College of Business Management Scholarships

The College of Business and Management has adopted its strategies to define and drive the future direction of the college. Academic excellence and student achievement continue to be its highest priority as well as the core of the university’s mission. Every change and new initiative should ensure that ESU students continue to receive a progressive education and a passion for lifelong learning.

Now is the time to apply for scholarships for the 2019/2020 academic year.  Available scholarships are indicated with green text stating the amount and time period of the award(s).   Information on how to apply is stated in red text directly below the department heading or, in some instances, below the scholarship name.  Please review the criteria to determine which scholarships you are eligible for.  Application deadline is Sunday, March 31, 2019 unless otherwise noted.

Departments in the College of Business Management include:

 

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Davis and Schaller Business Annual Scholarship
Available for 2019/2020 in the amount of $500
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Established by Melissa Davis and Laurie Schaller '10, recipients must be majoring in Economics or Business Management with a concentration in Accounting.  Recipients must be full-time, undergraduate students with a minimum GPA of 2.5 who have completed at least two classes in accounting or economics, depending on their major.  Selected by the ESU Scholarship Committee.

Dr. Robert Fleischman Annual Scholarship
Established by Dr. Robert Fleischman, Dean of ESU College of Business and Management, recipients must be majoring in Business Management or Sport Management.  Recipients must be member of the ESU Men's Basketball Team and may be full-time or part-time, undergraduate or graduate students.  Additionally, recipients must be in good academic and social standing and be eligible to participate in the sport.  Selected by the ESU men's basketball head coach.

Rory J. Yanchek '84 Annual Scholarship
Established by Rory J. Yanchek '84, recipients must be majoring in Business Management.  Recipients must be full-time students who are graduates of a Lackawanna County, Pa. high school who have demonstrated leadership.  Additionally, recipients must be in good academic and social standing.  Selected by the ESU Business Management Scholarship Committee.

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DIGITAL MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES

See the Digital Media Technologies Department for application information

Julianna V. Bolt Endowed Scholarship
Available for 2019/2020 in the amount of $610
Established in honor of Julianna V. Bolt, recipients must be majoring in Digital Media Technologies. Recipients must have completed at least 60 credits with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0. Additionally, recipients must be full-time students with documented financial need as determined by FAFSA. Selected by the ESU Digital Media Technologies Department Scholarship Committee.

David S. Campbell Annual Scholarship
Available for 2019/2020 in the amount of $125
Established by David S. Campbell, recipients must be majoring in Digital Media Technologies.  Recipients may be part-time or full-time students who are undergraduate students.  A minimum GPA of 3.0 in the major is required and recipients must have completed at least 12 credits in the major at ESU.  Selected by the ESU Digital Media Technologies Department Scholarship Committee.

Digital Media Technologies Endowed Scholarship
2 awards available for Fall 2019 in the amount of $1,400 each
Established by members of the ESU Digital Media Technologies Department (formerly Media, Communication and Technology), recipients must be majoring in Digital Media Technologies. Students must be freshmen who have completed at least six credits in department courses and have the highest GPA in the major with the overall GPA being the second criteria. Selected by the ESU Digital Media Technologies Scholarship Committee.

Christine L. Reilly ’77 Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Available for 2019/2020 in the amount of $240
Established in memory of Christine L. Reilly ’77, recipients must be majoring in Digital Media Technologies. Students must be juniors or seniors with at least 30 credits at ESU, 15 credits must be in the major field of study, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the major. Financial need as determined by FAFSA is required. Selected by the ESU Digital Media Technologies Scholarship Committee.

Dr. Ernest E. Rydell Endowed Scholarship
Available for 2019/2020 in the amount of $680
Established by the Board of Directors of the ESU Foundation on July 19, 2000 in honor of Dr. Ernest E. Rydell who served as Executive Director of the Foundation from 1991 to 2000, recipients must be majoring in Digital Media Technologies. Students must have completed at least 90 credits by the end of the spring semester, with at least 30 of those credits completed at ESU, and have a minimum GPA of 2.75 at time of selection. Selected by the ESU Digital Media Technologies Scholarship Committee.

