Graduate and Extended Studies Scholarships 

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.

Graduate and Extended Studies Scholarships

Dr. John C. Appel Endowed Scholarship
Available for Summer 2019 or Fall 2019 in the amount of $1,630
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Established by members of the ESU History Department in memory of the late Professor John C. Appel, this scholarship is for entering graduate students and History or Social Studies majors at the undergraduate level.  The intent of the founders is that the scholarships be used to encourage majors and minors to broaden their horizons and enhance their credentials.  Recipients must have completed 30 credits by the end of the spring semester; six of those credits must have been completed in History.  Graduate applicants must be enrolled in History 570:  Introduction of Research or have completed nine credit hours in graduate level history (including History 570) with a GPA of 3.2 or better.  The minimum GPA of 2.5 for undergraduates and 3.2 for graduates is required.  Selected by the ESU History Department Scholarship Committee.

APSCURF Endowed Scholarship
Established by members of the East Stroudsburg University Chapter of APSCURF (Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Retired Faculties), recipients may be enrolled in any graduate major.  Recipients must be in good academic and social standing.  Selected by the APSCURF Scholarship Committee.

Athletic Training Annual Scholarship
2 awards available for 2019/2020 in the amount of $500 each
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Established by Dr. Gerard Rozea, Chairman of the ESU Athletic Training Department, recipients must be majoring in Athletic Training.  Recipients may be full-time or part-time students and may be undergraduate or graduate students.  Incoming students to the program are also eligible.  Selected by the ESU Athletic Training Department Scholarship Committee.

Mary Sue '60 M'69 and Louis Balducci Annual Scholarship
Available for Summer 2019 or Fall 2019 in the amount of $2,000
See the Sport Management Department for application information
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. Eli Berman Endowed Scholarship
Available for 2019/2020 in the amount of $420
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Established by Dr. Eli Berman, recipients must be majoring in Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Science.  Students must be graduate students.  Selected by the ESU Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Science Scholarship Committee.

Dr. Eli Berman Endowed Scholarship II
Available for 2019/2020 in the amount of $390
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Established by Dr. Eli Berman, recipients must be majoring in Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Science.  Students must be graduate students.  Selected by the ESU Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Science Scholarship Committee.

Evelyn Boquist Kemp and Esther Boquist Strauch Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Available for 2019/2020 in the amount of $380
See the Early Childhood/Elementary Education Department for application information
Established in memory of Evelyn Boquist Kemp and Esther Boquist Strauch, recipients must be majors in Elementary or Early Childhood Education. Students may be enrolled full-time or part-time and have completed at least 62 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.75. Recipients may be undergraduate or graduate students. Financial need as determined by FAFSA is required. Selected by the ESU Elementary and Early Childhood Education Scholarship Committee.

Dr. Thomas and Mrs. Anita VanVliet Breitwieser Endowed Scholarship
Established in memory of Dr. Thomas and Mrs. Anita Van Vliet Breitwieser, recipients must be full-time ESU students of any undergraduate or graduate major that have completed at least 30 credits with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Preference will be given to students from Monroe County, Pa.  Financial need as determined by FAFSA is required and is the primary factor.  Selected by the ESU Scholarship Committee.

Joan Brimer Cramer ’41 Endowed Scholarship
Established in honor of Joan Brimer Cramer ’41, recipients may be undergraduate or graduate students majoring in English that have achieved at least sophomore status.  Recipients may be either full-time or part-time with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0.  This scholarship is renewable provided the recipient continues to meet all criteria.  Financial need as determined by FAFSA is required.  Selected by the ESU English Department Scholarship Committee.

C. Y. Cheng Endowed Scholarship for International Understanding
Available for 2019/2020 in the amount of $550
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Established by Dr. C. Y. Cheng, professor of Chemistry and his wife, Mrs. Cheng, to promote international understanding among students at ESU.  Recipients may be enrolled in any undergraduate or graduate major and be in good academic standing.  Recipients must have made noticeable contributions to international understanding at ESU.  Selected by the ESU Scholarship Committee.

Roger A. and Gilbert E. Dunning ’38 Endowed Scholarship
2 awards available for 2019/2020 in the amount of $2,180 each
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Established in honor of brothers, Roger A. Dunning ’38 and Gilbert E. Dunning ’43, recipients may be undergraduate or graduate students who demonstrated academic potential.  Preference will be given to students preparing for a career in teaching.  Additional preference will be given to students from Monroe County. Pa..  Recipients may be full-time or part-time students.  Financial need as determined by FAFSA is required and is a primary factor in the selection process.  Selected by the ESU Scholarship Committee.

Dr. Anthony Gaglione Endowed Scholarship
Available for 2019/2020 in the amount of $2,630
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Established in memory of Dr. Anthony Gaglione, ESU Professor of Political Science, recipients must be majoring in Political Science.  Available to undergraduate and graduate students, recipients must have completed at least 90 credits, nine of which must have been taken at the 300 or 400 level in Political Science.  Applicants will be judged on academic excellence, clarity of career goals, and seriousness of intent.  Selected by the ESU Political Science Department Scholarship Committee.

