Donor-Funded Student Support

Generous members of the school community have established funds to help School of Education students pay for their education. This alphabetical list includes information about the founders of the funds and the types of students or academic activities supported.

Students need not apply for these funds' our Office of Student Affairs tries to match all students with appropriate scholarships.

Ada Cogswell and Ira L. Schluter Scholarship Fund

Ada Cogswell Schluter received her bachelor of arts and teacher certification from the University of Michigan in 1923 and her master of arts in political science in 1926. Mrs. Schluter died in 1985 and her husband, Ira L. Schluter, died in 1989. Upon Mr. Schluter’s death, the proceeds from his life insurance policy were used at his direction to establish the Ada Cogswell & Ira L. Schluter Scholarship Fund. This scholarship supports students who are in the third or fourth year of undergraduate work at the School of Education.

This is a scholarship for which all incoming students in the relevant program(s) are routinely considered. Students need take no action in order to apply for this scholarship.

Allen S. Whitney Memorial Fund

In 1964, Elizabeth Whitney Telfer and her late husband, Bruce Telfer, established the Allen S. Whitney Memorial Fund to honor Mrs. Telfer’s father, Dr. Allen S. Whitney. Dr. Whitney was the first dean of the University of Michigan School of Education and served in that role from 1921 to 1929.

Mrs. Telfer received her bachelor of arts in 1938 and her teacher certification in 1939 from the University of Michigan. Mr. Telfer received his bachelor of arts in 1938 and his law degree in 1941, also from U-M.

This is a scholarship for which all incoming students in the relevant program(s) are routinely considered. Students need take no action in order to apply for this scholarship.

Anna Lou Johnston Roth Scholarship Fund

In 1999, proceeds from the estate of Anna Lou Johnston Roth established a scholarship fund at the University of Michigan School of Education. Because of Mrs. Roth’s commitment to her home community in Christian County, Illinois, the Anna Lou Johnston Roth Scholarship Fund gives priority, first, to residents of Christian County, second, to residents of Illinois, and thereafter to other applicants. A native of Taylorville, Illinois, Mrs. Roth made these funds available in her estate because of the interest she and her husband had for the people of Christian County.

This is a scholarship for which all incoming students in the relevant program(s) are routinely considered. Students need take no action in order to apply for this scholarship.

Barbara Ann Bissot Fellowship Fund

Barbara Ann Bissot received her master of arts in 1953 and her PhD in 1969 from the School of Education. Over the course of her career, she taught in the Grand Rapids Public Schools, a Department of Defense school in Germany, and at Central Michigan University. Upon her death in 2007, the proceeds from a portion of her estate were used to establish the Barbara Ann Bissot Fellowship Fund. This fund supports graduate students who are studying curriculum and instruction.

This is a scholarship for which all incoming students in the relevant program(s) are routinely considered. Students need take no action in order to apply for this scholarship.

Brownlee Supplementary Awards

Floydene B. and Donald S. Brownlee were proud alumni of the University of Michigan School of Education. Both received their bachelor of science and teaching certification in 1936. Mrs. Brownlee taught briefly for Detroit Public Schools and Mr. Brownlee enjoyed a 25-year career teaching and coaching basketball and tennis at Cooley High School in Detroit. Mr. Brownlee died in 1989 and Mrs. Brownlee in 1995. Upon her death, her estate made a gift to the School of Education establishing the Brownlee Supplementary Awards.

This is a scholarship for which all incoming students in the relevant program(s) are routinely considered. Students need take no action in order to apply for this scholarship.

C.S. Harding Mott Award

The C.S. Harding Mott Award was established in 1978 to honor C.S. Harding Mott, son of Charles Stewart Mott and a noted philanthropist. Together with his father, Harding Mott developed and sustained the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation into one of the largest charitable foundations in the country. He served as the Mott Foundation vice president from 1944 to 1965, when he was named president. He became chairman in 1976 and served in that role until his retirement in 1988. He died in 1989.

The C.S. Harding Mott Award honors Mr. Mott’s commitment to education and community. It supports students and faculty who are interested in community education or community leadership.

This is a scholarship for which all incoming students in the relevant program(s) are routinely considered. Students need take no action in order to apply for this scholarship.

A Candidacy Tuition Fellowship

If you started your doctoral program prior to fall 2010 and you are no longer funded by a research or teaching assistantship you may qualify for a Candidacy Tuition Fellowship.

The School of Education, partnering with the Rackham Graduate School, is committed to providing tuition support and health care for students who are doctoral candidates, who are making satisfactory progress in their program, and who are no longer funded by a research or teaching assistantship until the semester that they defend their dissertation. This support is referred to as a Candidacy Tuition Fellowship (CTF). Students who are scheduled to defend their dissertations should not apply for a CTF, but for a Dissertation Finishing Grant, which provides tuition for the semester of the defense.

