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178 Pillsbury Dr. S.E
Minneapolis, MN 55455
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Awards available to Graduate students in CEHD

This includes M.A., M.Ed., M.S., M.S.W., S.C., Ph.D., and Ed.D. students.

Alumni Society Advanced Study Scholarship

Amount: $2,000. Up to two scholarships can be awarded, depending on availability of funds.
Deadline: February 14, 2014
Award date: total amount split between fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters
Contact: Jon Ruzek, 105 Burton Hall, 612-626-8782, ruzek010@umn.edu

Criteria: Applicants must have been admitted to an advanced study program (M.A., M.Ed., M.S.W., Ph.D., specialist certificate, or Ed.D.) and at time of application, earned a minimum of 9 credits within that program, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and be a full-time student when the scholarship is awarded.

Application: Complete information on requirements, eligibility and application is available online. The online application must be submitted by the stated deadline. 

Alumni Society Larry Wilson Scholarship (career objectives related to non-school-based education)

Amount: $1,000. Up to two scholarships can be awarded, depending on availability of funds.
Deadline: February 14, 2014
Award date: total amount split between Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 semesters
Contact: Jon Ruzek, 105 Burton Hall, 612-626-8782, ruzek010@umn.edu

Criteria: Applicants must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in college programs who have career objectives related to non-school-based education. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Undergraduate applicants must have earned a minimum of 15 credits at time of application, and graduate applicants must have earned 9 credits at time of application. All applicants must be a full-time student when the scholarship is awarded.

Application: Complete information on requirements, eligibility and application is available online. The online application must be submitted by the stated deadline. 

Beverly McConnan Scholarship in Learning Disabilities

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Late winter
Contact: Dept. of Educational Psychology, 612-626-0708

Criteria: Applicant must be a student in special education; student should have learning disabilities him/herself or be studying with a focus on learning disabilities.

Application: Letter of application describing your qualifications for the award and how this award will further your academic goals; current transcript. Send completed materials to: Attn: Sande Hill, Beverly McConnon Scholarship, 250 Education Sciences Building, 56 East River Road, Minneapolis, MN 55455.

Bruce Balow Award

Amount: $2,500
Contact: Susan Rose, Dept. of Educational Psychology, 612-624-6387; srose@umn.edu

Criteria: Ph.D. student who has completed his/her dissertation in the Department of Educational Psychology's special education program and demonstrates excellence in research in the field of special education as demonstrated through the dissertation.

Application: Send completed application to: Attn: Sande Hill, Balow Award, 250 Education Sciences Building, 56 East River Road, Minneapolis, MN 55455.

Bruininks-Hagstrum Endowed Fellowship Fund

Amount: One award of $4,000 in 2014-15
Deadline:
Fellowship awards are determined by the departments of Educational Psychology (in even years) or Organizational Leadership and Policy Development (in odd years).
Contact: Patrick Doble, Dean's Office, 104 Burton, 612-626-0210, cehdgfs@umn.edu

Criteria: Fellowships for advanced graduate students emphasizing studies in educational policy and reform of educational and human service programs that emphasize the positive development and success of children and youth with special learning needs, including those from economically disadvantaged circumstances. Only students enrolled full-time are eligible.

Distinguished Literacy Scholar Assistantship

Amount: One 50% graduate assistantship award; includes tuition benefits.
Deadline: Eligible program applicants are considered for this award, in years when funds are available, on the fall application deadline for program admission.
Award date: Fall
Contact: Professor Lee Galda, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, 330 Peik Hall, 612-625-3310, galda001@umn.edu

Criteria: Awarded to an incoming Ph.D. student who demonstrates academic aptitude and a commitment to literacy education. The assistantship seeks to promote diversity within the literacy program through the recruitment and support of academically excellent students from diverse backgrounds. Special consideration will be given to candidates whose teaching and work experiences have been grounded in urban or rural educational settings, and whose research interests focus on issues of diversity, or on communities traditionally underserved by our schools and educational research.

