College of Education and Human Sciences Scholarships

College-Wide Scholarships

GRADUATE

Walter R. Ames Memorial Scholarship

  • Estimated Amount: $1,000
  • Criteria: Full admission to a Master’s degree program in the Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences; academic performance and potential in the field of education.

George and Laurine Harris Scholarship

  • Estimated Amount: $5,000
  • Criteria: Must be from Montana (resident for ten years or diploma from accredited Montana high school); full admission to a graduate program in the Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences, superior academic performance, motivation, character, and potential in the field of education.

UNDERGRADUATE

EdReady Undergraduate Scholarships

  • Estimated Amount: $64,000 (Sixteen $2,000 awards)
  • Criteria: Undergraduate students enrolled in a degree program in the Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences (Department of Health and Human Performance, Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders, or admitted to the Teacher Education Program); minimum 2.5 GPA or meets minimum GPA requirement established by the program of study; familiarity with EdReady Montana evident in essay. Provide a letter of reference from advisor, UM Professor, teacher or school administrator. 

Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders Scholarships

Walter and Elaine Anderson Scholarship Fund

  • Estimated Amount: $1,800 (Award may be divided)
  • Criteria: A student who is majoring in Communicative Sciences and Disorders (speech pathology) and intends to make a career in that field.

Ethel and Peter DeWit, Sr. and Marjorie and Robert Stevenson Scholarship

  • Estimated Amount$1,000
  • Criteria: Communicative Sciences and Disorders undergraduate; junior in good academic standing for use during the senior year; strong record of volunteer and community engagement demonstrating the intention to make a difference in the lives of others.

Laura Jo McKamey Memorial Scholarship

  • Estimated Amount: $1,000
  • Criteria: Graduate students majoring in Communicative Sciences and Disorders in good academic standing with a high level of community involvement, exemplifying leadership qualities, and encouraging and promoting the success of others.

Department of Counselor Education Scholarships

NOTE! The Department of Counselor Education administers and awards these scholarships internally. There is NOT an application process. Please contact the department directly (406.243.5252 or counselored@umontana.edu) for further information. 

Wayne and Sallie Hollecker Linnell Scholarship

  • Estimated Amount: $1000
  • Criteria: Awarded to a School Counseling student who is a Montana resident and intends to counsel in Montana.

Tough Kids Cool Counseling Scholarship

  • Estimated Amount: $1,800 (Three $600 awards)
  • Criteria: Awarded to students in good academic standing who are fully enrolled in a Counselor Education program. Qualified applicants must be currently working in an unpaid internship site working with youth who face economic, educational, and emotional challenges. Both skills and interest will be considered.

Department of Teaching and Learning Scholarships

Rhea Jones Ashmore International Student Teaching Award

  • Anticipated Value: $1,000
  • Criteria: Undergraduate or graduate students; full admission to the Teacher Education Program; minimum GPA of 3.0; and scheduled to complete student teaching in an international setting during the next academic year. Applicants will submit an additional two-page essay (double spaced, 12 point font, Times New Roman, one-inch margins) that addresses the following:  the reason(s) you want to student teach in an international setting (include any prior international travel experiences); personal and professional attributes that make you an ideal candidate for an international student teaching experience; and how you hope to broaden your understanding of other people and their customs while you live in their country.

Eloise Baird Boldt Memorial Scholarship

  • Anticipated Value: $3,800
  • Criteria: A teacher licensure student; full admission to the teacher education program; financial need; academic aptitude; holds traditional values, financial need.


C&H Scholarship

  • Anticipated Value: $1,000
  • Criteria: This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Recipients will be selected by the following criteria: a minimum grade point average of 3.2; full admission to the teacher education program; a letter of recommendation from a professor attesting to the applicant's character or integrity. (Offered 2016-17 and subsequent alternating years to teacher education students.)


Linus J. Carleton Scholarship

  • Anticipated Value: $3,400 (Award may be divided)
  • Criteria: Undergraduate teacher licensure students who will be juniors or seniors 2015-16; full admission to the teacher education program; potential for excellence in the field of education as indicated by motivation, character, and academic excellence.


Georgine Wright D’Angelo Endowed Scholarship for the Support of Future Teachers

  • Anticipated Value: $2,000
  • Criteria: A teacher licensure student with full admission to the teacher education program; GPA of 3.5 or higher; desire and commitment to teach upon graduation; and demonstration of personal perseverance in overcoming adversity.