For Fall 2014, applications may be submitted from July 18, 2014 through August 8, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.  The award will cover tuition, fees and health insurance for the term that you receive the support.

For Winter 2015, applications may be submitted from October 13, 2014 through November 7, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.  Ann announcement will be sent to all doctoral students in October 2014.  The award will cover tuition, fees, and health insurance for the term that you receive the support.

This program is also known as Rackham Graduate School Continuous Enrollment Support.

Clare Sliney Memorial Fund

Clare Sliney received her bachelor of arts from the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and her teacher certification from the School of Education in 1933. She went on to receive her master of arts in 1940. Upon her death in 1994, she made a gift by bequest to the School of Education. A long-time friend of Ms. Sliney's contributed additional resources anonymously, both through outright gifts and through his estate upon his death in 1998, to endow the Clare Sliney Memorial Fund. This fund provides tuition support to School of Education students.

This is a scholarship for which all incoming students in the relevant program(s) are routinely considered. Students need take no action in order to apply for this scholarship.

Cynthia Schember Memorial Scholarship Fund

Mr. Steven G. Schember is a 1970 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School. When his wife, Cynthia Schember, died in 2006, Mr. Schember decided to honor her memory by establishing the Cynthia Schember Memorial Scholarship Fund. Mrs. Schember taught history and English for more than fifteen years at St. John Greek Orthodox Middle School in Tampa, Florida.

This is a scholarship for which all incoming students in the relevant program(s) are routinely considered. Students need take no action in order to apply for this scholarship.

Dr. Kenneth Burnley Legacy Scholarship Fund

The late Dr. Kenneth Burnley was a senior resident fellow and director of the Educational Leadership Center at the University of Michigan. He also served as the practitioner on a scholarly research team studying the impact of poverty on student achievement from the school and societal viewpoint.

Dr. Burnley had a distinguished career in public education and was recognized as the 1993 National Superintendent of the Year, a joint public/private sector award given by the American Association of School Administrators and the Service Master Corporation (Aramark). He has served as superintendent of schools in Fairbanks, Alaska, and Colorado Springs, Colorado, as well as CEO of the Detroit Public Schools. In 2005, the DaimlerChrysler Corporation Fund established the Dr. Kenneth Burnley Legacy Scholarship Fund in Dr. Burnley’s honor.

This is a scholarship for which all incoming students in the relevant program(s) are routinely considered. Students need take no action in order to apply for this scholarship.
 

Duane London Endowed Scholarship

Duane London was a proud alumnus of the School of Education. He received his bachelor of arts in education and his teacher certification in 1952, his master of arts in education in 1960, and his educational specialist degree in 1981.

In 1998, to honor his memory, his children and their spouses established the Duane London Endowed Scholarship to assist students, with a preference given to those students from Iosco County, Michigan. For any given year, if students from Iosco county are not enrolled in the School of Education, then students from surrounding counties will be considered.

This is a scholarship for which all incoming students in the relevant program(s) are routinely considered. Students need take no action in order to apply for this scholarship.

Evy Eugene Mavrellis Service in Education Award

Evy Eugene Mavrellis was a proud alumna of the University of Michigan. She received her bachelor of arts and teacher certification in 1967, her master of public administration in 1968, and her educational specialist degree in 1980. Upon her death in 2001, a gift from her estate established the Evy Eugene Mavrellis Service in Education Award to support students who are preparing to become teachers or administrators in secondary schools.

This is a scholarship for which all incoming students in the relevant program(s) are routinely considered. Students need take no action in order to apply for this scholarship.

Georgeanne Zimmer Barton Scholarship

Georgeanne Zimmer Barton received her bachelor of arts and teacher certification from the School of Education in 1945. Upon her death in 2007, her trust established the Georgeanne Zimmer Barton Scholarship to support graduate students at the School of Education.

This is a scholarship for which all incoming students in the relevant program(s) are routinely considered. Students need take no action in order to apply for this scholarship.

Grace Larsen Sagendorf Scholarship Fund

Grace Larsen Sagendorf received her master of arts in 1945 from the School of Education. She was a teacher at Greenville Public Schools for most of her career. Upon her death in 1998, the Grace Sagendorf Trust established the Grace Larsen Sagendorf Scholarship Fund in her memory. This fund is intended to encourage students from the Greenville School System in Montcalm County, Michigan, to attend the School of Education.

This is a scholarship for which all incoming students in the relevant program(s) are routinely considered. Students need take no action in order to apply for this scholarship.