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HOSPITALITY, RECREATION & TOURISM MANAGEMENT                         

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Bushkill Group Annual Scholarship
Available for Fall 2019 in the amount of $600
Established by the Bushkill Group, recipients must be majoring in Recreation and Leisure Services Management with a concentration in Commercial Recreation.  Recipients must have completed at least 62 credits with 9 credits completed in the major with a minimum overall GPA of 2.75.  Selected by the supervisor of the commercial recreation concentration in the ESU Recreation and Leisure Services Management Department.

Camelback Ski Corp. Endowed Scholarship
Available for 2019/2020 in the amount of $500
Established by the Camelback Ski Corporation, recipients must be majoring in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management.  May be either full-time or part-time undergraduate students with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0.  Selected by the ESU Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management Scholarship Committee.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Annual Scholarship    
Established by Enterprise Rent-A-Car, recipients must be majoring in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management. Recipients must have completed at least 60 credits and be full time students with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Financial need as determined by FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is required. Selected by the ESU Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management Scholarship Committee.

Christopher Hartman '98 Annual Scholarship
Available for 2019/2020 in the amount of $1,000
Established in the name of Christopher Hartman '98, recipients must be majoring in Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism Management.  Recipients must be male, undergraduate students who have completed at least 30 credits with a minimum 2.5 GPA.  Additionally, recipients must demonstrate a positive attitude, be a team player and participate in campus activities.  Financial need as determined by FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is required.  Selected by the ESU Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism Management Department Scholarship Committee.

Christopher Hartman '98 Endowed Scholarship
Established in the name of Christopher Hartman '98, recipients must be majoring in Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism Management.  Recipients must be male, undergraduate students who have completed at least 30 credits with a minimum 2.5 GPA.  Additionally, recipients must demonstrate a positive attitude, be a team player and participate in campus activities.  Financial need as determined by FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is required.  Selected by the ESU Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism Management Department Scholarship Committee.

Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management Annual Scholarship
Available for 2019/2020 in the amount of $500
Established through gifts from alumni and businesses, recipients must be majoring in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management.  Recipients must be in good academic and social standing.  Selected by the ESU Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism Management Department Scholarship Committee.

Jack Jones Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Available for Fall 2019 in the amount of $690
Established in memory of Dr. John H. "Jack" Jones, a professor in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Services Management from 1978 to 1988.  Dr. Jones was instrumental in the establishment and early development of the Bachelor of Science degree program in Recreation at ESU and served as the department’s first chair.  Recipients must be majoring in Recreation Services Management and have completed at least 62 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.75 overall and in the major.  Selected by the ESU Recreation Advisory Council Scholarship Committee.

James T. Kassel, Jr. '86  Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Available for 2019/2020 in the amount of $390
Established in memory of James T. Kassel, Jr. ’86, recipients must have formally declared their major field of study in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management.  Students must have completed at least 60 credits with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and GPA of 3.25 in their major.  Selected by the ESU Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management Scholarship Committee.

Todd and Shari Nelson Family Foundation Annual Scholarship
Available for 2019/2020 in the amount of $1,000
Established in the name of the Todd and Shari Nelson Family Foundation, recipients must be majoring in Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism Management.  Recipients must be in good academic and social standing.  Preference will be given to Monroe County, Pennsylvania residents.  Selected by the ESU Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism Management Scholarship Committee.

Colin Brett Orodenker Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Available for 2019/2020 in the amount of $2,020
Established by Hedy, Jerry and Jamie Orodenker, in memory of Colin Brett Orodenker, recipients must be majors in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management.  Students must have completed a minimum of 30 credits, have a documented learning disability and a minimum overall GPA of 2.0.  Selected by the ESU Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management Scholarship Committee with assistance from the Disability Services Department.

