stoll, a College of Education & Human Development student, died in a car accident on May 16, 1997. Emily fell asleep at the wheel on her way home from the University of Missouri after completing her freshman year. Established in 1997 by family and friends, this scholarship honors Emily’s memory. This award is given to students who, like Emily, are pursuing the dream of becoming an educator.

This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to students at the freshman level (0-30 credit hours), junior level (60-90 credit hours), or senior level (90+ credit hours). Preference given to students from Jefferson County, Missouri. Awards to entering freshman shall be given to students who have shown leadership in extracurricular activities during high school. Awards to a juniors or seniors shall be given to students who have demonstrated a commitment to teaching.

Emogene Sampson Scholarship

Mrs. Emogene Houston Sampson (BS Ed ’47, M Ed ’65), a 1947 graduate of the College of Education & Human Development, established this scholarship in 1986 to benefit undergraduate students in the College who are planning to become teachers.

This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development pursuing initial teacher certification. The recipient can apply to receive the award again.

Esther Choate Lacey Endowment Fund

Established in 1994 by Mr. Larry L. McMullen (BA ’53, JD ’59) and Mrs. Marilyn Lacey McMullen (BS Ed ’54), the endowment honors Marilyn’s mother, Esther Choate Lacey. This award is given to College of Education & Human Development students dedicated to teaching in elementary or secondary schools.

This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to students within the Department of Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum majoring in elementary education or secondary education who are pursuing initial teacher certification. Minimum 3.0+ GPA required.

Eugenia Ritchie-Roberts-Crain and Aven L. Roberts Scholarship in the College of Education

Established in 2019 by the Estate of Mrs. E. Eugenia R. Crain (M Ed ’62), this fund provides scholarship awards to students in the College of Education & Human Development. Mrs. Crain’s career was devoted primarily to the field of education, first teaching for thirteen years at New Franklin High School, in New Franklin, Missouri. She also held teaching positions with Kemper Military School and College, Truman State University, and the University of Central Missouri.

This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Preference given to students from Boone County, Missouri.

Eunice Drake Vandiver Fund for Education

Established in 1997 by the Estate of Mrs. Eunice Drake Vandiver, this permanently endowed fund provides scholarship awards to students pursuing their dream of higher education. Mrs. Eunice Drake Vandiver (BS Ed ’20) and her husband, Mr. Paul McCabe Vandiver (BS Ag ’20), were Boone County, Missouri, residents and big believers in education and philanthropy.

This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development.

Fara and Richard Maltsbarger Professional Educator’s Scholarship

Established in 2017 by Mrs. Fara Maltsbarger (BJ ’98, M Ed ’00) and Mr. Richard D. Maltsbarger (BS Ag ’97, MS Ag ’99), this scholarship is awarded to students pursuing an advanced degree in education while also teaching in K-12 schools.

This fellowship is for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to students within the Department of Learning, Teaching, & Curriculum. Preference given to applicants who are actively pursuing an advanced degree in education while concurrently teaching in K-12 schools with a demonstrated financial need.

Flora E. Davidson Fund

Established in 1969 by Flora E. Davidson, this scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students majoring in elementary education in the College of Education & Human Development.

This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to elementary education majors with a demonstrated financial need of good moral character.

Florence M. Lindner Scholarship Fund

Established in 2008 by the Estate of Florence M. Lindner (BS Ed ’40), this endowment provides annual scholarship awards to students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development.

This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development.

Genevieve Lynch Memorial Scholarship

Anna Genevieve Antonelli Lynch, an educator in the counties of Randolph and Chariton for forty-four years, believed that every child deserved equal access to a quality education and the opportunity to excel in the classroom. Established in 2014 by Sherie Lynch Marek (BS Ed ’64), Leonard Marek (BS Ag ’65), and Michael Marek, this award honors Sherie’s mother, Genevieve Lynch. During her career, Ms. Lynch served as K-12 and Special Education teacher, counselor, and school administrator. This scholarship honors Ms. Lynch’s legacy and commitment to education in perpetuity.

This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to junior or senior level (60+ credit hours) students. Preference given to students from Randolph County, Missouri or Chariton County, Missouri. Additional preference given to transfer students.

Gerald E. and Fern M. Green Scholarship in Education Endowed Fund

Established in 2002, by Gerald and Fern Green, this scholarship is awarded to both undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Education & Human Development.

This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development.

Geraldine K. Fergen Scholarship Fund

Established in 1971, this scholarship honors Geraldine K. Fergen’s many years of service to the University of Missouri and Special Education. This scholarship is awarded to worthy students enrolled in the Department of Special Education.

This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to special education majors.

Gertrude Strickler Memorial Fund

Established in 1985 by the Estate of Gertrude Strickler (MA ’37), this award is given to female students majoring in health and physical education at MU.

H.H. London Graduate Research Assistantship Fund

Established in 1985 by Dr. H.H. London (MA ’29), this assistantship is awarded to graduate students pursuing a degree in educational technology in the College of Education & Human Development.

This fellowship is for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to students within the School of Information Science & Learning Technologies pursuing a degree in educational technology. Preference given to doctoral students.

H.H. London Recognition Scholarship Fund

Established in 1971 in honor of Dr. H.H. London (MA ’29) by associates and former students of Dr. London, upon the occasion of his retirement from Mizzou, this scholarship is awarded to graduate students pursuing a degree in educational technology in the College of Education & Human Development.

This scholarship is for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to students within the School of Information Science & Learning Technologies pursuing a degree in educational technology who have a demonstrated financial need.

Hardin Pettit Scholarship Fund in Education

Established in 1982 by Dr. Veralee Hardin and Neila Pettit, this scholarship is awarded to graduate students who work with students experiencing academic difficulties.

This fellowship is for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Preference given to students of high scholastic standing who have demonstrated a commitment to work with students experiencing academic difficulties. Additional preference given to graduate students who hold a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from MU.

Hazel Hill Miller Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1988 by the family of Mrs. Hazel Hill Miller (BS Ed ’21), a 1921 graduate of the College of Education & Human Development, this scholarship is awarded to full-time students who demonstrate academic achievement.

This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to full-time students with a demonstrated financial need and commitment to academic excellence.

Hazel M. Knutson Scholarship Fund

Mrs. Hazel M. (Zurcher) Knutson earned her bachelor’s degree in education at Mizzou as an honor student and went on to study under Jean Piaget in Switzerland. After teaching in France and Germany, Hazel returned to the United States and taught in North Kansas City. This scholarship is awarded in her honor.

This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Preference given to elementary education majors.