Howard H. Gerrish Scholarship Fund

Howard H. Gerrish received his bachelor of science in education and his teacher certification from the School of Education in 1947. Mr. Gerrish died in 1988. Upon the death of his wife, Virtue B. Gerrish, in 2006, the Howard H. and Virtue B. Gerrish Trust established the Howard H. Gerrish Scholarship Fund to support graduate students in the School of Education.

This is a scholarship for which all incoming students in the relevant program(s) are routinely considered. Students need take no action in order to apply for this scholarship.

Jacob B. Janz Award in Literacy

The Jacob B. Janz Award in Literacy was established anonymously in 1996 to support master's-level students in the area of literacy. Preference is given to students who evidence their intention to return to teaching.

This is a scholarship for which all incoming students in the relevant program(s) are routinely considered. Students need take no action in order to apply for this scholarship.

Jean and Charles R. Walgreen Jr. Scholarships

In 2000, Charles R. Walgreen Jr. and Jean Walgreen established the Jean & Charles R. Walgreen Jr. Scholarships to support teacher certification students at the School of Education. Son of the founder of the Walgreen Co., Mr. Walgreen served as its president from 1939 to 1963, and as chairman of the board of directors from 1963 to 1976. He died in 2007 at the age of 100. Jean Walgreen died in 2009 at the age of 102.

Mr. Walgreen was a distinguished alumnus of the University of Michigan, receiving his degree in pharmaceutical chemistry in 1928. He was awarded an honorary doctorate of humane letters from the University of Michigan in 1992.

This is a scholarship for which all incoming students in the relevant program(s) are routinely considered. Students need take no action in order to apply for this scholarship.
 

Jim and Judy Kamman Endowed Scholarship Fund

Jim Kamman received his bachelor of arts in education and his teacher certification from the University of Michigan School of Education in 1967. While Mr. Kamman was at the University of Michigan, he was a member of the wrestling team and thought his future would include teaching and coaching at the high school level. After finishing his degree, Mr. Kamman enlisted in the Marine Corps and served as a member of his unit’s legal team. When he returned to California, he chose to pursue a career in law and graduated from Pepperdine University Law School. He found his niche in tax law and formed his own firm. Mr. Kamman went on to get a master’s degree in taxation at Golden Gate University and taught in the Graduate School of Management at the University of California Irvine for 14 years as an adjunct faculty member in their graduate tax program, thus fulfilling his earlier desire to become a teacher.

Jim and Judy Kamman have supported the University of Michigan for many years, giving to several different areas within the university. Both Mr. and Mrs. Kamman believe that education is the key to success for all. They believe that anyone who wants to attend the University of Michigan should be able to and that a lack of money should not restrict someone from pursuing an education. In 2005, they established the Jim and Judy Kamman Endowed Scholarship Fund to support undergraduate students in the School of Education. The scholarship is intended to assist students with strong academic credentials who, but for financial assistance, would be unable to attend the University of Michigan.

This is a scholarship for which all incoming students in the relevant program(s) are routinely considered. Students need take no action in order to apply for this scholarship.

Joan Nelson and Herbert E. Neil Jr. Scholarship Fund

In 1997, Joan Nelson Neil and her late husband, Herbert E. Neil Jr. established the Joan Nelson and Herbert E. Neil Jr. Scholarship Fund to provide tuition support for teacher certification students at the School of Education. Mrs. Neil received her bachelor of arts from the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and her teacher certification from the School of Education in 1952. Dr. Neil received his bachelor of arts from the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts in 1952, his master of business administration from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business in 1953, and his PhD in economics from the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts in 1961. Dr. Neil died in 2005.

This is a scholarship for which all incoming students in the relevant program(s) are routinely considered. Students need take no action in order to apply for this scholarship.

John E. Warriner Scholarship Fund

John E. Warriner was a proud alumnus of the School of Education. He received his bachelor of arts in education and his teacher certification in 1930. He went on to author numerous popular English grammar and composition books that were published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. The John E. Warriner Scholarship Fund was established through the donation of a portion of his royalties from these books.

This is a scholarship for which all incoming students in the relevant program(s) are routinely considered. Students need take no action in order to apply for this scholarship.

Jones-Payne-Coxford Award in Mathematics Education

The Jones-Payne-Coxford Award in Mathematics Education is named in honor of Philip S. Jones, Joseph N. Payne, and Arthur F. Coxford, three outstanding professors in mathematics education at the University of Michigan School of Education.

