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1968 Boardwalk Bowl Football Team Scholarship

The 1968 Boardwalk Bowl Football Team Endowment provides scholarship support to full-time students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who are participating members of the IUP football team.
  • Must be a full-time student and participating member of the IUP football team;
  • Must be in good academic standing at time of selection;
  • Preference given to students with financial need.
  • Selection of the recipients for the 1968 Boardwalk Bowl Football Team Endowment shall be amde by the Head Coach of the Football Team and the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.



A. Laura Mateer Scholarship Fund for HRIM

The A. Laura Mateer Scholarship Fund shall be awarded to talented high school graduates enrolling in the Department of Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Management at IUP who show outstanding promise and enthusiasm for the field and have demonstrated financial need.
  • Must be a graduate of any high school and be ranked in the top 25 percent of his/her graduating class and meet the admission requirements to IUP.
  • Must submit an application for scholarship consideration to the chairperson of the Department of HRIM, including a letter of recommendation from a high school teacher.
  • Maintenance of the scholarship award for a second semester will be dependent on the satisfactory progress toward a degree in HRIM and the achievement of a 2.5 grade point average at the end of the first semester. If the recipient does not meet the criteria for the second semester, another qualified student will be selected for the award.
  • Deadline for the submission of applications is May 1 for the following fall semester.
A. Laura Mateer, a 1924 graduate of Indiana Normal School, has expressed a desire to establish a scholarship for students enrolled in the Department of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management. Selection of the scholarship recipients will be the responsibility of a Scholarship Committee comprised of two faculty members from the Department of HRIM and a representative of the Office of Financial Aid at IUP.


Abernathy Scholars Program

To award scholarship monies to business students.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology at IUP.
  • Must be in good academic standing with the University.
  • Must demonstrate self-reliance, maturity and flexibility to deal with the challenges and opportunities associated with the college's academic programs.
  • For initial selection, preference will be given to students who have maintained the highest academic standards while in high school and who are determined by IUP's Financial Aid office to have financial need.



Abraham Business Scholarship

The Abraham Business Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to students enrolled at IUP in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student in the College of Business at Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Must have a grade point average of at least 3.25 on the date a student applies for the scholarship
  • Must demonstrate self-reliance, maturity and flexibility to deal with the challenges and opportunities associated with the college's academic programs
  • Preference will be given to students who have financial need
  • The eligible recipient may retain the annual award if they continue to meet the selection criteria



African American Alumni Scholarship Fund

The African American Alumni Scholarship Fund shall provide scholarship assistance to full-time students enrolled at IUP who have earned at least 24 credits and meet the established criteria. This scholarship is primarily intended to benefit African American students as a way to provide opportunities for these individuals who may be under-represented in the student population and/or overlooked or neglected in the overall scholarship program.
  • Must be a full-time student enrolled at the University
  • Must have earned a minimum 24 credit hours and have a minimum GPA of 2.1
  • Preference shall be given to African American students
This scholarship is being established by The Players of IUP, the African American Alliance and others interested in the academic and financial well being of African American students attending Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The Players of IUP are an organization of African American alumni that started in the mid-1970s. This group is committed to the academic advancement for students of color and community service for impoverished communities such as Chevy Chase.


Alan P. Mewha Memorial Fund

To award a scholarship to one undergraduate student majoring in Geography and Regional Planning at IUP and to one graduate student accepted at IUP and following the curriculum in Geography and Regional Planning.

The Geography and Regional Planning Scholarship Committee will take the necessary steps to select the recipients for each scholarship.


Alan, Doris and Jacque Anderson Memorial Scholarship

To award scholarships to talented and deserving students majoring in elementary education within the College of Education at IUP.
  • Must be a full time student enrolled in the College of Education and majoring in Elementary Education.
  • Must be of good character and demonstrate achievement in academic and/or community work.
  • Must provide at least one letter of recommendation from an individual who is personally familiar with the student.
  • Preference given to students who live within the geographic area in the following order of priority: South Fork, PA; Cambria, Westmoreland and Indiana counties; other counties within Pennsylvania; and thereafter, students from any other state of the United States of America.
  • Renewal of the scholarship will be contingent upon the recipient maintaining a 3.0 cumulative grade point average each year.
  • The University Selection Committee, in cooperation with the College of Education, will review the qualifications of students who meet the criteria outlined in this document and award scholarships to those who best exemplify the criteria and characteristics so stated by the Donor.
It is the desire of the Donor to award four simultaneous scholarships to outstanding students. One student from each class level (freshman, sophomore, junior and senior) will be named an Anderson Family Scholar. The scholarship award will be renewable for the students' four-year academic career at IUP as long as he/she meets the established criteria for the award.


Albert R. Pechan Scholarship

Awarded to an outstanding science major enrolled full time; recipient will be selected by the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.


Alberta R. Dorsey Scholarship for Early Childhood Education

The Alberta R. Dorsey Scholarship for Early Childhood Education shall provide scholarship support to full-time undergraduate students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a major in Early Childhood-Special Education.
  1. Must be a declared major in Early Childhood-Special Education
  2. Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated financial need
  3. Applicants who are current IUP students or transfer students must have a 3.25 GPA. Applicants who are entering freshmen must have a 3.5 on a 4.0 scale high school GPA or equivalent



Alexa J. Boyer Emerick Nursing Scholarship

To provide scholarship assistance to outstanding and deserving junior and/or senior students who are enrolled in the nursing curriculum at IUP.
  • Scholarship recipient must have achieved at least junior standing (57-90 credits) in the nursing program and be enrolled on a full-time basis at the University.
  • Students must have maintained a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average in the nursing program at IUP.
  • Students must demonstrate participation in school and/or community activities as well as a commitment to serving or assisting others.
  • Renewal of the scholarship will be based upon the recipient's maintaining the standards established by the inital criteria of the Scholarship Fund. Selection of the scholarhip recipients will be the responsibility of the University Selection Committee.



Allegheny Foundation Patrick R. Wallace Scholarship Fund

Scholarship support for students in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology.


Allied Health Professions

Financial assistance to students, Continuing Education for majors of the Allied Health Professions, Start-up money for benefit projects.


Alma Elizabeth Boyd Memorial Scholarship (Biology)

The Alma Elizabeth Boyd Memorial Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to students enrolled full-time at Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a declared major in the Department of Music, Department of Biology or Department of Special Education and Clinical Services who best meet the established criteria.
  • Be enrolled as a declared major in the Department of Music, the Department of Biology or the Department of Special Education and Clinical Services (specifically in Education of Exceptional Persons)
  • Must demonstrate significant financial need
  • Must demonstrate good academic standing and the promise of future success in their chosen field as determined by the scholarship committee or faculty within the assigned academic departments.
The scholarship shall rotate among the three departments to honor the career and interests of the late Miss Boyd, beginning with the Department of Music, followed by the Department of Biology in the second year; and the Department of Special Education and Clinical Services in the third year; and then continuing in that sequence.


Alma Elizabeth Boyd Memorial Scholarship (Music)

The Alma Elizabeth Boyd Memorial Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to students enrolled full-time at Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a declared major in the Department of Music, Department of Biology or Department of Special Education and Clinical Services who best meet the established criteria.
  • Be enrolled as a declared major in the Department of Music, the Department of Biology or the Department of Special Education and Clinical Services (specifically in Education of Exceptional Persons)
  • Must demonstrate significant financial need
  • Must demonstrate good academic standing and the promise of future success in their chosen field as determined by the scholarship committee or faculty within the assigned academic departments.
The scholarship shall rotate among the three departments to honor the career and interests of the late Miss Boyd, beginning with the Department of Music, followed by the Department of Biology in the second year; and the Department of Special Education and Clinical Services in the third year; and then continuing in that sequence.


Alma Elizabeth Boyd Memorial Scholarship (Special Education)

The Alma Elizabeth Boyd Memorial Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to students enrolled full-time at Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a declared major in the Department of Music, Department of Biology or Department of Special Education and Clinical Services who best meet the established criteria.
  • Be enrolled as a declared major in the Department of Music, the Department of Biology or the Department of Special Education and Clinical Services (specifically in Education of Exceptional Persons)
  • Must demonstrate significant financial need
  • Must demonstrate good academic standing and the promise of future success in their chosen field as determined by the scholarship committee or faculty within the assigned academic departments.
The scholarship shall rotate among the three departments to honor the career and interests of the late Miss Boyd, beginning with the Department of Music, followed by the Department of Biology in the second year; and the Department of Special Education and Clinical Services in the third year; and then continuing in that sequence.


American Language Institute Scholarship Fund

The American Language Institute will award scholarships in varying amounts from time to time to worthy students seeking admission to the American Language Institute or to students attending the American Language Institute to assist them in continuing their study.


Andrew Sosnick Memorial Scholarship

The Andrew Sosnick Memorial Scholarship provides scholarship support to full-time students enrolled in the Robert E. Cook Honors College at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
  • Must be enrolled in the Robert E. Cook Honors College at Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
  • Must be a sophomore or junior according to the University's classification standards at the time of use;
  • Must have at least a 3.25 GPA at time of selection;
  • Must submit a personal statement detailing educational and career goals;
  • Preference will be given to a Robert E. Cook Honors College student with a declared major within the Eberly College of Business;
  • Preference will be given to students from one of the following counties in western Pennsylvania: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Greene, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Somerset, Venango, Warren, Washington, Westmoreland;
  • Preference will be given to students with financial need.
Selection of the recipient of the Andrew Sosnick Memorial Scholarship will be made by the Robert E. Cook Honors College scholarship committee.


Ann and Daniel McCauley Memorial for Respiratory Care

The Ann and Daniel McCauley Memorial Award for Respiratory Care provides an annual award to a graduating student from the Western Pennsylvania School of Respiratory Care and Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Award recipients will be recognized for excellence in communications, competency in the profession, proficiency of care and compassion in the delivery of respiratory care for their patients. The award also recognizes the recipient's demonstrated promise for future success as a caregiver in the field of respiratory care.

Daniel McCauley from Penn Hills, Pennsylvania, established a small award to be given to an outstanding student enrolled in the Western Pennsylvania School of Respiratory Care to recognize the outstanding patient care extended to his beloved wife, Ann McCauley, prior to her passing in 1993. The McCauleys had three daughters, Patricia, Maureen and Margaret. Patricia McCauley '76 and Margaret McCauley Hamerly '70 are graduates of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Patricia was among the first students to attend and graduate from the cooperative program between IUP and the Western Pennsylvania School of Respiratory Care.

Selection of recipients for the Ann and Daniel McCauley Memorial Award for Respiratory Care shall be made by the faculty of the Westerna Pennsylvania School of Respiratory Care. The Department (Nursing) faculty will forward annually to the Foundation for IUP the assessment criteria used to evaluate the recipient.


Ann Gill Memorial Scholarship Fund for Special Education

The Ann Gill Memorial Scholarship Fund for Special Education provides scholarship support to full-time students enrolled as a Special Education major in the College of Education and Educational Technology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
  • Must be a junior or senior (as defined by current University guidelines) at time of use
  • Must be a Special Education major in the College of Education and Educational Technology at time of use
  • Preference for a 3.0 GPA in the selected major at the time of selection
  • Preference will be given to students who have financial need.



Ann Moon Hayward Music Scholarship

To provide scholarship to new incoming music majors with superior vocal potential.

Selection of the recipient shall be made by the IUP Voice Faculty and Scholarship Committee.


Anna Young Feisley Education Scholarship

The Anna Young Feisley Education Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who have a declared major in Pre K-4 Early Childhood with Special Education K-8 and who meet the established criteria.
  • Must be a declared major in Pre K-4 Early Childhood with Special Education K-8
  • Awarded to students with at minimum junior standing, renewable for their senior year without re-applying
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must meet academic merit requirements as set forth by the College of Education and Educational Technology
William (Bill) Feisley was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on September 8, 1923 and died May 23, 2009 in Tucson, Arizona where he had lived since retiring. He was a graduate of Allegheny College and served in the US Army in WWII. Bill left a legacy at IUP in memory of his mother, Anna Young Feisley, Class of 1911, to be used to support students in the field of elementary education.


Annie-Laurie Wheat Scholarship for Musical Theater

The Annie-Laurie Wheat Scholarship for Musical Theater shall provide financial assistance to talented and deserving student(s).
  • Must be enrolled as continuing student(s) at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and who has demonstrated excellence in musical theater/opera performance and/or production.
  • Selection of the Annie-Laurie Wheat Scholarship for Musica Theater will be made by the Director of Musical Theater/Opera at IUP. The scholarship is to be awarded during the spring semester for the proceeding academic year. In accordance with the standard policy of the Foundation for IUP, the scholarship shall be awarded equally between the Fall and Spring semesters of the academic year unless circumstances require a special allotment.



Anthony and Emma Calvetti Morino Memorial Scholarship

"Provide scholarships to students enrolled in the Robert E. Cook Honors College.
  • Must be enrolled in the Robert E. Cook Honors College;
  • A minimum of 5 scholarships, awarded in increments of $1,000 to $5,000 based on candidates complete financial aid request and the meeting of other criteria, with not less then $10,000 in total being awarded for scholarships per annum.
  • Preference to recipients whose families are within Indiana County and secondarily to those in Western Pennsylvania. They are to be citizens of the United States. Strong preference is to be given to those who are descendants of families from historically small mining communities.
  • Preference is to be given to students of low-income backgrounds and those from working, lower- to middle-class families possessing limited resources for higher education. Additionally, award selection will give preference to students who are working to provide their own resources. Specifically, it is required to broaden criteria for financial need above ""poverty status"" to include lower to middle-class families and to help counter the significant backlash society is now experiencing in this area. It is expected that students selected above the traditional ""financial needs"" limits must be exemplary candidates.
  • Recipients are awarded and maintain scholarships through their four-year undergraduate study, provided they maintain a 3.25 cumulative GPA as well as perform 60 hours of community/volunteer service per academic year. Should an awarded student withdraw from the Robert E. Cook Honors College, he/she may maintain the award provided they remain enrolled at IUP and are in otherwise good standing.



Anthropology Department Scholarship

Scholarships awarded by the Anthropology Department to deserving students.


ARAMARK Distinguished Scholars Scholarship

The ARAMARK Distinguished Scholars Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to full-time undergraduate students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who best meets the established criteria.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student
  • Must be considered a Distinguished Achiever as defined by the Distinguished Achiever Scholar program criteria of: rank in the top tenth of their high school class at the end of the junior year, and/or have scored at least 1,100 on their SAT or Act equivalent
  • Preference given to students who are declared Hospitality Management majors.
This is one of several scholarships used for the Honors College Scholarship Package.


Armstrong Concert Band Scholarship for Trombone

The Armstrong Concert Band Scholarship for Trombone shall provide two scholarship awards of equal amounts to students enrolled at IUP who best meet the stated criteria.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student with a declared trombone major in the Department of Music within the College of Fine Arts.
  • Must have successfully earned a minimum of fifty (50) credits at IUP.
  • Must have an overall grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
  • Must demonstrate exemplary performing technique on the trombone.
  • Must show a continued interest and involvement in music department ensembles, performances and guest artist activities.
  • Recipients may be considered for additional scholarship support during subsequent years if the student(s) continues to meet the award criteria.
The Armstrong Concert Band was formed in 1984 with Dennis F. Cramer as the founding music director. Mr. Cramer graduated from IUP with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education in 1975 and a Master of Arts in Music in 1982. The Armstrong Concert Band has always been an all-volunteer organization and one of its most dedicated members was John Schad. The band incorporated as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization in 2000 to be able to accept a donation from Mr. Schad's estate. The bulk of money for the scholarship came from Mr. Schad's estate. The corporation was formed with Mr. Cramer as the President and the other board members being David C. Suckling, Elmer Z. Smith, Rosalie Hogg and Paul McNelis, all of Kittanning, Pennsylvania.

Selection of the award recipients for the Armstrong Concert Band Scholarship for Trombone shall be done by the Professor of Trombone. In the event there is no dedicated professor, the Chairperson of the Department of Music or his/her assigned representative(s) shall be responsible for award selection based upon established criteria. In the event that there are not students eligible for the award in a given year, the scholarship shall not be given. In the event that only one student is eligible in consideration of the established requirements, that student may be awarded the entire scholarship amount available if deemed appropriate by the Professor of Trombone.


Art Awards

For expenditures of awards to students exhibiting in Student Honors Exhibitions.


Art Department Enhancement Fund

To enhance the academic and programmatic needs of the Art Department.


Arthur G. Morrell Mathematics Memorial Scholarship

To provide financial assistance to a mathematics major at IUP.
  • Must be a mathematics major completing their sophomore or junior year at IUP, who best reflects the character and interests of Captain Arthur G. Morrell, a graduate in mathematics of IUP, United States Marine Pilot and IUP football captain.
  • Students may apply for the award or be nominated by a mathematics faculty member.
  • Selection of the award recipient shall be made by a committee composed of faculty and the current chairman of the mathematics department of IUP.



Arveta DeGaetano McNaughton Scholarship

To award academic business scholarships to worthy business students graduating from the Indiana Area Senior High School.
  • An incoming freshman to IUP who has graduated from the Indiana Area Senior High School.
  • Who was enrolled in the Business Department at the Indiana Area Senior High School.
  • Who is a full-time student enrolled in the College of Business of IUP.
Mrs. McNaughton was a 1952 graduate of IUP, earning a degree in Business Education. She went on to teach business at Indiana Area Senior High School for many years.


Asian Studies Student Scholarship

Money is to be used to support IUP Asian Studies majors for study abroad, intensive language study in the U.S. outside of IUP (e.g. Middlebury and other summer programs).

This statement of purpose may be altered by the Asian Studies Committee with the approval of the Dean of CHSS.


Athletic Scholarship Honoring Nick, Fannie, Joseph and Judy

The Kovalchick Family Endowment for Athletic Scholarships shall provide scholarship awards to talented and deserving student-athletes.

As business leaders in Indiana, Pennsylvania, Joseph & Judith Kovalchick have maintained a significant relationship with IUP for many years. Both have served in volunteer leadership positions on behalf of the University and the Foundation for IUP. As a 1965 (BS) and 1969 (MA) graduate of IUP, Mrs. Kovalchick has served as a member of the Foundation for IUP Board of Directors. In addition to giving of their time and wise counsel, Mr. & Mrs. Kovalchick are generous financial contributors to IUP, establishing several scholarship endowment funds to benefit generations of IUP students.

Selection of recipients shall be made by the Director of the Department of Athletics at his sole discretion.


Barbara Blackledge Scholarship

Established in 2012 on the occasion of former department chair and acting/directing professor Barb Blackledge's retirement from IUP. Awarded to a rising senior each year who has at least a 3.0 GPA and has done significant work in the Theater and Dance Department Mainstage productions and/or Acorn Theatre productions over the course of the past three years in more than one area of production.


Barbara Lynn Claypoole Memorial Organ Scholarship

The Barbara Lynn Claypoole Memorial Organ Scholarship provides scholarship support to full-time students enrolled in the Department of Music at Indiana University of Pennsylvania with preference to those studying the organ.
  • Must be a music major in the Department of Music, in the College of Fine Arts;
  • Preference given to students studying the organ at time of selection;
  • Preference given to an incoming freshman.
  • The scholarship may be a renewable scholarship each year if the student applies and maintains good academic standing at the end of the spring semester.
The Barbara Lynn Claypoole Memorial Organ Scholarship, established by Roger Claypoole, Julie Claypoole Doverspike and Brian Claypoole in memory of Barbara. Barbara, besides being a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother, was a registered surgical nurse. One of her pastimes was playing the piano and organ. Barbara learned to play the organ through private instruction. She played for many years at the Worthington Evangelical Lutheran Church. Barbara was also a breast cancer survivor, battling breast cancer for 22 years. During that time she worked with Reach to Recovery and for several years served as the area coordinator. When Barbara had to give up playing the organ for the Sunday church services she worked with the IUP music department to have students play for the church. She loved working with the students and recognized the financial needs of the students. With this in mind, the family has established this memorial scholarship in her memory.

Selection of recipients for the Barbara Lynn Claypoole Memorial Organ Scholarship shall be made by a committee consisting of the organ professor with assistance of the keyboard faculty within the Department of Music. The committee will forward annually to the Foundation for IUP the assessment criteria used to evaluate the recipient.


Barry Day Freshman Scholarship for Mathematics

The purpose of the scholarship is to recognize students who show potential for further study in the field of mathematics and to provide incentive for following through in their choice of an IUP mathematics program for their major.
  • The Freshman Scholarship fund it to be used to offer scholarships to students who have been admitted to the freshman class at IUP for the next academic year as a major in a program offered by the Mathematics Department (Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, Mathematics/Economics, Secondary Mathematics Education).
  • Eligible students should have an SAT Mathematics score of approximately 650 and be in the top 20% of their high school graduating class.
The amount of the award will be based on available funds and the number of qualified students. It will be applied to tuition and fees for the fall semester. A committee of faculty from the Mathematics Department will periodically throughout the academic year review credentials of applicants for the next freshman class and inform selected students of the award at the earliest possible date.


Barry L. "Buck" Lippencott Coal Bowl Football Scholarship

The Barry L. "Buck" Lippencott Football Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to a full-time student enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a participating member of the IUP Football team who meets the established criteria.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
  • Must be a member of the IUP Football Team and exhibit characteristics of putting the team before himself which includes making sacrifices for the good of the team;
  • Must be in good academic standing with the University;
  • Must demonstrate self-reliance, maturity and flexibility to deal with the challenges and opportunities associated with the University's academic programs.
Selection of recipients for the Barry L. "Buck" Lippencott Football Scholarship shall be made by the Head Coach of the IUP Football Team and the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.


Betty Ann Boone Wallwork Commemorative Scholarship

The Betty Ann Boone Wallwork Commemorative Scholarship provides scholarship support to full-time students enrolled as English majors at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
  • Must be an English major in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences;
  • Must be a United States citizen;
  • Preference given to students with at least a 3.0 GPA at the time of selection;
  • Preference given to students with financial need.
  • The scholarship is renewable for a total of 8 semesters if the student continues to meet the selection criteria.
Betty Ann Boone was born April 18, 1932 in Bloomsburg, PA. A 1950 graduate of Hillside High School in New Jersey, she enrolled as an English major at the Moravian College for Women in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in the fall of 1950. There she met her husband, in that same fall, while he was attending Lehigh University. She graduated from the Katherine Gibbs School in New York City in May of 1952. On June 28, 1952, she married Gealy W. Wallwork. She was a devoted wife and mother of Andrew, Jayne and Todd. She passed on March 16, 2014 and was survived by her husband of 61 years and 9 months, 3 children, 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded by 1 grandson who passed August 27, 2005. Throughout her life she was a remarkable homemaker and a gourmet cook. She was a lifelong collector of antique glassware, china, silver and furniture. The decoration of her home changed from week to week and she passed on her love of antiques to her family. No matter where she was, she personified a loving atmosphere that engulfed her family. To this day they emulate her love in the conduct of their lives.

Selection of recipients for The Betty Ann Boone Wallwork Commemorative Scholarship shall be made by the faculty members of the Department of English.


Betty Wood Scholarship Award

The Betty Wood Scholarship Award shall be awarded during the Fall semester to the student majoring in Consumer Affairs, Fashion Merchandising or Interior Design who best meets the established criteria.
  • Scholarship recipient must have achieved at least junior standing and have one or more remaining terms to be completed as a major in Consumer Affairs, Fashion Merchandising or Interior Design/Housing within the Department of Human Development & Environmental Studies.
  • The recipient must be enrolled full-time and have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
  • Student must be of good character, demonstrate outstanding achievement in academics, and leadership in university/community services.
  • Consideration will be given to financial need.
Colleagues, friends and family established the Betty Wood Scholarship Award in honor of her retirement from the Department of Consumer Services at IUP in 1992. The scholarship provides support for majors in Consumer Affairs, Fashion Merchandising and Interior Design/Housing in the Department of Human Development & Environmental Studies. Selection of award recipient will be the responsibility of the Department of Human Development & Environmental Studies Scholarship Committee. This will be completed by April 1st of each year and the name of the selected student will be submitted to the Foundation for IUP and the office of Financial Aid with the scholarship to be awarded for the following fall semester.


Beulah (Corsini) Fisher '56 Scholarship Fund

The Beulah (Corsini) Fisher '56 Scholarship will be given to an undergraduate student from either Clarion or Armstrong Counties studying Secondary Education based on the established criteria.
  • The student must be from the Pennsylvania counties of Clarion or Armstrong and studying Secondary Education.
  • The student must have at least a cumulative "B" average from either their high school (for entering freshman), from another institution of higher education (if transferring to IUP), or from IUP (for continuing students).
  • The primary consideration shall be based on the financial need of the student.
  • Secondary selection criteria will include the leadership and community service of the student.
  • Preference will be given to male students.



Beverly Sue Clark Memorial Scholarship

The Beverly Sue Clark Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually to an IUP student preparing for a career in teaching who best meets the established criteria.
  • Must complete the established application process.
  • Must declare an intention to pursue a teaching career.
  • Must be a resident of Pennsylvania with a preference given to residents of Armstrong, Cambria, Indiana, Jefferson and Westmoreland counties.
Friends, colleagues and family desired to create a suitable tribute to the memory of Beverly Sue Clark, one of 13 US Army reservists killed in a SCUD missile attack during the Persian Gulf War. Miss Clark, an employee of Season-All, Inc. in Indiana, PA, upon her return from active duty in the Gulf had planned to enter IUP, to study to become a teacher. Knowing this aspiration was important to Miss Clark, those closest to her established an endowment fund with the Foundation for IUP to create a scholarship in her name and memory. The scholarship benefits others hoping to pursue a career in teaching.


Bill and Cass Neal Scholarship for Football

The Bill and Cass Neal Scholarship for Football provides scholarship support to students enrolled full-time at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who is a member of the IUP Football Team and meets the established criteria.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
  • Must be a participating member of the IUP Football Team;
  • Must maintain a 2.5 or above grade point average;
  • Preference for students with financial need;
  • Preference for students who show participation in community service activities beyond what is expected.
The Bill and Cass Neal Scholarship for Football was originated by a lead gift from Jim Haslett and the volunteer effort of Jim Mill and Rich Hornfeck. Coach Neal's former players, coaches, friends, and colleagues were important in adding to the fund as they honored Bill and Cass and made the endowment a lasting legacy to the Neals. Bill was IUP's head football coach from 1970 to 1978 and amassed a winning percentage of 61%, while also producing 15 All-Americans and 3 Academic All-Americans. Work in the community by Bill and Cass included many years leading Camp Orenda, a residential summer camp for children and adults with disabilities. Bill retired from IUP's Health and Physical Education Department as an assistant professor in 1995.

Selection of the recipients for the Bill and Cass Neal Scholarship for Football shall be made by the Head Coach of the IUP Football Team and the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.


Bill Sugra Memorial Fund Scholarship

Bill Sugra Memorial Fund Scholarship


Bob Duggan Distinguished Scholarship Fund

The Bob Duggan Distinguished Scholarship shall provide funding for scholarships to students that meet the established criteria with preference to students pursuing a business major.
  • The first 10 Duggan Distinguished Scholars must come from the Robert E. Cook Honors College (preference should be given to students pursuing a business major).
  • All Duggan Scholars must show some financial need in order to attend IUP.
  • All Duggan Scholars must have a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) to receive the scholarship as a freshman. All scholars must maintain a 3.0 throughout their tenure at IUP.
  • Duggan Scholars are eligible to receive awards for a maximum of 10 semesters.
This is one of several scholarships used for the Honors College Scholarship Package.


Bob McQuaide Sr. Memorial Scholarship

The Bob McQuaide Sr. Memorial Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to outstanding student-athletes at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who meet the following criteria:
 
  • Must be enrolled in any degree-granting program offered by the university;
  • Must be a member of an athletic team at Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
  • Must have been a student-athlete at Indiana High School (Indiana, Pennsylvania);
  • First preference is to students who participated in football at Indiana High School, second preference is to students who participated in men’s or women’s basketball at Indiana High School, third preference is to any other Indiana High School student-athlete;
  • Should there be no eligible candidates that graduated from Indiana High School in any given year, consideration may be given to IUP student-athletes who are residents of Indiana County and graduated from any other Indiana County high school so long as they meet the other requirements;
  • Preference to incoming undergraduate freshmen.
Recipients may receive the scholarship beyond their freshman year if they maintain good academic standing and continue to participate in IUP athletics. Indiana native Bob McQuaide Sr. was the first Indiana High School football player to be recognized as a member of the All-State Football Team in 1951. His athletic prowess earned him a full scholarship to the University of Pittsburgh. During his career at the University of Pittsburgh, Bob played in the East-West Shriner Game, the only "all-star" game in existence for colleges at that time. During the Korean War, Bob continued to enjoy the game of football and started as an end on the Inter-Service Championship League Team. After his tour of duty with the service, Bob played for one year in the Canadian Football League with the Saskatchewan Rough Riders. He then became a high school biology teacher and football coach in several western Pennsylvania communities. In 1969, Bob returned to Indiana, Pennsylvania to operate a family restaurant, The Coney Island, established by an uncle in the 1930s. He also resumed coaching football at Indiana University of Pennsylvania for several years under Bill Neal. Bob McQuaide passed away on April 1, 1992. To recognize his love of football and to provide other young student-athletes with the opportunity to pursue a higher education, family and friends have established the Bob McQuaide Sr. Memorial Scholarship for Football with the Foundation for IUP.

Selection of scholarship recipients shall be made cooperatively by the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and the IUP football team coaching staff. The scholarship award may be continued beyond the freshman year if the student-athlete maintains good academic standing and continues to participate in the IUP football program.


Bob Prokay Memorial Football Scholarship

The Bob Prokay Memorial Football Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to full-time students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who are either an offensive guard or defensive tackle on the IUP Football team and who best meet the established criteria.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
  • Must be an offensive guard or defensive tackle on the IUP Football Team;
  • Must be a resident of Pennsylvania;
  • Must be in good academic standing with the University;
  • Must demonstrate self-reliance, maturity and flexibility to deal with the challenges and opportunities associated with the University's academic programs.
It is said that the measure of a man's life is not how long he lives but how fully. Few have lived their life more fully than Bob Prokay. Unfortunately, his days were all too few, as he passed away at the age of 50 following a two-year battle with brain cancer. Many at IUP recall Prokay well as the 1968 Boardwalk-bowl and 1969 football teams' captain who became one of Coach Chuck Klausing's best offensive lineman after never having played football in high school. To report that Prokay was selected to the 1969 Associated Press All-Pennsylvania team, one that included both Division I and II players, that he was named to the Pittsburgh Press All-District team, that he was voted to the Indians' all-sixties team, or that the was inducted into the IUP Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002, would not begin to tell the story. While on campus, for example, a company commander in the university's Vietnam-era Army ROTC, he earned its Distinguished Military Student award while completing a major in business management. Following graduation, Prokay was assigned to Korea and then Germany, where he served in the Finance Corps and as administrator of a number of military hotels (also while playing Army football). In 1974, he returned stateside to earn an MBA degree at the University of Utah and to work for DuPont as an economic analyst and credit manager in its Wilmington, Delaware central office. Six years later he became assistant treasurer for Truckstops of America, a division of Ryder Systems in Nashville, TN, then later was promoted to Ryder's headquarters office in Miami, FL. In 1991 he joined the National Gypsum Company headquarters in Charlotte, ultimately becoming Vice President of Finance and Treasurer and a senior member of the company's Management Committee. Still, this does not say nearly enough about Prokay the man, whose interests centered as much or more on his family and church as on his work. One needs to read the 11-page biography written by daughter Karah at age 16, share the thoughts of his associates, and see pictures of him with his family and friends in many settings, to begin to grasp his love for life. Born one of eight children (the oldest of six boys) to steelworker Alex and registered nurse Mary in Duquesne, PA, Prokay did play junior high football but suffered a knee injury and opted to become an all-star catcher in high school. His coach on both teams was fellow 2002 Hall of Fame inductee Bob McFarland, Sr. Married in 1972 to the former Kathleen Darkes, an IUP interior design graduate who is now proprietor of KDP Designs in Charlotte, NC, and an adjunct instructor at Queens University of Charlotte, Prokay was the father of Kecia Newman, a university of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) graduate, as well as an alumna of Monterey Institute of International Studies, California; Ryan, a graduate of the College of Charleston in South Carolina, and Karah, a graduate of Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. He served on vestries (boards) of three different Episcopal churches, was building-fund chair for one, contributed stints as a Boy Scout troop leader in Charlotte, and worked for Habitat for Humanity in Miami. He enjoyed skiing, hiking, fishing, boating and traveling with his family and friends. He exemplified the maxim "Be All You Can Be" with extraordinary grace throughout his life.

Selection of the recipients for the Bob Prokay Memorial Football Scholarship shall be made by the Head Coach of the IUP Football Team and the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.


Brent Adams Memorial Scholarship

The Brent Adams Memorial Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to non-traditional, part-time students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania with preference given to male students.
  • Enrolled as a part-time student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Must be a non-traditional student in good standing
  • For the candidates that meet the above criteria, preference will be given to male students
Brent Adams (B.S. '95) was born on April 29, 1965, in Lancaster Pennsylvania. Brent graduated from Lancaster County's Hempfield High School in June, 1983, and in September began pursuit of a degree in Regional Planning at IUP. To help pay for his schooling, he joined the Army National Guard in September, 1987. Although he struggled with grades and had difficulty financing his education, he persevered and completed his studies, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in May, 1995. In September, 1999, Brent married Marilyn Kuder. Two years later, they became parents of a son, Daniel. Brent was a devoted father who spent as much time as possible with his son. In June, 2005, Brent was deployed to Ramadi, Iraq, with the 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Division. On December 1, 2005, while driving back to the base from a mission for which he had volunteered, he was killed by an improvised explosive device. Brent loved the outdoors - backpacking, hiking, and camping. He had a passion for music - everything from classical to punk rock. He was also an avid fan of Penn State football, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Pittsburgh Pirates and had expected to be back from Iraq in time for Major League Baseball's All-Star Game at PNC Park last July. The Brent Adams Memorial Scholarship was created by his family and friends to honor and remember a man of great integrity, honor, and determination, as well as a beloved father, son, brother, and friend.


Brody Foundation Scholarship for Nursing

To be used by the Department of Nursing to provide scholarships to nursing majors. Awarded to a deserving junior or senior nursing major who demonstrates both financial need and scholastic ability. Award made by the department's faculty.


C. Edward Keller Scholarship for Criminology and Criminal Justice (5339)

Fund supports the C. Edward Keller Scholarship, providing tuition, fees, books/supplies for award recipients.


C. Edward Keller Scholarship for Criminology and Criminal Justice (Book)

Fund supports the C. Edward Keller Scholarship, providing tuition, fees, books/supplies for award recipients.


C. Frederick and Joyce M. Bowser Athletic Endowment

The C. Frederick & Joyce M. Bowser Endowment for Athletics shall support several programs within the Department of Athletics.

Mr. & Mrs. C. Frederick Bowser, owners of the C. Frederick Bowser Funeral Home, Inc. in Homer City, Pennsylvania; Bowser Monument Company; and the Bowser-Ondriezek Funeral Home in Nanty Glo, Pennsylvania, have been long-time supporters of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. As both alumni of IUP (Class of 1965 and 1966 respectively) and local business owners, they have supported the IUP President's Council and the IUP Business Athletic Scholarship Program with their generous gifts throughout the years. It is the desire of Mr. & Mrs. Bowser to establish an endowment fund with the Foundation for IUP to provide support to men's basketball, football and tennis.

Funds shall be used to support these programs at the discretion of the head coach in consultation with the Director of Athletics.


Campbell-Grater Earth Science Education Scholarship

Scholarships for students preparing to become Earth Science teachers.


Captain Barry D. Gasdek Scholarship

The Captain Barry D. Gasdek Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to full-time students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a declared major of Teacher Education and who best meet the established criteria.
  • Teacher Education Major within all colleges;
  • At least Junior standing;
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA;
  • Must be in good academic standing according to the standards of the University with good moral character and leadership ability;
  • Demonstrated financial need required;
  • Preference will be given to a student at IUP who is a member of a varsity athletic team and a member of the ROTC program; preference of a varsity athletic team member given in the following order: football, track, any other sport;
  • If no student meets the eligibility criteria of being a member of both a varsity athletic team and a member of the ROTC program, secondary preference will be given to those students who are either a member of a varsity athletic team (given the following order: football, track, and other sport) or a member of the ROTC program.



Captain Damian P. Wright Scholarship Fund

The Captain Damian P. Wright Scholarship Fund will benefit senior IUP ROTC cadets who are members of the Rho Tau Chi Service Fraternity and who are on track to graduate and be commissioned in the United States Army through the IUP ROTC program.
  • Must be a graduating senior enrolled in the IUP ROTC
  • Must be fully qualified to receive a commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Army
  • Must be a member of Rho Tau Chi Fraternity
  • Must receive the endorsement of the Professor of Military Science, IUP ROTC
Ms. Barbara Wright has established the Captain Damian P. Wright Scholarship Fund to honor the life and service to the nation of her son, CPT Damian Wright, a 1994 alumnus of IUP who died in a barracks fire while serving his nation in the Republic of South Korea. CPT. Wright received his commission through the Reserve Officers' Training Corps Program and was branched into the Army's Adjutant General Corps. During his outstanding career in the Army, he served with distinction in a variety of leadership positions. As a cadet in the IUP Military Science Department, Damian Wright co-founded the Rho Tau Chi Service Fraternity, which thrives to this day.


Carl E. Patchin Distinguished Achiever Business Scholarship

To provide scholarships to outstanding and deserving students who are enrolled in the College of Business. Scholarship recipients will receive their awards annually for four consecutive years subject to the conditions of application and renewal:
  • Students must demonstrate outstanding achievement in one or more of the following areas: school or community leadership, business, art, music, dance, theater, forensics, science, mathematics or other related areas.
  • Students must rank in the top tenth of their class at the end of the junior year of high school and/or have scored at least 1100 on their junior SAT or ACT equivalent.
  • Preference shall be given to qualified students from Indiana County over equally qualified students from other areas.
  • Incoming freshman must file their scholarship fund application through their high school guidance counselor by February 1.
  • Students must apply for admission to IUP no later than December 31. Only candidates who have filed an application for admission may receive consideration.
  • At least one recommendation must be provided to the University Selection Committee. The recommendation must be completed by a person who is personally familiar with the applicant's work. This may include a teacher or other high school official, a community figure, or an IUP faculty member or alumnus.
  • Carl E. Patchin Scholars will be named by February 25. Recipients must indicate acceptance of the award in writing by March 15.
  • Renewal of scholarship awards will be contingent upon the recipient's maintaining a 3.0 cumulative grade point average each year.
  • The students must be enrolled in the College of Business and must remain enrolled full time in the college in order to be eligible for renewal of the award.
This is one of several scholarships used for the Honors College Scholarship Package.


Carolyn J. Wilkie Memorial Fund

To support the programming and students for the IUP Learning Center.


Center for Applied Psychology

The fund will support student scholarships, equipment needs, research, professional development and other needs as identified by the dept. chair, the director of doctoral studies, and the director of the center.


Center for Family Business Achievement Scholarship

The Center for Family Business Achievement Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Eligible candidates must meet the following criteria for scholarship consideration:
  • Must be enrolled full time in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology;
  • Preference for students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 at the time of selection;
  • Preference to students pursuing an Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, Management, BS degree.



Center for Family Business Scholarship

The Center for Family Business Scholarship provides scholarship support to full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
  • Must be enrolled in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology;
  • Preference given to students with a minimum GPA of 2.8;
  • Preference given to a student majoring in Small Business and Entrepreneurship;
  • Preference given to students with financial need.
The Eberly College of Business and Information Technology at IUP has a long tradition of training individuals for successful careers in both business and information technology. The Eberly College has approximately 25,000 alumni. Many of them hold high-level positions in major corporations, accounting firms, government agencies and entrepreneurial ventures. There is substantial evidence that these graduates have been well-prepared for today's globally competitive environment. The Eberly College of Business and Information Technology is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools in Business (AACSB) International, the premier accrediting body of collegiate business schools worldwide. Fewer than 24 percent of business schools in the United States and fewer than five percent of schools worldwide have achieved this distinction. The school has also been consistently included in the Princeton Review's Best Business Schools guidebook and was recently featured on the cover. While exceptional educational opportunities abound for our students in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology, it is becoming increasingly difficult for many of our students to afford the cost of a college education. The Center for Family Business Advisory Board has enthusiastically made a commitment to create the Center for Family Business Scholarship, an endowed fund that would benefit full-time undergraduate business students who demonstrate financial need and academic potential. Selection of recipients for the Center for Family Business Scholarship shall be made by the Eberly Scholarship Committee.


Chad Hurley Endowed Scholarship Fund for Men's Cross Country

The Chad Hurley Endowed Scholarship Fund for Men's Cross Country shall provide scholarship support to students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who is a member of the IUP Men's Cross Country Team.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student;
  • Must be a member of the IUP Men's Cross Country Team;
  • Must be in good academic standing with the University;
  • Must demonstrate self-reliance, maturity and flexibility to deal with the challenges and opportunities associated with the University's academic programs;
  • Preference given to those with financial need.
Selection of recipients for the Chad Hurley Endowed Scholarship Fund for Men's Cross Country shall be made by the Head Coach of the IUP Men's Cross Country Team and the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.


Charles and Margaret Kupchella Scholarship

The Charles and Margaret Kupchella Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to outstanding and deserving freshman students who are graduates of Blacklick Valley High School and are pursuing their educational goals as full-time students enrolled at IUP.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time entering freshman student at IUP
  • Must have earned at least a 3.0 grade point average or be ranked in the top ten (10) percent of high school graduating class
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Recipient must demonstrate good personal character and display a promise for future success
  • Scholarships will be given to students who graduated from Blacklick Valley High School. If there is no graduating student attending IUP, no scholarship award will be given for that year and the interest income will be added to the principal of the fund
The family of Charles and Margaret Kupchella, from Nanty Glo, Pennsylvania, have created an endowment fund in memory of the late Charles Kupchella and in honor of Margaret Kupchella as a living tribute to their dedication, commitment and value of the education of their family. The six sons of the late Mr. and Mrs. Kupchella all graduated from college and four continued their education to earn their doctorates. Five of the Kupchella sons graduated from IUP.


Charles and Tweed Davis Memorial Scholarship for Music

To provide scholarship support to deserving students enrolled in the Music Department at IUP.
  • The scholarship(s) will be awarded to one or more rising sophomore(s) enrolled in the Music Department of IUP and yet to complete his or her junior and senior years. The award will continue for these final two (2) years providing that the individual continues to meet the criteria established.
  • The awardee will have earned an overall QPA of 2.8 and a music studies QPA of at least 3.0.
  • The awardee must exhibit outstanding musical skills in a particular musical discipline, ie. vocal woodwinds, brass, percussion, etc., which will be judged through an audition conducted for the selection committee.
  • The applicants overall contribution to the musical arts and the University will be considered. Some examples are participation in ensembles, recitals, other academic University or musical organizations or music competitions.
  • Need of the student may be considered by the committee providing that the individual(s) selected meet all the criteria and exhibits the potential to positively contribute to the world of music through his or her musical skills, ability, intellect and academic excellence.
The Seletion Committee will consist of three (3) faculty, the Dean of the College of Fine Arts (if he/she is a musician) and the Chairman of the Music Department. A director of the instrumental ensembles and a director of the vocal groups will normally serve. The committee will be appointed by the Chair in consultation with the faculty, and subject to the approval of the Dean.


Charles B. Stevenson Memorial Scholarship

Support of undergraduate business students who are currently participating in an unpaid internship.


Chef Jeremy Critchfield Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship is sponsored by Critchfield, a 1993 graduate of the Academy of Culinary Arts and chef and operating partner of the historic Stonehouse Restaurant and Inn in Farmington, Pennsylvania. The scholarship recognizes superior performance, craftsmanship, professionalism, integrity, hard work, customer satisfaction, and quality service to the community.


Chemistry Department Awards

The purpose of this fund is to provide monetary awards to Chemistry students who have achieved outstanding academic records during the previous year.


Chemistry Department Enhancement Fund

To enhance the academic and programmatic needs of the Chemistry Department.


Chemistry Department Scholarship

This fund is to provide scholarships to students focusing their studies in the degrees/programs offered through the Department of Chemistry.


Cherry Tree, Creekside, Indiana, Marion Center, Plumville Fire Department Scholarship

The Cherry Tree, Creekside, Indiana, Marion Center, Plumville Fire Department Scholarship provides scholarship support to students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who are active members of these five fire departments.
  • Must be IUP students who are active members of any of the following: Cherry Tree Fire Department, Creekside Fire Department, Indiana Fire Assocation, Marion Center Fire Department or Plumville Fire Department;
  • Preference given to students with financial need.
The scholarship is renewable if the student reapplies and maintains good academic standing at the end of the spring semester each year. The annual award will be given to one student firefighter from each fire department, with the annual available award amount split between each selected recipient. If any of the fire departments have no applicants, then the award amount is divided between those departments with applicants, with one award per fire department.


Christina Malena Mash Memorial Scholarship

The Christina Malena Mash Memorial Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to students enrolled full-time and/or part-time at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Preference is given to a first generation college student who is the child of a single mother.
  • Preference is for the child of a single mother
  • Preference for a first generation college student
  • Demonstrated financial need
Comments from Dr. Donald J. Mash: The opportunity to attend IUP changed my life in ways I would not have imagined at the time. My mother was the driving force behind my attending and persisting to a bachelor's degree. Mother had an 8th grade education, as did my father. When my father was killed on the job, I was a freshman in high school and had a younger brother and sister. My mother had not worked outside the home after I was born, but had to do so after my father's death. My father did not believe in life insurance, therefore we had little money. My mother was a strong, caring and sacrificing steward of our family's future. She did a remarkable job and encouraged me to attend college and when I often said, "We have little money," and perhaps I should forgo college and get a job, she wouldn't hear of it. She said she would worry about the money, and she did. I worked summers to help and I borrowed a little money. There were no need-based financial aid programs like those available today; had there been, I'm sure I would have qualified for the maximum awards given our income.


Chuck and Joann Klausing Scholarship for Football

The Chuck and Joann Klausing Scholarship for Football shall provide financial assistance to eligible, talented and deserving members of the IUP football team who best meet the established criteria.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student in good academic standing at IUP.
  • Must be a participating member of the IUP football team.
  • The award shall be given to the student-athlete who demonstrates the best qualities and ideals of sportsmanship both on and off the field.
The children of Charles "Chuck" Klausing established this special scholarship fund as a holiday gift in December 2002. The scholarship is to honor Coach Klausing's dedication to the sport of football and the thousands of young athletes he has worked with throughout his 50-plus years of teaching and coaching around the world. Coack Klausing has been recognized nationally and internationally with his election to the College Football Hall of Fame; for his undefeated record as coach at Braddock High School; for taking IUP to the Boardwalk Bowl in 1968; for winning the Lambert Trophy in 1979; for being named ABC-TV's "Coach of the Year" in 1979 and 1983; and for introducing the finest points of football and sportsmanship to generations around the world. In honor of his distinguished career and his dedication to the many young men he has guided toward their own accomplishments and achievements, both on and off the football field, this scholarship shall benefit future generations of student-athletes at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Upon Joan C. (Joann) Klausing's death, memorial gifts were made to the Klausing scholarship fund. Joan C. Klausing was an integral part of Charles L. Klausing's life and career and was his biggest cheerleader. In compliance with the Donors' request, the fund's name has been amended and restated as the Chuck and Joann Klausing Scholarship for Football.

Selection of the award shall be made by a committee comprised of membersh of the IUP football coaching staff, the director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Mr. Klausing or a designated representative of the Klausing family.


Coach Chuck Mills Scholarship for Football

The Coach Chuck Mills Scholarship for Football shall provide scholarship support to full-time students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who are members of the IUP Football team and best meet the established criteria.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
  • Must be a participating member of the IUP Football Team;
  • Must maintain a 2.5 or above grade point average;
  • Must demonstrate self-reliance, maturity, and flexibility to deal with the challenges and opportunities associated with the university's academic programs;
  • Must be a member of good standing in the community;
  • Preference given to those applicants with financial need.
In 2010, a group of former players established the Coach Chuck Mills Scholarship for Football in honor of their head coach who was inducted into IUP's Athletic Hall of Fame. Coach Mills was the head coach at IUP for only two seasons (1962 and 1963), but the impact he had on the university's football program continues to this day. He won twelve games against only three losses and two ties, and in 1963 the Indians earned their first national ranking.

Selection of recipients for the Coach Chuck Mills Scholarship for Football shall be made by the Head Coach of the IUP Football Team and the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.


Colonel and Mrs. Zang Military Science Scholarship

The Colonel and Mrs. Zang Military Science Scholarship provides scholarship support to students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who are members of the IUP ROTC program and meet the established criteria.
  • Must be a member of the IUP ROTC program and contracted to the military;
  • Must not already be a recipient of a ROTC scholarship or any other scholarship which covers the cost of tuition or books;
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 and a minimum Military Science cumulative GPA of 3.5;
  • Preference given to students having a passing APFT score with a minimum score of 75 in each event;
  • Must have a recommendation from the Military Science Department faculty;
  • Must have no criminal history and no drug or alcohol related incidents;
  • Must write an essay (300 to 500 words) explaining their military goals.
  • Two scholarships will be awarded annually. The scholarships will be used for tuition and/or books.
Michael is originally from Western Pennsylvania and Karen is from Central Pennsylvania. They met in 1969 at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in their freshman year. Both Karen and Michael were students in the College of Education, graduating in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. Michael also received his commission as a Second Lieutenant from the IUP ROTC program. Michael served on active duty and in the United States Army Reserves for the next 30 years retiring at the rank of Colonel and as the Chief of Staff of the 99th Regional Support Command in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 2003. During his time in the military, he commanded units at the Company, Battalion, and Brigade levels and was involved in Operation Desert Storm, 1990-1991, operating seaports throughout the Eastern Seaboard of the United States, Europe, and Saudi Arabia. In 1998, Michael graduated from the United States Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He continues to serve the military community as a volunteer docent at the Army Heritage and Education Center, through his involvement with the Carlisle Barracks Retiree Council, and as a memeber of the Chief of Staff of the Army's Retired Soldier Council. In his civilian career, Michael worked in four school districts in Central Pennsylvania as a teacher and administrator. He culminated a 38-year education career in 2011 retiring as an Elementary Principal. Karen began her teaching career in the same school in which she had been a fifth grade student. She continued to teach full-time until their third child was born. Karen then was a stay at home mother for the next 8 years. She returned to the classroom first as a teacher's aide and then as a substitute teacher for the next 20 years. She retired from education in 2013. Their youngest son, Patrick, is a 2009 graduate of IUP and like his father received his commission as a Second Lieutenant from the IUP ROTC program. Recognizing the importance of the IUP ROTC program to the defense and security of our Nation, they have established the Colonel and Mrs. Zang Military Science Scholarship to be awarded to qualifying students enrolled in the ROTC program and under contract to the military. The "donors" welcome this opportunity to invest in the future by assisting today's IUP students.

The IUP Military Science scholarship committee shall make selection of the recipients for the Colonel and Mrs. Zang Military Science Scholarship.


Colonial Motor Mart Scholarship

Funding of this scholarship is provided by the Cecil and Ann Spadafora endowed scholarship to award $1,500 scholarships to the dependents of employees of Colonial Motormart, other Colonial dealerships and Colonial Land Co. If there are not eligible dependents of employees, then the Colonial Motomart Scholarship may be awarded to an eligible candidate who graduated from a high school located anywhere in Indiana County. A scholarship may be renewed after a recipient's freshman year as determined by the University Scholarship Committee.


Communication Disorders, Special Education and Disability Services Department Scholarship

This fund is to provide scholarships to students focusing their studies in the degrees/programs offered through the Department of Communication Disorders, Special Education, and Disability Services.


Communications Media Doctoral Scholarship and Research

Scholarship for doctoral students. Research support for doctoral students and faculty.


Computer Systems Scholarship

The Computer Systems Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania pursuing a BS in the Computer Science Languages and Systems track.
  • Must be a full-time student pursuing a B.S. in the Computer Science Languages and Systems track;
  • Must have a GPA of 3.5 or greater in their major and 3.0 or greater overall;
  • Must have reached senior status, as defined by the university, at the time of receipt;
  • Of the students meeting the above criteria, preference given to students with the greatest financial need.
The donor of this scholarship established this endowment to encourage students to pursue a career in computer systems, the most complex, practial area of computer science. He spent his career working with and studying the intricacies of how computers work at the lowest software level and wants to help make it possible for others to do the same. He hopes that recipients of this scholarship have the same fascination with how computer systems really work that he had. The donor has always supported education in a variety of ways throughout his life; and he feels an obligation because the scholarships he received when he was a student helped a great deal. He views establishing this scholarship as a way of reciprocating that help.

Selection of the recipients for the Computer Systems Scholarship shall be made by the appropriate scholarship committee within the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.


Conrad J. Gates Memorial Fund for Industrial & Labor Relations

The Conrad J. Gates Memorial Fund for Industrial and Labor Relations shall be used to support the mission, programs and goals of the Department of Industrial and Labor Relations at IUP.

The fund is to be used to support the mission, programs and goals of the Department of Industrial and Labor Relations at IUP. Such support may include, but is not limited to: travel assistance for students to attend regional, national or international conferences, guest lecturer honorarium, procurement of research materials, journals or other materials to enhance teaching and research opportunities for students and faculty within the Department; and student awards for research or scholarship excellence.


Cook Honors College Scholarship

To provide scholarships to worthy students enrolled in the Robert E. Cook Honors College.
  • Must be enrolled in the Robert E. Cook Honors College
This is one of several scholarships used for the Honors College Scholarship Package.


Cook Honors College Scholarship Fund

To support scholarships for students enrolling or continuing in the Robert E. Cook Honors College.

This is one of several scholarships used for the Honors College Scholarship Package.