Helen M. Barrett Scholarship in Education

Established in 1990 by the Estate of Helen M. Barrett, this scholarship is awarded to students majoring in education who display high scholastic achievement. Mrs. Helen Louise McMahon Barrett (BS Ed ’30), an alumna of the College of Education & Human Development spent her career as a mathematics teacher and mathematics department chair with Mehlville High School in St. Louis, Missouri. After her 30-plus-year career as a math teacher, Mrs. Barrett was President of the Mehlville Board of Education. The Mehlville High School Library is named in her honor. Mrs. Barrett established multiple endowed scholarship funds with the University of Missouri System to benefit education, mathematics, and engineering students.

This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to students with a demonstrated financial need of high scholastic standing majoring in education.

Herbert Schooling Fund for Leadership in Higher Education

Dr. Herbert W. Schooling (MA ’40, Ed D ’54) served as Dean of the College of Education & Human Development from 1963 – 1966 and went on to serve as both Provost and Chancellor of the University of Missouri. Established in 1983 by friends of Dr. Schooling, this scholarship is awarded to graduate students enrolled in higher and adult education.

This scholarship is for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to students within the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis.

Irv Cockriel Endowed Education Fund

Dr. Irv Cockriel served 32 years as a faculty leader and made many contributions to the College as a whole. Dr. Cockriel was instrumental in creating many scholarships currently awarded by the College of Education & Human Development. On his retirement, friends and colleagues established this fund in 2000 to honor Dr. Cockriel.

This scholarship is for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development’s Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis. Preference given to doctoral students in higher and continuing education and students who are active members of Kappa Delta Pi.

Isaac Hinton Brown Scholarship Fund

Established in 1922 by the Missouri Women’s Club of New York City and Mrs. Edith Brown Smith, daughter of Isaac Hinton Brown, this scholarship is awarded to undergraduate female students in the College of Education & Human Development. Preference is given to students from a rural district in the Ozark region, who have graduated from a Missouri high school.

This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to freshmen female Missouri high school graduates with a demonstrated financial need pursuing initial teacher certification. Preference given to students from a rural district in the Ozark region of Missouri.

Jacob M. and Annie D. Cunningham Education Fund

Judith A. Cunningham established this fund in 1999 to honor her parents, Jacob and Annie Cunningham. The Cunninghams valued the profession of teaching and the importance of philanthropy. The award assists students majoring in Special Education.

This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to special education majors, preferably those pursuing the knowledge and practice needed to support students for whom learning is difficult because of a mental, physical, psychological, or cultural challenge.

Jason M. and Margaret H. Terry Memorial Education Endowment Fund

Established in 2005 by the Estate of Margaret H. Terry, this permanently endowed fund was established to honor the memory of Mrs. Margaret H. Terry (BS Ed ’37, MA ’42) and her husband, Mr. Jason M. Terry, by providing scholarship awards to deserving students pursuing their goal of becoming an educator.

This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Preference given to students with a demonstrated financial need.

James A. Gardner Scholarship Fund

Established in 2000 by James A. Gardner, this scholarship is awarded to undergraduate or graduate students who are graduates of Mineral Area College of St. Francois County Missouri. The recipients must plan on entering the teaching profession and can receive this award for additional semesters.

This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to students who are graduates of Mineral Area College of St. Francois County, Missouri, pursuing initial teacher certification. The award may be renewed for additional semesters if the recipient continues to meet the criteria of the fund.

James R. Trice Fund

Established in 1989 by the Estate of Mr. James Robert Trice (BS Ed ’51, MA ’52), this permanently endowed fund provides scholarship awards to College of Education & Human Development students majoring in art education.

This scholarship is for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to the art education program within the Department of Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum. Preference given to students who have an emphasis in handcrafts.

Jennifer L. Wilson Memorial Scholarship Fund

Dr. Jennifer Wilson (PhD ’04) reached out to others to further literacy and understanding. As a Fulbright Scholar, book editor, and associate professor at the University of South Carolina, she demonstrated what it really means to be a teacher. Dr. Wilson also raised funds to establish “A Chance Through Literacy,” to help educate students in poverty. Friends and family established this fund in 2014 to further her goals and philosophy.

This scholarship is for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to doctoral students within Department of Learning, Teaching, & Curriculum studying reading or literacy. Preference given to doctoral students with a commitment to equity and social justice, who are interested in the middle school level.

Jo and Wayne Behymer College of Education Ambassador Scholarship

Mr. Wayne L. Behymer (BS Ag ’60) and Dr. Jo Behymer (BS Ed ’62, M Ed ’65, Ed Sp ’75, Ed D ’77) celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2011. Jo is a retired faculty member and alumna of the College of Education & Human Development and founded the Ambassador Program. As a tribute to Jo and their marriage, Wayne established this scholarship to support College of Education & Human Development Ambassadors, their children, and grandchildren.

This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Recipients must be current College of Education & Human Development Ambassadors; former Ambassadors now working on advanced degrees in the College; and/or children or grandchildren of former Ambassadors.

Jo (Haden) Behymer Scholarship

Mr. Wayne L. Behymer (BS Ag ’60) and Dr. Jo Behymer (BS Ed ’62, M Ed ’65, Ed Sp ’75, Ed D ’77) celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in June of 1986. Jo is a retired faculty member and alumna of the College of Education & Human Development. Wayne established this scholarship as a tribute to their marriage and in honor of Jo. The scholarship is awarded to students majoring in Early Childhood and Elementary Education in the College of Education & Human Development.

This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Preference given to freshmen students majoring in Early Childhood or Elementary Education who graduated from high schools in either Boone or Callaway Counties.

Joe Donaldson, Ed.D. Scholarship Fund

Established to support the Statewide Cooperative Ed.D. Program in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, this scholarship seeks to develop effective leaders and problem solvers in educational settings. First awarding in 2019, the Joe Donaldson, Ed.D Scholarship awards to individuals from underrepresented groups in education.

This scholarship is for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development’s Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis. Restricted to historically underrepresented students admitted into the Statewide Cooperative Ed.D. Program.

John D. Collier Memorial Scholarship Fund

John D. Collier received a bachelor’s degree in education in 1957 and a master’s degree in education in 1961, both from the University of Missouri. In 2004, Bonnie Collier established this scholarship in honor of her husband, John D. Collier.

This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to special education majors with a demonstrated financial need. Preference given to graduates of these high schools in the following order: John F. Hodge High School in St. James, Missouri; DeSoto High School in DeSoto, Missouri; any Missouri high school.

John H. and Pamela A. Stahl Undergraduate Scholarship Fund

Established in 2005 by Mr. John H. Stahl (BS BA ’67, MA ’71) and Mrs. Pamela A. Stahl (BS Ed ’72), this permanently endowed fund provides scholarships to undergraduate students in the College of Education & Human Development.

