New Fund at IUP Establishes Scholarship for Student Teachers

Posted on 11/12/2013 8:38:57 AM

A scholarship established in memory of an IUP alumna will benefit future student teachers for years to come.

A gift from Warren K. Martin, of Honey Brook, Pa., made in memory of his wife, Eileen, creates the fund from which a scholarship will be awarded. Awards will be made annually to a married female student who is on the cusp of completing her education with a student teaching experience.

Eileen Martin, a 1963 IUP graduate, earned her teaching degree as a married mother of four children and went on to become an elementary teacher in the Apollo Ridge School District in Armstrong County. Warren Martin served for many years as a minister at the Apollo United Presbyterian Church and the First Presbyterian Church in Beaver.

"Many married women who return to school usually do so to improve their family's situation, and balancing full-time academic work while managing their family's needs can be a financial struggle," said Edward Nardi, associate dean of the College of Education and Educational Technology. "Mr. Martin's generous act in memory of his wife creates a wonderful opportunity not only for future teachers but also their families. We are grateful for his commitment."

Interested students may obtain more information in the dean's office.