Georgine Wright D’Angelo Endowed Scholarship for the Betterment of Teachers

  • Anticipated Value: $2,000
  • Criteria: A teacher licensure student with full admission to the teacher education program; GPA of 3.5 or higher; desire and commitment to teach upon graduation; and demonstration of personal perseverance in overcoming adversity.


Janet Fowler Dargitz Scholarship

  • Anticipated Value: $1,000
  • Criteria: An elementary education student; full admission to the teacher education program; financial need; academic excellence; must be a Montana high school graduate (preference to a Montana born student); financial need.


Mildred DuFresne Memorial Scholarship

  • Anticipated Value: $500
  • Criteria: A teacher licensure student; full admission to the teacher education program; demonstrates promise of becoming an outstanding teacher.


Orville Getz Memorial Scholarship

  • Anticipated Value: $1,000
  • Criteria: Enrolled in master’s level courses in the Department of Educational Leadership or the Department of Curriculum and Instruction; currently employed as a P-12 licensed teacher or school administrator; preference given to applicants working in schools located in Missoula, Sanders, Mineral, Ravalli, and Granite counties; preference also given to employees of Victor Public Schools and to members of the Montana Educators Credit Union


Paul Fawley Memorial Scholarship

  • Anticipated Value: $1,200
  • Criteria: Undergraduate or graduate student returning to the University to pursue a teaching career in elementary or secondary education; desire and commitment to teach at the P-12 level emphasized more than academic performance.


Noah Ginnings Scholarship

  • Anticipated Value: $1,000
  • Criteria:  Undergraduate elementary education senior scheduled to student teach during the 2016-17 academic year; full admission to the teacher education program; demonstrates promise of becoming an outstanding teacher.


Vernon and Myrtle Glascock Scholarship in Education

  • Anticipated Value: $1,000
  • Criteria: An undergraduate secondary licensure candidate majoring in mathematics, science, or English; full admission to the teacher education program; Montana resident; intention to teach upon graduation; financial need. 


Henderson Foundation Environmental Education Scholarship

  • Anticipated Value: $50-$1,000 (Dependent upon number and quality of applicants)
  • Criteria: Graduate student preferred in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction or M.Ed. students who have been admitted to the Teacher Education Program; planning to be engaged in a project, training or research work in the area of or related to Environmental Education during the 2015-16 academic year (including summer 2015).


Royal and Norma Johnson Family Scholarship

  • Anticipated Value: $1,100
  • Criteria: An elementary education student; full admission to the teacher education program; academic excellence; demonstrates promise of becoming an outstanding teacher.


James and Sody Jones Math and Science Scholarship

  • Anticipated Value: $1,000
  • Criteria: A secondary licensure candidate majoring in math or science; full admission to the teacher education program; B average or higher maintained since admission to teacher education; must be a Montana high school graduate.


Kleis Larsen Scholarship

  • Anticipated Value: $2,200  (Award may be divided)
  • Criteria: An elementary education student; full admission to the teacher education program; Montana high school graduate; carrying a minimum of 12 credits per semester; planning to teach in Montana a minimum of four years; academic excellence; character; leadership; and financial need. 


Robert and Linda Larson Family Scholarship

  • Anticipated Value:  $1,000
  • Criteria: Junior, senior, or graduate level student pursuing  Education Licensure or Master of Education with an endorsement in Special Education; financial need. Recipients must intend to teach after graduation.

Lovina and Jasper Lewis Scholarship

  • Anticipated Value: $1,000
  • Criteria: Undergraduate teacher licensure students who will be juniors or seniors 2015-16; full admission to the teacher education program; demonstrates promise of becoming an outstanding teacher; preference for candidates scheduled to student teach during the 2015-16 academic year; Butte, Montana high school graduate preferred (if there are no qualified applicants from Butte, other Montana students may be selected); financial need.


Alice Lee Lund Excellence in Teaching Award (*Separate application required)

  • Anticipated Value: Fellowship includes an annual $10,00 stipend and full tuition/fees
  • Criteria: Must be a Montana resident; Full admission to the C&I M.Ed program; Qualified applicants are enrolled full-time (9 credits) and have taught or plan to teach in Montana after obtaining their master’s degree; Academic excellence, leadership abilities, and potential for excellence as a Montana P-12 teacher upon program completion.

Alice Lee Lund Rural Education Award

  • Anticipated Value: (Two awards: Fall 2016 and Spring 2017)
  • Criteria: Undergraduate students; full admission to the teacher education program; good academic standing; planning to student teach in a rural area of Montana Autumn 2016 or Spring 2017; clear interest in teaching in rural communities.