This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to students with a demonstrated financial need who are Missouri residents. Preference given to incoming freshmen or transfer students who have earned an Associate in Arts degree prior to enrolling at Mizzou. The award is renewable for up to four (4) years for incoming freshmen and up to two (2) years for transfer students if the recipient continues to meet the criteria and is academically eligible to receive financial assistance.

John Homer Bothwell Scholarship

Established in 1931, by the Estate of John Homer Bothwell, this scholarship is awarded to students in the College of Education & Human Development with a preference for students from Pettis County, Missouri. Upon his arrival to Pettis County in 1871 from neighboring Illinois, Mr. Bothwell was first an attorney and soon became a politician, serving as an assistant prosecuting attorney and acting judge of the circuit court and representing the county in the Missouri General Assembly for four terms. Mr. Bothwell’s influence helped make Sedalia the permanent location for the Missouri State Fair.

This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to students with a demonstrated financial need. Preference given to students from Pettis County, Missouri.

John P. and Eleanor Jeffrey McKay Memorial Scholarship

In 1996, Mrs. Barbara A. Hendrich (BS HE ’62) established this scholarship in memory of her parents, Dr. John Price McKay (MA ’32, Ed D ’39) and Mrs. Eleanor Jeffrey McKay (BS Ed ’29), who were both graduates of the College of Education & Human Development. This endowed scholarship fund in their memory is for the benefit of the College of Education & Human Development.

This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to junior (60+ credit hours) or senior (90+ credit hours) level undergraduates, or graduate students, with a 3.0+ cumulative GPA who graduated from a high school in either Boone County, Missouri or Jefferson County, Missouri.

Jolene Marra Schulz Scholarship Fund

Established in 2005 by Mrs. Jolene Marra Schulz (BS Ed ’63, M Ed ’73), this permanently endowed scholarship fund was created to make education more affordable for undergraduate students in the College of Education & Human Development. Mrs. Schulz, and her husband, Mr. Bill Schulz (BS Ag ’62), are lifelong philanthropists at the University of Missouri. It is very important to Mr. and Mrs. Schulz to set a new standard for Mizzou through the College of Education & Human Development.

This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to students with a demonstrated financial need who are Missouri residents. First preference given to graduates of a high school in Boone County, Missouri, or Macon County, Missouri. Additional preference given to incoming freshmen or transfer students who have earned an Associate in Arts degree prior to enrolling at Mizzou. The award is renewable for up to four (4) years for incoming freshmen and up to two (2) years for transfer students if the recipient continues to meet the criteria and is academically eligible to receive financial assistance.

Joseph A. Johnston Research Award in Career Development

Established in 2000, by friends and colleagues, this award honors Professor Johnston’s contributions to career development. The award is given to students conducting research in career development in Educational, School and Counseling Psychology in the College of Education & Human Development.

This award is for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to students within the Department of Educational, School & Counseling Psychology conducting research in career development.

Joseph P. Blanton Scholarship Fund

David A. Blanton, Sr. established this fund in 1958, in memory of his beloved father, Joseph P. Blanton. J.P. Blanton taught for two years in Kentucky rural schools, then came to Missouri where he taught at Watson Seminary in Ashley, Missouri, and was Principal at Parker Seminary and the public schools of Troy, Missouri, before becoming Superintendent of Schools in Mexico, Missouri, in 1877. He was elected President of the First District Normal School (now known as Truman State University) in 1882, remaining in that position until 1891 when he joined the faculty of the University of Missouri as Professor and Dean of the newly formed Department of Education. In 1898 he became President of the University of Idaho but remained there only two years. He retired from education in 1900. This award supports undergraduate educational development.

This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development.

Kappa Delta Pi Scholarship

Established in 1981, by various donors, this scholarship is awarded to College of Education & Human Development students who are active members of the Kappa Delta Pi organization.

This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to current members of the Kappa Delta Pi Organization (must maintain active membership while enrolled at Mizzou).

Kate Stamper Wilhite Fund

Established in 1990 by Mrs. Kate Stamper Wilhite (BS Ed ’19), this permanently endowed fund benefits students in the College of Education & Human Development by providing scholarship awards.

This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. The recipient(s) may be entering freshmen or entering graduate students. The recipient may apply for consideration to receive the award again.

Larry Kantner Scholarship Fund

Established in 1988, by donations from family, friends and co-workers, this scholarship honors Dr. Larry Kantner’s many years of service as a professor of art education. It is awarded to students pursuing a teaching degree in art education.

This scholarship is for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to art education students within the Department of Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum. The award shall be renewable so long as recipients continue meeting criteria.

Laura Elizabeth Brandt Education Scholarship Fund

Established in 1997 by Laura Elizabeth Brandt, this scholarship is awarded to students in the College of Education & Human Development.

This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development.

Lawrence H. Essmann and the Essmann Family Scholarship

Believing in the transformative power of elementary teachers, Lawrence Essmann established this scholarship in 2017 to support students studying elementary education.

This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to elementary education majors.

LeRoy Dehart Smithers and Rosalie Cousins Smithers Scholarship in Education

Established in 2005 by the Estate of Mrs. Rosalie Cousins Smithers (BS Ed ’34) and Mr. Le Roy Dehart Smithers (BS Eng ’31), this scholarship is awarded to promising students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development.

This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development.

Linda Holman Atkins Endowment Fund

Established in 2008 by Mrs. Linda Holman Atkins (BS Ed ’56), a 1956 education graduate and elementary teacher at Ridgeway School in Columbia, Missouri, this permanently endowed fund provides awards to students majoring in Elementary Education in the College of Education & Human Development. Mrs. Atkins and her husband, Mr. Thomas E. Atkins III (BS BA ’56), were born and raised in Columbia, Missouri, and lifelong philanthropists within the community determined to pay it forward.

This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to elementary education majors.

Lois Knowles Scholarship

Dr. Lois Knowles, the first woman to become a tenured full professor in the College of Education & Human Development, was nationally recognized for changing the way mathematics is taught to elementary students. This scholarship, established in 1979, honors Dr. Knowles. It is awarded to graduate students with high scholastic standing and a commitment to elementary education.

This fellowship is for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to elementary education (other than reading and language arts) students within the Department of Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum who have 24+ credit hours with the University. Preference given to a student in residence.

Loran G. Townsend Scholarship Fund

Dr. Loran G. Townsend (MA ’31, PhD ’32) served as Dean of the College of Education & Human Development from 1945 – 1963. Established in 1964 by fellow faculty members and other friends and associates of Dr. Townsend, this permanently endowed fund honors his memory by providing scholarship awards to sophomore level or higher students showing recognized ability and professional promise in the field of education.

