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Scholarships & Awards

 

Endowed Scholarships, Awards and Prizes

All endowed scholarships are awarded on the basis of need unless otherwise indicated.

The 125th Anniversary Scholarship Fund is awarded annually to deserving students. The fund was established with gifts from: Elizabeth Hodges Bagger; Bashore Scholarship Fund; the Rev. S.E. Bateman, M.D.; O.E. Bathgate; Bruce A. Bell; Charles E. Bittinger; G.E. Company; Joyce Gilbert Memorial Fund; Louise M. Koontz; Ner B. Middleswarth; William H. Miller; Sigma Kappa Foundation; and the John Slater Memorial Fund.

The Claude G. Aikens '11 Memorial Fund was established in 1981 by the Aikens family for the benefit of deserving students.

The Allis Chalmers Manufacturing Company Scholarship. Recipients may be designated by the company.

The Alexander W. and Anna O. Ambromovage Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund was established in 2008 with a gift from the estate of Anne Ambromovage '58. The fund will be used to provide a scholarship presented annually to a student majoring in one of the biological sciences who maintains at least a "B" average (or its equivalent). In selecting the student to whom the scholarship is presented, preference shall be given to a student who was raised in the area commonly known as Pennsylvania's "coal region."

The Dorothy Margerum App '23 Scholarship Fund was established in 1989 by Mrs. Dorothy App. The income from this fund is to be awarded to students demonstrating financial need and academic excellence, with preference given to music or science majors.

The James F. '65 & Carole Ann App Scholarship Fund was created in July 2001 by Mr. and Mrs. App to provide financial aid to deserving, needy students of Susquehanna University. Income from this fund will be used to benefit a student or students with preference given to those (1) majoring in the economics B.S. degree program (including dual majors where one of the majors is the B.S. degree in economics); (2) entering their junior or senior year at Susquehanna University; and (3) who are married. If in any given year, there are no candidates for the scholarship who are majoring in economics, the income from the fund may be used for the benefit of a student majoring in any discipline within the Sigmund Weis School of Business.

The Jane Conrad Apple Scholarship Fund was endowed in 1992 by Mr. and Mrs. John B. Apple and family and by Mr. and Mrs. James G. Apple and family, in memory of John's and James' sister, Jane, a member of Susquehanna's board of directors from 1978 until her death in 1991. To commemorate her commitment to the people of the Central Susquehanna Valley, preference in awarding the scholarship will be given to students with financial need from Snyder, Union or Northumberland counties.

The John B. and Elizabeth K. (Wetzel) Apple Scholarship Fund was established in 2006 to benefit talented and deserving students. John and Elizabeth were inspired by a commitment to helping young people reach their full potential and a belief that higher education prepares students for lives of achievement, leadership and service. In making awards, the University gives first preference to students who reside in Sunbury, Pa., with secondary preference to students residing in Northumberland County or Snyder County.

The Maye Apple Memorial Fund was established in 1991 to provide scholarship aid to students majoring in the liberal arts.

The Dean and Beatrice '33 Armold Scholarship Fund was established in 1998 by a bequest from the estate of Dean B. Armold.

The Douglas '49, H'96 and Lucille Arthur Scholarship Fund was established by Mr. and Mrs. Arthur in 1987 as an expression of their commitment to Susquehanna and the opportunities it provides young men and women. Mr. Arthur was an emeritus member of Susquehanna's board of directors. In awarding the scholarship, preference is to be given to students from the Millersburg (Dauphin County, Pa.) area.

The Gilbert C. Askew '61 Memorial Scholarship Endowment was established in 1988 by a gift from Gilbert's estate and continued by his family and friends. Throughout the 1970s, Gilbert and Lynn Hassinger '57 Askew contributed scholarship gifts that enabled several students to complete their education at Susquehanna University. This fund would continue the tradition of helping deserving students who have financial need. In keeping with Gilbert's ministry, special consideration will be given to minority students. Recipients shall be selected by the Office of Financial Aid.

The Lynn Hassinger '57 Askew Scholarship was established by Lynn Hassinger '57 Askew to provide scholarships to deserving and financially needy students who have graduated from Shikellamy High School in Sunbury, Pennsylvania. In the event there are no qualifying Shikellamy High School students in any given year, the available scholarship funds shall be used to provide a scholarship or scholarships to deserving and financially needy students who have graduated from another high school in the Central Susquehanna Valley of Pennsylvania. Recipients shall be selected by the Office of Financial Aid.

The Barley-Spangler Scholarship was established in 1976 by Mrs. Anna C. Barley in memory of her husband, J. Frank Barley, and her sister, Edith C. Spangler. Preference is to be given to music students.

The Betty A. Becker Music and Art Scholarship Fund was established by Betty Becker, friend of the university, in memory of her parents, Clyde and Effie Andrews, to help provide financial aid to needy, deserving students enrolled in music and art programs. Recipients of the scholarship shall be selected by the Financial Aid Office of Susquehanna University in consultation with the dean of the School of Arts and Sciences.

The Bruce A. '55 and Deborah K. '56 Bell Scholarship Fund was established in 1998 by Mr. and Mrs. Bell. This scholarship aims to reward talented and deserving students of solid character by giving them the opportunity to pursue a Susquehanna education. Eligible students will be in good academic standing in high school, have shown a record of positive extracurricular and/or community involvement, have been active in religious life, and will generally place high value on the benefits a college education can bring in shaping their future. In awarding the income from this fund, preference will be given to Susquehanna students who have also received the J. Frank Snyder Scholarship (presented annually by the Northumberland High School Alumni Association) and who are in good academic standing.

The Dr. and Mrs. H. Clay Bergstresser '17, H'50 Scholarship was established in 1979. Initial preference is to be given to ministerial and music students, or students from the Hazleton, Pa., area.

The Glenn W. and Claire F. Bidding Scholarship Fund was established through a bequest by Claire F. Bidding in memory of her husband Glenn W. Bidding. Scholarship aid will be awarded to students demonstrating financial need, with preference given to students from the Susquehanna Valley or Central Pennsylvania area.

The Barbara L. Birdsall '77 Scholarship Endowment was established in honor of Professor Emeritus of Music, Galen Deibler.  Galen's career at Susquehanna spanned from 1959-1993 during which his love of music and teaching was evident in and outside of the classroom.  The scholarship should give preference to a music student whose primary instrument is the piano.  If there isn't an applicable student, it should be awarded to another music student in financial need. 

The Brandon E. Bitner Memorial Scholarship Endowment was established in 2010 by his beloved family and friends in remembrance of his life and kind spirit. Brandon was an accomplished violinist and played in the Susquehanna Youth Orchestra. The Bitner Memorial Scholarship should give preference to a student in need of financial aid to matriculate at Susquehanna University and who currently plays or studies the violin. The Financial Aid office will select the recipient.

The Roger M. Blough '25, H'53 Scholarship Fund was established in 1982 by the United States Steel Foundation in honor of its former chief executive officer. Highly qualified students designated as Blough Scholars are required to maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

The Jeffrey J. Bnosky '87 Memorial Scholarship was established in 1991 in memory of U.S. Army First Lieutenant (Promotable) Bnosky by his widow, Captain Karen A. Bnosky, family, and friends. Lieutenant Bnosky was killed while on active duty in Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Shield. The scholarship commemorates his love for Susquehanna and his appreciation for the scholarship support he himself received as a student. The scholarship is to be awarded on the basis of financial need and in accordance with the university's financial aid policies. In selecting Bnosky Scholars, preference will be given to students from Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.

The Bodine Scholarship, established by Dr. DeWitt Bodine, is awarded under the direction of the Council of Trinity Lutheran Church of Hughesville, Pa.

