Scholarships in the Department of Human Development, Fashion, and Interior Design

  • 2016-2017 Scholarship Winners

    2016–17 Human Development, Fashion, and Interior Design Scholarship Recipients

    2017–18 Submission Deadlines:

    • All submissions are due May 5, 2017 by 2:30 p.m.
    • Submit all required documents via e-mail to info-hdes@iup.edu.
      1. Subject of e-mail should follow these guidelines: Applicant Last Name_Applicant First
        Name – HDFID Scholarship Application.
      2. E-mail content should list the name of all scholarships you are applying for.
      3. E-mail attachments should include all required information in pdf form.
    • For each scholarship that you wish to be considered for, submit the appropriate cover letter.
    • One essay may be submitted for all scholarships. Caution: Some scholarship applications have
      different requirements. Make sure you address all scholarship requirements if you choose to
      submit one essay.
    • All recommendation letters should be dated and need to have the recommender’s contact
      information and signature (this can be an electronic signature). For professional references,
      business letterhead is preferred.
      1. One recommendation letter may be submitted for all scholarships. Caution: Some
        scholarship applications have different requirements. Make sure the recommender
        addresses all application requirements if you choose to submit one recommendation
        letter.
      2. There is no limit on the number of recommendation letters an applicant can submit.
    • The required credits or year in school (e.g., junior) are based on your standing at the end of
      spring 2017. For example, if you will have 91 credits completed after spring 2017 is complete,
      you are eligible for the Robert and Ruth O’Connor Scholarship. 

      Ella C. Bendix Scholarship (Application)

      This scholarship is designated for students in the Department of Human Development, Fashion, and Interior Design. The scholarship recognizes individuals of good character who demonstrates potential for achieving their professional goals.

      Eligibility:

      Full-time or part-time students in Child Development and Family Relations, Family and Consumer Sciences Education, Interior Design, or Fashion Merchandising

      Family and Consumer Sciences Educational Alumni Scholarship (Application)

      This scholarship was established by alumni from the Family and Consumer Sciences Education major (formerly Home Economics Education) with the Department of Human Development, Fashion, and Interior Design. The alumni wish this scholarship to support students preparing to become teachers and who are committed to the curriculum that teaches young people how to establish productive and happy homes and community lives for children and families.

      Eligibility:

      Full-time Family and Consumer Sciences Education major (given priority); if no qualified candidates, Child Development and Family Relations, Fashion Merchandising, and Interior Design majors are eligible. Students must have a 3.0 GPA and completed 56 credits, demonstrate community and university service, and have a statement of financial need.

      Pittsburgh Home Economics Teachers Scholarship (Application)

      The Pittsburgh Home Economics Club initiated this scholarship in 1980 for deserving students in what was then the Home Economics Education Department, now Human Development, Fashion, and Interior Design Department.

      Eligibility:

      Family and Consumer Sciences Education major (given priority); if no qualified candidates, Child Development and Family Relations, Fashion Merchandising, or Interior Design majors are eligible. Students must be a full or part-time senior (priority) if no qualified candidates, junior or sophomore student, a graduate of Pittsburgh Public Schools, and have a statement of financial need.   

      Susan E. Finley Memorial Scholarship (Application)

      Susan E. Finley graduated from Indiana State Teachers College in 1932 with a degree in Home Economics Education. Upon her death in 1997, she set up an endowed scholarship to help others achieve their educational goals.

      Eligibility:

      Full-time Child Development and Family Relations or Family and Consumer Sciences Education major, completion of 29 credits with four or more semesters remaining at IUP, 3.0 GPA, involved in community and/or university service, and shows financial need.

      Eleanor M. Gallati Scholarship (Application)

      Eleanor M. Gallati, an IUP professor emeritus, along with her colleagues and friends established an educational scholarship upon her retirement in 1989 from the Home Economics Education Department. She joined the IUP faculty in 1957. It is her desire to assist students entering the fields of child development and family relations and family and consumer sciences education.

      Eligibility:

      Full-time or part-time students majoring in Child Development and Family Relations or Family and Consumer Sciences Education.

