Curry School Foundation Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards

Below is the complete listing of 2016 scholarships granted to Curry undergraduate and graduate students. Learn how to apply for Foundation scholarships, fellowships and awards.

Scholarship
Degree
Criteria
Abidin Award for Clinical Excellence
Doctoral
The Abidin Award was established in honor of Dr. Richard R. Abidin, Jr., retired Curry School faculty member and former director of the Clinical and School Psychology program. This award is given to Doctoral students studying Clinical & School Psychology for their achievement in clinical excellence in the program.
Abidin Award for Excellence in Research
Doctoral
The Abidin Award was established in honor of Dr. Richard R. Abidin, Jr., retired Curry School faculty member and former director of the Clinical and School Psychology program. This award is given to Doctoral students studying Clinical & School Psychology for their outstanding research contributions to the program
Richard R. Abidin, Jr., Scholarship
Graduate
The Richard R. Abidin, Jr., Scholarship was established in honor of Richard R. Abidin, Jr., for his outstanding contribution to the students and faculty of the Clinical and School Psychology program at the Curry School of Education. The scholarship is to assist a graduate student in the Curry School's program in Clinical and School Psychology who is preparing for a career in clinical psychology.
Howard W. Allen Award
Master's/ Doctoral
The Howard W. Allen Award was established in honor of the career of Curry Emeritus Professor, Dr. Howard W. Allen. This award is given to an African-American teacher enrolled in or enrolling in a master’s or doctoral program in the Curry School.
Marjorie Hare Andrews Fellowship
Doctoral
The Marjorie Hare Andrews Fellowship was established in honor of Marjorie Hare Andrews (M.A.T., '68, Ph.D. '80) by her husband Lester S. Andrews and her two sons. Andrews. This scholarship is given to a student enrolled in Research, Statistics & Evaluation, Special Education, Educational Psychology, or Clinical Psychology who is in the dissertation phase. The student is to be engaged in empirical, quantitative research in areas that will have an impact on educational practice or that will maximize the potential of children.
Joan Larie Bell Scholarship
MT/PGMT
The Joan Larie Bell Scholarship was established in memory of Joan Larie Bell by her family. This scholarship is for a MT/PGMT student who Intends to pursue the educational field as a classroom teacher; exhibits qualities of leadership, excellence and enthusiasm for the educational process; encourages the development of these same qualities in other students; and demonstrates financial need and scholastic merit. The dean of the Curry School shall oversee the selection process directly.
A.L. Bennett Endowed Scholarship
Any
The A.L. Bennett Endowed Scholarship was established by W.T. Bennett, son of A.L. Bennett. The scholarship is given to a student in any program who is deserving and needy, with preference given to students whose residence is in the state of either Mississippi or Virginia. The dean of the Curry School shall oversee the selection process directly.
Eli M. Bower Endowed Fellowship
Graduate
The Eli M. Bower Fellowship was established in memory of Eli M. Bower and is to be given to Graduate students who are involved in the education of students with emotional and behavioral disorders.
Martha Nelson Bradley Fellowship
Graduate
The Bradley Fellowship was established by Anne B. and William B. Guerrant in honor of Martha Nelson Bradley (Curry '39). This fellowship is to be given to Graduate students studying to become a K-12 teacher, with first preference given to Virginia residents.
Robert P. & Anne W. Buford Scholarship
B/MT
The Buford Scholarship was established by Robert P. and Anne W. Buford of Richmond. The scholarship is to go to a student enrolled in the five-year teacher education program.
Linda K. Bunker Scholarship
Any
The Bunker Scholarship was established by former students, colleagues and friends of Dr. Bunker. This scholarship is open to students in Kinesiology, with preference to students studying motor learning, exercise and sport psychology, pedagogy, or adapted physical education.
Helen Gunderson Burr Award
Any
The Burr Award was established by friends and family of Helen Gunderson Burr created to honor her on the occasion of her retirement. The award is open to students enrolled in the Communication Disorders program.