Coraopolis Wolves Club Den IX Scholarship

The Coraopolis Wolves Club Den IX Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  Eligible candidates must meet the following criteria for consideration and receipt of the scholarship:
  • Must be enrolled full time at Indiana University of Pennsylvania pursuing an undergraduate degree;
  • Must be a graduate of either Moon, Cornell, Carlynton, or Montour school districts;
  • Must be an incoming freshman student who graduated high school with a minimum GPA of 3.25.
The recipients shall receive the scholarship for up to four academic years so long as they maintain good academic standing, as defined by the university.

The Coraopolis Wolves Club Den IX is a member of The National Association of the Wolves. Through this Association, business and professional men of a community are organized into an active service club dedicated to do good for their community and its citizens. The Wolves Club began in 1929 in New Castle, Pennsylvania, when a small group of businessmen gathered with the intention to establish a civic club to assist worthy and needy students finish college if they experienced financial difficulties in their last year. The assistance was given secretly, and in the form of non-binding loans. The name Wolves was selected as a symbol of service as exemplified by the Old Roman Legend about Romulus and Remus who were abandoned as infants and suckled by a She-Wolf. The act of charity by giving to those in need demonstrated by the She-Wolf characterized the main objects of the Association, and the founders adopted the name of The Wolves. Today, The National Association of The Wolves has local clubs throughout Pennsylvania and Ohio. In addition to a variety of activities to promote the welfare of the community, the principal project of all Wolves Dens is to grant college scholarships to deserving students, who because of financial need would ordinarily be denied the opportunity to pursue the career of his or her choice.


CPE - Accounting Scholarship

Funds for Accounting student scholarships.


Criminology and Criminal Justice Department Scholarship

This fund is to provide scholarships to students focusing their studies in the degrees/programs offered through the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice.


Criminology and Criminal Justice Enhancement Fund

To provide depository/account for gifts to, and approproate fees for, activites of the Department of Criminology. Expenditures will be made for gifts, prizes, honorariums and for purchase of extraordinary item or services as approved by two of the three custodians.


Criminology Association Scholarship

To provide modest financial assistance of $100 per semester to undergraduates entering their last year of coursework.


Cross Cultural Advancement

Money will be used to promote and expand cross cultural programs on the international and national level. Money may be expanded for travel, tuition, fees, housing, meals, conference registration, publication, printing, and advertising expenses, purchase of books or other education related materials, honorarium, student employment.


Dan and Marcie Radakovich Football Scholarship

The Dan and Marcie Radakovich Football Scholarship provides scholarship support to students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who are participating members of the IUP Football Team.
  • Must be a participating member of the IUP Football Team;
  • Preference for students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Dan Radakovich graduated from IUP in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. He went on to attain a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Miami (FL). During his time at IUP, Dan was both a football letterman and student coach. Dan has served as a college sports administrator for more than thirty years and is currently serving as Director of Athletics at Clemson University. Dan was always grateful for the education and friendships he made at IUP. He and his wife Marcie established the Dan and Marcie Radakovich Football Scholarship to support the education of deserving men who excel on the field and in the classroom.

Selection of the recipients for the Dan and Marcie Radakovich Football Scholarship shall be made by the Head Coach of the IUP Football Team and the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.


Daniel '01 and Ryan '03 Mrozowski Honors College Scholarship

The Daniel J. '01 and Ryan D. '03 Mrozowski Honors College Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to full time students enrolled at IUP in the Robert E. Cook Honors College, majoring in either English or Fine Arts. The award will alternate each year between an English major and a Fine Arts major who must meet the following criteria for scholarship consideration:
  • Student must have earned enough credits to have sophomore class standing
  • Preference will be given to students who have financial need
This is one of several scholarships used for the Honors College Scholarship Package.


Daniel and Diane Griffith Geography and Mathematics Scholarship

The Daniel and Diane Griffith Geography and Mathematics Scholarship shall provide awards to eligible students who have a declared academic course of study in Geography or Regional Planning major (developing geographic information systems skills) with a mathematics dual major/minor or Mathematics major with a Geography or Regional Planning dual major/minor (developing geographic systems skills).
  • To be eligible, a student must be enrolled as a full-time student at the University;
  • To be eligible, a student must have a declared academic course of study in Geography or Regional Planning major (developing geographic information systems skills) with a mathematics dual major/minor or Mathematics major with a Geography or Regional Planning dual major/minor (developing geographic systems skills);
  • A total of four (4) scholarship awards of an equal amount shall be given to eligible and qualified students: *a one (1)-year award shall be given to an entering freshman student at the beginning of his/her freshman year, based upon recruitment credentials; *a one (1)-year award shall be given to a student at the beginning of his/her sophomore year (completion of at least 28 credits), based upon freshman year performance; *a one (1)-year award shall be given to a student at the beginning of his/her junior year (completion of at least 56 credits), based upon preceding academic performance; *a one (1)-year award shall be given to a student at the beginning of his/her senior year (completion of at least 90 credits), based upon preceding academic performance; and, *in the event that any of the preceding awards is/are not made, one award may be given to a graduating senior at his/her departmental commencement/graduation ceremony upon successful completion of the declared academic program and based upon preceding academic performance; otherwise, the unawarded fund shall be reinvested in the scholarship's principal.
  • Eligibility is independent of whether or not a student has received an award in a previous class standing (i.e. entering freshman, sophomore, junior or senior) and is based upon continued maintenance of declared major(s) and minor(s)/concentration(s) and good academic progress in both of the declared disciplines. A student may not receive multiple awards of this scholarship while in a given class standing. For continuation of a scholarship award, the Scholarship Committees of the Department of Geography & Regional Planning and the Department of Mathematics shall be jointly responsible for assuring that the recipients meet award requirements as defined in this agreement.
Donor Dr. Daniel A. Griffith attended the University between 1966 and 1972, during which time he met and married Donor Diane E. Swartz, then of Indiana, Pennsylvania. His undergraduate major was mathematics-education, and his minor was geography. Upon earning his B.S. in 1970, he simultaneously entered the graduate programs in geography and in mathematics, earning an M.A. in geography in 1972 and completing half of his mathematics program of study. During his doctoral studies, at the University of Toronto, he continued to do graduate coursework in mathematics, which culminated in his earning an M.S. in statistics from The Pennsylvania State University in 1985. This unique customized curriculum at the interface of geography and mathematics furnished Dr. Griffith with training supporting world-wide academic activities in the newly emerging field of geospatial information science, including publications in prominent geography, mathematics, and statistics journals. It also earned him numerous awards for cutting-edge research-including ones from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Leverhulme Trust, and an honorary doctorate from the University. The scholarship endowment fund is being established in order to encourage students to pursue, as well as afford them an opportunity to discover the many hidden benefits of, an unconventional joint program of study in both geography and mathematics.

Scholarship awardee selection shall be made cooperatively by the Scholarship Committees of the Department of Geography & Regional Planning and the Department of Mathematics, with the Department of Geography & Regional Planning assuming management responsibility of the award process. The Donors intend for the scholarship awards to be phased in as follows: with the first year of the award, a scholarship shall be given to an entering freshman; with the second year of the award, scholarships shall be given to an entering freshman and a sophomore; with the third year of the award, scholarships shall be given to an entering freshman, a sophomore and a junior; and, beginning with the fourth year of the award, all four scholarships shall be implemented as further described in the criteria section.


Daniel L. Sauritch '09 Scholarship for the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology

$500 scholarship award each semester to a student enrolled in the Eberly College of Business, preferably with demonstrated financial need.


Daniel Reiber Memorial Scholarship for Physics

The Daniel G. Reiber Memorial Scholarship for Physics shall provide scholarship awards for currently enrolled students within the Department of Physics.
  • The scholarship awards shall be based upon the students' earned GPA and recognition of service within the Department.
Daniel G. Reiber, a native of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, earned his bachelor's degree from Franklin and Marshall in 1931 and his MS in Physics at the Pennsylvania State University in 1949 after being discharged from the U.S. Navy following World War II. Dan started his teaching career in the public schools of his home city of Lancaster. In 1951, he became a member of the Indiana State Teachers College faculty and taught there until his retirement in 1975. Dan was recognized for the quality of his teaching of courses in general physics, mechanics, electronics, modern physics, and physical science. During his years on the faculty, he served one term as president and one term as secretary of the Indiana Faculty Assocation. In 1975, Dan was named a Distinguished Professor by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. That award, given periodically, is based on testimonials from current and former students. He appeared on the local Johnstown television station in his own science television show where he gave live demonstrations and explanations of the phenomena of physics that he loved. Dan and his wife, Marjorie, made their home in retirement at 203 South Third Street in Indiana. he was an avid golfer and spent much of his time helping senior citizens with medical insurance problems. They traveled to Europe several times after his retirement. Dan succumbed to leukemia in 1990. His wife, Marjorie, died in 1998 at the age of 90.

Selection of the scholarship awards shall be made by a vote of the department faculty.


Daria Troyan Varner Scholarship for Art Education

The Daria Troyan Varner Scholarship for Art Education is awarded annually to a junior or senior Art Education major at IUP based on the established criteria.

The student must meet the following criteria:
  • is a junior or senior art education major;
  • has earned a minimum 3.0 grade point average and is in good academic standing;
  • has demonstrated financial need;
  • has a dedicated interest in advancing the artistic talents of children.
Daria Troyan Varner came to Indiana State Teachers College in 1953 at the urging of her Ambridge High School art teacher. With hard work, a scholarship and the assistance and encouragement from her father (who was not able to further his own interest in art), Daria graduated with a bachelor of science degree in Art Education in 1957. It is her desire to provide assistance to others through this scholarship established in her name. Daria is married to John D. Varner, also a 1957 graduate of IUP. She and J.D. are the proud parents of four children. Daria continues to pursue her artistic talents and skills as a free-lance artist. In addition, she and her husband are the principal stewards of WMUG-FM radio station that represents "Worldwide Media Under God". WMUG can be accessed at 105.1 on the FM dial and at WMUGradio.org on the internet. WMUG is part of Christian Witness, Inc. and reflects the Christian values that the Varners uphold in their lives.

Selection of the scholarship recipient shall be made by the Scholarship Committee of the Department of Art.


David L. Johnson Family Safety Science Award

To provide scholarship support to students enrolled at IUP who are majoring in the Department of Safety Sciences.
  • Must be a declared major in the Department of Safety Sciences who has successfully earned at least 90 credits and is an incoming senior.
  • Must have achieved an overall QPA of at least 2.75.
  • Consideration will be given to students with financial need.
Selection of the award will be made by a committee comprised of at least three (3) Safety Science Department faculty members. The selection will be made in March and the award presented to the chosen recipient at the departmental commencement ceremony in May.


David Williard Memorial Scholarship

The David Williard Memorial Scholarship for Academic Achievement & Professional Promise shall provide an annual scholarship to a student in the Department of Industrial & Labor Relations who meets the established criteria.
  • Must be enrolled in the Department of Industrial & Labor Relations.
  • Has achieved outstanding academic performance (3.0 QPA or above).
  • Demonstrates exceptional professional promise as determined by the faculty of the Department.
As a result of the accidental death of David Williard, friends and colleagues expressed their affection and respect for this young man by establishing a memorial fund within the Foundation for IUP. As a graduate from the Department of Industrial & Labor Relations, it was decided that this fund, once it reached endowment status, would provide an annual scholarship to a student in the program who demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and professional promise. Selection of the scholarship recipient will be made by a committee of the tenured faculty of the Department of Industrial & Labor Relations.

Selection will be made prior to May 15 of each year; and the name of the recipient shall be forwarded to the Office of Financial Aid to be included among the scholarship disbursement record.


Deborah Gasdek Booth and Barry Gasdek Scholarship for Fine Arts

The Deborah L. Gasdek Booth and Barry D. Gasdek Scholarship for Fine Arts provides scholarship support to full-time students enrolled in the College of Fine Arts at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
  • Must be enrolled in the College of Fine Arts;
  • Must have earned at least 56 credit hours at the time of selection;
  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA at the time of selection.
Selection of recipients for the Deborah L. Gasdek Booth and Barry D. Gasdek Scholarship for Fine Arts shall be made by the College of Fine Arts scholarship committee.


Delta Zeta Alumnae Scholarship

To provide an annual $1,000 scholarship to a rising senior or first year graduate student who is a female studying Speech and Hearing. Rising senior or first year graduate student who is a female studying Speech and Hearing. Preference is given to a Delta Zeta member if she is as qualified as the other applicants.


Dogwood Hill Farm ROTC Leadership Development Fund

The Dogwood Hill Farm ROTC Leadership Development Fund provides support for the use and benefit of the Military Science Department and the Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (R.O.T.C.) at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Activities include but are not limited to:
  • Awarding of the Colonel Willard L. Robinson Leadership Award to IUP ROTC cadets showing strong leadership characteristics.
  • Awarding of the Major General Paul F. Yount Marksmanship Award to IUP ROTC cadets showing outstanding marksmanship, when marksmanship is offered.
  • The purchase of trophies/awards to be given in recognition of ROTC candidate merits.
  • Procurement of ROTC particular items which assist the cadets.
  • Other items that will enhance the Military Science Department and ROTC program.



Donald A. Walker Economics Scholarship

The Donald A. Walker Department of Economics Scholarship Fund is to be used to offer scholarship awards to IUP students majoring in economics, in economics pre-law, in mathematics/economics, or in social science education with a concentration in economics.
  • Must be majoring in economics, in economics pre-law, in mathematics/economics, or in social science education with a concentration in economics.
  • Scholarships will typically be directed to entering students with outstanding academic potential.
Dr. Donald A. Walker served as chairperson of IUP's Department of Economics from 1969 to 1998. While at IUP, Dr. Walker authored more than 100 professional manuscripts and books. He was honored with IUP Distinguished Faculty Awards for both scholarship and service. He received the first Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Distinguished Academic Service Award, was elected IUP's first University Professor, served as the youngest-ever President of the History of Economics Society and edited its international scholarly journal for a decade.

Awardees will be selected by the Student Affairs Committee of the Department of Economics in consultation with appropriate University offices.


Donald B. and Mildred N. Shank Fund

The Donald B. and Mildred N. Shank Fund shall provide scholarship support to students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a major in Early Childhood/Special Education or Middle Level Education and who best meet the established criteria.
  • Must be an education major in the College of Education and Educational Technology with a declared major in Early Childhood/Special Education or Middle Level Education;
  • Must be a graduate of an Indiana County, Pennsylvania high school.



Donald G. Eisen Theater Scholarship

The Donald G. Eisen Scholarship for Theater shall provide scholarship support to students enrolled full-time at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Theater and Dance based on the established criteria.
  • Must be a declared major in the Department of Theater & Dance with at least 56 earned credit hours;
  • Must demonstrate outstanding achievement in, commitment to, and love of the study of theater as a liberal art;
  • Merit for award will be judged in terms of demonstrated accomplishment (including but not limited to course work) in at least three of the following areas: dramatic literature, theater history, dramatic and theatrical theory, theater criticism, and textual analysis;
  • Must be in good academic standing according to the standards of the University.
Donald G. Eisen is the a Professor emeritus, theater historian, director and founding chair of the department.

Selection of recipients for the Donald G. Eisen Scholarship for Theater shall be made by the Department of Theater & Dance.


Donnie Mash Memorial Baseball Scholarship

The Donnie Mash Memorial Baseball Scholarship provides scholarship support to full-time students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who are participating members of the IUP Varsity Baseball Team.
  • Must be a participating member of the IUP Varsity Baseball Team;
  • Preference given to students who demonstrate financial need;
  • Preference given to a first generation college student;
  • Preference given to students raised by a single parent.
  • If the IUP Varsity Baseball program ceases to exist, scholarship must be awarded to a participating member of another intercollegiate varsity team.
Selection of the recipients for the Donnie Mash Memorial Baseball Scholarship shall be made by the Head Coach of the IUP Varsity Baseball Team and the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.


Dorothy Brown Pettit Gregory Scholarship

The Dorothy Brown Pettit Gregory Memorial Scholarship shall be used to provide scholarship support to outstanding, academically talented students enrolled in the Robert E. Cook Honors College at IUP.
  • Must be enrolled in the Robert E. Cook Honors College
The scholarship was established in 1998 in memory of the mother of Dr. Lawrence K. Pettit, president of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Pettit's mother graduated from high school in 1925. Mrs. Gregory revered edcuation all her life, and was still valiantly writing poetry to the very end of her life at the age of 91. According to her family, she would have been very pleased that a scholarship established in her name will enable financially needy students to attend a university of both excellence and compassion.

This is one of several scholarships used for the Honors College Scholarship Package.


Dorothy L. (King) Kapsa Memorial Scholarship

The Dorothy L. (King) Kapsa Memorial Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania to the extent allowed by the annual available amount. Eligible candidates must meet the following criteria:
  • Enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania seeking a bachelor's degree in any offered major;
  • Preference will be given to a permanent resident of Indiana County, especially a resident of Saltsburg, Pennsylvania;
  • Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need;
  • Continuation of the scholarship award beyond the freshman year will depend on maintenance of the aforementioned criteria and good academic standing and progress as determined by the University.
Dorothy L. King Kapsa graduated from Indiana State Teachers College in 1954 with a Bachelor's of Science degree from the College of Education. During her time at ISTC, Mrs. Kapsa was an active member of Phi Mu sorority and was elected as Queen during the Annual SwingOut Festival her senior year in May 1954. Mrs. Kapsa worked as a librarian at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C. and taught school as a substitute teacher in Green Hills and Chagrin Falls, Ohio. She was especially talented in working with special education students, as evidenced by the numerous offers for full-time teaching positions she received. Mrs. Kapsa was a member of the Country Club of Landfall where she was an active tennis player. She married Richard S. Kapsa, also a 1954 graduate of ISTC.


Dorothy Smith Poret Memorial Scholarship

To provide scholarship award to an IUP student who is a member of the IUP Chamber Singers and who will serve as a section leader in the Calvary Presbyterian Chancel Choir for a semester.
  • Must be a member of the IUP Chamber Singers and serve as a section leader in the Calvary Presbyterian Chancel Choir for a semester.
  • Must maintain a 3.0 GPA; attend designated rehearsals and worship services.
Selection of recipient to be choses by Director of IUP Chamber Singers.


Dr. and Mrs. William O. Scheeren Scholarship

The Dr. and Mrs. William O. Scheeren Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to full-time students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who are enrolled in the College of Education and Educational Technology.
  • Must be a full-time student enrolled in the College of Education and Educational Technology;
  • Preference for students who have attained Sophomore, Junior or Senior status, as defined by the university guidelines, at the time of use;
  • Preference for students who have earned a minimum GPA of 3.0;
  • Preference for students who are enrolled in the ROTC program at IUP.
A member of the Class of 1968, Bill Scheeren earned a degree in education from IUP and the honor of being a Distinguished Military Graduate.  After spending eight years of military service in the US Army, he entered the education arena in 1975 and eventually became chairman of Hempfield Area School District's Library Department, which consists of 11 school libraries.  He also is an adjunct faculty member at Saint Vincent College.  Judy Scheeren is a longtime technology professor at Westmoreland County Community College.  Both earned graduate degrees - Bill at the doctoral level and Judy at the master's level - and both believe in education's ability to change a student's life.

Bill said his IUP education prepared him well, not just for a career in the schools, but also for making smart decisions throughout his life.  He and Judy believe it is crucial that those who feel education has served them well show their support.  In light of declining support for higher education and a societal need for more students to pursue higher education, they are establishing this endowed scholarship.

"We hope that our support will allow the most talented students at IUP to continue with their educations and achieve their aspirations and goals."


Dr. Charles E. Weber Family Scholarship Endowment

The Dr. Charles E. Weber Family Scholarship provides scholarship support to full-time students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who are enrolled in the Department of Geography and Regional Planning.
  • Must be enrolled in the Department of Geography and Regional Planning or its successor academic program or composition.
  • Preference given to students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 at time of selection.
Dr. Charles E. Weber taught in the Department of Geography and Regional Planning at Indiana University of Pennsylvania for 27 years, formerly known as Indiana State Teachers College. Dr. Weber joined the Department of Geography in 1959 and was instrumental in establishing the Regional Planning component of the Department in the 1970s. Dr. Weber retired from the university in 1986. During his time at IUP, Dr. Weber was an award-winning teacher, and he organized numerous field trips for students across the tri-state area and abroad. In 1974-75, Dr. Weber received a Distinguished Faculty Award with Dr. Gopul Kulkarni from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Education for the study abroad program they established for IUP in India.

Selection of student recipients of the Dr. Charles E. Weber Family Scholarship shall be made by the department's scholarship committee.


Dr. Charles L. Cooper Accounting Scholarship

To provide scholarship support to an IUP Accounting major.
  • Must be a full-time (12+ credits) accounting major planning to pursue a career in accounting. Student on a full-time approved accounting internship during one semester of their senior year are eligible even though their credits may be less than 12 for one semester.
  • Student will submit with their application a 1-2 page statement showing the candidate's interest in accounting as a profession and shall include their accomplishments, career plans and why they believe he/she should be the recipient of the scholarship.
  • The committee shall maintain the basic eligibility requirements as stated above, but may want to pursue additional considerations such as interviewing the top candidates to determine the most deserving recipient.
  • The scholarship funds may be used as a recruitment incentive to attract qualified students to the University.
Dr. Cooper was a 1941 graduate of IUP with a degree in Business Education. Later he worked as a professor in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology.


Dr. Dennis M. Giever Scholarship for Criminology/Homeland Security

The Dr. Dennis M. Giever Scholarship for Criminology/Homeland Security shall provide scholarship support to either a graduate student enrolled in the Strategic Studies in Weapons of Mass Destruction Program or an incoming freshman enrolled in the Department of Criminology who meet the established criteria.
  • Preference will be given to an outstanding incoming graduate student enrolled in the Strategic Studies in Weapons of Mass Destruction Program;
  • Graduate applicant must submit a maximum 300 word essay explaining his/her interest in studying the above named program;
  • If no student meets the eligibility criteria noted above, secondary preference will be given to an incoming freshman, enrolled in the Department of Criminology;
  • Incoming freshman applicant must submit a maximum 300 word essay explaining his/her interest in Homeland Security.
The Dr. Dennis M. Giever Scholarship for Criminology/Homeland Security has been established at Indiana University of Pennsylvania to support the standards and academic programs in homeland security through a distribution of funds by the Institute of Strategic Public and Private Security Forum. This group, which was formed soon after the tragic events of 9/11/01, addressed strategic security policy issues and standards that were emerging at that time in order to provide professional guidance and information to large global companies. The group focused on emerging security technologies that offered enhancements in providing cost effective risk management and reduced costs of existing security programs. The Articles of Organization of the Institute state: "The Institute recognizes that the passage of federal and state laws including the Homeland Security Act will result in increased regulations focused on security minimum standards for many if not all corporations in the United States and those United States incorporated companies doing business globally. The Institute recognizes that research centers and academic centers, including universities and colleges, will be tasked with conducting research, and offering solutions to existing and emerging security problems and concerns. The Institute will seek to establish a forum with which to gather information, do limited analyses, and offer its members opportunities to better understand emerging security standards. The Institute does not seek to compete with government sponsored research programs, but to understand the implementation of security program research as it may impact a company both in terms of costs and protection afforded." Dr. Dennis M. Giever is a professor of criminology and graduate coordinator of the FBI programs at IUP. He received his PhD from IUP in 1995. Dr. Giever is active in numerous organizations dealing with security and homeland security. He is an active member of ASIS International and has participated in the Annual Academic/Practitioner Symposium over the past seven years. He is also an active member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and the American Society of Criminology. He also works with a number of private sector corporations in the area of public and private security standards. Dr. Giever has published twenty-four research articles or book chapters in diverse areas such as juvenile transfers, jails, fear of crime, parental management and self-control, and police pursuits and has presented forty-nine academic papers in areas dealing with criminology, information assurance, risk mitigation, and crime prediction.

Selection of recipients for the Dr. Dennis M. Giever Scholarship for Criminology/Homeland Security shall be made by the faculty in the Department of Criminology.


Dr. Donna L. Streifthau Scholarship for Interior Design

The Dr. Donna L. Streifthau Scholarship for Interior Design shall be given to a student or students majoring in Interior Design at IUP based on the established criteria.
  • Must be a full-time student with a declared major in Interior Design.
  • The award will be given based on scholarship and service to the community and/or the program beyond any service requirements associated with coursework.
  • Eligible candidates may be traditional or non-traditional age students.
  • The award will be given at the end of the sophomore year (for use during the junior year of study) and be presented at a year-end function sponsored by ASID on an annual basis.
Donna L. Streifthau joined the faculty of Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1972 as an Associate Professor of Interior Design and Housing, assuming the chair of the Department of Human Development & Environmental Studies. She served in that leadership role for 22 years. As a dedicated educator and working professional, Dr. Streifthau served as a role model and example to her students. She encouraged their creativity and insisted that they strive to achieve their personal best as both professionals and individuals. She actively pursued post doctoral education and publishing opportunities in scholarship publications and textbooks; attended conferences and workshops to enhance her professional and teaching skills; and served as a presenter at national, regional and state meetings and seminars. Dr. Streifthau served the University community as a member of the Foundation for IUP Board of Directors, an advisor for the Robert E. Cook Honors College, the Breezedale Advisory Committee, and as the first woman president of APSCUF at IUP. In 1996, Dr. Streifthau received the Distinguished Faculty Award for Community Service from the University Senate. Throughout her tenure, she actively served as a Faculty representative for many University committees that included academic certification program review, student recruitment and retention, scholarship selection, and various anniversary celebrations. She also served as a University delegate at numerous campus and community special events and functions. Upon her retirement, Dr. Streifthau was awarded emeritus status by the University in recognition of her achievements and accomplishments as a distinguished educator and leader. In addition, Dr. Streifthau is an active member of the community, serving several civic and social organizations. As a volunteer for the American Red Cross, Dr. Streifthau served at many major disaster sites across the country. For her distinguished activities as a volunteer, she was awarded the Edgar M. Cheeley Service Award. She was a member of the Historical & Genealogical Society of Indiana County. She is a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Delta Kappa Gamma, Phi Delta Kappa, and the Indiana Arts Council. Her professional memberships include: Omicron Nu, Phi Upsilon Omicron, the Interior Design Educational Council, the American Housing Educators Association, the American Home Builders Association, and the Electrical Women's Round Table.

Selection of the Streifthau Scholarship shall be made by a committeee to include the Student President of ASID and members of the interior design faculty within the Department of Human Development and Environmental Studies along with a retired faculty member (although not the Founding/Primary donor) from the department, if available.


Dr. F. Philip Gorman Nursing Scholarship

The Dr. F. Philip Gorman Nursing Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to students enrolled full-time within the Department of Nursing and Allied Health Profressions at Indiana University of Pennsylvania pursuing either a B.S. or M.S. in Nursing and meet the established criteria.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time nursing student within the Department of Nursing and Allied Health Professions at Indiana University of Pennsylvania to pursue either a BS or MS in Nursing.
  • Must be in good academic standing with the University and satisfy all requirements of eligibility for the nursing program.
  • Must demonstrate self-reliance, maturity and flexibility to deal with the challenges and opportunities associated with the college's academic programs.
  • Preference will be given to students who have financial need.
Dr. F. Philip Gorman was the first podiatrist to practice in Indiana, PA. He and his wife, Mickey, moved to Indiana in 1936 where he practiced until 1990. Dr. Gorman counted as patients many from the IUP community. Dr. Gorman practiced for so long that some of his early patients eventually had buildings on the IUP campus named after them, such as Nora Zink (Zink Hall), Pat Stapleton (Stapleton Library) and Trevor Hadley, Sr. (Hadley Union Building). Throughout his years in Indiana he supported the University in a variety of ways. Dr. Gorman, "Phil" to his family and "Doc" to his patients, initially endowed this scholarship to support students in nursing and health sciences curriculum at IUP. He remembered his struggling student days and wanted to give something back and help others further their careers. We are happy to continue this scholarship in his name.

Selection of recipients for the Dr. F. Philip Gorman Nursing Scholarship shall be made by the Department of Nursing and Allied Health Professions Scholarship Committee.


Dr. Fred '55 and Hazel '55 Streams Scholarship (COEC)

The Dr. Fred '55 and Hazel '55 Streams Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who are pursuing a major in either Secondary Education in Natural Sciences or Early Childhood/Special Education.
  • Must be full time undergraduate students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
  • Must be pursuing a major in Secondary Education in Natural Sciences or Early Childhood/Special Education;
  • Preference given to students with financial need;
  • Preference given to students with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Through the Dr. Fred '55 and Hazel '55 Streams Scholarship, Dr. Streams would like to honor his Indiana State Teachers College faculty advisor and department head, Dr. Dwight Sollberger.

Dr. Dwight Sollberger was a significant influence during his time at Indiana State Teachers College, now Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  Dr. Solberger encouraged him to pursue his interest in natural history beyond the classroom and recommended him for graduate and doctoral studies at Cornell University, leading him to have a successful career in entomology and ecology.

Hazel trained to be an elementary teacher and taught at the pre-school and elementary level.  Later in life, she worked to serve the elderly, establishing a non-profit home care agency for the northeastern Connecticut elderly and disabled community.


Dr. Fred '55 and Hazel '55 Streams Scholarship (NSM)

The Dr. Fred '55 and Hazel '55 Streams Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who are pursuing a major in either Secondary Education in Natural Sciences or Early Childhood/Special Education.
  • Must be full time undergraduate students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
  • Must be pursuing a major in Secondary Education in Natural Sciences or Early Childhood/Special Education;
  • Preference given to students with financial need;
  • Preference given to students with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Through the Dr. Fred '55 and Hazel '55 Streams Scholarship, Dr. Streams would like to honor his Indiana State Teachers College faculty advisor and department head, Dr. Dwight Sollberger.

Dr. Dwight Sollberger was a significant influence during his time at Indiana State Teachers College, now Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  Dr. Solberger encouraged him to pursue his interest in natural history beyond the classroom and recommended him for graduate and doctoral studies at Cornell University, leading him to have a successful career in entomology and ecology.

Hazel trained to be an elementary teacher and taught at the pre-school and elementary level.  Later in life, she worked to serve the elderly, establishing a non-profit home care agency for the northeastern Connecticut elderly and disabled community.


Dr. Patrick A. Carone and Anna Hughes Carone Scholarship

The Dr. Patrick A. Carone Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to students enrolled at IUP for study-abroad educational opportunities.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student at IUP and/or be participating in a full-time study-abroad program (of at least 12 earned educational credits) sanctioned and approved by IUP.
  • Must have completed a minimum of 24 credits or completed their freshman year of study.
  • Must have earned a minimum of 2.5 grade point average and be in good academic standing with the University.
  • Must demonstrate self-reliance, maturity and flexibility to deal with the challenges and opportunities associated with study-abroad programs.
  • Preference will be given to students who have financial need.
This scholarship is established to honor Dr. Patrick A. Carone at the time of his retirement after 38 years of service to Indiana University of Pennsylvania as a professor, advisor and friend to scores of political science students and as the IUP Foreign Student Advisor; and then Director of the Office of International Affairs where he has worked with hundreds of foreign and domestic students and faculty. A part of his work, of which he is very proud, is that of establishing contacts and agreements between universities all over the world and IUP whereby IUP students may study at foreign universities and receive college credit for their work. His wife, Anna-Hughes Carone, and children, Lea Carone, Alicia Pearce, and Patrick P. Carone, establish this fund to provide scholarship support assistance to IUP students for study-abroad opportunities.

Selection of recipients for the Dr. Patrick A. Carone Scholarship shall be made by a committee, chaired by the Director of the Office of International Affairs.


Dr. Patrick Hartwell Memorial Scholarship for Composition

The Patrick M. Hartwell Memorial Scholarship for Composition Studies shall provide scholarship support to graduate students enrolled at IUP who are majoring in Composition Studies in the TESOL/Composition Program within the Department of English.
  • Must be a graduate student majoring in Composition Studies in the TESOL/Composition Program, Department of English at Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
  • Must be in good academic standing with a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate a promise for continued academic success;
  • Must demonstrate interest in and potential for research in Composition Studies.
Dr. Patrick M. Hartwell was a dedicated member of the IUP Department of English from 1979 to 1998. He was one of the mainstays of the Rhetoric/Composition program, the only PhD. program in English in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Dr. Hartwell was an outstanding teacher and a nationally known scholar of Literacy and Composition Studies. His creative, imaginative pedagogy, grounded in solid scholarship, left a profound impact on all his students. He published several dozen book chapters and articles, many of them groundbreaking, in the leading journals of the field. He applied a multi-disciplinary meta-research approach to the question of dialect interference in learning literacy in an article published in Research in Teaching of English (1980). His Open to Language, published by Oxford University Press, is a compendium of new thinking about the teaching of writing, influential not only nationally, but also internationally, in many countries such as Japan, China and Korea. His seminal article, "Grammar, Grammars and the Teaching of Grammar", the lead article of the February 1985 issue of College English, is one of the milestones in Composition Studies, one of the most frequently cited and anthologized articles in the field. For the last 20 years, this article was considered the central document in understanding the limited role of grammar study in learning to write. For his tremendous accomplishments in research and publication, Dr. Hartwell received from IUP the Distinguished Faculty Award for Research (1985-86). Beyond the IUP campus, he was active in the major national professional organizations, including the National Council of Teachers of English, Conference on College Composition and Communication, and the International Reading Association; and he was a founding member of the Rhetoric society of America. Through his intense devotion to teaching and scholarship, Dr. Hartwell touched the lives of numerous students and colleagues, living a unique, rich Hartwellian tradition among a large community of writing teachers. He mentored a generation of compositionists and literacy specialists who hold key leadership roles in national organizations and who continue his scholarship and educational philosophy. This scholarship, established by family and friends, provides a living legacy for Dr. Patrick M. Hartwell, his life, and his dedication to teaching and scholarship.

Selection of the scholarship recipients shall be made by a committee composed of faculty members within the Composition and TESOL faculty within the Department of English. Preference is for those faculty who have familiarity with the writings of the late Dr. Hartwell.


Dr. Robert M. Raemore Track and Field Endowment

The Doc Raemore Track and Field Endowment shall provide scholarship support to full-time students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who are members of the IUP Track and Field team.
  • Must be a member of the IUP Track and Field team;
  • Preference for a 3.0 GPA at time of selection;
  • Preference will be given to those with financial need at time of selection.
Selection of recipients for the Doc Raemore Track and Field Endowment shall be made by the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.


Dr. Samuel Mitrovich, Jr., Endowed Scholarship for the Advancement of the Biological Sciences

The Dr. Samuel Mitrovich, Jr., Endowed Scholarship for the advancement of the Biological Sciences provides scholarship support to full-time undergraduate students with a declared major in Biology or Bio-Chemistry at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
  • Must be a declared major in Biology or Bio-Chemistry;
  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA in their major at time of selection;
  • Must be a rising Junior according to the University's classification standards at the time of use;
  • Must demonstrate financial need at time of selection.
Selection of the recipients for the Dr. Samuel Mitrovich, Jr., Endowed Scholarship for the advancement of the Biological Sciences shall be made by the appropriate Indiana University of Pennsylvania scholarship committee.


Dr. T Atwater and Dr B Roberts-Atwater Presidential Scholars

The Dr. Tony Atwater and Dr. Beverly Roberts Atwater Presidential Scholars Fund shall provide scholarship support to freshmen students enrolled at IUP.
  • Must have graduated from high school with a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or equivalent.
  • Must demonstrate financial need.
  • Preference will be given to students who will be first generation college students.
  • Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated leadership ability.
  • Preference will be given to students who have participated in community service.
In celebration of the Inauguration of Dr. Tony Atwater as IUP's 24th president, he and his wife, Dr. Beverly Roberts Atwater, have established an endowed scholarship fund, the Dr. Tony Atwater and Dr. Beverly Roberts Atwater Presidential Scholars Fund. The scholarships awarded from this fund will provide educational opportunities for outstanding high school students who will be first generation college students to realized their dreams and attend Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The scholarship fund will be offered to high school students who meet high academic criteria and have demonstrated leadership qualities and participated in community service. These are students who have proven their ability and shared their talents with others. They will become tomorrow's leaders. It is their desire that the fund will grow and preserve the legacy of Dr. Tony Atwater's leadership and his commitment to higher education. As the fund grows, so will the number of students who benefit.


Dr. Thomas Smyth Memorial Scholarship for Biology

The Dr. Thomas Smyth Memorial Scholarship is to be awarded to:
  • Outstanding biology majors (undergraduate or graduate) who are interested in some phase of natural history, broadly defined (ecology, systematics, etc.).
  • Demonstrated financial need as well as academic achievement should be considered in the selection of recipients.
Dr. Thomas Smyth was Head of the Science Department at Indiana State Teachers College from 1928 through 1946. His undergraduate major was horticulture at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute where his father was Professor of Biology and Dean of the Faculty. After graduation, he taught biology at Hampden-Sydney College and did summer studies in marine biology at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. His graduate work was completed at Cornell University where his Ph.D. research was on the food of the ruffed grouse. Additional experience was gained on birds and small mammals at the Mountain Lake Biological Station. While at Indiana, Dr. Smyth wrote a biology textbook and did summer extension teaching for the University of Pittsburgh and the Pennsylvania State College. During World War II, faculty teaching loads were very heavy. One semester Dr. Smyth taught seven courses in addition to his administrative duties. He left Indiana for a professorship at the University of Florida. Disliking the climate there, he returned to Pennsylvania, finishing his professional career at Shippensburg State Teachers College. To honor the life and professional accomplishments of Dr. Smyth, this scholarship has been established to recognize and encourage talented students interested in some phase of biology.

Selection of the scholarship recipient should be made on the recommendation of the biology faculty.


Dr. Warner Tobin Memorial Scholarship

The Dr. Warner E. Tobin Memorial Scholarship shall be awarded to a student who is enrolled or plans to enroll in the College of Education and Educational Technology.
  • Must be enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Education and Educational Technology at IUP on a full-time basis.
  • Must have a declared major in elementary education at IUP.
  • This scholarship is restricted to male students to help encourage men to pursue education opportunities and as a professional career as elementary education teachers and to overcome the lack of representation of men in this area.
Dr. Warner Tobin was a former faculty member of IUP and director of the University School prior to his retirement in 1989. To recognize his service and dedication to IUP and education, friends and family have created an endowment fund with the Foundation to provide scholarship assistance for the University School children. With the closing of the University School, the Foundation for IUP, in consultation with Mrs. Lois M. Tobin and the College of Education and Educational Technology, amended the original agreement changing it from a scholarship benefiting University School students to a scholarship for elementary education majors at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Amended in 2002.


Dr. Willard W. Hennemann, Jr. Memorial Math Scholarship

To award scholarship support to deserving and worthy undergraduate and/or graduate students with a strong commitment in the field of mathematics education at the elementary/middle school level.
For undergraduate students:
  • Is an Elementary Education major who has achieved junior standing (57-90 credits)
  • Has a minimum QPA of 3.0.
  • Is pursuing a concentration in mathematics education.
For graduate students:
  • Is enrolled in the graduate program "Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers".
  • Enters the program with an undergraduate QPA of 3.0 or higher and/or achieves a minimum QPA of 3.0 after completing a minimum of 6 hours of graduate work.
Recipients of this scholarship shall be selected by a committee comprised of members of the math department using procedures established by this aforementioned committee.


Dr. Yu-chen Liu Memorial Chinese-American Scholarship

To provide funds to sponsor renowned guest speakers, lecturers or to sponsor scholarships for Chinese-American students as determined by the Asian Studies Committee. Based upon the funds available, the Committee will select as many speakers/lecturers or will sponsor as many scholarships and/or pay for as many travel related expenses as possible and will cover all appropriate expenses for the guest speakers.

Dr. Don-chean Chu, in conjunction with the Asian Studies Committee of IUP, will be responsible for selecting renowned guest speakers/lecturers addressing the topic of Sino-US Relations or for selecting Chinese-American students to receive scholarships and travel expenses to and from IUP from the student's point of origin.


Drescher Programs Scholarship Fund

The Drescher Programs Scholarship Fund shall provide scholarship support to students enrolled at IUP and participating in study abroad programs in Nancy (France), Mexico and at the National University of Costa Rica according to the established criteria.

Nancy, France and Mexico:
  • Candidate must be an IUP student;
  • Candidate must be a French or Spanish Education Major;
  • Awards are based on academic achievement. The winner will be the student with the highest number of earned credits and the highest GPA;
  • The Drescher Programs Scholarship shall begin with an award for the Nancy, France Program and the next year, provide an award for the Mexico Program; the award will continue on a rotational basis until such time as the endowment principal can support two awards (one for each program);
  • Awards will be given to the Drescher Program not funded the previous year to continue the prescribed rotational basis. It is understood that one program may receive the award in consecutive years due to the lack of eligible candidates or applicants.
Costa Rica:
  • Candidate must be an IUP student;
  • Candidate majoring in Spanish Education has priority over others, but a declared major in Spanish Education is not a requirement;
  • Candidate with least experience in Spanish-speaking country receives priority;
  • Candidate with lowest number of earned credits receives priority;
  • Candidate with highest GPA in Spanish and overall GPA receives priority.
In January of 1975, David Shields and Victor Drescher, members of what was then the Department of Romance and Classical Languages, drove Dr. Drescher's 1971 VW Beetle to Mexico during semester break, interviewing four different universities in search of a site for the IUP Mexico Summer Program. In January of 1977, following a lead provided by Dr. Kenneth Brode of the German Department, Dr. Drescher moved with his wife, Kathleen, and three young daughters, to Nancy, France, where he spent the next three semesters teaching English as a foreign language at the University of Nancy and establishing IUP's French Studies Program in that city. On sabbatical for AY 1990-91, Dr. Drescher and family lived in Heredia, Costa Rica, where he taught English and French at the National University of Costa Rica and laid the groundwork for IUP's study program in Costa Rica. These programs are Dr. Drescher's legacy to IUP, and this endowment has been created to extend the benefits of this legacy to future generations of IUP students.

Selection of recipients to IUP students going to Costa Rica, France or Mexico shall be selected by the relevant foreign language department. Winners of awards made to Costa Rican students coming to IUP shall be selected by the Office of International Affairs. The donor wishes to make two minimum annual scholarship awards of $500 each, one to Nancy, France or Mexico and one to the Costa Rica programs as per the criteria. If the annual available is less than $1,000, the Foundation will notify the donor(s) who will make an additional contribution in an amount which is equal to the difference between the annual available amount and $1,000. If any year where the annual available amount reaches a minimum of $1,500, three (3) $500 awards can be made to support the Drescher programs.


Dressel Family Scholarship Fund

To provide support for entering or currently enrolled undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need in the Eberly College of Business.
  • Must be an entering or currently enrolled undergraduate student in the Eberly College of Business.
  • Must have demonstrated financial need.
  • Preference for this scholarship shall be given to female and/or minority students who are enrolled in the Eberly College of Business.
  • Recipients may have their support renewed annually during their undergraduate career provided they maintain satisfactory academic progress each year.
This fund is established by Regina Dressel Stover '75 along with her husband, Dennis A. Stover '76.


Earl and Frances Kinney Memorial Scholarship

To provide scholarship support to financially needy students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who are enrolled in the Robert E. Cook Honors College.

This is one of several scholarships used for the Honors College Scholarship Package.


Earl and Frances Kinney Scholarship Fund for Needy Students

The Earl and Frances Kinney Scholarship Fund for Needy Students shall provide scholarship support to full-time students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
  • Preference given to incoming freshmen who scored at least 1100 on their combined SAT scores or ACT equivalent;
  • Preference given to upperclassmen with at least a 3.25 GPA at the time of selection;
  • Preference given to students with financial need with a majority of the awarded scholarships going to students with financial need.
Mrs. Frances A. Kinney was a 1963 graduate of IUP with a degree in Elementary Education.

This is one of several scholarships used for the Honors College Scholarship Package.


Eberly - Accounting Department Scholarship

This fund is to provide scholarships to students focusing their studies in the degrees/programs offered through the Department of Accounting.


Eberly College of Business Brick Scholarship

The Eberly College of Business Brick Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to talented and deserving students majoring in any degree program offered by the Eberly College of Business.
  • Must be majoring in a degree program offered by the Eberly College of Business.
  • Preference given to students also enrolled in the Robert E. Cook Honors College.
Alumni, faculty, staff, friends and others participated in a unique fund-raising project to support the Eberly College of Business during the construction of the new building complex for the College. Donors were able to "purchase" bricks, engraved with their names, which will be used as part of the interior design in the building's lobby area. Proceeds from this fund-raising project have been used to establish an endowment to provide scholarship support to students majoring in any degree program offered by the Eberly College of Business, with preference given to those enrolled in the Robert E. Cook Honors College as part of the challenge grant issued by the Kresge Foundation of Troy, Michigan.


Eberly Family College of Business Scholarship

To provide scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a regular course of study leading toward a degree granted by the Eberly College of Business. Each recipient of a scholarship from this fund shall be known as an "Eberly Scholar". The committee may consider for scholarship any undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a regular course of study leading toward a degree granted by the Eberly College of Business. The committee shall select as an "Eberly Scholar" any one or more persons who have demonstrated:
  • Superior academic achievement
  • Good moral character
  • Financial need
In 1963, Orville and Ruth Eberly created the Eberly Foundation. Their long-time lawyer suggested they consider establishing a private foundation to provide more continuity and structure in their charitable giving. Orville agreed, and the first meeting of the Foundation’s board was held October 25, 1963. The initial board of directors consisted of Orville Eberly, his wife, Ruth Eberly, their son, Robert E. Eberly, Sr., Ruth’s brother, Jacob D. Moore and Herman M. Buck. The Foundation announced its first grant in 1965-an award of $10,000 to the Pennsylvania State University to be used for scholarships at Penn State’s Fayette County campus. From that initial $10,000 grant in 1965, The Eberly Foundation’s support of higher education has grown to include scholarship programs and endowments at 28 colleges and universities, including IUP. Literally thousands of deserving students from the Southwestern Pennsylvania region have been enabled to further their education beyond high school thanks to scholarships provided by the Eberly Foundation.


Eberly Family Scholarship

The Eberly Family Scholarship Fund provides scholarship support to talented and deserving students enrolled at IUP who are pursuing a regular course of study leading to a degree granted by IUP.
  • Any undergraduate, graduate or professional student who is pursuing at the University a regular course of study leading toward a degree granted by the University.
  • Any one or more persons who have his/her principal residence within the geographic preferences of, in order of priority, Fayette, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland counties within Pennsylvania (first preference, however, shall be given to those persons whose principal residence is in Fayette County, PA), other counties within Pennsylvania, West Virginia and thereafter students from any other state of the United States of America.
  • Must demonstrate, in the judgement of the committee, superior academic achievement, good moral character and financial need.
In 1963, Orville and Ruth Eberly created the Eberly Foundation. Their long-time lawyer suggested they consider establishing a private foundation to provide more continuity and structure in their charitable giving. Orville agreed, and the first meeting of the Foundation’s board was held October 25, 1963. The initial board of directors consisted of Orville Eberly, his wife, Ruth Eberly, their son, Robert E. Eberly, Sr., Ruth’s brother, Jacob D. Moore and Herman M. Buck. The Foundation announced its first grant in 1965-an award of $10,000 to the Pennsylvania State University to be used for scholarships at Penn State’s Fayette County campus. From that initial $10,000 grant in 1965, The Eberly Foundation’s support of higher education has grown to include scholarship programs and endowments at 28 colleges and universities, including IUP. Literally thousands of deserving students from the Southwestern Pennsylvania region have been enabled to further their education beyond high school thanks to scholarships provided by the Eberly Foundation.

This is one of several scholarships used for the Honors College Scholarship Package.


Eberly Golf Classic Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Eberly Golf Classic Endowed Scholarship Fund shall provide scholarship support to full-time freshman students with majors in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology.
  • Must be a freshman, full-time business major in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology;
  • Must have competitive high school GPA and SAT scores as determined by the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology scholarship selection committee;
  • One half of the available scholarships each year will be awarded for the first semester of the student's freshman year. In order for the remaining half of the available award amount to be received, the student must have demonstrated a satisfactory GPA as determined by the scholarship selection committee. If the original selected recipient fails to retain the scholarship for the second semester, another student who meets the above criteria will be selected to receive the second semester award.
This scholarship was established as a result of a golf outing started by Eberly College of Business and Information Technology alumni.


Eberly Golf Outing Scholarship Fund

The Eberly Golf Outing Scholarship Fund provides scholarship support to full-time undergraduate students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
  • Must be enrolled in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology;
  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA;
  • Preference given to students with financial need.
This scholarship was established as a result of a golf outing started by Eberly College of Business and Information Technology alumni.


Eberly-Management Department Scholarship

This fund is to provide scholarships to students focusing their studies in the degrees/programs offered through the Department of Management.


Eberly-Marketing Department Scholarship

This fund is to provide scholarships to students focusing their studies in the degrees/programs offered through the Department of Marketing.


ECOBIT Undergraduate Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarship support to deserving and talented undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Business.


Educational and School Psychology Scholarship Fund

To provide student awards and honoraria


Edward Bratton-George Hathaway Scholarship Endowment

The Edward Bratton-George Hathaway Scholarship Endowment shall be used to provide scholarship awards to talented and deserving student-athletes participating in the football and baseball programs at IUP.
  • Must be enrolled at IUP and a member of the football or baseball program.
  • It is the desire of the donors that the scholarship awards be given to a student-athlete who participates in both sports, if available.
  • Preference for the award will be given to residents of Indiana County.
Edward Bratton and George Hathaway, owners of the Giant Eagle grocery store in Indiana, Pennsylvania, are long-time and generous supporters of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. It is their desire to continue to support students of the University by creating an endowment fund to benefit outstanding student-athletes enrolled at IUP.

Selection of the scholarship recipients shall be made by the Department of Athletics.


Edward E. and Cecelia A. Mackey Scholarship for Business

The Edward E. and Cecelia A. Mackey Scholarship for Business shall be awarded to outstanding students enrolled at IUP with a declared major in the Eberly College of Business.
  • Must be enrolled in the Eberly College of Business with a declared and recognized major within the College.
  • Must have successfully earned at least 48 academic credits and have maintained a 3.0 cumulative grade point average in successfully completed credits.
  • First preference will be given to students who participate in the IUP men's football program and are in good academic standing.
  • Must demonstrate academic promise, good personal character and the spirit of sportsmanship.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward E. Mackey have been long-time benefactors of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. They have maintained membership in the IUP President's Council and have contributed to the Business Athletic Scholarship Program at the University. Mr. Mackey, Senior Vice President of Advest, Inc., has been a member of the Board of Directors for the Foundation for IUP, including service as President for three terms from 1983 to 1985. He also has participated as a volunteer solicitor for a myriad of fund-raising activities to benefit the University.


Edward J. and Virginia Krisak Theater Enhancement Fund

Program support for the Theater Department.


Edward N. Brown Memorial Chemistry Scholarship

To provide scholarships to worthy and deserving students majoring in chemistry. Applications will be accepted in the spring. The steering committee will evaluate the applications and personally interview the leading candidates.

The candidate selected for the scholarship award should have the following qualifications:
  • Be an IUP chemistry major with a good academic record that includes a high QPA in chemistry and a high overall QPA.
  • Have a good attitude about the profession of chemistry and be striving to become a good chemist.
  • Be of good character.
  • Have completed at least four semesters of study at IUP, including four semesters of chemistry. (This means the recipient will probably be a senior or, at least, a second semester junior. Four semesters of study are needed to assure a good academic record.)
The scholarship will be administered by the steering committee of the Edward N. Brown Memorial Scholarship which is composed of faculty members of the IUP Chemistry Department and other appropriate individuals. The steering committee will be responsible for formulating and implementing its internal rules and operating procedures.


Edwin H. and Dorothy M. Long Memorial Scholarship for Football

The Edwin H. & Dorothy M. Long Memorial Scholarship for Football shall be awarded to talented and deserving student-athletes enrolled at IUP who are members of the IUP football team.

A lifetime resident of Indiana, Pennsylvania, Edwin Long attended Indiana Normal School, now IUP, where he attained nine letters for his achievements in football, baseball and track. He was a star running back on the football team and a member of the 1907 Mile Relay Champions of Pennsylvania. He later played second base for Niagara Falls in the old Atlantic Coast League. Mr. Long was founder of the Long & Rinn Insurance Agency, and a director of the Elderton Coal Company. He also served as secretary-treasurer of the Indiana Investment Agency. An avid supporter of IUP athletics, he died in 1980. Mr. Long married Dorothy Marcy in 1927, and raised three children, Edwin M., Marjorie J. and David M. A native of Illinois, Dorothy Long came to Indiana, Pennsylvania in 1925 as a teacher at Indiana State Teachers College, now IUP. Her first assignment was the supervision of student teachers at Wilson Hall Elementary School. Later she supervised student teachers at the Horace Mann, Thaddeus Stevens, and Keith Schools. For 11 years, she served as Director of Child Welfare Services for Indiana County, and in 1954, she returned to teaching, first at United Joint High School and later at Indiana Joint High School where she was a reading consultant and supervisor of developmental reading. Mrs. Long earned a Bachelor of Philosophy degree from the University of Chicago and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She served terms as President of the local American Association of University Women, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the New Century Club. She died in 1972.

Selection of the award recipients shall be made by the head coach of the IUP football team and the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.


Edwina Battle Vold Scholarship Fund

The Edwina Battle Vold Scholarship Fund shall be awarded to IUP students who have demonstrated a commitment to working with urban elementary students. Priority will be given to paraprofessionals in the Pittsburgh Public Schools and under-represented groups.
  • Be a non-traditionally aged student, more than 25 years old.
  • Have a minimum 2.5 QPA from an accredited institution.
  • Have a minimum of 45 transferable credits.
  • Have a negative TB test.
  • Have Act 34 Clearance (Criminal Background check)
  • Have Act 151 Clearance (Child Abuse check)
  • Have excellent written communication skills, demonstrated by a one-page typed letter expressing educational goals and professional aspirations, and oral communication skills demonstrated by performance in a 15-minute interview.
For 13 years, Dr. Vold was the department chairperson of IUP's Professional Studies department. She played key roles in hiring many female and minority faculty members and continues to be a mentor and role model to women who advanced into teaching and administrative positions. She has also served as the President of the Indiana NAACP.