This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to sophomore level (30+ credit hours) or higher, including graduate level, students pursuing a degree in education. Recipients shall be chosen because of recognized ability and professional promise in the field of education. Demonstrated financial need on the part of the student is to be considered only when all other factors appear to be essentially equal and then the factor of need may be used to determine the final recommendation.

Loreen Mohler Dorsey Scholarship Fund

Established in 1985 by Loreen Dorsey, this scholarship is awarded to students in the College of Education & Human Development who plan to teach first grade.

This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to female elementary education majors.

Lucille Marie Cobb Memorial Fund

Established in 1996, in memory of Lucille Marie Cobb, this award is given to graduate students majoring in library science in the College of Education & Human Development’s School of Information Science & Learning Technologies.

This scholarship is for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development’s School of Information Science & Learning Technologies. Restricted to Library & Information Science students with financial need showing academic excellence.

Lucinda M. and Robert G. Fields Endowment Fund

Established in 2012 by alumna Lucy Fields and her husband Jeffrey Gallup, in honor of Lucy’s parents, Lucinda M. and Robert G. Fields, this scholarship is awarded to students studying Mathematics Education within the College of Education & Human Development.

This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to mathematics education majors in the Department of Learning, Teaching & Curriculum with a demonstrated financial need.

Ludmila Weir Dickeson Scholarship Endowment Fund

Established in 2013, by Mrs. Ludmila “Ludie” Weir Dickeson (BS Ed ‘63, M Ed ‘66) and Dr. Robert C. Dickeson (BA ‘62, MA ‘63, PhD ‘68), this scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students in the College of Education planning a teaching career.

This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to students pursuing initial teacher certification.

Mamie J. McCormick Graduate Student Fellowship Fund

Established in 1973 by the Estate of Mamie Jane McCormick (MA ’27), this fellowship is awarded to graduate students in the College of Education & Human Development, with a preference for students with a rural background.

This fellowship is for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to students within the School of Information Science & Learning Technologies. Preference given to students from rural areas of Missouri.

Mardel and David Lillard Education Scholarship Fund

Retired teacher Mrs. Mardel Lillard (BS Ed ’52) and retired civil engineer Mr. David Lillard (BS CiE ’52) established this scholarship in 2001 to provide scholarship awards to students in the College of Education & Human Development.

This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Preference given to sophomore, junior, or senior level (30+ credit hours) students majoring in elementary education.

Marilyn Lacey McMullen Scholarship Fund

Mr. Larry L. McMullen (BA ’53, JD ’59) established this scholarship in 1995 as a 40th wedding anniversary gift to his wife, Mrs. Marilyn Lacey McMullen (BS Ed ’54). The award honors Marilyn’s appreciation and support of the College of Education & Human Development, her experience as a teacher, and her commitment to the community through volunteer service in various Kansas City organizations.

This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to students dedicated to teaching with a 3.0+ cumulative GPA who are pursuing initial teacher certification and majoring in either elementary education or secondary education.

Marketing Education Scholarship Fund

Established in 1984 via a phonathon conducted by students in the College of Education & Human Development, this scholarship is awarded to graduate students enrolled in the Department of Learning, Teaching, & Curriculum.

This scholarship is for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to students within the Department of Learning, Teaching, & Curriculum. Preference given to students who pursue a degree with a focus in a career and technical education discipline area.

Martha Wilcoxson Jordan and Harold Roy Jordan Scholarship in Education Endowment

Established in 2000 by alumna Martha “Marty” Jordan (BS Ed ’52) and her husband, alumnus Harold Jordan (BA ’51), this scholarship is awarded to worthy students in the College of Education & Human Development.

This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Preference given to students who graduated from a high school in Brentwood, Missouri or Carrollton, Missouri.

Marvellee Michel Ridgeway Scholarship Fund in Education

Mrs. Marvellee Michel Ridgeway taught in the College of Education & Human Development at the University of Missouri for 25 years and established this scholarship in 1981. The award is given to undergraduate students preparing for a career in elementary education or secondary education. It is renewable if recipient continues to meet the criteria.

This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to students pursuing initial teacher certification with a 3.25+ cumulative GPA. First preference is a student majoring in elementary education. Second preference given to a student majoring in secondary education. This award is renewable if criteria is met, and the student applies annually.

Mary Ann Baugher O’Brien Special Education Scholarship Fund

Established in 1989 by Mr. Raymond F. O’Brien (BS BA ’48) as a surprise anniversary gift to his wife, Mrs. Mary Baugher O’Brien (BS Ed ’48), this scholarship is awarded to students in the College of Education & Human Development within the Department of Special Education.

This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to full-time students majoring in Special Education.

Mary Helen Hill Locaty Memorial Fund

Mrs. Mary Helen Hill Locaty (BS Ed ’23) received her bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Missouri in 1923. This scholarship was established in 1989 by Ms. Dorothy Hill in memory of her sister, Mary Helen Hill Locaty. The endowment in Mary Helen’s memory is for the benefit of students in the College of Education & Human Development who want to become teachers.

This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to students pursuing initial teacher certification. First preference given to students who are graduates from any high school in Vernon County, Missouri. Second preference given to students from any high school in the State of Missouri. Award may be renewed if recipient shows satisfactory progression in the teacher preparation program.

Mary Jane Lang Doctoral Scholarship Fund

Dr. Mary Jane Lang Grundler received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Missouri, where she taught from 1947 until her retirement in 1985. Established in 1985 by Dr. Grundler, this scholarship is awarded to doctoral students in the College of Education & Human Development.

This fellowship is for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to students within the Department of Educational, School and Counseling Psychology who is/are completing their second year of residency in the doctoral program. The recipients shall have successfully completed their comprehensive examinations. The award is contingent upon the acceptance of the student’s research proposal by the Graduate Advisory Committee. Preference given to students with a demonstrated financial need and commitment to academic excellence.

Mary Jane Lang Graduate Scholarship Fund

Dr. Mary Jane Lang Grundler received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Missouri, where she taught from 1947 until her retirement in 1985. Established in 1983 by Dr. Grundler, this scholarship is awarded to graduate students who show academic excellence and professional promise.

This fellowship is for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to students within the Department of Learning, Teaching, & Curriculum majoring in English education. Preference given to doctoral students showing academic excellence and professional promise.

Mary L. James Scholarship Endowment in the College of Education

Established by Mary L. James in 2008, this scholarship is awarded to undergraduate and graduate students whose scholarship and volunteer service demonstrate commitment to excellence. Mary dedicated her life to public service in the fields of education and health care.

