College of Education Scholarships

Scholarship Description List

Kimberly Russo Memorial Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established in 2015 to benefit undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education. Applicant must participate in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Light the Night Walk in Boca Raton each year applicant receives award. The scholarship award shall be in the amount of up to $500 per semester and is to be used for tuition and fees only. Scholarship applicants must submit a one-page essay along with their application describing what receiving this scholarship would mean to them and how cancer has impacted their life. Applicant must be affected by cancer either individually, or by their spouse or parent.
Marilyn Floyd Federico Memorial Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship was created to support undergraduate students in the Department of Teaching and Learning, majoring in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) teacher education programs. The recipient of this scholarship must be a full time student of at least junior status majoring in a STEM teacher education program who is in good standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation from professors, and a Professional Goals statement (500 words) detailing his/her brief philosophy of teaching and how the scholarship will help meet those goals.
Fields Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship endowment was created in 1994 to provide funding for students enrolled in the Genesis Teacher Education Project. The donor wanted to encourage young people to enter into the field of teaching as their career. Preference is given to secondary education majors.
Norma Gram Memorial Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship was established in November 1981 by Mrs. Ruby Anderson in memory of her daughter, Norma. Ms. Gram was a 1977 alumna of Florida Atlantic University. This scholarship is awarded to secondary students to assist them during the student teaching semester. Preference is given to non-traditional students.
Harry Harmes Memorial Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established in September of 2000 by Marilyn and Charles Federico, longtime Florida Atlantic University associates, in memory of Dr. Harry M. Harmes, their friend and a founding faculty member of the College of Education. Dr. Harmes devoted 32 years to the development of FAU and this College. The award, in recognition of Dr. Harmes' commitment to bringing talented individuals to the field of education, will be given to an outstanding doctoral student in Educational Leadership.
Henry and Albertha McKoy Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was created in 2012 with the purpose of providing educational opportunities for undergraduate and graduate teacher education students in the College of Education. Preference will be given to Jamaican or other West Indian immigrant students or children of Jamaican or other West Indian parents. Scholarship awards will be made on the basis of academic performance and demonstrated financial need.
Julie Jackson Scholarship Endowment Fund
This scholarship was established by family members and friends of the late Julie Jackson. This scholarship is awarded to graduate students in exceptional or adult education
Mildred Kytlica Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established in 2003 from the estate of Mildred Kytlica. This scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to students pursuing a degree from the College of Education.
W. Dorne & J. Latham Kiwanis Education Scholarship
Providing funding for scholarships within the College of Education, the Boca Raton Kiwanis Foundation, Inc. developed this fund in 1994. This scholarship is awarded to a Boca Raton resident who graduated from a Boca area high school, has been admitted to an undergraduate teacher training program in the College of Education, and agrees to maintain a full-time or approved academic schedule. Recipients may not apply for this award a second time.
Dr. Dorothy S. Laird/E.G. Carel Endowed Scholarship Fund
This scholarship gives preference to students enrolled in education, science, business, engineering, social sciences or humanities programs. Applicants must maintain a GPA of at least 2.8 in their undergraduate studies or a 3.0 at the master's level. Applicants must demonstrate good moral character by providing three letters of recognition, one of which must be from the head of a recognized Catholic, Protestant or Jewish organization.
Virginia D. Kelly Exercise, Science & Wellness Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded annually to health sciences students in the College of Education who have finished at least one year of graduate study. This award is based on merit with preference to Christian students.
Mary R. Leiper Endowed Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to students in the College of Education with a preference given to African-American students.
James D. Logsdon Scholarship Endowment
In 1982, Dr. Jack Wells, chairperson of the Department of Educational Leadership, chaired a scholarship fund-raiser on J. D. Logsdon's passing. Contributors to the scholarship included all members of the Department of Educational Leadership, Dr. Logsdon's doctoral students, and past participants in the Department's Extern Program, which J. D. Logsdon directed throughout South Florida. The Rotary Club of Boca Raton also contributed to the memorial. The scholarship raised in excess of $10,000 within three months of Dr. Logsdon's passing. This fund provides scholarships to graduate students within the College of Education in Educational Leadership for dissertations, which are awarded based on academics and financial need.
Donald G. MacKenzie Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was created by friends and students to honor Dr. MacKenzie’s contributions to educational leadership at Florida Atlantic University. The funds from this scholarship are directed to students preparing to assume leadership positions in schools. Dr. MacKenzie was a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and retired from FAU in 1999.
John Miklos Exceptional Student Education Scholar Award
In 1981, this endowment was created by Jan Mae Miklos and the Boca Raton Society for the Retarded. The scholarship provides funding to undergraduate and graduate students studying in the area of exceptional student education or developmental disabilities.
Ernest O. Melby Fellowship Endowment
This Melby Fellowship honors Dr. Ernest O. Melby who was a pioneer philosopher and advocate of community education. In 1976, he accepted a distinguished position at FAU where he served as a special consultant and lecturer for the Center for Community Education since 1965. The gift was established in 1987 through the efforts of various donors. One of the principal donors was Ms. Aurora Melby. The criteria for the fellowship include: 1) Evidence of field experience in community education; 2) Evidence of knowledge of the history and philosophical tenets of community education; 3) Evidence of a commitment to pursue a career in community education; 4) Evidence of community leadership service; 5) May not hold outside employment during fellowship year.
Richard & Shirley Pendell Presbyterian Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the late Dr. Richard Pendell and his wife, Shirley. This scholarship is awarded to talented students from Martin, St. Lucie, and Palm Beach counties who wish to pursue a teaching degree at FAU. Preference is given, but is not limited to Presbyterian students.