Kenneth Allen Marcure Memorial Scholarship

  • Anticipated Value: $2,000
  • Criteria: Undergraduate students in good academic standing who have been admitted to the Teacher Education Program in elementary education, math, science, English, or social sciences and are scheduled to complete student teaching in an international setting in a country with a developing economy (to include students placed in India and China) during the upcoming academic year. Eligible students will have experiences with and/or demonstrated interest in other cultures as well as a strong record of volunteer and community engagement in which they have demonstrated perseverance, leadership qualities, and a commitment to social justice. Recipients will also receive microfinance funds to lend to entrepreneurs in less privileged countries through Brio Multimedia's Learn2Share program. This application also requires a current vita and an additional one-page essay that describes where the student wants to complete their international placement and the reason for this selection and a required reference letter from a methods course instructor.

Christine Lynn Maristuen Endowed Scholarship for Special Education Teachers

  • Anticipated Value: $1,000
  • Criteria: Undergraduate or graduate students in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction; admission to the Special Education Endorsement program; desire and potential to succeed in the field of special education; residents from one of the following counties along the "Hi-Line" of Montana: Blaine, Daniels, Glacier, Hill, Liberty, Phillips, Pondera, Roosevelt, Sheridan, or Toole Valley.


Darrel and Elsie Minifie Scholarship

  • Anticipated Value: $1,300
  • Criteria: A graduate student in the College of Education and Human Sciences; pursuing teaching licensure or advanced coursework with a primary focus in special education; have professional goals of teaching in a collaborative educational environment where educational prevention and intervention are guided by evidence-based practices; reside in Montana and committed to teaching in Montana; grade point average of 3.50 or above.


Donald C. and Patricia Orlich Scholarship

  • Anticipated Value: $2,500 (Award may be divided)
  • Criteria: Teacher licensure students who will be juniors or seniors 2015-16; full admission to the teacher education program; showing promise of becoming an outstanding teacher; Butte, Montana high school graduates preferred although others will be considered.


Maureen Beasley Rovig Scholarship in Education

  • Anticipated Value: $7,100 (Award may be divided)
  • Criteria: An undergraduate elementary education student; full admission to the teacher education program; preference given to graduates of Libby High School (Montana) although students who graduated from other Montana high schools may be considered.


Phi Delta Kappa Chapter 78 Graduate Education Scholarship

  • Anticipated Value: $1,000
  • Criteria: An education graduate student in a declared masters or doctoral degree program; GPA of 3.6 or higher; active involvement in volunteer service; financial need.


Phi Delta Kappa Chapter 78 Undergraduate Education Scholarship

  • Anticipated Value: $3,000 (Three $1,000 awards)
  • Criteria: An undergraduate elementary or secondary education student; full admission to the teacher education program; GPA of 3.3 or higher; active involvement in volunteer service; financial need.


Teresa Raye Veltkamp Memorial Scholarship

  • Anticipated Value: $1,000
  • Criteria: An elementary education student; full admission to the teacher education program; scheduled to student teach during the 2015-16 academic year; demonstrated interest in social justice and minority populations, preferably Native American; preference given to undergraduate students and enrolled members of an American Indian Tribe.
Western Montana Retired Educators Association Scholarship
  • Anticipated Value: $2,000 (Two $1,000 awards)
  • Criteria:  An undergraduate teacher licensure student who will be a senior 2015-16; full admission to the teacher education program; minimum GPA of 3.5; potential as a teacher as demonstrated by successful completion of at least one field experience; and planning to teach in Montana.


Charles R. and Nancy L. Zadra Scholarship

  • Anticipated Value:  $1,000
  • Criteria: This scholarship is awarded to undergraduate or graduate students in the Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences with a minimum GPA of 3.2 who intend to teach after graduation and who show promise as future teachers. Preference shall be given to students who intend to teach in the field of art or music education or who are minoring in drama or dance.  If no applicants are identified who intend to teach art or music education or who are minoring in drama or dance, a student who otherwise meets the criteria shall be selected. Recipients shall be on-campus students taking the majority of courses on campus.


John and Susan Zaugra Graduate Education Book Award

  • Anticipated Value: $1,200 (Award may be divided)
  • Criteria: Graduate students studying elementary education; academic excellence; if no qualified students studying elementary education apply, graduate students studying education, school counseling, and/or planning to work with disadvantaged or rural children may be considered.