Eileen Martin '63 Scholarship

The Eileen M. Martin '63 Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to full-time students enrolled in any elementary or secondary teacher education program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who meets the established criteria.
  • Applicants must be married female students who have attained senior standing as defined by current University guidelines;
  • Applicants must be enrolled in any elementary or secondary teacher education program;
  • Applicants' GPA must be at least 3.0;
  • Preference is given to a student with demonstrated financial need; and
  • Applicants must submit two recommendations from IUP faculty members;
  • As part of the application process, all applicants must complete and submit to the College of Education and Educational Technology Scholarship Committee, a paragraph stating, "I am a student at IUP because....".
The donor providing this scholarship is Warren K. Martin, spouse of Eileen M. Martin '63. Mr. and Mrs. Martin are the parents of four children: Claudia Williamson, Keith Martin, David Martin and Thomas Martin. This scholarship is to honor the memory of a wife and mother who, at the age of 41 when her youngest child was ready for first grade, along with a neighbor enrolled as students at IUP in the College of Education. As there was just one car in the family, Eileen made travel arrangements with commuter students coming through Apollo where she lived. After several months her neighbor dropped out, but Eileen persisted. Along with her studies at IUP, she continued to teach a Sunday school class, served as circle leader, all the while nurturing and caring for her family. Four years later her husband and her children sat in the auditorium and watched proudly as she was granted her Bachelor's Degree. That fall she was hired to teach, and taught elementary grades for 21 years. She wanted to teach another year, but was persuaded by her husband to retire with him at age 65.


Eileen Quinn Hull Business Scholarship

To provide scholarship support to qualified students enrolled in the College of Business at IUP.
  • Has completed 60 credits entering the junior year or at least 90 credits and is entering his/her senior year of study at IUP.
  • Has achieved a 3.0 grade point average in his/her business major courses and has maintained a 2.8 overall grade point average.
  • Preference will be given to students enrolled in the Business Education curriculum.
Eileen Quinn Hull was a 1941 graduate of IUP.


Eleanor Bosnick Memorial Scholarship for Nursing

The Eleanor Bosnick Memorial Scholarship for Nursing shall provide an annual award to talented and deserving students with first preference to a student majoring in Nursing who has graduated from Port Allegheny High School. If the high school preference cannot be fulfilled, then the award is to be made to a student who has graduated from a high school in McKean, Potter, Cameron or Elk counties. If the major preference cannot be fulfilled, then the award must go to a major in the Allied Health Professions.
  • Preference will be given to a graduate of Port Allegheny High School with a declared major in nursing. If there are no Port Allegheny High School graduates then must be a graduate of a high school in the following counties: McKean, Potter, Cameron or Elk with a declared major in nursing. If no nurisng majors then must be a major in the Allied Health Professions.
  • Must have earned a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and demonstrate the promise for continued academic success.
  • Must demonstrate financial need in obtaining higher education.
  • Must demonstrate good character, good citizenship and have good moral standing.
  • Must demonstrate involvement in extra-curricular activities and/or volunteer service in community activities.
This scholarship will be awarded during the spring semester of the recipient's sophomore or junior year to be used during their junior or senior year and shall be divided equally among the Fall and Spring semesters.

Eleanor Bosnick was born in 1917 and raised in Chicago, IL. She graduated from Kings County Hospital School of Nursing in Brooklyn, New York in 1939 and worked as a nurse at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D. C. for several years before serving in the Army Nursing Corps in Europe during World War II. Eleanor arrived in Port Allegany, Pennsylvania in 1947 when she married town native Anthony Bosnick, Sr. During her 54 years residency in Port Allegany, Eleanor enjoyed her neighbors and embraced the life of the community. Eleanor was an active community member, and was especially known for her compassionate care for and interest in other people. She worked as a nurse at Port Allegany Community Hospital from the 1950s until her retirement in 1979 after her husband died. A member of Gabriel teh Archangel Catholic Church, Eleanor participated in many parish activities and was a member of various community organizations as well. Eleanor enjoyed school activities, especially those involving her children and grandchildren. Her four children and five of her grandchildren graduated from Port Allegany High School. One sone and two granddaughters graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She was extremely proud of the accomplishments of all her children and grandchildren. Eleanor passed away on October 11, 2001. The scholarship is established by Eleanor's family to recognize her dedication and love for the nursing profession; her desire for young people to take advantage of educational opportunities to improve their lives and, in turn, the lives of their community; and her pleasure in seeing people care for others.


Eleanor Gallati Home Economics Scholarship

To support students (majors) in Home Economics Education and Child Development/Family Relations programs in pursuing their higher education.


Eleanor Jean Anthony Scholarship for Human Development and Environmental Studies

The Eleanor Jean Anthony Scholarship Fund shall be awarded to talented high school graduates enrolling in the Department of Human Development & Environmental Studies.
  • Selection of the recipient shall be based upon a combination of factors, including: high school grade point average, SAT scores, recommendations from high school teachers and a statement of need for financial assistance to pursue higher education options.
  • The scholarship is intended to provide assistance to undergraduate students in their freshman through senior academic years of study (eight consecutive semesters), provided that academic progress is demonstrated by maintaining a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Recipients should demonstrate good character and citizenship throughout their award period in addition to good academic standing.
  • Should the original recipient be disqualified for any reason, another freshman applicant can be selected for the award. If there are no eligible freshman candidates, then any student enrolled in the Department of Human Development & Environmental Studies may apply and be selected for the award.
Eleanor Jean Anthony was born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania in November 1921. She graduated from North Union Township High School in June 1939 and enrolled at Indiana State Teachers College from where she graduated in 1943 with a bachelor of science degree in home economics. Eleanor worked as a playground director in Washington, D. C. during the summer of 1943 before enlisting in the US Coast Guard, Women's Division. After completing basic SPARS training in West Palm Beach, Florida, Eleanor was stationed at the Embassy Hotel in New York City. She attended Columbia University's School of Pharmacy for a condensed course, and attained a rank of Pharmacists Mate 2nd Class before her discharge in 1945. Eleanor taught school for three years in her hometown of Uniontown, Pennsylvania to obtain her permanent certificate. After a move to California, she attended the University of the Pacific to receive certification to teach in the state. Eleanor taught at El Dorado Intermediate for 25 years prior to her retirement in 1985. Eleanor and her husband, Steven Jacobs, established this scholarship in honor of their value of education and to recognize Eleanor's achievements in and love of teaching.

Selection of the scholarship recipient shall be the responsibility of the Scholarship Committee within the Department of Human Development & Environmental Studies, composed of at least two faculty members, with consultation from a representative of the Office of Financial Aid at IUP.


Eleanor Moser Magness Memorial Scholarship

The Eleanor Moser Magness Memorial Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to full-time undergraduate students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
  • Preference given to students with at least a 3.0 GPA at time of selection;
  • Preference given to students with financial need;
  • The scholarship is a renewable scholarship if the student maintains a 3.0 overall GPA by the end of the Spring Semester each year.
Eleanor Moser Magness was a 1940 graduate of IUP in the Eberly College of Business. She later became a teacher in the Baldwin-Whitehall School District.


Eleanor VanHalanger Memorial Football Scholarship

The Eleanor VanHalanger Memorial Football Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to talented and deserving student athletes who are members of the IUP football team who best meet the established criteria.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
  • Must have earned a minimum of 2.5 grade point average and be in good academic standing with the University.
  • Must demonstrate self-reliance, maturity and flexibility to deal with the challenges and opportunities associated with the college's academic programs.
  • Preference will be given to students who have financial need.
The Eleanor VanHalanger Memorial Football Scholarship has been established by Josephine Pagani in memory of her sister, Eleanor VanHalanger. Eleanor was the grandmother of Jason Warning, IUP student in the class of 2009 and member of the IUP football team. Jason is a 6' 6", 315 pound offensive lineman from Monroeville, PA. Josephine is Jason's grandaunt.

Selection of the award recipient(s) shall be made by the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics in consultation with the coaching staff of the IUP Football Team as appropriate.


Elinor Gordon Blair Scholarship

The Elinor Gordon Blair Scholarship is to be awarded to students enrolled in the Honors College at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Should the Honors College cease to exist the scholarship will be awarded solely on merit.
  • Must be enrolled in the Robert E. Cook Honors College
This fund is in honor of McClellan Gordon, for which Gordon Hall was named, and Elinor Gordon Blair, McClellan's daughter. The fund was establsihed by Todd Weston and Elizabeth Blair Wallwork to honor the memory of both McClellan and Elinor.

This is one of several scholarships used for the Honors College Scholarship Package.


Elizabeth LaVelle Scholarship Fund (Food and Nutrition)

To award scholarship(s) to incoming freshman student(s) enrolled in IUP's Food and Nutrition Department and the HRIM Department for four consecutive years. The scholarship will provide for fees, tuition, room and board only to the extent the income generated from the principal provides sufficient funding for the same.
  • Full-time entering freshman student(s) enrolled at IUP in the Food and Nutrition Department or the HRIM Department.
  • Student(s) who has scored at least 1000 on his/her combined SAT scores.
  • Is a student(s) who is determined to be of high ability.
  • Who is determined to have financial need according to Government standards.
  • To remain eligible for the scholarship, the student recipient(s) must maintain a 3.0 overall GPA by the end of Spring Semester each year and must remain enrolled in the Department of Food and Nutrition or HRIM.
Any changes in the recipient's academic status (such as a drop in the GPA) will be reported immediately to the Planned Giving Director, and a review of the circumstances will be conducted. A decision will be rendered by the Financial Aid Scholarship Committee regarding the recipient's eligibility of this scholarship. The Financial Aid Scholarship Committee of IUP will make the selection of the student(s) every four years and inform the Planned Giving Director in a timely manner.


Elizabeth LaVelle Scholarship Fund (HRIM)

To award scholarship(s) to incoming freshman student(s) enrolled in IUP's Food and Nutrition Department and the HRIM Department for four consecutive years. The scholarship will provide for fees, tuition, room and board only to the extent the income generated from the principal provides sufficient funding for the same.
  • Full-time entering freshman student(s) enrolled at IUP in the Food and Nutrition Department or the HRIM Department.
  • Student(s) who has scored at least 1000 on his/her combined SAT scores.
  • Is a student(s) who is determined to be of high ability.
  • Who is determined to have financial need according to Government standards.
  • To remain eligible for the scholarship, the student recipient(s) must maintain a 3.0 overall GPA by the end of Spring Semester each year and must remain enrolled in the Department of Food and Nutrition or HRIM.
Any changes in the recipient's academic status (such as a drop in the GPA) will be reported immediately to the Planned Giving Director, and a review of the circumstances will be conducted. A decision will be rendered by the Financial Aid Scholarship Committee regarding the recipient's eligibility of this scholarship. The Financial Aid Scholarship Committee of IUP will make the selection of the student(s) every four years and inform the Planned Giving Director in a timely manner.


Ella B. Seanor Leadership in Nursing Award

To recognize and honor a graduating senior in the Department of Nursing at IUP who has demonstrated a commitment to the high standards of professional nursing; and who has demonstrated exemplary leadership and service within the graduating class of nursing students.
  • Must be a graduating senior student who has successfully completed the requirements for a bachelor of science degree in nursing.
  • Must have achieved an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  • Demonstrated exemplary leadership within the graduating class of students.
  • Demonstrated a commitment to the high standards of professional practices in the field of nursing.
Selection of the recipient will be made by the faculty of the Department of Nursing based upon a review of applications and/or nominations provided by faculty and students.


Elsie Tucker Young Scholarship Fund

The Elsie T. Young Scholarship shall provide financial assistance to a talented and deserving full-time incoming freshman who is a graduate of Purchase Line High School who demonstrates good character, citizenship and moral standing. Recipient is to be a registered Republican or show active high school involvement in student government. First preference should be given to female candidates and also to Political Science majors.
  • Is a graduating senior from Purchase Line High School;
  • Full-time incoming freshman with a preference for a declared major in the Department of Political Science;
  • Preference given to those with financial need;
  • Must demonstrate good character, good citizenship and have good moral standing.
  • Must either be a registered Republican or show active high school involvement in student government to include such activities as political debates or Student Council membership all the while representing Republican Party interests.
  • Must have good academic standing according to the standards used by the University.
  • First preference will be given to female candidates who best meet the aforementioned criteria.
  • If there are no eligible candidates from Purchase Line High School, secondary preference will be given to qualified candidates from other high schools within Indiana County.
  • Preference given to those candidates with extracurricular activities such as theater, orchestra, and other activities within Fine Arts.
  • If no full-time incoming freshman meet the criteria, the scholarship is renewable to the recipient from the previous fiscal year as long as that recipient continues to meet the criteria.
Elsie Tucker was born in Green Township, Indiana County - ninth in a family of 10 children. Her mother passed away when she was just four-years-old; and her father provided his family with the love and care of both parents. Graduating from Green Township High School, Elsie's ambition was to become a nurse; however, no hospital would admit a student under the age of 18 years. Mr. Tucker encouraged his daughter to attend Indiana State Teachers College. Elsie had no desire to be a teacher, but she obeyed her father and attended for one year. After that year, Elsie took the Civil Service Examination and was appointed to a position with the United States Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C. Elsie loved the job and her diligent work was rewarded after a year's service when she was appointed as supervisor of the office. After two-and-a-half years, Elsie's father encouraged her to come home to accept a position with a local bank. Reluctantly, she returned home and worked at the bank for 37 years - finding she enjoyed her work and was rewarded with career advancements throughout her career. Elsie married Harry "Bud" Young and they have enjoyed a long, successful life together. Both were, and remain, involved with the Republican party. Elsie served in a number of positions - State Secretary for the Pennsylvania Young Republicans, National Committee Woman for the Pennsylvania State Young Republicans as well as a local committee person for Indiana County. She was the first woman to be elected to the Indiana County State Republican Committee. She has continued to serve in this position for 23 years, re-elected every two years. In 1984, Elsie was elected a State Director for the Pennsylvania Council of Republican Women in Harrisburg. She also served as State Corresponding Secretary and State Recording Secretary. She currently serves as a State Director (Year 2003). After Elsie retired from the bank in 1983, she was appointed to serve the unexpired term as Jury Commissioner for Indiana County. She ran for Jury Commissioner four times after that and was elected all four times, serving for 16 years before retiring in January 2002. Since retirement, Elsie and Harry have remained busy with community work. Elsie served as treasurer for the Salvation Army, Clymer Unit for 30 years. She is a member of the Indiana Regional Medical Center Authority Board, serving as its treasurer and treasurer for the Center's Auxiliary board. She also is a volunteer for the Indiana Medical Center; a member of the Indiana Genealogical and Historical Society Board of Directors; past president and member of the Indiana Garden Club; past president and member of the Quota Club; and an active member and officer at Grace United Methodist Church. Elsie is a Matron for the Eastern Star and a Royal Matron for the Order of the Amaranth. On September 27, 2003, the Purchase Line Red Dragon Foundation elected Elsie into the Alumni Hall of Fame. Elsie and Harry Young have established this scholarship to help young people take advantage of educational opportunities to improve their lives.


Emily A. (Emma) Fabiny Memorial Scholarship (Journalism)

This scholarship account will provide an annual source of funds to enable the departments of Journalism and/or Religious Studies to assist deserving students of a high academic caliber.

The Emily A. (Emma) Fabiny Memorial Scholarship shall be awarded beginning with the fall semester, 2005 and shall be awarded yearly until all funds in the account have been disbursed. The yearly award amount shall be $500. The Department of Journalism shall award the first scholarship for fall semester, 2005, and awards will alternate between the Journalism and Religious Studies until all funds in the account are disbursed. In any given year, if the department whose turn it is to award the scholarship for that year fails to have a student qualified to receive the award, then the other department shall have the option of awarding the scholarship in that year. The award for the following year will go to the department whose rightful turn it then is in the rotation. The award shall be awarded to a full-time undergraduate student whose major is either Journalism or Religious Studies. The student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 at the close of the spring semester before the award is made and must have achieved Junior status by the beginning of the fall semester for which the award is being made. Application for and awarding of the scholarship to a qualified student shall be handled by the Journalism or Religious Studies department during their particular awarding year.


Emily A. (Emma) Fabiny Memorial Scholarship (Religious Studies)

This scholarship account will provide an annual source of funds to enable the departments of Journalism and/or Religious Studies to assist deserving students of a high academic caliber.

The Emily A. (Emma) Fabiny Memorial Scholarship shall be awarded beginning with the fall semester, 2005 and shall be awarded yearly until all funds in the account have been disbursed. The yearly award amount shall be $500. The Department of Journalism shall award the first scholarship for fall semester, 2005, and awards will alternate between the Journalism and Religious Studies until all funds in the account are disbursed. In any given year, if the department whose turn it is to award the scholarship for that year fails to have a student qualified to receive the award, then the other department shall have the option of awarding the scholarship in that year. The award for the following year will go to the department whose rightful turn it then is in the rotation. The award shall be awarded to a full-time undergraduate student whose major is either Journalism or Religious Studies. The student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 at the close of the spring semester before the award is made and must have achieved Junior status by the beginning of the fall semester for which the award is being made. Application for and awarding of the scholarship to a qualified student shall be handled by the Journalism or Religious Studies department during their particular awarding year.


Entrepreneurial Management Department Scholarship

Scholarship for a student in Management with a preference given to a Small Business major.


Esko E. Newhill Scholarship for Excellence

The fund shall provide support to a junior-level student majoring in sociology who has demonstrated excellence in scholarship and interest in community and world affairs. The scholarship award will be given each spring to a junior major in the Sociology Department who has exhibited the following forms of excellence:
  • Achieves an overall Quality Point Average of 3.25 or better, and who has one or more of the following interests:
    • Volunteer participation in the university or local community for at least one semester or other significant contributions to the university or local community.
    • Demonstrates interest in one of the following humanities: art, music, drama, dance, or literature.
    • Demonstrates evidence of interest and/or knowledge of world affairs.
  • Students wishing to be considered for the award must apply to the Undergraduate Education Committee of the Sociology Department. In this application students must write a 1.5 to 2-page narrative detailing their scholarly accomplishments and demonstrated interest (or activity) in the community, the humanities and/or world affairs. The closing date for applications is March 15.
  • Additionally, students must obtain two letters of recommendation, at least one of which should come from a faculty member in the Department of Sociology, no later than March 30.
The Undergraduate Education Committee will rank candidates and invite each of the top three candidates for an interview no later than April 15. Final rankings will be submitted by the Undergraduate Education Committee to the department chair on or before May 1. Selection of the scholarship recipient shall be the responsibility of the faculty of the Department of Sociology, according to the application guidelines.


Ethel Morrow Memorial Scholarship for Education

Glenn Morrow, South Wellfleet, MA, generously contributed $5,000 to establish the Ethel Morrow Memorial Scholarship for Education in memory of his aunt, Ethel Morrow, a 1916 graduate of Indiana Normal School. The Ethel Morrow Memorial Scholarship for Education provides financial assistance to students enrolled in the College of Education.
  • Must be an entering freshman, enrolled as a full-time student in the College of Education at IUP;
  • Must have scored 1000 or better on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or be ranked in the top ten percent of his or her class.
  • Must demonstrate good character, leadership and promise for success.
  • Consideration will be given to students who demonstrate financial need.



Ethyl V.Oxley, Opal T.Rhodes, and Helen C.Merriman Scholarship (Food and Nutrition)

The Ethyl V. Oxley, Opal T. Rhodes and Helen C. Merriman Scholarship provides scholarship support to three full-time undergraduate students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Food and Nutrition and Famly and Consumer Sciences Education.
  • One student must be declared major in the Department of Food and Nutrition.
  • Two students must be declared majors in Family and Consumer Sciences Education.
  • Preference given to students with at least a 3.0 GPA at time of selection.
  • Preference given to students with financial need.
  • The scholarship is a renewable scholarship if the student maintains a 3.0 overall GPA by the end of the Spring Semester each year.
Selection of recipients for the Ethyl V. Oxley, Opal T. Rhodes and Helen C. Merriman Scholarship shall be made by the appropriate IUP scholarship committee.


Ethyl V.Oxley, Opal T.Rhodes, and Helen C.Merriman Scholarship (Human Development)

The Ethyl V. Oxley, Opal T. Rhodes and Helen C. Merriman Scholarship provides scholarship support to two full-time undergraduate students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Human Development, Fashion, and Interior Design.
  • One student must be declared major in the Department of Food and Nutrition.
  • Two students must be declared majors in Family and Consumer Sciences Education.
  • Preference given to students with at least a 3.0 GPA at time of selection.
  • Preference given to students with financial need.
  • The scholarship is a renewable scholarship if the student maintains a 3.0 overall GPA by the end of the Spring Semester each year.
Selection of recipients for the Ethyl V. Oxley, Opal T. Rhodes and Helen C. Merriman Scholarship shall be made by the appropriate IUP scholarship committee.


Eugene Lepley Memorial Physical Education Scholarship

To annually award scholarships to those two junior or senior students, majoring in the Department of Health and Physical Education, who in the estimation of the Selection Committee and faculty, best demonstrate an ideal combination of personal, academic and athletic standard of excellence.
  • Must be or about to become senior students majoring in health and physical education or sports science; and must have completed all school, departmental and other requirements for that status.
  • Must have achieved an overall QPA of 3.0.
  • Must demonstrate social responsibility by involvement in community/volunteer activities.
  • Must complete a brief narrative, describing their future plans and aspirations relative to the general field of health and physical education that demonstrate a high level of skill in communications.
  • Must exhibit, by personal example, a lifestyle suited to the promotion of physical fitness, health and wellness.
The scholarship recipients will be selected by a five member committee comprised of representatives from the Department of Health and Physical Education, an IUP alumnus, and Mrs. Peggy M. Lepley or her designee.


Evelyn Aten Swauger Memorial Scholarship

To provide a scholarship each year for a piano major in the Department of Music at IUP.

Evelyn Aten Swauger held bachelor and master degrees from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and taught for 21 years in the elementary schools of Indiana Area School District. Classical music was her special love; she attended the symphony, opera, ballet, etc. at every opportunity. She played the piano and the violin. Mrs. Swauger, who died in 1994, was the wife of Craig G. Swauger, professor emeritus of journalism at IUP, and the mother of two children, John of Indiana, and Mary Sara Oldham of Longview, Texas.

The recipient is to be chosen by the faculty within the Department of Music, which may set the appropriate standards for the scholarship.


Everett and Lavina Peterman Business Education or MIS Scholarship

To provide renewable academic business scholarships to worthy students majoring in Business Education or Management Information Systems.
  • An incoming freshman to IUP who has graduated from an Indiana County High School.
  • Who has chosen Business Education or Management Information Systems as his/her major.
  • Who remains enrolled on a full-time basis.
  • The recipient will be a student who has scored at least 1000 on his/her SAT and must maintain a 3.0 GPA overall at the end of each academic year to remain eligible for the award.
  • Consideration will be made to a student whose GPA falls below a 3.0 due to extreme circumstances. At that time, Frances Hollis or her duly authorized representative and the Director of Financial Aid will review the student's records and circumstances, and make a decision based upon their judgement.
  • The entire yearly scholarship will be divided in two with one-half of the entire yearly scholarship awarded at the beginning of the fall semester and the remaining one-half awarded at the beginning of the spring semester.
Mrs. Peterman was born 5 May 1900 in Mount Pleasant, PA. Her mother was Mary Martha Hann, and her father was Alpha John Smith. Her father was a painter, and later was a mine foreman. Her mother took boarders in their home. Mrs. Peterman was married in 1921 to Edward Earl Peterman. Before her marriage, Mrs. Peterman considered careers in music, nursing, and business.


Family and Consumer Science Education Alumni Scholarship

The Family & Consumer Sciences Education Alumni Scholarship shall provide financial assistance to a deserving student enrolled at IUP who is enrolled as a Family & Consumer Science major in the Department of Human Development and Environmental Studies.
  • Must be enrolled as a declared major Family & Consumer Sciences with the Department of Human Development and Environmental Studies.
  • Must be a full-time student who has completed at least 56 credits and will be entering his/her junior year of undergraduate study.
  • Has successfully earned a minimum 3.0 grade point average.
  • Demonstrates participation in pre-professional career opportunities and is active in community service activities.
  • Preference may be given to financial need in determining award selection.
  • If there are no eligible students majoring in Family & Consumer Sciences Education in a given year, the scholarship may be made available to students within the other majors of the Department of Human Development & Environmental Studies who meet the remaining criteria.
This scholarship has been established by alumni from the Family & Consumer Sciences Education major (formerly Home Economics Education) within the Department of Human Development & Environmental Studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Despite the evolution and changes that have been made throughout the years to the field of study, the alumni wish that this scholarship support those students preparing to become teachers and who are committed to the curriculum that teach young people how to establish productive and happy home and community lives for children and families.

Selection of the scholarship recipients shall be made by the Scholarship Committee of the Department of Human Development & Environmental Studies.


Finance and Legal Studies Enhancement Fund

To enhance the academic and programmatic needs of the Finance and Legal Studies Department.


Finance Department Scholarship

This fund is to provide scholarships to students focusing their studies in the degrees/programs offered through the Department of Finance.


First Commonwealth Bank Distinguished Achievers Scholarship

The First Commonwealth Bank Distinguished Achievers Scholarship provides scholarship support to full-time undergraduate students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who best meet the established criteria.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student;
  • Must be considered a Distinguished Achiever as defined by the Distinguished Achiever Scholar program criteria of: rank in the top tenth of their high school class at the end of the junior year, and/or have scored at least 1,100 on their SAT or Act equivalent.
"Putting our customers and neighbors first. It might sound like an unconventional idea these days, but at First Commonwealth Bank, making time to put the people and the communities we serve above all else is the way we’ve been doing business as a community bank since 1982. Day in and day out, we work hard to activate our mission of helping our neighbors and the businesses within our communities realize their financial goals as a trusted partner and friend." First Commonwealth Bank has been a long time supporter of IUP and its students.

This is one of several scholarships used for the Honors College Scholarship Package.


Florence E. Haug Marching Band Scholarship

The Florence E. Haug Marching Band Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to students enrolled full-time at IUP who are music majors and active members of the IUP Marching Band.
  • Must be enrolled in the College of Fine Arts with a declared and recognized major in music as a full-time student at IUP (12 educational credits) and contingent upon membership in the IUP Marching Band.
  • With the exception of an entering freshman recipient, the student must maintain the minimum grade point average to be in good academic standing with the Music Department at IUP.
  • Must demonstrate self-reliance, maturity and flexibility to deal with the challenges and opportunities associated with academics.
  • Former recipients would be eligible to compete and receive the scholarship award. The award would be given on a one-year basis to provide the scholarship committee the flexibility to offer the award to other students within the major or an incoming freshman who meets the criteria.
  • Each year the department and the scholarship recipient will acknowledge receipt of this award to Ms. Haug or, after her demise, a member of her family.
Florence E. Haug served as secretary/administrative assistant to six presidents at IUP in a period that spanned twenty-five years from 1965 to 1989. During those years she experienced many major changes at IUP. The most significant of these was the attainment of university status. After the Sutton Hall Apartment was renovated for use by future presidents' families she loved getting to know their children and watch them grow up over the years. Ms. Haug enjoys working with her church, expecially introducing new members to what is available to them in the life of the church. She spends her time in retirement keeping in touch with family and friends, keyboarding for friends, and hosting IUP students for meals in her home. She is frequently on campus - swimming, exercising at the fitness center, and attending campus events. Most enjoyable of all is her attendance at IUP music and theater productions. As a fan of the IUP Marching Band she began attending the football games just to enjoy the half-time and post-game performances, and soon developed an interest in the football team. Because of her enjoyment of these programs, Ms. Haug has decided to donate to the Foundation for IUP a gift of stock valued at approximately $20,000. Her generous gift will establish a scholarship opportunity for a music major at IUP who participates in the Marching Band.

Selection of recipients for the Florence E. Haug Marching Band Scholarship shall be made by the music department's scholarship committee.


Florence Wallace Distinguished Achiever Scholarship

The Florence Wallace Distinguished Achievers Scholarship provides scholarship support to full-time students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
  • Must be considered a Distinguished Achiever as defined by the Distinguished Achiever Scholar program criteria of: rank in the top tenth of their high school class at the end of the junior year, and/or have scored at least 1100 on their SAT or Act equivalent.
Florence Wallace was a member of the Social Studies (later History) Department faculty at what became Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She traveled all over the world, sharing her firsthand experiences with students in her classroom and those she advised in the International Relations Club. Wallace was active in the Collegiate Council for the United Nations, and in 1954 was able to attract the national organization to the ISTC campus for a meeting. The featured speaker, according to the Indiana Evening Gazette, was former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Wallace was also a charter member and first president of the Indiana Chapter of the American Association of University Women.

This is one of several scholarships used for the Honors College Scholarship Package.


Folkmen Scholarship

The Folkmen Scholarship provides scholarship support to currently enrolled, full-time students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania to assist in retention.
  • Must be a sophomore or junior (according to University classification standards) at time of selection;
  • Must have at least a 3.0 CGPA at the time of selection;
  • Preference given to students who are currently participating or have participated in a student ensemble;
  • Preference given to students who have voice and/or stringed instrument education;
  • Preference given to students who demonstrate financial need.
  • The scholarship will be for fall and spring semester tuition/fees only.
  • The scholarship can be awarded to multiple students during an academic year and the maximum amount of scholarship per student per academic year will be no more than $1,000.
  • The scholarship is renewable if the student maintains a minimum CGPA of 3.0.
Selection of recipients for the Folkmen Scholarship shall be made by the faculty members of the Music Department. The committee will forward annually to the Foundation for IUP the assessment criteria used to evaluate the recipient(s).


Foundation for IUP Community Volunteer Service Award

The Foundation for IUP Community Service Volunteer Scholarship shall provide financial support to students who demonstrate outstanding volunteer service that reflects positively on the University and makes a difference in the lives of community residents.
  • Must have earned a minimum of 24 credit hours and be enrolled as a fulltime student at IUP.
  • Must be in good academic standing in accordance with the University's governing policies.
  • Must be engaged in volunteer community service to benefit the local community. Students must be engaged in volunteer work that exceeds the volunteer service required as a class project, scholarship fulfillment requirement or other obligatory circumstance in order to be eligible for this scholarship award.
  • Must complete an application form by the established deadline.
  • The number and value of the award(s) will be determined annually upon review of the applications received and the funds available from the endowed fund with the understanding that a maximum of three (3) awards will be given in a single year.
On October 16, 1967, the Foundation for IUP was incorporated under the provisions of the Pennsylvania Nonprofit Corporation Law. Four days later, on October 20, its directors and officers met for the first time to begin mapping strategy for acquiring private financial support to enhance Indiana University of Pennsylvania and its various programs and projects. The Foundation's impact in helping the University become the fifth largest and only Doctoral One state-owned university in Pennsylvania has been tremendous. Since its establishment, the Foundation has made available more than $30 million in private resources to IUP and has accumulated net assets of more than $20 million. Private dollars from generous individuals and corporate friends have provided the margin of excellence, establishing IUP as a university of the highest quality, outstanding distinction, and national significance. In June 1998, community friends and University personnel joined together for a special dinner to acknowledge the 30th anniversary of the Foundation for IUP. Among the activities of the celebration was the establishment of the Foundation for IUP Community Volunteer Service Award. This award, created with gifts from many individuals, acknowledges the volunteer commitment of the Foundation's Board of Directors throughout the years; and it seeks to honor the voluntary spirit demonstrated by students who through their good works give time and talents toward the betterment of the local community and society.


Foundation Upper Classmen Scholarship

The Foundation Upper Classmen Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to full-time undergraduate students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who best meet the established criteria.
  • Preference given to Sophomore, Junior or Senior (as defined by current University guidelines) at the time of use;
  • Preference given to students with at least a 3.0 GPA at time of selection;
  • Preference given to students enrolled in the Honors College.
This scholarship was established by the Foundation for IUP as a way to financially assist upper classmen, allowing them to remain at IUP.

This is one of several scholarships used for the Honors College Scholarship Package.


Frances M. Gasdek Eaglehouse and Kathleen T. Gasdek Webb Scholarship

The Frances M. Gasdek Eaglehouse and Kathleen T. Gasdek Webb Scholarship for Nursing shall provide scholarship support to full-time students enrolled in the Department of Nursing and Allied Health at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
  • Must be enrolled in the Department of Nursing and Allied Health;
  • Must have earned at least 56 credit hours at the time of selection;
  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA at the time of selection.
Barry D. Gasdek is a 1964 graduate of IUP, receiving a B.S. in Education. He has set up this scholarship to honor his two sisters - Frances M. Gasdek Eaglehouse and Kathleen T. Gasdek Webb. Frances M. Gasdek Eaglehouse, Barry Gasdek's sister, was a 1956 graduate of Derry Area Senior High School, a graduate of Latrobe Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1959 and a graduate of the Baroness Erlanger Hospital School of Anesthesia in Chattanooga, TN. She was Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, a title that came into existence in 1956. CRNAs are the sole providers of anesthesia care in nearly 100% of rural hospitals. It requires: a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing or other appropriate baccalaureate degree; current license as a registered nurse; at least one year of experience as a registered nurse in an acute health care setting; graduation with a minimum of a master's degree from an accredited nurse anesthesia educational program. She was employed at Westmoreland Hospital as an anesthetist. She passed away January 26, 1994. Kathleen T. Gasdek Webb, also a sister of Barry Gasdek, graduated from Derry Area High School, Derry, PA. She pursued a career in the medical field at Cleveland State Community College, Cleveland TN. She was employed at a cardiologist's office and an optical lab. She is now retired from Westmoreland Regional Hospital where she worked as a patient care technician in the intensive care unit for 26 years. She now enjoys hiking, horses, karaoke, cooking and traveling. Barry Gasdek grew up near Latrobe PA and was an Eagle Scout, Little League All Star, and lettered in football, wrestling, and track all four college years. He was an All-State guard in football and Athlete of the Year his senior year at IUP. After graduation, Gasdek entered the military service through the ROTC program as a 2nd Lieutenant. He was a Distinguished Military Graduate (DMG) and went through basic and airborne traning at Fort Benning, GA. He was then shipped out to Germany, Third Brigade, 4th Armored Division in Bamberg, FRG and was an Infantry Rifle Platoon Leader, 4.2 in. Mortar/Davy Crocket Platoon Leader, Company XO, and an Infantry Company Commander in the 1st Bn. 54th Infantry (Mech). After Germany, Gasdek received orders to report to Vietnam, 1st Infantry Division. In preparation, he went back to Fort Benning for training, where he injured his knee. Finally, after 7 months of total knee reconstruction, he was in Vietnam, as an "Infantryman", with the 11th Light Infantry Brigade (LIB), 23rd (Americal) Division. He spent two tours in Vietnam as an Infantry Company Commander, D Company, and S-4, 4th Battalion 21st Infantry (Gimlets) and S-3 Air and Base Defense Commander, LZ Bronco, Third Brigade, in "I" Corps. He was twice wounded in Combat, and awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (DSC), nations second highest award for bravery in Vietnam, by General Creighton Abrams, for actions while commander of "D" Company. He flew last light visual reconnaissance (VR) missions every day for six months in a light observation helicopter (LOH) and was shot down twice in UH1H (Huey) helicopters and crashed once. Gasdek returned back to Fort Benning after Vietnam and went back to Ranger School and Pathfinder School and was a distinguished honor graduate. He was an Instructor, Leadership Department, at the Infantry School. After Fort Benning, Gasdek was assigned to the 8th Army, Seoul, Korea, as an Assistant Inspector General (IG) for Assistance and Investigations. He returned to Fort Carson, CO as Director of Human Resources and Director of Training for the 4th Infantry Division and stationed with then Brigadier General Colin Powell and LTC Wesley Clark. Once again, went back to Korea as Deputy Garrison Commander and Director of Industrial Operations (DIO) and then to Hawaii as Deputy Chief of Protocol, USCINCPAC, where he got to meet Ambassadors for both the United States and the Pacific Rim, Heads of State, Kings and Queens, Prime Ministers, US Secretaries of State and Defense, and even played basketball with Dan Quayle! He finally was assigned as Professor of Military Science (PMS), Army ROTC, at the University of Wyoming. Presently, Barry D. Gasdek is a Wyoming's Army Reserve Ambassador (ARA), State Veteran's Service Officer, State Commander, Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) and State President, Association of United States Army (AUSA). He was the National Commander of the Legion of Valor (LOV), an organization of MOH, DSC, NC and AFC recipients, in 2009. In the Fall of 2012, Gasdek was inducted into the IUP Sports Hall of Fame, followed by being the Inaugural Inductee for Excellence in the ROTC Hall of Fame in April 2013.

Selection of recipients for the Frances M. Gasdek Eaglehouse and Kathleen T. Gasdek Webb Scholarship for Nursing shall be made by the Department of Nursing and Allied Health scholarship committee.


Frank C. and Eleanor M. Gasdek Scholarship for Football

The Frank C. and Eleanor M. Gasdek Scholarship for Football shall provide scholarship support to full-time students enrolled at IUP who are members of the IUP Football team and best meet the established criteria.
  • Must be a member of the IUP football team and exhibit characteristics of putting the team before himself, which includes making sacrifices for the good of the team;
  • Is in good academic standing;
  • Demonstrates self-reliance, maturity, and flexibility to deal with challenges and opportunities associated with the University's academic programs;
  • Preference given to those with financial need.
Barry D. Gasdek is a 1964 graduate of IUP, receiving a B.S. in Education. Gasdek grew up near Latrobe, PA and was an Eagle Scout, Little League All Star, and lettered in football, wrestling, and track all four college years. He was an All-Star guard in football and Athlete of the Year his senior year at IUP. After graduation, Gasdek entered the military service through the ROTC program as a 2nd Lieutenant. He was a Distinguished Military Graduate (DMG) and went through basic and airborne training at Fort Benning, GA. He was then shipped out to Germany, Third Brigade, 4th Armored Division in Bamberg, FRG and was an Infantry Rifle Platoon Leader, 4.2 in. Motor/Dav Crocket Platoon Leader, Company XO, and an Infantry Company Commander in the 1st Bn. 54th Infantry (Mech). After Germany, Gasdek received orders to report to Vietnam, 1st Infantry Division. In preparation, he went back to Fort Benning for training, where he injured his knee. Finally, after 7 months of total knee reconstruction, he was in Vietnam, as in "Infantryman", with the 11th Light Infantry Brigade (LIB), 23rd (Americal) Division. He spent two tours in Vietnam as an Infantry Company Commander, D Company, and S-4, 4th Battalion 21st Infantry (Gimlets) and S-3 Air and Base Defense Commander, LZ Bronco, Third Brigade, in "I" Corps. He was twice wounded in combat, and awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (DSC), the nations second highest award for bravery in Vietnam, by General Creighton Abrams, for actions while Commander of "D" Company. He flew last light visual reconnaissance (VR) missions every day for six months in light observation helicopter (LOH) and was shot down twice in UH1H (Huey) helicopters and crashed once. Gasdek returned back to Fort Benning after Vietnam and went back to Ranger School and Pathfinder School and was a distinguished honor graduate. He was an Instructor, Leadership Department, at the Infantry School. After Fort Benning, Gasdek was assigned to the 8th Army, Seoul, Korea, as an Assistant Inspector General (IG) for Assistance and Investigations. He returned to Fort Carson, CO as Director of Human Resources and Director of Training for the 4th Infantry Division and stationed with then Brigadier General Colin Powell and LTC Wesley Clark. Once again, went back to Korea as Deputy Garrison Commander and Director of Industrial Operations (DIO) and then to Hawaii as Deputy Chief of Protocol, USCINCPAC, where he got to meet Ambassadors for both the US Secretaries of State and Defence, and even played basketball with Dan Quayle! He finally was assigned as Professor of Military Sciences (PMS), Army ROTC, at the University of Wyoming. Presently, Barry D. Gasdek is a Wyoming's Army Reserve Ambassador (ARA), State Veteran's Service Officer, State Commander, Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) and State President, Assocation of United States Army (AUSA). He was the National Commander of the Legion of Valor (LOV), an organization of MOH, DSC, NC, and AFC recipients, in 2009.

Selection of recipients for the Frank C. and Eleanor M. Gasdek Scholarship for Football shall be made by the head football coach and the director of athletics.


Frank Cignetti Football Endowment

The Frank Cignetti Football Endowment shall provide scholarship support to students enrolled at IUP who are participating members of the IUP football team and meet the established criteria. Eligible candidates must meet the following criteria:
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
  • Must be a participating member of the IUP football team;
  • Must be in good academic standing with the University;
  • Must demonstrate self-reliance, maturity and flexibility to deal with the challenges and opportunities associated with the University's academic programs.
The Frank Cignetti Football Endowment was established in the spring of 2007 by Don Gill and Bob Cleminson, close friends and classmates of Coach Cignetti, to honor him for his outstanding coaching career and the tremendous impact he has had on his players, the football program at IUP, and the entire university. Frank Cignetti retired as head coach at IUP in November 2005, but not before establishing himself as one of the most successful coaches in Division II history. Cignetti posted a record of 182-50-1 in 20 seasons at IUP and 199-77-1 overall, including five seasons at West Virginia, for a winning percentage of .722. His 199 wins made him the third winningest active coach in Division II at the time of his retirement. Under his direction IUP won 14 PSAC West titles and qualified for the playoffs 13 times. The team reached the national semifinals six times and played for the national championship in 1990 and 1993. Seventeen of his 20 IUP teams won eight or more games, and he had nine seasons of at least 10 victories. The 1991 and 1993 teams had undefeated regular seasons, with the 1991 squad finishing the regular season ranked No. 1 in the nation. IUP garnered 10 Lambert/Meadowlands Cups, symbolic of the top team in the East. IUP players earned 27 mentions on the Associated Press All-America team and 11 were chosen to the American Football Coaches Association unit. During Cignetti's tenure, three IUP players were selected in the NFL Draft, including offensive lineman Chris Villarrial (1996) and Leander Jordan (2000) and wide receiver LeRon McCoy (2005). Cignetti returned to his alma mater, where he was an All-American end, as the school's athletic director in 1982 before adding the head coaching duties in 1986. As athletic director he oversaw several successful fundraising campaigns that helped IUP reach the pinnacle of Division II athletics.

Selection of recipients for the Frank Cignetti Football Endowment shall be made by the Head Coach of the IUP Football Team and the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.


Frank E. Moore Family Scholarship

The Frank E. Moore Family Scholarship will be awarded to non-traditional, incoming freshman students at IIUP who are residents of Indiana County.
  • Be a non-traditional, incoming freshman student enrolled part-time or full-time in any course of study at IUP.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have children.
  • Who has graduated from an Indiana County high school or who has been a resident of Indiana County for at least one year.
  • Who does not meet or is not eligible for other private scholarship support.
  • Who has submitted the appropriate application materials.
  • Continuation of the scholarship award will be determined by an annual review of the recipient's performance and maintenance of the following criteria: a. maintenance of a 2.25 overall grade point average. b. continued residency in Indiana County c. continued evidence of financial need according to University standards.
The Frank E. Moore family, from Indiana, Pennsylvania, have made contributions to establish a scholarship fund to benefit non-traditional students who are residents of Indiana County and are enrolling at IUP.


Frank Scerbo Memorial-Scerbo Pharmacy Athletic Scholarship

The Frank Scerbo Memorial-Scerbo's Pharmacy Athletic Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to talented and deserving student athletes at IUP who best meet the established criteria.
  • Initial preference will be given to a participating member of the IUP Football Team who graduated from Penns Manor, Purchase Line, or Marion Center high schools in Indiana County, PA.
  • Secondary preference will be given to the place kicker on the IUP Football Team if there are no eligible graduates from the aforementioned high schools.
  • In the event the initial and secondary criteria cannot be fulfilled, then the award may be given to any enrolled eligible student-athlete who is a participating member in any recognized varsity sport at IUP who has graduated from Penns Manor, Purchase Line or Marion Center high schools.
  • Recipients must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average and be in good academic standing according to the standards set by the University.
The Frank Scerbo Memorial - Scerbo's Pharmacy Athletic Scholarship honors the long-standing relationship between the Scerbo family and Indiana County athletics. A resident of Clymer, Pennsylvania, the late Frank Scerbo was an avid sports fan and athletic booster as well as a respected and generous benefactor of his community. He passed away in 1986. He and his wife, Mary Jane, raised three children - Lou, Mary Beth (Scerbo) Marcoline, and Luci (Scerbo) Holuta - who have followed their parents' examples of community goodwill. Lou, a 1983 graduate of IUP, was a kicker on the IUP football team for three seasons from 1979 to 1981. A licensed pharmacist, Lou currently works as a consultant for The Reschini Group in Indiana, Pennsylvania. Mary Beth, also a pharmacist, operates Scerbo's Pharmacy along with her mother, Mary Jane, and sister, Luci, a 1989 graduate of IUP with a degree in accounting. The scholarship was established by the Scerbo family in the Fall of 2003.

Selection of the award recipient(s) shall be made by the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics in consultation with the coaching staff of the IUP Football Team as appropriate.


Fred Garbinski Family Scholarship

The Fred Garbinski Family Scholarship provides scholarship support to full-time students enrolled in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology who are participating members of any varsity athletic team at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
  • Must be a participating member of any IUP varsity athletic team;
  • Must be a full-time student with a declared major in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology;
  • Preference given to students with a 3.25 GPA or higher at time of selection.
Fred Garbinski '65 earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology. He played for the IUP football team for four seasons as a tight end and a defensive end. Fred established the Fred Garbinski Family Scholarship because he strongly believes in the responsibility of people to give back to those who helped shape their lives. He values his time at IUP and would like to "pay it forward" to future scholars. The scholarship's intent is to provide an opportunity for student-athletes in the Eberly College of Business to succeed by helping to alleviate the financial burdens associated with attaining a college education.

Selection of the recipients for the Fred Garbinski Family Scholarship shall be made by the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics with consultation from the Dean of the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology.


Fred Garbinski Family Scholarship (Current Use)

The Fred Garbinski Family Scholarship provides scholarship support to full-time students enrolled in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology who are participating members of any varsity athletic team at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
  • Must be a participating member of any IUP varsity athletic team;
  • Must be a full-time student with a declared major in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology;
  • Preference given to students with a 3.25 GPA or higher at time of selection.
Fred Garbinski '65 earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology. He played for the IUP football team for four seasons as a tight end and a defensive end. Fred established the Fred Garbinski Family Scholarship because he strongly believes in the responsibility of people to give back to those who helped shape their lives. He values his time at IUP and would like to "pay it forward" to future scholars. The scholarship's intent is to provide an opportunity for student-athletes in the Eberly College of Business to succeed by helping to alleviate the financial burdens associated with attaining a college education.

Selection of the recipients for the Fred Garbinski Family Scholarship shall be made by the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics with consultation from the Dean of the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology.


Fred Kunkle Distinguished Achiever Business Scholarship

The Fred Kunkle Distinguished Achievers Business Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to full-time undergraduate students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania with preference given to business majors.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student;
  • Must be considered a Distinguished Achiever as defined by the Distinguished Achiever Scholar program criteria of: rank in the top tenth of their high school class at the end of the junior year, and/or have scored at least 1,100 on their SAT or Act equivalent;
  • Preference given to students who are declared business majors.
Fred Kunkle was a member of the Board of Directors with the Foundation for IUP.

This is one of several scholarships used for the Honors College Scholarship Package.


Fredalene Barletta Bowers Scholarship

The Fredalene Barletta Bowers Scholarship provides scholarship support to students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who are pursuing a major in Child Development and Family Relations.
  • Must be enrolled part-time or full-time pursuing a major in Child Development and Family Relations;
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.70;
  • Preference for students who have children;
  • Preference for students with financial need.
Dr. Fredalene Bowers has been a member of the Child Development and Family Relations faculty at IUP since 1998 and served as the Chairperson for the Human Development, Fashion and Interior Design from 2010 until her retirement in 2016. She has been recognized for her teaching, advising, and mentoring with several IUP awards: 2016 College of Health and Human Services Service Award; 2013 IUP Distinguished University Faculty Award for Teaching; 2013 President's Grantsmanship Award; 2008-09 Academic Advising Award, Center for Teaching Excellence; 2003-04 Outstanding Teacher Award for Teaching Excellence, College of Health and Human Services; and the 2003-04 Content Pedagogy Award, Center for Teaching Excellence. In addition, she has been recognized by the IUP African American Cultural Center for student support and selected as a mentor for several IUP Mortar Board students. She is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society.

Selection of the recipients of the Fredalene Barletta Bowers Scholarship shall be made by the Department of Human Development, Fashion, and Interior Design Scholarship Committee.


Fredericks Family Scholarship Fund

The Fredericks Family Scholarship Fund shall provide financial assistance to students enrolled in the IUP Eberly College of Business in a course of study that will enable them to pursue a career in the field of international business and/or finance.
  • Must be enrolled in the Eberly College of Business and have completed their freshman year, successfully completeing at least 24 credits, and will have maintained a cumulative 3.0 grade point average.
  • Preference will be given to students with demonstrated academic promise, however, the scholarship does not necessarily need to be awarded to the candidate with the highest GPA. Rather, the Dean of the Eberly College of Business may utilize his/her judgement in making the final decision, so long as the specified criteria are satisfied.
  • Financial need can not be used as a judgement factor in awarding either scholarship.
  • Preference will be given to students who have served in the US military or who come from a military family background. If no qualified candidate can be found using this preference item, the scholarship may be extended to other students who meet the remaining stated criteria guidelines.
  • The scholarship will be awarded on a non-renewal basis (but may be awarded to a given student in successive years) to qualified students.



Fredericks Michael and Company Scholarship

The Fredericks Michael and Company Scholarship shall provide financial assistance to students enrolled in the Eberly College of Business at IUP in a course of study that will enable them to pursue a career in the field of international business and/or finance.
  • Must be enrolled in the Eberly College of Business.
  • If an undergraduate student they must have completed their junior year; if a graduate student they must have completed their first semester.
  • Must maintain a cumulative 3.0 grade point average.
  • Preference will be given to students with demonstrated academic promise, however, the scholarship does not necessarily need to be awarded to the candidate with the highest GPA. Rather, the Dean of the ECOB may utilize his/her judgement in making the final decision, so long as the criteria otherwise specified are satisfied.
  • Financial need can not be used as a judgement factor in awarding either scholarship.
  • Preference will be given to students who have served in the US military or who come from a military family background. If no qualified candidate can be found using this preference item, the scholarship may be extended to other students who meet the remaining state criteria guidelines.
  • The scholarship is awarded on a non-renewable basis (but may be awarded to a given student in successive years).



G. William Musser and Julia Musser Pre-Law Scholarship

To sponsor scholarships to worthy and deserving students majoring in pre-law.
  • Must be incoming freshman student(s) who have selected pre-law as a major.
  • The scholarship is renewable up to a total of four years provided the student maintains a 3.0 QPA at the end of each academic year. If the student's GPA falls below 3.0, the Scholarship Committee will conduct a review of the student's academic and personal circumstances and render a decision concerning his/her remaining eligibility.
G. William Musser was an attorney in Indiana, PA. Julia Musser was a member of IUP President's Council and the Indiana Arts Council. She taught French at Frankfort High School. They lived in Indiana for the bulk of their lives with the exception of time spent in Vero Beach, Fla. while Mr. Musser served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.


Gary and M. Kaye Bird Euphonium Scholarship

The Gary & Kaye Bird Euphonium Scholarship shall provide an annual scholarship award to a full-time student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania majoring in Music Education (Euphonium emphasis) who best meets the established criteria.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student with a declared major in Music Education (Euphonium emphasis).
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
  • Has successfully earned credits to be classified as a sophomore, junior or senior level student.
  • The award shall be made available for use in the Spring semester of each year.
Dr. Gary Bird, retired Professor of Music at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (1968), a Master of Music in Tuba Performance from the University of North Texas (1971) and a Doctor of Music from Indiana University, Bloomington (1992). He has studied with Professors Conrad DeJong and Charles Dalkert of UWRF, Dr. David Kuehn fo the University of North Texas, Arnold Jacobs of the Chicago Symphony, Ronald Bishop of the Cleveland Orchestra, and most recently with the eminent Harvey Phillips of Indiana University. During his tenure at IUP, Dr. Bird taught Tuba and Euphonium, Brass Ensemble and Introduction to Music. He performed with the IUP Faculty Brass Quintet (HoodleBug Brass). He was conductor for musical theater productions at IUP, including West Side Story, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Fantasticks, My Fair Lady, Hair, Guys & Dolls, Little Shop of Horrors and Candide. Dr. Bird has been principal tubist fo the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, the North Texas State University Graduate Wind Ensemble, Indiana University (Bloomington) Festival Orchestra, and most recently, principal tubist of the Johnstown and Westmoreland Symphony Orchestras. Dr. Bird performed numerous solo recitals and has been the soloist with numerous groups including the IUP Wind Ensemble, the Johnstown Symphony, Volga Band of Saratov, Russia, Central Army Band of Hungary, and the Univesity of Wisconsin-River Falls Wind Ensemble. Dr. Bird also performed with Harvey Phillips in Carnegie Hall in New York City. Dr. Bird is a founding member of the Colonial Tuba Quartet, a group dedicated to commissioning and performing new works for tuba/euphonium quartet. The group has completed its first compact disk entitled Spectraphonics. Dr. Bird has recorded 15 cds as the Principal Tubist of the Keystone Wind Ensemble. In August 1994, Dr. Bird published his book, Program Notes for the Solo Tuba, with Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN. He was named "Teacher of the Year" in 1987 by the Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association. Upon his retirement, Dr. Bird and his wife, Kaye, moved to Spring Valley, Wisconsin, where they purchased a cedar house on a 20-acre plot of land. Dr. Bird is presently an adjunct faculty member at St. Cloud State University, a member of the Borderline Brass Quintet, the Sheldon Theater Brass Band, the Lake Wobegon Brass Band, and conducted Little Shop of Horrors at the Mabel Tainter Theater in Menomonie, Wisconsin. During the summer of 2008, he traveled as a soloist to the Czech Republic with the St. Croix Valley Community Band, under the direction of Dr. Kristin Tjornehoj. M. Kaye Bird, retired English/Journalism teacher of Indiana Area School District, received her Bachelor of Education Degree (English/History) from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls in 1969 and her Master of Arts in the Teaching of English from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1992. During her tenure at Indiana Junior High School, Mrs. Bird taught English and journalism classes. Under her advisorship, the school's newpaper, the Crimson Arrow, consistently won top awards from the Pennsylvania School Press Association. The paper also won three All-State Awards - the highest award given to school newpapers from across the country. In 2007, Mrs. Bird was nominated for and received the Pennsylvania Journalism Teacher of the Year Award. The award was presented during the Journalism Education Association National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mrs. Bird also was found of the school's literary magazine, Talking Leaves, and continued to serve as the advisor for this publication for 11 years. Following her retirement in 2007, Mrs. Bird has been working for small town newpapers as a reporter/editor/proofreader. Her column, "A Bird's Eye View" is featured in two local newspapers. She also is publicity manager for the Lake Wobegon Brass Band in Anoka, Minnesota.