Professor Philip S. Jones received his bachelor of arts and his teacher certification in 1933, his master of arts in 1935, and his PhD in 1948, all from the University of Michigan. He was appointed as an instructor to the University of Michigan Department of Mathematics in 1947 and promoted subsequently to assistant professor in 1948, to associate professor in 1953, and to professor in 1958. Professor Jones was known nationally and internationally as an authority on the history of mathematics and mathematics education and made major contributions to both fields. He retired from the University of Michigan in 1982 after 35 years of service. Professor Jones died in 2002.

Professor Joseph N. Payne came to the University of Michigan in 1957 as assistant professor in the School of Education and teacher of mathematics at the University School. He was promoted to associate professor in 1961 and professor in 1964. Professor Payne taught courses in elementary and middle school mathematics education and conducted research in mathematics instruction. He worked extensively with undergraduates and graduate students, and received consistently excellent student evaluations. Professor Payne retired from the University of Michigan in 1994 after 37 years of service.

Professor Arthur F. Coxford Jr. received his master of arts in 1960 and his PhD in 1965 from the University of Michigan. He taught mathematics at University High School from 1962 until it closed in 1969. Professor Coxford joined the faculty of the School of Education in 1965 and was promoted to professor of mathematics education in 1973. He was a devoted and much-beloved teacher and mentor and was very active in preparing teachers of mathematics. He was a strong supporter of undergraduate teacher education and served as director of the teacher education program at the School of Education. Professor Coxford died in 2000.

This is a scholarship for which all incoming students in the relevant program(s) are routinely considered. Students need take no action in order to apply for this scholarship.
 

Judith C. Frey Fund

Judith C. Frey received her bachelor of arts and teacher certification from the School of Education in 1959. She is the retired mayor of East Grand Rapids, Michigan, past school board president, retired small business owner consulting on corporate philanthropy, author of Effective Corporate Philanthropy, consultant, community volunteer and activist, and mother of six children. She currently works part time as an associate of Pondera Advisors, a team of leadership coaches who serve as guides for organizational and individual development and change.

Mrs. Frey’s range of participation on non-profit boards—both elected and appointed—is extensive. She has served on the boards of a school, a hospital, a college, the Michigan Women’s Foundation, the YMCA, the Mental Health Foundation, the Board of Health, and a public museum, among others.

In 2006, Mrs. Frey and her husband, David G. Frey, established the Judith C. Frey Fund to provide scholarship assistance to graduate students who are pursuing a master's degree and a teaching certificate with the intention of teaching K–12 students.

This is a scholarship for which all incoming students in the relevant program(s) are routinely considered. Students need take no action in order to apply for this scholarship.
 

Kaegi Family Scholarship Fund

Nancy L. Kaegi and Don L. Kaegi are both proud alumni of the University of Michigan. Mrs. Kaegi received her bachelor of arts and teacher certification from the School of Education in 1972 and Mr. Kaegi received his bachelor of arts from the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts in 1972. Mrs. Kaegi has taught preschool and prekindergarten at Somerset Academy in Troy, Michigan, for eighteen years. In 2007, Mr. and Mrs. Kaegi established the Kaegi Family Scholarship Fund to support undergraduate students at the School of Education.

This is a scholarship for which all incoming students in the relevant program(s) are routinely considered. Students need take no action in order to apply for this scholarship.

Laris Stalker Gross Endowed Scholarship

Laris Stalker Gross received her bachelor of arts in education and her teacher certification from the University of Michigan School of Education in 1956 and her master of arts in education in 1961. Mrs. Gross’s family had a strong connection to the University of Michigan. Her mother, Margaret Elizabeth Hostrup, and father, Edward Archibald Stalker, were both graduates of the university. Dr. Stalker went on to be a professor and the first department chair of the Aeronautical Engineering Department.

Mrs. Gross had a twelve-year teaching career that included second grade in the Detroit area and supervising teacher at the Lab School of Eastern Illinois University. She retired from teaching to raise her three children. She was an active community volunteer (Parent Teacher Organization, YMCA, Episcopal Church Women, Boy Scouts of America, Kappa Delta) whose focus was always on the educational development of children. She was an active alumna of the university and funded a wind tunnel in the François-Xavier Bagnoud Building and a scholarship, both in honor of her father.

Upon Mrs. Gross's death, her daughter, Trudy, posed the idea to her father, Dennis, of honoring their beloved family member by endowing a scholarship with the university. Trudy and Dennis, with the support of the North Shore Alumni Club in Chicago, Illinois, (where Mrs. Gross was the club treasurer at the time of her death) and of family members and friends, established the Laris Stalker Gross Endowed Scholarship fund to support undergraduate students pursuing elementary education at the University of Michigan School of Education.

This is a scholarship for which all incoming students in the relevant program(s) are routinely considered. Students need take no action in order to apply for this scholarship.
 