Bernard W. Busse Award
B/MT
The Busse Award was established in memory of Dr. Bernard Busse, Professor Emeritus of Curry. This award is given to an outstanding Teacher Education student concentrating in elementary education.
Jean R. Butcher Endowed Fellowship
Graduate
The Butcher Fellowship was established by Jean R. Butcher and is to be given to a Graduate student who is specializing in the field of reading.
Nancy Hall Butts Award
Any
The Nancy Hall Butts Award is given to students studying Special Education. Students must be at least in the second year of their program and have an active research project. Funds should be used to support scholarly activities.
Elsie Hughes Cabell Scholarship
Any
The Cabell Scholarship was established by Ms. Elsie Cabell in memory of her mother, Elsie Hughes Cabell. This scholarship is given to students studying in any program and is based on scholastic merit and financial need.
Elizabeth and Francis Campbell Scholarship in Teacher Education
MT/PGMT
The Elizabeth and Francis Campbell Scholarship in Teacher Education is awarded to students enrolled in the special education or elementary teacher education programs. Preference to fifth-year B/MT students with financial need.
Walter Eugene Campbell Scholarship
Graduate
The Campbell Scholarship was established by Mrs. Elizabeth A. Campbell in memory of her husband Walter E. Campbell, former Virginia superintendent of public instruction. This scholarship is given to a Graduate student committed to a career in educational leadership and policy studies, with a successful record of academic achievement, and evidence of leadership within the program.
Robert Lynn Canady Fellowship
Graduate
The Canady Fellowship was established by former students, colleagues and friends of Dr. Canady to honor his contributions to UVA and Curry. This fellowship is given to provide financial support to a Graduate student with enthusiasm and dedication reminiscent of Dr. Canady's passion for teaching,
Robert T. Canevari Scholarship
Any
The Canevari Scholarship was established by colleagues and friends of Dr. Robert Canevari to honor him at his retirement as Dean of Students in 1999. This scholarship is given to a student who is preparing for a career in Student Affairs, Counselor Education, or Teacher Education who seeks to perpetuate the values and commitment to student affairs that characterized the career of Dean Robert Canevari, including service to the University and academic excellence. Recipients must have demonstrated financial need.
Jessie C. Carpenter Award
Any
The Carpenter Award was established by Miss Carpenter, who was a long-time Virginia educator. This award is given to a student in any program who exhibits outstanding performance and service to Curry.
Miles Cary Endowed Fellowship
Graduate
The Cary Fellowship was established by Elizabeth Oscanyan in memory of Miles Cary, a former Curry faculty member. This fellowship is awarded to Graduate students in any program preparing to be a teacher or administrator in K-12 public schools in Virginia; preference is given to students who have received their undergraduate degree in a field other than education.
Jay L. Chronister Student Award in Higher Education
Doctoral
The Chronister Award was established by former students and advisees of Dr. Chronister on his retirement from the Center for the Study of Higher Education. It is awarded to two full-time doctoral students in the Higher Education program. Students must show financial need, outstanding academic record, and a relationship of the research and/or travel to the professional growth of the student. Funds should be used for conference travel and registration expenses.
Bonnie McKee Mason Clevenger and Daniel W. and RosaLee McKee Mason Fellowship in Education
Doctoral
The Clevenger-Mason Fellowship was established by Kenneth H. Clevenger and S. RosaLee McKee Mason. This fellowship is awarded to a Doctoral student in the Higher Education program with future promise in making lasting contributions to higher education administration through scholarship and practice.
Robert M. & Annetta J. Coffelt & Robert M. Coffelt, Jr., Scholarship
B/MT 5th year
The Coffelt Scholarship was established by Robert M. Coffelt, Jr. in memory of Robert M. and in honor of Annetta J. Coffelt. This scholarship is given to a student in the Teacher Education program who needs financial assistance to complete the program. The recipient's graduate work should lead to licensure and endorsement in elementary education and his/her undergraduate major should be in political science, political theory, psychology or religious studies.