Dora V. Smith Assistantship

Amount: One-year 50% graduate assistantship award; includes tuition benefits.
Deadline: Eligible program applicants are considered for this award, in years when funds are available, on the fall application deadline for program admission.
Award date: Fall
Contact: Professor Lee Galda, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, 330 Peik Hall, 612-625-3310, galda001@umn.edu

Criteria: For incoming Ph.D. student in literacy education who shows unusual promise as demonstrated by academic aptitude and character.

Hauge Fellowship

Amount: TBD
Deadline: Awards are determined by academic departments in partnership with the CEHD Office of the Dean, depending on funding availability.
Award date: Announced in spring; paid for the subsequent academic year (fall-spring).
Contact: Patrick Doble, Dean's Office, 104 Burton, 612-626-0210, cehdgfs@umn.edu

Criteria: Recruitment fellowship award for new, incoming graduate students studying in any department or program of the College of Education & Human Development. Only students enrolled full-time are eligible.

Application: Fellowships are awarded through each CEHD graduate department in partnership with the CEHD Office of the Dean.

Jack Merwin Graduate Assistantship

Amount: Approximately $13,300 salary plus tuition and health benefits
Deadline: (Note: This assistantship is awarded biennially and will next be posted spring 2014 for the 2014-2015 academic year.)
Contact: Lori Boucher, Dept. of Educational Psychology, 612-624-4540; bouch004@umn.edu

Purpose: The goal of this assistantship is to maximize the research experience and opportunities for graduate students in the field of educational measurement.

Criteria: Applicant must be a student in the psychological foundations or quantitative methods tracks within educational psychology with preference given to applicants who are focusing on measurement and evaluation. Award consists of 50% support (25% teaching assistant and 25% research assistant). TA portion is based on applicant’s interests and background and available positions within the program.

Application: In the spring, application information will be distributed to fall term program applicants and current students in the psychological foundations and quantitative methods tracks in educational psychology. Applicants must provide the following materials: 1) letter of application specifying qualifications; and a short narrative section on how this award will further your academic and professional interests; 2) courses in which you are interested in assisting; 3) plans for other work during the academic year; 4) copy of current transcript and vitae. Send completed application packet to: Attn: Lori Boucher, Jack Merwin Graduate Assistantship, Dept. of Educational Psychology, 250 EdSciB, 56 East River Rd, Minneapolis, MN 55455.

Norine Odland Endowment for Children's Literature

Amount: One annual award of $2,000
Deadline: M.A. and Ph.D. literacy students are considered for this award in years when funds are available. Notice of competition for this award is announced in December.
Award date: Spring semester
Contact: Professor Lee Galda, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, 330 Peik Hall, 612-625-3310, galda001@umn.edu

Criteria: For an M.A. or Ph.D. student whose major is children's literature. The student must have had teaching or library experience, have finished coursework, and be ready to work on either their thesis or dissertation. Along with the award to the student, the Odland Endowment will provide $4,000 for the student to purchase books for children and young people in the Fairview University Hospital.

Robert and Corrie Beck Graduate Fellowship

Amount: No award this year
Award date: Announced in spring; paid in the next academic year (fall-spring).
Contact: Patrick Doble, Dean's Office, 104 Burton, 612-626-0210, cehdgfs@umn.edu

Criteria: Annual fellowship award to a graduate student pursuing advanced studies in any academic area within the College of Education & Human Development. This fellowship award is based on merit, and the applicant’s studies should reflect Dr. Beck’s interests in the intersections of teaching and research, interdisciplinary studies, and the philosophy of education.

