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Scholarships for Currently Enrolled Students in Health and Human Services

Grace J. Allman Safety Science Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a senior with a minimum grade-point average of 2.75. A GPA of 3.0 is required in the following courses: SA301, 303, and 402. The student must demonstrate academic achievement and promise for success in the safety science field.

Ella C. Bendix Home Economics Loan Fund

Awarded to worthy full-time or part-time students with financial need who are juniors, seniors, or first-year graduate students in the School of Home Economics. The Home Economics Scholarship Committee makes the selection.

Alexa J. Boyer Emerick Scholarship

Awarded to a deserving and outstanding full-time junior or senior (with 57 to 90 credits) enrolled in the nursing program with a GPA of 3.0 (minimum). The student must demonstrate participation in school and/or community activities plus a commitment to serving/assisting others.

Eleanor Gallati Scholarship

Awarded to deserving majors in Home Economics Education and in Child Development/Family Relations.

William G. Gressley Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a student with a declared major in Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management; 25 or more credits; and a GPA of 2.5 (minimum). The recipient must be an active participant in department activities.

Hoss’s Steak and Seafood House Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded each year to students in the Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management Department.

Eugene E. Lepley Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a junior or senior (preferably a senior) with a minimum GPA of 3.0. The student must demonstrate social responsibility by involvement in community/volunteer activities and complete a brief narrative describing future plans and aspirations relative to the general field of health and physical education. Majors in Health and Physical Education and Sport Science are considered.

M. Jane Segar Longenecker Scholarship

Awarded to full-time students who have achieved junior standing and have a minimum 3.5 GPA. Students must be majoring in Home Economics Education or Child Development/Family Relations.

Ann McCauley Memorial Scholarship for Respiratory Care 

This award is presented to a student graduating from the Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Respiratory Therapy in recognition of outstanding academic achievement, promise for professional success, and demonstrated compassionate care for patients.

Marian A. Murray Scholarship

Awarded to a graduate student in the field of nursing. Scholarship is based on academic achievement and professional involvement. The Department of Nursing faculty shall make selection for the annual award.

Ethyl V. Oxley, Opal T. Rhodes, and Helen C. Merriman Scholarship

Awarded to students majoring in the Department of Human Development and Environmental Studies.

Pittsburgh Home Economics Teachers Scholarship

Awarded to an undergraduate student majoring in a program in the College of Health and Human Services who graduated from one of the Pittsburgh Public Schools. Preference given to students majoring in Home Economics Education; the award may also be given to a junior or sophomore student enrolled in any Human Services major who is deserving both scholastically and financially.

John J. Prandy Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship provides support to a worthy and deserving Criminology major who has achieved junior standing (56 to 90 credits) and has expressed interest in pursuing a career in law enforcement. A 3.0 GPA overall is required. The recipient must also demonstrate involvement in community and/or campus activities involving children and their welfare.

Ella B. Seanor Leadership in Nursing Scholarship

Award presented to graduating senior who has successfully completed the requirements for a degree in Nursing and who has demonstrated exemplary leadership and commitment to the high standards of professional practices in nursing. GPA of 3.0 required.

Susan E. Shubra Scholarship

Awarded to a junior or senior with at least one remaining term who is majoring in Consumer Affairs, Fashion Merchandising, or Interior Design/Housing within the Department of Consumer Services. Applicants must be of good behavior and demonstrate outstanding achievement in academics and leadership in university/community services. Consideration is given to financial need.

Kay Staszkiewicz Memorial Scholarship for Nursing 

Established to honor and recognize the value Mrs. Staszkiewicz had for education and her profession of nursing, this scholarship is awarded to outstanding students in the Department of Nursing and Allied Health.

Gregory Spinelli Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to students who show exceptional promise and commitment to a career in the criminal justice system.

Student Nursing Awards 

Awarded to undergraduate or graduate students. Criteria for awards and selection of recipients are at the discretion of the faculty in the Department of Nursing and Allied Health Professions.

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.

Betty Wood Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time student (junior standing) in Consumer Affairs, Fashion Merchandising, or Interior Design/Housing within the Department of Human Development and Environmental Studies. Student must demonstrate the highest professional manner. Minimum of 3.0 GPA. Students must be of good character and must demonstrate outstanding achievement in academics and leadership in university/community services. Consideration is given to financial need.

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. The 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.

Dr. F. Philip Gorman Nursing Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time nursing student in good academic standing who demonstrates self-reliance, maturity, and flexibility to deal with the challenges and opportunities of the college's academic programs. Student must also demonstrate financial need.