Lawrence Conrey Memorial Endowment

Professor Lawrence A. Conrey was a highly respected and much beloved professor of science education at the School of Education and teacher of chemistry to the students of University High School. Upon his retirement in 1972, his former students and fellow faculty members established the Lawrence A. Conrey Award in Science Education in his honor. With additional gifts made at the time of his death in 1980 and by the University High School Class of 1959, the award was endowed in 2000 and provides support to students in the area of science education.

This is a scholarship for which all incoming students in the relevant program(s) are routinely considered. Students need take no action in order to apply for this scholarship.

Lois Hansen Scholarship for Urban Education Fund

Karen Hansen Shook received her bachelor of arts from the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and her teacher certification from the School of Education in 1969. She is the retired president of the District of Columbia Board of Education.

In 2004, Ms. Shook and her husband, Langley R. Shook, established the Lois Hansen Scholarship for Urban Education Fund in honor of Ms. Shook's mother, Lois Hansen. This scholarship supports teacher certification students with a preference for students who want to teach in urban school systems or who are from urban areas.

This is a scholarship for which all incoming students in the relevant program(s) are routinely considered. Students need take no action in order to apply for this scholarship.
 

Lois Hansen Scholarship for Urban Education Fund

Karen Hansen Shook received her bachelor of arts from the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and her teacher certification from the School of Education in 1969. She is the retired president of the District of Columbia Board of Education.

In 2004, Ms. Shook and her husband, Langley R. Shook, established the Lois Hansen Scholarship for Urban Education Fund in honor or Ms. Shook's mother, Lois Hansen. This scholarship supports teacher certification students, with a preference for students who want to teach in urban school systems or who are from urban areas.

This is a scholarship for which all incoming students in the relevant program(s) are routinely considered. Students need take no action in order to apply for this scholarship.
 

Louise R. Newman Endowed Scholarship

Louise R. Newman took an active role in the Detroit-area community doing volunteer work. Among the many organizations and causes for which she worked were Hadassah, the American Jewish Committee, the Allied Jewish Campaign, the United Way, and the USO during World War II. She also was on the advisory committee for the Center of New Thinking. Especially interested in helping children, she was on the Council of Jewish Women and set-up two funds for children, one at the Jewish Federation and the other a camp scholarship fund at the Fresh Air Camp to which her father had given the land. When she became unable to take an active part, she devoted herself to generously contributing to a wide range of philanthropic organizations and causes, always with an eye toward helping children.

In 2005, Mrs. Newman established the Louise R. Newman Endowed Scholarship to support School of Education students from the state of Michigan who are pursing certification in secondary education. Mrs. Newman died in 2006.

This is a scholarship for which all incoming students in the relevant program(s) are routinely considered. Students need take no action in order to apply for this scholarship.
 

Secondary Master of Arts with Certification Program Endowment

In 1994, Mary Upjohn Meader and Edwin Meader established an endowment to support the Secondary Master of Arts with Certification (MAC) program at the School of Education. Born Rachel Mary Upjohn, Mrs. Meader was one of 11 grandchildren of W.E. Upjohn, founder with his brothers of the Upjohn pharmaceutical company. With her first husband, neurosurgeon and military pilot Richard Light, Meader pioneered aerial photography in the 1930s over parts of Africa and South America which had not yet been photographed from above, including Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya, and the Pyramids of Egypt. With her second husband, Edwin Meader, she became a major philanthropist, supporting education and community charities. The Meaders’ generosity benefited the Kellogg Eye Center; the Depression Center; Kelsey Archeological Museum; the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; and the School of Education; among other areas at the University of Michigan. Edwin Meader died in 2007 and Mary Upjohn Meader died in 2008.

This is a scholarship for which all incoming students in the relevant program(s) are routinely considered. Students need take no action in order to apply for this scholarship.

Marguerite Wilker Johnson Fellowship

The Marguerite Wilker Johnson Fellowship was established in 1965 by Marguerite Wilker Johnson, a former associate professor of education and director of the Nursery School at the University of Michigan School of Education. The fellowship was fully funded by her estate upon her death in 1979.

This is a scholarship for which all incoming students in the relevant program(s) are routinely considered. Students need take no action in order to apply for this scholarship.

Marvin W. Peterson Endowed Fellowship Fund

Marvin W. Peterson received his PhD in higher education from the University of Michigan in 1968. He joined the faculty of the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education (CSHPE) as an assistant professor in 1969 and was promoted to associate professor in 1972 and professor in 1976. His primary academic and research interests were organizational and administrative behavior; management and leadership; institutional research and planning; managing institutional and system change and transformation; and organizational research methods. During his tenure at U-M, he served as director of CSHPE from 1976 to 1996, and president of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, the Association for Institutional Research, and the Society of College and University Planning. He consulted widely for higher educational agencies and institutions, participated in numerous workshops, and was a regular speaker at national and international conferences. Upon his retirement, a group of alumni joined together to established the Marvin W. Peterson Endowed Fellowship Fund in his honor.