Department of Educational Leadership Scholarships

Floyd and Marlys Ann Boschee Scholarship

  • Anticipated Value: $800
  • Criteria: In-residence doctoral student emphasizing educational administration.

Jim Atkinson/WMAEMSP Scholarship

  • Anticipated Value: $500
  • Criteria: A graduate student in elementary school administration; potential as an educational leader.

Edwin Boone Craighead Scholarship

  • Anticipated Value: $1,500
  • Criteria: Doctoral student; academic excellence as demonstrated by academic record and GRE scores; personality and aptitude for a position in higher education administration. Application requires a one-page essay concerning the student’s philosophy. Criteria also include EDLD faculty judgment of the candidate’s potential for higher education administration.

Margaret Kelly Neuroscience and Leadership Scholarship

  • Anticipated Value: TBD
  • Criteria: Graduate students in the Department of Educational Leadership who are interested in Neuroscience and Leadership. Applicants must submit an essay of no more than 200 words demonstrating their interest in Neuroscience and Leadership

Orville Getz Memorial Scholarship

  • Anticipated Value: $1,000
  • Criteria: Enrolled in master’s level courses in the Department of Educational Leadership or the Department of Curriculum and Instruction; currently employed as a P-12 licensed teacher or school administrator; preference given to applicants working in schools located in Missoula, Sanders, Mineral, Ravalli, and Granite counties; preference also given to employees of Victor Public Schools and to members of the Montana Educators Credit Union

John J. Hunt Scholarship

  • Anticipated Value: $600
  • Criteria: Doctoral student emphasizing educational administration; recipient must be a resident of the state of Montana.

Ernest G and Jeanette M. Lake Scholarship

  • Anticipated Value: $5,400
  • Criteria: Graduate student in educational administration; potential as an educational leader; preference given to a student planning a career as a school superintendent.

Rural Educational Leaders Scholarship

  • Anticipated Value: $1,000
  • Criteria: Graduate student enrolled in the Educational Leadership Program; a current educator living in rural Montana; plans to pursue a career as a principal and/or superintendent in rural Montana.

William C. Shreeve Education Administration Scholarship

  • Anticipated Value: $2,000
  • Criteria: Full admission to Educational Leadership M.Ed. with successful completion of six or more credits in the program; concurrently pursuing a Principal’s endorsement; high academic performance; and demonstrated excellence (or potential for excellence) in leadership responsibilities in the public school setting. Application requires a double-spaced, one-page essay describing: why s/he wants to become a principal, what innovations s/he would make as a public school principal, and why s/he would make them. Requires two letters of support - one from a teacher with whom s/he has taught for at least three years, and one from a school administrator.

Dr. L. Dean Sorenson Memorial Scholarship

  • Anticipated Value: $1,000
  • Criteria: Full admission to Educational Leadership M.Ed. program; working toward K-12 School Administration certification; strong academic performance; clear plan for completion of the M.Ed degree program; demonstrates promise of becoming an outstanding administrator; minimum of three years of teaching experience; financial need.

Department of Health and Human Performance Scholarships

Adrienne Corti Memorial Scholarship

  • Anticipated Value: $1,500
  • Criteria: Undergraduate juniors/seniors or graduate students in good academic standing; enrolled in Aerie Backcountry Medicine's Wilderness EMT course (HHP 331) fall 2015, spring 2016, or summer 2016; preference given to students working towards a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Health and Human Performance.

Peterson Family Scholarship

  • Anticipated Value: $1,300
  • Criteria: Undergraduate or graduate student working towards a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Health and Human Performance; academic excellence as demonstrated by GPA and essay. (Offered 2016-17 and subsequent alternating years to HHP students.)

Pat Nygaard Memorial Scholarship

  • Anticipated Value: $3,600
  • Criteria: Undergraduate majoring in health and human performance with a minimum grade point average of 3.2; must have junior or senior standing during the full academic year at the time of application; applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from a professor attesting to the applicant's character, compassion and integrity.

George and Margaret Sarsfield Scholarship

  • Anticipated Value: $4,000 (Award may be divided)
  • Criteria: Female undergraduate or graduate students majoring in Health and Human Performance are eligible to apply. Recipients must be full-time students for the two semesters they receive the scholarship. The award is based on gender, financial need, and academic aptitude. Preference is given to upper-division undergraduate and graduate students. The applicant “essay” submitted with the completed College of Education and Human Sciences “Application for Scholarship/Fellowship Award” form will be a one to two page (maximum) introduction letter stating why the applicant deserves to receive the scholarship.