The Victor R. Boris Music Endowment Scholarship was established in 2008 to commemorate Vic's musical legacy that he bestowed upon Susquehanna University and surrounding communities. Vic's generosity is summed up by a line which he embraced from Hello Dolly!: "Money, pardon the expression, is like manure. It's not worth a thing unless it's spread around, encouraging young things to grow." Vic avidly spread his love of music and performance by playing at nursing homes in the surrounding counties, directing high school plays and musicals, teaching piano lessons, and lending a hand wherever it was needed. Vic especially enjoyed his career at Susquehanna University, which started in 1997, because he was able to give back to the university from which he graduated in 1977. The scholarship should give preference to a music student with at least a GPA of 2.5 who is in need of a scholarship to matriculate at Susquehanna.

The Philip C. Bossart Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a junior psychology major who, in the opinion of the department faculty, shows promise as an outstanding scholar.

The G. Allen Botdorf Scholarship Fund was established in 2003 through gifts from his daughter, Ruth, to benefit a needy student studying in the natural sciences field at Susquehanna University, which shall include biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics. The recipient of this scholarship will be selected by the Office of Financial Aid and administered and maintained according to the discretion of the university.

The Ruth G. Botdorf Scholarship Fund was established through gifts from her will in 2003 to benefit a female student studying in the chemistry curriculum at Susquehanna University. The recipient of this scholarship will be selected by the Office of Financial Aid in consultation with the head of the chemistry department.

The Carol Reidler '53 Bottiger Scholarship was established in 1956 by the Reidler Foundation. Preference is to be given to students from the Hazleton, Pa., area.

The Clarence E. and Grace Ketler Brobst Scholarship Fund was established in 1983 by their daughter, Dr. Hazel Brobst '51 Brown, and son-in-law, Robert F. Brown, of Camp Hill, Pa. The income is to be awarded to financially deserving students, with preference given to residents of Sunbury and Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.

The Lena Brockmeyer Scholarship Fund was established by the Rev. G.L. Rankin, past treasurer of the Pittsburgh Synod.

The Petite M. K. Brogan '74 Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in her memory by her family. The scholarship is granted to students exhibiting academic promise and financial need.

The Hazel Brobst '51 and Robert F. Brown Scholarship Endowment was established by Dr. Hazel Brown and her husband, Robert, through their generous bequests and gifts. The scholarship is to be awarded to Susquehanna students on the basis of their financial need, with annual renewal subject to satisfactory academic progress. In awarding this scholarship, preference is to be given first to students from Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. In establishing this endowment, Dr. and Mr. Brown perpetuate their commitment to help deserving young people secure an education at "the finest university in the world," as Dr. Brown proudly calls Susquehanna.  Their legacy of scholarship support began in 1983 when they established the Clarence and Grace Ketler Brobst Scholarship Endowment, in memory of Hazel's parents.    

The Brownmiller Scholarship is provided by the Rev. E.S. Brownmiller, D.D., and his son, the Rev. M. Luther Brownmiller.

The Buss Family Scholarship was endowed in honor and memory of Clara D. and William C. Buss of Sunbury, Pa., by their sons, Dr. Claude A. Buss '24 and Dr. William Cesyl Buss '28, and their grandson, Dr. William Claude Buss of Northumberland, Pa., and Redlands, Calif. This scholarship commemorates Clara's and William's unwavering belief in the importance of education in their family's future and the role that Susquehanna played in the lives of their children and their children's children. In awarding the scholarship, the university shall give preference to American-born, academically able students of high moral standards who have financial need, and who are focusing their studies in the liberal arts, music or premedical programs.

The Nancy A. Cairns Scholarship Fund was established in 1990 under the will of Nancy A. Cairns. The income from this fund will provide scholarships for Susquehanna University students majoring in French.

The Campana-Mann Scholarship Fund was established by Dr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Campana '41 of Williamsport, Pa., in memory of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Campana and Mr. and Mrs. Anton Mann.

The Carpenter Scholarship was established in 1987. Funded by gifts from the law firm of Carpenter, Diehl, and Kivko; the law firm of Carpenter and Edmunds; and Attorney and Mrs. John A. Carpenter, this scholarship recognizes the donors' long-standing personal and professional ties to Susquehanna University. For three generations, since 1896, members of the Carpenter family have served the university as legal counsel and as members of its Board of Trustees. In awarding the scholarship, preference is to be given to students who demonstrate academic excellence and the personal qualities most valued by the legal profession: integrity, the search for truth, reliability, good citizenship, and a commitment to service to others.

The F. Thomas '63 and Doris Hoffman '64 Casey Scholarship was established in 1997 by Mr. and Mrs. Casey in memory of Professor of Accounting Lamar Inners. Income from this fund is to be used to support deserving students enrolled in the university's accounting program.

Charlie's Educational Diversity Scholarship Endowment was established by Elizabeth Charles; a graduate from the class of 1968, who believed in the importance of an educational setting that is diverse and accepting of all students. The purpose of the Educational Diversity Endowment is to support educational diversity at the University, consistent with the University's mission and admissions policy. The scholarship will be used to help women from historically underrepresented populations who have been accepted at the University. The scholarship shall be renewable each year until the recipient graduates, provided the recipient remains in good academic standing and is making staisfactory progress toward completion of a degree. 

The Chemistry Award was established in 1979 by the Parents Association. The award annually recognizes an outstanding student majoring in chemistry.

The Jack E. Cisney Scholarship was established by Jack E. Chisney '59. Scholarship recipients are to be selected on the basis of academic promise and financial need, with the preference given first to students who are majoring in accounting and then to those majoring in other business disciplines.

The Robert R. '35 and Kathryn M. Clark Scholarship Fund was established in 1988 by Robert R. Clark. The income is to be awarded in the following order of preference: 1) worthy students studying for the Lutheran ministry who demonstrate financial need; 2) worthy students studying for the Christian ministry who demonstrate financial need; and 3) other worthy students who demonstrate financial need.

The Class Gift Scholarship was established by class gifts from the graduating classes of 1914, 1930, 1932 and 1971. The scholarship is awarded to an individual who has attained a high scholastic rank.

The Class of 1936 Scholarship Fund was established by members of the class, in commemoration of their 50th reunion, to support students who exhibit both academic promise and financial need.

The Class of 1937 Scholarship Fund was established by the members of the class in commemoration of their 50th reunion and is to be awarded to worthy students exhibiting financial need.

The Class of 1940 Scholarship Fund was established in 1990 by the members of the Class of 1940 in honor and recognition of their 50th reunion. Awards from this fund will support students displaying academic promise and financial need.

The Class of 1947 Student Financial Aid Scholarship Endowment was established by members of the class, in commemoration of their 50th reunion, to support students who exhibit both academic promise and financial need.

The Class of 1948 Scholarship Endowment was established by members of the Class of 1948 in honor and recognition of their 50th reunion, and in support of Susquehanna 2000: The Next Challenge capital campaign. Income from the fund will be added to the university's general scholarship fund.

The Class of 1953 Scholarship Endowment was established by members of the Class of 1953 in honor and recognition of their 50th reunion and is to be awarded to worthy students exhibiting financial need.

The Class of 1963 Scholarship Fund was established by the class to commemorate its 25th reunion and to honor Gustave Weber, president of Susquehanna at the time they entered the university. Scholarships are to be awarded to worthy students with financial need.

The Class of 1969 Scholarship Fund was established in 1994 by members of the class in commemoration of their 25th reunion. Scholarships are to be awarded to students who exhibit both academic promise and financial need.

The Class of 1970 Scholarship Fund was established in 1995 by members of the class in commemoration of their 25th reunion. This fund was established to put a Susquehanna education within reach of talented and deserving students. Scholarships are to be awarded to students who show the promise to succeed at Susquehanna and who demonstrate financial need.

The Class of 1971 Scholarship Endowment is to be used by the Financial Aid Committee as scholarship funds for disadvantaged students attending the university.

The Harry F. and Edna M. Coester Scholarship Fund was established in 1991 by William E. Cochran, Class of 1983, in memory of his grandparents. The income from this fund is to be awarded to students demonstrating financial need and academic promise, with preference given to those studying for the ministry.

