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

  • 2017 Scholarship Winners

    The Department of Human Development, Fashion, and Interior Design has awarded scholarships for the 2018–19 year. Please check back in early spring 2019 as applications will be accepted for the 2019–20 academic year.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to the Scholarship Committee chair, Kalani Palmer, at kpalmer@iup.edu, or in 113A Ackerman Hall.

      Ella C. Bendix Scholarship 

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

      Eligibility

      Full-time or part-time students in Human Development and Family Science, Family and Consumer Sciences Education, Interior Design, or Fashion Merchandising.

      Family and Consumer Sciences Educational Alumni Scholarship 

      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 majors are given priority. If there are no qualified candidates, Human Development and Family Science, 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 

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

      Eligibility

      Family and Consumer Sciences Education majors are given priority. If there are no qualified candidates, Human Development and Family Science, Fashion Merchandising, or Interior Design majors are eligible. Students must be a full-time or part-time senior for priority consideration. If there are no qualified senior candidates, junior or sophomore students can be eligible, with consideration for graduates of Pittsburgh Public Schools. Students must have statement of financial need.

      Susan E. Finley Memorial Scholarship 

      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 Human Development and Family Science 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 

      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 human development and family science and family and consumer sciences education.

      Eligibility

      Full-time or part-time students majoring in Human Development and Family Science or Family and Consumer Sciences Education.

      M. Jane Segar Longenecker Scholarship 

      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 Human Development and Family Science 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 

      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 Family and Consumer Sciences Education, a 3.0 GPA, community and/or university service, and shows financial need.

      Robert and Ruth O’Connor Scholarship 

      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 Human Development and Family Science or Family and Consumer Sciences Education, a 2.5 GPA, completion of 91 credit hours, community and/or university service, and shows financial need.

      Opal Rhodes Scholarship 

      This scholarship was established in honor of Opal Rhodes, former faculty member in the 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 Family and Consumer Sciences Education, a 3.0 GPA, community and/or university service, and shows financial need.

      Joan Schmitt Fashion Scholarship 

      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 

      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.

      Donna L. Streifthau Scholarship for Interior Design 

      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 the 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

      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 major, 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.