Freshmen Scholarships

Lester G. ’39 and Clementine G. Abeloff Endowed Scholarship

Established by Lester G. ’39 and Clementine G. Abeloff, recipients must be Mathematics majors that are full-time students that graduated in the top 50% of their high school graduating class.  Selected by the ESU Admissions Office.

Alumni Association Diverse Student Annual Scholarship

Established by the ESU Alumni Association, recipients may be any undergraduate major.  Must be diverse students enrolled full-time.  The scholarship is renewable for up to one additional year providing the recipient is enrolled at ESU full-time and maintains a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Recipients must be incoming freshmen.  Selected by the ESU Admissions Office.

Alumni Association Freshman Annual Scholarship

Established by the ESU Alumni Association, recipients may be any undergraduate major.  Recipients must be incoming freshmen.  Selected by the ESU Admissions Office.

Alumni Association Transfer Student Annual  Scholarship

Established by the ESU Alumni Association, recipients may be any undergraduate major.  Recipients must transfer directly to ESU with an Associate Degree from a Pennsylvania state community college.  Recipients may be enrolled full-time or part-time and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 at community college.  The scholarship is renewable for up to one additional year providing the recipient maintains a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Selected by the ESU Admissions Office.

John Arslanian Endowed Scholarship

Established through the estate of John Arslanian, recipients may be any undergraduate major but must meet the current Honors Program admission criteria of graduating in the top 15% of their high school graduating class with a minimum SAT score of 1150 or 25 on the ACT test.  This scholarship is renewable for an additional three years provided the recipient maintains a minimum GPA of 3.0 and completes a minimum of 24 credits per academic year and continues to demonstrate financial need.  Financial need as determined by FAFSA is required.  Recipients must be incoming freshmen.  Selected by the ESU Admissions Office.

Biological Science Endowed Scholarship

Established in 1987 by Dr. David Wartinbee, gifts have also been made in memory of Bryan H. Knapp and William Eden, former ESU biology professors.  Recipients must be Biological Sciences majors who have graduated in the top 15 percent of their high school class and preferably have a minimum SAT score of 1000.  Additional consider will be given based upon student activities in high school, extracurricular activities, awards and honors received, recommendations, advanced honors courses and overall academic record.  Recipients must be incoming freshmen.  Selected by the ESU Admissions Office.

Thomas S. and Mae S. Brinton Endowed Scholarship

Established through a trust by Thomas S. Brinton and Mae S. Brinton, recipients may be any undergraduate major.  The scholarship is renewable for three additional years providing the recipient maintains a minimum GPA of 3.0 at the end of each academic year.  Recipients must be incoming freshmen.  Selected by the ESU Admissions Office.

Bettie Brooks '45 Endowed Scholarship 

Established by Bettie Brooks '45, recipients must be majoring in History.  Recipients may be full-time or part-time students who are incoming freshmen or transfer students to ESU.  Selected by the ESU Admissions Office.

William and Hilda Brown Annual Scholarship
Established in the names of William and Hilda Brown, recipients may be enrolled in any undergraduate major at ESU. Students must be the first member of their immediate family (grandparents, father, mother, sisters and brothers) to go to college. Financial need as determined by FAFSA is required. Selected by the ESU Admissions Office Scholarship Committee.


Dr. Frederick S. Brown ’32 and Mrs. Marion Pelton Brown ’31 Endowed Scholarship

Established through the estate of Marion Pelton Brown ’31, recipients may be any undergraduate or graduate major with preference given to students majoring in Education.  Recipients must be in the top 50% of their high school graduating class and must be graduates from the White Mills, Hawley or Honesdale area of Pennsylvania.  The scholarship is renewable for three additional years providing the recipient maintains a minimum GPA of 2.75 in the declared major and continues to demonstrate financial need.  Financial need as determined by FAFSA is required.  Recipients must be an incoming freshmen or transfer student.  Selected by the ESU Admissions Office.

Class of 1962 Annual Scholarship
Established by members of the Class of 1962, recipients may be any undergraduate major who is enrolled full-time. Recipients must be an incoming freshmen or transfer student. Selected by the ESU Admissions Office.

Class of 1962 Endowed Scholarship

Established by members of the Class of 1962, recipients may be any undergraduate major who is enrolled full-time.  Recipients must be incoming freshmen.  Selected by the ESU Admissions Office.

Class of 1976 Endowed Scholarship

Established by members of the Class of 1976, recipients may be any undergraduate major who have graduated in the top third of their high school graduating class.  Preference will be given to students that indicate on admissions application that a family member was from the ESU Class of 1976.  Must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.75.  Recipients must be incoming freshmen.  Selected by the ESU Admissions Office.