The Coleman Family Scholarship in Memory of Paul Johannes Ovrebo. This scholarship was endowed in the names of Paul D. Coleman '40, H'78, his wife, Betty, and their children Susan and Peter, through generous gifts and bequests from the family. The Coleman Family honors the memory of Dr. Ovrebo, professor of physics at Susquehanna, whose commitment to his scholarship and to his students served as a model to Dr. Coleman throughout his own teaching and research career as professor of electrical engineering at the University of Illinois. Income is to be awarded to students, beginning in their junior year, who: were born in the United States and are residents of Pennsylvania, preferably of Somerset County, then of other rural Pennsylvania counties; have strong academic credentials, with cumulative grade point averages that are at least the equivalent of a 3.5 on a 4.0 scale; and are majoring in the physical sciences, preferably physics, and have demonstrated an interest and aptitude for laboratory work and research. Recipients should demonstrate a deep respect for the fundamental values and traditions of the university and its mission, and exhibit exceptional personal characteristics of self-reliance, industriousness, motivation, achievement, and good citizenship.

The Paul E. and Helen Bosler Crow Music Scholarship Endowment was established to help Susquehanna University offer competitve merit based scholarships to music students in recognition of their musical talent.  The scholarship recipient will be a music major and will be awarded the scholarship based on their performance abilities. The recipient will be chosen by a committee in the Department of Music in conjuction with the Financial Aide office. 

The Ruth Cunningham Scholarship Fund, honoring the mother of the thirteenth president of Susquehanna University, was established in 1993 by friends. Income from this fund is intended to provide support for deserving students with financial need. Since there will always be such students, awards are made with the request that recipients shall, upon achieving earning capacity, make in gratitude an appropriate contribution to this fund.

The Frank S. D'Alessandro Scholarship was established in 1999 by his widow, Carolyn Bailey D'Alessandro, a member of the Class of 1951. The scholarship is to be awarded in accordance with the university's financial aid policies to students with demonstrated financial need majoring in programs within the university's Sigmund Weis School of Business.

The Dauberman Scholarship was established by Mrs. Harriet Dauberman to express appreciation for assistance given to her daughters while students at Susquehanna University. Preference is to be given to fatherless children.

The William C. Davenport '53 Scholarship Fund was established in 1992 in honor of Mr. Davenport's dedication and loyalty to Susquehanna University and his service as a member of the board of directors. The fund was created by his wife, Peggy Henderson '54 Davenport, and their family: H. Anne Davenport, Dr. W. Clark Davenport and Dr. Lisa C. Davenport and S. Marshall Davenport. The scholarship provides support to qualified students who display a need for financial assistance and who are enrolled in a degree program at the Sigmund Weis School of Business.

The Nancy A. '61 and Sue C. '66 Davis Scholarship Fund was established by the Davis sisters in recognition of the lifelong benefits they received through their Susquehanna University education and to help provide contemporary business strategies/education to needy students through financial aid. Recipients of the scholarship shall be enrolled in the Sigmund Weis School of Business and shall be selected by the Office of Financial Aid of Susquehanna University in consultation with the School of Business.

The David DeBrunner Scholarship was established in 1999 by Charles DeBrunner '74 and Gloria Klugh in memory of Mr. DeBrunner's brother. This scholarship is awarded to students who meet the university's requirements for admission and demonstrate financial need. Preference in making this award is given to students whose academic credentials would not otherwise make them eligible for university scholarship assistance - but students whom the university admissions staff feels have the potential to succeed at Susquehanna nonetheless. The award is renewable over the course of a student's four years provided he/she remains in good academic standing.

The Charles B. Degenstein H'82 Scholars Program at Susquehanna was established by Mr. Degenstein in 1985 to provide scholarship aid to exceptionally able students. Preference in awarding the scholarship is to be given to students intending to major or minor in programs within Susquehanna's Sigmund Weis School of Business. Students are selected by the university based on their high academic promise and are known as Degenstein Scholars.

The Galen and Deanna Deibler Piano Endowment was established by long-time Selinsgrove residents, Galen and Deanna.  Professor of Music Emeritus and an accomplished pianist, Galen served Susquehanna University with distinction as teacher, mentor and friend for more than 55 years.  Income from the endowment will fund the Herb-Deibler Piano Award which is given annually in memory of I. Minerva Herb, Galen's aunt, and Helen H. and Robert S. Deibler, his parents, to a senior music student with a concentration in piano who has developed superior abilities. 

The Mattie H. Deibler Scholarship was established in 1955.

The Pastor Paul W. DeLauter H'56 Scholarship was established by Miss Naomi Steward for 1) members of Mifflintown, Pa., Lutheran Parish; 2) residents of Milford Township, Juniata County, Pennsylvania; 3) residents of Juniata County, Pennsylvania; or 4) other worthy students of Pennsylvania.

The Richard E. and Alberta J. Ditty Scholarship Fund was established in 1993 by Mrs. Alberta J. Ditty. Income from this fund is to be awarded to students who show outstanding academic promise, with preference given to students who indicate an interest in studying business. Preference will also be given to students who demonstrate financial need.

The Kenneth Donnahoo '87 Memorial Scholarship was established in 1985 by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Donnahoo Jr., and by his friends and classmates in his memory. Income from this fund provides scholarship aid to worthy students demonstrating financial need.

The Todd Donovan Scholarship Fund was established in 2012 by his partner Joseph Sciortino and by his classmates and friends in order to celebrate Todd's life and to create an enduring legacy in his memory. Todd graduated from Susquehanna in 1993 with a degree in Music Education and concentrations in voice and saxophone. He was a member of the University Choir and the Chamber Singers and joined the national music fraternity Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Upon graduation from Susquehanna Todd headed west to pursue a master's degree in voice at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He enjoyed a highly successful professional performance career in concerts, opera and musical theater in many lead and principal roles. He performed with several highly regarded symphonies and opera companies across the country and internationally, including a performance for Pope John Paul II at St. Peter's Basilica in Ash Wednesday Services. Todd also enjoyed a distinguished off-stage career working in arts administration for the San Francisco Symphony and Phil harmonica Baroque Orchestra and most recently as the Executive Director of the Grammy-nominated Cypress String Quartet. Todd is remembered for his rich baritone voice, his hearty laughter and his loyal and affirming friendship. Although separated from his alma mater by thousands of miles, Todd remained a loyal and engaged alumnus. He was a member of the Alumni-Parent Admission Network and a faithful supporter of the music department. The Todd Donovan '93 Scholarship shall be awarded to promising music or music education majors. The award shall also be based on financial need to help eliminate financial barriers for talented students.

The Duck Scholarship was established by Mr. Henry Duck of Millheim, Pa., in memory of his wife.

The David M. Dumeyer '69 Scholarship Fund was first established by friends and co‐workers in recognition of Mr. Dumeyer's retirement and distinguished service to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Since that time Mr. Dumeyer has provided ongoing support for deserving students with the intention of permanently endowing the fund with a generous gift from his estate. Mr. Dumeyer graduated from Susquehanna in 1969 with a degree in German. He went on to earn a graduate degree in German from Millersville University and enjoyed a notable career as a legislative director in the Pennsylvania legislature. In recognition of his belief in the value of a Susquehanna education and with the desire to honor and help those who serve our nation, preference for this scholarship shall be given to students who have served honorably in the armed forces of the United States or who are enrolled in the ROTC program through Susquehanna University.

The Beatrice F. Dunning '22 Scholarship Fund was established through a bequest from Beatrice Fisher Dunning, a member of the Class of 1922. Income from this fund is providing scholarship assistance to students demonstrating financial need.

The Charles C. Eberly III '65 Scholarship Fund was established by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Eberly Jr.; his wife, Diane; and friends.

The J. Kermit and Beatrice H. Ebert Scholarship Fund was established in 1991 by Mrs. Beatrice Ebert in memory of her husband, Kermit, and in recognition of the Eberts' interest in Susquehanna University and in helping deserving young men and women. The income from this fund is to be awarded annually to an academically promising Susquehanna student with financial need.