David F. Cooke Award
Any
The Cooke Award was established by friends and family of Mr. Cook. This award is given to a student athlete in any program who exemplifies outstanding qualities in athletics, academics and leadership in and out of the classroom.
James M. Cooper & V. Shamim Sisson Endowed Scholarship
MT/PGMT
The Cooper-Sisson Scholarship was established by James M. Cooper and V. Shamim Sisson. This scholarship is given to a MT/PGMT student with demonstrated financial need; academic scholarship; and teaching potential.
Barbara Labrecque Corbin Scholarship
Master's
The Corbin Scholarship was established by Sheila C. Labrecque and the late Thomas G. Labrecque to honor their daughter who received her master of teaching degree in Special Education from the Curry School in 1995. This scholarship is given to a Masters degree student studying Reading or Special Education.
Curry Faculty Scholarship
Graduate
Established by the faculty of the Curry School, this scholarship supports a Graduate student in any program. Recipients should demonstrate scholarship; co-curricular activities; community-professional activities; leadership; and service. Recipients must be recommended by Curry faculty.
Curry Trustees Fellowship - Counselor Education
Graduate
Established by the Curry Trustees Program, this fellowship supports Graduate students studying in the area of Counselor Education. Recipients should not graduate in the year of the distribution of the fellowship.
Curry Trustees Fellowship
Any
Established by members of the Curry Board of Trustees as part of the Curry Trustees Program, this fellowship supports students in any program enrolled in the Curry School.
Mary Marshall Doyle Fellowship
Graduate
The Doyle Fellowship was established according to the bequest by the Estate of Mary Marshall Doyle Rastatter. This fellowship is given to Graduate students enrolled in the Communication Disorders program, with preference to a student from southwestern Virginia.
Mary Catherine Ellwein Award
Doctoral
The Ellwein Award was established in memory of Mary Catherine Ellwein, a loved and respected member of the Curry faculty. This award is given to a Doctoral student in any program with a love of learning, willingness to take intellectual risks, ability to explore alternative ways of seeing and knowing, concern for issues of social equity and justice, ease and facility in communication, and active involvement in contributing to the Curry community.
Featherston Foundation Scholarship
MT/PGMT
The Featherston Foundation established this scholarship to support Master of Teaching students in the Special Education Program. Preference is given to ONE student who plans to teach or work with children with Down Syndrome.
S. Stuart Flanagan Family Scholarship
MT/PGMT
Curry alumnus S. Stuart Flanagan established this scholarship to benefit MT/PGMT students training to be elementary, middle, or high school math teachers. Recipients must demonstrate compelling need for financial assistance and commitment to community service.
Frank E. Flora Scholarship
Doctoral
The Flora Scholarship was established in honor and memory of Frank Flora, professor of Educational Administration. This scholarship is given to an outstanding Doctoral student in Administration & Supervision.
Caitlin R. Folan Graduate Fellowship
B/MT 5th year
The Folan Fellowship was established by Ragan and McDara Folan in honor of their daughter, Caitlin, a Curry graduate. The fellowship is given to a fifth-year student in the master of teaching program, with preference to a student with demonstrated financial need.
Bruce Gansneder Dissertation Award
Doctoral
The Bruce Gansneder Dissertation Award is awarded to two students each year at the Curry hooding ceremony, one with a dissertation using quantitative methodology and one with a dissertation using qualitative methodology.
Annette Gibbs Research Award
Doctoral
The Gibbs Award was established by graduates of and students in the Center for the Study of Higher Education to honor Dr. Gibbs for excellence in teaching and advising. This award is given to a Doctoral student enrolled in the Higher Education program.
Goerig-Katzenbach Endowed Scholarship
B/MT 5th year
This scholarship was established by Paulette Goerig-Katzenbach and Richard Katzenbach to support a student with financial need entering the K-12 teaching profession. The scholarship is given to a first generation B/MT 5th year student preparing to become a teacher.
