Endowed Scholarships, Fellowships, and Student Research Funds Named After Alumni, Students, and Friends of Education
The School of Education is fortunate to have a number of scholarships, fellowships, and student resource funds that were established by the generosity of donors and that provide financial support for students enrolled in the School. When creating these scholarships, the donors set requirements that the School uses to identify and select the recipients for these scholarship opportunities. The following are current scholarships and fellowships that have been established either by or in the name of School of Education alumni, students, faculty, and friends. Please contact Michael B. Haas
if interested in establishing an endowed fund at the School of Education.
If you are a future or current student who is interested in receiving scholarship support, please visit our school and department financial aid page.
Alumni Doctoral Fellowships
This fund offers scholarships and fellowships to graduate students in the School of Education.
Dr. Clara Barnes Jenkins Endowed Scholarship in memory of Dr. William H. E. Johnson
Clara Barnes Jenkins (EDUC '65G) established this endowed scholarship for outstanding graduate students pursuing a degree in education in memory of William H.E. Johnson, a former professor in the School of Education.
Walter Barnes Sr. and Stella G. Barnes Endowed Scholarship
Clara Barnes Jenkins (EDUC '65G) established this scholarship in memory of her parents. It provides scholarships for teacher education.
Ralph R. and Mary N. Barr Endowed Resource Fund for Student Achievement
Ralph R. (ENGR '38) and Mary N. (EDUC '38) Barr established this fund with the remaining balance of their charitable gift annuity for students in the School of Education and the School of Engineering. The fund provides support for expenses over and above tuition.
Peter C. Bennett and Rita Blasek Bennett Endowed Scholarship
Jayne Mortenson, Judith Flanagan, and Susan Bennett Hartan created this scholarship fund to honor their parents, Peter (EDUC '39) and Rita (EDUC '39) Bennett. It is awarded to students in the professional year program or in the Master of Arts in teaching program in the School of Education.
Sherry Berkowitz Memorial Award
This endowment was established by family and friends in memory of Sherry Berkowitz, who passed away while she was a senior in the School of Education. It is awarded to an able and worthy female member of the School of Education.
Annette Crantz Briskman Scholarship
Louis Briskman (CAS '70) established this scholarship in memory of his mother, Annette Crantz Briskman (EDUC '38, '43G), for women enrolled in the graduate program for elementary education.
Ernest B. Dorow Award
This fund provides cash awards to students enrolled in the social studies education program in the School of Education.
Ethel Feldman Scholarship
Ethel Feldman (EDUC '33) set up this scholarship fund for students enrolled in the elementary educational, professional year, or master's programs.
Aimee Chesler Fredette Memorial Award
Herbert and Betty Elaine (EDUC '87G, '91G) Chesler established this award in honor of their daughter, Aimee Chesler Fredette (EDUC '89G). It is awarded to students enrolled in the special education program in recognition of dedication to the profession of special education and for voluntary work with children with disabilities.
Eli-Sar Graf Foundation Scholarship
Established in 1998, this fund provides scholarships to gifted students majoring in elementary education at either the undergraduate or graduate level in the Department of Instruction and Learning in the School of Education.
Sarah F. and Elizabeth Graf Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was created from the estate of Sarah F. Graf for scholarships and named after Graf and her sister, Elizabeth Graf (EDUC '47G). The awards are for gifted individuals majoring in elementary education at the undergraduate and graduate level.
Margaret M. Greenwalt Memorial Scholarship
This memorial scholarship was established through Margaret M. Greenwalt's estate to provide scholarships for students in the School of Education.
Dr. Charles Hayes, Jr. and Silvia Hayes Endowed Fund for Graduate Study
Silvia Hayes (EDUC '56G) established this fund to support resources for graduate students in the fields of learning and physical disabilities after her husband, Charles Hayes Jr. (EDUC '55G), passed away.
Adelaide G. Heverly-Welge Scholarship
Adelaide G. Heverly-Welge (EDUC '19) established this endowed scholarship for women from the Altoona area who are enrolled in their junior or senior year of college, preferably in the School of Education.
Kathleen N. Holleran Endowed Fund for Student Resources
Kathleen N. and Lawrence P. Holleran (EDUC '56) created this fund for students enrolled in the School of Education. It supports tuition and other expenses.
Bertha C. Kretzschmar Fund
Bertha C. Kretzschmar established this fund through her estate to assist and aid in the education and instruction of blind students.
Laughlin Endowed Fund
Terry Laughlin (KGSB '81) established this fund to provide scholarships to graduate students in the School of Education. Preference will be given to students who have more than five years of experience in the classroom and have an expressed interest in returning to the classroom upon completion of their graduate degree. In addition, preference will be given to residents or teachers from the following Pittsburgh communities: Ingram, Crafton, Sheridan, Elliot, Thornburg, Robinson, Kennedy, McKees Rocks and Carnegie.
Ethel Henderson Luckhardt Scholarship
Ethel Henderson Luckhardt (EDUC '36, FAS '45, SLIS '49G) established this scholarship to be used by the School of Education for minority professional education in teaching.
Dr. James and Rebecca Mauch Endowment for Student Research
Dr. James (emeritus professor School of Education faculty member) and Rebecca Mauch (EDUC '74) created the Dr. James and Rebecca Mauch Endowment for Student Research to be used by the School of Education for awards to graduate students for dissertation research with a preference for students doing their dissertation in an area of international education.
Edson Boyd Powell Scholarship
Mildred Powell created this endowed scholarship for students pursuing a master's or doctoral degree in educational administration in memory of her husband, Edson Boyd Powell (EDUC '34, MEd '39, EdD '54).