The George W. and Mary Louise Eiker Scholarship Fund was established in 1989 by Mr. and Mrs. Eiker in recognition of the quality education provided by Susquehanna University. Mr. and Mrs. Eiker are the parents of Bonnie Lee Eiker '70 Lightcap. In awarding this scholarship, preference will be given to: 1) students from the state of Maryland majoring in mathematics; 2) students from the state of Maryland; 3) students majoring in mathematics; or 4) other deserving students.

The Rev. Dr. Marlin M. '25 and Elsie Nace '27 Enders Scholarship Fund is awarded to: 1) Lutheran preministerial students and/or religion majors; or 2) other worthy students.

The Evert Family Scholarship Endowment was established at Susquehanna University in 2001 by Samuel and Dorothy Evert of Bloomsburg, Pa. It commemorates the Everts' longtime involvement with Susquehanna, including Mr. Evert's service as a member of the university's board of directors. Scholarship recipients are to be selected on the basis of financial need.

The Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Eyer H'53 Scholarship was established in 1956.

The Elizabeth G. Eyster Award in Music was established in 1972 by friends, relatives, and parents of Elizabeth G. Eyster '72. The award is presented annually by the Music Department to an outstanding junior student whose performance and academic accomplishment gives promise of outstanding musical achievement.

The Edward S. and Ella S. Farlling Scholarship was established by Mary Farlling Halloway '28 in memory of her parents. Preference is given to students from Red Lion, Dallastown, or York County, Pennsylvania.

The Burdell '58 and Shirley Faust Scholarship Fund provides scholarship assistance to talented and deserving students majoring in music. Candidates for Faust Scholarships shall be nominated by the chair of the music department, who may seek input from department faculty in making recommendations. Mr. Faust, who earned his degree in music education, and Mrs. Faust established this fund as a reflection of their great love of music and to create opportunities in music for future generations of students.

The Faylor Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1984 by the Faylor family, with preference given to dependents of Faylor-Middlecreek Company employees and residents of Snyder County, Pennsylvania.

The Matthew Patrick Faylor Scholarship Endowment was established in 1987 in his memory by his mother, Gloria Faylor '85 Karchner. Income is to be awarded to women with demonstrated financial need who are majoring in the natural or mathematical sciences.

The Fisher-Lubold Scholarship was established in 1960 by the Rev. and Mrs. R. L. Lubold for students preparing for Christian vocations exclusive of the ministry or diaconate.

The Lawrence C. Fisher '31, H'83 Scholarship Fund was established in 1982 by Dr. Fisher to assist students from Pennsylvania majoring in the sciences and maintaining at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average at Susquehanna University.

The Martha A. Fisher '33 Scholarship Endowment was established in 1993 under the will of Martha Ann Fisher '33. Income from this fund will support students demonstrating financial need.

The W. Donald and Marilyn Kretz Fisher Scholarship Fund for Women of Snyder County was established as an endowment at Susquehanna University for its students by W. Donald and Marilyn Kretz Fisher, members of the classes of 1951 and 1952, respectively.

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 Harold A. Freed '66 Scholarship Endowment was established in 2007 through the generosity of Harold. The scholarship endowment will benefit a student in financial need who focuses their studies on science.

The Leo and Kathryne Friedman Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1997 by a bequest from the estate of Kathryne E. Friedman. Income from the fund will support financially needy students who have completed one semester of study, and who have above-average scholastic standing and records.

The Robert A. Gabrenya '40 Scholarship Fund was created in 1999 by Slovenian Savings and Loan Association of Franklin-Conemaugh in sincere appreciation of Mr. Gabrenya's many years of dedication and service. The fund provides financial support for academically and financially deserving students. Recipients shall be chosen on the basis of financial need in accordance with the university's financial aid policies. Preference will be given to students who are from Conemaugh Valley School District or school districts from the Greater Johnstown area; or, if students from those districts are not in the applicant pool, students from Cambria or Somerset counties of Western Pennsylvania.

The Maria Geiselman '13 Gabrielson Scholarship Fund was established in 1990 by a bequest from the estate of Maria Geiselman '13 Gabrielson to provide support for deserving students with financial need.

The Ida G. and Ira W. Garman Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2000 by their daughter, Dr. Lenore K. Garman '47 Horner and her husband, Jackson G. Horner of State College, Pa. and Sarasota, Fla. The scholarships are to be awarded to music or prelaw students with preference given to Snyder County residents; otherwise, to students from an adjacent county (Juniata, Mifflin, Northumberland or Union). This scholarship is given to worthy students who demonstrate financial need.

The Signe S. Gates Scholarship Fund will be established by a bequest from Signe S. Gates '71 in appreciation for the superior education that she received at Susquehanna University. Income from the fund shall be awarded to women who demonstrate the potential to maximize the benefits of a liberal arts education, of the human experience, enjoyment of the fine arts, leadership, the capacity for personal growth and service to others. Recipients shall maintain, on an annual basis, a 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 system). Preference shall be given to women with financial need.

The Grace A. Geiselman Scholarship Fund was established in 1996 by a bequest from the estate of Grace A. Geiselman. Income from this fund provides scholarships for Susquehanna University students majoring in English.

The Charles and Mary Ann Getsinger '49 Homan Music Scholarship was established by Charles and Mary Ann in appreciation for Susquehanna's commitment to music education and Mary Ann's preparation for a successful career as a music teacher.  Scholarships are to be awarded to students demonstrating financial need and majoring in music. 

The Gettig Scholarship Fund was established in 1981 by Gettig Technologies Inc. of Spring Mills, Pa., to aid dependents of employees enrolled at Susquehanna University as baccalaureate degree candidates in business administration or related programs.

The Joseph I. and Ellen Weis Goldstein Prize Endowment was established in their honor by the Degenstein Foundation in 2004, to recognize the Goldsteins' generosity to Susquehanna University and their special interest in its Sigmund Weis School of Business, named in memory of Mrs. Goldstein's grandfather who was a 1903 Susquehanna graduate. The Prize shall be awarded annually to a student majoring in a program within the Sigmund Weis School who has demonstrated the potential for leadership in the business world and a commitment to ethical decision-making within that world. Candidates for the Prize will be nominated by the Dean of the Sigmund Weis School of Business, with final selection to be made by the President. Announcement of the prizewinner will be made at the annual Scholars Dinner held each fall.

The Goldstein-Weis Prize Endowment, established by Ellen Weis Goldstein, her husband, Joseph I. Goldstein, their son, Paul Goldstein, and their daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Daniel Bassichis, with additional support from the Degenstein Foundation, funds three annual awards to rising Susquehanna University seniors who demonstrate a capacity for achievement, leadership, and service in and out of the classroom:

  • The Sidney and Carole Apfelbaum Prize commemorates the Apfelbaums' loyal friendship with the Weis Family. It is awarded to a liberal arts major who has excelled not only in a liberal arts discipline but also in the creative or performing arts.
  • The Joel and Trudy Cunningham Prize commemorates the Cunninghams' leadership as Susquehanna's president and first lady in developing the Sigmund Weis School of Business into an outstanding undergraduate business program worthy of its namesake. It is awarded to a mathematics or science major who has excelled not only in the discipline but also in the creative or performing arts.
  • The Sigmund Weis Prize was established in memory of Sigmund Weis, 1903, to commemorate his legacy as an outstanding business and civic leader. It is awarded to a business major who has excelled not only in the business curriculum but also in the liberal arts.

The Ronald Goodman '54 Scholarship Fund was established in 1990 through Mr. Goodman's will. Income from this fund shall be used to provide financial assistance to needy students, with first preference being given to students majoring in music.

The Jeffrey '71 and Angela Goria Endowed Scholarship was established in 2009 by Jeffrey and Angela Goria and is intended to provide scholarship support to deserving students with financial need. Preference will be given to students from New Jersey. This scholarship will be invested in a segregated account as part of the university's endowment with investment and annual scholarship allocations determined by the university's policies. Jeff graduated from Susquehanna in 1971 with a degree in business and went on to a highly successful career in investment management. While at Susquehanna Jeff was a prominent member of the football team. He was the co-captain of the team and leading rusher in 1970, a two-time member of the MAC Northern Division All-Star team, a member of SU's Top 100 Team and was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998. This fund reflects the value that Jeff and Angela place on education and their desire to help make education more accessible to deserving students.