George C. Graham Scholarship
Graduate
The George Graham Scholarship was established by family and friends in memory of George C. Graham, a respected editor at Houghton Mifflin. This scholarship is given to a Graduate student enrolled in the Reading program who demonstrates financial need and academic merit.
Gladys M. Graham Scholarship
B/MT
The Gladys Graham Scholarship was established by Mrs. Gladys Graham, an alumna of the Curry School. This scholarship is given to students enrolled in the five-year teaching program who are in the top quarter of the class.
Mary Alice Gunter & Edgar J. Gunter, Jr., Scholarship
Graduate, including B/MT 5th year
The Gunter Scholarship was established by family and friends of the Gunters to honor their years of dedication to teaching and to the University. This scholarship is given to a Graduate student including B/MT 5th year who demonstrates expertise and creativity in using technology in their program area; expresses a commitment to teaching in Virginia public schools; and exhibits inventiveness in implementing curriculum, in engaging students in active learning activities and in teaching students innovative ways of using technology themselves.
Charles & Mary Henderson Scholarship in Elementary Education
B/MT 5th year
This scholarship was established by Charles H. and Mary Henderson to be used to support B/MT 5th year students who demonstrate superior academic promise; recognition of past student work; and potential for making significant contributions as a leader in the field of elementary education.
Linwood & Virginia Holton Scholarship
B/MT
The Holton Governor's Scholarship was established as part of the Curry School's Governor's Scholarship initiative, a program initiated in 1997 to honor former governors in the Commonwealth of Virginia. This scholarship is to support students enrolled in the five-year teacher education program.
Homer Humphreys Fellowship
Graduate
The Humphreys Fellowship was established in honor of Homer Humphreys, a principal and teacher in Virginia and an adjunct faculty member at Curry. The fellowship is given to a student in any graduate program with demonstrated financial need and academic merit.
Inge Family Scholarship
B/MT
The Inge Scholarship was established by Clifton Inge to support an out-of-state student in the five-year teacher education program who has demonstrated need.
Asa B. Johnson, Jr., Scholarship
BSEd
The Johnson Scholarship was established by Asa B. Johnson, Jr., to be given to any Curry undergraduate student with financial need.
Nathan E. Johnson Memorial Scholarship
Any
The Johnson Scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Nathan Johnson, the first African-American faculty member at UVA. This scholarship is given to an African American student in any program with a successful record of academic achievement who also exhibits potential for success in the field of education.
Miriam & Edward D. Knight Endowed Scholarship
Graduate
The Knight Scholarship was established in 1986 by Miriam Knight to support a Graduate student in any program who graduated from University of Mary Washington or who is a member of the Knight family. Recipients should have financial need and show academic merit.
Ullin W. Leavell Award
Graduate
The Leavell Award was established by Mrs. Ullin W. Leavell in memory of her husband and long-time director of the McGuffey Reading Center. This award is given to an outstanding Graduate student specializing in the field of Reading. The student must have demonstrated financial need.
Little Keswick Foundation Scholarship for Special Education
Master's
The Little Keswick Foundation for Special Education established this scholarship, which is to be given to a student who has completed at least one year in the Special Education master's program and who demonstrates academic excellence.
William C. Lowry Scholarship
B/MT
The Lowry Scholarship was established by friends of William C. Lowry upon his retirement. The scholarship supports a student studying Math Education and preparing to teach mathematics. The recipient should have completed at least two years of college work and show academic merit with potential of becoming an effective mathematics teacher.
Brenda Holliday Loyd Award
Graduate
The Loyd Award was established by family and friends in memory of Dr. Loyd, a former Curry School professor. This award is given to support a Graduate student's presentation of research paper as author or co-author in the field of educational research or measurement at regional or national scholarly conventions or conferences. Funds are to be used to support conference travel and registration. The student may be enrolled in any program.
Samuel Marx Scholarship
Master's
The Marx Scholarship was established by Ellie Marcus Marx in memory of her husband Samuel Marx and as an expression of appreciation for being the first recipient of a Master of Arts degree granted during a summer session at the University. The scholarship is intended to assist worthy master's students enrolled in a program within the department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education.
