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Scholarships, Awards & Prizes:

School of Education

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Piyush & Sudha Agrawal Endowed Educational Scholarship
Established by Piyush Agrawal ’72, Ed.S. ’78, Ed.D. ’79 to provide scholarship support for a UAlbany student(s) who is pursuing a degree within the School of Education. Recipients should demonstrate academic achievement, with preference given to students with financial need. 

Arthur Applebee Award for Excellence in Research on Literacy
This award has been established by Judith A. Langer, Ph.D., along with family, friends and colleagues in loving memory of Professor Arthur Applebee. In conjunction with a national literacy association, this endowment will provide an annual award to a national scholar in the area of literacy research. The award will be presented at the national association’s annual conference each year.

Anna Maria Bonaventura Memorial Scholarship
Established in the memory of Anna Maria Bonaventura ’74, ’78, ’87 by her family, this scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in the School of Education with demonstrated interest in teaching English as a second language.

Arvid J. Burke Scholarship
Established in honor of Dr. Arvid J. Burke, Professor of Educational Administration from 1960-1971, to provide scholarship support for graduate students within UAlbany’s School of Education. Preference will be given to a candidate within the field of Educational Administration or any of the advanced degree programs within the School of Education.

Beta Zeta Scholarship
The Beta Zeta Scholarship, established through the generosity of the sisters of Beta Zeta, is awarded to a student accepted to, or enrolled in, a School of Education program who plans to pursue a career in teaching.

Malcolm E. Blum Endowment
Established by Malcolm E. Blum, Class of 1954, the Blum Endowment was created to support students enrolled in full-time study in a School of Education program that leads to initial, permanent, or professional certification in teaching.

Mary M. Briggs Scholarship
Established by Mary M. Briggs '83 MA, the Briggs Scholarship was created to support a University at Albany graduate accepted to and enrolled in the School of Education, who demonstrates financial need and who intends to pursue a career in teaching.

Elizabeth Christen Scholarship
Awarded to a student in a literacy program who has a special interest in adult literacy.

Class of 1955 Award
Established by The Class of 1955, this award was created to recognize a student(s) enrolled in the School of Education who plans to pursue a career in teaching. First preference for this scholarship is given to a student(s) with demonstrated financial need.

Class of 1956 Scholarship
Established by members of The Class of 1956, this scholarship was created to honor a senior undergraduate student(s), or graduate student(s), with demonstrated financial need, in good academic standing with the University at Albany, who intends to pursue a career in teaching. 

Richard M. Clark Endowment Fund
Established at the time of his retirement, the Clark Endowment was created to honor Dr. Richard Clark’s distinguished career in the School of Education, from 1966-1992. The Clark Endowment supports a School of Education doctoral student who is either sole or first author of a paper which has been accepted for presentation at a professional meeting.

Warren R. Cochrane Scholarship
The Warren Scholarship was established by Hortense Cocharane to honor the memory of her husband, Warren Cochrane. Warren was the second African-American male to graduate from the University at Albany in 1930. Appointed to a national civil rights commission by President Carter, Warren also received the University's Distinguished Alumni Award in 1978; for his devoting his life to overcoming prejudices by his endeavors in creating and maximizing economic, social, and political opportunities for African Americans and minorities everywhere. The Cochrane Scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in the School of Education, with preference given to a minority student.

Delta Omega Scholarship
Established by Mrs. Julia Fister Rector, Class of 1932, the Delta Omega Scholarship was created to provide support to an outstanding female student enrolled in a teacher education program. Each annual award is given in memory of a former sorority member, who also served on the faculty.

Alan Domaracki Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of Alan J. Domaracki, Ph.D. by his wife, Jane H. Domaracki, Ph.D., along with family and friends and colleagues, this scholarship provides support to graduate students within UAlbany’s School of Education who have demonstrated academic promise. The donor’s preference is that the student recipient hail from Puerto Rico.

Kenneth and Kathleen Doran Scholarship
Established by Dr. Kenneth Doran, Class of 1939, and Mrs. Kathleen Doran, M.S. ’70, this scholarship is awarded to an academically successful and promising student accepted to,
or in the early stages of, a School of Education program that leads to initial certification in teaching.

Dr. Kimberly E. Esterman Memorial Award
Established in the memory of Dr. Kimberly E. Esterman, Class of 2002, the Esterman Award was created to support a student working in the Middle Earth Peer Assistance Program, and who is enrolled in the School of Education, with a demonstrated interest in working in alcohol, drug, and/or suicide prevention programs at the collegiate level.

Prof. Walter Farmer Science Education Scholarship
Established by Yvonne Farmer ’53 in memory of her husband, Prof. Walter Farmer, this scholarship provides support for graduate students preparing to become teachers of science in K-12 settings, teacher educators in science education or researchers in areas related to science education. Student recipients will be based on academic achievement.

Dr. Frank J. Filippone '41 - Hillside House Scholarship
Established by Hillside House of Coeymans, Inc., in memory of Dr. Frank J. Filippone '41 by his daughter, Dr. Julia Filippone '92, '97, this fund provides scholarships for matriculated graduate students in the School of Education, the College of Arts and Sciences--Department of Psychology, and the School of Social Welfare.  Recipients must demonstrate financial need and academic achievement.

Ira and Elsie Ferber Freedman Education Scholarship

Established by the children of Ira ’43 and Elsie Ferber Freedman ’42, to support a School of Education student interested in becoming an educator in the public schools who has shown exceptional academic achievement and demonstrated financial need.

Jean Edgcumbe Groff ’38 Graduate Scholarship in Education
Established by Jean Groff ’38, and awarded to a School of Education student enrolled in a masters or doctoral program who demonstrates both academic merit and financial need.