Robert Schreiner Memorial Endowment

Amount: One non-renewable annual award of $2,500
Deadline: Ph.D. literacy students are considered for this award in years when funds are available. Notice of competition for this award is announced in December.
Award date: Spring semester
Contact: Professor Lee Galda, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, 330 Peik Hall, 612-625-3310, galda001@umn.edu

Criteria: Intended to support dissertation research in reading education, this award supports a doctoral student in literacy education who has completed oral and written comprehensive examinations and had a dissertation prospectus approved.

Ruth Eckert Scholarship Fund

Amount: No award this year
Deadline: Not applicable
Award date: Announced in spring; paid in the next academic year (fall-spring)
Contact: Patrick Doble, Dean's Office, 104 Burton, 612-626-0210, cehdgfs@umn.edu

Criteria: Applicants must be female Ph.D. students who demonstrate promise of making substantial contributions to education and who have completed the preliminary exam for the doctorate and have been accepted as degree candidates. Only applicants with a minimum GPA of 3.80 will be considered.

Seashore Graduate Fellowship

Amount: One award of $3,000
Deadline: March 8, 2014
Contact: Patrick Doble, Dean's Office, 104 Burton, 612-626-0210, cehdgfs@umn.edu

Criteria: Applicants must be doctoral students enrolled in the Graduate School for the academic year in which the award will be made. An applicant’s research interests should focus on issues of broad social inquiry problems, social and cultural change, or social justice. The applicant's dissertation topic should be approved at the time of this award and evidence of a strong academic record should be evident. Only students enrolled full-time are eligible.

Application: Please email the following information to cehdgfs@umn.edu in one document (word or PDF).

  • A one-page personal statement that outlines why you are a candidate for this award. This may include your personal and academic history, research and teaching interests, and anything else you feel is pertinent for the selection committee to know.
  • Resume or curriculum vita (not to exceed two pages)
  • Names of two academic references we can contact.

All applicants will receive a notification letter regardless of your status.

Sidney and Marguerite Henry Fund

Amount: One three-year graduate assistantship; 50% for the first year, and 25% for two additional years (supplemental 25% teaching assistantships available); includes tuition benefits.
Deadline: Eligible program applicants are considered for this award, in years when funds are available, on the fall application deadline for program admission.
Award date: Fall
Contact: Professor Lee Galda, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, 330 Peik Hall, 612-625-3310, galda001@umn.eduCriteria: Awarded to an incoming Ph.D. student whose focus is children’s literature. The award is made on the basis of academic record, experience, and statement of purpose for doctoral study. The assistantship entails work in the Children’s Literature Research Collections, Andersen Library, as well as in the department.

Dr. Francis O. Triggs Memorial Fund

Amount: One 50% graduate assistantship award; includes tuition benefits.
Deadline: Eligible program applicants are considered for this award, in years when funds are available, on the fall application deadline for program admission.
Award date: Fall
Contact: Professor Lee Galda, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, 330 Peik Hall, 612-625-3310, galda001@umn.edu

Criteria: Open to Ph.D. students entering the literacy program with a focus on reading education.

Ziegfeld Scholarship Fund for Art Education

Amount: One annual award of $3,500
Deadline: May 1
Award date: Notification spring semester; award made fall semester
Contact: Faith Clover, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, 612-625-6098, clove002@umn.edu

Criteria: For current M.A. or Ph.D. student in art education; minimum grade point average of 3.50 in coursework.

Application: Please complete the CEHD Scholarship Application. Provide two letters of recommendation from current faculty members. Submit a copy of your most recent transcript. In a personal statement, explain why you are applying and what makes you a worthy recipient of this scholarship. All application materials should be submitted in a single envelope to Art Education Program Area Coordinator, 125 Peik Hall, 159 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 and postmarked by the deadline noted above. Print the name “Ziegfeld” in the lower left-hand corner of the envelope. All applicants will be notified of the scholarship committee decision by U.S. mail.

Women's Philanthropic Leadership Circle Award (preference given to female students)

School of Kinesiology students (See scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students)

M.S.W. students only (See applying for financial aid through the School of Social Work)

Additional awards

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