Samuel Marx Scholarship
Master's
The Marx Scholarship was established by Ellie Marcus Marx in memory of her husband Samuel Marx and as an expression of appreciation for being the first recipient of a Master of Arts degree granted during a summer session at the University. The scholarship is intended to assist worthy master's students enrolled in a program within the Department of Human Services.
Samuel Marx Scholarship
Master's
The Marx Scholarship was established by Ellie Marcus Marx in memory of her husband Samuel Marx and as an expression of appreciation for being the first recipient of a Master of Arts degree granted during a summer session at the University. The scholarship is intended to assist worthy master's students enrolled in a program within the Department of Educational Leadership, Foundations and Policy.
Samuel Marx Scholarship
Master's
The Marx Scholarship was established by Ellie Marcus Marx in memory of her husband Samuel Marx and as an expression of appreciation for being the first recipient of a Master of Arts degree granted during a summer session at the University. The scholarship is intended to assist worthy Master's students enrolled in a program within the department of Kinesiology.
John & Florence May Fellowship
Any
The May Fellowship was established by John B. and Florence S. May. This fellowship is given to students studying and conducting research in learning disabilities.
Richard A. Meade Award
Graduate
The Meade Award was established in memory of Dr. Richard A. Meade. This award is given to a graduate student pursuing or completing study in the field of English education.
Johnnie E. Merritt Graduate Fellowship
Doctoral
The Merritt Fellowship was established by friends in memory of Johnnie E. Merritt, former president of Central Virginia Community College. The fellowship is given to a doctoral student enrolled full-time in the Higher Education program.
Odelia Moore Scholarship
Any
The Moore Scholarship was established by Odelia Moore through a bequest to the Curry School. This scholarship is given to a student in any program, with preference to students with demonstrated need.
Susan Bjork O'Brien Memorial Scholarship
Any
The O'Brien Scholarship was established by family and friends in memory of Dr. O'Brien. The scholarship is given to a student enrolled in the Early Childhood Education program.
Robert Septimus Pace, Jr., Scholarship
Any
The Pace Scholarship was established by Lucyle M. Pace to honor her brother, Robert Septimus Pace, Jr. The scholarship is given to a student in any program with preference given to Virginia residents. The dean of the Curry School shall oversee the selection process directly.
Mary Elizabeth King Pace & Robert Septimus Pace Memorial Scholarship
Any
The Pace Memorial Scholarship was established by Robert Septimus Pace and is given to a student in any program with preference given to Virginia residents. The Dean of the Curry School shall oversee the selection process directly.
David H. Perrin Athletic Training & Sports Medicine Award-Doctoral Degree Student
Doctoral
The Perrin Award was established to honor David H. Perrin, former Joe Gieck Professor of Sports Medicine and chair of the Human Services Department. The award is given to support a Doctoral student in Sports Medicine in the Kinesiology Department.
David H. Perrin Athletic Training & Sports Medicine Award-Master's Degree Student
Master's
The Perrin Award was established to honor David H. Perrin, former Joe Gieck Professor of Sports Medicine and chair of the Human Services Department. The award is given to support a master's degree student in Athletic Training in the Kinesiology Department.
Philip Morris Minority Scholarship
Any
Phillip Morris USA established this fellowship to help attract, retain and develop outstanding minority students in any program who are capable of leading education in the new century.
W. Thomas Rice & Jacqueline J. Rice Endowed Scholarship
B/MT
The Rice Scholarship was established by W. Thomas and Jacqueline J. Rice. This scholarship is given to B/MT students who intend to teach in Virginia.
Viola Reavis Robinson Fellowship
B/MT 5th year or PGMT
The Robinson Fellowship was established by Joseph F. Moore in honor of his beloved former teacher Viola Reavis Robinson (Curry '76). Preference is given to a female African-American B/MT 5th year or PGMT student in good academic standing who is a native of Virginia.