This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to students with volunteer experience showing academic excellence.

Mary Malinda (Lenna) Foglesong Abernathy Scholarship in the College of Education

Established in 2016 by the Estate of Marianne Jewel Ryan, this fund was created in honor of Ms. Jewel’s mother, Mary, who was an alumna of the College of Education & Human Development in 1904, to create scholarships for College of Education & Human Development students.

This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development.

Mary McMullan Packwood Scholarship Fund

Established in 1981 by Ms. Mary E. McMullan Packwood (BS Ed ’36, M Ed ’41), this scholarship is awarded to students in art education. Ms. Packwood received a bachelor’s degree in 1934 and her master’s degree in 1938, both from the College of Education & Human Development. She taught as a college professor at Illinois State University, wrote the book “Art Education in the Elementary School,” and penned many articles on art education in professional magazines.

This fellowship is for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to students within the Department of Learning, Teaching, & Curriculum pursuing advanced degrees in art education with a 3.0+ cumulative GPA.

Mary Potter Kunkler Endowed Scholarship Fund

Mary Potter Kunkler graduated from the College of Education & Human Development in 1931. In 2002, James E. Kunkler, his daughter, Mary Jane Kunkler Smith, and his granddaughter, Ann Evans Self, established this scholarship to honor James’ wife, Mary Potter Kunkler. This scholarship is awarded to graduate and undergraduate students.

This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development.

Mary Virginia Morgan Scholarship

Established by the Association for Childhood Education International in 1985 to honor Mary Virginia Morgan, this scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students in the College of Education & Human Development pursuing initial teacher certification and committed to a career in teaching.

This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to students majoring in early childhood education or elementary education. Preference given to members of the Association of Early Childhood Education. Additional preference given to students at the junior level (60-90 credit hours) or sophomore level (30-60 credit hours).

Mathematics Education Endowment Fund

Established in 2006 by alumni and friends of mathematics education to provide awards to College of Education & Human Development students in the field of mathematics education.

This fellowship is for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to students within the Department of Learning, Teaching, & Curriculum pursuing advanced degrees in mathematics education.

Merea Williams Scholarship Fund

Miss Merea Williams (MA ’31), a longtime faculty member of the College of Education & Human Development, taught and advised many young people in the field of business education. Established in 1985, this scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students in secondary education.

This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to students showing academic promise majoring in secondary education. Preference given to entering freshmen with a 3.0+ cumulative high school GPA who are planning to teach.

Meharry Fellowship in Graduate Education

Established in 1997 by Dr. and Mrs. Richard Andrews, Dean Emeritus of the College of Education & Human Development, this award honors the memory of Letitia Meharry and her family. The philanthropically minded Meharry family donated funds for the creation of the Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN., which allowed African American students a greater opportunity to become doctors and nurses. Created to expand on that tradition, this scholarship is awarded to African American students pursuing higher education.

This fellowship is for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to students within the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis who are pursuing advanced study to provide leadership for public education in Missouri and the nation. Preference given to African American students.

Mildred Brand Cardwell, and her parents, James H. (Huey) and Irene Brand Memorial Scholarship Fund

Mrs. Cardwell was a 1941 graduate of the College of Education & Human Development. Her father, James Brand, was a Superintendent of Education in the Crawford County area. In 2001 G.C. Cardwell established this scholarship in memory of his wife, Mildred, and her parents.

This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Preference given to graduates of high schools in these areas in the following order: Steelville, Missouri; Crawford County, Missouri; any Missouri high school.

Mizzou Military Future Educators’ Scholarship

Established in 2017, this scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development who are self-identified active duty or honorably discharged former military members. Many current and former military members possess the skill set and workforce training experience to become excellent teachers and facilitators in a variety of settings.

This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to self-identified active duty or honorably discharged former military members. Preference given to undergraduate students with 24+ credit hours enrolled in an undergraduate program, including but not limited to the Educational Studies (BES) Degree.

Neil C. Aslin Scholarship Fund

In 1977, family and friends established this scholarship honoring the memory of Dr. Neil C. Aslin (MA ’41, Ed D ’52), a prior superintendent of the Columbia Public Schools, as well as professor and chairman of the Department of Educational Administration in the College of Education & Human Development. “He enjoyed his work, and he enjoyed seeing those around him enjoy theirs. He encouraged others to advance, and he was just an unusually dynamic individual,” said local education leader Eliot Battle when the Columbia education administration building was named in Dr. Aslin’s honor. Dr. Aslin often summed up his philosophy for success: “Modern education institutions must avoid becoming rigid and impersonal. Efficiency in schools is important but can be overdone.” This scholarship is awarded to graduate students in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.

This fellowship is for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development’s Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis.

Norman C. Gysbers Endowment Fund in the College of Education

Dr. Norm Gysbers’ friends, family, and colleagues, in recognition of his outstanding leadership in the field of Educational, School and Counseling Psychology, established this fellowship fund in 2009. The fellowship provides awards to Counseling Psychology students pursuing a masters or doctoral degree in the College of Education & Human Development.

This fellowship is for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to counseling psychology masters or doctoral students in the Department of Educational, School and Counseling Psychology who show the potential to become leaders in their field.

Patricia E. Paden Scholarship in Education

Established in 2015 by a bequest from the Estate of Dr. Amy C. King (BS Ed ’49), the Patricia E. Paden (BS Ed ’47) Scholarship in Education is awarded to worthy students in the College of Education & Human Development. Dr. King and Mrs. Paden were sisters and lifelong educators.

This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to students with a demonstrated financial need.

Patricia W. Jenkins Memorial Endowment Fund

Established by her daughters in 2008, this fund honors the legacy of Patricia Jenkins, long-time faculty member and a 1980 graduate of the College of Education & Human Development. The annual scholarship supports students studying in the reading and literacy fields.

This scholarship is for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to reading and literacy education students within the Department of Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum. Preference given to non-traditional students.

Paul C. Polmantier Memorial Fund

Dr. Paul C. Polmantier was a longtime professor in the Department of Educational, School & Counseling Psychology. In 1979, Mrs. Paul Polmantier established this award in memory of her husband. The award provides support for scholarships, distinguished lectureships, and research in the Department of Educational, School & Counseling Psychology.

This funding is available for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to students within the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies.

Peabody Fellowship Fund

Established in 1912 by the trustees of the Peabody Educational Fund, this scholarship is awarded to College of Education & Human Development students.

This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development.

Pettit Hardin Scholarship Fund in memory of Jackie Pettit White

Established in 1982 by long time College of Education & Human Development professors Dr. Veralee Hardin (M Ed ’57, Ed D ’64) and Dr. Neila Barrett Pettit (BS Ed ’58, M Ed ’67, Ed D ’70), this scholarship honors the memory of Dr. Pettit’s daughter, Jackie. It is awarded to deserving students of high scholastic standing in the College of Education & Human Development.