Selection of the Gary & Kaye Bird Euphonium Scholarship recipient(s) shall be made by the Professor of Tuba/Euphonium in consultation and cooperation with the Scholarship Committee of the Department of Music.


Gary J. Olmstead Percussion Scholarship

The Gary J. Olmstead Percussion Scholarship shall be used to provide financial aid assistance to deserving and talented students enrolled in the Department of Music who are studying percussion. The scholarship will initially be offered to qualified entering freshman students identified through the Department of Music audition process.

Dr. Gary J. Olmstead began teaching at IUP in September 1966 as the first percussion specialist in the Department of Music. Since then he has developed the IUP percussion program into one with a national reputation. Dr. Olmstead's educational background includes degrees from the University of Michigan, Ohio University, and the Cleveland Institute of Music. Active in a number of professional organizations, Dr. Olmstead spent five years as President of the international organization, The Percussive Arts Society. Honors for Dr. Olmstead include the "1985 Teacher of the Year" award presented by the Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association, the "1987 Achievement in Music Award" presented by Ohio University, and the "1994 Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching" from IUP. The IUP Percussion Ensemble has been active on the campus and performed at public schools, state, regional, and national conventions and conferences in Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, Maryland, West Viriginia and Virginia. The Ensemble has performed for the Music Educator's National Conference, Pennsylvania Music Educators Association, Music Teachers National Association, Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association, College Band Directors National Association, American School Band Directors Association, and Percussive Arts Society. IUP percussion students have been frequent winners in a variety of performing competitions, including the IUP Concerto Competitions, the Gorell Student Competitions, the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition, the Butler Symphony Orchestra Competition, and the Music Teachers National Association Collegiate Artist Competition. This scholarship fund was created through the combined effort of Dr. Olmstead and the IUP Percussion Alumni.

The initial identification of the student(s) will come from the Director of Percussion Studies who will then work with the Department of Music Scholarship Committee for final selection. It will be the long-term goal of this scholarship to offer an award to a student at each class level at such time as the fund principal will allow.


Gene Schmidt/Norma Altemus Scholarship for Men's Basketball

The Gene Schmidt/Norma Altemus Scholarship for Men's Basketball provides scholarship support to full-time students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who are participating members of the IUP Men's Basketball Team.
  • Must be a full-time student and a participating member of the IUP Men's Basketball Team;
  • Preference for a team member who makes his contribution through defense, rebounding, or playmaking (with the understanding that this criterion is subjective to the awarding committee and cannot be verified by the Foundation for IUP);
  • Preference for residents of Western Pennsylvania, defined as the western border to Altoona, PA. If there are no eligible candidates from Western Pennsylvania, preference to all Pennsylvania residents.
Eugene (Geno) Schmidt attended what is now known as Indiana University of Pennsylvania from September 1959 until his graduation in May, 1964. While there he was skilled enough to participate on the men's basketball team (initially as a starter on the freshman team and then elevated to the varsity for the next 7 semesters). Upon completing his playing eligibility, then coach Herm Sledzik allowed him to work with assistant coach Dr. William Betts with the freshman during the 1963-1964 school year. Gene was raised by his great aunt, Norma Altemus, in Johnstown, PA. It was because of Norma's sacrifices that Gene was able to afford to attend Indiana. His attendance and graduation fulfilled her dream of his getting a college education. It also allowed him to continue to pursue his love of playing basketball. Norma believed in education as a way to better one's self and in giving so that others could reach their goals. It is in this spirit and in Gene's love of basketball that their scholarship is established. Gene went on to a successful career first as a junior high school guidance counselor and then as a UniServ Representative and eventually a Regional Field Director for the PSEA (Pennsylvania State Education Assocation, the largest teacher advocate group in Pennsylvania).

Selection of the recipients for the Gene Schmidt/Norma Altemus Scholarship for Men's Basketball shall be made by the Head Coach of the IUP Men's Basketball Team and the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.


George A. Chressanthis Department of Economics Scholarship

To provide scholarship support to students with a declared major in the Department of Economics.


George Chressanthis Scholarship for Piano Performance

To provide scholarship support to outstanding and talented students enrolled in the Department of Music.
  • Award candidate must declare and maintain piano as his/her principal applied area of study, no matter whether the degree sought is a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Arts in Music or a Bachelor of Science in Music Education.
  • The overriding criteria for the award are first, exceptional talent, followed by outstanding academic performance.
  • Financial need is a tertiary consideration for this scholarship program.
  • Award candidate must undergo the departmental audition process and are expected to pass the performance standards held by the Department of Music.
  • Award recipients must demonstrate exceptional talent and the promise of outstanding performance on piano; and award recipients must give a recital in the year in which they receive the award that is open to the public: for freshman recipients, the recital may be as a piano accompanist and for continuing or upperclass recipients, the recital must be a piano solo performance.
Selection of the scholarship recipients shall be made by the Department of Music Scholarship Committee according to the established guidelines.


George L. Spinelli Memorial Scholarship

The George L. Spinelli Memorial Scholarship shall be awarded to outstanding and deserving students in the Department of Counseling according to the established guidelines.
  • Must be enrolled in either the Masters of Education in School Counseling Program or the Masters of Arts in Counseling Services.
  • Applicants should have a 3.5 or higher graduate GPA and have completed 12 credit hours of course work.
  • Applicants must complete the student section of the Counseling Faculty Reference Form and submit it to the Chairperson of the Department of Counseling. The Chairperson will circulate the form to the appropriate faculty for completion.
  • Applicants must write a brief essay in support of their scholarship application, based upon statements provided by the department faculty.
  • The George L. Spinelli Memorial Scholarship shall be awarded by the College of Education during the spring semester each year and announced at the Department of Counseling's commencement ceremonies in May.
Dr. George L. Spinelli earned his Bachelor of Science degree, Master's of Education degree and Doctorate of Education from the University of Pittsburgh. After his service with the U.S. Army in World War II during which he was awarded the Purple Heart, Dr. Spinelli was certified as a school psychologist and was employed by the Laurel Valley Joint School System in New Florence from 1949 to 1959. He joined the faculty of Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1959 and taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Counselor Education. He served as chairman of the Department of Counselor Education from its inception in 1966 until his retirement in 1983. To honor Dr. Spinelli's dedication to education and counselor education, his loving wife, Ruth, has established the George L. Spinelli Memorial Scholarship to provide financial support to outstanding and deserving students in the Department of Counseling at IUP.


George M. Burke Memorial Business Scholarship

To award four-year scholarships to deserving and worthy students enrolled in the College of Business.
  • An incoming freshman who is enrolled at IUP in the College of Business on a full-time basis.
  • Who has a demonstrated financial need.
  • Who is a full-time resident of Pennsylvania.
  • The scholarship is renewable up to three consecutive years (for a total of four years) provided that the student remains enrolled at IUP in the College of Business on a full-time basis.



George Stouffer Scholarship

To provide scholarship support to full-time undergraduate students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a declared major in the College of Education and Educational Technology.
  • Must be a declared major in the College of Education and Educational Technology;
  • Preference given to a Sophomore, Junior or Senior (as defined by the current University guidelines) at the time of use;
  • Preference given to students with at least a 3.25 GPA at time of selection.
George Stouffer, for whom IUP’s Stouffer Hall is named, died in May in Charlottesville, Va., at the age of ninety-seven. He became a faculty member at Indiana State Teachers College in 1955 and also served as director of the Psychological Clinic. Later, he was appointed assistant dean of Instruction, dean of Undergraduate Studies, and dean of IUP’s School of Education—the position he held at the time of his retirement in 1976.


Gerald E. Stossel Memorial Football Scholarship

To provide scholarships to deserving and needy student-athletes. To fund football scholarships to deserving and talented student-athletes. The number and amount of the scholarships to be awarded at the discretion of the Director of Athletics.


Glenn C. Hess '37 and Virginia Niessner Hess Scholarship

The Glenn C. Hess '37 and Virginia Niessner Hess Scholarship Fund shall provide scholarship support to freshmen students majoring in Early Childhood-Special Education or Middle Level Education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
  • Must be a full-time entering freshman;
  • Must be a declared major in either Early Childhood-Special Education or Middle Level Education, 4-8;
  • Preference for financial need. The full annual available amount goes to one student with no option for renewal. A different entering freshman is selected each year.
Dr. Hess was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania and received degrees from the State Teachers College at Indiana (BS in Education, 1937) and the University of Pittsburgh (Master of Education, 1939 and Doctor of Education, 1949). He spent 46 years in public education serving as a teacher, principal, Chief School Administrator, and Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Assocation of School Administrators. During his tenure as school administrator he oversaw the design and construction of four new schools and the substanial renovation of an addition to a fifth school. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the US Navy and attained the rank of Lieutenant. Throughout his life and wherever he called home, he was active in civic and community organizations which included Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions Club, American Legion, and Free Mason 32 degree. An avid student of the Bible, he taught Sunday School and was an Elder in the Presbyterian Church USA. Dr. Hess was closely affiliated with his alma mater, serving as a member and past president of the IUP Alumni Association Board of Directors. In addition, he received the IUP Distinguished Alumni award for outstanding career achievement in 1986.


Gloria Bryan Johnson Memorial Music Scholarship

To award scholarships to music students at IUP.
  • A full-time student enrolled in the Department of Music of IUP.
  • The scholarship recipient may be an incoming freshman or an upperclassman.
  • The Scholarship Committee of the Department of Music will make the yearly selection of the student(s) and inform the Financial Aid Office so the funds may be released to the recipient. The Committee will also inform the Planned Giving Director in a timely manner who will then inform the Johnson Family and the Foundation office. At that time, a press release will be scheduled.



Gloria June Croft Bolinger Memorial Scholarship

To provide an academic scholarship to be awarded annually to a graduate of Tussey Mountain High School located in Saxton, Pennsylvania who has been accepted and enrolled as a student at IUP in a Bachelor's Degree Program.
  • Must be a graduate of Tussey Mountain High School.
  • Must be selected by the Tussey Mountain High School administration and faculty based solely upon academic merit
  • Financial need is not to be a factor in selecting a recipient.
  • Must apply, be accepted and enroll in a regular Bachelor's Degree Program at IUP.



Gorell Music Series Scholarships

The Frank & Mary Gorell Scholarship for Music shall provide financial assistance to talented and deserving students enrolled in the Department of Music with a string concentration.
  • Must be admitted and/or enrolled as a full-time student at IUP.
  • Must be a student enrolled as a major within the Department of Music with a concentration in the string program.
  • The number of scholarships to be awarded in any given year shall be determined through consultation among the faculty of the Department of Music, the Dean of the College of Fine Arts and representatives from the Foundation for IUP.
  • Scholarship awards may be made in varying amounts, but should not exceed $1,000 per student.
  • Scholarships may be renewed based upon the student(s)' achieving and maintaining good academic standing and continued enrollment within the Department of Music.
Selection of the Frank & Mary Gorell Scholarship for Music recipients shall be made by the Scholarship Committee of the Department of Music in consultation with the Dean of the College of Fine Arts.


Gregory Spinelli Memorial Criminology Fund

To provide a meaningful award and recognition for students with exceptional promise and commitment for a career in the criminal justice system of the United States.

In response to many requestes from people throughout the country, the family of Greg Spinelli, FBI agent shot and killed in Charolotte, NC, has announced the establishment of the Gregory W. Spinelli Memorial Fund. Contributions made to the fund will be used to help improve the criminal justice system and will include providing support for persons interested in preparing for careers in criminal justice at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a 10,000 student, state-owned university from which Agent Spinelli graduated in 1970. The announcement of the memorial fund was made at ceremonies where the slain agent was presented four awards posthumously, including the American Federation of Police Medal of Honor, the highest award which can be given to a law enforcement officer. "Because Greg was a completely dedicated law enforcement person," said Dr. George L. Spinelli, his father, "the family has decided that the best way to perpetuate his memory is to establish the memorial fund which will serve as a living memorial by helping other persons interested in law enforcement." The IUP department of criminology is unique in that it is a part of the School of Arts and Sciences at the University and also the largest one of its kind in Pennsylvania with 555 students enrolled on campus and another 500 off campus. This latter group includes mostly state police, local police and other law enforcement and correctional personnel. Agent Spinelli's widow, Christina, has two children: Melissa, age 3, and two-week old Gregory, who was born after his father was killed. Agent Spinelli was the first FBI agent killed in the performance of his duties since 1968, and reportedly, at age 24, the youngest agent ever killed.

Selection of the recipients will be made by the Chairperson of the Department of Criminology.


H. Eugene Hulbert Memorial Music Scholarship

To provide scholarship support to students enrolled at IUP who are majoring in either Music Education, Music Performance or Liberal Arts.
  • The candidate must complete the application form.
  • The candidate must be attending IUP and majoring in either Music Education, Music Performance or Liberal Arts.
  • The candidate must have completed 4 semesters in the music department with a minimum of twelve (12) credit hours each semester.
  • The candidate will be evaluated in the following areas, in the order of importance:
    • Academic Excellence: a. Music quality point average. b. Overall quality point average.
    • Music Excellence: a. The applicant's playing/vocal ability. b. The applicant's contributions to the music department ensembles, organizations other than ensembles, committees, recitals, departmentals and any other outstanding achievements.
    • Financial Need Factors: a. Parent's income the previous year. b. Any and every source of student's income c. Student's assets (Bank savings and checking accounts)
    • The applicant's opinion as to why they are in need of the scholarship. This will be expressed in essay form on the application.
Selection of the recipient shall be made by the H. Eugene Hulbert Scholarship Committee, which shall consist of four full-time music department faculty members that are selected by the members of the Delta Omicron and Phi Mu Alpha Fraternities (each to select 2 faculty members), two active students in good standing of each Phi Mu Alpha and D.O. Fraternities (total of 4 students).


Hap Scholarship

The Hap Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a preference to those enrolled in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology.
  • Preference for students enrolled full time in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology at the time of selection and receipt;
  • Preference for students who have attained Sophomore, Junior, or Senior status at the time of receipt;
  • Preference for students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at the time of selection;
  • Preference for students who are Pennsylvania residents;
  • Preference for students with financial need as determined by the university;
  • Recipients may only receive this scholarship for one year.



Hap Scholarship (Immediate Use)

The Hap Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a preference to those enrolled in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology.
  • Preference for students enrolled full time in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology at the time of selection and receipt;
  • Preference for students who have attained Sophomore, Junior, or Senior status at the time of receipt;
  • Preference for students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at the time of selection;
  • Preference for students who are Pennsylvania residents;
  • Preference for students with financial need as determined by the university;
  • Recipients may only receive this scholarship for one year.



Harrisburg IUP Alumni Chapter Scholarship

The Harrisburg Alumni Chapter of IUP Scholarship Fund shall be used to provide financial awards to outstanding and deserving students enrolled at IUP who have attained sophomore or junior status and are a permanent resident of the Harrisburg area.
  • Must have earned between 26 and 90 credits and be a sophomore or junior according to the University's classification standards.
  • Must be a permanent resident of the Harrisburg area, primarily Cumberland, Dauphin or northern York counties in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Consideration also will be given to other counties included in the Harrisburg Alumni Chapter membership, such as: Adams, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, and Perry counties.
  • Must be in good academic standing with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better as the award will be based on academic achievement and financial need according to the University's governing criteria.
  • Preference will be extended to students whose parents or guardians are current, dues-paying members in the Harrisburg Alumni Chapter of IUP.
The Harrisburg Alumni Chapter of IUP has been extremely active in supporting the activities and mission of IUP for many years. For several years, the chapter has sponsored various fund-raising projects to generate interest and support from IUP alumni in the greater Harrisburg area. Among the most popular and successful programs sponsored by the chapter is a sports card and memorabilia show and sale. From proceeds of the show held in June 1995, the Harrisburg Alumni Chapter has established a scholarship fund with the Foundation for IUP to provide scholarship awards to deserving students enrolled at the University from the Harrisburg area.


Harry K. "Bud" Young Scholarship Fund

The Harry K. "Bud" Young Scholarship shall provide financial assistance to a talented and deserving full-time student with a declared major in the Department of Safety Science. Preference is for the recipient to be a graduate of Purchase Line High School.
  • Is a graduating senior from Purchase Line High School.
  • Is a declared major in the Department of Safety Science and is registered as a full-time student at IUP.
  • Must demonstrate financial need in obtaining higher education.
  • Must have good academic standing according to the standards used by the University.
  • Must demonstrate good character, good citizenship and have good moral standing.
  • If there are no eligible candidates from Purchase Line High School, secondary preference will be given to qualified candidates from other high schools within Indiana County.
Harry Young attended a one-room school house in the country where all eight grades were taught. During his seventh and eighth grades, he served as the school janitor. He also had a paper route and raised chickens to sell the eggs at market for spending money. In high school, Harry played cornet in the band and orchestra, acted in the senior class play, and served on the Student Council. Harry served in the United States Navy for two-and-a-half years and was discharged coxswain. He continued to serve for years in the United States Navy Reserves. After his discharge from the Navy, Harry worked for the Pennsylvania Rail Road, the mining industry and the Pennsylvania State Highway Department. Harry attended Indiana State Teachers College during which time he married Elsie Tucker. Always interested in politics, Harry served on the board of directors for the Young Republicans of Pennsylvania. In 1951, he left college and accepted a position as Deputy Prothonotary for Indiana County, Pennsylvania. During his years with the Young Republicans, he ran for Register of Wills & Recorder of Deeds in Indiana County against the incumbent office holder. He lost the election by a small percentage; however, the loss turned out to be a good thing as it sparked Harry to focus more on his long-term career and not on running for a county officer every four years. In 1962, Harry accepted a position with the Pennsylvania Manufacturing Association Insurance Company as a safety director. After an intensive training period relative to work place safety, he was assigned to western Pennsylvania. Among the highlights of his safety career, Harry developed a color visual presentation of accident causes and prevention cures in industry. He presented the 35mm program to the Foundry Session at the 39th Annual Western Pennsylvania Safety Engineering Conference & Exhibit at the Pittsburgh Hilton Hotel in March 1964. Another noteworthy highlight occurred when Harry introduced the Hurst Jaws of Life which is a power rescue tool for lifting, pulling, prying or cutting up to 10,000-pound capacity. This equipment is specifically designed to hasten the rescue of automobile accident victims pinned or trapped in wreckage where metal-cutting or prying may be required to free them. These demonstrations were sponsored by PMA Insurance Company and held in communities throughout western Pennsylvania in August 1973 for police, fire and rescue units. This rescue tool is now being used extensively by fire and rescue units. PMA had no commercial interest in the equipment and the demonstrations were provided as a public service to the communities and citizens of Pennsylvania. A long-time member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, Harry and his wife have established this scholarship to recognize the safety profession and to help people take advantage of educational opportunity to improve their lives. As Harry noted: "Elsie and I have been very fortunate during our lifetimes; and due to the fact we have no children, we feel we want to do something to stimulate and help students who need assistance in reaching their goals". Harry enjoys his hobbies of antique collecting, painting landscapes and florals, and cooking. On April 8, 2003, Harry received his 50 year emblem from the Indiana Franklin Lodge No. 313 F&AM and is also a member of the Shrine.


Herman L. Sledzik Scholarship for Men's Basketball

The Herman L. Sledzik Scholarship for Men's Basketball shall provide scholarship support to students at IUP who are participating members of the IUP men's basketball team. Eligible candidates must meet the following criteria for scholarship consideration:
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
  • Must be a participating member of the IUP men's basketball team;
  • Must have earned a minimum of 2.5 grade point average and be in good academic standing with the University;
  • Must demonstrate self-reliance, maturity and flexibility to deal with the challenges and opportunities associated with the University's academic programs;
  • Preference will be given to students who have financial need.
Herman L. Sledzik grew up in Indiana County. He excelled in athletics during his high school years while attending Elders Ridge High School. Upon his graduation, Herm attended the Pennsylvania State University as the first student-athlete to receive a full-tuition scholarship in men's basketball. In 1952, his team was one of only 16 teams selected from the entire country to compete in the NCAA Playoffs. They were defeated by #1 ranked University of Kentucky, coached by Adolph Rupp. He served as team captain his senior year. He was a draft pick of the Baltimore Bullets in the 1953 National Basketball Association draft, and was also drafted by the United States Army at the same time. Herm began his career at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1963 as head coach of the men's basketball team. As a coach, he achieved a record of 103 wins and 53 losses in six seasons before taking over the responsibilities of Athletic Director. His 1968-69 team won 21 consecutive games, losing the 22nd in overtime to Cleveland State. The 1968 team led the nation with a winning point margin of 24.1 points per game. He was named District 18 and Area 8 Coach of the Year in 1967-68 and 1968-69. Coach Sledzik was involved with IUP Athletics from 1963 to 1993; serving as a coach as well as Director and Assistant Director of Intercollegiate Athletics. He also served as Acting Dean of the College of Health & Human Services (or Acting Chairman of the Department of Health & Physical Education) for a year. He remains actively involved as an unofficial advisor to his colleagues. Coach Sledzik has served as President of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference, President of the NAIA District 18, and has served on the ECAC Council and numerous NCAA committees. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the IUP Athletic Hall of Fame where he was inducted as one of the inaugural members in 1996. Herm's children, Jim and Bob, along with their mother Jean (Class of 1961), established this scholarship fund to honor their Dad and the many athletes, coaches and staff who were an integral part of his life throughout his tenure at IUP.

Selection of recipients for the Herman L. Sledzik Scholarship for Men's Basketball shall be made by the Head Coach of the IUP men's basketball and the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.


Howard E. Tompkins Computer Science Scholarship

To promote academic excellence among computer science students and to foster the development of interest in the computer science field by female students who are often unaware of the opportunities in the computer science field for women.
  • The applicant for this scholarship must be enrolled at IUP on a full-time basis and a Computer Science major. If only one scholarship is being awarded, the applicant must be female.
  • The student must be entering her junior year, (have completed or be involved in at least 60 credits and no more than 90 credits). In addition, the student must have completed at least nine credits of Computer Science at IUP.
  • The student(s) with the best overall QPA will be selected to receive the scholarship(s). In the event of a tie, the student(s) with the best Computer Science QPA from the tied students will be selected. If there is still a tie, the student(s) with the greatest number of IUP credits earned from the tied students will be selected. If there is still a tie, the scholarship recipient(s) will be chosen by lot from the tied students.
  • By March 1, the Computer Science Department should advertise the scholarship by putting announcements on appropriate bulletin boards and announcing in upper level core classes. Interested students will obtain application forms from the Computer Science Office and will submit these by a published date (to be no later than April 10) to the Financial Aid Office.
  • A student may not receive the scholarship in a semester in which he/she is participating in the Computer Science Internship Program, but interns who are selected could receive the scholarship a semester in which they are not in their internship.
The Financial Aid Office will select the recipients and announce these by no later than May 1.


Howard Jacoby Memorial Scholarship for Golf

To be awarded to talented and deserving student-athletes enrolled at IUP who are members of the IUP golf team.

The Spadafora family has established a scholarship endowment in tribute to long-time friend, Howard Jacoby, who passed away in January 1996. Mr. Jacoby was an avid golfer and helped to design the Meadow Lane Golf Course in Indiana, Pennsylvania, owned and operated by the Spadafora family. Mr. Jacoby served as the golf pro at the course from its opening until his retirement in 1985. An avid sportsman for his entire life, Mr. Jacoby held the record for the mile race at the Indiana Fairgrounds, a record that was never broken in the history of the race. In honor of the sportsmanship and friendship of the late Mr. Jacoby, the Spadafora family has established a scholarship fund to provide awards to student-athletes at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who are members of the University's golf team.

Qualifying students will be selected for the Jacoby Memorial scholarship by the Director of Athletics and the head coach of the IUP golf team.


Ida Z. Arms Kappa Mu "KME" Excellence Grant

To award a cash grant each spring to the outstanding member of Kappa Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honor Society.


Ida Z. Arms Scholarship for Mathematics

The Ida Z. Arms Scholarship for Mathematics shall be awarded to students enrolled full-time at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who best meet the established criteria.
  • Has a declared major in mathematics or mathematics education;
  • Has completed at least 60 credit hours or more;
  • Has earned a 3.0 overall GPA and a 3.0 GPA in mathematics
  • Demonstrates overall academic achievement.
Ida Z. Arms graduated from Shippensburg State Teachers College in 1946 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. She completed graduate work at Due University and received a Master of Education degree in 1953. She also completed work at the University of Illinois, having received a National Science Foundation Fellowship, and received a Master of Science degree in 1958. Additional graduate work completed at the University of Pittsburgh and Renesselar Polytechnic Institute. Miss Arms taught mathematics at Middletown High School, Middletown, Pennsylvania from 1946 until 1959. From 1959 until her retirement in 1987, Miss Arms was a Professor of Mathematics at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. During her tenure at IUP, Professor Arms taught a variety of courses and was involved in many activities in the Department of Mathematics. She served on many departmental committees and University committees. Professor Arms was instrumental in helping to establish a Chapter of Kappa Mu Epsilon, National Honor Society in Mathematics, at IUP in 1965. She served as an advisor of the local chapter until her retirement in 1987. She also served as both Vice President and President of the National Honor Society. She attended many national conventions, along with student members. Professor Arms enjoyed traveling and has visited Australia, New Zealand, the Scandinavian countries, the British Isles, Germany, the former Soviet Union, China and Japan. Sincer her retirement, Professor Arms was a volunteer in the AARP Tax Aid Program and the Radio Reading Service for the Blind in Harrisburgh, Pennsylvania. Being health conscious, she stays physically active and exercises at a local fitness club. Other activities include gardening and reading a variety of books. She is a member of and attends Trinity Lutheran Church in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.

The amount of the award(s) may be determined by the Scholarship Committee of the Department of Mathematics to honor as many qualified students as possible.


Indiana County Alumni Chapter Scholarship Fund

The Indiana County Alumni Chapter established this scholarship fund with the Foundation for IUP to provide annual scholarship awards to talented and deserving students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania from the local community. Appeals to the nearly 5,100 alumni living in Indiana County were made for this scholarship. The Indiana County IUP Alumni Chapter Scholarship shall be awarded to students that are enrolled full-time at IUP, who have graduated from a high school in Indiana County and are a permanent resident of Indiana County.
  • Must be a graduate from a high school in Indiana County and be a permanent resident of Indiana County.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student in good academic standing at IUP.
  • Must have successfully completed at least 24 credit hours and no more than 56 credit hours.
  • Must demonstrate financial need in pursuing educational goals.
  • Preference will be given to children or grandchildren of IUP alumni and members of the Indiana County Alumni Chapter.



InFirst Bank Scholarship

The InFirst Bank Scholarship shall provide scholarships to students who:
  • Are upperclassmen;
  • Are residents of Indiana County;
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.25;
  • Have financial need as defined by the university.
The scholarship will be awarded by the University Scholarship Committee.


Isabella Wilkinson-Green/Kathryn Cepull-Woleslagle Scholarship

The Isabella Wilkinson-Green/Kathryn Cepull-Woleslagle Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who are pursuing a major in either the Department of Human Development, Fashion and Interior Design, the Department of Hospitality Management, or the Department of Food and Nutrition.
  • Must have graduated from a public high school (not a cyber-school or a charter school);
  • Incoming students must have a minimum high school GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or equivalent;
  • Must have a record of volunteer service for elderly or homeless people and/or for abused or homeless animals;
  • Must be pursuing a major in either the Department of Human Development, Fashion, and Interior Design, the Department of Hospitality Management, or the Department of Food and Nutrition. If there are no qualifying students from the departments listed above, then must be an education major;
  • Must be a resident of Ligonier Township, Turtle Creek, or Southwest Greensburg. If there are no qualifying students from the above areas, then must be a graduate of Ligonier Valley School District or Woodland Hills School District. If there are still no qualifying students, then must be a resident of Westmoreland County, Allegheny County, Fayette County, Greene County, or Washington County;
  • Preference given to students with financial need;
The recipient(s) shall retain the scholarship annually as long as the student continues to meet the established criteria listed above, continues providing volunteer service for elderly or homeless people and/or for abused or homeless animals, and is in good academic standing.


IUP - Northern PA Tech Prep Business Scholarship

Scholarship award for identified tech prep students, coming from secondary schools with articulation agreements with IUP and entering the IUP AA degree in Business.


IUP Alumni Legacy Scholarship

The IUP Alumni Legacy Scholarship provides scholarship support to full-time students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
  • Must be an incoming freshman;
  • Must have at least one parent, step-parent, or grandparent that earned a degree (Culinary Certification, Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctoral) from IUP.  Parent/grandparent must be biological or adoptive.  Preference will be given to students whose parent/step-parent/grandparent earned a Bachelor's degree from IUP.  Children of IUP employees who qualify for a tuition waiver will not be eligible;
  • Must have a high school QPA of at least a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or equivalent;
  • Must show participation in leadership activities/organizations.  Preference will be given to students  who have held leadership positions in recognized or school sanctioned activities/organizations.
One of the awarded scholarships shall be designated as the Mary Jo Lyttle Memorial Legacy Scholarship.  In addition to the criteria noted above, eligible candidates for the Mary Jo Lyttle Memorial Legacy Scholarship must be from Indiana County.

The mission of the Alumni Association is to enrich lives and build relationships to advance IUP.  The IUP Alumni Legacy Scholarship has been created to provide opportunities to children and grandchildren of alumni.

In recognition of her leadership and commitment to the IUP Alumni Association, one scholarship per year will be the Mary Jo Lyttle Memorial Legacy Scholarship.  Mary Jo, who held two degrees from IUP, joined the university staff in 1989, and served as the assistant director of Alumni Relations until 1992, when she was selected as the director.  She was instrumental in building a strong network of volunteers for the IUP Alumni Association, led the association's board in building revenue streams to support alumni programming, and led staff and the board through two strategic planning processes that continue to shape the association.


IUP APSCUF Scholarship Endowment

The IUP-APSCUF Scholarship shall be awarded to talented and deserving students enrolled at IUP who best meet the established criteria, including academic achievement combined with campus and community involvement. 
  • Must have completed a minimum of 57 credit hours, designated as "junior standing" as a class year at IUP.
  • Must have earned a cumulative 3.8 GPA or higher.
  • Must demonstrate financial need according to the guidelines ascribed to by the Office of Financial Aid.
  • Must be positively engaged in University and community activities.
  • Must complete the application process, including an essay, assigned to the scholarship process.
The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) at Indiana University of Pennsylvania has provided scholarship awards to recognize excellent academic achievements and outstanding contributions to IUP and the local communities made by students enrolled at the University. These scholarship provide financial support to students in three distinct categories: traditional students, non-traditional students and students affiliated with a union.


IUP Class of 1958 Scholarship

The IUP Class of 1958 Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to full-time undergraduate students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
  • Preference given to an incoming freshman who has scored at least 1000 on his/her combined SAT scores (or ACT equivalent) and demonstrates good academic standing as demonstrated by high school transcripts;
  • Preference given to a student with financial need;
  • The scholarship is a renewable scholarship if the student maintains a 3.0 overall GPA by the end of the Spring Semester each year.
At the invitation of Mr. Ray McAfoose '58 who made a generous pledge and others from the Class of 1985, the IUP Class of 1958 Scholarship fund was established. The scholarship was in recognition of their 45th reunion as a way to honor their college memories and to acknowledge the quality education they received from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. They are among the first classes to participate in the class scholarship effort during the reunion weekend of 2003.


IUP Crimson Commons - Men

The IUP Crimson Commons Scholarship for Men's Athletics shall provide financial assistance to talented and deserving student-athletes participating in varsity sports at IUP. Dedicated in September 2000, the IUP Crimson Commons is a distinctive courtyard at the front of Memorial Field House that recognizes and honors the athletic accomplishments and achievements by student-athletes, coaches, administrators and others who participated in the varsity athletic program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Engraved bricks, purchased by eligible participants, are placed in a commons area at Memorial Field House, creating a gathering place for all University constituents to recall past athletic glories and to dream of future successes. Proceeds from the sale of the ornamental bricks is dedicated to support athletic scholarships for all varsity sports at IUP.

Selection of scholarship recipients shall be made by the Director of the Intercollegiate Athletics.


IUP Crimson Commons - Women

The IUP Crimson Commons Scholarship for Women's Athletics shall provide financial assistance to talented and deserving student-athletes participating in varsity sports at IUP. Dedicated in September 2000, the IUP Crimson Commons is a distinctive courtyard at the front of Memorial Field House that recognizes and honors the athletic accomplishments and achievements by student-athletes, coaches, administrators and others who participated in the varsity athletic program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Engraved bricks, purchased by eligible participants, are placed in a commons area at Memorial Field House, creating a gathering place for all Unversity constituents to recall past athletic glories and to dream of future successes. Proceeds from the sale of the ornamental bricks are dedicated to support scholarships for all varsity sports at IUP.

Selection of scholarship recipients shall be made by the Director of the Intercollegiate Athletics.


IUP Golf Team Endowment (Q)

The IUP Golf Team Endowed Fund shall support the programming, training and competitive activities associated with the IUP Golf Team. The IUP Golf Team has been one of the most successful varsity sports at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, earning the school's first and currently only national championship in 1968. Dedicated scholars as well as athletes, many members of the IUP Golf Team have received both academic and athletic honors on regional, state and national levels from a variety of organizations and agencies throughout the years. The fund has been established to support the activities and programming associated with the IUP Golf Team from gifts and financial support received from alumni, community friends and corporate partners.

Expenditures from this fund shall be made cooperatively by the Head Golf Coach and the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.


IUP Scholarship Brass Quintet

The IUP Scholarship Brass Quintet fund shall provide scholarship support to students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who are members of the IUP Scholarship Brass Quintet and meet the established criteria.
  • Available to students selected as members of the IUP Scholarship Brass Quintet - 2 trumpets, 1 French horn, 1 trombone, and 1 tuba;
  • Preference will be given to upper class students, although outstanding freshman may be considered. Scholarship awards may be renewed if recipient(s) continues to meet criteria as determined by the Brass Faculty in the Department of Music.
The IUP Scholarship Brass Quintet will have an expectation of a recital or public performance each semester. The Quintet shall be available to perform for civic and university functions as schedules permit. Selection of recipients for the IUP Scholarship Brass Quintet shall be made through an audition process conducted by the Brass Faculty in the Department of Music. Should a selected student become unable to participate in the Quintet at any time for such circumstances, including but not limited to student teaching, the Brass Faculty in the Department of Music may select another eligible student from available funds. However, at no time may the principal of the fund be invaded.


IUP Student Ambassadors Scholarship

The IUP Ambassadors Scholarship Fund shall provide an annual scholarship award to the most deserving student(s) who has earned at least 57 credits toward a degree offered by Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
  • Has successfully earned at least 57 credits toward a degree offered by IUP.
  • Has earned a cumulative 3.25 grade point average or greater.
  • Has demonstrated a strong commitment of service and loyalty to the University and community.
  • Has completed the application process.
The IUP Ambassadors, a student alumni association, was founded in 1992 by the IUP Alumni Association. This group of students serves as a link among current and prospective students, University administration, faculty members, alumni and friends. The scholarship is one of the many ways by which the IUP Ambassadors benefits the University community and their fellow students.


Iva Carlson Memorial Scholarship

The Iva Carlson Memorial Scholarship shall provide financial assistance to outstanding and deserving students enrolled in the College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics at IUP.
  • Must be a permanent resident of Warren County. First consideration will be given to female graduates of Warren Area High School.
  • Must be enrolled in the College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics and demonstrate promise for future success in these areas.
  • Consideration will be given to students who have been determined to have financial need in pursuing their educational objectives, according to the guidelines issued by the Office of Financial Aid at IUP.
  • The scholarship will be given to a recipient for her/his tenure as an undergraduate at IUP (maximum 4 years). The recipient must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average as the award will be based on academic excellence as well as financial need.
Donna Howard, an IUP 1969 math graduate, has established a scholarship in memory of her mother, Iva Johnson Carlson. Mrs. Carlson graduated from high school in the early 1930s. Although she was offered post high school training, she was unable to pursue higher education as her father (and society, in general) did not see the value in further education for a woman. She always regretted the missed opportunity. As her own family grew, Mrs. Carlson made many sacrifices to assure her children were afforded the opportunity for higher education that she never had. She took great pride in the accomplishments of all her children and grandchildren. Mrs. Howard said upon the creation of the fund, "I can think of no better way of honoring my mother than to establish this scholarship so that other children are afforded the opportunity for a college education."

Selection of the Iva Carlson Memorial Scholarship recipients will be made by the Dean of the College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics or the Dean's appointed representatives.


J. Donald Bartolomucci Scholarship

The J. Donald Bartolomucci Memorial Fund provides scholarships to worthy student(s) with first preference being to sophomores, juniors or seniors in the Eberly College of Business.
  • Preference given to student(s) of the Eberly College of Business registered as senior(s), junior(s) and/or sophomore(s).
  • Student(s) deemed worthy by the Scholarship Committee
J. Donald Bartolomucci was a 1961 graduate of IUP. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Education from the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology.


J. Evan and Evelyn Williams Scholarship

The J. Evan and Evelyn Williams Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to full-time undergraduate students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who best meet the established criteria.
  • Preference given to an incoming freshman who has scored at least 1000 on his/her combined SAT scores (or ACT equivalent);
  • Preference given to a student with financial need;
  • The scholarship is a renewable scholarship if the student maintains a 3.0 overall GPA by the end of the Spring Semester each year.
J. Evan and Evelyn graduated in 1940 from IUP. Evelyn became a teacher of music education and was a founding and active officer of Williams Trailer Sales, Inc. of Reynoldsburg. She was an active member of the Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church, Director of Junior Choir for many years, Dorcas Women's Society, Charter life member of the Reynoldsburg Civic Club.


Jack Crossan Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide financial assistance to an IUP basketball player.
  • Awarded to a member of the IUP basketball team who is of good character and sound academic standing.
  • In the event the awardee leaves the basketball squad (voluntarily or involuntarily) for any reason, forfeiture of the said award shall be at the discretion of the head basketball coach. In the event of forfeiture, the amount of the scholarship forfeited may be awarded to another worthy candidate, or returned to the Jack Crossan Memorial Fund.
Selection of the recipient is at the discretion of the head basketball coach.


Jack H. and Dorothy A. Reefer Memorial Endowment for Football

The Jack H. and Dorothy A. Reefer Memorial Endowment for Football shall provide scholarship support to full-time students enrolled at IUP who are members of the IUP Football team and best meet the established criteria.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
  • Must be a participating member of the IUP Football Team;
  • Must be in good academic standing with the University;
  • Must demonstrate self-reliance, maturity and flexibility to deal with the challenges and opportunities associated with the University's academic programs.
A native of western Pennsylvania, Jack H. Reefer played football at Apollo High School, where he graduated in 1941. He began his career as a fireman and engineer that summer with the Pennsylvania Railroad. Drafted into the Army during World War II, part of his service took place in the Southwest on the Santa Fe's oil-burning steam locomotives which were an important component in the transport of troops, munitions and supplies to the Pacific theater of conflict in a time prior to the existence of the Interstate Highway System. He returned to Pittsburgh after the war and worked for the Pennsylvania, Penn Central, and Conrail until he retired in 1982. Dorothy came from Delaware County and received her education at Haverford Township High School and Drexel University. She enlisted in the U.S. Navy WAVES during the Second World War and served in the use and maintenance of military codes and security. She worked for private firms as well as the U.S. Bureau of Mines and the Customs Service in Pittsburgh. Two of their three sons, Jack, Jr. and Bill, are graduates of IUP while Tom is a Pitt alumnus. This endowment is established in recognition of and gratitude for Jack and Dorothy's constant emphasis to those three sons of the importance of obtaining a good education, not just, "enough to get by".

Selection of recipients for the Jack H. and Dorothy A. Reefer Memorial Endowment for Football shall be made by the Head Coach of the IUP Football Team and the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.


Jacquelin Watson Memorial Award

The Jacquelin Alexis Watson Memorial Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to outstanding students enrolled in either Criminology or Criminology Pre-law at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
  • Preference is given to an outstanding incoming female freshman student enrolled in Criminology or Criminology Pre-Law;
  • Priority is given to applicants with an SAT minimum score of 1200, but all candidates with an SAT of 1100 are eligible;
  • The scholarship is available only for the freshman fall semester;
  • If no female student meets the eligibility criteria noted above, secondary preference will be given to an incoming male freshman who meets the eligibility criteria listed above.
Jacquelin Alexis Watson was a recently graduated student from Montoursville High School who was tragically killed on TWA Flight 800 on July 17, 1996, shortly after takeoff from John F. Kennedy Airport. She was on a class trip, traveling to Paris, France with 15 members of the school's French Club and 6 adult chaperones. All on board perished when the flight exploded off the coast of Long Island and crashed in the Atlantic Ocean. Jacquelin Watson, 18, who went by the nickname, Jacque, planned to major in criminology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She was a cheerleader, played tennis and powderpuff football, and ran track. Jacque was a member of the French Club, History Club, Monogram Club, Art Club, Students Against Drunk Driving and the Prom Committee.

Selection of the recipients for the Jacquelin Alexis Watson Memorial Scholarship shall be made by the faculty in the Department of Criminology.


James A. Boytim, Ed. D., Scholarship

The James A. Boytim, Ed.D., Scholarship shall provide a scholarship award to talented and deserving students who graduated from Tyrone High School in Tyrone, PA.
  • Must be a graduate from Tyrone High School in Tyrone, Pennsylvania.
  • Is enrolled in any degree-granting program offered by IUP.
  • Has reached senior level status by successfully earning at least 91 or more academic credits.
  • Is of good character and demonstrates a positive work ethic in his or her educational pursuits.
  • Demonstration of financial need to obtain educational goals may be considered among the criteria to select among award candidates.
James A. Boytim graduated from Tyrone Area High School in 1955 and from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education in 1959. He received a Master of Science in Education from Temple University in 1965, a Master of Education (Mathematics) from IUP in 1966, and a Doctorate in Education (Counseling) from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, in 1971. From 1959 to 1980, Dr. Boytim held positions of mathematics teacher (10 years), high school counselor, and counseling psychologist with the Carlisle Area School District. From 1980 to 1994 he served as a faculty and staff member at Dickinson College for the departments of psychology, education, and career services. A licensed counseling psychologist, he maintained a part-time private practice for more than 25 years, providing personal, marriage and family counseling services as well as business and industrial consulting services. Among his honors, he was the recipient of the Ganoe Award for Inspirational Teaching at Dickinson College in 1986. Dr. Boytim is past president of the Keystone Counseling Association, the Pennsylvania Mental Health Counselors Association, the Pennsylvania Association of Specialists in Group Work, and was the charter president of the Pennsylvania Association for Adult Development and Aging. He was active in several community service organizations during his career and as a volunteer following his retirement.


James A. Boytim, Ed. D., Scholarship for Circle K

The James A. Boytim, Ed.D., Scholarship for Circle K shall provide a scholarship award to talented and deserving students enrolled at IUP that are members of Circle K.
  • Is enrolled in any degree-granting program offered by IUP.
  • Preference to students who have earned more than 90 credits and has reached senior year status at IUP.
  • Has been an active member of Circle K for two or more years.
  • Has demonstrated in interest in service to others and to the IUP community through involvement in Circle K, other campus groups and/or individual initiatives.
  • Is of good character and demonstrates a promise for future professional and personal success.
James A. Boytim graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education in 1959. He received a Master of Science in Education from Temple University in 1965, a Master of Education (Mathematics) from IUP in 1966, and a Doctorate in Education (Counseling) from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, in 1971. From 1959 to 1980 Dr. Boytim held positions of mathematics teacher (10 years), high school counselor, and counseling psychologist with the Carlisle Area School District. From 1980 to 1994, he served as a faculty and staff member at Dickinson College for the deparments of psychology, education and career services. A licensed counseling psychologist, he maintained a part-time private practice for 25 years, providing personal, marriage and family counseling services as well as business and industrial consulting services. Among his honors, he was the recipient of the Ganoe Award for Inspirational Teaching at Dickinson College in 1986. Dr. Boytim is past president of the Keystone Counseling Association, the Pennsylvania Mental Health Counselors Assocation, the Pennsylvania Assocation of Specialists in Group Work, and was the charter president of the Pennsylvania Assocation for Adult Development and Aging. He was active in several community service organizations during his career and as a volunteer following his retirement. Dr. Boytim was the student organizer of the IUP Circle K Club in 1959 and has been an active Kiwanian since 1964. During 2003-04, the first year this scholarship was awarded, he served as president of the Kiwanis Club of Carlisle, Pennsylvania.


James A. Boytim, Ed. D., Scholarship for Mathematics

The James A. Boytim, Ed.D., Scholarship for Mathematics shall provide a scholarship award to talented and deserving students enrolled in the Department of Mathematics at IUP.
  • Is enrolled in the Department of Mathematics at IUP to pursue a degree in mathematics education.
  • Has reached senior level status by successfully earning at least 91 or more academic credits.
  • Has declared an intention to start his or her career as a mathematics teacher in a secondary public, parochial or private school upon successful completion of his or her education.
  • Is of good character and demonstrates the promise of future success in the education profession.
James A. Boytim graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education in 1959. He received a Master of Science in Education from Temple University in 1965, a Master of Education (Mathematics) from IUP in 1966, and a Doctorate in Education (Counseling) from Indiana University of Bloomington, Indiana, in 1971. From 1959 to 1980, Dr. Boytim held positions of mathematics teacher (10 years), high school counselor, and counseling psychologist with the Carlisle Area School District. From 1980 to 1994 he served as a faculty and staff member at Dickinson College for the department of psychology, education and career services. A licensed counseling psychologist, he maintained a part-time private practice for 25 years, providing personal, marriage and family counseling services as well as business and industrial consulting services. Among his honors, he was the recipient of the Ganoe Award for Inspirational Teaching at Dickinson College in 1986. Dr. Boytim is a past president of the Keystone Counseling Association, the Pennsylvania Mental Health Counselors Association, the Pennsylvania Association of Specialists in Group Work, and was the charter president of the Pennsylvania Association for Adult Development and Aging. He was active in several community service organizations during his career and as a volunteer following his retirement.

Selection of the scholarship award shall be done by the Scholarship Committee in the Department of Mathematics.


James H. Maple Scholarship Fund

The James H. Maple Scholarship Fund for Computer Science shall provide scholarship support to students majoring in Computer Science at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who best meet the established criteria.
  • Enrolled as a junior or senior with a declared major in Computer Science and in good academic standing;
  • A second scholarship to an incoming freshman, that meets all the criteria with a declared major in Computer Science, will be added once the annual available amount reaches $1,000;
  • Must be a graduate of Indiana Area Senior High School. If there are no eligible candidates from Indiana Area High School, secondary preference will be given to qualified candidates that are residents of Indiana County and third preference to residents of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania;
  • Preference will be given to those with financial need.
In order to apply, the candidate must complete an application form that includes information on extra-curricular activities and the reason for choosing a career in computer science. The application form may be obtained through the Department of Computer Science.

James H. Maple was a 1951 graduate of California Community High School and attended Purdue University from 1951-1954 until he was drafted into the US Army serving from 1954-1955. He received a bachelor's degree in mathematics from California State Teachers College, a master's degree in mathematics from Bowling Green University and continued his education taking graduate courses in computer science at Penn State University. He also did graduate work at Kent State University and the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to moving to Bemus Point in 1996, he worked as a math teacher in Lorain, OH, Norwalk, CT and Euclid, OH before being hired by Indiana State Teachers College, now Indiana University of Pennsylvania, in 1964. He was a faculty member of the Mathematics Department until 1971 when he co-founded the Computer Science Department; he remained there until his retirement in 1994. He was a member of the Ingjald Lodge #65 IOV, AMVETS, and Lakewood Rod and Gun Club. He enjoyed woodworking, bird watching, volunteering at the Chautauqua County Humane Society, and spending time with his family and friends. Mr. Maple passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2008 in Bemus Point, NY.

Selection of recipients for the James H. Maple Scholarship Fund for Computer Science shall be made by the Department of Computer Science Scholarship Committee. When the annual available amount reaches $1,000.00, a second scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshman. The two awards will be divided equally from this point in time forward.


James R. Myers Memorial Scholarship (0534)

The James R. Myers Memorial Scholarship shall provide an annual scholarship award to a full-time student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who has attained senior status, is majoring in Elementary Education with a concentration in Mathematics and meets the established scholarship criteria.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student with a declared major in Elementary Education and a Mathematics concentration;
  • Must have a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average;
  • The award shall be made at the end of the student's junior year for use during the senior year of study;
  • Application should include information on extra-curricular activities.
Dr. Myers received his bachelor of science degree from Kent State University in 1968. He received his master of arts in 1972 and his doctorate in education in 1983 from West Virginia University. He taught as a public school teacher, was a Curriculum Development Specialist for West Virginia, and taught at Pennsylvania State University and West Virginia University prior to joining the faculty at IUP. Dr. Myers joined the IUP Mathematics Department in the fall of 1989 and was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor during his career here at IUP. He loved teaching and sharing his knowledge of teaching with students preparing to teach as a career. He was a frequent speaker at the annual meetings of the Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Dr. Myers was awarded the PSEA Outstanding Professor Award in 1992. He presented numerous in-service programs in area school districts. Dr. Myers served as the Assistant Chairperson for the Mathematics Department starting on May 1, 2000 and served in this position until his untimely death. He served on many departmental, college-wide, and university-wide committees striving always for professional excellence. He received the Faculty Recognition Award in 1995 and the Outstanding Achievement Award in 2006. Colleagues, friends and family made memorial contributions to the Foundation for IUP to honor the distinguished career of the late Dr. James R. Myers. To reach the minimum level for endowment status, Mr. Elaine Myers and her family have added to the collected memorial gifts to establish the endowment fund.

Selection of the James R. Myers Memorial Scholarship recipient(s) shall be made by the Scholarship Committee of the Department of Mathematics.


James Staples Piano Scholarship (Endowment)

The Dr. James Staples Piano Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to full time, undergraduate students pursuing a BFA in Piano Performance at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
  • Must be a full time undergraduate student pursuing a BFA in Piano Performance;
  • Must be an incoming freshman or transfer student;
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50.
This scholarship endowment is established by, and named for, its founding benefactor, Dr. James G. Staples, Professor Emeritus of the IUP piano faculty. Dr. Staples' goal is to make IUP more competitive with its national peers in competing for some of the brightest and most talented students pursuing careers in piano performance. It is his intention to assist IUP in attracting piano students of outstanding ability and potential who are likely to have true professional prospects to become a professional (piano) performer or university teacher.


James Staples Piano Scholarship (Immediate Use)

The Dr. James Staples Piano Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to full time, undergraduate students pursuing a BFA in Piano Performance at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
  • Must be a full time undergraduate student pursuing a BFA in Piano Performance;
  • Must be an incoming freshman or transfer student;
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50.
This scholarship endowment is established by, and named for, its founding benefactor, Dr. James G. Staples, Professor Emeritus of the IUP piano faculty. Dr. Staples' goal is to make IUP more competitive with its national peers in competing for some of the brightest and most talented students pursuing careers in piano performance. It is his intention to assist IUP in attracting piano students of outstanding ability and potential who are likely to have true professional prospects to become a professional (piano) performer or university teacher.


Jane M. Banks ECOB Book Fund

To award to ECOB sophomores and juniors who are currently not receiving scholarships. The distribution is to be made for the spring semester and the students are to use the proceeds for purchase of books and supplies at the IUP Bookstore for that semester.