Darell and Cindy Kille-Covington Endowed Scholarship

Established by Darell and Cindy Covington, recipients may be any undergraduate major who have graduated in the top 50 percent of their high school graduating class with preference given to students of color and first generation college students.  Recipients must be full-time ESU students and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5.  The scholarship is renewable for three additional years providing the recipient maintains a minimum GPA of 2. 5 with full-time enrollment.  Recipients must be incoming freshmen.  Selected by the ESU Admissions Office.

Brenda G. Deihl ’78 Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Established in memory of Brenda G. Deihl ’78, recipients must be Elementary Education Teacher Certification majors who have graduated from Stroudsburg High School and are full-time students at ESU.  Recipients must be incoming freshmen.  Selected by the ESU Admissions Office.

Dillman/Morris Annual Scholarship
Established in honor of the family of Dr. Robert Dillman and Mrs. Roseann Morris Dillman, recipients may be any undergraduate major who have graduated in the top 50 percent of their high school graduating class. The scholarship is renewable for three additional years providing the recipient maintains a minimum GPA of 2. 75 with full-time enrollment. Recipients must be incoming freshmen. Selected by the ESU Admissions Office.

Dillman/Morris Endowed Scholarship

Established in honor of the family of Dr. Robert Dillman and Mrs. Roseann Morris Dillman, recipients may be any undergraduate major who have graduated in the top 50 percent of their high school graduating class.  The scholarship is renewable for three additional years providing the recipient maintains a minimum GPA of 2. 75 with full-time enrollment.  Recipients must be incoming freshmen.  Selected by the ESU Admissions Office.

Paul L. Edinger, Jr. Endowed Scholarship

Established by Ann Edinger, recipients must be the most highly qualified incoming freshman majoring in Psychology, Elementary Education, and/or Physics/Engineering.  Recipients must be ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class with a minimum SAT score of 1000.  The scholarship is renewable for three additional years providing the recipient maintains a minimum GPA of 3.0 with completion of at least 24 credits per academic year.  Selected by the ESU Admissions Office.

Edwards Family Endowed Scholarship in Secondary Education

Established by Robert C. Edwards ’55, recipients may be any undergraduate major leading to Secondary Education Teacher Certification.  Recipients must be incoming freshmen, enrolled full-time at ESU.  Selected by the ESU Admissions Office.
 
Karen El-Chaar ’79 Language Endowed Scholarship

Established by Karen El-Chaar ’79, recipients may be any undergraduate major that has graduated from Parkland High School in Allentown, Pennsylvania.  Recipients must be full-time students.  The scholarship is renewable for three additional years providing the recipient maintains a minimum GPA of 3.0 and continues to demonstrate financial need.  Financial need as determined by FAFSA is required.  Recipients must be incoming freshmen.  Selected by the ESU Admissions Office.

ESSA Bank & Trust Foundation Annual Scholarship

Established by the Trustees of the ESSA Bank & Trust Foundation, recipients may be any undergraduate major who have graduated from high schools and reside in the following Pennsylvania counties: Monroe County, Northampton County, or Lehigh.   The scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years providing the recipient is enrolled at ESU part-time or full-time, maintains a minimum GPA of 3.0 and continues to demonstrate financial need.  Financial need as determined by FAFSA is required.  Recipients must be incoming freshmen.  Selected by the ESU Admissions Office.

Richard J. Farmer ’85 Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Established in memory of Richard J. Farmer ’85, recipients must be Communications majors who have graduated in the top 50 percent of their high school class.  Preference will be given to male students who are enrolled in history or political science courses beyond the graduation requirement.  The scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years providing the recipient maintains a minimum GPA of 3.0, is enrolled full-time and takes a history or political science course each year and continues to demonstrate financial need.  Financial need as determined by FAFSA is required.  Recipients must be incoming freshmen.  Selected by the ESU Admissions Office.

Mona and Frank N. Fitzgerald Art Endowed Scholarship

Established in memory of Frank and Mona Fitzgerald, recipients must be Art majors or minors graduating from a high school in Monroe County, Pa. Recipients must be enrolled full-time. Recipients must be incoming freshmen.  Selected by the ESU Admissions Office.

Allen Greene Endowed Scholarship

Established in honor of Allen Greene, recipients may be any undergraduate major enrolled in ESU either full-time or part-time.  Recipients must be native United States citizens.  The scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years providing the recipient maintains a minimum GPA of 3.0 and continues to demonstrate financial need.  Financial need as determined by FAFSA is required.  Recipients must be incoming freshmen.  Selected by the ESU Admissions Office.

Richard and Claire Hahn Endowed Scholarship

Established in memory of Richard and Claire Hahn, recipients may be enrolled in any undergraduate major.  Recipients must have graduated in the top 15 percent of their high school class with a total SAT score of 1050.  Preference will be given to students whose father is deceased.  Students must have graduated from a Northampton County, Pa high school with preference given to the following Northampton County, Pa high schools:  Easton, Notre Dame (Green Pond), or Wilson.  The scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years providing the recipient is enrolled at ESU full-time, maintains a minimum GPA of 3.0 and continues to demonstrate financial need.  Financial need as determined by FAFSA is required.  Recipients must be incoming freshmen.  Selected by the ESU Admissions Office.

