College of Education Scholarships

Undergraduate Level Scholarships

Coates Fund

Kentucky resident majoring in education, having above average academic potential and personal traits of good citizenship. Preference will be given to students with financial need. This is a renewable scholarship. (High school seniors are eligible to apply.)

Cross and Short Endowed Scholarship

Freshman or sophomore elementary education or special education/P-5 majors with 3.2 GPA or higher with preference given to first generation college students. Preference is also given to students from eastern Kentucky with special preference for students from Pulaski County. This is a renewable scholarship.

DeHoop Scholarship Fund/Wieste

Awarded to an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in the field of Special Education with demonstration of strong scholarship, service to the profession and community, with leadership potential. Applicant must be nominated by a member of the Eastern Kentucky University community.

Gifford Endowed Scholarship

Full-time elementary or secondary education major who is a Kentucky resident having graduated from a Kentucky high school. Must have financial need. This scholarship is renewable.

Hansen Memorial Fund/Mae

Junior or senior standing student admitted to Professional Education Program. Student must have financial need and show evidence of positive personal qualities and high academic achievement.

Harris Scholarship Fund

For special education majors with a communications disorder emphasis.

Jennings & Stratemeyer Scholarship

Awarded to one sophomore male and one sophomore female who are members of Kappa Delta Pi, the education honor society.

Keen Scholarship/Quentin and Mary Ann

Full-time education major with a focus in one or more of the Sciences. Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

McKinney Scholarship for Elementary Teachers

For elementary education majors from southern Madison County, Kentucky

Miller Award Fund/Nancy

Awarded annually to two graduating elementary education majors (K-4, 5-8). One recipient should be an on-campus resident and one recipient an off-campus resident who lives at home. Nominees should be graduating seniors “whose conduct through their enrollment at EKU has given evidence of outstanding humanistic and Christian characteristics. The recipients are (to be) individuals whose love for and desire to serve mankind and whose vibrancy, industriousness, and positive attitude have won the respect of faculty and fellow students.” While the student is expected to have a good academic record, outstanding academic performance is not a criterion for selection or recipients of this award.

Pigman Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

Full-time female elementary education major from Eastern Kentucky with preference given to residents of Floyd or Knott Counties first. This is a renewable scholarship.

Ramsey Endowed Scholarship Fund/Imogene

Elementary or middle school education majors who have completed 60 hours with at least a 2.75 GPA, for students from EKU’s 22-county service region with preference given to first-generation college students with financial need. This is a renewable scholarship.

Graduate Level Scholarships

Alderton Memorial Endowment

Full- or part-time male graduate student working on a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling

Cooper Memorial Fund

Graduate student in the College of Education, 3.6 GPA minimum

Franz-Myers Scholarship

Students working on a Master’s degree in Library Science, renewable for up to two years with a 3.0 GPA

Martin Endowed Graduate Education Scholarship/Joe David and Alice

Graduate students pursuing Master’s or Doctoral degree in Education. Preference given to current full-time elementary or secondary teachers. Must have financial need. Renewable if minimum 3.25 GPA is maintained.

McGuffey Scholarship Endowment for the Teaching of Mathematics

Full-time graduate student pursuing a Master’s degree in math education. Applicant/recipient must have been born in Kentucky, with a preference given to residents of Clinton, Wayne, Cumberland, or Russell Counties first.

Pam Powell Endowed Scholarship Fund for Graduate Students in Education

Graduate students pursing advanced degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Preference is given to students who are teaching in Madison County.

Undergraduate and/or Graduate Level Scholarships

Lutes Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Undergraduate or graduate student who is a Kentucky resident and completed freshman year at EKU majoring in education, have at least a 3.0 GPA,  have qualities of good character, leadership, citizenship, promise of high academic achievement and commitment of service to others. This is a renewable scholarship.

Skepple Family Endowed Scholarship

COE graduate or at least second year student who intends to teach P/K-12th grade with preferences given to first generation college students, underrepresented populations, and who show academic promise and financial need.