Special education scholarships, fellowships, and awards

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Special education scholarships, fellowships, and awards

After you're admitted, you'll be eligible to receive funding to support your special education degree—up to $2,500 in each of the awards below.

Apply for an MEd or BS scholarship by March 1!

Jump to: Undergraduate | MEd | PhD

Undergraduate scholarships

Alice Tuseth

Undergraduate scholarship for students in special education

Ruth Andrews Goudie

Need-based undergraduate scholarship for students in special education

Lesley Dahl Rylander

Scholarship for a special education licensure student interested in working in an elementary education setting

Beverly McConnon

Scholarship for students with learning disabilities currently enrolled in the field of special education or students studying in the field of special education with an emphasis on learning disabilities

MEd scholarships

Henry K. and Wilma McConnon Fellowship

Fellowship for a student in the area of learning disabilities dedicated to exploring the relationship between research and the practice of teaching. The student will have the opportunity to work with faculty to learn how research questions are posed, data is structured and analyzed, and conclusions are drawn to affect the design of curriculum and teaching strategies.

Debra and Scott Schipper Fellowship

Fellowship to support future teachers of students with autism spectrum disorder to advance best practices in this critical field. Criteria: Supports students with academic promise. Recipients will be in excellent academic standing with exceptional potential in their field.

Lawrence Scott Doss Scholarship

Scholarship to support individuals dedicated to serving the special needs of developmentally disabled students

Susan Rose Fellowship

Fellowship to a special education graduate student. Special consideration will be given to qualified, non-traditional students focusing on: early childhood intervention (birth to 5 years) or family sensitive education (indicated by having taken two graduate courses in the Family Social Science department). Criteria:

  • Full-time student
  • Good academic standing
  • Exceptional potential in the field

Lesley Dahl Rylander

Scholarship for a special education licensure student interested in working in an elementary education setting

Beverly McConnon

Scholarship for students with learning disabilities currently enrolled in the field of special education or students studying in the field of special education with an emphasis on learning disabilities

PhD scholarships

Gail Taylor Hanson Fellowship

Fellowship to support students in the special education program. Criteria:

  • Part time or full time
  • Graduate or professional
  • Demonstrate financial need and academic merit
  • Renewable as long as recipient demonstrates satisfactory progress

Bruce Balow Fund in Special Education

Award recognizing a student's current and future contributions to the field of special education