This is a scholarship for which all incoming students in the relevant program(s) are routinely considered. Students need take no action in order to apply for this scholarship.

Mary Florence Cejka Graduate Fund

In 2008, Barbara C. and David B. Littleton directed funding from the Joseph B. and Florence V. Cejka Foundation to establish the Mary Florence Cejka Endowed Graduate Fund in memory of Mrs. Littleton’s sister. Mary Florence Cejka received her bachelor of arts and teacher certification from the University of Michigan in 1965 and her master of arts in English language and literature in 1966. She was a long-time high school English teacher.

Mr. and Mrs. Littleton are also proud alumni of the University of Michigan. Mrs. Littleton received her bachelor of science degree from the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts in 1968 and her master of science from the College of Pharmacy in 1969. Mr. Littleton received his master of business administration from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business in 1966.

This is a scholarship for which all incoming students in the relevant program(s) are routinely considered. Students need take no action in order to apply for this scholarship.

Mary M. H. Douglas Endowed Scholarship

Mrs. Mary M. H. Douglas received her master of arts in education from the University of Michigan School of Education in 1952. In 1953, Mrs. Douglas moved to Los Angeles, California, and taught elementary school there for 37 years. In addition to teaching children, Mrs. Douglas also spent time teaching adults in amnesty programs for immigrants in Los Angeles and in-service teacher training programs.

Because of her strong devotion to the University of Michigan, Mrs. Douglas became affectionately known as “Michigan Mary” while in Los Angeles. Mrs. Douglas retired to Arizona in 1990 but returns to Ann Arbor each fall for at least one football game. In 2005, she established the Mary M. H. Douglas Endowed Scholarship to support students pursing certification in elementary education.

This is a scholarship for which all incoming students in the relevant program(s) are routinely considered. Students need take no action in order to apply for this scholarship.
 

Michigan Schoolmasters' Club Scholarship

In 1969, the members of the Michigan Schoolmasters’ Club established the Michigan Schoolmasters’ Club Scholarship to support graduate students who are committed to teaching as a career. The club had a long history with the University of Michigan, dating back to its founding in 1886 by a group of teachers and scholars who shared a widespread interest in better articulating the relationship between secondary schools and the university. Initiated by a group of university professors, high school leaders, and normal school officials, the Schoolmasters’ Club met annually in Ann Arbor for discussions on curriculum, college admissions, the state of the teaching profession, instructional problems, and developments in various subject area disciplines. John Dewey was a cofounder and early vice president of the Schoolmasters.

This is a scholarship for which all incoming students in the relevant program(s) are routinely considered. Students need take no action in order to apply for this scholarship.

Mildred W. Istock Scholarship Fund

Verne G. and Judith A. Istock are both proud alumni of the University of Michigan. Mr. Istock, the retired chairman and president of Bank One, earned his bachelor of arts and master of business administration degrees from University of Michigan in 1962 and 1963 respectively. Mrs. Istock is a 1962 graduate with degrees in music and education. She is a former junior high school music teacher and has spent much of her life serving the arts community.

Mr. and Mrs. Istock have a strong commitment to redressing educational inequality at all levels, ensuring that all students have access to quality education and the arts. In 1994, they established the Mildred W. Istock Scholarship Fund at the School of Education in honor of Mr. Istock’s mother, who was a teacher. In addition to this scholarship, the Istocks have established scholarships at the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; the Stephen M. Ross School of Business; the School of Music, Theatre, & Dance; and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.

This is a scholarship for which all incoming students in the relevant program(s) are routinely considered. Students need take no action in order to apply for this scholarship.

Nelda Taylor Endowed Scholarship Fund

Nelda Taylor received her bachelor of arts in education and her teacher certification from the University of Michigan School of Education in 1931 and her master of arts in education in 1939. Ms. Taylor taught English at Bay City Central High School in Bay City, Michigan, for 43 years. When she died in October 2006 at the age of 98, Ms. Taylor left $1 million to the School of Education to establish the Nelda Taylor Endowed Scholarship Fund. This fund supports undergraduate students with demonstrated need who are pursuing their teacher certification.

This is a scholarship for which all incoming students in the relevant program(s) are routinely considered. Students need take no action in order to apply for this scholarship.