Jane Miller Banks ECOBIT Scholarship

The Jane Miller Banks Eberly College of Business and Information Technology Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to students enrolled at IUP in the ECOBIT. Eligible candidates must meet the following criteria for scholarship consideration:
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at IUP at the junior level standing
  • Must have obtained a minimum 3.0 overall cumulative grade point average at IUP through the end of his/her sophomore year
  • Must be enrolled in a business major program administered by the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology
  • Must qualify for financial need as determined by the IUP Financial Aid Office
  • Must be a graduate of a Pennsylvania high school (public or private) or a Pennsylvania technical school
  • Must submit two scholastic and/or employer letters of reference; reference letters may not be from Eberly College of Business and Information Technology faculty members
  • Must submit an essay of not more than 500 words describing his/her anticipated use of and/or expected value to be received from an Eberly College of Business and Information Technology degree
The Jane Miller Banks Eberly College of Business Scholarship was established and endowed in Septebmer 2007 by a generous gift from Dr. Jane Miller Banks, a 1956 Indiana University of Pennsylvania alumna. Dr. Banks established the fund in order to provide scholarship support to juniors and seniors in the Eberly College of Business. Dr. Banks taught in New Jersey high schools while completing her M.A. at Montclair State University. She was one of the founding faculty members of Brookdale Community College (NJ) at its opening in 1969, retiring in 1997. She was awarded her Ed.D. from Rutgers University in 1973. She was a member of state and national education associations and was published in business education. She was a trainer/consultant for corporations and federal agencies. She was a speaker at several univesity, state, and regional business education conferences. Dr. Banks serves as an executive editor of the Journal of Education for Business from 1977-1990 and was a columnist, consultant, and co-auther for state and national publications, as well as an author of professional articles. Dr. Banks served as chairman of the Teaching/Learning Task Force of the NJ Consortium of Community Colleges. She served as the national secretary of Omicron Tau Theta and held several offices of its Delta Chapter at Rutgers University, where she was honored as the outstanding member in 1983. Dr. Banks also received the outstanding faculty member award at Brookdale Community College in 1988.


Janell Abbott Memorial Chemistry Scholarship (Alcoa)

The Janell Abbott Memorial Chemistry Scholarship will benefit a student who is enrolled full-time as a Chemistry major at IUP in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. The student must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA to remain eligible for continued funding for the multi-year scholarship @ $10,000 per year that the Alcoa funding will provide. The funds will be used to support the student's cost of completing his/her education.

The scholarship also teaches the student recipient the value of philanthropy and intends to establish that same value as the student graduates and becomes successfully employed. IUP's American Chemical Society-approved curriculum lays the foundation of solid chemical knowledge, while the special topics classes add diversity and depth. Students are encouraged to be active in research starting in their freshman year. The Department of Chemistry provides students with a variety of resources and opportunities, including hands-on access to instrumentation, one-on-one interactions with faculty, and active student service organizations. The student who receives this scholarship will be fully prepared academically to move into the workforce in a variety of science related positions and will have experience with research, presentations, tutoring, and community involvement.


Janet Yotter Amenhauser Elementary Education Scholarship

The Janet Yotter Amenhauser Elementary Education Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to full-time students majoring in Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education or Middle School Education at IUP who best meet the established criteria.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a declared major in Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, or Middle School Education;
  • Must be a high school graduate of a public or private Western Pennsylvania School including the counties of McKean, Elk, Clearfield, Cambria, Somerset, and all counties West of these; or a New Jersey High School;
  • Must be a junior or senior at the time of the scholarship award;
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average at the end of the sophomore year;
  • Preference given to those with financial need as determined by IUP;
  • Applicants should submit at least two scholastic and/or student teacher advisor letters of reference;
  • Junior-year scholarship recipients should be given first priority for retaining the scholarship award for his/her senior year providing the 3.0 grade point average is maintained and he/she remains enrolled as an Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, or Middle School Education Major.
The Janet Yotter Amenhauser Elementary Education Scholarship was established and endowed in June 2008 by a generous gift from her husband, Carl. Jan was a 1968 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania in elementary education with a minor in mathematics. Upon retiring in 2008, Mrs. Amenhauser had taught in almost all of the elementary grades (K-8) in four different states during her 38 year teaching career. Jan also served as the Mathematics Content Specialist while she was teaching first grade at the Perry L. Drew School in New Jersey from 1988-1997. In this role she offered staff development in mathematics to teachers at the school and presented workshops to parents on how they could incorporate math into their child's real world. In the summer of 1992, Mrs. Amenhauser participated in the Rutgers University Leadership Program in Discrete Mathematics. In 1994, she served on a New Jersey state committee to write the Elementary Curriculum Standards in Mathematics for the state. Jan has presented numerous workshops to teachers at the conferences of the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New Jersey and the national Council of Teachers of Mathematics. During the summer of 1995-2000 she worked as lead Teacher in the Rutgers University Leadership Program in Discrete Mathematics. There she educated elementary teachers nationwide on ways that discrete mathematics could be incorporated into the lower elementary grades. In 2002, Jan was one of 100 teachers nationwide to participate in a Mathematics Learning Symposium held at the National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C. Jan's creativity and her philosophy that learning should be fund has been responsible for several of her teaching awards. In 1989, she received an A+ For Kids Award for her math program called "The Care-a-Lot Store". In 1994 she received a New Jersey Best Practice Award for her program called "Sing a Song in Spelling". In 1995 Mrs. Amenhauser was the District Teacher of the Year in East Windsor, New Jersey and the Mercer County Teacher of the Year. In 1995, Jan won the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching Elementary Mathematics. The award was presented to the 50 individual states' Math and Science Presidential Awardees by First Lady, Hilary Clinton, during a ceremony at the National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C. After learning of this honor James Florio, the Governor of New Jersey, requested to be a guest reader in her first grade classroom. Jan's leadership skills were also recognized by her colleagues when they elected her three times to the office of President of the East Windsor Education Association. In 2003 Mrs. Amenhauser won the Frederick G. Hipp Foundation Award for creating a Hogwarts math club, based on the popular Harry Potter books. In 2005, Jan worked with other elementary teachers to organize Hogwarts Family Math Nights in all of East Windsor's elementary schools. The PTO at the Grace N. Roger School, from which Jan has retired, asked her to help them continue the popular Hogwarts Family Math Nights. Jan was married in 1968 to a fellow IUP graduate. Jan and Carl have one daughter and two grandsons.


Jayne Giniewicz Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Jayne Giniewicz Memorial Scholarship for Physics shall provide scholarship awards for currently enrolled students within the Department of Physics. Awards made based upon students' earned GPA and recognition of service within the Department of Physics.

Jayne R. Giniewicz, a native New Englander earned her bachelor's degree from Wheaton College in 1982, and from Pennsylvania State University, her masters in 1985 and her doctor of philosophy in solid state science in 1991. In 1987, Jayne was a visiting researcher at Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan where she participated in developing components for high resolution projection video technology. She continued her work in solid state science at the University of Pennsylvania until 1992 when she came to Indiana University of Pennsylvania as an Assistant Professor, her first professional position for which teaching was the major component. Throughout her years at IUP, Jayne was recognized for the excellent quality of her teaching. She mainly taught the upper level undergraduate physics courses and laboratories. During this time, she continued her research and collaborations with colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania and Sophia University culminating in a co-authored text entitled "Micromechantronics," about micro-electro-mechanical systems. The love for her family was an integral part of Jayne's life and helped lead to her decision to leave IUP to move back to New England in 2003. She dedicated her life to teaching and learning. Her sense of humor and excitement for understanding physics was contagious and inspired many. Jayne contributed much to the teaching of physics and enriched all of our lives in her short time on Earth but, tragically, and unexpectedly was taken from us in September of 2003 after only a brief stay at her new home in Massachusetts.

Selection of the scholarship awards shall be made by a vote of the department faculty.


Jean Caldwell Jenkins Memorial Scholarship

The Jean Caldwell Jenkins Memorial Scholarship provides scholarship support to full-time students enrolled in the Human Development and Environmental Studies Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
  • Must be enrolled in the Human Development and Environmental Studies Department;
  • First preference given to students majoring in Family and Consumer Sciences Education;
  • Second preference given to students majoring in Child Development and Family Relations;
  • Preference given to students who demonstrate financial need.
Selection of the recipients for the Jean Caldwell Jenkins Memorial Scholarship shall be made by the Human Development and Environmental Studies Department scholarship committee.


Jean J. Slenker Memorial Scholarship

To provide financial assistance to students at IUP majoring in Art and Art Education. The selected recipients shall be promising students in the media of Fibers, including papermaking and its related art forms. In the event there are no eligible students engaged in the study of Fibers, scholarship recipients may be selected from those students who demonstrate promise in the field of Art Education, pursuing certification in the teaching of Art.

Eligibility for the scholarships will be limited to full-time juniors and seniors enrolled within the Department of Art at IUP.

This scholarship is established by family, friends and colleagues in memory of Jean J. Slenker, a member of the Department of Art faculty at IUP for 31 years until her death in September 1998. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1953 and a Master's degree and professional diploma from Teachers College, Columbia University in 1958. A respected teacher and well known for her motivational approaches and personal interest in students, Mrs. Slenker was an active member in many professional organizations, including The Allied Artists of Johnstown, The Associated Artists, Pittsburgh Society of Artists, Craftsman Guild and Society of Sculptors of Pittsburgh. Her work in jewelry, metal sculpture, papermaking and fibers have won numerous awards from the associations as her work has been displayed throughout Western Pennsylvania and the Northeastern United States. She received an international award for her welded metal sculpture. She received the IUP Creative Arts Award for her recognized achievements in Art.

IUP Personal working in the Department of Art and Art Education, College of Fine Arts, who are familiar with the work and potential of the students, shall select the annual scholarship recipient(s).


Jerry and Libby Esposito Citizens' Ambulance Service Scholarship

The Jerry and Libby Esposito Citizens' Ambulance Service Scholarship provides support to full-time or part-time undergraduate students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who are current employees of Citizens' or the dependent of current or past employees.
  • Must be a current employee of Citizens' Ambulance Service/Ambulance Service Management Corporation (ASMC) or dependent of current or past employees of ASMC;
  • Must demonstrate good citizenship and outstanding personal character through the submission of a written essay and letter of recommendation;
  • Preference given to students who demonstrate financial need at time of selection.
The scholarship is a renewable scholarship for two additional semesters if the student applies and maintains good academic standing at the end of the spring semester.

The Jerry and Libby Esposito Citizens' Ambulance Service Scholarship, established by the Esposito family, friends, and colleagues, honors the distinguished leadership and many contributions Jerry and Libby provided to the field of emergency medical services; local, across the state, and nationally. Mr. and Mrs. Esposito valued the importance of higher education and always encouraged the pursuit of knowledge through further education. Jerry graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1966, receiving a BA in sociology from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. He was also recognized as a recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award in 1986. Jerry was instrumental and played a major role in the establishment of Citizens' Ambulance in 1964 and grew the organization to the nationally recognized entity that it is today. Libby, who preferred to avoid the spotlight, played an immensely important role at Citizens over the years in both her filling key administrative support roles and achieving the respected role of matriarch of the organization....she was everyone's mom. They have a long legacy of IUP alumni with their children Jan ('69), Betsy ('72), Jerry, Jr. ('74), John ('78) and Jeff, all having attended IUP.


Jessica L. Aaron Memorial Study Abroad Scholarship

The purpose of the Jessica L. Aaron Memorial Study Abroad Scholarship is to honor the memory of IUP student and Spanish Minor who passed away in 2006.

The scholarship will be used to support those declared IUP majors and minors of Spanish who plan to participate in one of the IUP Spanish Department's study abroad programs. The scholarship will be used specifically for study abroad expenses, such as travel, tuition, supplies and cultural excursions. Applicants will be required to submit a transcript that shows their overall GPA as well as the major/minor GPA. Students will also be required to submit a formal essay of no more than three pages describing why they want to study abroad and how they think such an experience will change their lives.

Members of the Spanish Department's Scholarship Committee will evaluate the application based on their completeness and content, and committee members will rank them. It will be the committee's charge to determine the most appropriate application deadline, but it is anticipated that the application process will occur in the Fall semester each year.


Jim and Jamie Self Tuba Scholarship

The Jim and Jamie Self Tuba Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to outstanding upper class tuba students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
  • Must be an outstanding upper class tuba student.
Dr. James M. "Jim" Self is a freelance musician who holds the principal tuba position with the Pacific Symphony, Pasadena Symphony and Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. He is a native of Venango County and a 1965 graduate of IUP. He and his wife, Jamie, live in Los Angeles, CA. He has been one of the most in-demad Los Angeles studio musicians for nearly 40 years. Self, a native of Franklin, is a 1965 graduate of IUP and a 2003 recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award. Jim Self has been a constant supporter of the IUP Department of Music. In addition to his gift towards the naming of the Brass and Jazz Room, he has also supported the department through the awarding of an annual Jim and Jamie Self Tuba Scholarship and the Brass Quintet Scholarship. He has also given funds to form the Jim Self Chamber Brass Collection, housed in the Orendorff Music Library. Self is a freelance musician and holds principal tuba positions with the Pacific Symphony, Pasadena Symphony, and the Hollwood Bowl Orchestra. He is also principal tuba-cimbasso in the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra. Since 1974, he has performed on scores of more than 1,500 motion pictures, television shows, and records, most notably as the voice of the mother ship in "Close Encounters of the Third Kind". Other solos can be heard on soundtracks by John Williams, on James Horner's "Casper", and on Marc Shaiman's "Sleepless in Seattle". He also has produced ten albums ranging from jazz to classical to Americana and is a published composer and arranger, with thirty-five titles for band, orchestra, chamber ensemble, solo tuba, and trombone to his credit. He also serves as adjunct professor of tuba and chamber music at the University of Southern California. In addition to his IUP honor, he is the emeritus winner of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences MVP for Tuba and a recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Tuba-Euphonium Association at the Cincinnati Conservatory. Self also is a Yamaha Performing Artist. In addition to his IUP degrees, he received a Master of Music from Catholic University of America in 1967 and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Southern California in 1976.

Selection of the recipients for the Jim and Jamie Self Tuba Scholarship shall be made by the tuba professor with the assistance of the brass faculty.

Special note regarding amount of award: For those years the donor chooses to make an 'immediate use' gift for the purpose of awarding the scholarship without using the annual available amount from the endowed fund, the annual available amount will be added back to the principal of the fund and will not be available for awarding. The annual available amount will be used to make the award in any year the donor does not make this immediate use gift.


Joan Frey Boytim Scholarship for Keyboard Accompanist

The Joan Frey Boytim Scholarship for Keyboard Accompanist shall provide a scholarship award to talented and deserving students enrolled in the music or music education major within the Department of Music at IUP.
  • Is enrolled as a music or music education major within the Department of Music at IUP.
  • Has reached senior level status by successfully earning at least 91 or more academic credits
  • Has demonstrated interest, success and the promise of continued success as a keyboard accompanist for recitalists, small ensembles or choral organizations.
Joan Frey Boytim graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1955 with a Bachelor of Science in Music and in 1964 with a Master of Education in Music. In 1955 she was the recipient of the senior "Most Professional Promise" award and a Rotary International Fellowship to study in Munich, Germany for the academic year 1955-56. In addition, she has 30 Doctorate hours in vocal pedagogy studies from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. With more than 45 years of teaching experience, she is a nationally recognized expert in the field of teaching pre-collegiate and adult community voice. She has compiled and edited more than 30 vocal anthologies that are widely considered to be indispensable collections for teaching voice. She has written the test, "The Private Voice Studio Handbook - A Practical Guide to All Aspects of Teaching." She has lectured throughout the country on private voice studio management and marketing, solo voice repertoire, as well as presenting master classes for teenage singers. During her musical career, she has been a vocal soloist and recitalist, a French horn ensemble player and soloist, and a professional piano accompanist.

Selection of the scholarship awards shall be done by the Scholarship Committee in the Department of Music.


Joan Frey Boytim Scholarship for Vocal Performance-Male

The Joan Frey Boytim Scholarship for Vocal Performance - Male shall provide a scholarship award to talented and deserving male music or music education majors at IUP.
  • Is enrolled as a music or music education major within the Department of Music at IUP.
  • Has reached senior level status by successfully earning at least 91 or more academic credits.
  • Has demonstrated interest, success and the promise of continued success in vocal performance or private voice teaching.
  • Award will be given to a male student.
Joan Frey Boytim graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1955 with a Bachelor of Science in Music and in 1964 with a Master of Education in Music. In 1955 she was the recipient of the senior "Most Professional Promise" award and a Rotary International Fellowship to study in Munich, Germany for the academic year 1955-56. In addition, she has 30 Doctorate hours in vocal pedagogy studies from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. With more than 45 years of teaching experience, she is a nationally recognized expert in the field of teaching pre-collegiate and adult community voice. She has compiled and edited more than 30 vocal anthologies that are widely considered to be indespensable collections for teaching voice. She has written the test, "The Private Voice Studio Handbook - A Practical Guide to All Aspects of Teaching." She has lectured throughout the country on private voice studio management and marketing, solo voice repertoire, as well as presenting master classes for teenage singers. During her musical career, she has been a vocal soloist and recitalist, a French horn ensemble player and soloist, and a professional accompanist.

Selection of the scholarship awards shall be done by the Scholarship Committee in the Department of Music.


Joan Frey Boytim Scholarships for Vocal Performance-Female

The Joan Frey Boytim Scholarship for Vocal Performance - Female shall provide a scholarship award to talented and deserving female music or music education majors at IUP.
  • Is enrolled as a music or music education major within the Department of Music at IUP.
  • Has reached senior level status by successfully earning at least 91 or more academic credits
  • Has demonstrated interest, success and the promise of continued success in vocal performance or private voice teaching.
  • Award will be given to a female student.
Joan Frey Boytim graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1955 with a Bachelor of Science in Music and in 1964 with a Master of Education in Music. In 1955 she was the recipient of the senior "Most Professional Promise" award and a Rotary International Fellowship to study in Munich, Germany for the academic year 1955-56. In addition, she has 30 Doctorate hours in vocal pedagogy studies from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. With more than 45 years of teaching experience, she is a nationally recognized expert in the field of teaching pre-collegiate and adult community voice. She has compiled and edited more than 30 vocal anthologies that are widely considered to be indispensable collections for teaching voice. She has written the text, "The Private Voice Studio Handbook - A Practical Guide to All Aspects of Teaching." She has lectured throughout the country on private voice studio management and marketing, solo voice repetoire, as well as presenting master classes for teenage singers. During her musical career she has been a vocal soloist and recitalist, a French horn ensemble player and soloist, and a professional piano accompanist.

Selection of the scholarship awards shall be done by the Scholarship Committee in the Department of Music.


Joan Schmitt Fashion Scholarship

The Joan Schmitt Fashion Scholarship shall provide scholarship assistance to a student in the Fashion Merchandising major at IUP.
  • Scholarship recipient must have achieved Junior standing (successfully completed at least 56 credit hours) and have one or more semesters remaining to complete the Fashion Merchandising major.
  • Recipient must have successfully completed nine (9) credits in Fashion Merchandising courses at IUP.
  • Recipient must be enrolled full-time and have a minimum 2.80 cumulative grade point average.
  • Recipients must be of good character, demonstrate strong academic achievement and leadership abilities, and work a minimum average of 10 hours per week while attending IUP classes as a full-time student.
  • Recipient must demonstrate financial need.
  • Recipient can receive the scholarship only once during his/her academic career at IUP.
Joan Schmitt, along with colleagues and friends, established the Joan Schmitt Fashion Scholarship Fund upon her retirement in 2001 from the Department of Human Development & Environmental Studies (HDES) at Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she served as a faculty member since 1975. The scholarship provides support for Fashion Merchandising majors in the HDES Department who have strong academic achievement, financial need and who work while attending classes full-time.

Selection of the award recipient will be the responsibility of the Human Development & Environmental Studies Department Scholarship Committee. (This committee must have a Fashion Merchandising faculty member serving on the committe.) The selection will be completed in the Fall semester of each year and the name submitted to the Foundation for IUP and the Office of Financial Aid with the scholarship to be awarded for the Spring semester.


Joanne P. Lovette Memorial Fund

Scholarships from the Joanne P. Lovette Memorial Fund shall be awarded to an outstanding, entering freshman student based on the criterion of artistic talent.
  • Must be an entering freshman student who demonstrates outstanding artistic talent as determined by the Art Department Faculty Scholarship Committee through a portfolio review.
  • Retention of the scholarship award will be permitted as funding permits and if the student fulfills the following:
    • Maintains an overall 2.80 grade point average;
    • Maintains a 3.0 or higher grade point average in studio courses;
    • Scholarships will be awarded at $100 for each of four years of undergraduate study. The award may not be extended to a fifth year.
  • If a student fails to maintain the scholarship in any given year, the Scholarship Committee may award the stipend to another student, who, by virtue of participation in the annual juried exhibit, shows the necessary talent qualifications and maintains the stipulated criteria.
  • The amount of the scholarship may increase according to the proceeds from the endowment. Should the endowment produce a yield that is in excess of 25 percent of annual tuition, the proceeds will be divided to award two scholarships annually.
The selection of the recipients is based on the recommendation of the Department of Art Faculty Scholarship Committee and awarded by the Dean of the College of Fine Arts.


John A. Pidgeon Scholarship for Swimming

The John A. Pidgeon Scholarship for Swimming shall provide financial assistance to talented and deserving student-athletes participating on the IUP Swim Team.
  • Must be a participating member of the IUP Swim Team.
  • Must meet the admission and academic requirements of IUP and the Intercollegiate Athletics Program.
John A. Pideon was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, the son of woolenmill workers. With scholarship support and good academic records, he was able to attend Phillips Andover Academy. During his years at Andover, he excelled in academics and athletics, especially swimming, baseball and football, and earned All-American honors several times. Of special note is that Jack played second base on the Andover baseball team with future United States President George H. Bush at first base. Upon graduation from prep school, Jack joined the United States Navy and served in the North Atlantic. During his tour, he was decorated several times. After his discharge from the Navy, Jack attended Bowdoin College in Maine; and again excelled both academically and athletically. Despite a broken back and leg injuries from his service in World War II, Jack earned a spot on the United States 1948 Olympic Swimming Team whil at Bowdoin. He was awarded a doctorate in education from Bethany College in West Virginia and a doctorate in literature from Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania. Jack joined the faculty at Deerfield Academy in 1949 as a Latin teacher and swimming coach. During his tenure he developed more All-American swimmers than any other coach in history and won several New England intercollegiate swimming championships. While at Deerfield he learned much from the legendary Frank L. Boyden who served as headmaster at Deerfield Academy from 1902 to 1968. In 1957, Jack left Deerfield to become the headmaster at the Kiski School, a private boarding school for boys located in Saltsburg, Pennsylvania. Building upon his experience at Deerfield, Jack developed Kiski into one of the most prestigious single-sex, college-preparatory schools in the country. During his 45-year tenure, he mentored thousands of young men; and many have distinguished themselves in their professional and personal lives thanks to their experiences at Kiski and the role model they had in their headmaster. Upon his retirement in 2002, Jack was recognized as the nation's longest-reigning headmaster of single-sex, college-preparatory schools by the National Association of Independent Schools. The proud father of four, Jack is married to Barbara Hafer, treasurer of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Selection of award recipients shall be made by the coaching staff of the IUP Swim Team in cooperation with the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and in consultation with representatives of the Pidgeon family.


John and G. Yvonne Galli Trettel International Travel Scholarship

The John F. & G. Yvonne Galli Trettel International Travel Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to students enrolled at IUP for international cultural experience opportunities in Western Europe, favoring such countries as Italy, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Scholarship support may include travel, lodging, food, supplies, passport and incidentals. Eligible candidates must meet the established criteria.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student at IUP.
  • Full-time status over the summer is not required if student was enrolled as a full-time student at IUP during the previous fall and/or spring semester(s).
  • Must be in good academic standing with the Univeresity.
  • Must be a non-foreign language major.
  • Must have completed a minimum of 48 credits.
  • Must be first overseas experience.
  • Must demonstrate self-reliance, maturity and flexibility to deal with the challenges and opportunties associated with international travel.
  • Preference will be given to students who have financial need.
John Trettel and Yvonne Galli met as students on the campus of Indiana State Teachers College in 1951. Yvonne graduated in 1954 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics. John graduated in 1955 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education. They were married in the summer of 1955. Yvonne completed three years of teaching - one at Aliquippa High School and two at Plum Borough High School in Pennsylvania in order to get permanent Pennsylvania Teaching Certification before starting a family. While raising their family of five children, Yvonne taught one year of Special Education in Zanesville, Ohio. She then went on to develop and coordinate a Rural Family Life Program for disadvantaged homemakers in the Appalachian area of Ohio under the service of the Ohio State Department of Education. When the family moved to Erie, Pennsylvania, Yvonne wrote the Middle School Home Economcis curriculum for the School District of the City of Erie in 1976. In 1992, she received her Master's Degree in Special Education from Mercyhurst College. After graduating from Indiana State Teachers College, John worked in the retail industry as a store manager for twelve years. He entered the financial industry of investment management in 1967 as a registered representative of MLPF & S, a major New York stock exchange member firm. Five years later he accepted a senior investment management position with the First National Bank of Pennsylvania where he attained the position of Executive Vice President and was responsible for all the Bank and Trust Investment divisions. After eighteen years at the First National Bank of Pennsylvania, John incorporated, as a founding partner, Presque Isle Capital Management, Inc., a registered investment advisory firm. He has served as President and Chief Investment Officer of Presque Isle Capital Management, Inc., since the firm's inception in 1991. Through all the years of work and raising their family, John and Yvonne traveled only in the United States and Canada. In 1988, they finally had the opportunity to travel abroad. They found it to be a wonderful, educational experience - and have enjoyed many subsequent trips to Europe. They also have enjoyed sharing some of these international experiences with their children. Through this special scholarship fund, it is the desire and intention of John and Yvonne Trettel to share the experience of international travel with young men and women at their undergraduate alma mater.

Selection of recipients for the John F. & G. Yvonne Galli Trettel International Travel Scholarship shall be made by a committee, chaired by the Director of the Office of International Affairs.


John E. Rhodes Music Scholarship

The John E. Rhodes Music Scholarship provides scholarship support to full-time students enrolled in the Department of Music at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
  • Must be a declared major in the Department of Music at time of receipt;
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 at the time of selection;
  • Scholarship is non-renewable.
John E. Rhodes was born in Altoona Hospital on November 10, 1943. He lived with his parents, Christabel and Dean, an older brother, Jim, and younger sister, Judy. They resided in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. John graduated from Hollidaysburg High School and graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Music Education. After graduation he auditioned for the U.S. Army Chorus in Washington, DC and was accepted. While waiting for his White House clearance, he started his Masters studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Before his clearance was completed, he enlisted and it was during his basic training at Fort Jackson that he received his clearance to serve in the United States Army Chorus. He was stationed at Fort Myer in Arlington, Virginia and served from 1966 to 1969. After his military service he returned to Indiana University of Pennsylvania to complete his Masters of Fine Arts in 1969. With his Master's degree, he was hired as the General Music Teacher at Lynbrook Elementary School in Fairfax County, Virginia School District. After 30 years of teaching at the same school, he retired in 1999. Soon after his retirement, he was employed by Music and Arts as a contract music instructor of trumpet, voice and beginning guitar. He retired from Music and Arts in 2012, just a month before moving to Willow Valley Communities in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. While teaching, John was very active in the metropolitan area of Washington, DC. He directed several church choirs, with the longest tenure at Prince of Peace, Springfield, Virginia. He sang 30 years with Paul Hill Chorale in venues such as National Presbyterian Church, National Cathedral, Wolf Trap Foundation for Performing Arts, Kennedy Center for Performing Arts and numerous chathedrals in Europe. He was privileged to sing with the chorus during the opening of the Kennedy Center. He sang four (4) years with the Washington Opera Company at the Kennedy Center. He sang nine (9) years with the Choral Arts Society of Washington in venues of the Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap Foundation for Performing Arts, Jackson Hole Summer Music Festival, London's Royal Albert Hall and London's St. Paul's Cathedral. A live recording was made of the St. Paul's Cathedral performance of Mahler Symphony No. 8 under director Valery Gergiev with the London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra. While at Willow Valley he sang as a member of the Willow Valley Chorale, Lancaster Symphony chorus, the Lancaster Opera Company and the Highland Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir. After a short illness he died on September 23, 2013 and is buried at Indiantown Gap National Cemetary, Annville, Pennsylvania. John met Darlene Myer in the Paul Hill Chorale and they were married in June, 1990. They lived 23 years in Springfield, Virginia before moving to Willow Valley Communities. Darlene also enjoyed singing soprano in all of these groups as well.

Selection of recipients for the John E. Rhodes Music Scholarship shall be made by the Scholarship Committee of the Department of Music.


John F. Kadlubowski Memorial Scholarship for History

The John F. Kadlubowski Memorial Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a declared major in the Department of History.
  • Must be a declared major in the Department of History at IUP.
  • Must be in good academic standing with a minimum 2.75 GPA and demonstrate a promise for continued academic success.
  • Must be a junior, senior or graduate student planning to be a teacher of History.
  • Preference will be given to students who are married and/or have children.
  • Must demonstrate financial need for obtaining his/her education.
Dr. John F. Kadlubowski was a dedicated member of the IUP History Department from 1967 to 1999. He served as its Chair for 11 years. Teaching was his passion. He took great joy in stepping into a classroom and making history come alive. His strong level of commitment and his uncompromising sense of integrity left a profound impact, not only on his students, but on his colleagues as well. As an active member of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties Union for more than 30 years, Dr. Kadlubowski never abandoned the struggle to protect academic freedom and to improve the quality of education at IUP and throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education. Through his quiet intensity, he set a powerful example, touching the lives of everyone with whom he taught and worked. All those who knew Dr. Kadlubowski can attest to the fact that he was, indeed, one of a kind. This scholarship, established by family and friends, provides a living legacy for Dr. John F. Kadlubowski, his life, and his dedication to the value of education.

Selection of the scholarship recipients shall be made through the Department of History in accordance with its established award process.


John J. and Mary Louise Scanlan and James and Madelyn Reilly Scholarship for Hospitality Management

The John J. and Mary Louise Scanlan and Dr. James B. and Madelyn Reilly Scholarship for Hospitality Management shall provide scholarship support to students enrolled full-time at Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a declared major in the Department of Hotel Restaurant Management and who best meet the established criteria.
  • Enrolled as a full-time student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
  • Must be a declared major in the Department of Hotel Restaurant Management;
  • Must be a sophomore, junior or senior, with financial need and scholastic ability as determined by the department faculty;
  • Funds to be used for tuition, fees, and/or books.
John J. Scanlan began his ARAMARK career in 1962 as Food Service Director at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. In 1965 he became a District Manager for ARAMARK's Campus Dining division. He also served as General Manager for ARAMARK at Xerox Training Center in Leesburg, VA and District Manager for ARAMARK's Business Dining Division. In 1981, Scanlan was named Vice President, Special Events for ARAMARK Leisure Services. During his tenure at ARAMARK, Scanlan directed food services at the 1980 Winter Games in Lake Placid, NY; the 1984 Winter Games in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia; the 1984 Summer Games in Los Angeles, CA; the 1988 Winter Games in Calgary, Canada; the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul, Korea; the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain and the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. Other Olympic related events Scanlan managed included the 1982 Bolivarian Games in Barquisimeto, Venezuela; the 1987 Pan-American Games in Indianapolis, IN; the 1990 Goodwill Games in Seattle, WA and the 1994 Asian Games in Hiroshima, Japan. Additionally, Scanlan's work at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta confirmed his status as a master in managing food services for world class sporting events. He also assisted in planning the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney prior to his death. A native of Scranton, PA, Scanlan lived in Haddonfield, NJ with his wife Mary Louise. They are survived by their six children: Shane of Haddonfield, NJ; Peter of Haddonfield, NJ; Meg (Dave) Georgiana of Kennett Square, PA; Amy (Pat) O'Hearn of Cherry Hill, NJ; Mark of Long Branch, NJ; David (Beth) of Morristown, NJ.

Selection of recipient for the John J. and Mary Louise Scanlan and Dr. James B. and Madelyn Reilly Scholarship for Hospitality Management shall be made by the committee of faculty members of the Department of Hotel Restaurant Management.


John J. Delaney and Susan S. Delaney Family Scholarship

The John J. Delaney and Susan S. Delaney Family Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to talented and deserving incoming freshman enrolled at IUP as a part-time or full-time student who is a resident of Indiana or Westmoreland Counties and has graduated from a school located within those counties.
  • Must be a resident of Indiana County or Westmoreland County and a graduate from a high school located within Indiana County or Westmoreland County.
  • Must be an incoming freshman student who has been accepted at IUP as a full- or part-time student and who is enrolled in a degree- or certificate granting program.
  • Must demonstrate financial need in obtaining his/her higher education.
  • Eligible candidates must demonstrate the potential for future success in the educational environment of IUP and in a career upon graduation. This scholarship is to be used to assist those students with characteristics that could distinguish them as "late bloomers" and who, with encouragement, could achieve their goals.
  • Preference may be given to students who hold a part-time or full-time job to assist with the financial costs of their education and living expenses.
  • The scholarship may be renewable and is dependant upon the good academic standing and continuation toward an earned degree or certificate from IUP.
Jack and Susan Delaney are actively involved members of the Indiana community, where they have owned and operated Delaney Chevrolet Incorporated since 1971. They purchased Star Chevrolet, Nissan Volvo in Greensburg in 1983. Jack was born and raised in Indiana and attended the University Laboratory School for his elementary education. Susan received a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics Education in 1964 from IUP. They are the parents of three adult children: Jack and Tom are both actively involved in the family businesses, and Beth is an attorney, currently residing in Washington, D.C. Susan has served as a Trustee of IUP since 1987 and has chaired the IUP Council of Trustees since 2001. Both share a strong commitment to education and have established this scholarship to assist students who may encounter difficulty in attending college due to financial constraints. The Delaneys believe that many promising students of moderate means and academic accomplishment could achieve success in obtaining a college degree, and in turn, enjoy professional and personal success in their lives, with the assistance and support of scholarship funding such as this. It is the Delaneys' hope that this fund will enable talented, hard-working and deserving students, not eligible for high academic merit or athletic scholarship aid, to obtain an educational certificate or degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.


John W. McNaul Scholarship Fund

To award scholarships to deserving students graduating from Somerset High School who are attending IUP.
  • The student recipient must be a graduating senior from Somerset High School.
  • Must be accepted and enrolled full-time at IUP.
  • Must be in financial need as determined by government standards as such standards are interpreted and appointed from time to time by the administration of Somerset Area High School or any rules or policies adopted thereby defining "financial need".
John W. McNaul was a 1948 alumnus of IUP, graduating from the College of Education and Education Technology. He was a principal at the Somerset Area High School.


John William "Whitey" Schrock Football Scholarship

The John William "Whitey" Schrock Football Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to talented and deserving student athletes participating in football at IUP.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
  • Must be a participating member of the IUP Football Team;
  • Must be a walk-on player who displays great intensity and work ethic on the field;
  • Must be in good academic standing with the University;
  • Must demonstrate self-reliance, maturity and flexibility to deal with the challenges and opportunities associated with the college's academic programs.
As a student, John "Whitey" Schrock '65 was a varsity wrestler and center on the IUP football team. He earned multiple letters in both sports. He was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and was an outstanding student, athlete, friend and influence on many individuals. After graduation, Whitey coached high school football and wrestling at Kiski Prep, eventually becoming the head wrestling coach at Dickinson College. Whitey suffered a fall from a ladder with devastating injuries which severly incapacitated him for several years with continuing adverse impacts to this day. Throughout his recuperation and rehalilitation, Whitey continued to set the example for family and friends of the determination of a quality athlete with discipline and hard work to rehabilitate himself. It was this same intensity and maximum effort that Whitey possessed as an athlete at IUP. It must also be noted that Faith is important to Whitey and his faith enabled him to overcome adversity throughout his life. The positive influence and inspiration Whitey had on his teammates, friends, and fraternity brothers while at IUP and which continues today, are the factors that led his friends to establish the John "Whitey" Schrock Football Scholarship.

Selection of recipients for the John William "Whitey" Schrock Football Scholarship shall be made by the Head Coach of the IUP Football Team and the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.


Joseph and Isodeen Serene Memorial Scholarship

The Joseph and Isodeen Serene Memorial Scholarship shall provide financial assistance to a deserving student enrolled at IUP who graduated from Indiana Area High School.
  • Is a senior at Indiana Area High School who has applied, been accepted and enrolled at IUP.
  • Has achieved a cummulative 3.0 grade point average.
  • Is involved in extra curricular activities with school and/or community groups.
  • Demonstrates good citizenship.
Joseph W. Serene was senior partner in the law firm Serene, Serene and Vaporis of Indiana. Mr. Serene was a former member and president of the IUP Council of Trustees. He also was among the incorporators and original members of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for IUP. In 1986, Mr. Serene received the President's Medal of Distinction for his service to and support of IUP. Mr. Serene passed away in 1992.


Joseph C. Clark Research Scholars

The Joseph C. Clark Research Scholarship shall provide scholarship awards and support for student-faculty research projects to student(s) enrolled at IUP who best meet the established criteria.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a declared major in the Department of Geoscience;
  • Have an outstanding academic record and the promise of continued success in pursuing his/her degree.
Dr. Joseph C. Clark was a faculty member at Indiana University of Pennsylvania from 1972-2004. Dr. Clark taught courses in Environmental Geology and Subsurface Geology and contributed significantly to our understand of California Faulty Zone geology and earthquake hazards through his work with the US Geological Survey. Dr. Clark was a role model to facutly, colleagues and students, alike, with his devotion to learning and his integrity to research science. His mentorship guided many students into graduate programs and into professional careers as geologists. This fund was established to recognize and honor Dr. Clark's distinguished career and his dedication to the Geoscience Department and its students.

Selection of recipients for the Joseph C. Clark Research Scholarship shall be made by the Chairperson of the Department of Geoscience in consultation and cooperation with the Department faculty.


Joseph Massaro, Jr. Quarterback Scholarship

The Joseph Massaro, Jr. Quarterback Endowment shall provide scholarship support to students enrolled at IUP who are participating members of the IUP football team, specifically a quarterback. Eligible candidates must meet the following criteria for scholarship consideration:
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
  • Must be a quarterback and participating member of the IUP football team;
  • Must be in good academic standing with the University;
  • Must demonstrate self-reliance, maturity and flexibility to deal with the challenges and opportunities associated with the University's academic programs.
Selection of the recipients for the Joseph Massaro, Jr. Quarterback Endowment shall be made by the Head Coach of the IUP football team and the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.


Julius Filcik Memorial Scholarship for Men's Basketball

The Julius Filcik Memorial Scholarship for Men's Basketball shall provide scholarship support to full-time students enrolled at IUP who are members of the IUP Men's Basketball team and who best meet the established criteria.
  • Enrolled as a full-time student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
  • Must be a quality student with a 2.5 or greater earned cumulative grade point average;
  • Must be a participating member of the IUP Men's Basketball Team;
  • Demonstrates good character, leadership and sportsmanship as well as the self-reliance, maturity and flexibility to deal with the challenges and opportunities associated with the University's academic and athletic programs.
Julius Filcik graduated from Indiana State Teachers College in 1953, along with his wife Shirley U. Filcik. During his undergraduate years, Jules was active with many campus organizations and programs. He was a member of the Men's Basketball Team for four years. He served as class president, as a member of the Student Government Association, and a brother in Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity. He also participated in the English Club and the Science Club. Upon graduation from Indiana, Jules attended George Washington University and received his law degree. Jules and Shirley lived in Cincinnati, Ohio where he served as corporate counsel for Procter and Gamble. In recognition of his outstanding professional and personal accomplishments and his deep affection for his alma mater, Jules received the IUP Distinguished Alumni Award in 1983. Jules passed away in 1992. Upon his passing, Shirley and their children, Jeff and Sharon, established the Julius P. Filcik Doctoral Fellowship to serve as a continuing legacy to the life and career of the late Mr. Filcik and to honor the family's commitment to educational excellence. Continuing the strong ties of the Filcik family with Indiana University of Pennsylvania and to honor their love of sports, Shirley has established this scholarship to support academic excellence and sportsmanship among the student-athletes in the IUP Men's Basketball Program.

Selection of recipients for the Julius Filcik Memorial Scholarship for Men's Basketball shall be made by the Head Coach of the Men's Basketball Team and the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics or his/her designee.


Karl McDermott Scholarship for Economics

The Karl A. McDermott Scholarship for Economics shall be awarded annually to students enrolled full-time at Indiana University of Pennsylvania majoring in Economics based on the established criteria with preference given to eligible female students.
  • Has a declared major in economics;
  • Preference for female students to overcome the underrepresentation of women in economics and related professions;
  • Has demonstrated overall academic achievement and the promise for future success.
Selection of recipients for the Karl A. McDermott Scholarship for Economics shall be made by the Scholarship Committee of the Department of Economics.


Kathleen Jones White Endowment

The Kathleen Jones White Endowment shall support all initiatives of the Kathleen Jones White Writing Center and will benefit students and faculty in the teaching and learning of writing.

Kathleen Jones White (1934-2006) was born in Fallowfield Township, near Charleroi, Washington County, Pennsylvania. Her parents were David A. and Muriel Baker Jones. She attended school in Charleroi, Pennsylvania and in 1956 graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) with a BS degree in Home Economics. She earned a Master of Education degree from Penn State University, specializing in clothing and textiles. Kathleen Jones taught at the junior high and high school level in the Penn Hills School District from 1956 to 1963. Jones joined the Home Economics Department at IUP in September 1963. She started her doctoral studies in 1965 and earned her PhD from Ohio State University (OSU) in 1968. She studied continuously at OSU from June 1966 through August 1968, while on leave of absence from IUP. While studying at OSU, Jones was the recipient of a General Foods fellowship, a grant made by the General Foods Foundation to educate persons for leadership positions in home economics. Dr. Jones specialized in home economics, with additional areas of study in higher education and sociology. Her major area of study in home economics was clothing and textiles, which she taught at IUP, and her concentration was on the social-psychological aspects of clothing. Her dissertation was "Esteem according to clothed figures as related to fashion and perception". Dr. Jones returned to IUP in September 1968. She taught both undergraduate and graduate courses in clothing and served as the advisor to the Home Economics Club. She also served as chair of the Scholarship Committee and freshman class advisor. In 1971 Dr. Jones, having been instrumental in the establishing of a consumer services department at IUP, was appointed chairman of that department and was then appointed dean of the School of Home Economics at IUP on July 1, 1972. She was a member of Kappa Omicron Phi, Omicron Nu and Phi Upsilon Omicron, home economics honoraries; American Home Economics Association; and the Pennsylvania Home Economics Association. She belonged to Kappa Delta Pi, national honorary education fraternity; Delta Kappa Gamma honorary; the American Association of University Women (AAUW) - served as AAUW president in 1970; National Education Association (NEA); and Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA). Her work as Dean at IUP was honored widely. In 1983 she received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Home Economics at Ohio State University. She retired in 1985 as the Dean of the College of Human Ecology after more than 20 years at IUP. She and her husband, David E. White, moved to Morgantown, West Virginia, and later to Alpine Lake in Preston County, West Virginia. Much of her nonprofessional life had been devoted to education. She was a member of PEO (Philanthropic Educational Organization), served as an instructor in the Appalachian Life-Long Learning program at WVU, and was a founder of the Alpine Lake Foundation whose purpose is to award college scholarships to graduates of Preston High School. Some of her favorite leisure activities included quilting and duplicate bridge. Kathy died November 9, 2006.

To ensure that the long life of the gift remains focused on this purpose and on the memory of Kathleen Jones White, the Director or subsequent Administrator(s) of the Kathleen Jones White Writing Center (formerly known as the IUP Writing Center) will administer the endowment's expenditures in a manner consistent with the endowment and with administrative and financial oversight provided by the Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.


Kay Staszkiewicz Memorial Scholarship for Nursing

The Kay Staszkiewicz Memorial Scholarship for Nursing shall provide scholarships to talented and outstanding students enrolled in the Department of Nursing & Allied Health Professions at IUP. The Staszkiewicz family places no restrictive criteria for the selection of scholarship recipients, except that preference be given to non-traditional students in recognition of Mrs. Staszkiewicz's accomplishments as a non-traditional student.

Kay Staszkiewicz, mother of Provost Mark J. Staszkiewicz and a resident of Pontiac, Michigan, was tragically killed in an automobile accident in October 1996. To honor and recognize the value Mrs. Staszkiewicz had for education, and in particular, her professional area of nursing, Dr. Staszkiewicz and his family have established a scholarship to serve as a living legacy for his mother.

Selection of recipients shall be made by a committee of faculty from the Department of Nursing & Allied Health Professions, according to standards as determined by the Department and the University.


Ken and Lois Widdowson Scholarship Fund

The Ken and Lois Widdowson Scholarship Fund shall provide scholarship support to students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who have declared a Mathematics major and best meet the established criteria.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
  • Must be a Mathematics major;
  • Must be in good academic standing with the University;
  • Preference will be given to those who demonstrate financial need;
  • Preference must be given to a graduate of Indiana High School; if in any given year there are no eligible candidates, scholarship consideration may be given to those who have graduated from any high school within Indiana County who meet the above criteria.
  • In order to apply, the candidate must complete an application form that includes information on extra-curricular activities and the reason for choosing a career in mathematics. The application form may be obtained through the Department of Mathematics.
Selection of recipients for the Ken and Lois Widdowson Scholarship Fund shall be made by the Department of Mathematics Scholarship Committee.


Kenneth M. Sell Memorial Scholarship for Music

The Kenneth M. Sell Memorial Scholarship for Music shall provide annual support for talented and deserving students enrolled within the Department of Music at IUP according to established criteria.
  • Shall be used for recruitment of incoming freshman students who demonstrate the highest level of excellence and exceptional talent during the audition process.
  • Shall provide recipients with an opportunity to renew the scholarship for eight (8) consecutive semesters. Continuation of the scholarship beyond the freshman year is based upon the recipient meeting the following criteria:
    • Maintain a declared major within the Department of Music;
    • Demonstrate strong achievement in the private studio as monitored by the private studio teacher;
    • Must be in good academic standing with the University;
    • Demonstrate leadership in appropriate ensembles and other performance-related activities associated with the Department of Music.
Kenneth M. Sell graduated from the Department of Music at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1939. He served as a music teacher in various schools until his retirement from the Montomery County School District in Gaithersburg, Maryland in 1998. Mr. Sell was extremely proud of his education at Indiana; and upon his retirement from teaching, he began to attend the annual alumni reunions on campus each June. Mr. Sell enjoyed traveling the world to indulge his passion for antique collecting. He had a substantial collection of miniature European portraits.


Kovalchick Family-St. Mary's High School Scholarship

The Joseph and Judith Kovalchick Scholarship Fund shall award one annual $2,000 scholarship to a graduate of St. Mary's High School. Additionally, up to $2,000 of investment income may be made available annually to provide financial aid to students enrolled at IUP who experience a dire financial emergency in pursuing their education. St. Mary's High School $2,000 Scholarship:
  • Must be an incoming freshman who is a graduate of St. Mary's High School in St. Mary's, Pennsylvania.
  • Must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and financial need without regard to SAT scores.
Additional $2,000:
  • Students must present their emergency need request in writing to the Office of Financial Aid.
  • Eligible students should be in good academic standing according to guidelines established by IUP.
  • The amount of each award is $500 maximum or a lesser amount determined at the discretion of the Office of Financial Aid in consultation with the Foundation for IUP. Eligible students may receive only one emergency award during an academic year with the selection made by the Office of Financial Aid.
  • The applicant must be a Pennsylvania resident.
Joseph and Judith Kovalchick, business leaders in Indiana, Pennsylvania, have a very significant relationship with IUP. Both have served in volunteer leadership positions on behalf of the University and the Foundation for IUP. As a 1965 (BS) and 1969 (MA) graduate of the University, Mrs. Kovalchick has served as a member of the IUP Alumni Association Executive Board. They also have been active financial contributors to the success of IUP, most recently creating the aforementioned scholarship fund.


Kresge Honors College Scholarship

The Kresge Honors College Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who are enrolled in the Robert E. Cook Honors College.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student.
  • Must be enrolled in the Robert E. Cook Honors College.
The Kresge Foundation works to expand opportunities in America’s cities through grantmaking and investing in arts and culture, education, environment, health, human services and community development efforts.

This is one of several scholarships used for the Honors College Scholarship Package.


Larry and Barbara Kubala Scholarship (Athletics)

The Larry and Barbara Kubala Scholarship provides scholarship support to full-time students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania participating in a varsity athletic team or declared majors in the College of Fine Arts.
  • Funds will be disbursed in alternate years between the Athletic Department and the College of Fine Arts;
  • The student recipient in the Athletic Department must be a student who is a member of a varsity athletic team at time of award: preference of a varsity athletic team member given to football, men's basketball or golf at time of award;
  • The student recipient in the College of Fine Arts must be a declared major in the College of Fine Arts at time of award;
  • Must be in good academic standing at time of selection;
  • Preference given to those with a GPA of 3.0 or higher at time of selection.
  • If, in the future a second scholarship is established by the Kubalas, then only criteria b), d) and e) will be required to award this scholarship and the second established scholarship will use criteria c), d) and e).
Barbara and Larry Kubala have been residents of Indiana since coming to IUP. Barb taught art for many years in the Indiana Area School District and Larry had a successful career in local and regional banking. Their son, Michael, is also a graduate of IUP. They have been involved with the Indiana community and with IUP for many years as volunteers, leaders, contributors, and fans. Recognizing the importance of IUP to the region and as enthusiastic supporters of the University and what it means to the quality of life for all Indiana residents, they have established the Larry and Barbara Kubala Scholarship to be awarded to qualifying students in the College of Fine Arts and in the Athletic Department. The Kubalas welcome this opportunity to invest in the future by assisting today's IUP students.

Selection of recipients for the Larry and Barbara Kubala Scholarship shall be overseen by the University Scholarship Committee.


Larry and Barbara Kubala Scholarship (Fine Arts)

The Larry and Barbara Kubala Scholarship provides scholarship support to full-time students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania participating in a varsity athletic team or declared majors in the College of Fine Arts.
  • Funds will be disbursed in alternate years between the Athletic Department and the College of Fine Arts;
  • The student recipient in the Athletic Department must be a student who is a member of a varsity athletic team at time of award: preference of a varsity athletic team member given to football, men's basketball or golf at time of award;
  • The student recipient in the College of Fine Arts must be a declared major in the College of Fine Arts at time of award;
  • Must be in good academic standing at time of selection;
  • Preference given to those with a GPA of 3.0 or higher at time of selection.
  • If, in the future a second scholarship is established by the Kubalas, then only criteria b), d) and e) will be required to award this scholarship and the second established scholarship will use criteria c), d) and e).
Barbara and Larry Kubala have been residents of Indiana since coming to IUP. Barb taught art for many years in the Indiana Area School District and Larry had a successful career in local and regional banking. Their son, Michael, is also a graduate of IUP. They have been involved with the Indiana community and with IUP for many years as volunteers, leaders, contributors, and fans. Recognizing the importance of IUP to the region and as enthusiastic supporters of the University and what it means to the quality of life for all Indiana residents, they have established the Larry and Barbara Kubala Scholarship to be awarded to qualifying students in the College of Fine Arts and in the Athletic Department. The Kubalas welcome this opportunity to invest in the future by assisting today's IUP students.

Selection of recipients for the Larry and Barbara Kubala Scholarship shall be overseen by the University Scholarship Committee.


Larry R. Panaia Endowed Scholarship for Football

The Larry R. Panaia Endowed Scholarship for Football shall provide scholarship awards to talented and deserving student-athletes in the IUP football program in the capacity of an offensive or defensive lineman; secondary preference may be given to the position of defensive end or place kicker. Eligible candidates must have a cumulative 2.5 GPA, have successfully earned at least 56 credits (junior standing) and have earned at least one varsity letter.

Friends and colleagues have established the Larry R. Panaia Endowed Scholarship for Football in recognition of Larry and his dedicated leadership of the Foundation for IUP as its president throughout the public phase of the Campaign for Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Larry, a 1965 and 1971 graduate of IUP, played football during his undergraduate tenure which was highlighted with IUP's appearance in the initial Pennsylvania State College Athletic Conference Championship Game. After his graduation, Larry served as an assistant football coach with the IUP program for fourteen seasons, three of which were as a volunteer.

Selection of the award recipients shall be made by the Director of IUP Athletics and the IUP football coaching staff.


Lawrence K. Pettit Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Lawrence K. Pettit Scholarship shall be awarded to an Indiana University of Pennsylvania student enrolled in the Robert E. Cook Honors College who best meets the established criteria.
  • Accepted and enrolled as a full-time student in the Robert E. Cook Honors College;
  • Demonstrates exceptional ability and interest to pursue a career of leadership in either higher education or public service;
  • Demonstrates the promise of future success based upon the recommendations from the Admissions Committee of the Cook Honors College.
Dr. Lawrence K. Pettit was born on May 2, 1937, in Lewistown, MT, and received his education at the University of Montana (B.A.), Washington University in St. Louis (M.A.), and the University of Wisconsin, Madison (Ph.D.). Dr. Pettit has had dual careers in politics and higher education. Politically, he has served as legislative assistant to U.S. Senators James E. Murray and Lee Metcalf, campaign manager, head of transition team and assistant to Montana Governor Thomas L. Judge, was a candidate in the Democratic primary for the U.S. House of Representatives from Montana, and represented the nation's colleges and universities in Washington, D.C. while on the professional staff of the American Council on Education. Academically, Dr. Pettit taught political science at The Pennsylvania State University (main campus), was chair of political science at Montana State University, CEO of the Montana University System, Deputy Commissioner for Academic Programs at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Chancellor of the University System of South Texas (since merged with Texas A&M University), President of Southern Illinois University (titled "Chancellor" at the time), and President of Indiana University of Pennsylvania for eleven years, from where he retired in 2003. He has served as chair of the Commission on Leadership for the American Council on Education, president of the National Association of (University) System Heads, and on many national and state boards and commissions in higher education. Throughout his career, Pettit has been an active participant as speaker and panelist for a number of higher education organizations. He has authored and co-authored a number of articles in political science and higher education, and four books in political science. Dr. Pettit is a former member of the Duquesne Club of Pittsburgh, the Nueces Club of Corpus Christi, TX, the Montana Club in Helena, MT, and the Indiana Country Club in PA. He is a Rotarian (Paul Harris Fellow), and is a life member of both the Pennsylvania Society and the Sigma Chi Fraternity (Significant Sig). He also is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, scholastic honorary, and has received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. He is listed in "Who's Who in America" and "Who's Who in the World". Since retirement, Dr. Pettit has donated time to non-profit organizations, and has recently finished writing a memoir on politics and the university. Dr. Pettit has two daughters, two sons and five grandchildren.