This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to students showing academic excellence and a demonstrated commitment to English education pursuing initial teacher certification.

Phi Beta Lambda Scholarship

Established in 1983 by various persons on behalf of Phi Beta Lambda honorary fraternity, this scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students in the College of Education & Human Development, with preference given to members of Phi Beta Lambda.

Phi Delta Kappa Graduate Scholarship Fund

Phi Delta Kappa is an education honor society established on the Mizzou campus in 1909. Established in 1983 by the Gamma Chapter of the Phi Delta Kappa, this scholarship is awarded to graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Preference is given to members of Phi Delta Kappa. This scholarship is renewable if the recipient meets the award criteria.

Phi Delta Kappa Undergraduate Scholarship Fund

Phi Delta Kappa is an education honor society established on the Mizzou campus in 1909. Established in 1983 by the Gamma Chapter of the Phi Delta Kappa, this scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Preference is given to members of Phi Delta Kappa. This scholarship is renewable if the recipient meets the award criteria.

Pi Lambda Theta Alpha Chapter Scholarship Fund

Pi Lambda Theta is a prestigious nationwide education honor society. It was founded at Mizzou in 1910 as an honorary fraternity for women in education. This scholarship, established in 1983 by the Alpha Chapter of Pi Lambda Theta, is awarded to students in the College of Education & Human Development.

Pullis Family Scholarship

Dr. Mike Pullis was a faculty member in the Department of Special Education from 1988 – 2013. He served as the Department Chair for twelve years, as well as the Associate Dean for nine years. Dr. Pullis oversaw the Student Council for Exceptional Children for fifteen years as the faculty sponsor. His parents, Rosemary and George Pullis, were classroom teachers and school counselors. Dr. Pullis established this scholarship in 2014. It is awarded to senior level students majoring in Special Education. Preference is given to students who are active in the Student Council for Exceptional Children. It may also be awarded to the student selected as the Most Outstanding Undergraduate.

This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to special education majors at the senior level (90+ credit hours) with a demonstrated financial need. Selection is based upon academic achievement. Preference given to students active in the Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC).

Ralph H. Parker Endowment for Excellence in the School of Library and Informational Science

Dr. Edward P. Miller, a professor in the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies for 12 years, also serving as Dean for 10 of those 12 years, established this fund, his first of two permanently endowed funds with the University, in 1988. This award is given to graduate students enrolled in the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies.

This funding is available for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to students within the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies.

Ralph K. and Lois L. Watkins Scholarship Fund

Dr. Ralph K. Watkins (BS Ed ’16, MA ’18, PhD ’23), an educator for 52 years, was a longtime professor in the College of Education & Human Development. Established in 1963 by friends, colleagues, and former students to honor Dr. Watkins upon his retirement from the University, this scholarship is awarded to full-time undergraduate or graduate students in the College of Education & Human Development. Mrs. Lois L. Watkins received her Master of Arts from MU in 1917.

This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to full-time students. Preference given to students showing academic excellence.

Richard V. Hatley Educational Leadership Research Award

Established in 1998 by friends, family, and former students of Dr. Richard V. Hatley, this fellowship honors Dr. Hatley by providing awards to graduate students in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis in the College of Education & Human Development.

This fellowship is for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to doctoral students in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis for the purpose of recognizing exceptional research on educational institutions and their leaders, and to promote dissemination of the results of that research.

Robert C. Shaw Education Fund

Through his nearly fifty-year career, Dr. Robert C. Shaw, Sr. (M Ed ’54, Ed D ’59) served as a mentor and role model for two generations of school leaders. This permanently endowed fund honors his years of service and many contributions to the College of Education & Human Development and education across the state as an educator in Missouri. Established in 2000 by friends and colleagues of Dr. Shaw, this fellowship is awarded to graduate students studying educational administration.

This fellowship is for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to students within the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis. Preference given to full-time doctoral students studying educational administration. Additional preference given to students who’ve had a successful career experience as a school administrator and are continuing their graduate study with the intent to return to a leadership role in school administration and/or to a professorial role as a teacher of school administrators.

Robert J. and E. Marlese Gourley College of Education Scholarship Endowment

Established in 2007 by Robert and Marlese Gourley, this scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students in the College of Education who exhibit dedication to the mission of becoming a teacher.

This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to students with a demonstrated financial need pursuing initial teacher certification.

Robert L. Burton Scholarship Fund

Dr. Robert Burton enjoyed 21 years of service to the University of Missouri as Assistant and Associate Dean, as well as professor in the departments of Educational, School and Counseling Psychology, and Higher & Adult Education. In 1988, friends and colleagues established this scholarship to honor his legacy. It is awarded to graduate students in the department of Educational, School and Counseling Psychology.

This scholarship is for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development’s Department of Educational, School and Counseling Psychology. Preference given to students who have completed at least two courses in group therapy or practice and have a special interest in group procedures.

Robert M. Frank Fellowship Fund

Established in 1981 by Dr. Robert M. Frank, this fellowship provides scholarships to graduate students enrolled in the department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum and supports students in pursuit of their doctoral degree.

This fellowship is for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to doctoral students in the Department of Learning, Teaching & Curriculum who are in their year of residency.

Robert R. Ross Fellowship in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis

Established in 2016 by Mr. Robert R. Ross, Jr. (M Ed ’12), this fellowship is awarded to graduate students enrolled in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis (ELPA). Encouragement by his mother and grandmother, and other champions in elementary and secondary school, inspired Mr. Ross to set goals that would lead him to become the first member of his family to attend college despite many barriers. Mr. Ross’s mother strongly believed that education was the great equalizer.

This fellowship is for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to students within the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis. Preference given to first-generation African American students. Additional preference given to single parents and non-traditional students. The award may be renewable and shall be merit-based on the recipients’ campus activity and leadership.

Robert Reys and Barbara Bestgen Reys Mathematics Scholarship

Established in 1991, by Dr. Robert Reys (Ed D ’66), Curators’ Distinguished Professor Emeritus, and Dr. Barbara Reys (M Ed ’79, Ed Sp ’82, PhD ’85), Curators’ Distinguished Professor Emerita, both in the Department of Learning, Teaching & Curriculum in the College of Education & Human Development, this scholarship is awarded to full-time students majoring in mathematics education.

This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to full-time students in mathematics education, split between an undergraduate student preparing to be a secondary or middle school math teacher who has successfully completed the calculus sequence, and a full-time doctoral student. Criteria for the scholarship should include an outstanding record. Each scholarship may be renewed to students who continue to meet the criteria.

