Scholarships

The College of Education and Human Development offers many student scholarships

There are a number of opportunities for CEHD undergraduate and graduate students to be honored for their scholarship and service during their time at the University of Delaware.

A list of undergraduate scholarships available to students in our College is provided in the Scholarships List below. Graduate student scholarship, assistantships and fellowships are listed on the relevant School of Education or Human Development & Family Sciences websites.

Current undergraduate and graduate students may also qualify for financial awards based on merit and field of interest. A detailed list is below.

 In addition, review these links to learn about financial aid, scholarships, awards and grants available through UD, CEHD and external sources.

Scholarships and awards for undergraduate and graduate students are listed below and on department websites:

Students enrolled in the Associate in Arts Degree in ETE are eligible for the Delaware SEED (Student Excellence Equals Degree) Scholarships

UD Student Financial Services – Our mission is to facilitate educational access and foster success by helping students and families pay for a UD education.

Scholarships are offered through UD and external sources (click tabs for UD, Other UD and Outside).

See our Graduate Student Tuition page for information on tuition rates offered through CEHD. Additional awards or financial assistance are available through the following channels.

Delaware Educator Scholarships – for teachers, administrators and instructional aides in Delaware enrolled in CEHD graduate programs.

UD Student Financial Services – Our mission is to facilitate educational access and foster success by helping students and families pay for a UD education.

Professional Development Award for Graduate Students – Awards to supplement conference travel are available to benefit the academic growth and development of graduate students  A maximum of $500 may be awarded – limited to one per academic year and to a maximum of two awards during the course of graduate study.

 
 

Scholarships

The College of Education and Human Development has more than two dozen scholarships and grants available to students on behalf of our generous alumni and donors.

Undergraduate students who complete the FAFSA form are automatically evaluated for many scholarships (see list below) and are notified through their financial aid packages. Financial support ranges from $500 to $5,000/year and are typically renewed, provided the student continues to meet the requirements.

Graduate Student scholarships and fellowships listed on their department’s website.

UD may provide additional scholarships for students who qualify based on a wide range of criteria.

CEHD Undergraduate Scholarships


ALBERT NEWTON RAUB SCHOLARSHIP


ANNA JEANNE WEISSINGER SCHOLARSHIP


CATHERINE BURKE FLICKINGER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP


CATHERINE ELIADES FALLER SCHOLARSHIP


CHERYL WORMSER TREVITHICK SCHOLARSHIP


DEAN FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP


DR. SARA B. MCCRAW ELEMENTARY EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP


DRS. JOHN D. & RENEE G O’LEARY EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP


EDNA PRESTON PURNELL SCHOLARSHIP



EDUCATION ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP


ELEANOR LANDT FURRY SCHOLARSHIP


FONTANTA FAMILY EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP


GLADYS AND RALPH HELM AWARD


HARRIETT CARSON ALLEN SCHOLARSHIP


HUMAN RESOURCES ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP FUND


IDA MAY WRIGHT EDUCATIONAL FUND


JEAN MARIE HAMPTON WATSON SCHOLARSHIP


JOSEPH J. & JUDITH G. DESTEFANO SCHOLARSHIP



JULIA HAYS TALLMAN SCHOLARSHIP


LT. COLONEL MICHAEL & MRS. CHAUNCA FRANKLIN BRELICK SCHOLARSHIP


ROBIN BURSCHLAG PZENA ’81 & RICHARD S. PZENA SCHOLARSHIP


SANDRA M. HAMMONDS SCHOLARSHIP


STEVAN & MARY SAYRE SCHOLARSHIP


THEODORE S. BECK SCHOLARSHIP FUND


WALLACE H. MAW SCHOLARSHIP


WILLIAM B. KEENE SCHOLARSHIP


“I was very excited to receive the Edna Purnell Scholarship because it means someone wanted to support me in my dream of becoming a teacher. It allowed me to focus on my goal instead of worrying about how I was going to finance it.” Carolyn Smith ETE ’17

 
 

Awards

Many students in CEHD are recognized for their academic excellence, field of study or leadership potential. These awards come with financial prize ranging from $150 – $2000. Selection may require input from a department within the College.

Additionally, some awards and scholarships may require an application or nomination form. See below for additional details on how to qualify.

Selection Department:

  • CEHD – The College of Education and Human Development
  • HDFS – The department of Human Development & Family Sciences
  • SOE – The School of Education

 
 

Scholarship

Description

How to qualify

Selection Dept

Amy Rextrew Award Fund

To be presented to a senior in the College of Home Economics.

Students can self-nominate, but faculty can also submit recommendations.

HDFS

Carol J. Vukelich Teacher Education Enrichment Award

To support students majoring in Elementary Teacher Education during their student teaching experience.

CHEP Undergraduate Research Scholars Fund

To support research opportunities for students, including the CHEP Summer Scholars program.