This is one of several scholarships used for the Honors College Scholarship Package.


Leon Miller Memorial Scholarship

The Leon Miller Memorial Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a declared major in Pre K-4 Early Childhood with Special Education K-8 and who meet the established criteria.
  • Must be enrolled full time at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) with a declared major in Pre K-4 Early Childhood with Special Education K-8;
  • Must be a resident of Pennsylvania;
  • Must be a sophomore, junior or senior with a minimum GPA of 3.0 at the time of the scholarship award;
  • Must submit two letters of reference from IUP faculty members;
  • Preference will be given to graduates of Indiana County and Mifflin County high schools;
  • Preference will be given to those applicants demonstrating financial need as determined by the IUP Financial Aid Office;
  • The scholarship is renewable on a competitive basis and requires reapplication.
Leon Miller 1935-1966 Mr. Leon Miller earned his Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Lock Haven State College and his Master's Degree in Education from the Pennsylvania State University. He taught first grade in the Mifflin County School District until his untimely death in 1966. He married Violet in 1965. She was also a teacher in the Mifflin County School District where she taught first, second and third grade. Mr. Miller was a member of the Lewistown Baptist Church. He taught adult swimming classes at the Lewistown YMCA. Mr. Miller understood the financial struggle of affording a college education. He lost his father at an early age and became the man of the family, working to help support his mother. Mr. Miller is fondly remembered not only for the lighthouse he built and had in his first grade classroom, but for instilling a lifelong love of learning in his students. Sue A. Rieg, Ed.D., Donor Sue Rieg graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education and earned her Master's Degree from IUP in 1982 in Elementary Mathematics. She earned her Doctoral Degree in Administration and Leadership in 2000 from Duquesne University. Sue taught kindergarten, first, second and fourth grades and was an Instructional Support teacher in the Indiana Area School District. She also served the district as principal of East Pike Elementary School. Sue was hired at IUP in 2001. She teaches undergraduate and graduate students in the Professional Studies in Education Department where she also supervises pre-service teachers and principal interns. Sue started this scholarship for her 50th birthday in memory of the first grade teacher, Mr. Leon Miller, who inspired her to become a teacher. She always encourages her teacher education students to go back and thank the teachers who had an impact on their decision to teach. Unfortunately, Sue cannot personally thank Mr. Miller since he was killed in a car accident as he travelled with his wife Violet on their first anniversary trip, the summer after her first grade year. This scholarship is Sue's way of thanking Mr. Miller for inspiring her. Hopefully, many students' dreams to become teachers will be realized through the Leon Miller Memorial Scholarship.


Leonard B. DeFabo Memorial Scholarship

The Leonard B. DeFabo Memorial Scholarship shall provide an annual scholarship award to a talented and deserving senior education major who is participating in varsity sports at IUP and best meets the established criteria.
  • Shall be a senior education major preparing for student teaching responsibilities.
  • Has earned a minimum 3.0 grade point average.
  • Is a participating member of any varsity sport recognized within the Intercollegiate Athletic Program at IUP.
Leonard B. DeFabo was a skilled educator and teacher, a talented musician and dedicated community member who enjoyed life to the fullest. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and Latin from St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore, Maryland in 1957. He continued his education, receiving a Master's of Education in secondary education from Duquesne University in 1960. He also completed additional coursework at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, West Virginia University and the University of Connecticut. Mr. DeFabo began his teaching career in 1958 at the high school level. In 1960, he accepted a position at IUP where he served until his retirement in 1991. During his tenure at IUP, Mr. DeFabo served as the founding director of the I-UPPERS, a campus musical performance group that enjoyed tremendous success in the 1970s. He also served the University by organizing and staging the annual Homecoming Parade for several years in the 1960s. In addition, he was the co-founder and director of the academic advising and mentoring program for the IUP intercollegiate Athletic Department, assisting student-athletes in their academic studies and adjustment to college life. Mr. DeFabo retired in 1991 and was awarded status as Professor Emeritus in educational psychology by the University. He was a member in good standing with several professional organizations, including the National Education Assocation, the Pennsylvania State Education Association and APSCRUF. Mr. DeFabo was a member of St. Thomas More University Parish and served as its choir director for many years. He and his wife, Gloria Romagnoli DeFabo raised three children - Dr. Francis DeFabo, Andrew DeFabo and Gloria DeFabo McElwain - and enjoyed traveling and spending time with their eight grandchildren.

Selection of the scholarship recipient shall be done by the College of Education & Educational Technology Scholarship Committee in consultation with the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics. A representative of the DeFabo family shall join the Committee for the annual award selection.


Les Vail Darkhorse Investment Group Scholarship

The Les Vail Darkhorse Investment Group Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to junior or senior level students enrolled at IUP as students in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student in the College of Business at IUP and have earned enough credits for junior or senior class level standing.
  • Must be a member of COBSAC (College of Business Student Advisory Council), the membership of which is made up of student officers of one of the approved student organizations within the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology.
  • Must be in good academic standing with the University.
  • Must demonstrate self-reliance, maturity and flexibility to deal with the challenges and opportunities associated with the college's academic programs.
  • Preference will be given to students who have financial need.
In 1979 Ken Krogulski, Mike Krueger and Bill Vail graduated with Bachelor of Science Degrees from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. They were all business majors and very active in sports and other activities at the university. Upon graduation they thought that one way of keeping in touch would be to start an investment club. This club, Darkhorse Investments, while keeping them together through the years also gave them a means of giving something back to students at the university. When Bill's father, Les Vail, passed away in January 2004, his son's friends and partners in the investment group, Ken and Mike, suggested that a charitable gift be made to IUP in memory of Bill's father. Les Vail was a very modest man that was extremely proud to see the three young men go from very average college students to successful business and family men. It is appropriate that in his honor, an endowed scholarship fund has been established to assist a deserving student in their own pursuit of success. Bill, Ken and Mike will miss Les Vail, each in their own way, but each is hopeful that his memory will be honored by the IUP students who will be selected as recipients of this award.


Lieutenant Alpheus Bell Clark Memorial Scholarship

The Lieutenant Alpheus Bell Clark Memorial Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to students enrolled full-time at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who have attained senior status and are a resident of Indiana County.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
  • Has earned or will have earned 91 credits during the year of receipt of the award to be classified as a Senior according to the academic standings of the University.
  • Must be a resident of Indiana County.
  • Demonstrates academic ability, leadership, and service to the college.
  • Preference will be given to a veteran or the son, daughter or descendent of a veteran.
In 1959, L. Steele Clark from Cherry Tree, Pennsylvania, established a Trust with the Savings & Trust Company of Indiana to establish a scholarship to benefit students enrolled at the Indiana State Teachers College in memory of his son, Lieutenant Alpheus Bell Clark. Originally the scholarship was to provide a $100 scholarship award per annum, one-half to be paid at the beginning of the school year and the second half paid at a convenient mid-point of the school year. The scholarship was to be awarded to residents of Indiana County with preference given to veterans of the United States military forces or the son, daughter or descendent of a veteran. Scholarship recipients qualified for the honor based upon academic ability, leadership and service to the College.


Lillian Martin Memorial Scholarship

The Lillian Martin Memorial Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to students enrolled full-time at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who have a declared major in the College of Education and best meet the established criteria.
  • Be enrolled as a declared major in the College of Education and Educational Technology leading to certification in Early Childhood and Special Education;
  • Must be a sophomore, junior, or senior with a minimum 3.25 GPA;
  • Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated financial need.
Lillian Martin taught at Keith School and the University School from 1954 to 1986. She died March 17, 2011.


Lloyd and Libby Bastian Memorial Scholarship

A scholarship is awarded annually to a Theater major interested in pursuing Costume Design and Technology.
  • Student interested in pursuing Costume Design and Technology.
  • Financial need will be a consideration.
Recipients are selected by a committee of members of the Theater Department in consultation with the Resident Costume Designer.


Lora Lee Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Lora Lee Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund shall provide scholarship support to full-time students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who are graduates of high schools located in Southwestern PA and who meet the established criteria.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student in good academic standing or an entering freshman;
  • Upon graduation from high school and while enrolled at IUP, the student must have the equivalent grade average of at least a "B";
  • Available only to deserving graduates from schools located in Southwestern Pennsylvania. With preference given to eligible graduates of the following school districts and educational institutions - Apollo Ridge School District, Armstrong School District, Burrell School District, Deer Lakes School District, Ford City School District, Franklin-Regional School District, Freeport Area School District, Highlands School District, Homer City School District, Indiana School District, Kiski Area School District, Leechburg Area School District, Lenape Area Vocational Technical School, New Kensington-Arnold School District, Northern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center, Plum Area School District, Riverview School District, Springdale School District and United School District.
  • Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the service of others through documented current and/or past active participation in community and/or volunteer activities;
  • Special consideration will be given to students who demonstrate (through completion of a financial assessment form) financial needs in pursuing their educational objectives;
  • Candidates must complete the application for the Lora Lee Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund and provide a minimum of three (3) letters of recommendation. Incoming freshman must also provide their high school transcripts from their last two years of high school.
The Lora Phillips Foundation Trust has chosen to establish this scholarship to honor Lora's life and character by assisting other young people in their quest to fulfill their educational and personal dreams and ambitions. Lora Lee Phillips was a bright and talented young woman with unlimited promise and potential. She was tragically killed in an automobile accident in March 1987. During her life, Lora distinguished herself as an artist in a variety of mediums including music, drama and literature. She was an active member of her high school and college choruses and a soloist for the Penn State New Kensington Stage Band. Lora possessed a loving and generous nature, demonstrating deep compassion through her participation in numerous church activities and her role as a candy striper at Citizens General Hospital. At the time of her death, Lora was a sophomore at the New Kensington campus of the Pennsylvania State University and was transferring to Indiana University of Pennsylvania for her junior year. This scholarship is available to talented and deserving students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who have made a commitment to the service of others through community and volunteer activities and has a need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses.


Louis J. Nocco Football Scholarship

To provide football scholarships to deserving and needy student athletes. The number and amount of the scholarships will be awarded at the discretion of the Director of Athletics.


Lt. General Joseph S. and Anita L. Laposata Study Abroad Scholarship

The Lieutenant Joseph S. Laposata and Anita L. Laposata Study Abroad Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to students enrolled at IUP for study-abroad opportunities in Italy, Portugal or Spain.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student at IUP and/or be participating in a full-time study-abroad program (of at least 12 earned educational credits) sanctioned and approved by IUP.
  • Must have completed a minimum of 48 credits.
  • Must have earned a minimum of 2.5 grade point average and be in good academic standing with the University.
  • Must demonstrate self-reliance, maturity and flexibility to deal with the challenges and opportunities associated with study-abroad programs.
  • Preference will be given to students who have financial need.
Lieutenant General Joseph S. Laposata '60 served thirty-three years in the United States Army. Fifteen of those years were spent in Italy, Germany and Luxembourg. He commanded at every level and his last assignment was as Chief of Staff of Allied Forces Southern Europe in Naples, Italy. Upon retirement he accepted an appointment as the Secretary of the American Battle Monuments Commission in Washington, D.C. President William J. Clinton appointed General Laposata to this post. He then accepted a NATO diplomatic post and served as the Deputy Director and Director of Logistics Programs and Operations at NATO's Maintenance and Supply Agency in Luxembourg. His wife, Anita L. Laposata '61, graduated from IUP with a degree in Elementary Education. She was a superb Army wife, teaching and volunteering around the world to make the lives of soldiers, their wives and children better in some very remote places. She brought constancy, civility and competence to their home. The General and their three sons are better off for her character, marked by compassionate persistence and determination.

Selection of the recipients for the Lieutenant General Joseph S. Laposata and Anita L. Laposata Study Abroad Scholarship shall be made by the Office of International Affairs. The recipient of this award will provide an after-action report to General and Mrs. Laposata at the completion of study abroad. Include highlights of cultural experiences and language competence attained.


Luhelen Grace Whisner Memorial Scholarship

The Luhelen Grace Whisner Memorial Scholarship shall be used to provide financial assistance to students enrolled at IUP who demonstrate academic promise, good citizenship, and financial need.
  • It is the desire of the donor to award the scholarship to talented students not receiving other private support from IUP or extraordinary awards for academic or athletic performance.
  • Preference for scholarship selection shall be given to students from Westmoreland County. If a qualified candidate is not found within Westmoreland County, students may be considered from other counties in the order of Cambria, Allegheny, Indiana and Armstrong; then extended to include students who are residents of Pennsylvania.
  • Consideration shall be given to students brought to the attention of the Office of Financial Aid by the donor or his designee.
Luhelen Grace Whisner was a 1922 graduate of Indiana Normal School. Her son, Robert C. Whisner, a 1951 graduate, established an endowment scholarship fund in memory of Mrs. Whisner. Funds will be used to provide scholarship assistance to students who demonstrate academic promise, good citizenship and financial need.


Lulu Braughler Stewart Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Lulu Braughler Stewart Memorial Scholarship Fund shall provide an annual award to a talented and deserving student enrolled at IUP who is a graduate of Marion Center High School and is enrolled in the College of Education pursuing a degree in Elementary Education.
  • Must be a graduating senior from Marion Center High School in Indiana County, Pennsylvania.
  • Must be enrolled in the College of Education with the intention to pursue a degree in elementary education.
  • Must have earned a 3.0 cumulative grade point average in high school and demonstrate the promise for continued academic success.
  • Must demonstrate financial need in obtaining higher education.
  • Must be of good character and exhibit good citizenship through volunteer service in school and/or community activities.
The Lulu Braughler Stewart Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by family and friends of the late Mrs. Stewart. Mrs. Stewart was born in 1899 on a farm in Grant Township, Indiana County. Her desire for a college education and teaching degree spurred her to achieve these goals by means of working and paying her own way. She graduated from Indiana Normal School, Class of 1924. A noted educator in Indiana County public schools until her retirement, Lulu touched many lives - not only in the classroom, but outside as well. She was a life-time member of the Rochester Mills Presbyterian Church and also a member of the Women's Missionary Society and the W.C.T.U. in addition to other community and civic organizations. Her belief in God and her fellowman was very evident to everyone who knew her. She was known as someone who would extend herself to help fulfill need at anytime. Her many nieces and nephews - as well as her former students - will attest to her thoughtfulness and compassion. In addition to the gifts in memory of Lulu, a portion of the scholarship monies were donated in memory of Ila Braughler Philippi, a younger sister of Lulu's who passed away in June 1998. Lulu died in March 1985. To recognize and celebrate the 100th birthday of Lulu Braughler Stewart, the first scholarship award shall be presented on April 29, 1999 to a student who meets the criteria established for this scholarship fund.


Lyttle Family Scholarship for Outstanding Leaders

The Kim E. and Mary Jo Lyttle Scholarship for Outstanding Leaders will be awarded to a student who demonstrates outstanding leadership qualities, academic promise, and potential for success in his or her chosen field of study.
  • Must be an incoming freshman enrolled at IUP, who is not eligible to receive a tuition waiver through an IUP employee, who has achieved at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
  • Preference to those who have served in a leadership role with any high school and/or community organization, such as Student Council, class officers, local church, etc.
  • Preference will be given to students from Marion Center Area High School and Franklin High School. If no qualified students are found from either high school, the candidate pool may be expanded to include all high schools in Indiana County and Venango County.
Kim E. and Mary Jo Lyttle, 1972 and 1986 graduates of Indiana University of Pennsylvania respectively, have expressed a desire to create an endowment to provide scholarship assistance for a student who demonstrates outstanding leadership qualities, academic promise, and potential for success in his or her chosen field of study.


M. Jane Segar Longenecker Scholarship

The M. Jane Segar Longenecker Scholarship shall provide scholarship assistance to outstanding students within the Department of Human Development & Environmental Studies who best meet the established criteria.
  • Scholarship recipients must have achieved junior-standing (successfully completed at least 56 credit hours) and have a minimum of two or more remaining terms to be completed as a major in Home Economics Education or Child Development & Family Relations.
  • Recipients must be enrolled full-time and have a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average.
  • Recipients must be of good character, display outstanding achievement in academics, and demonstrate commitment to the enhancement of family life and the support services to the betterment of society.
  • Some consideration will be given to financial need.
M. Jane Segar Longenecker, a member of the Class of 1934, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in home economics education. According to Mrs. Longenecker, the education and skills she acquired at Indiana State Teachers College proved beneficial in her life as a teacher, wife, mother and assistant to her husband throughout his career in higher education administration. In celebration of her 60th reunion of graduation from Indiana State Teachers College, Dr & Mrs. Herbert Longenecker established this scholarship fund to assist students in pursuing their educational goals.

Selection of the award recipient will be the responsibility of the Department of Human Development & Environmental Studies Scholarship Committee. This will be completed by April 1st of each year and the name of the selected student will be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid and the Foundation for IUP. The scholarship will be awarded for the following fall semester.


M. Thomas Moore Business Scholarship Award

The M. Thomas Moore Business Scholarship Award shall provide financial support to talented and deserving full-time students enrolled in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology based on the established criteria.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology at IUP.
  • Must have successfully earned a minimum of 56 credits and be entering the junior year of study.
  • Must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, leadership within the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology, and the promise of success within the professional business arena.
  • Preference for the scholarship shall be given to students with declared majors in Finance, International Business or Management.
  • Scholarships may be renewable for the recipients' senior year if aforementioned criteria continue to be met; if the current recipient no longer qualifies for the award then the award will be given to the best qualified student entering his/her junior year of study.
M. Thomas Moore was born in Brooklyn, New York and lived there through his early teenage years before moving to his mother's hometown of Connellsville, Pennsylvania in 1948. During his high school days, Tom excelled in both academics and athletics at Connellsville High School where he captained the basketball team and was a member of the cross-country running team that finished fourth in the state championships. His major love was baseball, and he was the winning pitcher for the Connellsville area team that won the Pennsylvania "Hot Stove League" tournament in 1951. After graduating high school in 1952, he began work at the Anchor Hocking Glass Factory in Connellsville. A chance visit with some friends to Indiana State Teachers College raised his horizons. Tom enrolled in January 1953 with the intention of becoming a business education teacher and a coach. During his college years, Tom lettered in baseball and tennis and served as president of two honorary fraternities. He also worked as a counselor at three children's summer camps. Upon graduation from Indiana, Tom applied to US Steel Corporation's management training program in 1956 and experienced all phases of plant operations at the company's Duquesne Works. After serving six months active duty in the US Army at Fort Knox, Kentucky, Tom married Beatrice Quinto in 1960. The coupled settled in Pittsburgh and welcomed two daughters - Teresa and Stephanie - to the family. Tom made a major career decision after serving with US Steel for seven years and accepted a position of controller for American-Standard Corporation's plant in Baltimore, Maryland. In 1964, Tom joined the corporate financial planning staff of Celanese Corporation in New York City. The family purchased their first home and welcomed daughter Jennifer that same year. In 1966, Tom accepted a position as assistant corporate controller with Cleveland-Cliffs, Inc. and his young family settled in Rocky River, Ohio. While Tom attended to the pleasurable demands of his growing family - daughter Elisabeth was born in 1969 - his career also flourished. After serving as the chief financial officer at Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., he was named president in 1986, chief executive officer in 1987 and chairman in 1988. He held these three leadership positions until his retirement in November 1997 on the company's 150th anniversary. In addition to his professional responsibilities, Tom served as a director of eight public companies and several trade associations and as a trustee of various community organizations, including the Cleveland Clinic and its Western Region Health System. He received many honors throughout his life such as the "CEO of the Year" selection by mining industry peers, the Distinguished Alumni Award from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and leadership citations from the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers, the Newcomen Society, and Magnificat High School where he served as president of the Fathers Club and chairman of the Board of Trustees. In 1997, Tom was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. He passed away in October 2002. It was among Tom's wishes to assist talented and deserving students at his alma mater. His wife fulfilled his wish through this scholarship that will serve as a living legacy to the distinguished career and exraordinary life of M. Thomas Moore.


Madeline T. Ackerman Memorial Scholarship

The Madeline T. Ackerman Memorial Valedictorian Scholarship shall provide scholarship awards to students enrolled in the Robert E. Cook Honors College at IUP.
  • Must have been admitted to the Robert E. Cook Honors College at IUP.
  • Must have been awarded the honor of Valedictorian of high school graduating class.
  • Must be a resident of Western Pennsylvania.
  • Preference will be given to qualified female candidates.
In honor of Madeline T. Ackerman, her husband, Daniel A. Ackerman, and her son, Robert J. Ackerman, professor of sociology at IUP, have established this scholarship. Madeline was born in 1918 in Lilly, Pennsylvania, and attended Lilly High School where she graduated Class Valedictorian in 1936, an accomplishment in which she took great pride. Although never afforded the opportunity to further formal education, she was an avid reader, accomplished business woman, actively involved in her community and church, and devoted wife and mother. During all of these accomplishments, one thing remained constant: She was always willing to help others. She died in June 1996. During her life, she touched many people and left many legacies. Her desire to go to college never waned. This scholarship becomes another one of her legacies which will live on through those who have been helped with their education, an accomplishment of which she would be very proud.

This is one of several scholarships used for the Honors College Scholarship Package.


Margaret Mahler Memorial Fund

For expenditures which will benefit Adult and Community Education majors and/or commemorate the memory of Dr. Margaret Mahler, Professor Emeritus, who died in 1992. To include any expenditures necessary to support activities which assist students in the ACE program (e.g.: awards, recognitions, scholarships, professional development activities, honoraria, supplies, etc.)


Margaret McCluskie Clark Scholarship for Violin

The Margaret McCluskie Clark Scholarship for Violin shall provide an annual award to a talented and deserving Music Major who has declared the violin as their primary performing medium and best meets the established criteria. The scholarship is awarded to the student who best meets the following criteria:
  • Must be a declared major in the Department of Music at Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
  • Must declare violin as his/her primary performing medium;
  • Must demonstrate outstanding musical talent and have good academic standing.
Frank M. Clark established this scholarship in living honor and tribute to his beloved wife, Margaret McCluskie Clark, as a surprise for their 40th wedding anniversary. Margaret McCluskie Clark graduated with a bachelor's degree in music education from Indiana State Teachers College in 1951. She taught music in several schools in northwestern Pennsylvania. Frank Clark, a graduate of Indiana State Teachers College in 1952, retired from Clarion University where he served as a Professor for Speech Communication and Theater. The Clarks have remained active in performance venues during their retirement in Florida.

Selection of the Margaret McCluskie Clark Scholarship for Violin shall be made by the Department of Music.


Margaret Walker Skiles Scholarship

The Margaret Walker Skiles Scholarship shall provide financial assistance to outstanding and deserving students who are enrolled at IUP. Scholarship recipients will receive their awards for four (4) consecutive years subject to the conditions of application and renewal stated below:
  • Students must demonstrate outstanding achievement in one or more of the following areas: school or community leadership, business, art, music, dance, theater, forensics, science or mathematics.
  • Students must rank in the top tenth of their class at the end of the junior year of high school and/or have scored at least 1100 on their junior SAT or ACT equivalent.
  • Incoming freshman to IUP must file their scholarship fund application through their high school guidance counselor by February 1 of their senior year of high school.
  • Students must apply for admission to IUP no later than December 31 of their senior year of high school. Only candidates who have filed an application for admission may receive consideration for the scholarship.
  • At least one recommendation must be provided to the University Selection Committee. The recommendation must be completed by a person who is personally familiar with the applicant's work and can include a teacher or other high school official, or an IUP faculty member or alumnus/a.
  • Skiles Scholars will be named by February 25 each year. Recipients must indicate acceptance on the award in writing by March 15.
  • Renewal of scholarship awards will be contingent upon the recipients' maintaining a 3.0 cumulative grade point average each year and enrolling fulltime at IUP.
Earl Skiles, from Weirton, West Virginia, has expressed a desire to create a memorial scholarship endowment fund through his will. The scholarship fund is a tribute to this wife, Margaret Walker Skiles, a 1932 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

This is one of several scholarships used for the Honors College Scholarship Package.


Marian A. Murray Scholarship

The Marian A. Murray Scholarship shall be used to recognize a graduate student in nursing for academic achievement and professional involvement.
  • Must be a graduate student in nursing.
  • Must demonstrate academic achievement and professional involvement as determined by Quality Point Average (QPA) and activities beyond practice, which may include: active membership in professional organizations, research, publication, presentations and service.
The Department of Nursing has created a scholarship endowment in honor of Dr. Marian A. Murray, a retired faculty member. Dr. Murray joined the Department of Nursing in 1968. During her 20-year tenure, she served as chairperson of the Department and as director of the graduate nursing program. Upon her retirement, Dr. Murray received faculty emeritus status from the University. This endowment was established using funds contributed by colleagues, alumni and department resources to recognize the dedication to the Department and to the profession of nursing by Dr. Murray and other retired nursing educators, including Mrs. Mary M. Hart and Miss Helen M. Kresak.

Selection for the annual award shall be made by the Department of Nursing faculty.


Marie A. Canedy Scholarship Fund

The Marie A. Candey Scholarship for Business shall provide scholarship assistance to deserving and qualified students enrolled in the Eberly College of Business.
  • Be an entering freshman student enrolling in the Eberly College of Business.
  • Be a resident of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  • Be of good, moral character.
  • Provide one or two letters of personal and/or professional reference to demonstrate promise of success in educational pursuits and career aspirations upon graduation.
  • Consideration will be given to students with demonstrated financial need.
Marie A. Canedy graduated from Indiana State Teachers College in 1935. Upon her graduation, she accepted a position with Troy High School in Troy, Pennsylvania, as a business education teacher. Mrs. Canedy's teaching career spanned more than 43 years. She retired from her full-time teaching duties in 1978. She has remained active in many community organizations and continues a close association with her former colleagues and students from the Troy School System. It is the wish of Mrs. Canedy to establish a scholarship fund at her alma mater to benefit students enrolling in the Eberly College of Business.


Marion B. Welsch Memorial Scholarship for Education

The Marion B. Welsh Memorial Scholarship for Education shall be awarded to a talented and deserving student enrolled in the College of Education.
  • Must be enrolled in the College of Education.
  • Must demonstrate financial need to fulfill their educational goals according to guidelines used by the Office of Financial Aid.
  • Preference will be given to students training to be elementary school teachers.
The late Marion B. Welsch, an alumna of the Class of 1925, provided a bequest of $20,000 to her alma mater to establish a scholarship fund "for needy students". In conversations with her friend, Betty Kohany, and her attorney, James J. Files, both of Oviedo, Florida, the Foundation for IUP has established the Marion B. Welsch Memorial Scholarship to provide scholarship support to students enrolled in the College of Education at IUP.


Marion Cox Burchfield Scholarship

The Marion Cox Burchfield Scholarship for Secondary Education in Geography/English shall provide scholarship awards to talented and deserving freshmen from Indiana or Fayette County, Pennsylvania, enrolled at IUP majoring in secondary education in geography or English.
  • Must be a permanent resident of Indiana or Fayette counties in western Pennsylvania.
  • Must be an incoming freshman student with good academic credentials who is enrolled with a declared major of secondary education in geography or English.
  • Continuation of the scholarship beyond the freshman year will be dependent upon the recipient successfully earning and maintaining a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater.
  • The amount of the scholarship award for an individual student shall not exceed the annual tuition and related costs of attending IUP.
The Marion Cox Burchfield Scholarship and the Ruth Cox Claypoole Scholarship were established by the Roger H. Claypoole Family to recognize the dedication of Ruth and Marion to their respective disciplines in education. Marion and Ruth Cox were born in Indiana County and graduated from Indiana State Teachers College in 1935 and 1939, respectively. After many years of dedicated teaching, Marion retired from the Uniontown School System, Fayette County, in 1972; and Ruth retired from the Armstrong County School District, Armstrong County, in 1983.


Markovich '74 - Shutske Chemistry Scholars Fund

The Markovich '74 - Shutske Chemistry Scholars Fund shall provide scholarship support to undergraduate students enrolled full-time at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who are majoring in Chemistry and best meet the established criteria.
  • Must be entrolled as a full-time undergraduate student;
  • Must have a declared major in Chemistry;
  • Must be a citizen of the United States;
  • Must be a resident of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania;
  • First year students must have maintained high academic standards during high school with a minimum grade point average of 3.0; upper class students must have maintained a 3.0 GPA at IUP;
  • Preference will be given to students who have financial need.
Selection of recipients for the Markovich '74 - Shutske Chemistry Scholars Fund shall be made by the Chemistry Department Scholarship Committee.


Marla Sabo Scholarship for Studies Abroad

The Marla Sabo Scholarship for Studies Abroad shall provide scholarship support to students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who best meet the established criteria.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
  • Awarded to a Junior or Senior each academic year studying abroad for a minimum of at least one semester;
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA;
  • Preference will be given to students from the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology;
  • Preference will be given to those who demonstrate financial need.
Marla Sabo has worked extensively internationally from the world of luxury retail to private equity advisory and finance. She currently serves as a Partner at Fireman Capital Partners, a private equity firm specializing in middle market consumer product deals. At Fireman Capital, Sabo heads the Investment Committee and is engaged in all aspects of the deal process, from sourcing through due diligence and development of business strategies for the portfolio companies. Her most recent board memberships include Hudson Clothing, Serena and Lilly and Pilla Eyewear. Since 2006 she has been the founder and CEO of Sabo Strategic Partners, a firm providing advisory work both pre- and post-transaction in the private equity industry. Sabo brings a wealth of operating experience to her career in finance, having served as president of Christian Dior Americas from 2001 to 2006. She was responsible for the strategic growth and brand development during the period, a time where the business quintupled in revenue and became firmly placed as one of the top luxury brands in the world. She earned a Bachelor of Science in French/Secondary Education from IUP in 1979 and has completed continuing studies at the Universite de Paris-Sorbonne in Paris, France. Sabo is active in several nonprofit organizations. She is a founding board member of the Luxury Education Foundation, secretary of the Board of New York Landmarks Conservancy and she has served on the Board of the Foundation for IUP.

Selection of recipients for the Marla Sabo Scholarship for Studies Abroad shall be made by a committee convened by the Office of International Education.


Martha Crooks Douds Scholarship

The Martha Crooks Douds Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to students enrolled full-time at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who are participating members of the IUP football team or an IUP basketball team.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
  • Must be a participating member of the IUP football team or an IUP basketball team;
  • Must be in good academic standing with the University;
  • Must demonstrate self-reliance, maturity and flexibility to deal with the challenges and opportunities associated with the University's academic programs.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Douds through their business, Douds of Plumville, established this endowment fund in 1987 in memory of Martha Crooks Douds.

Selection of recipients for the Martha Crooks Douds Scholarship shall be made by the Head Coach of the IUP football team or basketball team(s) and the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.


Martha S. Scheeren Second Chance Scholarship

The Martha S. Scheeren Second Chance Scholarship is established to provide financial assistance to qualified, non-traditional students who are residents of Indiana County and enrolled at IUP in a bachelor or masters degree granting program.
  • Must be a resident of Indiana County and a natural-born citizen of the United States; preference will be given to graduates of Indiana County high schools. If there are no qualified students from Indiana County, then secondary preference will be given to residents from Armstrong, Cambria and Jefferson counties who are natural-born citizens.
  • Must be between the ages of 23 and 50 years.
  • Must be economically disadvantaged (i.e. experienced an employment layoff, divorce, or some other financial hardship situation).
  • Must submit a transcript of high school or college courses according to application procedures of IUP admissions policy.
  • Eligible students may be pursuing any course of study offered by IUP leading to a bachelor's or master's degree.
  • Preference will be given to female candidates if all other qualifications are equal among applicants.
Martha S. Scheeren, a graduate from The Pennsylvania State University, returned to the academic world after the death of her husband in 1963. She received a Bachelor of Science in Education from IUP and an MLS from the University of Pittsburgh. In 1968 she joined the library faculty at IUP, serving as media and reference librarian until her retirement in 1988. She is a past president of the American Association of University Women and an active supporter of the Indiana Arts Council, the Johnstown Symphony, the University Museum at IUP, and many IUP public events. Additional interests include bridge, books, lectures and travel.


Mary Helen Krouse MacDonald Memorial Art Award

To encourage and reward exceptionally gifted students enrolled at IUP who are majoring in art.
  • The Foundation shall, in cooperation with the Community Art Center of Cambria County in Johnstown, PA, arrange for students who are majoring in art at IUP and who wish to participate to exhibit their paintings or other works of art at one of the annual juried art exhibitions held at said Center.
  • Cash prizes shall be awarded by the Foundation to the winners as judged by the Scholarship Committee of the Community Art Center. The number and amount of such prizes shall be determined solely by the Foundation. However, it is the donor's intention that art students be encouraged to compete in such exhibitions and, therefore, the cash prizes awarded by the Foundation shall constitute not less than fifty (50) percent of the income of the fund.
John W. Krouse established this fund in memory of his daughter, Mary Helen Krouse MacDonald, reflective of her substantial interest in the fine arts, and in particular her interest in the Community Arts Center of Cambria County. The Scholarship Committee of the Community Art Center of Cambria County shall judge all student entries and shall select the winner or winners.


Mary Jo Lyttle Memorial Legacy Scholarship (IUP Alumni Legacy Scholarship)

The IUP Alumni Legacy Scholarship provides scholarship support to full-time students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
  • Must be an incoming freshman;
  • Must have at least one parent, step-parent, or grandparent that earned a degree (Culinary Certification, Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctoral) from IUP.  Parent/grandparent must be biological or adoptive.  Preference will be given to students whose parent/step-parent/grandparent earned a Bachelor's degree from IUP.  Children of IUP employees who qualify for a tuition waiver will not be eligible;
  • Must have a high school QPA of at least a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or equivalent;
  • Must show participation in leadership activities/organizations.  Preference will be given to students  who have held leadership positions in recognized or school sanctioned activities/organizations.
One of the awarded scholarships shall be designated as the Mary Jo Lyttle Memorial Legacy Scholarship.  In addition to the criteria noted above, eligible candidates for the Mary Jo Lyttle Memorial Legacy Scholarship must be from Indiana County.

The mission of the Alumni Association is to enrich lives and build relationships to advance IUP.  The IUP Alumni Legacy Scholarship has been created to provide opportunities to children and grandchildren of alumni.

In recognition of her leadership and commitment to the IUP Alumni Association, one scholarship per year will be the Mary Jo Lyttle Memorial Legacy Scholarship.  Mary Jo, who held two degrees from IUP, joined the university staff in 1989, and served as the assistant director of Alumni Relations until 1992, when she was selected as the director.  She was instrumental in building a strong network of volunteers for the IUP Alumni Association, led the association's board in building revenue streams to support alumni programming, and led staff and the board through two strategic planning processes that continue to shape the association.


Mary Louise Leipheimer Scholarship for Teacher Education

The Mary Louis Leipheimer Scholarship for Teacher Education shall provide scholarship support to students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who have attained Junior status, are majoring in Teacher Education and meet the established criteria.
  • Teacher Education Major within all colleges;
  • At least Junior standing;
  • Minimum 3.25 GPA;
  • Demonstrated financial need required;
  • Required to have letters of recommendation from three education faculty members;
  • Scholarship is not automatically renewable to a junior-year recipient. To be eligible for scholarship award in the senior year, the student must reapply.
Mary Louise Leisher Leipheimer is recognized as a 2009 distinguished alumna for her contributions as an educator and for her leadership in academia. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in English from IUP in 1966. She continued her education in graduate studies in English and in guidance at the University of Virginia and reading at Eastern Michigan University. She also received counseling training at the Northfield Institute in Massachusetts. Since 1989, Mrs. Leipheimer has served as head of Foxcroft School, a girls' boarding school for ninth to twelth graders in Middleburg, Virginia. She began her career as an English teacher at Mercer (Pennsylvania) High School in 1966 and the following year joined Foxcroft as an English teacher. She also served as the English Department chair, prior to serving five years as the director of Emmanual Preschool in Alexandria, Virginia. She returned to Foxcroft in 1983 to serve as director of Admission, and later she was named director of Development and subsequently assistant head for External Affairs. Currently, Mrs. Leipheimer serves on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Assocation of Independent Schools and the National Association of Principals of Schools for Girls. She is a member of the Headmasters Association and a past chair emerita and board member of the Secondary School Admission Test Board. She also previously served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Boarding Schools and was the founding cochair of the National Coalition of Girls' Schools. In 2004, the Mary Louise Leipheimer Scholarship was established by a loyal Foxcroft family to honor Mrs. Leipheimer and to support a student who "demonstrates the qualities, often overlooked in young people, most exemplified by Mary Lou: honor, dedication, loyalty, humor, grace, and an understanding heart." In April 2008, another Foxcroft family, who had funded a new gymnasium on the campus, chose to honor her by naming it the Mary Louise Leipheimer Gymnasium. The Foxcroft Board of Trustees named her the recipient of the 2008 Anne Kane McGuire Award for Distinguished Service, its highest honor. She also serves the community of Leesburg, Virginia, on the vestry at St. James' Episcopal Church and on the Board of Visitors for the Margaret Paxton Memorial for Convelescent Children. She previously served as the chair of the Board of Directors for the Piedmont Child Care Center in Upperville, Virginia. She was named to Who's Who in Executives and Business in 2000 and was the 1999 recipient of the coveted William B. Bretnall Award, given by the Secondary School Admission Test Board annually to the leading educator who has contributed significantly to the field of independent school admission. A native of Transfer, Pennsylvania, Mrs. Leipheimer has a son, Brian; a daughter-in-law, Vienne Murray; and two grandchildren, Ellie and Cooper. She resides in Middleburg, Virginia.


Matthew R. Hornick Memorial Scholarship for Music Education

The Matthew Robert Hornick Memorial Scholarship for Music Education shall provide scholarship support on a rotating basis to either a freshman music education major or a graduate conducting student enrolled at IUP. The following two options will continue annually on a rotating basis beginning with Option 1.

Option 1:
  • Be an incoming freshman enrolled as a full-time student at IUP with a declared major in music education;
  • Preference will be given to a student with a clarinet concentration;
  • Must demonstrate outstanding musical talent and a dedication to music education.
Option 2:
  • Be a graduate conducting student enrolled at IUP, who is not receiving an assistantship or stipend from the Department of Music;
  • If there are no eligible applicants for the conducting award, then the scholarship should be offered to a junior or senior who demonstrates outstanding musical talent and dedication to music education - with preference for a student with a clarinet concentration.
Matthew Robert Hornick graduated with honors in 2002 from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in music education. During his undergraduate years at IUP, Matt participated in the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Band, Symphony Orchestra, and The University of Minnesota Conducting Workshop. Upon receiving his undergraduate degree, Matt was employed by the Butler Area School District as an instrumental music instructor. Matt also planned to pursue a graduate degree in conducting. On February 7, 2003, Matthew was tragically killed in an automobile accident while on his way to work, to teach music. Matthew's parents, Chris '68 and Mary Louise Hornick, have generously and graciously established this scholarship fund to enable other talented young musicians and educators to fulfill the potential and promise of an outstanding music education career as demonstrated by their son, Matt.

Selection of the recipients for the Matthew Robert Hornick Memorial Scholarship for Music Education shall be made by the appropriate faculty within the Department of Music. The donors wish to make available a minimum award of $500 each year.


Maude O. Brungard Speech, Language and Pathology Endowment

The Maude O. Brungard Speech-Language Pathology Fund shall be used to provide scholarship support for speech-language pathology majors. In addition, the fund will support student educational enhancement and educational activities within the area to benefit a majority of students within the program.
  • In-state tuition requirements.
  • Senior-level status.
  • Outstanding academic achievement.
  • Pending receipt of a BS degree from IUP's SLP program.
  • Entry into the IUP SLP Master's degree program.
The late Dr. Maude O. Brungard, a retired faculty member from the College of Education and professor emeritus, bequethed a sum of $10,000 to the Foundation for IUP to support the speech-language pathology program in the Special Education and Clinical Services Department. The bequest is to establish an endowment fund with the Foundation for IUP.


Merle Stilwell Scholarship for Mathematics

The Merle Stilwell Scholarship for Mathematics shall provide scholarship support to students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a declared major in Mathematics or Mathematics Edcuation and who meet the established criteria.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student;
  • Must be a Mathematics or Mathematics Education major;
  • Must be in good academic standing with the University;
  • Preference given to students who demonstrate involvement in diverse activities including athletics, social organizations, patriotic endeavors, community service, and charitable organizations.
  • The candidate must complete an application form that includes information on extra-curricular activities and the reason for choosing a career in mathematics. The application form may be obtained through the Department of Mathematics.
Bob Strouse graduated from IUP in January 1970 with a B.S. Ed. degree in Mathematics. After serving 2 years active duty in the Army, Bob returned to PA to teach mathematics and coach football in the Altoona Area School District. While teaching in Altoona, Bob earned a M.Ed. degree at Penn State. In March 1980, he passed up a graduate assistantship at Penn State to pursue a business career with Hobart Corporation in Troy, Ohio. In 1982, Bob earned an M.S. degree in Management Science from the University of Dayton College of Engineering. He started his Hobart career as an Engineering Analyst Programmer and moved through various engineering service and information technology management positions. When Hobart was acquired by Illinois Tool Works in November 1999, Bob was Director of Technical Services leading a team of 55 employees responsible for the corporate global computing infrastructure. With a new corporate direction under Illinois Tool Works, Bob transitioned to Business Systems Manager where he led the implementation of Enterprise Resouce Planning systems for five business units in Ohio and Georgia. Bob retired from the Army Reserve as a Colonel in April 2002 and from Illinois Tool Works in April 2011. He resides in Dubois, PA with his wife, Sue. His daughter resides in Nashville, TN where she is employed at Vanderbilt University where she earned her Ph.D. in Psychology. His son is a graduate of Bowling Green State University and resides in Sidney Ohio where he is employed by Lowes. As Bob reflected on his life, he felt strongly that the assistance he received from Dr. Merle Stilwell during his senior year at IUP was a major contributor to his success as a teacher in Altoona and his transition to the business world ten years later. Bob considers Dr. Stilwell the spark that ignited the fuel propelling Bob through a challenging and enjoyable career. Others that were positiviely impacted by Dr. Stilwell are certainly invited to help increase the value of this scholarship as a token of their appreciation.

Selection of recipients for the Merle Stilwell Scholarship for Mathematics shall be made by the Department of Mathematics Scholarship Committee.


Michael Gendich Athletic Scholarship

To sponsor scholarships for worthy and deserving student-athletes. The number and amount of the scholarships to be awarded at the discretion of the Director of Athletics.


Michael J. Supinka, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

To award two scholarships each year to incoming freshmen students to IUP who are graduates of Homer Center High School.
  • Must be full-time entering freshmen students enrolled at IUP.
  • The students must be graduates of Homer Center High School.
  • The scholarships will be awarded to those students who have demonstrated academic excellence and leadership qualities. Scholarship recipients must have a minimum scholastic GPA of 3.0.
Michael J. Supinka, Jr. earned both his Bachelor's and Master's in Education from IUP. He went on to be a Principal in the Homer Center Schools. This scholarship was established by his son, Michael J. Supinka.


Mildred M. Reigh Memorial Scholarship

To provide encouragement and financial assistance to students pursuing a degree in mathematics education or elementary education with a mathematics concentration and who demonstrate the potential for teaching excellence.
  • Must have an overall quality point average of at least a 3.0 and have an academic progression of at least junior standing (57-90 credit hours).
  • Must demonstrate participation, in appropriate capacity to level of education, in one or more organizations for teachers of mathematics.
  • Must exemplify excellence or the potential for excellence in mathematics teaching at either the elementary or secondary school level.
  • Student demonstrating financial need will be given preferential consideration above students with the same or equal qualifications, but with less financial need.
  • Candidates may be undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in: Graduates - mathematics education program (elementary or secondary) administered by the mathematics department. Undergraduate - elementary education program with a concentration in mathematics or a secondary mathematics education major.
Selection will be made by the scholarship committee of the mathematics department in conjunction with the financial aid office.


Millward Scholarship for Male African American Future Educators

The Millward Scholarship for Male African American Future Educators provides scholarship support to full-time students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania with the goal of increasing the number of African American male teachers.
  • Must be enrolled in a teacher education major leading to a teacher certification in Early Childhood, Middle and/or Secondary Education;
  • Preference given to African American males;
  • Preference for a 3.0 GPA at the time of selection;
  • Preference will be given to students who have financial need.
The scholarship is renewable if the student continues to meet the selection criteria.

Bob Millward is a professor of education and currently directs the doctoral program in Administration and Leadership Studies at IUP in Indiana, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of California State College with a BS in Elementary Education. He began his teaching career in the West Jefferson Hills School District and was chairman of the Middle School Science Department. While there, he completed his master's Degree at Duquesne University, majoring in guidance and counseling. After leaving West Jefferson Hills, Bob earned his doctorate at Penn State University. For the past 42 years he has taught undergraduate and graduate classes at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is leading the charge to recruit African American males into the teaching profession. He has published several articles on the subject and why it is so important to student success that they have exposure to diverse teachers.


MIS Department Scholarship

To be used for the recruitment of individuals into the MIS major.


Miss Randolph Early Childhood Education Scholarship

The Miss Randolph (Virginia F. Randolph) Early Childhood Education Scholarship shall be awarded annually to students enrolled full-time at Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a declared major in Early Childhood Education and who best meet the established criteria.
  • Must have a declared major in Early Childhood Education and at least 56 earned credit hours;
  • Must be an individual who has demonstrated an admirable character of academic excellence;
  • The scholarship may be used for tuition, fees, housing, educational supplies and materials, and any books used in the course of their studies.
Born in Murrysville, PA and graduated from Indiana Area School District, Virginia F. Randolph, commonly known as "Miss Randolph" received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Indiana State Teachers College in 1948 and her Masters Degree in Elementary Education from Indiana State Teachers College in 1958. While teaching in the Indiana Area School District, Miss Randolph had the opportunity of working with more than 200 student teachers from IUP. She genuinely enjoyed her teaching experiences. Several of her most important accomplishments include: * a first grade teacher for 45 years * past Mother Advisor of Rainbow Girls * past President of Alpha Delta Kappa (PA Mu Chapter) * past President of the Indiana Reading Council She was the recipient of the Teacher of the Year in 1967, Women Civic Leader of the Year in 1997, and Outstanding Leader in Elementary Education in 1976. Miss Virginia F. Randolph was also recognized in the book: Indiana County Women of Distinction.


Mollie E. Bolling Memorial Scholarship

The Mollie E. Bolling Memorial Scholarship shall provide an annual award to a student at IUP majoring in sociology.
  • Must be enrolled as a sociology major at IUP.
  • Must have earned a 2.5 grade point average in sociology and an overall cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
  • Must have earned junior standing or above, successfully completing at least 56 credits recognized by the University.
  • Preference for the award will be given to African-American students who meet the aforementioned criteria. If an African-American male cannot be selected, consideration for the award will be given to an African-American female or other deserving student, in this sequence, who meets the standards of the award.
  • Preference for the award shall be given to students who are considered not eligible for other forms of financial assistance (excluding loans).
  • Children and dependents of faculty and staff members of IUP are not eligible for consideration of this award.
  • The student must also come from a single parent household.
The Mollie E. Bolling Memorial Scholarship is established by Dr. & Mrs. Herbert M. Hunter in memory of Dr. Hunter's aunt. Mrs. Bolling (Aunt Mollie) never had any children of her own, but as a faithful Christian woman and a strong supporter of her extended family, she unselfishly shared her financial resources and kindness with several nieces and nephews she reared during their elementary and high school years. Because of the illness of his mother, Dr. Hunter was the last nephew to share a household with Mrs. Bolling for a period of 10 years. She provided an environment that made it possible for him to learn and value education, which later inspired him to earn a doctoral degree in sociology and pursue a career as an educator.

Selection of the Mollie E. Bolling Memorial Scholarship shall be made by the Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences or assigned representative(s) of the Dean.


Morino Scholars Program

To provide scholarship support to academically promising and financially deserving undergraduate students enrolled at IUP. The intention of the donors is to benefit students who come to IUP from historically small mining communities with proximity to Indiana, PA.
  • Recipients shall be graduates of high schools located within Indiana County, Pennsylvania. Preference will be given to students from historically mining communities whose parents or grandparents are employees, retirees or expired while working for the mines.
  • Recipients will demonstrate academic promise and preference will be given to students who graduate within the upper ten percent of their high school class or attain a composite score of 1100 or higher on the Scholastic Aptitude Test.
  • Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need with the objective being to provide assistance to students from families who find the cost of higher education to be prohibitive.
  • Scholarships awarded through the Morino Scholars Program are renewable awards at a level of $2,000 per student.



Murray M. Varner Memorial Business Scholarship

The Murray M. Varner Scholarship is a memorial award to a student at IUP enrolled in the College of Business who is not to a student of facts and figures, but to a discoverer of concepts.
  • In determining the recipient of the scholarship, a simple application form is not enough, though it may serve as a starting point.
  • Candidates must be a junior or senior enrolled in the College of Business.
  • They should have a high enough GPA that finishing school will not be a problem.
  • Financial need should also be a consideration.
  • Other requirements are not so easily indentified and cannot be determined simply by an application. The recipient should be involved in University affairs. They should be an enthusiastic, self-motivated type of individual. They should exhibit qualities of good citizenship and be natural group leaders. A dynamic individual with that special spark of life that lets you know they are genuine. A person with a positive attitude, the one who is excited about having been granted the scholarship - before the decision is made.
Mr. Varner was an educator in the School of Business from 1972 until his death on August 2, 1981. Mr. Varner is remembered not for what he taught, for many professors were qualified to teach those same courses, but rather for how he taught - his style. Mr. Varner emphasized concepts that apply to life, not just business. His enthusiastic approach and humorous stories opened up the class to a true learning experience. This is the distinguishing quality between an educator and a professor. This memorial then is presented with that same difference in mind. Not just to a student of facts and figures, but to a discoverer of concepts. When Mr. Varner died of cancer, family and friends wanted to do "something". A story was told about a young man who was a student at IUP many years ago. Money was tight for everyone then, and continued education after high school was one of the luxury items that often didn't fit in household budgets. This young, determined man, however, wanted that college education. Despite the job he had at a small printing company, he was still $100.00 short, and would have to come up with the money, or be forced out of school. All other possibilities exhausted, he went to the local banker and asked for a $100 loan. With nothing to use as collateral but a few school books, this young man was approved for the loan based on his honor and reputation. That loan, secured by intangible qualities, enabled Mr. Varner to continue his education. That is why a memorial scholarship was decided on as the best "something" that could be done. Perhaps a small amount of money can make such a big difference in someone else's life.


Nadav and Nancy Baum Scholarship

The Nadav and Nancy Baum Family Scholarship Fund shall be used to provide support for entering or currently enrolled undergraduate students.
  • Must be an entering or currently enrolled undergraduate student at IUP.
  • Must have demonstrated financial need.
Nadav N. ('85) and Nancy J. Wallace ('83) Baum of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania have chosen to establish a $25,000 (minimum) scholarship endowment fund in appreciation for the education they received at Indiana University of Pennsylvania to assist others pursue their educational goals.


Nancy France Scholarship Fund

To help students financially who want to study at the University of Nancy, France. During the spring semester of each academic year the scholarship program will be announced. A French competition will be organized, in the tradition of the French "concours" system. The students participating in this essay contest must be at least at the intermediate level; beginning students cannot participate. The winner or winners will be selected by a jury composed of faculty members of the French department. The decision of the judges will be final. The winner or winners, depending on the financial resources of the fund at the time, will receive a free one-way trip to Nancy in order to participate in the summer program. The value of the prize is roughly $250 but can only be applied to airfare to the Nancy Summer Program.


Nancy J. Newkerk Scholarship for Student Affairs in Higher Education

"The Nancy J. Newkerk Scholarship for Student Affairs in Higher Education shall provide scholarship support to students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in the Graduate School as a master's degree candidate in the Department of Student Affairs in Higher Education. Eligible candidates must meet the following criteria for scholarship consideration:
  • Is enrolled in the Graduate School as a master's degree candidate in the Department of Student Affairs in Higher Education (SAHE);
  • Has achieved a 3.5 cumulative GPA;
  • Demonstrates promise for professional success;
  • Has completed the first year of the program.



Nancy L. Ferguson Memorial Scholarship

The Nancy L. Ferguson Memorial Scholarship shall provide awards to talented and qualified students enrolled at IUP who are classified as juniors or seniors and are members of the football team, specifically an interior lineman.
  • Have earned at least 56 credits and be classified as a junior or senior student.
  • Be a participating member of the IUP football team in an interior lineman position.
  • Preference will be given to residents of Indiana County; secondary preference will be given to residents of Pennsylvania.
Jack Dee Ferguson, a native of Blairsville, Pennsylvania, was a member of the football and wrestling teams in the late 1950s at Indiana State Teachers College. Returning to Indiana County upon his retirement, Mr. Ferguson established this scholarship in memory of his wife, Nancy. Nancy L. Ferguson served as head nurse on the oncology floor of the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Allen Park, Illinois for 15 years. She served as a panel member at seminars discussing death and dying issues and was actively involved in the "Focus on Living", a group aimed at counseling family members of terminally ill patients. Mrs. Ferguson was honored with numerous commendations and awards for her work and outstanding humanitarianism. This scholarship will serve as a living legacy to her life, her dedication to those she served as a nurse, and her value of education.

Selection of the scholarship recipient shall be made by the coaching staff of the IUP Football Team in coordination with the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.