Russell Fellowship in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis

Established in 2015 by Dr. David R. Russell (PhD ’08) and Mrs. Linda Lee Russell, and first awarded in the summer of 2018, the Russell Fellowship is awarded to a student who has completed, or is in the process of completing, required coursed in quantitative and qualitative research. The award is to provide for the costs of completing an internship in the Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE) and the recipient is known as the “Russell Scholar.” The Russell Scholar will report directly to the Commissioner for Higher Education in Jefferson City, Missouri, and take daily direction from the Assistant Commissioner for Higher Education for Academic Affairs, who will serve as supervisor.

This funding is available for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to students within the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis (ELPA). The recipient shall be a student enrolled in either a doctoral program or master’s program with preference given to a doctoral student.

Ruth E. Norris Scholarship Fund for Graduate Students in Education

Established in 1968, the Ruth E. Norris Scholarship is awarded to worthy students doing graduate work in the College of Education & Human Development. It was established by an educational trailblazer, Ms. Ruth E. Norris (MA ’31). Ms. Norris is an alumna of the College of Education & Human Development, earning her Master of Arts in Education in July 1931. She published many articles in The Elementary School Journal and The English Journal.

This fellowship is for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development with a demonstrated commitment to academic excellence.

Ruth Tandy Royse Fellowship in Library Science Fund

Mrs. Ruth Tandy Royse (BA ’16, BS Ed ’16), a 1916 graduate of Mizzou, established this endowed student support fellowship fund in 1971. Mrs. Royse worked in the University of Missouri library and wanted to study library science, but the school had not yet been established. After the School of Library & Informational Science was established, she worked with the dean to provide this first scholarship.

This fellowship is for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to library science students within the School of Information Science & Learning Technologies who have a demonstrated financial need and proven record of academic excellence.

Samuel C. Hill Scholarship Fund for the College of Education

Established in 1997, this scholarship is awarded to deserving students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development in order to make achieving an education more affordable.

This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to students with a demonstrated financial need.

Sharon Willis Memorial Prize

Established in 1979 by friends and family of Sharon Willis, in memory of Professor Willis and her many contributions to the College of Education & Human Development as a faculty member, this fellowship is awarded to graduate students in the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies who have made significant contributions in the area of children’s literature or children’s library services.

This fellowship is for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to library science students within the School of Information Science & Learning Technologies who have made significant contributions in the area of Children’s Literature or Children’s Library Services.

Student Council for Exceptional Children Scholarship

Established in 1985 by various donors, members of the Student Council for Exceptional Children, this permanently endowed fund provides scholarship awards to students majoring in Special Education with preference given to members of the Student Council for Exceptional Children.

This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Preference given to students majoring in special education. Additional preference given to members of the Student Council for Exceptional Children. Recipients should have a good potential for success as a student. A student may be selected as a recipient again, provided they maintain at least a grade point average greater than the average grade point for students in the College of Education & Human Development.

Suzanne Acuff Rhodes, Gail Van Reen Acuff and Dee Danford Acuff Endowed Fund in Education

Strong believers in high-quality education and instruction for future teachers, Mr. Erwin D. “Dusty” Rhodes, Mr. Phil R. Acuff (BS BA ’53), and Mr. John W. Acuff (BS BA ’61), in 2004, established this award in honor of their wives, Mrs. Suzanne Acuff Rhodes (BS Ed ’55), Mrs. Gail Van Reen Acuff (BS Ed ’55), and Mrs. Dee Danford Acuff (BS Ed ’60), for the purpose of supporting undergraduate students in the College of Education & Human Development.

This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to Missouri residents with a demonstrated financial need.

Technology and Industry Education Scholarship Fund

Established in 1988, by previous technology and industry students from the College of Education & Human Development, this permanently endowed fund is awarded to students pursuing a degree in career and technical education.

This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Preference given to students pursuing a degree with a focus in a career and technical education discipline area who is planning a teaching career. The recipient(s) may be entering freshmen and may apply to receive the award again.

The College of Education Alumni Scholarship Fund

Established in 1984, by Alumni of the College of Education & Human Development, this scholarship is awarded to students enrolled in or planning to enroll in the College of Education & Human Development.

This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Preference given to incoming freshmen and transfer students from community colleges. This scholarship is renewable if the recipient maintains a GPA above the average GPA for students enrolled in the College.

The Education Development Scholarship Fund & The Education Scholarship Fund – Critical Need Gifts

Supported by alumni and friends of the College of Education & Human Development, these general scholarship funds provide far-reaching support for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the College.

These scholarships typically provide multiple awards based on demonstrated financial need or student retention, ranging from $100 – $5,000/year, to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development.

The H. W. Wilson Foundation Scholarship (Library Science Development Scholarship Fund)

H.W. Wilson was a pioneer in the field of indexing periodicals. The H.W. Wilson Foundation is focused on providing financial assistance to causes having the greatest impact on improving the spirit, mind, and body of the greatest number of people through aid, support, and cooperation with charitable, benevolent, educational, and religious institutions. Since 1957, the H.W. Wilson Foundation has supported US and Canadian library and information science programs accredited by the American Library Association.

This scholarship is for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to library science students within the School of Information Science & Learning Technologies.

The John L. Ferguson Scholarship

Dr. John Ferguson started the Missouri Testing and Evaluation Service, where he served as director for 36 years. It is known on campus as the Assessment Resource Center. He also served as a mathematics supervisor at the University Laboratory School prior to being appointed assistant professor of education in guidance counseling. Established in 1986, by John L. Ferguson and his wife Rose, this scholarship is awarded to students planning a career in school counseling. It is renewable if the recipient continues to meet the criteria.

This scholarship is for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development’s Department of Educational, School and Counseling Psychology. Preference given to students planning a school counseling career (the recipient shall have been a teacher and is planning a degree program leading to certification as a school counselor, either elementary or secondary level). The award may be granted for additional semesters.

Theo W.H. Irion Memorial Scholarships

Established in 1953 by colleagues, family and friends of Theo W. H. Irion, this scholarship is awarded to undergraduate and graduate students demonstrating scholastic excellence, professional leadership, and promise as a teacher.

This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to students with a demonstrated financial need showing academic excellence in pursuit of initial teacher certification.

Thomas J. and Jeane S. Lawson Graduate Scholarship in Educational Administration

Established in 1993 by Dr. Tom Lawson (M Ed ’61, Ed D ’70) and Mrs. Jeane Lawson, this scholarship is awarded to graduate students in the College of Education & Human Development pursuing a degree in educational administration.