Bob Hillman Memorial Annual Scholarship

Established in memory of Bob Hillman, recipients may be enrolled in any undergraduate major.  Recipients must be full-time students and incoming freshmen with documented financial need as determined by FAFSA.  Selected by the ESU Admissions Office.

Warren Hoeffner ’55 Endowed Scholarship

Established by Warren ’55 and Sandra Hoeffner, recipients may be enrolled in any undergraduate major.  Recipients must be incoming freshmen.  Selected by the ESU Admissions Office.

Hughes Foundation Annual Scholarship

Established by the Hughes Foundation, recipients may be enrolled in any undergraduate major.  Recipients must be graduates of a Monroe County, Pa high school with demonstrated academic achievement, co-curricular activities and good citizenship.  Recipients must be incoming freshmen.  Selected by the ESU Admissions Office.

Mary Walsh Krahe ’25 Endowed Scholarship

Established by Mary Walse Krahe ’25, recipients may be enrolled in any undergraduate major.  Recipients must be graduates of a Lackawanna County high school.  The scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years providing the recipient is enrolled at ESU full-time and maintains a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Recipients must be incoming freshmen.  Selected by the ESU Admissions Office.

Dr. Hamilton H.T. Lee and Mrs. Jean C. Lee Endowed Scholarship

Established by Dr. Hamilton H.T. Lee and Mrs. Jean C. Lee, recipients must be Communication majors who are full-time students.  The scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years providing the recipient is enrolled at ESU full-time, maintains a minimum GPA of 2.75.  Recipients must be incoming freshmen.  Selected by the ESU Admissions Office.

Harry and Jeannie Lee Endowed Scholarship

Established by Harry and Jeannie Lee, recipients may be enrolled in any undergraduate major.  Recipients must be African American students who have graduated in the top 50 percent of their high school class.  The scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years providing the recipient is enrolled at ESU full-time and maintains a minimum GPA of 2.5.  Recipients must be incoming freshmen.  Selected by the ESU Admissions Office.

Jean ’74 and Thomas Lobb Annual Scholarship
Established by Jean Lobb ’74, recipients may be enrolled in any undergraduate major. Recipients must be incoming freshmen who graduated from any Northampton County, Pa., high school in the top 50 percent of their graduating class. Additionally, recipients must be full-time students with financial need as determined by FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Selected by the ESU Admissions Office.

Jonas T. May Math Endowed Scholarship

Established in memory of Jonas T. May, recipients must be Mathematics majors.  Recipients will be chosen based upon their SAT scores, high school class rank and performance in high school mathematics courses.  Recipients must be incoming freshmen.  Selected by the ESU Admissions Office

Josephine Madara McArthur Freshman Endowed Scholarship

Established through the estate of Josephine Madara McArthur, recipients may be enrolled in any undergraduate major.  Recipients must be full-time students who have graduated in the top 50 percent of their high school class.  The scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years providing the recipient is enrolled at ESU full-time.  Recipients must be incoming freshmen.  Selected by the ESU Admissions Office.

Agnes T. McCartney Endowed Scholarship

Established in memory of Agnes T. McCartney, preference is given to students majoring in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management.  Recipients must be full-time students who graduated from a Carbon County high school in the top 50 percent of their graduating class.  The scholarship is renewable providing the recipient is enrolled at ESU full-time and maintains at least a 2.75 GPA.  Recipients must be incoming freshmen.  Selected by the ESU Admissions Office.

McDonough/McNulty Endowed Scholarship

Established by William G. McNulty ’62, recipients may be enrolled in any undergraduate major.  Recipients must be full-time students with demonstrated financial need as determined by FAFSA.  The scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years providing the recipient is enrolled at ESU full-time, maintains a minimum GPA of 2.5 and continues to demonstrate financial need.    Recipients must be incoming freshmen.  Selected by the ESU Admissions Office.

Mabel I. Meyers ’25 Endowed Scholarship
Established through the estate of Mabel I. Meyers ’25, recipients may be enrolled in any undergraduate major.  Recipients must have graduated in the top 5 percent of their high school class and have a combined SAT score of 1100.  The scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years providing the recipient is enrolled at ESU full-time and maintains a minimum GPA of 3.30 at the end of each academic year.  Recipients must be incoming freshmen.  Selected by the ESU Admissions Office.

Millennium Endowed Scholarship

Established through the ESU Millennium Endowed Scholarship Campaign, recipients may be enrolled in any undergraduate major.  The scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years providing the recipient is enrolled at ESU full-time, maintains a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Recipients must be incoming freshmen.  Selected by the ESU Admissions Office.