Colin Brett Orodenker Memorial Annual Scholarship
Established by Hedy, Jerry and Jamie Orodenker, in memory of Colin Brett Orodenker, recipients must be majors in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management. Students must have completed a minimum of 30 credits, have a documented learning disability and a minimum overall GPA of 2.0. Selected by the ESU Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management Scholarship Committee with assistance from the Disability Services Department.

Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau Annual Scholarship for Recreation
Available for Fall 2019 in the amount of $1,000
Established by the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau, recipients must be majoring in Recreation and Leisure Services Management.  Students must be enrolled full-time and have completed at least 60 credits with a minimum GPA of 3.0 overall and in their major.  Must have a minimum of nine credits in their major and demonstrate leadership qualities and involvement in commercial recreation/tourism industry activities.  Selected by the ESU Recreation and Leisure Services Management Scholarship Committee.

Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau Bob Ugucconi Endowed Scholarship
Available for 2019/2020 in the amount of $1,430
Established in honor of Bob Ugucconi by the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau and friends of Bob Ugucconi, recipients must be majoring in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management.  Recipients must be full-time, undergraduate students who have completed at least 15 credits at ESU with a minimum 2.8 overall GPA and minimum 3.0 GPA in the major.  Selected by the ESU Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management Scholarship Committee.

Skytop Resort Endowed Scholarship
Available for 2019/2020 in the amount of $500
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Established by Skytop Resort, recipients must be majoring in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management.  Students must have completed at least 60 credits with a minimum overall GPA of 2.8 and 3.0 in the major.  Selected by the ESU Scholarship Committee.

Edmund A. Strickland Endowed Book Award
Available for Fall 2019 in the amount of $440
Established by Edmund A. Strickland, recipients must be majors in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management.  Students must be full-time undergraduates who have completed a minimum of 60 credits at ESU with at least a GPA of 2.8 overall and in their major.  Selected by the ESU Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management Scholarship Committee.

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SPORT MANAGEMENT

See Sport Management Department for application information

Mary Sue '60 M'69 and Louis Balducci Annual Scholarship
Available for Summer 2019 or Fall 2019 in the amount of $2,000
Established by Mary Sue '60 M'69 and Louis Balducci, recipients must be enrolled as a graduate student in the Exercise Science or Sports Management program.  Recipients must have a minimum of six credits earned at ESU and two years of work experience in a related field.  Preference will be given to students not in the graduate assistantship program.  Applicants must submit an academic resume of their achievements throughout their college career.  Preference will be given to students whose academic resume is accompanied by a letter of recommendation by an ESU faculty or staff member.  Selected by the Graduate Advisory Council.

Dr. Robert Fleischman Annual Scholarship
Established by Dr. Robert Fleischman, Dean of ESU College of Business and Management, recipients must be majoring in Business Management or Sport Management.  Recipients must be member of the ESU Men's Basketball Team and may be full-time or part-time, undergraduate or graduate students.  Additionally, recipients must be in good academic and social standing and be eligible to participate in the sport.  Selected by the ESU men's basketball head coach.

Dr. Frank Michael Pullo and Mrs. Nancy Auker Pullo Sport Management Annual Scholarship 
2 awards available for Summer 2019 in the amount of $1,000 each
Established by Dr. Frank Michael Pullo and Mrs. Nancy Auker Pullo, recipients must be majoring in Sport Management. Candidates must be enrolled in SMGT 486 Internship for the semester in which the scholarship is awarded. Recipients will be the male and female students with the highest combined GPA (major and overall) who have completed a minimum of 90 percent of their credits at ESU. Selected by the ESU Sport Management Scholarship Committee.

Ryan J. Yanoshak M'05 Annual ScholarshipEstablished in memory of Ryan J. Yanoshak M'05, recipients must be graduate students majoring in Sport Management.  Preference will be given to graduate students interning in the ESU Sports Information Department.  If there is no intern for Sports Information the award will be made to a worthy graduate student majoring in Sport Management who has demonstrated an interest in sports, media or sports management.  The scholarship is renewable as long as funding is available and the recipient continues to meet the criteria.  Selected by the ESU Sport Management Department Scholarship Committee.