William H. Seawell Memorial Award
Graduate
The Seawell Award was established by former students, colleagues and friends of William Seawell, a professor who taught in the Department of Administration and Supervision. This award is given to outstanding Graduate students in Administration & Supervision.
Estelle B. Seward Scholarship
Graduate
The Seward Scholarship was established by Estelle Seward to be given to a Graduate student preparing to teach mathematics. The recipient should demonstrate scholastic merit and financial need, with preference given to females.
Snyder-Crumpacker Graduate Fellowship
Doctoral
The Snyder-Crumpacker Fellowship was established by Sara and J. Peter Crumpacker to provide fellowships for graduate students enrolled in any Curry School program. Preference will be given to a Doctoral student who (a) is a female, single parent and head of household, (b) has a minimum of three years classroom experience in a public school system, (c) is enrolled in a doctoral program, and (d) is enrolled as a full-time student. If no student meets all four criteria, effort shall be made to find a recipient who meets the most criteria in the order of priority listed.
Sandra Feagan Stern Fellowship
B/MT 5th year
The Stern Fellowship was established by Kyle Blackmon in honor of his mother, Sandra Feagan Stern. Preference is given to a B/MT 5th year student with financial need from groups under-represented in the K-12 grade teaching profession. Priority will be given to (1st) a male student and (2nd) an African-American student, but the scholarship is not exclusive to students from these groups.
Alton L. Taylor Award
Doctoral
The Alton Taylor Award was established by former students of Alton Taylor, professor emeritus. This award is given to an outstanding full-time doctoral student in Higher Education who demonstrates academic and professional promise and financial need.
Hunter Page Taylor Memorial Scholarship
B/MT
The Hunter Taylor Scholarship was established by the family and friends of Hunter Taylor in his memory. This scholarship is given to B/MT students in the top quarter of the class, with preference given to students preparing to teach a foreign language.
Ertle Thompson Scholarship
Any
The Thompson Scholarship was established in memory of Ertle Thompson, who was a professor of Science Education. This scholarship is to benefit students in the Science Education program preparing to become science teachers and preferably in the 5th year of the B/MT program.
Thomas Jefferson Governor's Scholarship
B/MT 5th year
The Thomas Jefferson Governor's Scholarship was established by Alice B. Williams to honor Virginia's long and distinguished history of governors who saw the importance of education for the well-being of the Commonwealth. The scholarship is for students entering fifth year of the five-year teacher education program.
William H. Van Hoose Memorial Award
Graduate
The Van Hoose Award was established in memory of Dr. William H. Van Hoose, professor of Counselor Education. This award is given to Graduate students enrolled full-time in the Counselor Education program who show academic achievement and a demonstrated commitment to counseling.
Jennings L. Wagoner, Jr., Scholarship
Master's/Doctoral
The Wagoner Scholarship was established by a group of faculty, students, staff and family of Dr. Wagoner as a tribute to his extraordinary career and to ensure that his legacy continues in perpetuity. This scholarship is given to a master's or doctoral degree student in the Social Foundations program. Recipients should demonstrate scholarship, co-curricular activities, community-professional activities, leadership, and service.
Dr. Stacy Wagovich Study Abroad Fund
Undergraduate
The Wagovich fund was established by Tim Hausman to honor his wife, Dr. Stacy Wagovich. The fund is restricted to undergraduate students in the Communication Disorders program. Funds are to be used to offset a student's expenses for participating in the Summer Abroad program for International Communication Disorders Research. Students must demonstrate financial need.
Paul B. Walter Award
Master's
The Walter Award was established in honor and memory of Dr. Paul B. Walter, who was a Curry School professor in Counselor Education. This award is given to a Master's degree student in any program who demonstrates scholarship, co-curricular activities, community/professional activities, leadership, and service and has Curry School faculty recommendations
Alice Becker Hinchcliffe Williams Scholarship
Any
The Williams Award was established by Mrs. Williams, a former director of dental services at Virginia Western Community College and a participant in the field of Health Education/Health Promotion. The award is given to students studying in the area of Health Education/Health Promotion.