Returning graduate student scholarships

School of Education scholarships are awarded twice each year for the following semester and/or academic year. Watch this space for information about our 2018-19 scholarship opportunities, including how to apply!

Previously awarded scholarships

Fall 2017 awarded returning student scholarships 

Excellence as a Master’s Student Scholarship – up to 4 awards at $1000 each

Excellence as a Doctoral Student Scholarship (pre-prelim) – up to 2 awards at $1000 each

Excellence as a Doctoral Candidate Scholarship (post-prelim) – up to 2 awards at $1000 each

SoE Research Scholarships – amount and number of awards may vary

Spring 2018 awarded returning student scholarships

SoE Master’s Student Merit Scholarship – up to 2 awards at $1000 each

SoE Doctoral Student Merit Scholarship (pre-prelim) – up to 2 awards at $1000 each

SoE International Student Merit Scholarship – up to 2 awards at $1000 each

SoE Research Scholarships – amount and number of awards may vary


Margaret and Barton Morgan Scholarship – $1000
Full-time* SoE graduate student preparing to become a teacher or school administrator in a PreK-12 School system and has a 3.0 GPA or higher. Selection based on scholastic achievement and financial need. Previous winners are eligible to apply. *A student is considered full time if they are taking 9 or more credits in a semester OR if they are on an assistantship and registered for 1 or more credits.

Beatty Scholarship – $1000
Graduate student in good standing in Educational Administration (ELOP).  Previous winners are eligible to apply.

Edgar A. and Evelyn Benzler Tanruther Scholarship – $1000
Graduate student in good standing with a professional interest in elementary education. Previous winners are eligible to apply.

Ray Bryan Scholarship – $1000
International Higher Education or Educational Administration (ELOP) graduate student who demonstrates financial need. Previous winners are eligible to apply.

Larry and Barbara Ebbers Graduate Student Fund – multiple awards up to $750 each
Travel spport for students presenting at NASPA or CSCC. Previous award winners are not eligible to apply.

Jordan L. Larson Award in Educational Leadership – $1000 or more
An outstanding student receiving a graduate degree in Educational Administration (ELOP) in Spring or Summer 2017.  Previous award winners are not eligible to apply.

Richard P. Manatt Fellowship – $1000
Admissions to a Ph.D. program in Educational Leadership, Organizations, and Policies (ELOP). Must posses an M.S. from an accredited institution.  Demonstrates outstanding scholarship and graduate work.  Previous winners are eligible to apply.

Dr. Judy K. Nissen Endowed Scholarship – $1000
M.S. or Ph.D. student in Higher Education, enrolled for a minimum of 6 credits per semester, with demonstrated financial need.  Previous winners are eligible to apply.

John H. Schuh Scholarship – $500
Doctoral candidate in Higher Education in dissertation phase of program; funds intended to assiast with costs of completing dissertation.  Preference to students who have significantly reduced income due to leaving the workforce for doctoral study. Previous winners are not eligible to apply.

Carolyn S. and Charles B. Sidebottom Scholarship
Graduate student in STEM (or studying STEM) who wants to teach, train or somehow educate students, including adult students and demonstrates financial need. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Previous winners are eligible to apply.

Dr. Carlie C. Tartakov Promoting Equity Scholarship – $1000
Preference given to students who demonstrate an interest in multicultural and diversity education exemplified through (a) efforts to promote issues of justice and equity in research and teaching and/or (b) development of multicultural/social justice curricula.  Previous winners are not eligible to apply.