Michael and H. Joan Radvansky Fellowship
H. Joan Radvansky (EDUC '32, '39G) established this endowed fellowship for in-state students enrolled in the School of Education. Her husband, Michael Radvansky, Jr. (EDUC '38, '41G, '57G) was also a Pitt graduate.
Mary O. Saltsman Scholarship
Through the bequest of Mary O. Saltsman, this fund provides scholarships to students in the School of Education.
Warren Davis Shepler Endowment Fund
Warren Davis Shepler (EDUC '48G, '56G) created this fund through a trust. It is for students who are working toward a degree in teacher education, either in the graduate or undergraduate program.
Jean M. Slack Fellowship
The Jean M. Slack (EDUC '38, '55G) Fellowship is for students enrolled in the School of Education.
David Weinberger Fellowship
David Weinberger (EDUC '36, '41G) established this endowed scholarship for students enrolled on the School of Education.
J. O. Wood Scholarship
J. O. Wood (EDUC '25, '30G) bequeathed this scholarship for Pittsburgh-area students who plan to enter the teaching profession.
Lois Lyden Zord and the Honorable Joseph Zord, Jr. Endowed Scholarship in the School of Education
This endowed scholarship was established in memory of Louis Lyden Zord (EDUC '33) and Joseph Zord, Jr. by their daughter Carol Zord McGrevin (EDUC '64) and son-in-law Gene R. McGrevin (CAS '66) to carry on the education legacy of the Zord family. The fund provides Western Pennsylvania students enrolled in the elementary education program and pursuing a teaching career.
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Endowed Scholarships and Fellowships Named in Honor or in Memory of School of Education Faculty
The Ernest B. Dorow Endowed Scholarship Fund
Ernest B. Dorow was a School of Education alumnus, an associate professor of Social Studies Education, and department chair of what is now the Department of Instruction and Learning (IL).
In 1996, The Ernest B. Dorow Endowed Scholarship Fund in the School of Education was established with gifts from various donors. Endowment income is used to provide a scholarship to a student in the Social Studies Education program whose credentials and teaching skills promise to continue Dr. Dorow's legacy of teaching excellence and heartfelt dedication and devotion to education.
The Paul H. Masoner Fellowship
Paul H. Masoner was a School of Education alumnus and served as dean of the School of Education for 18 years, during which time the school experienced great growth. Dr. Masoner was quite active and interested in international education, and his many contacts in the federal government facilitated government funding for the school during his tenure as dean.
Upon his retirement as dean of the School of Education, his now late wife Lorraine Masoner established this fund, which was then enhanced by additional gifts from members of the Masoner family and other individuals who wanted to honor Dr. Masoner. The fellowship provides scholarships to graduates students in the international education program.
The June and William Mullins Endowment
June Mullins was an associate professor in special education in the Department of Instruction and Learning for 20 years, and she conducted research that greatly contributed to the field of special education. Both she and her husband, William Mullins, were School of Education alumni. After retiring, June was very active on the Education Alumni Association Executive Committee, now the School of Education Alumni Society.
The June and William Mullins Endowment in the School of Education was established in 1998 with a gift from their sons Garrick, Oliver, Timothy, and William, Jr. in honor of their parents' 50th wedding anniversary. The endowment was established to provide a financial aid award to a master's or doctoral student enrolled in the special education program in the School of Education.
The Karl C. H. Oermann and Kenneth F. Metz Endowed Scholarship
Karl C. H. Oermann, a School of Education alumnus, and Kenneth F. Metz were long-time friends and colleagues. Both were associate professors in the Department of Health and Physical and Recreation Education, and both served as chair of that department. Dr. Metz also served as dean of the School of Education for ten year. Being a strong believer in faculty governance, he led the school through faculty involvement. During his tenure as dean, Dr. Metz was a dedicated professional who was readily available to everyone.
Upon Dr. Oermann's retirement in 1983, Dr. Metz established the Karl C.H. Oermann Scholarship Fund in keeping with Dr. Oermann's desire to continue to touch and aid students as he had through his 45-year career. Faculty and students contributed to the fund in his honor. Later, Dr. Metz and his wife Barbara made a generous gift to the fund, and in 2003, it was renamed the Karl C. H. Oermann and Kenneth F. Metz Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship was established to recognize and support students entering the School of Education to pursue a degree in physical education.
The Francis/Wynn Scholarship
Sam Francis and Richard Wynn were School of Education alumni and long-time professors in Educational Administration, which is now a part of the Department of Administrative and Policy Studies. There were highly esteemed professors in the area and across the country and both had served as Executive Secretary of Tri-State Area School Study Council.
The Francis/Wynn Scholarship Fund was established to provide financial assistance to outstanding students in Educational Administration at the University of Pittsburgh. The scholarship is intended to provide meaningful and positive support for those aspiring to improve their educational leadership skills through professional preparation.
The William A. Yeager Fellowship
William A. Yeager was a professor in Educational Administration, which is now part of the Department of Administrative and Policy Studies.
In 1956, former students and friends of Dr. Yeager contributed gifts to the school to establish the William A. Yeager Fellowship in honor of his teachings, ideals, and above all else, his example. Dr. Yeager's wife, Mrs. Alice D. Yeager enhanced the fund with a generous gift, and she further helped to grow the fellowship through a bequest, which the University received in 1967.
The fund awards scholarships to worthy students enrolled in the School of Education's Administrative and Policy Studies Department.
Want more information?
For more information on how you can establish an endowed fund in the School of Education, please contact:
Michael B. Haas
Director of Constituent Relations
University of Pittsburgh
School of Education
5613 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15250