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Other Prizes and Awards

The Clerical-Secretarial Association Scholarship Award was established in 1992 by the Clerical-Secretarial Association of Susquehanna University. An annual award of $200 or more is made to a Susquehanna student entering his or her senior year with a minimum grade point average of 2.8. The awardee must permanently reside in Columbia, Northumberland, Snyder, Union or Montour County and be an active volunteer on campus or involved in campus activities. The award is need-based as determined by criteria established by the financial aid office, and is presented at the annual Scholars Dinner.

The Herb-Deibler Piano Award is given annually by Galen and Deanna Deibler in memory of I. Minerva Herb and Helen H. and Robert S. Deibler to a senior music student with a concentration in piano who has developed superior performance abilities.

The Stephen C. Fiedler Award was established in 1988 by Mr. Fiedler's parents. It is awarded to a student majoring in the fine arts, who, upon completion of the second year, has excelled in the area of portraying or interpreting some fundamental truth of the Judaic-Christian tradition.

The Ambrose and Ida Fredrickson Foundation Scholarship Award was established in 1988 by the trustees of the foundation to continue the lifetime philanthropy of Mr. Fredrickson, a longtime friend of the university, and his wife Ida '21. The award is made annually to an able student with significant financial need.

The Juliet Gibson '88 Literary Prize was established in 1988 in memory of Miss Gibson and is awarded annually to a student writer who has produced a work of significant merit.

The Joyce Gilbert Memorial Award of the Women's Auxiliary was established by the Women's Auxiliary of Susquehanna University in memory of Joyce K. Gilbert, an alumna who served as assistant registrar for 19 years, in recognition of her dedication in assisting students to achieve scholarship and academic excellence. This award is given to encourage deserving students to pursue academic achievement.

The J. Nicholas Interdonato Scholarship was established in 1997 by Nicholas P. Interdonato '79 in memory of his father. Preference in awarding this scholarship is given to students who: 1) demonstrate financial need as well as academic promise or performance; 2) come from a single-parent household; and 3) participate or plan to participate in varsity athletics at Susquehanna.

The Paul and Mildred John Scholarship Program was established in 1991 and provides financial aid for Susquehanna students selected by the university on the basis of academic promise and performance, as well as financial need. Preference will be given to students from Central Pennsylvania.

The Erik Kirkland Essay Prize was established in 2000 in memory of Erik Kirkland and is awarded annually to a student writer for the year's outstanding creative nonfiction.

The Physics Prize, established in 1987 by the family of Jeff Ries '86, a physics major, is to be awarded annually to a junior physics student with a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or better who exhibits a strong interest in physics.

The Presser Foundation Music Scholarship Award is given annually to an outstanding music major entering the senior year.

The Rogers Physics Prize was established in 1994 by a physics graduate. This award recognizes the many contributions, as friends and faculty, of Edward '42 and Blanche '42 Rogers to the physics program. The physics faculty will annually select an undergraduate physicist for this award.

The Winifred Shaheen Award is given annually to two students majoring in education who have achieved academic distinction while also exhibiting outstanding leadership and service.

The Stine-Robison Mathematical Prize, established in memory of the Reverend Doctor H.M. Stine and Dr. George M. Robison, is awarded annually to the student who has the highest average in the study of mathematics during the freshman and sophomore years.

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