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Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen in Health and Human Services

Elizabeth LaVelle Memorial Scholarship Fund

Awarded to entering full-time freshmen majoring in Hospitality Management and in Food and Nutrition. The award is based on financial need and scholastic ability and is available for four consecutive years. An SAT minimum score of 1000 is necessary; an overall grade-point average of 3.0, at the end of each Spring semester, is required to remain eligible.

A. Laura Mateer Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to an entering freshman in the top 25 percent of his/her high school class who is majoring in Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management. Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA to retain the scholarship.

Susan Spurlin Peckman Memorial Scholarship

Granted to an incoming freshman Nursing major who displays financial need and has at least a high school “B” average. Preference will be given to students from Indiana High School, Marion Center High School, or Woodland Hills High School. If no qualified entering freshman students are nominated, the award may be given to an upper-class student enrolled in the program within the stated geographic area who meets the initial criteria.

Eleanor Bosnick Memorial Scholarship for Nursing

Awarded to an incoming freshman who is a Port Allegany High School graduate with at least a 3.0 GPA. Candidate must demonstrate financial need, good character, good citizenship, good moral standing, and involvement in extracurricular activities and/or volunteer service.

PHN Charitable Foundation Nursing Scholarship

Granted to an incoming freshman with a 3.0 high school GPA or an upperclassman with a good academic standing who is enrolled in the LPN-BSN or RN-BSN program. Candidate must display financial need. Preference will be given to students residing in Indiana, Butler, Beaver, Lawrence, Cambria, Clarion, Crawford, or Mercer counties, with secondary preference given to students from any county within Western Pennsylvania.

Isabella Wilkinson-Green/Kathryn Cepull-Woleslagle Scholarship

Provides a renewable scholarship to students born in five Southwestern Pennsylvania counties—Westmoreland, Allegheny, Fayette, Washington, or Greene—who demonstrate a history of volunteer service to elderly persons and/or homeless or abused animals; are enrolled as a full-time freshman at IUP in Family and Consumer Sciences Education (if none qualify, then students enrolled in any education major are eligible for consideration); have at least a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), B, or 80 percent at the time of high school graduation; and demonstrate financial need as verified by the Financial Aid office at IUP. Students graduating from either a charter school or cyberschool are not eligible.

First Choice

A high school graduate of Ligonier Valley School District who resides in Laughlintown, Pa., at the time of graduation, or a high school graduate of Woodland Hills School District who resides in Turtle Creek, Pa., at the time of graduation.

Second Choice

A high school graduate of Ligonier Valley School District who resides in Ligonier Township, Pa., at the time of graduation, or a high school graduate from Woodland Hills School District who resides in Forest Hills, Pa., at the time of graduation.

Third Choice

If a student from Ligonier Valley School District or Woodland Hills School District is not eligible, then the scholarship may be awarded to a student who was a resident of Westmoreland, Allegheny, Fayette, Washington, or Greene county at the time he or she graduated from high school.

David Willard Memorial Scholarship 

This award is presented to a student in the Department of Industrial and Labor Relations who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement and professional promise.

  • Dr. Mary Williams, Director of Academic Planning and Assessment
  • College of Health and Human Services
    Zink Hall, Room 222
    1190 Maple Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2560
  • Financial Aid Service Counter Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.