The William T. Morris Foundation Annual Scholarship
Established by The William T. Morris Foundation, recipients may be enrolled in any undergraduate major. Financial need as determined by FAFSA is a requirement (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Recipients must be incoming freshmen. Selected by the ESU Admissions Office.

Sanofi Pasteur Community Annual Scholarship
Established by Sanofi Pasteur, recipients must be majoring in Biological Sciences or 
Chemistry and be in their junior year.  Recipients must be full-time, undergraduate students with preference given to transfer students from Northampton County Community College or non-traditional students.  Transfer students must have a 3.3 GPA from their previous college. Additionally, preference will be given to students from Monroe County.  Financial need will be a consideration but not a requirement.  The scholarship is renewable for one additional year provided the student is enrolled full-time and maintains a 3.3 GPA.  Selected by the ESU Admissions Scholarship Committee.


Presidential Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2003 through the generosity of many recipients may be enrolled in any undergraduate major.  Recipients must have graduated in the top 5 percent of their high school class and have a combined SAT score of 1100.  The scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years providing the recipient is enrolled at ESU full-time, maintains a minimum GPA of 3.30 at the end of each academic year.  Recipients must be incoming freshmen.  Selected by the ESU Admissions Office.

Alex and Helen Tweed Staneski Annual Scholarship
Established by Richard Staneski, recipients may be enrolled in any undergraduate major. Recipients must have graduated from Downington High School of Pennsylvania in the top 75 percent of their class. Must be full-time students. The scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years providing the recipient is enrolled at ESU full-time and maintains a minimum GPA of 2.75. Recipients must be incoming freshmen. Selected by the ESU Admissions Office Scholarship Committee.

Alex and Helen Tweed Staneski Endowed Scholarship

Established by Richard Staneski, recipients may be enrolled in any undergraduate major.  Recipients must have graduated from Downingtown High School of Pennsylvania in the top 75 percent of their class.  Must be full-time students.  The scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years providing the recipient is enrolled at ESU full-time, maintains a minimum GPA of 2.75.  Recipients must be incoming freshmen.  Selected by the ESU Admissions Office.

Eugene E. Stish Endowed Scholarship

Established in honor of Eugene E. Stish by Margaret L. Stish, recipients may be enrolled in any undergraduate major.  Must be incoming freshman and full-time students.  The scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years providing the recipient is enrolled at ESU full-time and maintains a minimum GPA of 2.75.  Recipients must be incoming freshmen.  Selected by the ESU Admissions Office.

Rick '67 and Danna (Yoder) '68 Vroman Annual Scholarship
Established in the name of Rick '67 and Danna '68 Vroman, recipients may be enrolled in any undergraduate major.  Recipients may be incoming freshman who have graduated in the top 20 percent of their high school class or current ESU students with a minimum GPA of 2.75.  Financial need as determined by FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is required.  Preference will be given to students who are orphans or reside in a foster or single parent home.  This scholarship is not automatically renewable, but nothing shall prevent the same student from receiving the scholarship is subsequent years if they continue to meet the criteria and the scholarship is available.  Selected by the ESU Scholarship Committee.

Maureen Mussett Welch Endowed Scholarship

Established in honor of Maureen Mussett Welch, an educator for more than 25 years, recipients must be an Education major.  Recipients must be from Bucks County, Pa., and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in their senior year of high school.  Recipients must possess a well-rounded background in academics, athletics and community services and provide two letters of recommendation.  Must be enrolled at ESU full-time.  Recipients must be incoming freshmen.  Selected by the ESU Admissions Office.

Robert and Amy Schaeffer ’85 Welch Presidential Endowed Scholarship

Established by Robert and Amy Schaeffer ’85 Welch, recipients may be enrolled in any undergraduate major.  Recipients must have graduated in the top 5% of their high school class with a minimum combined SAT score of 1100.  Must be full-time students.  The scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years providing the recipient is enrolled at ESU full-time and maintains a minimum GPA of 3.30.  Recipients must be incoming freshmen.  Selected by the ESU Admissions Office.
 
Robert and Marian Willever Endowed Scholarship

Established by Robert Willever ’75 in honor of his parents, Robert and Marian Willever, recipients may be enrolled in any undergraduate major.  Recipients must graduate in the top 50 percent of their high school class and be enrolled full-time at ESU.  Recipients must be incoming freshmen.  Selected by the ESU Admissions Office.

William H. Woods Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Established in honor of William H. Woods, recipients must be Business majors.  Recipients must be African American male students graduating in the top 40 percent of their high school class.  Must be enrolled full-time at ESU.  The scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years providing the recipient is enrolled at ESU full-time and maintains a minimum GPA of 2.70.  Recipients must be incoming freshmen.  Selected by the ESU Admissions Office.