This fellowship is for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to students within the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis majoring in educational administration with a 3.0+ GPA and a demonstrated financial need.

Titus and Gloria Blackmon Scholarship in the College of Education

Believing in the power of education and the value of good educators, Mr. Titus J. Blackmon (M Ed ’88) and Ms. Gloria Blackmon established this scholarship in 2018 to make a difference for those families who advocate and encourage their children’s education.

This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to: Students with a demonstrated financial need pursuing initial teacher certification. Preference given to underrepresented students. Additional preference given to graduates of these high schools or residents of these areas in the following order: Riverview Garden High School; Wright City High School (Missouri); Resident of Warren County, St. Louis County, or the City of St. Louis (Missouri); Graduate of any Missouri High School.

Walter Scott Monroe Research Fellowship Fund

Mrs. Lula Robinette Monroe established this fellowship in 1978, in memory of her husband, Dr. Walter Scott Monroe (BA ’05, BS Ed ’07, MA ’11). A 1911 charter member of the MU Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa education honor society and an influential figure in education in the early to mid-1900s, Dr. Monroe wrote and published 74 books and many articles on the importance of involving and mentoring graduate students in educational research. Dr. Monroe also wrote one of the first texts on educational research. Dr. Monroe earned his doctorate from the University of Chicago in 1915.

This fellowship is for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to masters or doctoral students with a demonstrated interest in the pursuit of a career focusing on educational research. The fellowship stipend for each recipient is renewable up to a maximum of three years, depending on satisfactory progress toward degree requirements. Recipients shall be known as Walter Scott Monroe Research Fellows.

Wantanee Pakaranodom Memorial Scholarship Fund

Dr. Wantanee Pakaranodom (PhD ’83) received her Ph.D. from the University of Missouri in 1983. Returning home to Thailand in August of 1983, Dr. Pakaranodom was tragically killed, along with other family members, on Korean Air Lines Flight 007. Established in 1985, to honor her memory, this scholarship is awarded to graduate students studying Reading and Language Arts in the College of Education & Human Development.

This fellowship is for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to students within the Department of Learning, Teaching, & Curriculum pursuing advanced degrees in reading / language arts. Preference given to students from Thailand. Second preference given to students from other Asian countries (including Pacific Island countries).

William A. and Christine A. Linnenbringer Education Scholarship

Bill (BS BA ’70) and Christine (BS Ed ’70) Linnenbringer, both alumni of the University of Missouri, share a philosophy of giving, and that by providing children and families with the very best educators the world is a better place. Their scholarship in the College of Education & Human Development was established in 2018 to positively impact not only the Mizzou students receiving scholarships, but in turn, the future students of these new teachers.

This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to junior or senior level (60+ credit hours) students with a demonstrated financial need who have a record of academic excellence and a 3.0+ GPA. Preference given to students pursuing initial teacher certification. Awards are renewable provided the recipients continue to meet the award criteria.

William H. Fisher and Lennie H. and J. Ephraim Downing Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established in 1997 by the trust of Jeannie Vea Fisher, in memory of her late husband William H. Fisher and her parents, Lennie H. and J. Ephraim Downing, this scholarship is awarded to elementary education students in the College of Education & Human Development.

This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to elementary education majors in the Department of Learning, Teaching & Curriculum with a demonstrated financial need.

Vaona Peck Freshman Scholarship in the College of Education

Mrs. Vaona Hedrick Peck (BS Ed ’28), a 1928 graduate of the College of Education & Human Development, created three scholarships in 2000. This scholarship is awarded to freshmen entering the College who exhibited academic excellence in high school and are planning a teaching career.

This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to entering freshmen (0 – 30 credit hours) who showed academic excellence in high school, have a demonstrated financial need, and are pursuing initial teacher certification.

Velma Bowers Douce Scholarship Fund

Dr. Richard Gordon Douce established this scholarship in 1990 in memory of his mother, Velma Bowers Douce, who desired to attend the College of Education & Human Development but was unable to do so for lack of funds. This scholarship is awarded to full-time students, dedicated to teaching, who lived part of their formative years on a working farm.

This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to full-time students with a demonstrated financial need in pursuit of initial teacher certification who spent part of their formative years on a working farm.

Verna Wulfekammer Art Education Doctoral Fellowship

Established in 1996 by the Estate of Verna Mary Wulfekammer, this fellowship provides support for the art education program within the Department of Learning, Teaching, & Curriculum. Ms. Verna M. Wulfekammer’s (BS Ed ’26, MA ’31) contribution to the growth of the art education program at the University of Missouri spanned the four decades between 1928 and 1968. A University of Missouri professor of art, she taught and refined course work in artcraft, bookbinding, basketry, handwork, and supervision of student teaching begun by her mentor, Ella Victoria Dobbs, during the early part of the twentieth century. Wulfekammer was responsible for training two generations of Missouri art teachers. In addition to her longstanding contribution to art education, Wulfekammer was also responsible for the advancement of the weaving program at the university begun by Dobbs in 1927. During Wulfekammer’s tenure at the university, her teaching, publications, and work on state education committees exerted considerable influence on art education throughout the state of Missouri.

This fellowship is for graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to doctoral students within the Department of Learning, Teaching, & Curriculum pursuing art education. Preference given to a concentration of study of weaving and its applications. If there are several applicants, there shall be a review of the students’ academic and artistic portfolios by a three-member committee. Membership of this committee shall be determined by the coordinator of the art education program.

Vincent Leon Prugh Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2020 by Dr. Patsy E. Prugh (M Ed ’74, EdSp ’78, PhD ’80) in honor of her husband, Mr. Vincent L. Prugh (BS Ed ’60), this scholarship is given to students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development who are interested in teaching science. Mr. Prugh taught secondary biology for 30 years in St. Clair, Missouri, for the St. Clair R-XIII School District.

This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to students pursuing initial teacher certification in science education, with preference for those who will teach Biology. This award is renewable to the recipients for one additional year, provided the recipients continue to meet the criteria.

Virginia Hultz Booth Memorial Fund

Established in 1985 by a bequest from the Estates of Mr. Robert James Booth (BS Ag ’13) and Miss Acena Mae Booth (BA ’08, BS Ed ’12), this scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students demonstrating scholastic achievement and good moral character in pursuit of education. Longtime residents of Boone County, Missouri, Robert and Acena, who were brother and sister, named this scholarship after their beloved mother, Mrs. Virginia Hultz Booth, to honor her memory.

This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development. Restricted to students with a demonstrated financial need and good moral character. Preference given to students from Boone County, Missouri, and teacher education or education majors. Scholarship can be renewed for up to 3 years if recipient meets the renewal criteria.