Selected from a faculty recommendation. The dean selects from the pool.

CEHD

Irma Ayers Endowed Scholarship

Given in honor of Miss Ayers upon her retirement, this award is made annually to a sophomore in HDFS in recognition of outstanding scholarly achievement. It is presented to the student who has achieved the highest cumulative index for the first three semesters of enrollment at the University.

Students who meet the criteria are selected by the Dean’s office.

CEHD

Judy Cohen Schwartz Scholarship

To support students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Education with a minor in disability studies, with preference for students who plan to work with developmentally disabled people. Selection is based on academic merit and financial need.

Nominated by faculty and CDS staff and selected by CEHD.

CEHD

Julie Mapes Wilgen Award in Human Sexuality and Gender Studies

To support undergraduate or graduate students who have demonstrated evidence of a commitment to study or engage in the field of human sexuality and gender studies and an appreciation for diversity and the betterment of society.

Applicants must complete nomination forms. Submission deadline is in Jan. Awardee is selected by committee.

HDFS

Lila C. Murphy Award for Women’s Equity and Leadership

Female students in individual and family studies (now HDFS) recognized for student leadership activities and/or contributions to women’s equity issues.

Students can self-nominate, but faculty can also submit recommendations.

HDFS

Marion H. Steele Research Symposium

Awards are presented to students for outstanding presentations and posters highlighting student research during an annual symposium held by the College of Education and Human Development.

Students who submit a poster or presentation for this award are judged by Steele Symposium committee.

CEHD

Ruth F. Stetson Elementary Teacher Education Scholarship

To support junior and senior elementary teacher education majors who maintain a 3.6 GPA or higher. Preference shall be given to students with a demonstrated interest in and commitment to research in elementary teacher education.

Qualified candidates are nominated by faculty and selected by SOE.

SOE

Sue O’Day Pritchett Scholarship

To support students involved with ASPIRE (Academic Support Program Inspiring Renaissance Educators). Recipients are selected on the basis of academic merit.

Nominated by ASPIRE advisors.

CEHD

Susan McLaughlin Scholarship

To support students majoring in Early Childhood Education or Elementary Teacher Education.

Nominated by faculty and selected by curriclum committee.

CEHD

Van Camp/Remage Teacher Education Merit Award

For students majoring in teacher education and enrolled in the Dept of Human Development and Family Studies or Dept of Education. To recognize deserving students who demonstrate the ability to perform academically, overcome problems, and show potential.

Students are nominated or can self nominate, with selection made  by college committee.

CEHD

Walter Stark Scholar Award

Presented to a UD freshman or sophomore in any major, including University Studies, who meets the following criteria:  1) Delaware resident; 2) first in his or her immediate family to attend a four-year college or university; 3) has demonstrated financial need; and 4) is in good academic standing.

Qualifying freshman/sophomores, must submit an application in March (found on SFS website).

University of Delaware

William R. Hearst Foundation Endowed Scholarship Fund- ASPIRE Program

Awards a student in the ASPIRE program, with preference given to those who intend to permanently reside in the United States after completion of their studies.

Nominated by ASPIRE advisors.

CEHD

Scholarship

Description

Major/Dept

Selection Process

Pearl and Oscar Bregman Award

This award, honoring the memory of Pearl K. Bregman, a graduate of the counseling psychology program of the School of Education, is to be given to a graduate student whose research has the potential of improving the lives of children and adolescents.

Nominated and selected by faculty

SOE

Victor Mankin Award

To support graduate students matriculated in the school psychology program who have demonstrated academic excellence and outstanding potential as educational professionals.

Nominated and selected by faculty

SOE

Strattner-Gregory Graduate Child Advocacy Award

Awarded to a graduate student in the department of Human Development and Family Sciences who shows promise of becoming a strong advocate for children.

Nominated and selected by faculty

HDFS

Marion H. Steele Research Symposium

Awards are presented to students for outstanding presentations and posters highlighting student research during an annual symposium held by the College of Education and Human Development.

Students who submit a poster or presentation for this award are judged by Steele Symposium committee

CEHD

Marvin B. Sussman Dissertation Prize Fund

Awarded for the best doctoral dissertation in the department of Individual and Family Studies (now known as Human Development & Family Sciences).

Nominated and selected by faculty

HDFS

Richard L. Venezky Award for Creative Research in Literacy

To support master’s or doctoral students in the School of Education who have done the most creative work in the area of literacy research over the past year.

SOE

Julie Mapes Wilgen Award in Human Sexuality and Gender Studies

To support undergraduate or graduate students who have demonstrated evidence of a commitment to study or engage in the field of human sexuality and gender studies and an appreciation for diversity and the betterment of society.

Applicants must complete nomination forms. Submission deadline is in Jan. Awardee is selected by committee.

CEHD