Lenny & Judy Pippin Alumni Endowed Scholarship
Established by alumnus Lenny Pippin ’70 and his wife, Judy Pippin, the scholarship is awarded to students who are seeking a degree in education who demonstrate good academic standing and financial need.
David and Eleanore Rukin Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to a senior exercise science and health promotions major taking physiology and kinesiology. The recipient must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrated financial need.
Scholarship Endowment for Secondary Educators
This scholarship supports students enrolled in degree programs in secondary education in the Department of Teaching and Learning. It was initiated in 1995, with a donation from Dorothy Freed in memory of her husband Howard and endowed in 2001 by the Jack Taylor Family Foundation. Funds pay expenses related to the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE). Preference is given to students completing certification in mathematics or science. Selection is based on academic qualification and financial need.
Shamrock Society Endowed Teacher Scholarship
Scholarship for undergraduate students enrolled full-time at Florida Atlantic University College of Education. Students must demonstrate financial need and be planning to become teachers.
Virginia and Douglas Stewart Excellence in Teaching Scholarship
This scholarship provides funding to undergraduate or graduate students participating in their student teaching semester who have demonstrated excellence in teaching elementary school students. Elementary Education and Exceptional Student Education majors are eligible to apply.
Adam Susser Scholarship
The Adam Susser Foundation has generously funded the Adam Susser Scholarship to support undergraduate and graduate students in exceptional student education as well as graduate students in communication sciences and disorders. The scholarship seeks to support students participating in activities of distinction – either in research or in a field experience in which students apply evidence –based practices in special education.
The Nora Elizabeth Temple Family Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship was established by the Temple family and friends, and is awarded to students in the College of Education.
Toppel Family Early Childhood Doctoral Scholarship Fund
This is a scholarship designated to Doctoral students who are pursuing specific early childhood research.
Toppel Family Foundation Endowed Genesis Scholars
The Toppel Family generously donated funds to support the Genesis Project. When the Genesis Project ended, funds were redirected to support undergraduates in the College of Education with demonstrated financial need.
Katherine Dexter Treadwell Memorial Scholarship in Counselor Education
This scholarship was established in 2003 by the family of Katherine Dexter Treadwell, who was a student in the College of Education pursuing a graduate degree in counseling. Recipients must be pursuing a master's degree in counselor education, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have proof of financial need.
Preference will be given to female students.
Rolling Green Elementary School Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to provide educational opportunities within the College of Education. The expendable portion of the Rolling Green Elementary School Scholarship Fund, as determined by the FAU Foundation spending policy, will be directed by the Dean of the College and be used to provide financial assistance to deserving staff, faculty or former students of Rolling Green Elementary School or faculty and staff of Crosspointe Elementary School to help the individual earn any of the following at FAU: a college degree, an advanced or graduate degree, or teacher certification.
Stephen H. Voss Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established in 1991 and funded by Dr. Stephen Voss. It provides financial assistance to elementary education majors working on their bachelor's degree, and recipients are selected on the basis of academic performance and financial need. Dr. Voss was a professor in elementary education at FAU for over 35 years, and this scholarship is one of several significant contributions made to Florida Atlantic University and the College of Education by Dr. Voss during his teaching career. Dr. Voss felt that his students helped to make his life a happy one. This scholarship requires demonstration of financial need.
Traica Vangeloff Thomas Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the family of Traica Vangeloff Thomas, in honor of her 88th birthday. The scholarship is awarded to full- or part-time students in the College of Education who are dedicated to community education.
James Woodruff, Jr. Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1995 by the late James Woodruff, Jr. in memory of his wife, Hazel Gates Woodruff. This scholarship provides funding to students enrolled in the College of Education.
College of Education Advisory Board Scholarship Fund
The College of Education Advisory Board Scholarship will be awarded annually to a student in the College of Education. The recipient must be degree seeking in the College of Education, with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher. Applicants must submit a one page letter on why this scholarship is important to them and what they would like to accomplish with the degree they are seeking.