Patrick A. and Ivy Lai Dixon Endowed Scholarship

Patrick A. Dixon received his bachelor of science in education from the University of Michigan School of Education and his master of science in psychology from the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts in 1970. He went on to complete his PhD in education in 1972.

in 1998, Dr. Dixon and his late wife, Ivy Lai Dixon, established the Patrick A. and Ivy Lai Dixon Endowed Scholarship to support students who enroll in basic teacher preparation curricula, who demonstrate a desire to teach and to work with underprivileged and underserved school students, who wish to enhance the standard of education, who agree to serve in the schools in blighted urban areas for a period of three years, who demonstrate financial need, and who maintain good academic standing.

This is a scholarship for which all incoming students in the relevant program(s) are routinely considered. Students need take no action in order to apply for this scholarship.
 

Peter Aron Tows Award in Literacy

The Peter Aron Töws Award in Literacy was established anonymously in 1996 to support master's-level students in the area of literacy. Preference is given to students who evidence their intention to return to teaching.

This is a scholarship for which all incoming students in the relevant program(s) are routinely considered. Students need take no action in order to apply for this scholarship.

Phyllis Cahen Sokolow Endowment Fund

Phyllis Cahen Sokolow received her bachelor of arts from the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts in 1941. During World War II, she attended Stevens Institute and worked for Bell Laboratories. She subsequently obtained her master of arts in education from New York University. She taught remedial English for several years in New York City schools and community organizations, teaching primarily children from disadvantaged families. Mrs. Sokolow died in 1982. Upon the one-year anniversary of her death, an anonymous donor made a gift establishing the Phyllis Cahen Sokolow Endowment Fund in her memory.

This is a scholarship for which all incoming students in the relevant program(s) are routinely considered. Students need take no action in order to apply for this scholarship.

Prechter Scholarship in Literacy, Reading, and Language

Waltraud (“Wally”) Prechter was born in Alfershausen, Germany, and attended the University of Erlangen. She immigrated to the United States in 1977 and completed her education at the University of Michigan, earning a bachelor of arts in education with honors in 1979. For a quarter century, Mrs. Prechter served as the closest business advisor and confidant to her late husband, entrepreneurial visionary Heinz C. Prechter, quietly helping build the business empire that was Prechter Holdings.

Driven by the spirit of giving back to the community, the Prechter family established the World Heritage Foundation, a philanthropic entity dedicated to helping make a difference, primarily in the areas of health and education. Mrs. Prechter has served as president of the World Heritage Foundation-Prechter Family Fund since its inception in 1985.

In 1989, Mr. and Mrs. Prechter established the Prechter Scholarship in Literacy, Reading, and Language to support outstanding students in the literacy, reading, and language programs at the School of Education.

This is a scholarship for which all incoming students in the relevant program(s) are routinely considered. Students need take no action in order to apply for this scholarship.

Rose Mary Marin Scholarship

Rose Mary Marin received her bachelor of science in mathematics from the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts in 1947 and her teacher certification from the School of Education in 1949. She was a beloved mentor and teacher of math at Slauson Middle School in Ann Arbor for many years.

Upon Ms. Marin's death in 1997, Donald E. Zekany established an endowment in her memory. Mr. Zekany is a teacher of mathematics at Huron High School in Ann Arbor and a former colleague of Ms. Marin at Slauson Middle School. He received his bachelor of arts in education and his teacher certification from the School of Education in 1979.

The Rose Mary Marin Scholarship is awarded to students who are performing supervised teaching in math. Award recipients must show high competence as teachers of math and must evidence an intention of becoming a math teacher. Preference is given to graduates of Ann Arbor Public Schools.

This is a scholarship for which all incoming students in the relevant program(s) are routinely considered. Students need take no action in order to apply for this scholarship.

Ruth Townsend Endowed Graduate Fund

Catherine W. Townsend and Richard Townsend are both proud alumni of the University of Michigan. Mrs. Townsend received her bachelor of science in education and teacher certification from the School of Education in 1973 and Mr. Townsend received his bachelor of science in mechanical engineering in 1972 and his teacher certification in 1973. In 2008, Mr. and Mrs. Townsend established the Ruth L. Townsend Endowed Graduate Fund in honor of Mr. Townsend’s mother. This fund is intended to support master’s students who are pursuing a career in teaching K-12 students.

This is a scholarship for which all incoming students in the relevant program(s) are routinely considered. Students need take no action in order to apply for this scholarship.

School of Education Need-Based Scholarship Fund

This fund was established to pool many small gifts from numerous donors. Students are selected based on financial need.

This is a scholarship for which all incoming students in the relevant program(s) are routinely considered. Students need take no action in order to apply for this scholarship.