Natural Sciences and Mathematics Scholarship

To provide scholarships for outstanding and deserving students who have graduated from an Indiana County High School and who are enrolled in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Scholarship recipients will receive their awards annually for four consecutive years subject to the following conditions of application and renewal:
  • Students must demonstrate outstanding achievement in one or more of the following areas: school or community leadership, entrepreneurship, art, music, dance, theater, forensics, science, mathematics or other related areas.
  • Students must rank in the top tenth of their class at the end of the junior high school year and/or have scored at least 1100 on their junior SAT or ACT equivalent.
  • Students must file their application through their high school guidance counselor by February 1.
  • Students must apply for admission to IUP no later than December 31. Only candidates who have filed an application for admission may receive consideration.
  • At least one recommendation must be provided to the University Selection Committee. The recommendation must be completed by a person who is personally familiar with the applicant's work. This may include a teacher or other high school official, a community figure, or an IUP faculty member or alumnus.
  • The recipient will be named by February 25. Recipients must indicate their acceptance of the award in writing by March 15.
  • Renewal of scholarship awards will be contingent upon the recipient's maintaining a 3.0 cumulative grade point average each year.
  • The students must be graduates of an Indiana County high school.
  • The students must be enrolled in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and must remain enrolled full-time in the college in order to be eligible for renewal of their award. The number and amount of the scholarships will be governed by the discretion of the University Selection Committee and the amount available for spending. Each recipient will receive the prevailing dollar award which the Distinguished Achiever Scholarship Fund is awarding at the time the fund is distributed.



Nell G Jack and Christine J Toretti Scholarship for Women Athletes

The Nell G. Jack and Christine J. Toretti Endowed Scholarship for Women Athletes provides support to full-time female student-athletes at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who meet the established criteria.
  • Must be a female student athlete;
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA at time of selection.
Selection of recipients for the Nell G. Jack and Christine J. Toretti Endowed Scholarship for Women Athletes shall be made by the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.


Nell Jack Quasi-Endowment

The Nell Jack Quasi-Endowment shall provide scholarship support to full-time, female students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who participate in women's varsity sports.
  • Must be a female and participating member of a women's varsity sport;
  • Must be in good academic standing with the University at time of selection.
Selection of recipients for the Nell Jack Quasi-Endowment shall be made by the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.


Nellie Bly Scholarship Fund

Award scholarship to a female student who exemplifies dedication to news reporting and/or investigative reporting. Must present published news stories, transcript and a letter of recommendation from a professor who teaches JRNL 328 News Reporting.


Nick Palombi "RBI" Football Scholarship

The Nick Palombi "RBI" Football Scholarship provides scholarship support to full time students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who are participating members of the IUP Football Team.
  • Must be a participating member of the IUP Football Team;
  • Must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher;
  • Preference given to students from Mercer County;
  • If no students are from Mercer County, then preference to those from Western Pennsylvania.
Nick Palombi '76 earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology. He played for the IUP football team for four seasons as a strong safety and was chosen as a member of the All 70's Team as a defensive back. He is currently a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch. One of Nick's favorite memories of playing football in the 70's was the game-day ritual. After pre-game warm up drills, the entire team would gather in the locker room beneath George P. Miller Stadium to check their equipment, gather their thoughts, and await the coach's pep talk. Back then, they were known as the "Big Indians" and the IUP marching band would come down Fisher Hill playing the fight song, "Cherokee", which would get the team's adrenaline pumping. They would then file out to the edge of the field for the late, great Marv Goslin to announce the starting lineup one by one, followed by, "and now here is Coach Neal and the Rest of the Big Indians!" The "Rest of the Big Indians" came to be known as the "RBI's", which symbolizes the teammates who practiced hard and prepared to be ready when their opportunity came along. The starting lineup couldn't perform to their potential without the help of their backups, coaches, and the supporting cast. As with most things, the best results come from organizations that pull together and work as a team. Mr. Palombi is so thankful for the opportunity to have played at IUP with the "RBI's" and hopes that this scholarship will help another young man pursue his dreams, too!

Selection of the recipients for the Nick Palombi "RBI" Football Scholarship shall be made by the Head Coach of the IUP Football Team and the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.


Norman Smith '53 College Scholarship

The Norman J. Smith '53 Scholarship provides scholarship support to students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, preference to freshman students from Huntingdon Area High School district.
  • Preference will be given to incoming freshman students from the Huntingdon Area High School District.
  • Preference given to incoming freshman students with a minimum GPA of 3.00 at time of selection.
  • If no qualified students are available from the Huntingdon Area High School District, the candidate pool may be expanded to include all eligible high school students in the Huntingdon, Mifflin, Juniata, Perry and Blair Counties.
  • If no qualified students meet the criteria above, the annual available scholarship may be awarded to a student pursuing a career in elementary or secondary education.
Norman J. Smith '53 is a native of Indiana, PA and a graduate of Indiana High School '49. Mr. Smith played baseball at IUP and was the team Captain. He furthered his education at Penn State University with a Master in Secondary Education after serving his country in the U.S. Army in Europe. Mr. Smith spent 45 years as an educator primarily in the Huntingdon Area School District rising to the role of Superintendent. Mr. Smith, throughout his career, always stressed the importance of developing the whole student in both mind and body. He ensured that the students were lifelong learners. Mr. Smith attributes much of his career success to the strong education he received at IUP. He is a devoted husband, father, and an avid tennis player; as well as enjoying many outdoor activities.

Selection of student recipients of the Norman J. Smith '53 Scholarship shall be made by the University Scholarship Committee.


Northern Tier Scholarship

The Northern Tier Scholarship provides scholarship support to full-time students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who reside in the Northern Tier counties of Pennsylvania.
  • Must have either a declared major from the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics or the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology;
  • Must be a sophomore (as defined by current University guidelines) at time of use;
  • Must have at least a 3.2 GPA at time of selection;
  • Preference given to full-time Pennsylvania resident students from the following counties: McKean, Potter, Tioga, Lycoming, Cameron, Clinton, or Elk;
  • If there are no qualified students from the primary counties listed above, preference will be extended to students from the additional northern tier and central counties of Pennsylvania including Bradford, Center, Clearfield, Columbia, Forest, Jefferson, Montour, Sullivan, Union and Warren. Students awarded the Northern Tier Scholarship are eligible for scholarship renewal for their junior and senior years, (as defined by current University guidelines), or a total of three (3) years. Scholarships are tuition awards.
Paul Miller is originally from Pennsylvania while Sue Miller is from Australia. They met in 1973 at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in their senior year. Sue was a foreign student in the College of Education, graduating in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. Paul was a student in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, graduating in 1974 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Paul also received his commission as a Second Lieutenant from the IUP ROTC program. Upon graduation he served as a Captain in the U.S. Army's 1st Armor Division, based in Germany until 1979. This year (2014) Paul and Sue will be celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. During these years they have traveled extensively, and lived in Germany, Taiwan, Malaysia, Australia, as well as a number of states in the USA. Currently they reside in Germania, Pennsylvania, with a second home in Toledo, Ohio. Paul's 30 year career in the Automobile Industry covered a number of assignments in Production Control, Purchasing and Sales, working with General Motors, Delphi and Dana Corporations. His hobbies include trout fishing, classic cars, snowmobiling, architecture and reading. Sue spent over 20 years in the Staffing Industry working with both domestic and International firms. Sue enjoys volunteering with several organizations, family history, and gardening.


Orval and Marian Kipp Memorial Scholarship for Art

The Orval & Marian Kipp Memorial Art Scholarship will provide scholarship awards to students enrolled in the Department of Art at IUP who meet the established criteria.
  • Must be a declared major in Art or a graduating senior in high school who will be joining the freshman class as an Art major.
  • The scholarship may stay with one student until graduation, assuming he/she maintains proper qualifications within the Art Department.
  • Must maintain an acceptable academic standing with the Department and the University.
This scholarship is established by family, friends and colleagues in memory of Orval and Marian Kipp. They both began their careers in education as teachers in one room schools in rural Pennsylvania and culminated as faculty members at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Orval held degrees from Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University), Columbia University, a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, and an MFA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He joined the art faculty in 1936, then served as chairman of the Art Department of IUP for 25 years, before retiring in 1964. IUP honored him by naming the Kipp Gallery in Sprowls Hall after him. Marian graduated from Pennsylvania College for Women (now Chatham College) and received her master's degree from Columbia University. She taught in the Mathematics and English departments at IUP from 1949 until 1966. Orval and Marian were dedicated to their students and to helping them achieve their educational, artistic and professional goals. Orval was a member of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, the Allied Artists of Johnstown, the Pittsburgh Society of Artists and the Indiana Art Association. He and Marian ran a vacation art center in Somerset County for five summers during World War II, and operated an art materials store out of their home in Indiana for many years. They were active members of Calvary Presbyterian Church during their years in Indiana.

Selection of the scholarship recipient will be made by the faculty of the Department of Art.


Owen J. and Virginia Dougherty Memorial Scholarship Award

To provide for overall team support of the IUP baseball team. Use of the funds is determined by a committee comprised of the baseball coaches from the Department of Athletics in consultation with a representative of the Dougherty family.


Pamela H. McGuire and Dr. John L. McGuire Scholarship for Elementary Education

The Pamela H. McGuire and Dr. John L. McGuire Scholarship for Elementary Education provides scholarship support to full-time students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a declared major in Pre K-4 Early Childhood with Special Education K-8 and who best meet the established criteria.
  • Must be enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) with a declared major in Pre K-4 Early Childhood with Special Education K-8;
  • Must have earned at least 57 credits (junior standing) and a minimum GPA of 3.0;
  • Preference will be given to students who have financial need;
  • The scholarship is renewable for the recipient's senior year as long as eligibility criteria are still met.
Pamela Hale McGuire is a 1969 graduate of IUP with a degree in Elementary Education.


Pat Lommock Dance Theater Fund

Monies in support of the activities of the Dance Theater Program: guest artists, conference registration fees, music, promotion of dance activities, travel, costumes, etc. Also, used for scholarships for dance students only.


Pathways to Urban Education Scholarship

The CCAC Pathways to Education Scholarship shall be awarded to IUP students who have demonstrated a commitment to working with elementary students attending urban schools.
  • Must be a non-traditionally aged student 25 years or older.
  • Must be enrolled in the CCAC/IUP Collaborative Elementary Education Program.
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 QPA from cumulative study.
  • Must have a negative TB test; ACT 34 Clearance (Criminal Background Check) and ACT 151 Clearance (Child Abuse Check).
  • Preference will be given to graduates from Pittsburgh Public Schools or employees in the Pittsburgh Public School System.
This scholarship, established partially with gifts and proceeds generated from a special reception held in concert with a performance by Bill Cosby, is directed to provide financial assistance to talented and deserving students participating in the Community College of Allegheny College/Indiana University of Pennsylvania Collaborate Elementary Education Program.


Patricia Hilliard Robertson Memorial Scholarship

The Patricia Hilliard-Robertson Memorial Scholarship for Women in the Sciences shall provide financial support to a full-time student at IUP who has earned at least 48 credits toward a degree in the natural and/or physical sciences.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student at IUP.
  • Must have earned a minimum of 48 credits toward a degree in the natural and/or physical sciences and have a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average.
  • Preference may be given to residents of Indiana County.
  • It is the desire of the family that recipients demonstrate focused attention on their educational and professional goals in the sciences; yet enjoy a sense of balance in other areas of their life and activities.
  • This scholarship is restricted to female students to help encourage women to pursue education and professions in the sciences and to overcome the lack of representation of women in these areas.
Patricia Hilliard Robertson, a native from Homer City, Pennsylvania, was the daughter of Ilse Hilliard and the late Harold Hilliard. She tragically died on May 24, 2001 in Houston, Texas from burns she suffered as a passenger in a small plane that crashed during touch-and-go landing maneuvers. Patty graduated from Homer-Center High School in 1980 and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She continued her education at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and completed a three-year residency in family medicine in Erie. She earned a fellowship from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston where she specialized in space medicine, leading to her selection to the National Aeronautics & Space Administration's astronaut-training program at Johnson Space Center as a candidate for the astronaut medical corps in 1998. She was one of only four women, and the only physician, in her class of 31 candidates. At the time of her death, Patty had been assigned as a crew-support astronaut for the Expedition Two crew that was preparing for service aboard the International Space Station in the summer of 2001. She had hoped to be assigned to the new space station as an onboard physician. While much focus has been placed on Patty's professional accomplishments, she enjoyed many activities that helped to balance her life, that included skiing, wind surfing, hiking and aerobatic flying. She also enjoyed spending time with her beloved family, husband, Scott Robertson of El Lago, Texas, and friends from across the country.

Selection of recipients shall be made by a committee comprised of faculty members from the College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics and representatives of the Hilliard family.


Patrick J. Stapleton, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

The Patrick J. Stapleton Jr. Memorial Scholarship for Political Science shall provide scholarship support to talented and deserving students who are residents of Indiana County and are enrolled as a major in the Department of Political Science at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
  • Must be a permanent resident of Indiana County, Pennsylvania.
  • Must be enrolled as a major in the Department of Political Science at IUP.
  • Must have earned at least 56 credits and be considered at the junior year level of study according to class status of the University.
  • Must have earned at least a 3.0 Grade Point Average and be in good academic standing.
  • Recipient should demonstrate a commitment to community and/or volunteer service beyond any requirement for classes or coursework, membership in club or organization, etc.
  • Recipients should demonstrate good citizenship and personal character as exemplified by the life of Senator Stapleton.
A life-long resident of Indiana County, Pennsylvania, Patrick J. Stapleton Jr. was extremely proud of his rural roots; and during his tenure with the Pennsylvania State Legislature as the Senator from the 41st District, he worked diligently to ensure as good a life as possible for his neighbors and constituents. Patrick J. Stapleton Jr. was born in the small mining town of Chambersville, Pennsylvania, on January 7, 1924. The family moved to Indiana, Pennsylvania, during the Senator's childhood. He attended St. Bernard School and graduated from Indiana Area High School in 1943, earning varsity letters in track and basketball. The Senator attended Pennsylvania State University for one year before joining the naval aviation branch of the US Navy. He served for three-and-one-half years during World War II. After his discharge, the Senator returned home to finish his schooling and graduated from Indiana State Teachers College with a bachelor's degree in social studies in 1950. In June of 1950, the Senator married Madeline Feidler of Northhampton, Pennsylvania, also a graduate of the College. The couple assumed the operations of Stapleton's Restaurant in Indiana from the Senator's parents. It was during these years as a local businessman that the Senator became interested in local politics. He was elected to public office as an Indiana County Commissioner, serving two terms, and was elected President of the Pennsylvania State Association of County Commissioners during his service. In a special election following the death of Senator Albert Pechan, Senator Stapleton was the first Democrat ever to be elected to office from the 41st District. He was re-elected to eight consecutive terms and, after representing his constituents and neighbors for more than 30 years in Harrisburg, retired from the Pennsylvania State Senate on November 20, 2000. During his tenure, Senator Stapleton held numerous leadership positions and was a member of many Senate committees, including Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Military and Veterans Affairs, Appropriations, Environmental Resources and Energy, Transportation, Rules and Executive Nominations, and Legislative Budget and Finance. Senator Stapleton was a well-known and admired advocate for higher education in Harrisburg. He served 30 years as a member of the Council of Trustees at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, serving as chairman for 27 years. During his leadership, he was instrumental in the growth and expansion of the University. In 1988, the Senator was appointed to the Board of Governors of the State System of Higher Education and served until his retirement in 2000. To honor his many contributions and loyalty to education within the Commonwealth, the Patrick J. Stapleton Jr. Library was dedicated in October 1982 as a lasting tribute to his contributions and dedication to his alma mater. In the spring of 1992, the Senator was the recipient of the IUP Distinguished Alumni Award; and in 2000, he received the President's Medal of Distinction from IUP President Lawrence K. Pettit. Throughout his life, the Senator demonstrated a strong interest and concern for people from his hometown and across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. His interest, concern and devotion to others prompted him to become actively involved in a variety of service, community and fraternal organizations in addition to his role as a public official. To honor the life and accomplishments of Senator Patrick J. Stapleton Jr., family, friends and colleagues have chosen to establish an endowed scholarship at Indiana University of Pennsylvania to provide scholarship support to students from his beloved Indiana County, Pennsylvania.


Paul A. Prince Memorial Fund

This fund will be used primarily for student support, in the form of scholarships at the Marine Science Sonsortium and other oceanogrpahic institutes; or other expenses associated with oceangraphic research such as shipboard cruises, visits to laboratories, professional meetings, or analytical costs. Eligibility for support will be determined by the Geoscience faculty in consultation with a student's advisor' criteria will include but not be limited to GPA, financial need and student contributions to the department.


Paul A. Prince Oceanographic Fund

The Paul A. Prince Oceanographic Fund will be used primarily for student support, in the form of scholarships at the Marine Science Consortium or other oceanographic institutes; or for expenses associated with oceanographic research such as shipboard cruises, visits to laboratories, professional meetings or analytic costs.
  • Criteria will include but not limited to GPA, financial need and student contributions to the Department.
Paul A. Prince was a Professor at IUP from 1962 to 1991. He helped to establish the Department of Geoscience in 1968 and was instrumental in establishing the Marine Science Consortium at Wallops Island, Virginia. He taught Oceanography, Meteorology, Plate Tectonics and his true love, Glacial Geology, to many generations of students, who remember him fondly for his enthusiasm, intellectual rigor and dedication to the field and to the Department. This fund was established in memory of Dr. Prince during the 30th anniversary celebration of the Department's founding.

Eligibility for support will be determined by the Geoscience faculty in consultation with a student's advisor.


Paul E. and Josephine F. Spears Scholarship for Football

The Paul E. & Josephine F. Spears Scholarship for Football shall provide scholarship awards to talented and deserving student-athletes in the IUP football program.

Mr. & Mrs. Paul E. Spears graduated from IUP in 1949 and 1948, respectively. Mr. Spears currently is the President of Hanover Shoe Farms, Inc., in Hanover Pennsylvania. Since their undergraduate days, Mr. & Mrs. Spears have maintained a close affiliation with their alma mater. They have been constant and generous benefactors of IUP and its athletic programs. It is the desire of Mr. & Mrs. Spears to establish an endowment fund with the Foundation for IUP to provide continuing support to the IUP football program through scholarship awards to deserving and talented student-athletes.

Selection of the award recipients shall be made by the Director of the Department of Athletics and the coaching staff of the IUP football team.


Pennsylvania Labor Center Scholarship Fund

The Pennsylvania Labor Center Scholarship Fund shall provide scholarship support to full-time undergraduate students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania that have a declared major in the College of Health and Human Services.
  • Must be a declared major in the College of Health and Human Services;
  • Preference given to students who have some affiliation with a recognized union.
Selection of the recipients for the Pennsylvania Labor Center Scholarship Fund shall be made by the Dean of the College of Health and Human Services or his/her appointed representative or committee.


PES-India Alumni Scholarship

To support students in the Eberly College of Business and Informtion Technology who demonstrate financial need associated with international learning experiences.


Phi Sigma Kappa Scholarship

The Phi Sigma Kappa Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to full-time, undergraduate IUP students who are active members of an IUP sanctioned Greek organization.
  • Must be an active member of an IUP sanctioned Greek organization.
  • Preference given to students with at least a 3.0 GPA at time of selection.
  • Preference given to students who exemplify the Greek spirit and who display active support of philanthropy to IUP.



Philadelphia Alumni Chapter Scholarship

To provide scholarship support.


Philip and Rose Condino Memorial Scholarship

The Philip & Rose Condino Memorial Scholarship for Football shall provide scholarship support to talented and deserving student-athletes participating in the IUP football program.

Philip and Rose Condino were the parents of Francis J. Condino, director of intercollegiate athletics at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a former assistant football coach at the University. They were lifelong residents of Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania. Mr. and Mrs. Condino encouraged and supported their children in all endeavors throughout their educational years and in their professional and personal lives. This scholarship fund was established by Frank and his wife, Marty, in 1999, as a lasting tribute and living legacy in memory of Philip and Rose Condino.

Selection of recipients shall be made by the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics in consultation with the Head Football Coach and coaching staff of the IUP football team.


Philip Kupchella Memorial Scholarship

The Philip Kupchella Memorial Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to outstanding and deserving freshmen students who are graduates of Blacklick Valley High School and enrolled full-time at IUP.
  • Must be accepted as a full-time entering freshman student to IUP.
  • Must have earned at least a 3.0 grade point average or be ranked in the top ten (10) percent of high school graduating class.
  • Preference will be given to student(s) who has (have) participated in the Forensics program at Blacklick Valley High School.
  • Must demonstrate financial need to pursue higher education.
  • Recipient must demonstrate good personal character and display a promise for future success.
  • Scholarships will be given to student who graduate from Blacklick Valley High School. If there is no graduating student planning to attend IUP in a given year, no scholarship award will be made for that year and the available amount will be added to the principal corpus of the fund.
Philip Kupchella was born on December 28, 1952 in Nanty Glo, Pennsylvania, the fourth of six sons to Charles F. Kupchella and Margaret (Buoite) Kupchella. He attended St. Mary's Parochial School and graduated in 1970 from Blacklick Valley High School in Nanty Glo. In 1974, he received his B.S. Ed. in Spanish from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and quickly secured a teaching position at his alma mater, Blacklick Valley High School, where he taught Spanish and English for twenty-six years. A dedicated classroom teacher, he worked tirelessly for his students, developing innovative curricula for his Spanish and English courses and earning recognition for his teaching excellence. He died on May 11, 2002 at the age of 49. Philip Kupchella had a lifelong commitment to learning. While teaching full-time, he earned an M.S. in Art (specializing in ceramics) and a certification to teach English, both from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. His pottery was featured in local shops and in arts festivals throughout western Pennsylvania. Kupchella's love for the arts led to his work with the Allegheny Highlands Regional Theater, where he served as a board member, performed in productions (often playing lead roles), and contributed to set designs. His work outside the classroom enriched his teaching and his students' vision of learning. As the drama coach, he recruited and directed students in a play performed for the community and in the annual statewide competition. Yet, it was the successes of Blacklick Valley's Forensics Team that he found most rewarding. In his role as coach, he inspired students to take risks, to learn from their mistakes, and to achieve mastery. His teams won a total of six District 5 First Place Championships and several second place trophies. Each year, several of his students earned the right to compete in State and National Forensics Tournaments. In his will, Philip Kupchella called for the establishment of a scholarship fund for student of Blacklick Valley High School. In recognition of those students who participated in Forensics under his direction and as affirmation of his commitment to the principles and learning this participation fostered, he requested that students who participate in Blacklick Valley's Forensic Program be given preference for the scholarship. In accordance with the wishes of Philip Kupchella and in acknowledgement of his commitment to the students of Blacklick Valley, his love of the forensics program there, and his appreciation for the education that he received at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, his family, his friends, and his former students have established and contributed to this fund in his memory.


PHN Charitable Foundation Nursing Scholarship at IUP

The Primary Health Network (PHN) via their charitable foundation, The PHN Charitable Foundation, wishes to establish an annual $1,000 scholarship award to IUP students enrolled as LPN-BSN or RN-BSN students. Student eligibility criteria for the PHN Charitable Foundation Nursing Scholarship at Indiana University of Pennsylvania is as follows:
  • Award is available to any student enrolled in IUP's LPN-BSN or RN-BSN programs.
  • Students may be entering freshmen, or any upper class year, as long as they meet the other criteria.
  • If a recent high school graduate, the entering IUP freshmen must have a 3.0 high school GPA.
  • If the entering student is a non-traditional student, without the corresponding high school GPA available, then acceptance to IUP and the nursing program will be sufficient.
  • If the candidate is an upperclassman, they must be in good academic standing as required by the university and the nursing program.
  • The candidate must have financial need, as determined by the IUP Financial Aid office.
  • All candidates regardless of class year will be required to submit an essay along with their scholarship application, stating why they feel they are the appropriate candidate for the award.
  • First preference will be given to students who meet the above criteria and reside in Indiana, Butler, Beaver, Lawrence, Cambria, Clarion, Crawford, or Mercer Counties.
  • If first preference for county of residence cannot be met, preference will default to candidates from any county within western PA.
Selection of award recipient will be made annually by the Student Awards committee within the Department of Nursing at IUP, under the guidance of the department chairperson.


Pittsburgh Home Economics Teachers Scholarship

To provide scholarships to deserving students in the Home Economics Department of IUP.
  • The student should be an undergraduate from one of the Pittsburgh Public Schools.
  • That first consideration be given to a student in Home Economics Education. If there is no need in this area, then the scholarship can be made available to a deserving student from any area within the Home Economics Department.
  • That the scholarship be offered first to a senior student. If no need exists, then to a junior. If no junior student is in need, the scholarship should be held for one year at which time it can be granted to a sophomore student if no senior or junior requests the scholarship.
The IUP Home Economics Department is responsible for selecting a deserving student, both scholastically and financially.


Pittsburgh Police Officer Stephen J. Mayhle/KPMG Memorial Scholarship

The Pittsburgh Police Officer Stephen J. Mayhle/KPMG Memorial Scholarship Fund shall provide scholarship support to full-time students with a declared major in the Department of Criminology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania that best meet the established criteria. Eligible candidates must meet the following criteria for scholarship consideration:
  • Must have a declared major in the Department of Criminology with at least 56 earned credit hours and a minimum GPA of 3.0;
  • Must be in good academic standing according to the standards of the University with good moral character;
  • Must submit a maximum 300 word essay explaining his/her interest in pursuing a career in criminology;
  • Preference will be given to a student who has an immediate family member who has passed away while actively serving in the line of duty as a police officer. Junior year applicants are permitted to reapply their senior year.
The Pittsburgh Police Officer Stephen J. Mayhle/KPMG Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Stephen J. Mayhle by KPMG, an international audit, tax and advisory firm, with the assistance of KPMG employee, Julie Duvall, a school friend of Mayhle and his widow, Shandra. Officer Stephen James Mayhle was 29 when he died on Saturday, April 4, 2009 while acting in the line of duty as a police officer for the City of Pittsburgh. Mayhle conducted himself with courage and valor as he and his fellow officers sought to serve and protect the people of the City of Pittsburgh. He served as a police officer for approximately two years and was a man who loved his job. Mayhle was the son of Ronald Robert and Marjorie Robertson Mayhle and was born April 3, 1980 in Indiana PA. Stephen attended Indiana Wesleyan School and was a 2002 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Criminology. Stephen Mayhle enjoyed golfing and baseball and was a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates. Stephen Mayhle was a loving husband and father and is survived by his wife, Shandra Lynn Wallace Mayhle and his two daughters, Jennifer and Brooklyn.

Selection of recipients for the Pittsburgh Policer Officer Stephen J. Mayhle/KPMG Memorial Scholarship shall be made by the committee of faculty members of the Department of Criminology. Mrs. Stephen J. (Shandra) Mayhle and a KPMG representative may provide the faculty of the Department of Criminology with recommendations for award recipients that meet the above noted criteria. However, the ultimate selection of such recipient rests with the faculty of the Department of Criminology.


PNC Bank College of Business Endowed Scholarship for Undergraduate Students

The PNC Bank College of Business Endowed Scholarship for Undergraduate Students will provide scholarship support to incoming freshmen enrolled full-time at Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a declared major in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology.
  • Must be a full-time incoming freshman with no prior college or university experience;
  • Must have a declared major in Eberly College of Business and Information Technology;
  • Selection will be made based on high school GPA and high school and community activities;
  • Must be a resident of Pennsylvania;
  • Preference will be first given to either women or minorities and if no women or minorities are eligible secondary preference will be given to those who demonstrate financial need;
  • Scholarship is renewable each year of the scholarship recipient's college career - not to exceed more than eight (8) consecutive semesters, as long as the recipient maintains full-time status; a 3.0 GPA, and is enrolled in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology.



Popovec Outstanding Student Athlete Scholarship

The Popovec Outstanding Student Athlete Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Eligible candidates must meet the following criteria for scholarship consideration:
 
  • Must be enrolled full-time in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology;
  • Must have earned a minimum GPA of 3.0 at time of selection;
  • Must be an active member of a NCAA recognized IUP athletic team;
  • Must have attained sophomore, junior, or senior status, as defined by the university, at the time of use;
  • Preference given to those with financial need as defined by the university;
  • Preference for active members of the IUP Men’s or Women’s Track and Field or Cross-Country teams.
Prior to his retirement in January of 2018, Dennis Popovec was the Vice President & Corporate Treasurer at Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, a leading global medical device company headquartered in Irvine California. He served in that role since 2010 and has more than 30 years of corporate finance experience. Prior to his time at Edwards, he served as the Vice President, Shared Services at Rockwell Collins Inc., a Cedar Rapids Iowa based avionics and communications company, and as the Corporate Treasurer of Rockwell International Corporation, a major global diversified manufacturing company. He has also been an adjunct professor at the University of California Irvine. He started his career at Deloitte & Touche and is a Certified Public Accountant. Popovec received a bachelor's degree in accounting from Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he was a member of the track and field team. He also has a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh.


Program for Minority Scholars

To provide scholarship support to minority students.


Ralph Reynolds Memorial Art Scholarship

To award one or more scholarships to senior students in the Department of Art who have an interest in painting. This scholarship is awarded in memory of Ralph Reynolds, former professor of art at IUP.


Ralph Reynolds Scholarship

The Ralph Reynolds Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a declared major in the Art Department.
  • Must be a declared major in the Art Department;
  • Preference given to students with an interest in painting;
  • Preference given to Seniors (as defined by current University guidelines) at the time of use.
Selection of recipients for the Ralph Reynolds Scholarship shall be made by the Scholarship Selection Committee of the Department of Art.


Raymond P. Phillips Memorial Scholarship

The Raymond P. Phillips Memorial Scholarship shall provide scholarships to talented and deserving student-athletes enrolled at IUP.
  • Must be participating members of the IUP football team.
  • Preference is to be given to those student-athletes who demonstrate financial need in obtaining their education.
Ray Phillips graduated from Indiana State Teachers College in 1948. He was an active member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and played guard on the football team. After teaching math and science, Ray became an investment broker, travel agency owner, and property developer. Ray attributed his professional success to the education he received at Indiana and the training he received from football. This scholarship is dedicated by his loving wife, Meriam, and his children. Ray also served on the Foundation for IUP Board of Directors from 1986 to 1992.

Selection of the award recipients shall be made by the head coach of the IUP football team and/or authorized designees. Mrs. Meriam Phillips shall be involved with the presentation of the scholarship awards at her discretion.


Recognition Award for Outstanding Achievement in Art History

To qualify for this, student must have a GPA of 3.5 or better, biography & statement of goals, vita, copies of research papers in art history courses, participation in related art history activities.


Renee Fleming Scholarship in Vocal Performance

The Renee Fleming Scholarship in Vocal Performance provides scholarship support to students enrolled full time at IUP who are registered in an applied voice studio and demonstrate vocal ability, academic excellence, professional behavior, and engagement in the performance program(s).
  • Available to students of any major currently registered in an applied voice studio;
  • To be eligible, must be recommended by a Music and/or Theater and Dance faculty member;
  • Have demonstrated vocal ability, academic excellence, professional behavior, and engagement in the performance program(s) in the college.
Selection of recipients for the Renee Fleming Scholarship in Vocal Performance shall be made by a committee appointed by the Dean of the College of Fine Arts. The selection committee will provide annually to the Foundation for IUP the assessment criteria used to evaluate the recipient.


Renee Liscinsky Memorial Fund

The Renee Nicolet Liscinsky Memorial Scholarship shall be used to provide scholarship awards to deserving students who best meet the eligibility standards established cooperatively by the Liscinsky family, the faculty of the Department of French & German and the Foundation for IUP.
  • Candidates must have a cumulative 3.0 grade point average in French (German/Italian).
  • Candidates must demonstrate participation in extra-curricular activities available, i.e. - French Club/German Club. Service in leadership positions is desirable.
  • Candidates must have a declared major or minor in French/German. (In case of Italian, eligible candidates must take at least two courses in the Italian sequence.)
  • Candidates must show a continuing interest in the culture of the country (demonstrated, perhaps, by enrollment in the French culture course, a contribution to the newsletter, and other activities).
  • Preference will be given to students of French wishing to study in Nancy, France.
  • In the event no students majoring/minoring in French are eligible, students of German planning to study in Germany and/or students in Italian planning to study in Italy will be considered for the award.
Renee Nicolet Liscinsky was born in Frasne, France on January 27, 1942. Educated in France predominately in philosophy and languages, she earned her doctorate in June 1975 from the Universite de Besancon and Princeton University. Dr. Liscinsky held teaching positions in both France and the United States, spending nearly 32 years at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. During her tenure at IUP, Dr. Liscinsky served as chairwoman of the Department of French, the director of the Nancy, France Program, and advisor of the IUP French Club among other administrative roles. She was a member of numerous professional associations, including the Society of French & Francophone Professors, the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, the International Courtly Literature Society and APSCUF. Dr. Liscinsky was widely published in her professional field and was an active participant in many conferences and workshops on foreign language. Just prior to her untimely death, she had developed an internet website for teachers of high school French to use as a teaching tool for French technology. Dr. Liscinsky died as a result of a traffic accident in Nancy, France on July 14, 2001. This scholarship was established by her husband, Victor Liscinsky, a retired faculty member from the IUP Department of Health & Physical Education along with family members and friends to honor the dedication Dr. Liscinsky demonstrated toward her profession and her students and to serve as a living legacy to her distinguished career and passion-filled life.

Recipients will be selected by February 15th of each year by the Scholarship Committee of the Department of French & German.


Reunion Year Scholarship

The IUP Reunion Year Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to students enrolled at IUP. Eligible candidates must meet the following criteria for scholarship consideration:
  • Enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
  • Must be in good academic standing with a minimum grade point average of 3.0;
  • Must have earned a minimum of 29 credits;
  • Must demonstrate financial need;
  • Preference will be given to students who are IUP alumni, or to students who are the children, grandchildren or dependents of IUP alumni;
Each year, many alumni celebrating their reunion year have chosen to commemorate the occasion by making gifts to establish the Reunion Year Scholarship. IUP is deeply appreciative of the generosity of our Reunion Year alumni and the assistance it will provide for generations of students to come.


Richard "Moe" Smith Endowed Scholarship for Football

The Richard "Moe" Smith Endowed Scholarship for Football shall provide financial aid support to talented and deserving student athletes in the IUP football program.

Richard "Moe" Smith played football at IUP in the late 1960s under then head coach Chuck Klausing. He returned to IUP as a graduate assistant and assistant coach. He went on to coach football at Carnegie Mellon, Rhode Island and Southern Illinois University. In his early 30s, Moe was diagnosed with cancer and died. In memory of his friendship and commitment to football, several of Moe's teammates and friends have made gifts in honor of Coach Smith.

This scholarship fund shall be used to provide financial scholarship awards to student-athletes in the football program. Selection of the scholarship recipients shall be accomplished in cooperation with the Office of Financial Aid and the Department of Athletics.


Richard and Andrea Alsippi Scholarship for Arts & Athletics

The Richard and Andrea Alsippi Scholarship for the Arts and Athletics shall provide scholarship support to talented and deserving students enrolled in either the Department of Art or the Department of Theater and Dance at IUP. Preference is to be given to those eligible students participating in varsity sports.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student as a declared major in the Department of Art or the Department of Theater and Dance within the College of Fine Arts at IUP.
  • Must be in good academic standing according to the standards applied by the University.
  • Preference shall be given to students engaged in athletics through a University-recognized varsity sport, intramural program, or club sport.
  • The scholarship recipient shall be named at the end of his/her sophomore year for the award to be used during his/her junior year of study.
  • The scholarship may be maintained by the student during his/her senior year as long as he/she continues as a full-time student with a declared major in art or theater/dance and maintains good academic standing.
Richard and Andrea (Logue) Alsippi are 1972 and 1975 graduates of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, respectively. They established this endowed scholarship fund to recognize and to honor their interests and talents in the fields of the arts and athletics. A creative artist, Richard, enjoyed working in a variety of mediums-from painting to metals, sculpture to photography. He shared his passion for the arts with Andrea, especially as they watched their son, Brett Mack, blossom into a talented and acclaimed actor at IUP. Including their daughter, Bethany Mack, they are all alumni of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. An avid sports fan and outdoorsman, Rich was involved with the IUP wrestling team as a player and coach. He served as director and coach of the In-House and Travel Youth Hockey Program at the Indiana Ice Center and as an assistant coach of the IUP Ice Hockey Team. Bethany played on the girls youth team coached by Rich, and Brett played during his years at IUP. Andrea played and coached softball for local high school teams and the YMCA Youth Girls Team. She also worked as a lifeguard at several community and high school pools. Rich had been employed by the Indiana County Community Action Program as weatherization coordinator; Alsippi Automotive as a mechanic; Season-All Industries as a Field Service representative, residential designer, manufacturing design engineer, and test laboratory supervisor; Indiana University of Pennsylvania as a tempory faculty member in the interior design program; and Biocontrol, Inc. as an engineering technician and mechanical engineer. Richard was passionate about many things in life, arts, sports, nature, food, cars, travel, music, family and friends. Andrea shared many of his passions and they built a strong partnership together. Richard enjoyed life to the fullest even as he fought a couragous battle against cancer. He succumbed to the disease on August 3, 2005. Before his untimely death, Richard and Andrea discussed the legacy they wanted to leave as a remembrance for their lives and the way they chose to live. To encourage future generations of IUP students to develop their personal passions for the arts and athletics, Rich and Andrea established this scholarship to honor their lives together and to remember Rich as the spirited, fun-loving, passionate individual he was and will always be in our thoughts.

Selection of the scholarship recipient for the Richard and Andrea Alsippi Scholarship for the Arts and Athletics shall be made by the Dean of Fine Arts with the consultation of faculty within the Department of Art and the Department of Theater and Dance.


Richard and Jane Macedonia Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship

The Richard W. '66 and Jane C. '66 (Whalen) Macedonia Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to incoming freshmen enrolled full-time at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who best meet the established criteria. Eligible candidates must meet the following criteria for scholarship consideration:
  • Must be enrolled as an incoming first year full-time undergraduate student;
  • Preference will be given to students who have financial need;
  • The awardees may retain the annual award for up to and including four (4) consecutive years if they continue to demonstrate financial need as determined by the IUP Financial Aid office and remain in good academic standing with the University.
As the former president and chief executive officer of Sodexho, Inc., Richard Macedonia, was responsible for Sodexho North America. This includes Canada and Mexico and represents nearly one-half of global sales for Sodexho Alliance, an international company headquartered in Paris. In December 2006, Macedonia served as the IUP commencement speaker and was presented an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. He also served as keynote speaker for the 2007 IUP Freshman Convocation.


Richard Dellaposta Memorial Scholarship

The Richard Dellaposta Memorial Scholarship provides scholarship support to full-time students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who are majoring in Music Performance or Music Education with a preference to students studying trumpet or other brass instrument.
  • Must be a declared major in Music Performance or Music Education;
  • Preference will be given to a student studying trumpet or other brass instrument;
  • Scholarship award may be used for tuition or books.
Richard Joseph Dellaposta was 29 when he unexpectedly died in his home on March 23, 2010. He was born on November 20, 1980 to Robert A. Dellaposta ('67 in Music Education) and Sherry Wellen Dellaposta ('71 and '82 Masters in Elementary Education). Rich was a 1999 graduate of Homer Center High School and was a member of the marching band, concert band, and jazz band. He additionally participated in various county, district and regional bands. He was a member of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Honors Band. He was also a member of the Blairsville Community Band and played in the pit band for Homer Center High School musicals. He enjoyed fishing and golf and was the VFW Junior Champion and the Indiana County Junior Tour Champion in 1999. There are videos posted on YouTube of Rich playing his trumpet.

Selection of recipients for the Richard Dellaposta Memorial Scholarship shall be made by a committee of faculty members of the Department of Music. The Department faculty will forward annually to the Foundation for IUP the assessment criteria used to evaluate the recipient.


Richard F. and Margaret C. Caruso Scholarship

The Richard F. and Margaret C. Caruso Scholarship provides scholarship support to freshmen students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who are graduates of Kane High School and Chartiers-Houston High School.
  • Must be incoming freshmen;
  • Of the two annual recipients, one recipient must be a graduate of Kane High School and one recipient must be a graduate of Chartiers-Houston High School;
  • Should there be no eligible recipients from one of the two listed high schools, the full available amount will be awarded to the recipient from the remaining school;
  • Should there be no eligible recipients from either high school, the scholarship may be renewed to the previous recipient(s).
Richard F. ("Dick") and Margaret ("Marge") Caruso are the parents of Rich Caruso and Francene Caruso, both of whom received their bachelor's degrees from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Dick was a lifetime banker working for Hamlin Bank & Trust in Kane, Pennsylvania. Marge primarily worked as an assistant in the medical offices of Dr. Bruno Sicher. Both Rich and Francene were first generation college graduates as a result of the support of their parents. Rich has endowed this scholarship so that others may have the opportunity that both he and his sister had.


Riesenman Family Scholarship

The Riesenman Family Scholarship provides scholarship support to undergraduate students at IUP who are enrolled in the Robert E. Cook Honors College.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
  • Must be enrolled in the Robert E. Cook Honors College;
  • Preference given to those applicants who are declared business majors;
  • The awardees may retain the annual award for up to and including four (4) consecutive years if they continue to meet the selection criteria.
Dr. Riesenman has been a member of the Board of Directors for the Foundation for IUP since July 2006 and serves on the Fundraising Committee. She has been in higher education since 1968, when she attended graduate school at Kent State University. After receiving a master's degree in Counseling at Kent State, she became the first woman administrator at Washington & Jefferson College. In 1979, she moved to Indiana with her husband to begin her career at IUP as the associate director of Career Services, later becoming the director of that office. While in Career Services, she completed her doctorate in Higher Education Administration at the University of Pittsburgh. In 1992, she was asked to serve as interim assistant to the president, and, after a national search in 1993, she was appointed executive assistant to the president. In November 2002, she was named interim vice president for Institutional Advancement and executive director of the Foundation for IUP and served in that role through April 2004.

This is one of several scholarships used for the Honors College Scholarship Package.


Robert Alico, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

The Robert K. Alico, Jr. Memorial Scholarship shall provide a scholarship to a deserving and talented student entering his or her senior year of study in the Department of Art at IUP.
  • Is a permanent resident of the western Pennsylvania area.
  • Has successfully completed his or her junior year of study.
  • Is enrolled as an art major with the Department of Art and has demonstrated outstanding artistic talent; and has achieved a Quality Point Average of at least 3.2 in major courses and 3.0 overall.
  • Consideration of financial need will be given to students pursuing their education in the Department of Art at IUP.
Dr. & Mrs. Robert K. Alico, Sr. have established a scholarship endowment with the Foundation for IUP in memory of their son. Robert K. Alico, Jr. was a talented and dedicated artist, who graduated from IUP as an art major in 1990, prior to his untimely death at an early age. Robert worked as a graphic artist for a short time and continued to paint until his death. In tribute to his talent and his dedication to the creative arts, his family and friends have contributed to this memorial scholarship to create a perpetual award in his memory which will benefit other talented students enrolled in the Department of Art at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Selection of the Robert K. Alico, Jr. Memorial Scholarship will be made annually in the spring with the actual award deducted from the student's tuition in the fall semester of the following academic year. Selection will be made by the Scholarship Selection Committee of the Department of Art.


Robert E. Cook Honors College Achievement Fund

For special awards to students who have gone through the Robert E. Cook Honors College application process to enhance their educations. Such experiences as internships, study abroad, public service or other unique education opportunities.

This is one of several scholarships used for the Honors College Scholarship Package.


Robert G. Goldstrohm, M.D. Memorial Scholarship

The Robert G. Goldstrohm Scholarship Fund shall be awarded to the student who best meets the established criteria.
  • Preference will be given to employees or spouses and dependents of employees of Citizens' Ambulance Service, Inc. and Ambulance Service Management Corporation; secondary preference will be given to residents of Indiana County, Pennsylvania;
  • Must demonstrate financial need to pursue higher education opportunities or continued education opportunities;
  • Must demonstrate good citizenship, outstanding personal character and a promise for future success.
Dr. Robert G. Goldstrohm was physician in Indiana County. Dr. Goldstrohm was company physician for R&P Coal and college physician for Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He also was on the surgical staff at Indiana Hospital. After his graduation from high school in 1943, Dr. Goldstrohm entered the Army Air Corps and served two years as a pilot. He received a medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1951. He later was affiliated with South Side Hospital. Dr. Goldstrohm was a vestryman at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Blairsville, past president of Citizen's Ambulance Service in Indiana, and a member of the executive committee of the board of Indiana Hospital. He was on the board of S&T Bank, Indiana, and was a member of Indiana Country Club and the Duquesne Club.


Robert L. Hite Business Scholarship

To provide scholarship support to incoming freshmen majoring in Business.
  • The student(s) must be an incoming freshman from one of the following counties: Armstrong, Bedford, Blair, Bradford, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Mercer, Mifflin, Snyder, Somerset, Venango, Warren or Westmoreland in Pennsylvania; or Cattaraugus or Chataqua in New York.
  • The student(s) must be enrolled in the College of Business and be majoring in accounting, finance or management.
  • The student(s) must be enrolled full-time and must maintain a minimum course load of 15 credits per semester.
  • At the discretion of the Scholarship Committee of IUP, more than one scholarship per year may be awarded depending upon the amount of scholarship money available.
R. Lee Hite is the president and chief executive officer of The Hite Co., a leading family-owned distributor of electrical apparatus, equipment, industrial/commercial and residential lighting, electronics, and data-communications and automation products.


Robert R. Sheetz Memorial Scholarship

The Robert R. Sheetz Memorial Scholarship is to be awarded to an incoming freshman student at IUP who best meets the established criteria.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student in any degree-granting program offered by the University that will enable the recipient to pursue a career which will serve the public good, including but not limited to: government service, education, health care, social work, or law enforcement.
  • Must demonstrate financial need to pursue higher education.
  • Preference shall be given to students from Greensburg High School; secondary preference will be given to residents of Westmoreland County. If no eligible candidates are found based upon the aforementioned geographic restrictions, the scholarship may be awarded to qualified students who are residents of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  • Recipients may retain the scholarship for a period not to exceed 8 semesters, based on the maintenance of good academic standing as determined by the University.
This scholarship is established in loving memory of Robert R. Sheetz by his wife, family, friends and colleagues. A 1971 graduate of IUP, Robert served the United States in his career as an executive in the intelligence and law enforcement communities, and as an officer in the United States Navy and Navy Reserve. In addition to his education at IUP, he completed post graduate studies at Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Public Administration and Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He began his career as an investigator with the Internal Revenue Service and served as a Special Agent with the U.S. Treasury. He joined the Defence Intelligence Agency in 1987 and retired in 1995, having served as Deputy Director of Intelligence, U.S. Marine Corps., and Director of the Special Office for POW/MIA Affairs. He served 23 years in the United States Navy and Navy Reserve, retiring as Commander, USNR in June 1997.


Robert Reynolds Phi Kappa Phi Scholarship Fund

The Robert Reynolds Phi Kappa Phi Scholarship Fund shall provide scholarship awards to talented and deserving students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The Executive Board of the IUP Chapter will make determinations on a yearly basis as to how scholarships from this fund will be distributed. The Board may be guided by such criteria as application for a national or local Phi Kappa Phi award or scholarship, academic achievement, and/or other distinguishing factors.

The Indiana University of Pennsylvania chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi was chartered on December 8, 1993 in recognition of the institution's reputation for academic excellence and the distinguished achievements of its students, faculty and alumni. Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest, largest and most selective honor society, designated to recognize excellence in all academic disciplines. Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kapp Phi has chapters on more than 300 campuses in the United States, Puerto Rico and the Philippines. Since its founding, Phi Kappa Phi has initiated more than 1 million members into its ranks. The Society is an international network comprised of the best and the brightest from all academic disciplines - a community of scholars and professionals who are committed to building an enduring legacy of excellence to inspire future generations of students and educators. Phi Kappa Phi was named from the initial letters of the Greek words forming its adopted motto: Philosophia Krateito Photon - "Let the love of learning rule humanity". Phi Kappa Phi's mission is "to recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others". Robert Reynolds epitomized the mission and core values of Phi Kappa Phi. He graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1948 with a degree in General Science Education. Prior to his time at IUP, he served in the United States Army in criminal intelligence with the 26th Infantry Division under General George Patton during World War II and was decorated with the Bronze Star in combat in the Battle of the Bulge. A recognized and respected leader in the insurance industry, Mr. Reynolds served as president of the Wallace M. Reid Company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - one of the city's great insurance agencies. He also held the position of chairman of the board for the agency. He was president of the Independent Insurance Agents of America at the national, state and local levels; the Allegheny Chapter of Society of Property and Casualty Underwriters, and of the Insurance Club of Pittsburgh among others. Mr. Reynolds held four distinct insurance industry designations, including Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU); Associate in Risk Management (ARM); Accredited Advisory in Insurance (AAI); and Certified Professional Insurance Agent (CPIA). Mr. Reynolds had a distinguished record of community service for a wide range of organizations as a member, officer and board member, including: West Penn (AAA) Motor Club, the Baldwin-Whitehall School Building Authority, the Better Business Bureau of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Athletic Association, the Rankin Christian Center, the Syria Temple, the Pittsburgh Baptist Association, the Christian Associates of Western Pennsylvania, the Rotary Club of Pittsburgh, the Foundation for IUP, the IUP Council of Trustees and the Association of Trustees of Pennsylvania State Colleges. Mr. Reynolds was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi in 1995. In recognition of the organization's value of education, Mr. Reynolds made significant contributions to establish this scholarship program to honor future generations of young men and women.


Ronald L. Marks Chemistry Scholarship

The Ronald L. Marks Scholarship awards shall be presented to students enrolled with a major in chemistry who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and promise in the field. Two scholarship awards may be given annually: one to a freshman and one to an upperclass student.

Freshman Award
  • Must be a second semester freshman who has achieved a "B" (3.0) grade in the first semester chemistry course for chemistry majors.
  • Must demonstrate an interest in the field of chemistry, especially chemistry education, and show promise of a productive career in the profession.
  • Must be recommended for the award by the student's adviser.
Upperclass Award
  • Must have achieved junior standing (at least 51 credits) with at least a "B" (3.0) grade average in the previous two semesters of chemistry classes.
  • Must be a chemistry education major.
  • Must demonstrate an interest in the field of chemistry by positive contributions to fellow students and to the Department of Chemistry.
  • Must be recommended for the award by the student's adviser.
Dr. Ronald L. Marks was a faculty member with the Department of Chemistry. Colleagues, friends and family established a restricted fund with the Foundation for IUP in 1986 to honor his many accomplishments as an educator and scientist. It was hoped that the fund would continue to build and finally become an endowment to fund the scholarship in perpetuity. The scholarship shall be awarded by a committee comprised of tenured faculty members within the Department of Chemistry on an annual basis.


Rose Rebovich Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Rose Rebovich Memorial Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to an ice hockey team member enrolled at IUP.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student at IUP
  • Must have earned a minimum of 3.0 grade point average and be in good academic standing with the University
  • Must be a junior or senior
  • Must demonstrate current participation in some type of community service
  • Must reapply for the award every year-receiving it in the junior year will not guarantee renewal in the senior year
Mrs. Rose Marie Rebovich was employed at Indiana University of Pennsylvania for twenty years. She started as a member of the housekeeping staff in 1967 and worked in that area until her retirement in 1987. During her years at IUP Rose enjoyed the daily interactions with many of the students. Mrs. Rebovich mainly worked in the resident halls, but her last years were spent in the Patrick J. Stapleton library. It is in her honor that this scholarship is becoming a reality. Over the years, contributions have been made in order to reach this goal. It is with great joy that friends and family members will envision this scholarship to be awarded to eligible students in Mrs. Rebovich's memory. We are pleased and thrilled to offer this scholarship in her memory. Stephen C. Rebovich (son)


Roy and Erma J. Mattern Memorial Fund

The Roy and Erma J. Mattern Memorial Fund shall be used to support the educational mission and programs of IUP, with special consideration given to the initiatives within the College of Education. The IUP Alumni Association Board of Directors will consider potential initiatives for support through an annual review and discussion of suggested options in consultation with representatives from the University's Division for Institutional Advancement and appropriate academic representatives.

Roy Mattern graduated from the Indiana Normal School in 1928 with a degree in education. He worked in a variety of positions, retiring as a principal from the Pittsburgh Public School System. He and his wife, Erma, established a trust as part of their financial plans. Upon their deaths, the IUP Alumni Association was among the beneficiaries of the Roy and Erma J. Mattern Trust. To honor the life and professional accomplishments of Mr. Mattern, the IUP Alumni Association has chosen to establish an endowed fund with the intent to support the mission and programs at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.


Russell A. and Leah L. Berry Memorial Scholarship

The Russell A. and Leah L. Berry Memorial Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to Wilkinsburg High School, Pittsburgh, PA students enrolled at IUP.
  • Preference given to students who meet all criteria for graduation from Wilkinsburg High School, Pittsburgh, PA
  • If no students from Wilkinsburg High School are enrolled in IUP then preference given to students from high schools in the following Western PA counties: Allegheny, Westmoreland, Fayette, Washington and Greene.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student at IUP.
  • Must demonstrate self-reliance, maturity and flexibility to deal with the challenges and opportunities associated with the college's academic programs.
  • Preference will be given to the candidate who has maintained the highest academic standards while in high school. In the case where two or more candidates are equally qualified academically, financial need will be the determining factor.
Ms. Elaine Berry graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1967 with a Master of Education Degree in the Counselor Education Program. As a graduate of Wilkinsburg High School, Pittsburgh, PA and a former teacher at the same school, Ms. Berry has decided to establish an endowed scholarship at Indiana University of Pennsylvania to benefit students graduating from Wilkinsburg High School who plan to further their education at IUP. This scholarship is being established in memory of Ms. Berry's parents, Russell A. and Leah L. Berry.


Ruth Bowman Memorial Scholarship

The Ruth Bowman Memorial Scholarship provides scholarship support to full-time undergraduate students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who meet the established criteria.
  • Preference given to students with at least a 3.0 GPA at time of selection.
  • Preference given to students with financial need.
  • The scholarship is a renewable scholarship if the student maintains a 3.0 overall GPA by the end of the Spring Semester each year.