      M. Jane Segar Longenecker Scholarship (Application)

      M. Jane Segar Longenecker, a member of the class of 1934, received a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics Education. In celebration of her sixtieth reunion from Indiana State Teacher College, Dr. and Mrs. Herbert Longenecker established the scholarship.

      Eligibility:

      Full-time Child Development and Family Relations or Family and Consumer Sciences Education major with at least 56 completed credits and two or more semesters remaining at IUP, a 3.5 GPA, community and/or university service, and shows financial need.

      Helen Merriman Scholarship (Application)

      This scholarship was established in honor of Helen Merriman, former faculty member in the Consumer Services program. The scholarship recognizes individuals of good character who demonstrate a commitment to the enhancement of family life and have shown potential for achieving their professional goals.

      Eligibility:

      Full-time student in Child Development and Family Relations or Family and Consumer Sciences Education, a 3.0 GPA, community and/or university service, and shows financial need. 

      Robert and Ruth O’Connor Scholarship (Application)

      Robert and Ruth O’Connor established this scholarship in celebration of Mrs. O’Connor’s 50th class reunion from IUP. She graduated from the Home Economics Education Department, taught Home Economics for eight years, and served as an extension agent for 14 years.

      Eligibility:

      Full-time student in Child Development and Family Relations or Family and Consumer Sciences Education, a 2.5 GPA, completions of 91 credit hours, community and/or university service, and shows financial need.  

      Opal Rhodes Scholarship (Application)

      This scholarship was established in honor of Opal Rhodes, former faculty member in Home Economics Education program. The scholarship recognizes individuals of good character who demonstrate a commitment to the enhancement of family life and have shown potential for achieving their professional goals.

      Eligibility:

      Full-time student in Child Development and Family Relations or Family and Consumer Sciences Education, a 3.0 GPA, community and/or university service, and shows financial need.

      Joan Schmitt Fashion Scholarship (Application)

      Joan Schmitt, along with colleagues and friends, established this scholarship upon her retirement in 2001 from the Human Development and Environmental Studies Department where she served as a faculty member since 1975. This scholarship provides support to fashion merchandising students who have strong academic achievements, financial need, and who work while attending class full time.

      Eligibility:

      Fashion Merchandising, junior standing (must have earned 9 credits in FSMR from IUP) with one or more semesters remaining at IUP, a 2.8 GPA, full-time student while working 10 hours per week, and demonstration of financial need.

      Susan E. Shubra Scholarship (Application)

      Family, friends, and colleagues established this scholarship to serve as a living legacy to Susan Shubra’s brief yet meaningful life. She was a member of the Consumer Services Department at the time of her death.

      Eligibility:

      Fashion Merchandising and Interior Design, full-time junior or senior with at least one remaining semester at IUP, involved in community and/or university service, and a 3.0 GPA; consideration is given to financial need.

      Dr. Donna L. Streifthau Scholarship for Interior Design (Application)

      Dr. Donna Streifthau, along with colleagues and friends, established this scholarship upon her retirement in 1998 from the Human Development and Environmental Studies Department, where she served as a faculty member in the Interior Design program since 1972. She also served as chairperson of the Consumer Services Department and later the combined departments of Home Economics/Child Development, Family Relations, and Consumer Services, now called Human Development, Fashion, and Interior Design Department. The scholarship provides support to Interior Design students.

      Eligibility:

      Full-time student majoring in Interior Design. Awarded to a sophomore for use in their junior year. The award will be given based on scholarship and service to the community and/or the program beyond any service requirements associated with coursework.

      Betty L. Wood Scholarship (Application)

      Colleagues, friends, and family established the Betty L. Wood Scholarship in honor of her retirement from the Consumer Services Department at IUP in 1992. The scholarship provides support for majors in fashion merchandising and interior design.

      Eligibility:

      Fashion Merchandising and Interior Design, full-time junior or senior with at least one remaining semester at IUP, involved in community and/or university service, and a 3.0 GPA; consideration is given to financial need.