Sue Lehmann Tuition Scholarship Fund for Ethnic Diversity

Ms. Sue R. Lehmann received her bachelor of arts in 1963 from the University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. Ms. Lehmann has a strong commitment to education and serves on the National Board of Directors of Teach for America. In 1996, she established the Sue Lehmann Tuition Scholarship Fund for Ethnic Diversity to provide tuition assistance to students whose presence at the School of Education would assist in enhancing the university community's diversity.

This is a scholarship for which all incoming students in the relevant program(s) are routinely considered. Students need take no action in order to apply for this scholarship.

Susan M. Webb Graduate Student Scholarship Fund

Susan Webb received her bachelor of arts in psychology from the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan in 1961. In 1963, she received her master of arts in education. Ms. Webb became a psychologist for seven years and a co-owner-director of a private residential camp for girls for 15 years. From 2003-2008, Susan served as CEO of Jervis Webb, a world leader in the development of innovative material and handling technology and systems. Ms. Webb is the granddaughter of the company founder, Jervis Webb.

In addition to the Susan M. Webb Graduate Student Scholarship Fund, she has created a scholarship fund in the University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts Department of Psychology and she supports the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities.

This is a scholarship for which all incoming students in the relevant program(s) are routinely considered. Students need take no action in order to apply for this scholarship.

Thomas A. and Elizabeth Mann Diamond Scholarship Fund

Thomas Diamond received his bachelor of science in education in 1925 and his master of arts in 1928 from the University of Michigan. He was a nationally known expert in vocational education and chair of the department of vocational education at the School of Education from 1942 to 1950. Dr. Diamond died in 1962. The Thomas A. and Elizabeth Mann Diamond Scholarship Fund was funded through a gift left to the School of Education upon the death of Professor Diamond’s wife, Elizabeth Mann Diamond, in 1982.

This is a scholarship for which all incoming students in the relevant program(s) are routinely considered. Students need take no action in order to apply for this scholarship.

Thomas A. and H. Ellen Mullett Scholarship Fund

In 2007, Mr. and Mrs. Mullett established the Thomas A. and H. Ellen Mullett Scholarship Fund to support undergraduate students at the University of Michigan School of Education. Both of the Mullett's children attended the University of Michigan, creating a strong family connection to the university.

This is a scholarship for which all incoming students in the relevant program(s) are routinely considered. Students need take no action in order to apply for this scholarship.

Wendy Stalo Huntoon Graduate Support Endowed Fund

Wendy Stalo Huntoon received her bachelor of arts from the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts in 1977, her teacher certification from the School of Education in 1983, and her master of science in education in 1985. In 1998, at the age of 42, she died of a brain tumor.

In 2008, to honor her memory, her husband, David L. Huntoon, and his current wife, Mari Arno, established the Wendy Stalo Huntoon Graduate Support Endowed Fund. This fund supports graduate students with a preference for students pursuing a master's degree and teaching certificate with the intention of becoming K-12 teachers.

This is a scholarship for which all incoming students in the relevant program(s) are routinely considered. Students need take no action in order to apply for this scholarship.

Wendy Stalo Huntoon Graduate Support Endowed Fund

Wendy Stalo Huntoon received her bachelor of arts from the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts in 1977, her teacher certification from the School of Education in 1983, and her master of science in education in 1985. In 1998, at the age of 42, she died of a brain tumor.

In 2008, to honor her memory, her husband, David L. Huntoon, and his current wife, Mari Arno, established the Wendy Stalo Huntoon Graduate Support Endowed Fund. This fund supports graduate students with a preference for students pursuing a master's degree and teaching certificate with the intention of becoming K-12 teachers.

This is a scholarship for which all incoming students in the relevant program(s) are routinely considered. Students need take no action in order to apply for this scholarship.

William G. Kring Family Endowed Scholarship Fund

Mr. William G. Kring received his bachelor of arts in 1943 from the University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. In 2002, while his daughter, Dr. Karen K. Wixson, was serving as dean of the School of Education, Mr. Kring and Dr. Wixson established the William G. Kring Family Endowed Scholarship Fund to support students pursuing their teacher certification within the School of Education.

This is a scholarship for which all incoming students in the relevant program(s) are routinely considered. Students need take no action in order to apply for this scholarship.

William H. Ward Memorial

The William H. Ward Memorial was established anonymously in 1985 to honor the memory of William H. Ward (March 13, 1950 - April 16, 1958). The fund supports students who are interested in teaching at the elementary-school level or are enrolled at the School of Education on a part-time basis.

This is a scholarship for which all incoming students in the relevant program(s) are routinely considered. Students need take no action in order to apply for this scholarship.

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