Ruth Cox Claypoole Scholarship

The Ruth Cox Claypoole Scholarship for Elementary Education shall provide scholarships to talented and deserving freshmen that are permanent residents of Indiana or Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, and enrolled at IUP with a declared major in elementary education.
  • Must be a permanent resident of Indiana or Armstrong counties in western Pennsylvania.
  • Must be an incoming freshman student with good academic credentials who is enrolled with a declared major in elementary education.
  • Continuation of the scholarship beyond the freshman year will be dependent upon the recipient successfully earning and maintaining a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater.
  • The amount of the scholarship award for an individual student shall not exceed the annual tuition and related costs of attending IUP.
The Ruth Cox Claypoole Scholarship and the Marion Cox Burchfield Scholarship were established by the Roger H. Claypoole Family to recognize the dedication of Ruth and Marion to their respective disciplines in education. Ruth and Marion Cox were born in Indiana County and graduated from Indiana State Teachers College in 1939 and 1935, respectively. After many years of dedicated teaching, Ruth retired from the Armstrong County School District, Armstrong County, in 1983; Marion retired from the Uniontown School System, Fayette County, in 1972. Ruth attended first grade through ninth grade in what was known as the Training School for the Indiana State Teachers College. After graduation from Indiana High School she returned to the Indiana State Teachers College for four years, earning a degree in Primary Education.


S. Trevor and Olive Hadley Scholarship

Established in honor of Dr. S. Trevor Hadley, a longtime professor at IUP, this scholarship provides financial assistance to a graduate student majoring in the Student Personnel Services Program at IUP. Dr. Hadley served IUP from 1946 until his retirement in 1978. During his tenure, Dr. Hadley was a faculty member, Counseling Director, Dean of Students, and culminated his illustrious career as the University's first Vice President for Student Affairs. The S. Trevor and Olive Hadley Scholarship shall be awarded each year to that SAHE student who is deemed most outstanding on the basis of academic performance and professional contributions to the SAHE Program, Student Affairs and the University.
  • A minimum of 3.5 GPA by the end of the third semester.
  • Significant contributions to the SAHE Program and to the University.
Through his leadership and commitment, the Graduate Program in Student Personnel Services was founded in 1970. In 1972, the first masters degrees were granted through the Department of Counselor Education, School of Education. Shortly after his retirement, Dr. Hadley made a financial donation to the Foundation for IUP for the purpose of establishing a scholarship to be awarded each year to that SAHE student who is deemed most outstanding on the basis of academic performance and professional contributions to the SAHE Program, Student Affairs and the University.


Sam N. Costantino Scholarship for Neediest Students

The Sam N. Costantino Scholarship for Neediest Students shall provide scholarship support to graduating high school seniors enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who meet the established criteria.
  • Available to the most needy matriculating to first-year, full-time students for whom the scholarship would make the differnce between attending college or forsaking post-secondary education;
  • Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated civic, cultural, or athletic achievement in high school; and
  • Recipients of this scholarship, as they progress toward a degree and continue to meet the above criteria, will be considered for awards beyond their freshman year.
The Sam N. Costantino Scholarship for Neediest Students was established by his four sons, Chaz, Robert, Theodore, and Peter, via a testamentary gift to Indiana University of Pennsylvania by the late Sam N. Costantino. They honor their father, the oldest child of immigrant parents and the first in his family to attend college. Sam arrived virtually penniless in 1937 at what was then Indiana State Teachers College, worked at local jobs while attending classes, played on the varsity basketball team, served on The Oak editorial board, and graduated with honors. His four years at IUP provided a springboard for a lifetime of personal and professional success.


Samuel Cannizzaro Family Scholarship

The Samuel Cannizzaro Family Scholarship provides scholarship support to full-time students enrolled at IUP with preference given to students majoring in English, Theater, or Education.
  • Must be in good academic standing;
  • Preference given to students majoring in English or Theater or Education.
Mary Jo Cannizzaro '60 graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from IUP.  She taught at the Governor Mifflin Schools prior to retirement.  Ms. Cannizzaro created this scholarship in honor of her father, Samuel Cannizzaro, and her family.  Her lifelong appreciation and passion for education is evident by her gift to the students of Indiana University of Pennsylvania.


Scholarship for Development of Urban Elementary Teachers

This scholarship shall be awarded to two seniors ($500 each) and two juniors ($100 each) who have demonstrated admirable character, academic excellence and commitment to teaching urban children.


Senior Class Scholarship

To award a yearly scholarship to an outstanding junior for his/her senior year at IUP. The scholarship will only be awarded to the junior who meets the following criteria:
  • A full-time student enrolled at IUP with an overall grade point average of 3.5 at the end of his/her first semester junior year.
  • Who is actively involved with campus affairs, organizations, and activities.
Eligible students will be invited to apply for the scholarship by the Financial Aid Scholarship Committee.


Serafini Business Honors Scholarship

The Serafini Business Honors Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Eligible candidates must meet the following criteria for scholarship consideration:
  • Must be enrolled full-time in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology Business Honors Program.
Selection of the recipients for the Serafini Business Honors Scholarship shall be made by the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology Scholarship Committee.


Serafini Outstanding Scholars Program - ECOBIT

The Terry A. Serafini Outstanding Scholars Program provides scholarship support to full-time IUP students that have declared majors in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology who best meet the established criteria.
  • Must be enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) as a full time undergraduate with a declared major in any business area with preference being given to MIS majors.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States of America.
  • Must not be under any current disciplinary sanction issued by the IUP Office of Student Conduct.
  • Preference will be given to students who have financial need.
  • The scholarship award process is to be conducted each year; previous awardees who meet eligibility criteria may reapply and receive the award again.
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0.
Terry Serafini was born and raised in Western Pennsylvania and is a 1961 graduate of IUP, having earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Education. While at IUP, he served as Student Government President and was active in many university organizations. After serving as an Office in the U.S. Army, Mr. Serafini began his business career in 1964 as a computer systems marketing representative for the IBM Corporation. Six year later, he became a partner and co-owner of COMPUTERPEOPLE, Inc. During his twenty-seven years of assocation, COMPUTERPEOPLE, Inc. grew to employ over 1,300 computer professionals. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, his company also maintained offices in Columbus, Cincinnati, Sacramento, and Portland providing systems expertise in all disciplines to major corporations throughout the United States. Terry sold his business in 1997. Terry also co-founded COMPUCOM, Inc., a Digital Imaging and Microfilm Solutions company located in Pittsburgh. Terry and his wife, Janet, reside in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Jensen Beach, Florida.


Siemens Fund for Undergraduate Research in STEM

The Siemens Fund for Undergraduate Research in STEM will support awards to undergraduate STEM students to encourage their participation in research and the presentation of such research projects, results, or findings at academic or professional symposia or conferences. Funds may be used to support the expense of research supplies, fees, or other research-related expenses, presentation materials, travel expenses, or other expenses related to making presentations. From grade school to grad school, Siemens is supporting the next generation of scientists, engineers and business leaders through our educational initiatives. Whether it's introducing engineering to grade school students through our employee mentoring program "Siemens Science Days", rewarding excellence in high school science and math through the "Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology" and "Siemens Awards for Advanced Placement", or providing scholarships for minority students to pursue teaching careers with the "Siemens Teachers Scholarship", Siemens touches the lives of thousands of students nationwide every day. Siemens provides support of educational initiatives in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math in the United States. This mission is based on the culture of innovation, research and educational support that is the hallmark of Siemens' U.S. companies and its parent company, Siemens AG. With five divisions and three subsidiary companies, Siemens Industry has 33,000 employees and 480 locations in the United States dedicated to increasing our customers' competitiveness by enhancing their productivity, sustainability and profitability. We help cities become more sustainable, help automate factories for greater productivity and efficiency, and help buildings become more energy efficient and secure. The Dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics will develop a process for student application and selection on an annual or semi-annual schedule.


Small Business Institute (SBI)

To pay operating expenses related to the SBI program.


Stanley Lore Scholarship Fund

To provide an academic scholarship award to a junior Psychology major each year. Students are chosen on the basis of overall GPA. Students are chosen by a faculty committee consisting of 3 members of the Psychology Department.


Student Art Scholarship Award (SASA)

The purpose of the fund is to offer one or more deserving senior IUP art students with a scholarship compliments of and due to the efforts of the students themselves.
  • The faculty advisor is Dr. Ronald Ali.
  • The money for these scholarships comes from the sale of student work.
The winners of the scholarships are selected by the faculty judges.


Sutton Scholarship

Incoming freshmen for the fall semester with outstanding academic credentials can earn a Sutton Scholarship. Many of these scholarships can be renewed annually, for a total of four years.

To be considered, you must meet these minimum requirements:

  • 3.25 or higher GPA
  • 1100 or higher on SAT critical reading and math or 22 on ACT

Those who complete the application* by December 15 receive first consideration for freshman scholarships from the Admissions Office. (Later applications are also considered once those submitted by the deadline have been considered.)

The Sutton Scholars Program is funded by the Foundation for IUP and gifts from alumni, friends, and employees of IUP.

*A complete application includes a submitted application, high school transcripts, and SAT or ACT scores. (Contact the Admissions Office with any questions about submitting these materials.)




T.W. Phillips Gas and Oil Co. Scholarship Fund (Athletics)

The T.W. Phillips Gas and Oil Co. Scholarship Fund shall provide scholarship awards for (i) students with outstanding academic credentials; and (ii) talented student-athletes participating in IUP athletic programs. Outstanding Academic Scholarships:
  • Must have attended high school in the western Pennsylvania counties of Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Columbia, Clarion, Clearfield, Indiana, Jefferson, or Westmoreland. 2. Twenty-five percent (25%) of the total scholarship grants in any year under this fund shall be provided to students with outstanding academic credentials. Talented Student-Athlete Scholarships: 1. Preference to students who reside in the above western Pennsylvania counties.
  • Seventy-five percent (75%) of the total scholarship grants in any year under this fund shall be provided to talented student-athletes.
T.W. Phillips Gas and Oil Co., headquartered in Butler, PA, has supported the educational mission of Indiana University of Pennsylvania throughout the years. In recognition of the importance of academic excellence and the positive aspects associated with participation in intercollegiate athletics on students' educational success, T.W. Phillips Gas and Oil Co. has established a scholarship to support (i) students with outstanding academic credentials who attended high school in the western Pennsylvania counties of Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Columbia, Clarion, Clearfield, Indiana, Jefferson or Westmoreland; and (ii) talented student-athletes participating in IUP athletic programs with a preference to students who attended high school in the above western Pennsylvania counties.

This is one of several scholarships used for the Honors College Scholarship Package.


T.W. Phillips Gas and Oil Co. Scholarship Fund (Honors College)

The T.W. Phillips Gas and Oil Co. Scholarship Fund shall provide scholarship awards for (i) students with outstanding academic credentials; and (ii) talented student-athletes participating in IUP athletic programs. Outstanding Academic Scholarships:
  • Must have attended high school in the western Pennsylvania counties of Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Columbia, Clarion, Clearfield, Indiana, Jefferson, or Westmoreland. 2. Twenty-five percent (25%) of the total scholarship grants in any year under this fund shall be provided to students with outstanding academic credentials. Talented Student-Athlete Scholarships: 1. Preference to students who reside in the above western Pennsylvania counties.
  • Seventy-five percent (75%) of the total scholarship grants in any year under this fund shall be provided to talented student-athletes.
T.W. Phillips Gas and Oil Co., headquartered in Butler, PA, has supported the educational mission of Indiana University of Pennsylvania throughout the years. In recognition of the importance of academic excellence and the positive aspects associated with participation in intercollegiate athletics on students' educational success, T.W. Phillips Gas and Oil Co. has established a scholarship to support students with outstanding academic credentials who attended high school in the western Pennsylvania and talented student-athletes participating in IUP athletic programs with a preference to students who attended high school in the above western Pennsylvania counties.

This is one of several scholarships used for the Honors College Scholarship Package.


Technology Support and Training Merit-Based Scholarship

To financially assist Business Technology Support and Business Education incoming freshmen.


Terry A. Serafini Outstanding Scholars Program - Mathematics

The Terry A. Serafini Outstanding Scholars Program provides scholarship support to full time IUP students that have a declared major in Math Education who best meet the established criteria.
  • Must be enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) as a full time undergraduate with a declared major in Mathematics or Mathematics Education;
  • Must be a citizen of the United States of America;
  • Must not be under any current disciplinary sanction issued by the IUP Office of Student Conduct;
  • Preference will be given to students who have financial need;
  • The scholarship award process is to be conducted each year; previous awardees who meet eligibility criteria may reapply and receive the award again;
  • Applicants who are current IUP students or transfer students must have a 3.0 GPA. Applicants who are entering freshman must have a 3.50 on a 4.0 scale high school GPA.
Terry Serafini was born and raised in Western Pennsylvania and is a 1961 graduate of IUP, having earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Education. While at IUP, he served as Student Government President and was active in many university organizations. After serving as an Office in the U.S. Army, Mr. Serafini began his business career in 1964 as a computer systems marketing representative for the IBM Corporation. Six years later, he became a partner and co-owner of COMPUTERPEOPLE, Inc. During his twenty-seven years of assocation, COMPUTERPEOPLE, Inc. grew to employ over 1,300 computer professionals. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, his company also maintained offices in Columbus, Cincinnati, Sacramento, and Portland providing systems expertise in all disciplines to major corporations throughout the United States. Terry sold his interest in 1997. Terry also co-founded COMPUCOM, Inc., a Digital Imaging and Microfilm Solutions company located in Pittsburgh. Terry and his wife, Janet, reside in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Jensen Beach, Florida. Selection of the Terry A. Serafini Outstanding Scholars in Math Education Scholarship will be made by the Math Education Scholarship Selection Committee.


Terry and Mary Jo Dunlap Scholarship Fund

The Terry and Mary Jo Dunlap Scholarship shall provide financial assistance to talented and deserving students enrolled in IUP's Eberly College of Business who best meet the established criteria.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student with at least 15 credits and in a major offered within the Eberly School of Business;
  • Preference will be given to students in the Eberly Business Honors Program;
  • Recipients cannot receive the scholarship for more than eight (8) consecutive semesters.  Maintenance of the scholarship is dependent on the recipient maintaining at least a 3.25 grade point average (GPA) and carrying a minimum of 15 credit hours in each semester.



The Barbara Thomas Elementary Education Scholarship

To award scholarship support to deserving and worthy students enrolled at IUP as "teacher candidates".
  • Preference should be given to a graduate of a high school within Clearfield County, Pennsylvania.
  • Must be of good character and demonstrate outstanding achievement in academic and/or community work.
  • Must provide at least one recommendation from an individual who is personally familiar with the student's work, i.e., teacher or other high school official, a community figure, an IUP faculty member or alumnus.
  • Renewal of the scholarship will be contingent upon the recipient maintaining a 3.0 cumulative grade point average each year.
  • Although not a specific requirement to the receipt of scholarship monies, it is the desire of the Grantors that recipients, during the course of their academic study or after graduation, consider assisting with educational projects in Clearfield County to benefit public school students as a way of sharing the opportunities received at IUP with others in the community.
Barbara was a 1963 graduate of IUP with a degree in Elementary Education. She taught at First Presbyterian Church for many years as a kindergarten teacher.


The Business Education Scholarship

Scholarship support of students in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology majoring in Business Education.


The Carol L. Moorhead Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide support to full time undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education with a preferred major in Early Childhood/Special Education.
  • Must be a declared major in the College of Education and Educational Technology
  • Preference given to students in the Early Childhood/Special Education Pre K - 4th Grade major
  • Preference given to students with at least a 3.25 GPA at time of selection
Carol Moorhead was a 1930 graduate IUP. She was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Education and Education Technology with a Elementary Education major.


The Colonel Leonard A. and Mary D. McQuown Memorial Fund (Honors College)

To provide scholarships for outstanding undergraduate students enrolled at IUP who have a need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses.
  • Consideration for scholarship awards shall be given to all students who are currently enrolled or are planning to enroll at IUP who are graduates of Punxsutawney Public High School.
  • Have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success.
  • Have financial needs.
  • Have demonstrated good citizenship and leadership.
Mary D. McQuown was a 1926 graduate of Indiana Normal School, now IUP, with a degree in Elementary Education.

This is one of several scholarships used for the Honors College Scholarship Package.


The Colonel Leonard A. and Mary D. McQuown Memorial Fund (Punxsutawney)

To provide scholarships for outstanding undergraduate students enrolled at IUP who have a need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses.
  • Consideration for scholarship awards shall be given to all students who are currently enrolled or are planning to enroll at IUP who are graduates of Punxsutawney Public High School.
  • Have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success.
  • Have financial needs.
  • Have demonstrated good citizenship and leadership.
Mary D. McQuown was a 1926 graduate of Indiana Normal School, now IUP, with a degree in Elementary Education.


The Dr. and Mrs. Arthur W. Phillips Endowed Scholarship Fund

To provide recognition and financial assistance to students enrolled or planning to enroll at IUP who have proven need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses. Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to:
  • Full-time undergraduate students who are currently enrolled or are planning to enroll at IUP
  • Home address of record is Butler, Clarion, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, Mercer, or Venango County, PA
  • Has achieved positive academic records or who manifest promise of academic success
  • Has proven financial need
In the event there are no qualified students from these counties, the Financial Aid Committee of IUP shall have the right to award the scholarships to any student enrolled at the University. Each scholarship shall be awarded for one academic year but may be renewed for subsequent years providing the recipient continues to meet the conditions of eligibility and funds are available.

This is one of several scholarships used for the Honors College Scholarship Package.


The Gaston S. Novels Scholarship Fund

To help freshman IUP students of African-American and Caribbean origin defray tuition, room, board and/or books/supplies expenses. Returning students who meet the stated criteria would be eligible, providing they are in good academic standing. Awards range from $100 minimum to $500 maximum.


The Kuzneski Family Endowment Fund (Fine Arts)

The Kuzneski Family Endowment Fund shall provide scholarship support to academically promising and financially deserving students.
  • Two annual awards will be distributed equally to academically promising and financially deserving students. One award will be given to a student with a declared major in the College of Fine Arts and one award will be given to a student with a declared major in the Department of Nursing and Allied Health Professions.
  • Preference will be given to those students graduating from Indiana Area Senior High School; secondary preference is given to those students graduating from other high schools in Indiana County; third preference will is for students graduating from other high schools throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.



The Kuzneski Family Endowment Fund (Nursing)

The Kuzneski Family Endowment Fund shall provide scholarship support to academically promising and financially deserving students.
  • Two annual awards will be distributed equally to academically promising and financially deserving students. One award will be given to a student with a declared major in the College of Fine Arts and one award will be given to a student with a declared major in the Department of Nursing and Allied Health Professions.
  • Preference will be given to those students graduating from Indiana Area Senior High School; secondary preference is given to those students graduating from other high schools in Indiana County; third preference will is for students graduating from other high schools throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.



The Natalie S. Fassett Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to worthy students at IUP.
  • Must be enrolled at IUP.
  • Financial need as determined under the policies of the Foundation/University is to be a consideration.
  • Preference, if possible, to students coming from Homer-Center School District of Indiana County, PA.
This is one of several scholarships used for the Honors College Scholarship Package.


The Rebecca Stoudt Memorial Scholarship for Mathematics (0432)

The Rebecca A. Stoudt Memorial Scholarship for Mathematics shall provide financial support to undergraduate students with a major in the Department of Mathematics at IUP.
  • Must be a declared undergraduate major in the Department of Mathematics at IUP.
  • Must be in good academic standing with a minimum 3.25 GPA in Mathematics courses and minimum 3.0 GPA overall.
  • Must be a junior or senior with at least 20 credits earned in mathematics major courses.
  • Preference will be given to students who have had to overcome obstacles in order to pursue their education, such as personal or family illness, raising children, or working to support themselves. This preference may not be given at the expense of the aforementioned criteria in items 1, 2 and 3.
Dr. Rebecca Stoudt was a member of the IUP Mathematics Department from 1991 to 2002, when she died after a valiant five-year battle with breast cancer. In spite of her struggles, she lived fully, not letting the disease detract from the pursuit of her passions: her husband, her children, and her teaching. She was honored with the IUP Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching in 1996, the Middleburg (PA) High School Distinguished Alumni Award in 1997, and the IUP Graduate School and Research Sponsored Program Award for Outstanding Achievement in Curriculum and Instruction in 2000. Rebecca graduated from Middleburg High School, and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Education degree in mathematics education from Shippensburg State College, a Master of Arts degree in mathematics from Bucknell University, and a Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics from Lehigh University. Rebecca loved IUP, especially the students, of whom she demanded much, but gave much in return. She inspired confidence, gave freely of her time, and was especially fond of her non-traditional and graduate students, who invariably ended up as her friends. This scholarship, established by family, friends, colleagues, and former students, will continue her legacy of helping students, for whom she cared so much. Each year as the scholarship is given it will allow everyone, especially her children, to remember the wonderful woman she was. Selection of recipients shall be made by the Mathematics Department in accordance with its established scholarship procedures and by representatives of the Stoudt family. The award must be given in an amount no less than $1,000. Should the fund grow to allow for more than one $1,000 award, the family requests that additional awards be made rather than have the money revert back to endowment principal.


The Robert and Irene Bozzone Scholarship Fund

The Robert and Irene Bozzone Scholarship for Business shall provide financial assistance to outstanding students enrolled in the Eberly College of Business at IUP.
  • Eligible students must be enrolled as full-time students with a declared major among the offerings in the Eberly College of Business.
  • Candidates may be entering freshman or currently enrolled students in any year of undergraduate study.
  • Preference will be given to students in the disciplines of marketing, management, finance and international business.
  • Eligible students must have and maintain good academic credentials and demonstrate a promise of future accomplishment in the professional business world.
  • Eligible students must be United States citizens.
Robert P. Bozzone is vice chairman of the Board of Directors for Allegheny Ludlum Steel Company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Throughout the years, Mr. Bozzone has been an active supporter of the Eberly College of Business at IUP. He has served as a member and past president of the IUP Business Advisory Council; participated in the annual IUP Business Day; and has provided leadership and wise counsel in building partnerships between IUP and the Pittsburgh business community. In 1993, Mr. Bozzone received an Honorary Doctoral Degree from IUP in recognition of his support to the University, his many professional accomplishments in business, and his service to the community at large. Through a gift from the Bozzone Family Foundation, the friendship and partnership between Mr. Bozzone and IUP will be forever remembered with the creation of the Robert and Irene Bozzone Scholarship for Business.


The Shaw Scholarship Fund

To award a scholarship to one incoming freshman student enrolled at IUP for four consecutive years.
  • Must be a full-time entering freshman student enrolled at IUP.
  • Must have scored at least 1000 on his/her combined SAT scores.
  • Is a student who is determined to be of high ability.
  • Who is determined to have financial need according to Government standards.
  • To remain eligible for the scholarship, the student recipient must maintain a 3.0 overall GPA by the end of Spring semester each year. Any changes in the recipient's academic status (such as a drop in the GPA) will be reported immediately to the Planned Giving Director, and a review of the circumstances will be conducted. A decision will be rendered by the Financial Aid Scholarship Committee regarding the recipient's continued eligibility of this scholarship.
Established by John and Harriett Shaw. Harriett was a 1931 graduate of IUP. She earned a degree in Elementary Education from the College of Education and Education Technology.


The Tomb Family Scholarships

To provide scholarship support to deserving and talented students enrolled at IUP. Funds are to be used at the discretion of the President to provide scholarship support to deserving and talented students enrolled at IUP.


The Tony and Elsie Prosper Memorial Accounting Scholarship

Scholarship support for accounting students in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology.


Theresa Hart Gramley Scholarship

The Theresa Hart Gramley Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to full-time students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who meet the established criteria.
  • Preference given to incoming freshmen who have scored at least 1100 on their SAT or Act equivalent.
  • Preference given to upperclassmen with at least a 3.25 GPA at the time of selection.
Theresa Hart Gramley was a 1927 graduate of Indiana Normal School, now IUP, with a degree in English.

This is one of several scholarships used for the Honors College Scholarship Package.


Theta Chi Heroes Memorial Scholarship

The Theta Chi Heroes Memorial Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to IUP ROTC cadets enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who best meet the established criteria.
  • Awarded to the IUP ROTC cadet who receives the highest score at the summer camp attended by cadets between their junior and senior years.
  • If summer camp no longer exists, then the top cadet selected is based on the assessment of the appropriate professor of military science. The assessment criteria will be forwarded to the Foundation for IUP by the Military Science Department.
In 2013, 58 members of the Theta Chi fraternity returned to campus to see each other and, for the second year in a row, to also pay tribute to fraternity members lost in service to their country. This scholarship was established to go the extra mile in those efforts.


Thomas and Flora McGrainor Memorial Scholarship

The Thomas and Flora McGrainor Memorial Scholarship shall provide financial assistance to graduates of Dayton High School who meet the established criteria.
  • Must be a senior at Dayton High School who intends to apply as a full-time student at IUP.
  • Must have completed the scholarship application including two letters of recommendation to the Scholarship Committee of Dayton High School from appropriate adults who are personally familiar with the student. One letter of recommendation must be from a member of the faculty from Dayton High School.
  • Demonstrates good citizenship.
  • Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need for pursuing their higher education.
  • Has achieved a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher and demonstrates strong academic potential.
  • Is involved in extra curricular activities with school and/or community.
Ronald and Margaret (Carr) McGrainor ('59) have created a scholarship fund in memory of Mr. McGrainor's parents to benefit graduates from Dayton (PA) High School who wish to attend Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The scholarship shall be funded by a quasi-endowment, providing a $2,000 annual award to the student who best meets the criteria oulined in this agreement. The quasi-endowment shall initially be funded with a $20,000 gift from the McGrainors, given at approximately $4,000 per year for five years. An anticipated partial matching gift from Merrill Lynch (Mr. McGrainor's current employer) and anticipated gifts to the fund from others are expected to add to the fund's principal balance. Both Mr. McGrainor's wife, Margaret (Carr) and his sister, Jane (McGrainor) Burke are graduates of IUP.


Tim and Susan Rupert Scholarship Fund

The Tim and Susan Rupert Scholarship Fund provides scholarship support to students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who are graduates of Indiana Area High School and best meet the established criteria.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Minimum GPA of 3.2
  • Must be a graduate from Indiana High School
  • Dependents of IUP personnel are not eligible
  • Scholarship awarded to one student annually
Tim and Susan Rupert grew up in Indiana, PA. Susan began her education at the Keith School on campus. Tim attended both Horace Mann and Eisenhower elementary schools. They graduated together from Indiana High School and went on to IUP. In 1968 Tim began a 23-year financial career with United States Steel Corporation followed by 17 years with Pittsburgh titanium producer, RTI International Metals, Inc. Tim retired as RTI's President and CEO in 2007. Tim is active on several corporate and non-profit boards, including the Foundation for IUP where he is President. After IUP, in addition to raising the couple's two children, Michelle and Michael, Susan had multiple positions in retailing, insurance and information technology instruction. She retired as a manager of information systems. In addition to spoiling their grandson, Jack, Susan is involved in community philanthropy and searching family histories. After living in Pittsburgh and New York, Tim and Susan now reside in Poland, OH and Scottsdale, AZ. The Ruperts are very grateful for their good fortune, including the opportunity to grow up in Indiana and attend IUP. They created this endowment to help other Indiana students on their way to enjoying the life that they have.


Tony and Carole Kuczinski Memorial Scholarship

The Tony and Carole Kuczinski Memorial Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to students enrolled full-time at IUP with a declared major in Mathematics Education. Eligible candidates must meet the following criteria for scholarship consideration:
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a declared major in Mathematics Education;
  • Must have earned at least 57 credits (junior standing) with 25 or more credits in declared major;
  • Must have a 3.0 or greater earned cumulative grade point average;
  • Must be a permanent resident of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania;
  • Application should include information on extra-curricular activities and detail the reason for the candidate in choosing a career in mathematics education.
Tony Kuczinski graduated from Indiana State Teacher College in 1964 along with his wife, Carole Kuczinski. He worked as a mathematics teacher for several years before leaving the teaching profession for a position at Westinghouse Corporation. A teacher at heart, Tony continued to tutor students as a volunteer throughout his life. Tony passed away in 1997. To honor Tony and his love of teaching, family and friends established an annual scholarship award in his name at his alma mater, Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Through the dedicated efforts of friends, an annual golf outing continues to raise funds for the scholarship - and has enabled the account to grow into a fully endowed scholarship fund to serve as a perpetual and continuing legacy to the life and career of the late Mr. Kuczinski and to honor the family's commitment to educational excellence. Upon the passing of Carole Kuczinski in the fall of 2006, the family requested that her name be included on the scholarship award to honor and to recognize both alumni for their dedication to education and their affection to their alma mater. Selection of recipients for the Tony and Carole Kuczinski Memorial Scholarship shall be made by the Department of Mathematics.


Virginia Ann Deem Memorial Scholarship (Communications Media)

The Virginia Ann Deem Memorial Scholarship shall be used to provide financial assistance to talented and deserving students enrolled at IUP in either the Journalism or Media Communications departments with special interests and/or concentrations in interpersonal communications and film.
  • Must demonstrate financial need according to the guidelines used by the Office of Financial Aid.
  • Must be enrolled in the Department of Journalism or the Department of Media Communications with special interests and/or concentrations in interpersonal communications and film.
  • Must be in good academic standing according to standards used by the University.
  • Preference will be given to minority students, non-traditional students and female students.
  • Twenty-five percent of the available annual scholarship funds may be used for recruitment of qualified freshman candidates.
Virginia Ann Deem was born and raised in Hollidaysburg and East Freedom, Pennsylvania. She attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania, receiving a bachelor's degree in Education in 1966 and a master's of arts degree in English in 1972. She earned a second master's degree in communications from Columbia University. Ms. Deem taught in the Journalism-Communications Department at Allegheny County Community College for 27 years prior to her retirement. During her tenure as an educator, Ms. Deem was a dedicated advisor and mentor to her students; and she worked tirelessly to ensure that all students received the support and encouragement they needed to succeed. Ms. Deem left her teaching position for three years to develop and serve as the director of the Women's Center at ACCC. She also worked with colleagues to initiate a society to support non-traditional students attending classes on a part-time, evening basis. Throughout her teaching career, Ms. Deem was a devoted ally of students and demonstrated outstanding leadership among her colleagues. In addition to teaching, Ms. Deem operated a business and interpersonal communications consulting firm with her long-time friend and colleague, Betsy Adams. Ms. Deem displayed a wonderful sense of humor and adventurous spirit throughout her life. She enjoyed traveling, collecting antiques, and visiting with friends. She passed away on September 22, 1999 at the age of 55 years following open heart surgery.


Virginia Ann Deem Memorial Scholarship (Journalism)

The Virginia Ann Deem Memorial Scholarship shall be used to provide financial assistance to talented and deserving students enrolled at IUP in either the Journalism or Media Communications departments with special interests and/or concentrations in interpersonal communications and film.
  • Must demonstrate financial need according to the guidelines used by the Office of Financial Aid.
  • Must be enrolled in the Department of Journalism or the Department of Media Communications with special interests and/or concentrations in interpersonal communications and film.
  • Must be in good academic standing according to standards used by the University.
  • Preference will be given to minority students, non-traditional students and female students.
  • Twenty-five percent of the available annual scholarship funds may be used for recruitment of qualified freshman candidates.
Virginia Ann Deem was born and raised in Hollidaysburg and East Freedom, Pennsylvania. She attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania, receiving a bachelor's degree in Education in 1966 and a master's of arts degree in English in 1972. She earned a second master's degree in communications from Columbia University. Ms. Deem taught in the Journalism-Communications Department at Allegheny County Community College for 27 years prior to her retirement. During her tenure as an educator, Ms. Deem was a dedicated advisor and mentor to her students; and she worked tirelessly to ensure that all students received the support and encouragement they needed to succeed. Ms. Deem left her teaching position for three years to develop and serve as the director of the Women's Center at ACCC. She also worked with colleagues to initiate a society to support non-traditional students attending classes on a part-time, evening basis. Throughout her teaching career, Ms. Deem was a devoted ally of students and demonstrated outstanding leadership among her colleagues. In addition to teaching, Ms. Deem operated a business and interpersonal communications consulting firm with her long-time friend and colleague, Betsy Adams. Ms. Deem displayed a wonderful sense of humor and adventurous spirit throughout her life. She enjoyed traveling, collecting antiques, and visiting with friends. She passed away on September 22, 1999 at the age of 55 years following open heart surgery.


W. Darryl Green Memorial Scholarship

The W. Darryl Green Memorial Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to students enrolled full-time at IUP with a declared major in the Department of Communications Media and based on the established criteria.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student at IUP.
  • Must have a declared major in the Department of Communications Media.
  • Must have earned a minimum of 2.5 grade point average and be in good academic standing with the University.
  • Preference will be given to African-American students as a way to provide opportunities for individuals who may be under-represented in the student population and/or overlooked or neglected in the overall scholarship program.
  • Consideration will be given to students who have demonstrated financial need.
  • If there are no students within the Department of Communications Media who meet the aforementioned criteria, consideration will be extended to students enrolled in the Department of English who meet the criteria.
Warren Darryl Green attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he received a bachelor degree in Communications Media in 1987. While at IUP, he participated in several campus activities, including the Black Student League, American Society of Training and Development, and Intramural Basketball. During his senior year he co-authored with Dr. Richard J. Lamberski the "Training and Education in Communications Study Guide" for an upper-level communications course. After graduation, Mr. Green moved from his home in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, to Philadelphia, PA. He was accepted into the Management Training Program at First Pennsylvania/CoreStates Bank in 1988. He progressed through two key positions in Information Management Services and Project Management in Consumer Services; and was then promoted to Operations Officer-Automation Planning Administration in 1994. Mr. Green passed away on December 29, 2001 at the age of 36 years from complications after suffering a stroke.


W.R. Hevner Family Scholarship Fund

The W. R. Hevner Family Scholarship Fund shall be awarded to talented and deserving incoming freshman students who are enrolled full-time in a recognized degree-granting, undergraduate program. Preference is for the recipient to be a graduate of Harmony High School, Westover, PA.
  • Must be a graduate from Harmony High School in Westover, PA
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student at IUP in any recognized degree-granting, undergraduate program
  • Must have a good academic record and demonstrate promise for future success
  • If, at some future time, Harmony High School is consolidated with other schools, the W. R. Hevner Family Scholarship will be awarded to residents from the original geographic area once serviced by Harmony High School. This geographic area shall include: Burnside Township, Cherry Tree Borough, Chest Township and Westover Borough
  • If there are not eligible candidates from Harmony High School, the University Scholarship Committee may review the records of incoming freshman students from Purchase Line High School in Indiana County and make an award to a qualified student based upon the appropriate aforementioned criteria
Larry J. Hevner, a 1970 graduate from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, established the W. R. Hevner Family Scholarship Fund because he was given so much himself. He wants to pay it forward. Although the scholarship is in his father's name, it is the entire family he is honoring. Between Larry and his sister, money permitted only one of them to go to college. His older sister by one year went to work rather than to college so Larry could go. Entire family support permitted Larry to attend and be successful at IUP. His father was a barber in a small town who worked very hard to put Larry through college. Larry received a $10,000 government loan in 1966 when he first attended IUP. That $10,000 helped put him through his four years of college. His father paid the rest. He paid back the $10,000 over ten years with 3% interest.


Wallace E. and Donna D. Putt Scholarship

The Wallace E. and Donna D. Putt Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to students who have graduated from Indiana High School, Indiana, PA, and are enrolled at IUP and will be used as a recruitment scholarship for incoming freshmen who must meet the established criteria.
  • Must be a graduate in good standing of Indiana High School, Indiana, PA
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student at IUP
  • Must demonstrate self-reliance, maturity and flexibility to deal with the challenges and opportunities associated with the college's academic programs
  • Preference will be given to students who have financial need
Mr. and Mrs. Putt are 1969 graduates of IUP. Wallace earned an Economics degree, and Donna earned a degree in Business Education.Together they formed Putt Real Estate, a premier agency serving Indiana and the surrounding areas. Wally and Donna have also contributed a lot to the community besides their outstanding brokerage services. They have served as members of the Chamber of Commerce, the Indiana Arts Council, the Foundation for IUP, and Greystone Church. Donna was principal to advancing IUP’s Student Residential Revival, serving as president of the Foundation Board of Directors from July 2004 through June 2006 when the Foundation committed to serving as partners with IUP.


Walter F. "Bud" Gasdek Memorial Scholarship

The Walter F. "Bud" Gasdek Memorial Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to students enrolled at IUP majoring in Biology who meet the established criteria.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student at IUP.
  • Must have earned a minimum of 2.5 grade point average and be in good academic standing with the University.
  • Must demonstrate self-reliance, maturity and flexibility to deal with the challenges and opportunities associated with the college's academic programs.
  • Preference will be given to students who have financial need.
Walter Gasdek graduated from Derry Area High School in 1959. He was awarded both the John Phillip Sousa Award and the Arion Award for musical excellence. He received his B.S. and M.A. from IUP in chemistry, biology, and education. He was a first lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps of the U.S. Army from 1965-1967. He was a member of both the American Legion Post 6 in Latrobe and was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Walter taught biology and chemistry at the Ligonier and Laurel Valley school districts and retired from teaching in 1995. Walter was very active in community theater, his church and singing groups. He delivered Meals-on-Wheels and was an active community volunteer. He was an avid runner who participated in five Boston Marathons, three Pikes Peak Marathons and numerous Ultra Marathons. Walter was a member of the Civil War Era string band, Acoustic Shadows of the Blue and Gray, which regularly toured throughout the Mid-Atlantic States. As a Civil War reenactor, Walter was a member of the 105th PVI, Company E, of West Newton. Selection of recipients for the Walter F. "Bud" Gasdek Memorial Scholarship shall be made by the Biology Department.


Walter H. Granata Geologic Fund

The Walter H. Granata Geologic Fund will be used primarily for student support, in the form of scholarships for summer geology field campus or other field courses; or expenses associated with geologic research such as field trips, visits to laboratories, professional meetings or analytic costs. Eligibility for support will be determined by the Geoscience faculty in consultation with a student's advisor; criteria will include, but not be limited to GPA, financial need and student contributions to the Department.

Walter H. Granata was a Professor at IUP from 1967 to 1979. He helped to establish the Department of Geoscience in 1968 and served as Department Chairman from 1972 to 1979. Dr. Granata helped to establish the major in geology, and began a continuing relationship with the local petroleum industry and the University of Missouri, where many IUP students have gone on to pursue advanced degrees. Dr. Granata taught Physical and Historical Geology, Paleontology, Stratigraphy and Basin Analysis, and provided an excellent role model for many of the Department's early graduates, who followed his example of continuing research and dedication to the field. This fund was established in celebration of the Department's 30th anniversary to recognize and to honor the distinguished career and dedicated service given to the Department of Geoscience and its students by Dr. Granata.


Walter H. Granata Memorial Fund

This fund will be used primarily for student support, in the form of scholarships for summer geology field campus or other field courses; or other expenses associated with geologic research such as field trips, visits to laboratories, professional meetings, or analytical costs. Eligibility for support will be determined by the Geoscience faculty in consultation with a student's advisor' criteria will include but not be limited to GPA, financial need and student contributions to the department.


Wayne Tinstman Sink "Shorty" Scholarship for Business

The Wayne Tinstman Sink "Shorty" Scholarship for Business provides scholarship support to students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who are enrolled in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology.
  • Must be enrolled full-time in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology;
  • Must be a graduate from Homer Center High School. Preference for students who participated on the Homer Center Track and Field Team. If there are no graduates from Homer Center High School, preference to residents of Indiana County starting with those who have reached senior status and then descending in class year as necessary;
  • Preference for students pursuing the following majors in this order: Finance, Accounting, MIS, any business major;
  • Preference for participating members of the IUP Track and Field Team;
  • Preference for new first time freshmen;
  • The student shall retain the scholarship for not more than eight (8) semesters as long as the student continues to meet the established criteria list above.
The purpose of this endowed scholarship is to recognize an Indiana University of Pennsylvania graduate, Wayne Tinstman "Shorty" Sink, who subsequently distinguished himself as a credit to his family's business heritage and to his business education at IUP. Wayne Tinstman Sink was born August 26, 1944 to Aaron Tinstman "Jack" and Louella Bell Davis Sink, a well-kinown Main Street business family in Homer City. Tinstman is a historic Western Pennsylvania German/Mennonite family name. Wayne graduated from Homer Center High School, Class of 1962, where he was a member of its track team. His school record in the 220 yard/200 meter dash still stands. Upon graduation, he was awarded a track scholarship by Seton Hall University (New Jersey), but at the end of his first year returned home. He then matriculated to IUP in 1965 and joined its track and field team. Wishing to follow in his family's naval tradition (father, uncle, two brothers) and to avoid being drafted for the Vietnam War (1965-1973), he joined the Naval Reserve in 1966. Following his graduation from IUP, he was called up to active duy and assigned as a financial specialist to the Carrier Air Group Commander's Staff on board the USS Constellation (CVA 64). During 1969-70, the "Connie" and its Air Group, consisting of nine aircraft squadrons with differing warfare missions, was deployed to West Pac in support of the Vietnam War. Following its tour of duty, the "Connie" returned to its home port in San Diego and Wayne was discharged as a First Class Petty Officer. He decided to stay in San Diego, joined the city's finance department, purchased a condo on Coronado Island, and became an avid yachtsman and golfer. Ultimately, Wayne was named Director of Finance and Administration for the entire San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), from which he retired after 30 years of service. On August 16, 2016, surrounded by his many Navy and civilian friends in the San Diego/Coronado area, Wayne Tinstman "Shorty" Sink succumbed to metastatic lung cancer just a few days shy of his 72nd birthday. Selection of the recipients for the Wayne Tinstman Sink "Shorty" Scholarship for Business shall be made by the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology Scholarship Committee.


West Branch Area High School Scholarship

To provide recognition and financial assistance to students planning to enroll at the Punxsutawney or any campus of IUP who are graduates of West Branch Area High School, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania; have a proven need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses; and have demonstrated positive academic achievement.
  • Have achieved positive academic records (minimum 2.5 out of 4.0 cumulative grade point average.
  • Have a proven financial need.
  • Are graduates of West Branch Area High School, Clearfield County, PA, or any named successor created by a consolidation of high schools from Cooper, Graham, Karthaus, and/or Morris Townships in Clearfield County and West Keating Township in Clinton County.
Mrs. Janet R. Larson is a 1944 graduate of IUP with a degree in Business Education.


Wienken Wealth Management Scholarship (HSS)

To provide scholarship assistance to deserving, talented students enrolled at IUP. One scholarship will be awarded on a rotating basis among the departments of the College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics; the second on a rotating basis among the departments of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Must be an upper level student (sophomore or junior) with at least 30 credits.
  • Must submit an application for scholarship consideration or be nominated for consideration by a faculty member by March 15 for the award to be given the following academic year.
  • Must have achieved a 2.75 grade point average overall.
Selection of the scholarship awards will be made by the faculty scholarship committee of each department if one exists or by a faculty committee empaneled by the chairman of the department.


Wienken Wealth Management Scholarship (NSM)

To provide scholarship assistance to deserving, talented students enrolled at IUP. One scholarship will be awarded on a rotating basis among the departments of the College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics; the second on a rotating basis among the departments of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Must be an upper level student (sophomore or junior) with at least 30 credits.
  • Must submit an application for scholarship consideration or be nominated for consideration by a faculty member by March 15 for the award to be given the following academic year.
  • Must have achieved a 2.75 grade point average overall.
Selection of the scholarship awards will be made by the faculty scholarship committee of each department if one exists or by a faculty committee empaneled by the chairman of the department.


William and Audrey Madia Scholarship (Chemistry)

The William and Audrey Madia Scholarship Fund shall provide scholarship support to undergraduate or graduate students enrolled at IUP majoring in chemistry or physics for educational opportunities.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student at IUP.
  • Must have earned a minimum of 2.5 grade point average and be in good academic standing with the University.
  • Must demonstrate self-reliance, maturity and flexibility to deal with the challenges and opportunities associated with the college's academic programs.
  • Preference will be given to students who have financial need.
Dr. William Juul Madia received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1969 and a Master of Arts degree in 1971 from the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Indiana University of Pennsylvania majoring in Chemistry. Dr. Madia continued his education and received his Doctor of Philosophy degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He has enjoyed a rewarding career as director of laboratories in Washington, Tennessee and Ohio. Mrs. Audrey D. Madia received a Bachelor of Science in Education degree in 1970 from the College of Health and Human Services at Indiana University of Pennsylvania majoring in Home Economics Education. She has enjoyed a career in interior design. Because of the appreciation for the education they received at IUP, William and Audrey Madia have decided to establish an endowed scholarship fund in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Their generous gift will establish scholarship opportunities for majors in chemistry and physics at IUP.


William and Audrey Madia Scholarship Fund (Physics)

The William and Audrey Madia Scholarship Fund shall provide scholarship support to undergraduate or graduate students enrolled at IUP majoring in chemistry or physics for educational opportunities.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student at IUP.
  • Must have earned a minimum of 2.5 grade point average and be in good academic standing with the University.
  • Must demonstrate self-reliance, maturity and flexibility to deal with the challenges and opportunities associated with the college's academic programs.
  • Preference will be given to students who have financial need.
Dr. William Juul Madia received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1969 and a Master of Arts degree in 1971 from the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Indiana University of Pennsylvania majoring in Chemistry. Dr. Madia continued his education and received his Doctor of Philosophy degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He has enjoyed a rewarding career as director of laboratories in Washington, Tennessee and Ohio. Mrs. Audrey D. Madia received a Bachelor of Science in Education degree in 1970 from the College of Health and Human Services at Indiana University of Pennsylvania majoring in Home Economics Education. She has enjoyed a career in interior design. Because of the appreciation for the education they received at IUP, William and Audrey Madia have decided to establish an endowed scholarship fund in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Their generous gift will establish scholarship opportunities for majors in chemistry and physics at IUP. Selection of recipients for the William and Audrey Madia Scholarship Fund shall be made by the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics scholarship committee.


William and Jean Joseph Family Scholarship

The William and Jean Joseph Family Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who have a declared major in Music or are participating members of the IUP football team.
  • Funds will be disbursed in alternate years. In the fall semester of odd-numbered years, the student recipient must have a declared major in Music. In the fall semester of even-numbered years, the student recipient must be a participating member of the football team. It will continue to be disbursed in that sequence in perpetuity;
  • Must be in good academic standing;
  • Preference will be given to those with financial need.
William D. Joseph and Debra Joseph Bell created this scholarship to honor their parents, William and Jean Joseph.


William E. and Edna B. Pierce Memorial Scholarship (Education)

To provide one-year scholarships to one ROTC student at IUP and one to an Indiana High School student accepted at IUP.

ROTC Student:
  • 1. Must be a junior ROTC student at IUP with a one-year commitment.
Indiana High Student:
  • 1. Must be following a curriculum in teacher education.
William E. Pierce, an Indiana native, joined the Pennsylvania National Guard in 1911 and was ordered to extended military duty three times during a forty-year military career. He rose from private to colonel. When he died in 1960, Pierce was president of the Indiana County Bar Association. Pierce Hall is named after Colonel Pierce.


William E. and Edna B. Pierce Memorial Scholarship (ROTC)

To provide one-year scholarships to one ROTC student at IUP and one to an Indiana High School student accepted at IUP.

ROTC Student:
  • 1. Must be a junior ROTC student at IUP with a one-year commitment.
Indiana High Student:
  • 1. Must be following a curriculum in teacher education.
William E. Pierce, an Indiana native, joined the Pennsylvania National Guard in 1911 and was ordered to extended military duty three times during a forty-year military career. He rose from private to colonel. When he died in 1960, Pierce was president of the Indiana County Bar Association. Pierce Hall is named after Colonel Pierce.


William Gregg Energy Management Scholarship

The William Gregg Energy Management Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Eligible candidates must meet the following criteria for scholarship consideration:
  • Must be enrolled full time in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology;
  • Must be enrolled in one of the Energy Management tracks;
  • Preference for students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 at the time of selection;
  • Preference for at least one female recipient annually.



William J. Wagner Eberly College of Business Scholarship

The William J. Wagner Eberly College of Business Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to full-time incoming freshmen enrolled in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who best meet the established criteria.
  • Full-time incoming freshman business major in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology
  • Selection will be made based on student's high school GPA, class rank and SAT scores
  • Demonstrated financial need required
  • Must be a U.S. citizen - scholarship cannot be awarded to a foreign student
  • Must be a resident of Western Pennsylvania to include the counties of McKean, Elk, Clearfield, Cambria, Somerset, and all counties west of these
  • Scholarship is renewable each year of the scholarship recipient's college career at IUP as long as financial aid eligibility, full-time status, and a 3.0 GPA are met
In 2003, William J. Wagner became Chairman, President and CEO of Northwest Bancorp and Northwest Savings Bank. He had previously served Northwest beginning in 1985 as CFO then COO and later President and CEO, before also becoming Chairman of Northwest Bancorp, Inc. Northwest Bancorp is listed on NASDAQ as NWSB. The primary activity of Northwest Bancorp is the ownership of all the issued and outstanding common stock of the bank. Through the Bank, Northwest Bancorp, Inc. operated 166 community banking offices throughout its market area in northwest, southwest and central Pennsylvania, western New York, eastern Ohio, Maryland and Florida. The Company, through the Bank and its wholly owned subsidiaries, also operates 49 consumer finance offices in New York. Northwest Bancorp, Inc. focuses its lending activities primarily on the origination of loans secured by first mortgages on owner-occupied, one- to four-family residences. Mr. Wagner graduated in 1975 with a B.S. in Business Management with an area of concentration in Accounting from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He was initially employed by KPMG in Pittsburgh where he concentrated on auditing financial institutions. In 1980, he joined Fidelity Savings Association in Pittsburgh as Vice President for Finance and CFO and served in that position for four years before joining Northwest Bancorp. Numerous civic and professional organizations have benefited from Mr. Wagner's membership including the Warren Chamber of Business and Industry, the Warren Rotary Club, and the Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers, where he has served as a board member. William and his wife of 29 years, Amy, have two children Drew, 25 and Laura, 23. His hobbies include hunting, fly-fishing, golf and reading.


Young Life Scientists Opportunity Fund

The Young Life Scientists Opportunity Fund will be used to assist with expanding the educational experiences for students beyond the classroom by supporting life sciences students' attendance at professional meetings to present papers or participate in poster sessions derived from the students' research. The awards will give added recognition to the students who receive the travel awards and allow them to be regarded as professionals among scientific leaders and peers. To be eligible, students must meet the following criteria:
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at IUP;
  • Must be in good academic standing with the University;
  • Must be conducting research under the supervision of a member of the Biology Department faculty, (although it is not mandatory that the student be a Biology major);
  • Student's research has resulted in an accepted poster or oral presentation; and
  • Student must present a proposal for funding to the committee including details of the proposed travel and a budget for the requested awards. Students who receive awards will provide a report to the committee. The key words included in the purpose of this endowed fund are "...expanding the educational experience of the students beyond the classroom...".
The Fund was created through support from John A. Gilly, Ph.D. and Jane McMahon-Gilly, RN. Dr. Gilly is a 1979 graduate of IUP with a major in biology and chemistry minor. He progressed to attain an M.S. in biochemistry and a Ph.D. in molecular biology from the University of Scranton and Lehigh University, respectively. Dr. Gilly's professional career has been invested in the development of novel vaccines and drugs to prevent infectious diseases and for the targeted treatment of cancer. He was involved in the development of vaccines that are part of the routine aresenal for prevention of childhood diseases, and also he was responsible for the early development of a marketed cancer therapy for the treatment of colon cancer and cancer of the head and neck. He continues work today on the development of potential next generation therapies to treat cancer. More recently, Dr. Gilly has also expanded his interests in graduate and undergraduate education as adjunct instructor of pharmaceutical management at Drexel university and adjunct professor of biology at Mount St. Mary's University. His experiences in research and teaching provided the impetus for establishing this fund. Many undergraduate students have the experiences, sometimes prior to reaching college, of completing guided independent work in the laboratory and preparing presentations for their instructors and fellow students. Some even have the chance to attend regional conferences. However, it is only the rare and unusual circumstance where students have the opportunity to attend national or international meetings held in the U.S. and to view, participate and interact with working scientists focusing on current challenges in biology. There is no web, classroom or video replacement for this direct contact and ability to ask questions, and more so to be asked questions about their own work. These experiences have stimulated the greatest of scientists to think about their own work in different ways. The purpose of this fund is to provide travel financial assistance to students who generate independent work and apply to societies and meetings to present rostrum and poster presentations at these meetings. The limitation for most students is not the work or effort spent in completing a set of well-conducted studies, nor the academic guidance needed from an advisor. The barrier is normally that a student will self-limit knowing the cost required for registration, car, train or airfare and hotel to attend a major meeting in a large city. We only hope that this fund will spur students to achieve that expanded educational experience and stir them to persevere to new discoveries in biology for the betterment of their fellows. The Biology Student Awards Committee, which is a committee appointed by the Chairperson of the Biology Department, will recommend awards in amounts and frequency as is made possible by the annual available amount from the fund, subject to Department approval.


Zonta Club of Indiana Scholarship for Women

The Zonta Club of Indiana Scholarship for Women will provide an annual award to a female student enrolled at IUP.
  • Awarded to a female student enrolled at IUP who has earned at least 24 credit hours of higher education
  • Must be 25 years of age or older
  • Must be a resident of Indiana County
  • Qualified candidates must demonstrate hardship need and extraordinary circumstances that impact the pursuit of education, be of exemplary personal character, display a commitment to academic excellence and demonstrate promise for future success
Zonta is an international service organization for professional women with its major objective to develop and enhance the status of women in society. The Zonta Club of Indiana was established in 1981 through the efforts of the late Mary Darr Clark. With this scholarship endowment, Zonta Club will provide women of Indiana County with the opportunity to pursue their educational goals.