Other Scholarships, Prizes and Awards
This section includes endowment funds, prizes and scholarships which are not fully funded but are making annual distributions.
The Marjorie Greene Bailey Scholarship Endowment was established in 2004 by her daughter, Carolyn Bailey '51 D'Alessandro, to honor the memory of her mother. Marjorie Bailey began a promising stage career which was never fully realized due to family and social mores of her time. She remained, however, a devotee of theatre, music and art throughout her lifetime and passed on her love of the creative arts to her daughter. This scholarship is intended to help deserving students realize their dreams in the study of these disciplines. The scholarship is to be awarded in accordance with the university's financial aid policies to students with demonstrated financial need majoring in theatre, music or art. Recipients are expected to remain in good academic standing.
The Beta Gamma Sigma Scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior enrolled in a business administration program accredited by the AACSB International.
The Charles H.R. and Carol B. Bull Organ Scholarship Fund was established in 2003 to benefit deserving, needy students of Susquehanna University. The recipient of this scholarship shall be selected by the head of the music department in consultation with the financial aid office with preference given to students studying the organ.
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 Olmstead '21 Fredrickson. 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 Jackson G. Horner Cross Country/Track and Field Endowment Fund was established to provide support for the cross country/track and field program at Susquehanna University. This fund will be administered by the athletics department of the university. Jackson G. Horner is the husband of Dr. Lenore K. (Garman) Horner '47.
The Dr. Lenore K. (Garman) Horner '47 Woodwind Endowment Fund was established to provide support for the instrumental music program at Susquehanna University with preference to the woodwind area. This fund will be administered by the music department.
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 Issacs Leadership Award is presented to a current junior who excels in the classroom and extracurricular activities.
The Jeld-Wen Foundation Scholarship is a one-year scholarship intended to help a new student get started in college. The recipient will be selected by the university in accordance with the following criteria: 1) the student must be an entering freshman; 2) the student must be from the community in which a Jeld-Wen facility is located; 3) the student and his or her family should have a need for financial assistance; 4) the student should have achieved or shown potential to achieve satisfactory or better academic accomplishments; and 5) the student must be enrolled full-time.
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 Frank Marcinek Basketball Fund was established by Jerry A. Soper to provide financial support for the men's basketball program at Susquehanna University. Mr. Soper has established this fund out of respect for Mr. Marcinek as head coach of the Susquehanna University men's basketball team. This fund is to be administered by the head basketball coach in consultation with the director of athletics.
The William Garver and Mary Jane McCorkill Scholarship Fund was established in 2002 in loving memory by their daughter, Ruth Eleanor McCorkill '43, to benefit deserving, needy students of Susquehanna University. The recipient of this scholarship will be selected by the Office of Financial Aid and will, preferably, be a student from Northumberland, Pennsylvania. This award may be renewed on a yearly basis provided the recipient maintains a 3.0 GPA.
The William G. McGowan Scholarship was established in 2003 by the McGowan Charitable Fund to recognize and support outstanding business students who show potential for a lifetime of accomplishment and leadership in the business world. The scholarship is open to all full-time rising junior business majors. Applicants are required to write a 1,000-word essay on William G. McGowan's contributions to today's business world, in particular the telecommunications field. Recipient must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0, demonstrated leadership ability, strong character and participation in community service.
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 Rahter-Reiland Student Government Association Memorial Scholarship is given to a deserving student who has distinguished him/herself through campus organizations as a leader for the improvement of student life on campus. Applicants must have spent at least two semesters at Susquehanna University and be of senior standing. The activities to be considered must be volunteer, with the applicant receiving neither money nor academic credit for the activity.
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 physics major 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.
The SU4U Scholarship Program provides funding for local students who faced such difficult economic and family circumstances that a college education was a distant dream.
The Susquehanna University Service Scholars Program was created through Susquehanna University's Office of Service Learning and Volunteer Programs. The aim of the program is to increase student participation in community service and to provide valuable resources to faculty for service learning courses. The SU Service Scholars work 700 - 900 hours over two to three years and receive an hourly stipend of at least minimum wage. At the completion of their term of service, which will occur by the end of the first semester of the senior year, they will receive a post-service educational benefit in the form of tuition remission. The SU Service Scholars are selected through a formal application and interview process and are evaluated on a regular basis by their supervisors.
The United Parcel Service Scholarship is awarded at the university's discretion to undergraduate students.