Geography Graduate Annual Scholarship
Available for 2019/2020 in the amount of $500
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Established to provide support to first year Master’s degree students enrolled in the Professional Science master’s Degree Program, recipients must be enrolled in the Professional Science master’s Degree Program with a concentration in Geographic Information Systems. Preference will be given to students who hold an undergraduate degree from ESU. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Selected by the ESU Geography Department Scholarship Committee.

George D. ’58 and Harriet D. ’56 Hall Graduate Annual Scholarship
Established by George D. ’58 and Harriet D. ’56 Hall, recipients must have an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and be pursuing a master’s degree in Elementary Education.  Recipients must be enrolled in at least six hours of graduate work during the academic year.  The scholarship is not automatically renewable, but nothing shall prevent the same students from receiving the award two or more years, but not to exceed five years, as long as all criteria continue to be satisfactorily met.  Selected by the Dean of Graduate Studies & Research.  

George D. ’58 and Harriet D. ’56 Hall Graduate Endowed Scholarship
Established by George D. ’58 and Harriet D. ’56 Hall, recipients must have an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and be pursuing a master’s degree in Elementary Education.  Recipients must be enrolled in at least six hours of graduate work during the academic year.  The scholarship is not automatically renewable, but nothing shall prevent the same students from receiving the award two or more years, but not to exceed five years, as long as all criteria continue to be satisfactorily met.  Selected by the ESU Graduate Scholarship Committee. Please submit applications to Dr. Paula Kelberman.

Dr. Leroy J. Koehler Graduate Student Endowed Scholarship
Available for 2019/2020 in the amount of $700
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Established in memory of Dr. Leroy J. Koehler, recipients must be enrolled as a graduate student at ESU.  Recipients must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in their major.  Nothing shall prevent the same student from receiving the award two or more years, but not to exceed five years, as long as all criteria continue to be met.  Selected by the ESU Scholarship Committee.

Dr. Rose Mattioli Annual Scholarship
Established in honor of Dr. Rose Mattioli by the Mattioli Foundation, recipients must be enrolled in the Master of Science degree in Management and Leadership with a preference for the concentration in Organizational Behavior.  Recipients must be female students in good academic and social standing.  Selected by the Dean of the College of Business and Management.

Joseph J. McGee Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Available for Fall 2019 in the amount of $1,460
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Established in memory of Joseph J. McGee, recipients may be full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate students majoring in Political Science.  The award is based on academic potential.  Selected by the ESU Political Science Department Scholarship Committee.

Political Science/Public Administration Graduate Annual Scholarship
Available for Fall 2019 in the amount of $2,600
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Established by Dr. Jeffrey and Audrey Weber, recipients must be enrolled in the Masters programs for Political Science or Management and Leadership Public Administration. Recipients may be either full-time or part-time students. Selected by the ESU Political Science Scholarship Committee.

Balakrishna Rao Entomology Annual Scholarship
Established by Dr. Balakrishna Rao, recipients must be majoring in Biological Sciences with an interest in Entomology as demonstrated by completing a minimum of two classes on the subject. Recipients may be full-time or part-time students. Undergraduate students must have completed at least 90 credits but there is no credit restriction on graduate students. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Selected by the ESU Biological Sciences Department Scholarship Committee.

Margaret A. Rosso Annual Scholarship
Available for 2019/2020 in the amount of $1,000
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Established in memory of Margaret A. Rosso, recipients may be in any undergraduate or graduate major at ESU.  Recipients must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.75 with preference given to students that demonstrate service to their school or community.  Selected by the ESU Scholarship Committee.

James C. Rutherford, Jr. ’09 Biology Graduate Endowed Scholarship
Available for 2019/2020 in the amount of $2,380
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Established in memory of James C. Rutherford, Jr. ’09, recipients must be ESU graduate students majoring in Biology with preference given to students with an emphasis on conservation/field work who are working on their thesis or one credit research project.  Recipients are highly encouraged to present their research and its findings at a biological conference or have their research available for presentation if they are unable to present.  Selected by the ESU Biology Department Scholarship Committee.

University Ridge Annual Scholarship 
Available for 2019/2020 in the amount of $500
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Established in the name of University Ridge, recipients may be enrolled in any undergraduate or graduate major at ESU. Recipients must live or will live at University Ridge with contract as proof. Undergraduate students must have completed at least 30 credits. GPA of at least 3.0 is required. Additionally, financial need as determined by FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid is required). Selected by the ESU Scholarship Committee.

Dr. Ralph Vitello Annual Scholarship
Available for 2019/2020
See the International Programs Office for application information
Established in memory of ESU professor Dr. Ralph Vitello, recipients may be enrolled in any undergraduate or graduate major at ESU.  Recipients must be registered in a study abroad program in which the student billing is conducted through ESU.  Selected by the ESU Dr. Ralph Vitello Scholarship Committee which is established and maintained through the APSCUF Office.

Dr. Ralph Vitello Endowed Scholarship 
Available for 2019/2020
See the International Programs Office for application information
Established in memory of ESU professor Dr. Ralph Vitello, recipients may be enrolled in any undergraduate or graduate major at ESU.  Recipients must be registered in a study abroad program in which the student billing is conducted through ESU.  Selected by the ESU Dr. Ralph Vitello Scholarship Committee which is established and maintained through the APSCUF Office.

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