The Donna Lee Gottshall '81 Scholarship Endowment Fund was established in 2007 by gift from the estate of Donna's father, Robert N. Gottshall. Robert created the scholarship in memory of his daughter to be awarded to qualifying music majors in piano or organ. Recipients shall be selected by the Financial Aid Office of Susquehanna University.

The Grebe Scholarship Endowment was established in 1993 by Carole Sloan '67 Grebe Pursell, in memory of her late husband John F. Grebe '65, and in honor of their daughter, Allison E. Grebe '94. It commemorates their love of Susquehanna and its importance in their lives. Income from the fund is to be awarded as scholarships to Susquehanna students without regard to their financial need. In selecting recipients, the university will give preference to students of high moral character whose fathers have died, are of the Lutheran faith, and have been involved in sports and extracurricular activities. Recipients are expected to maintain a 2.8 grade point average or its equivalent.

The Luther Day Grossman '16 Scholarship Fund was initiated in 1986 by Martin Luther Grossman '25, in honor of Luther Grossman's service to Susquehanna as athletic director from 1927 to 1935. Students receiving the scholarship must be of high academic quality, good moral character, and have financial need. In addition, preference is given to those students who have one or more of the following characteristics: they are children of clergy, especially Lutheran clergy; they are interested in careers in music, teaching or engineering; or they show an interest in athletic endeavors, although not necessarily at the intercollegiate level.

The Charles H. '50 and Lois Seybrecht '51 Grund Scholarship Endowment was established at Susquehanna University by Mr. and Mrs. Grund in 1999. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of a student's financial need. In selecting recipients, preference should be given to students who have demonstrated a willingness to work to achieve goals; evidence of motivation is more important than academic credentials. There are no academic requirements other than the expectation that recipients will remain in good standing.

The G. Scott and Bessie K. Guyer Foundation Scholarship Fund was established in 1988 for the benefit of students with financial need from Snyder and Northumberland counties, Pennsylvania.

The Naomi K. Hade Scholarship was endowed by her former student, Elizabeth M. Fisher '28, to commemorate Miss Hade's service to Susquehanna from 1925 to 1937 as dean of women and as an inspirational English teacher who, by stressing the practical as well as the theoretical aspects of teaching, prepared her students well to succeed in the classroom. The scholarship is to be awarded to able students with financial need. Preference is to be given first to students majoring in English literature, then to those majoring in history, communications, theatre arts or modern languages.

The Joan Haefle '62 Scholarship Endowment was established in 2010 by Joan Haefle and is intended to provide scholarship support to deserving students. Recognizing the challenges that middle class families may face in affording a Susquehanna education, preference in awarding will be given first on the basis of merit and then on the basis of financial need. Joan graduated from Susquehanna in 1962 and went on to receive a Master of Arts degree from Rowan University and worked as an educator. Joan was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority and has been an active participant in education and her gratitude for the education she received as a Susquehanna student.

The Harding Scholarship Fund was endowed by Robert and Jane Harding in the memory and name of Mr. Harding's father and in honor of their son, Scott, on the occasion of his graduation from Susquehanna in 1988. In awarding the scholarship, preference is given to students who have financial need and who have, in addition, overcome unusual challenges in their lives.

The L.C. Hassinger Scholarship is awarded annually based on need.

The Sophie and Ed Hauser Scholarship Fund was established in 1988 by Fred T. Hauser '64 and his wife, Sonya, in memory of his parents and in appreciation for the financial assistance he received while attending Susquehanna. Income from the endowment is used to support scholarships for deserving students with financial need.

The William Randolph Hearst Scholarship Fund was established in 2002 through the generosity of the William Randolph Hearst Foundation to aid first-generation college students in meeting college tuition expenses.

The Susan M. Hegberg Music Scholarship Endowment was established by Susan Hegberg, emeritus professor of Music at Susquehanna University.. Susan had a fruitful career at Susquehanna from 1980 to 2007 serving as university organist and teaching in the music department. The scholarship will be awarded to an upperclassman student based on their music performances throughout the year and a strong academic record of at least a 3.5 GPA.  Preference should be given to an organist or pianist.  The recipient will be chosen by the Music Department faculty in collaboration with Office of Financial Aid. 

The Abraham H. Heilman Scholarship was established in 1945 by his son, William C. Heilman.

The Heilman-Spangle Scholarship was established by Mrs. May Heilman Spangle. In awarding the scholarship, preference is given to preministerial students.

The Heim-Shaheen Scholarship was established upon the death of Winifred Heim Shaheen on February 10, 2002. Contributors include family and friends. Earnings will be used annually to benefit students who might not graduate if needed financial assistance were not available. Recipients, once they may be in a position to do so, are encouraged to contribute to the fund so that it may continue to serve its intended purpose.

The Byron K. Heinbach III Scholarship was established to provide support to a sophomore student in the Department of Religion/Philosophy.

The Esther P. and Carl L. Herman '48 Scholarship Fund was established in 1989 by Mr. and Mrs. Herman to express appreciation for financial assistance given to their daughter, Marilyn G. Pray '88, while she was a student at Susquehanna University. Income from this fund will be awarded to worthy students with financial need, with preference given to students from Snyder and Union counties, Pennsylvania.

The Grace and Carl Herman '48 Scholarship Fund was established in 1989 by Esther and Carl Herman in memory of Grace Herman and to express appreciation for financial assistance given to Mr. Herman while he was a student at Susquehanna University. Income from this fund will be awarded to worthy students with financial need, with a preference given to students from Snyder and Union counties, Pennsylvania.

The Murray B. Herman '01 Scholarship Fund was established under the will of his sister, Eva P. Herman '18, for an honor student of the Selinsgrove Area High School who is worthy and in need of financial assistance.

The Dr. and Mrs. Percival J. Herman Memorial Scholarship Fund was established under the will of Miss Phoebe C. Herman '17 in honor of Miss Herman's parents. Income from this fund will provide scholarship support to worthy students who are graduates of the Selinsgrove Area School District and who demonstrate financial need.

The Herrington Scholarship Fund was established in 1988 by Henry H. Herrington '68 and Wendy Evans '69 Herrington. Income from the fund provides scholarship support to worthy students majoring in business who demonstrate financial need.

The James M. '28 and Twila C. '30 Herrold Scholarship Fund was endowed by Mr. Herrold in honor of his wife's memory. Income is awarded annually to well-qualified students with financial need, in accordance with university financial aid policies. In selecting Herrold Scholars, preference will be given to students from Selinsgrove Area High School and Snyder County, Pennsylvania.

The John C. and Sallie Herrold Scholarship Fund was established in 1982 by members of their family, with preference given to well-qualified students from Selinsgrove Area High School and Snyder County, Pennsylvania.

The Dr. Warren C. '41 and June E. Herrold Scholarship Fund was established by Dr. Warren C. Herrold in recognition of his family's life-long association with and appreciation for Susquehanna University. The fund is intended to honor the legacy of the Herrold Family at Susquehanna by helping students better afford a Susquehanna University education. Dr. Herrold and his wife, June, greatly valued the education he received at Susquehanna and wished to bestow that benefit on others through this fund. The scholarship is to be awarded in accordance with the financial aid policies of the university, on either a need or merit basis, to students from Northeastern High School in York County, Pennsylvania. Preferably, recipients should be academically motivated and show outstanding extracurricular activity. Recipients must maintain a grade point average of at least 3.0 while at Susquehanna.