Ralph W. Harbison Fellowship
Established by Mrs. Irene Harbison, in honor of her late husband Ralph Harbison, former Dean of the University at Albany’s School of Education, the Harbison Fellowship was created to support full-time graduate student(s) pursuing a degree in the School of Education, with demonstrated high financial need. Candidates for the Harbison Fellowship should demonstrate evidence of leadership, service and commitment to education; academic achievement, and show initiative, energy and enthusiasm.

Gertrude Hunter Parlin Teacher’s Scholarship
Established by Mrs. Parlin, Class of 1917, the Parlin Teacher’s Scholarship was created to support students in a School of Education program that leads to initial, permanent, or professional certification in secondary teaching.

Cathy Bertolino Hoey Scholarship
Established in memory of Mrs. Cathy Hoey, by her husband Tom, family and friends, Cathy was an employee and student of the University at Albany.  This scholarship, in her memory, was created to support a School of Education student who has demonstrated steady academic performance as well as financial need.

Galen R, Cora S. & Norma H. Plumb Education Fund

This fund was established by Galen R. Plumb, Class of 1938 to provide annual scholarship or fellowship support of a full-time UAlbany student who demonstrates high levels of academic achievement and who is committed to a career in teaching.

Jack’s Fund
Established in honor of the late John A. Ether, Professor and Chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, from 1962 to 1987. This scholarship was created to support a School of Education student who has demonstrated exceptional academic achievement and has expressed interest in working with disadvantaged individuals as part of his or her career goals.

Dr. Mary Ellen Jukoski '74 Scholarship
Established by Dr. Mary Ellen Jukoski, MS ’74, this fund provides scholarship support to graduate students obtiaining their degree within UAlbany’s Department of Educational Theory and Practice. The student recipient should demonstrate academic achievement and/or financial need. The Donor’s first preference is that the student recipient be purusing a concerntration in Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology.

Sanford H. Levine Fellowship
This fellowship honors the memory of Sanford H. Levine, an attorney and professor who devoted his career to the State University of New York. Levine Fellows will be selected annually by the Department of Educational Administration & Policy Studies to receive grants intended to help defray the cost of fieldwork and preparation of the dissertation and to support a professional development experience. Founding donors of this fellowship include Dr. D. Bruce Johnstone, former SUNY Chancellor and Distinguished Professor of Higher and Comparative Education; Dr. Clifton R. Wharton, Jr., former Chancellor; Frederic V. Salerno, former Chairman of the SUNY Board of Trustees; Ambassador Donald M. Blinken, former Chairman of the SUNY Board of Trustees, and the Family of Sanford H. Levine.

Betty Knowlton Roe Scholarship
Established by Betty Knowlton Roe, Class of 1942, the Knowlton Roe Scholarship was created to support a student accepted to, or enrolled in, a School of Education Teacher Preparation program.

Dr. Ralph B. Kenney Endowment
Established by Mrs. Marjorie Waite Kenney, Class of 1929, in memory of her husband, Professor Ralph Kenney, this scholarship is awarded to a graduate student in the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology who is enrolled in the School Guidance Program.

Matthew John Pietrzyk Scholarship

Established by Susan M. Benjamin, M.L.S. Class of 1980, and Gerald Benjamin, D.D.S., this scholarship was created to recognize a first year student(s) who has been accepted into any of the School of Education Reading Programs. Recipients must be in excellent academic standing with demonstrated financial need.

Stella R. Pietrzyk Scholarship
Established by Susan M. Benjamin, M.L.S. Class of 1980, and Gerald Benjamin, D.D.S.,this award is granted to a graduate student in the Department of Reading who recognizes the importance of children’s literature. The award will support the student’s attendance at a national conference on reading.

Margaret and Bill Robelee Scholarship                 
Generously established by Margaret and William Robelee ’64, ’66 MA, ’78 MS, ’89 Psy.D., to provide scholarship support to a full-time student pursuing a degree in the University at Albany’s School of Education.  Recipient must be a full-time student studying in the Division of School Psychology who demonstrates financial need and who plans a career in school psychology. If no recipient can be identified in this program, then support may be awarded to a student accepted for graduate study in the Teacher Education program who demonstrates financial need and who is planning a career in teaching.

Paul Saimond Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of Paul Saimond ’54, ’55, this scholarship was created to support a School of Education student pursuing a career in secondary teaching or school leadership who shows exceptional academic achievement and demonstrates financial need.

Gladys G. Sawyer ’37 & J. William Sawyer ’31 Scholarship

Established by Mr. and Mrs. Sawyer, this scholarship is awarded to a full-time undergraduate student pursuing a career in education.

Secondary Education Scholarship

Awarded to a student enrolled in a School of Education program that leads to an initial, permanent, or professional certification in secondary teaching who demonstrates an intent and ability to teach high school.

Dr. H. Craig Sipe Science Education Scholarship
Established by Mrs. Elizabeth Sipe in memory of her husband, Dr. H. Craig Sipe, this scholarship is awarded to a matriculated School of Education student, who demonstrates financial need, has exceptional academic achievement, and who demonstrates an interest in pursuing a career in science education, preferably chemistry or physics.

Jake Alexander Straughter Memorial Scholarship
Established by Mr. Michael C. Hoffman, President and Owner of Turf Hotels and the Straughter Family, this fund provides support a student (s) who is pursuing his/her graduate degree in the School of Education, and who is currently employed as an educational professional providing direct services to students (but not an administrator) in the Albany, Schenectady or Cohoes school districts. The recipient should have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Students planning to be classroom teachers, literacy specialists, special educators, guidance counselors, school psychologists and school counselors are all eligible.

Gene M. Winter Scholarship

Awarded to a doctoral student whose dissertation project focuses on issues in higher education, preferably (but not exclusively) with regard to two-year college administration and teaching.