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Scholarships & Awards

The School of Education offers a variety of annual scholarships and awards to qualified undergraduate and graduate students. Students interested in applying for scholarships must be in good academic standing and meet or exceed the donor's criteria. Applications are now available for 2013-2014 and are due on February 14, 2014. Decisions on scholarships will be made by March 15th. Please read the specific qualifications of the scholarships mentioned below before applying to make sure you meet the criteria.

If you accept a scholarship from the School of Education, you must agree to do two things:

1. Attend the School's Honors Day Program scheduled for Saturday, April 12th, 2014.
2. Compose a thank you note to the sponsor of your scholarship.

Scholarships will be awarded subject to fund availability. You may also visit the SIUE Institutional Scholarship page for additional information on scholarships offered to SIUE students. If you have any questions with regard to scholarships offered through the School of Education, please call the Dean's Office at 618.650.3350.

Please check back soon for new updates for educational scholarship opportunities.


School of Education Scholarships

School of Education Dean's Scholarship
Awarded to one student in each of the school's five departments. Students must be in their internship/capstone semester. [more info] [apply now]

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Bessie May Briggs Mason Scholarship Endowment
Awarded to a graduate of Alton High School that is planning to major in education and or music. [more info] [apply now]

Eileen E. Brown Scholarship Endowment
Awarded to a student majoring in early childhood education. [more info] [apply now]

Erika St. Arbor Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a student majoring in Early Childhood Education. [more info]

Department of Kinesiology & Health Education

Corporal Evan T. James Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a student with a declared major in the Department of Kinesiology & Health Education preferably majoring in exercise science. For more information, please contact Erik Kirk, Ph.D., Assistant Professor. (Applications are available and accepted in late Spring). [more info

Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders

Traci Storey Student Scholarship
Awarded to a junior, senior or graduate student majoring in the field of speech-language pathology. To apply and for more information, please contact Steffany Chleboun, Ph.D., Assistant Professor [ more info]


Student Awards

Awards recognize student achievements and are determined by individual departments or committees within the School of Education. Students cannot apply for awards. The majority of our student awards are given at the School of Education's Honors Celebration in April.

School of Education
John T. Hughes, Jr. Award
Awarded to undergraduate students majoring within the School of Education

Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Miriam C. Dusenbery Outstanding Student Award
Awarded to an undergraduate student majoring in elementary education

Salute Christa McAuliffe Award
Awarded to an undergraduate student majoring in elementary education

Ruth Preston Mosser Future Educational Leaders Scholarship 
Awarded to a student enrolled in the Early Childhood Off-Campus Site (Echos) program.

Dr. Ruth W. Richardson Award 
Awarded to an undergraduate student majoring in elementary education or early childhood education

Dr. Susan W. Nall Early Childhood Education Awards
Awarded to one graduate and one undergraduate student majoring in early childhood education

Ronda Weil VanHook Memorial Award 
Awarded to a graduate student in elementary education with a GPA of 3.0 or above

Outstanding Graduate Student in Department of C&I
Awarded to a graduate student in the Department of C&I

Department of Educational Leadership
The Learning, Culture, and Society Outstanding Project Award
Awarded to a graduate student in the Learning, Culture, and Society program

Outstanding Graduate Student in Instructional Technology
Awarded to a graduate student in the instructional technology program

Roy L. Olive Educational Leadership Graduate Award
Awarded to a graduate student in the Educational leadership program completing a Superintendent Certification

Department of Kinesiology and Health Education
Outstanding Student in Exercise Science
Awarded to an undergraduate student majoring in exercise and science

Outstanding Student in Community Health Education
Merit-based award for student with the highest grade point average

Future Leader in Community Health Education
Based on the student's outstanding leadership and community service

Promising Health Educator
Based on improvement made throughout the student's duration in the health education program

Outstanding Graduate Student
Awarded to an graduate student in kinesiology and health education

Department of Psychology
Stephen R. Dankenbring Award in Psychology
Awarded to graduating seniors majoring in the field of psychology

Robert A. Daugherty Memorial Award
Awarded to graduate students majoring in industrial organizational psychology.

Dr. Michael Hurt Award
Awarded to a graduate student majoring in Psychology with a priority in adult/child clinical psychology, community school psychology

Robert J. McLaughlin Psychology Honors Academy Award
Awarded to an undergraduate Psychology Honors Academy Member

Dr. Richard P. Walsh Honors Award
Awarded to a graduate student majoring in Psychology with a specialization in clinical adult psychology

Psychology of Aging Award
Awarded to an outstanding student with an interest in geriatric or aging psychology

Outstanding Field Student Award
Awarded to a top performer in the internship of field practicum course

Outstanding Research Assistant Award
Awarded to one or more students who have done excellent work while collaborating with a professor on research

Department of Special Education and Communications Disorders
John W. and Eva M. Morgan Award in Speech Pathology
Awarded to students majoring in Speech Communications, Speech Pathology, and Theater and Dance

The Julia E. Walker Award
Annual alternating award for an undergraduate student majoring in either special education or environmental studies

The Thomas Wood Mosser Memorial Scholarship 
Awarded to a student majoring in the field of special education.

Outstanding Undergraduate in Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology 
Awarded to an undergraduate student majoring in speech-language pathology & audiology

Outstanding Graduate Student in Speech-Language Pathology
Awarded to an graduate student majoring in speech-language pathology

Excellence in Special Education Award in Memory of Adam Zimmer
Awarded to a student majoring in special education

Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Special Education
Awarded to an undergraduate student majoring in special education

Outstanding Graduate Student in Special Education
Awarded to an graduate student majoring in special education