The Highbourne Foundation Scholarship is inspired by a commitment to helping adults reach their full potential and a belief that higher education prepares students for lives of achievement, leadership and service. The scholarship was established by the Highbourne Foundation, guided by the Behrmann and Littlefield families. The funds from this scholarship will support students whose pursuit of a degree begins at least five years after having graduated from high school. Preference should be given to adult students who wish to obtain a bachelor's degree or a teaching credential. The fund is designed to award a scholarship to support tuition expenses for students who demonstrate financial need. This scholarship will be awarded at the discretion of Susquehanna's Director of Financial Aid.

The Carl H. Hitchner '62 Endowed Fellowship for Social Justice is a highly competitive, one-year award open to students in their junior or senior year, who demonstrate a passion for and commitment to social justice issues. Carl H. Hitchner was a 1962 accounting graduate of Susquehanna University who served on the Board of Directors from 1995 to 2001. He was recognized in 1993 with the Alumni Achievement Award for his many accomplishments as a nationally recognized attorney in the health care field. He is remembered for his leadership, insight and sense of humor. Fellows are selected through a formal application and interview process. A committee consisting of faculty and staff and chaired by the provost will evaluate candidates and make award decisions. Preference will be given to students who propose a project related to sexual or gender diversity, propose a project incorporating diverse identities and their intersections, can make a strong case for implementing their project and are in good academic standing.

The Louise F. Hively Scholarship Fund was established in 2007 through the generosity of Ms. Hively, a special friend of the university whose father served on its Board of Directors and received an honorary degree from Susquehanna. The scholarship will provide financial aid to deserving Susquehanna students with demonstrated financial need. Reflecting her teaching career and her love of music, preference will be given to students who are majoring in education or music.

The J. Paul H. H'63 and Mildred F. Hively Scholarship Fund was established in 1991 through the generosity of Mrs. Mildred F. Hively in accordance with the wishes of her husband, Dr. J. Paul H. Hively. Susquehanna University awarded Dr. Hively the degree of doctor of humane letters in 1963 for his contribution of time, talents and money to many humanitarian causes. This scholarship is a reflection of the unwavering belief in the importance of education and the knowledge of the financial challenges confronting many students. Income from this fund provides scholarship aid for financially deserving students.

The John A. Hoober Memorial Scholarship is to be used for the education of students from York County, Pennsylvania. The scholarship was established by Sarah A. K. Hoober in memory of her husband.

The Merle Vincent Hoover '41 Scholarship Fund was established in 1995 by his bequest to Susquehanna University. In establishing his bequest, Mr. Hoover wrote: "If I recall, it was Horace Mann who said 'Be ashamed to die until you've won some great battle for humanity.' Scholarships for future generations is the best I can come up with." Income from the scholarship fund is to be awarded by the university's financial aid office to academically able students who demonstrate financial need.

The Deborah '96 and Samuel Morrow Hornberger Scholarship Fund was established by Brant Hornberger '94, family, and friends in memory of Deborah and Samuel. This scholarship is intended to honor their lives and ensure that deserving students will have the opportunity to make wonderful memories at S.U. for years to come. As a reflection of Deborah's passion for environmental science, the scholarship is to be awarded in accordance with the university's financial aid policies to deserving female students majoring in the sciences with a strong preference to those studying environmental science. Recipients must have achieved junior or senior standing and are expected to maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.

The Donald D. Housley Scholarship Fund was established in 2007 by Mr. W. Talbot Daley '76 in recognition of the impact of Professor Housley's teaching and his ability to inspire generations of students and convey the importance of history in a diverse and interconnected world. The fund was established to help students who intend to major in history, or who currently declare a history major, in order to allow entry to promising first-year students or continuation of study to others. Preference will be given to first-year students who exhibit a passion for history, the qualities that will enable them to make the most of a Susquehanna University education, and the character and ability to contribute to an intellectually engaged learning community. The student will continue to receive this scholarship throughout his or her studies at the university as long as he or she remains a history major or any other major in the liberal arts. Recipients shall be selected by the Office of Financial Aid in consultation with the head of the history department.

The Lawrence J. and Julia Z. Hoverter Scholarship Fund was established in 2002 in honor of Mrs. Hoverter and in memory of Mr. Hoverter. Scholarships are awarded to financially needy students of excellent ability who intend to enter the teaching profession.

The Dr. W. Murray Hunt Scholarship Fund was established in 1999 by the Theta Chi Alumni Corporation, Beta Omega Chapter in honor of Dr. W. Murray Hunt, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, for his 30 years of dedicated service to the fraternity. Income from the fund is to be awarded to students demonstrating financial need with a preference given to students who indicate an interest in philosophy or the humanities.

The Huyett Scholarship was established by Mr. E.M. Huyett of Centre Hall, Pa., to be given under the direction of the president of the university.

The Lawrence M. and Louise Kresge Isaacs Endowment for Music was established by Mr. and Mrs. Isaacs, members of the classes of 1943 and 1945, respectively. The fund is a reflection of the Isaacs' long-standing commitment to excellence in the music program at Susquehanna University, and is in recognition of the vital role the music program has played in the life of the University and of the surrounding community. In awarding income from the fund, approximately 80 percent should be expended annually for music scholarships administered by the financial aid office in consultation with the vice president for academic affairs (based on recommendations of the head of the music department and the dean of fine arts and communications or their equivalent). These scholarships may or may not be need-based but are to be awarded to students majoring in music who have demonstrated outstanding musical ability. The remaining income from the endowment may be expended annually for the professional development of music faculty members and/or music performance.

The Clyde H. Jacobs Scholarship Endowment was established through the estate of Clyde H. Jacobs, to award scholarship support to able students with financial need, with preference given to those majoring in the sciences.

The Richard Janes '69 Scholarship Endowment was established in 2010 to recognize Richard's lifelong dedication to Susquehanna University. The scholarship should give preference to a student who graduated from Ridley High School in Folsom, Pa. If there isn't an applicable student, it should be awarded to another student in financial need. The scholarship should be awarded to the same student until they graduate, given that they meet the aforementioned preferences.

The David '69 and Sharon Johnson Service-Learning Scholarship was established in 2011 to recognize outstanding students who demonstrate the positive impact of purposeful community service combined with academic reflection. The recipient should have at least a 3.0 GPA. Students will be nominated by a faculty or staff member based upon their achievement in service learning. Nominated students will submit an essay that reflects upon their service-learning experience and how it enhanced their learning of course materials. The essays shall be reviewed and a recipient chosen by the Service Learning Advisory Board.

The Samuel J. Johnston Scholarship was established by bequest from his wife, Irene G. Johnston, in 1954.

The Marshall S. and Mary Emma Jones '41 Scholarship Fund was established by Mrs. Jones in 1994 to provide scholarship assistance to deserving students with financial need who are focusing their studies in the humanities.

The Jordan Family Endowment Scholarship established in 2011 by Charles C. Jordan '83, Anna Milheim Jordan '84 and their daughter Charlotte W. Jordan '12 in appreciation of the education they each received at Susquehanna University and with the desire to help future students afford similar benefits through the support of this scholarship. All three members of the Jordan family were deeply engaged in the collegiate experience at Susquehanna. Charlie, a Communication and Theatre Arts major, was active in the Theta Chi fraternity and was the captain of the men's varsity swim team. Anna majored in Management and played women's varsity basketball. Her leadership positions included sophomore class president, student representative to the Board of Directors, Lanthorn editor and executive officer of the Sigma Kappa sorority. Her music involvements included the choir, orchestra and marching band. Charlotte majored in Mathematics and Secondary Education and minored in Business Administration. She was a member of the women's varsity tennis team and the university choir and was an officer for the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority and the mathematics club. Charlotte was also a Presidential Fellow. This scholarship shall be awarded with preference to students whose background indicates a predisposition to engage and contribute broadly to the academic and co-curricular culture of Susquehanna University.

The Reverend Doctor Lester J. '37 and Elizabeth Karschner and Richard '65 and Grace (Simington) '64 Karschner established the Karschner Family Scholarship Fund in 1985 as an expression of their commitment to Susquehanna University. Established in conjunction with gifts to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Foundation, the scholarship is intended to provide aid to deserving students of Susquehanna University in perpetuity. This scholarship is to be granted to students exhibiting academic promise and financial need. The financial aid office of Susquehanna University will select recipients.

The Kawel Scholarship Fund was established in 1976 under the will of Pearl I. Kawel to assist worthy students in securing their college education.

The Betty J. Keil '38 Memorial Fund was established in her memory in 1993 by her sister Suzanne J. Snyder. Income from this fund is to provide scholarship assistance to deserving students enrolled in German studies.

The Keiser Scholarship was established by Mr. John A. Keiser, in memory of his wife.

The Helen Harris Keller Scholarship.

The Lyla Kimball Kendall '29 Scholarship was established by Ralph M. Kendall in memory of his wife. The scholarship assists students from the Dalmatia, Pa., area.

The Joseph M. and Ruth Steele ('29) King Scholarship was established in 2006, by gifts from their sons, Joseph M. King Jr., Donald S. King ('66), and Robert J. King ('68) and their heirs.  This scholarship was created to honor the memories of Joseph M. King, Sr. and Ruth Steele King, and to pay tribute to them for the valuable life lessons they taught their family.  Ruth Steele King, who graduated from Susquehanna summa cum laude, was the daughter of Harry and Anna Steele of Northumberland, PA. Joseph M. King attended Parks Air College and was the son of Harry M. and Emma King of Montoursville, PA. Ruth Steele King was passionate about classical languages and classical studies.  She is fondly remembered by her sons and the students she taught in Milton and Montoursville for the way she brought her love of language to life through her teaching.  Joseph M. King Sr. greatly influenced his sons through his quiet expression of integrity and ethical behavior and the way his life exemplified those values.  Both Ruth and Joseph instilled in their sons a thirst for knowledge and a commmitment to ethical behavior, family and work. Recipients of this scholarship are to be students with financial need, selected by the Financial Aid Office, in accordance with the University's financial aid policies, and students who are majoring in the humanities, with preference given to students who are studying the classics, religion, or English.  This scholarship may be renewed on a yearly basis provided the recipient maintains a 2.75 GPA. The family will be informed each year of the recipient's name, address, major and class year.   

The Rev. C.B. King Scholarship Fund was established by the estate of Eleanor G. Deal in memory of the Rev. C.B. King. Income from the fund is to be used as scholarship support for academically deserving students of high moral character, with a preference given to pre-theological students.

The Erik D. Kirkland '90 Memorial Scholarship was established following his death on May 10th, 1996, in a military accident while he was serving on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps. The scholarship is to be awarded annually on the basis of financial need to Susquehanna undergraduates selected by the university, in accordance with its financial aid policies.

The Lori A. Border '64 Kissinger Scholarship Fund was established in 2004 in honor of Lori A. Border '64 Kissinger by her husband, Roy H. Kissinger, and her children, Mignonne A. Holz and Jenny R. Kissinger. This scholarship recognizes the lifelong benefits she received from her Susquehanna University education and the more than 35 years she dedicated to her students as a foreign language teacher in Pennsylvania and Maryland. Income from this fund provides an annual merit-based award to full-time undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens, and were ranked in the top ten percent of their high school class. The scholarship is awarded to incoming first-year students and is renewable annually for a total award period of four academic years as long as a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is maintained. In selecting recipients, the university will give preference to: 1) students who intend to enter the teaching profession as foreign language instructors; 2) students majoring in education; 3) students majoring in a foreign language; or 4) other qualified students.

The Joe '63 and Judy Kleinbauer Scholarship Endowment was established out of their love of and dedication to Susquehanna University. The scholarship should give preference to a student who is in need of a scholarship to matriculate at Susquehanna.

The Blanche A. and Robert M. Knoebel Scholarship Fund was established in 1998 by a bequest from the estate of Blanche A. Knoebel. Income from the fund is to be used to provide annual scholarship support to a student or students from other countries pursuing the pre-ministry program at Susquehanna University with the intent of returning to their native country to proclaim the Word of God to their fellow people. The fund was established in loving memory of Mr. and Mrs. Knoebel's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Simon H. Long and Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. Knoebel.

The Koch Scholarship Fund was established by Gladys Koch Van Horn in memory of her parents, B. Frank and Lottie M. Koch. Income is awarded to full-time students of the university on the basis of academic performance, with preference given to residents of Snyder County, Pennsylvania.

The Samuel P. Kramer Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1987 under the wills of Samuel P. and Audrey B. Kramer to provide scholarship aid for deserving students with financial need.

The Krapf-Miller Scholarship was established in 1961 by Dr. and Mrs. Bernard W. Krapf in memory of their former spouses.

The Marlin P. Krouse '48 Scholarship Fund was created in 2002 through a bequest by the late Mr. Krouse. The fund is to provide financial aid for academically deserving students enrolled in the sciences who indicate an interest in the study of ecology or related fields.

The Kunkel Scholarship Fund was established under the will of Rachel M. Comstock in 1982 in memory of her parents, Joseph Moyer Kunkel and Emma Gundy Kunkel. The scholarship is awarded to students in the junior class studying for the ministry who have obtained the highest grades in their course of study, with preference given to those planning to become Lutheran ministers.

Bond & Key/Lambda Chi Alpha Scholarship Endowment Fund was established to commemorate the presence of two fraternities with a rich and linked history at Susquehanna University: established in 1915, the local Bond & Key fraternity existed until 1956, when it became a chapter of the national Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and continued until 1993. At the time the scholarship was established, a campus chapter of the fraternity did not exist. In awarding the scholarship, preference is given in order to: (1) in the event of re-colonization, members of LCA who demonstrate financial need; (2) children (or step-children) or grandchildren (or step-grandchildren) of recognized members of either Bond & Key or Lambda Chi Alpha; (3) students who have financial need and who are active participants in the Greek fraternity/sorority program at Susquehanna; and (4) talented, deserving students in general.

The Adeline Elizabeth Landes Scholarship was established in 1945 by her son, Dr. Latimer S. Landes of York, Pa. Dr. Landes was a member of the university's board of directors.

The William Latimer Small Landes Scholarship Fund was established in 1980 under the will of Eleanor R. Landes of York, Pa., and enhanced by the generous gifts of their grandson, William L. S. Landes, of the Class of '71, and his family. In awarding the scholarship, preference is to be given to liberal arts majors from York County, Pennsylvania.

The Gene Deamer Lane Music Scholarship Fund was established by Gene Deamer Lane to provide scholarships for music students. This fund will be endowed by funds from a charitable remainder unitrust, established by Gene through the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, naming Susquehanna University as beneficiary. Income from the fund is to be used to provide scholarships for academically deserving music students who have financial need. Preference is to be given to students from Mifflin County.

The John L. Lane Business Scholarship Fund was established by Gene Deamer Lane in memory of her husband John L. Lane. This fund will be endowed by funds from a charitable remainder unitrust, established by Gene through the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, naming Susquehanna University as beneficiary. Income from the fund is to be used to provide scholarships for academically deserving business students who have financial need. Preference is to be given to students from Mifflin County.

The Laudenslager Fund for Education was established in 2007 by Martha Laudenslager Davis '31. This permanent fund provides important financial support for students in the university's Department of Education. A math teacher in the Selinsgrove and Anne Arundel County (Md.) public schools during the course of her career, Mrs. Davis created this fund in appreciation for her parents, William L. and Martha J. (Comfort) Laudenslager, who made it possible for her to attend Susquehanna. The fund supports the education and preparation of future teachers and/or educators. Expenditures may include, but are not limited to: (1) book awards to help students offset expenses connected to testing, background checks, and other teacher certification requirements; (2) scholarships to provide significant financial aid awards to help recruit excellent students who intend to major in education.

The Robert E. and E. Betty Lauf Scholarship Fund was established in 1983 by Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Lauf of Selinsgrove, Pa. The annual income is used to award a $500 scholarship grant to a well-qualified student majoring in journalism or business administration. The student must maintain at least a B-average.

The Lauver Scholarship was established in 1984 by Mr. and Mrs. Raymond C. Lauver to support deserving students enrolled at the university.

The Frank J. '64 and Linda Nace Leber Scholarship Endowment was established in 1997 by Mr. and Mrs. Leber to support outstanding full-time undergraduates at Susquehanna University. In awarding the scholarship, which should be administered without regard to a student's financial need, preference should be given to upperclass students whose academic performance at the collegiate level is superior, and who have demonstrated a strong vocational interest in law or in church service, including ordained or lay ministry.

The Sallie Burns Lenker Scholarship gives preference to graduates of Line Mountain High School, Dalmatia, Pa., with the understanding that recipients shall, upon achieving earning capacity, make in gratitude an appropriate contribution to the scholarship fund.

The Lorraine Rarick '52 and George '54 Liddington Scholarship Fund was established in 2006 by the Liddingtons in appreciation of their time spent at Susquehanna University. The fund will provide financial aid to needy students, and while there will be no requirements regarding academic standing, students receiving this award should demonstrate a sincere motivation to complete their course of study. Students may receive the Liddington Scholarship for as many as four years.

The Andrew C. Long '28 Business Scholarship was established by Mr. Long's estate on January 13, 2012 as an expression of his commitment to Susquehana University and the opportunities it provides young men and woment to strive for excellence within the field of business.  Income from this fund is to be awarded to students enrolled in and pursuing courses in business as a selected major or study and who maintain a grade point average of 2.7 or more.  Awards are made with a request that recipients shall, upon achieving earning capacity, make in gratitude an appropriate contribution to the scholarship fund. 

The Andrew C. Long '28 Scholarship Fund was established by Mr. Long on May 25, 1994, as an expression of his commitment to Susquehanna University and the opportunities it provides young men and women to strive for excellence within the field of business. Income from this fund is to be awarded to students enrolled in and pursuing courses in business as selected major of study who maintain a grade point average of 2.7 or more. The scholarship is to be awarded with an emphasis on academic performance to full-time students from the Shamokin, Coal Township, Ranshaw, Paxinos and Shamokin Township areas. Awards are made with a request that recipients shall, upon achieving earning capacity, make in gratitude an appropriate contribution to the scholarship fund.

The Elizabeth Epler Long Scholarship was established in 1987 by her bequest to benefit students according to their financial need and academic achievement.

The John H. Longaker History Prize was established in 1993 by Donald D. Housley and friends in honor of John H. Longaker and will be awarded annually to a rising senior who demonstrates great enthusiasm for history.

The Frank Lowry Scholarship was established by Mrs. Lowry in memory of her husband, a former member of the university's board of directors.

The May Sanborn MacDougall Scholarship was established in 1963 by the board of directors in grateful appreciation of the service rendered to the university by Robert E. MacDougall as Director of Development.

The Marvin J. Malone '63 Scholarship Endowment was established by Mr. Malone in honor of his wife, Janet and his mother, Mary, and in appreciation for his education and the leadership opportunities he had as a student. With the goal of making a Susquehanna education more affordable, the Malone Scholarship will be awarded to talented and deserving students who demonstrate financial need. 

The Reverend Dr. Franklin Pierce Manhart Scholarship was endowed by Elizabeth M. Fisher '28, to commemorate Dr. Manhart's inspirational pastorate of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Shamokin Dam and the encouragement he gave her and other young members of the congregation to pursue their education at Susquehanna. It also celebrates his loyal service to Susquehanna which began when he attended the Missionary Institute in 1874 and 1875 and continued through the decades as he served successively as financial secretary and superintendent of the Missionary Institute and then as Susquehanna's first president and holder of the Reuben Hill Professorship of Systematic Theology and Church History. This scholarship is to be awarded to able students with financial need. Preference is to be given first to students majoring in religion, or who show a commitment to a career in church service.

The Terry L. '67 and Pauline Maurer March Scholarship Fund was established at Susquehanna in 1997 by Mr. and Mrs. March. It reflects their personal commitment to Susquehanna, as well as their appreciation of the important role that higher education played in their lives, and their desire to extend this educational opportunity to others. Scholarship recipients should be full-time undergraduates selected by the university on the basis of academic ability and financial need. In administering the fund, the university should use income to make awards in significant amounts. Preference will be given to students who intend to major in programs within Susquehanna's Sigmund Weis School of Business and who are first from Newport, Pennsylvania, then from Perry County, or then to any student who resides in Newport or Perry County.

The Rev. and Mrs. J. Frank Matter Scholarship was established in 1949, with preference given to worthy students interested in the ministry.

The Mr. and Mrs. James D. McCarthy Scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. C. Deane McCarthy.

The John C. McCune II '37 and Marjorie Wolfe '43 McCune Scholarship Fund was established in 1979 by Marjorie Wolfe '43 McCune in memory of her husband, with income to be awarded to students majoring in the humanities.

The Thomas McGrath Chemistry Scholarship Fund was established by the Rev. Herman J. Helfrich in honor of the longtime teaching commitment at Susquehanna University of his brother-in-law, Professor McGrath, and in memory of Jean E. McGrath Helfrich, the Rev. Helfrich's wife. Income from the fund is to be used as scholarship support for students majoring in chemistry or biochemistry.

The Charles H. McLeskey '68 Scholarship Fund was established in 2002 with a gift from Charles H. McLeskey, M.D., to provide scholarship support to students demonstrating financial need, high integrity and a clear potential for success at Susquehanna. Special preference is given to candidates who have shown unusual ingenuity and determination in overcoming a life challenge. Dr. McLeskey presents this award in appreciation for the Woodruff-Fisher Scholarship he received during his four years at Susquehanna.

The John J. '66 and Nancy Menapace Scholarship was established to recognize the Menapaces' affection for and dedication to Susquehanna University.  The recipient of the Menapace Scholarship should have at least a 2.75 GPA and preference should be given to a student from northeast or north central Pennsylvania who is studying Business Administration. 

The H. and L. Messerli Scholarship was established by Dr. Jonathan Messerli, former president of the university, for a worthy student.

The Vi Rabey Messerli Award was endowed in 2003 by her husband, Jonathan, family and friends. Mrs. Messerli served Susquehanna University with distinction as its first lady from 1977 to 1984 during her husband's tenure as Susquehanna's 12th president. Her career also included service as a policewoman, teacher, and corporate executive. In establishing the award, her family chose to celebrate the characteristics and values that Vi brought to every undertaking: intelligence, energy, optimism, the pursuit of excellence, and a spiritual commitment to service. Award recipients will be selected by the university's president, on the advice of the provost, executive vice president, and dean of student life. The award will be presented each fall at the Scholars' Dinner to the senior woman whom they feel best exemplifies the university's commitment to leadership, achievement, and service.

The E. Dorothea Meyer Scholarship in Business Education was established by Dr. E. Dorothea Meyer '33 for scholarship aid. Income from the fund is to be used as scholarship support for students in business education. The scholarship is to be awarded in accordance with the university's financial aid policies.

The Rev. Harry C. Michael H'17 Scholarship is provided by Miss Martha K. Michael.

The M.P. Moller Scholarship was established by Mr. M.P. Moller of Hagerstown, Maryland.

The E.M. Morgan Memorial Fund was established by his daughter, Mrs. Hewitt B. McCloskey.

The Dr. Joseph J. Mowad Prize Endowment was established in his honor by the Degenstein Foundation in 2008, to recognize Mowad's exceptional contributions to the field of medicine and the community leadership he has provided to this region. The prize shall be awarded annually with a preference for a first generation college student who exhibits potential for a career in medicine as measured by demonstrated achievement, leadership and service, including students who have participated in a significant volunteer and/or internship experience and maintained a minimum 3.0 GPA. Candidates for the prize will be nominated by the dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, with final selection to be made by Susquehanna's president. Announcement of the recipient will be made at the annual Scholars Dinner held each fall.

The Carl M. '63 and Kathryn W. Moyer Scholarship Fund was established by Carl M. and Kathryn W. Moyer. The income provides emergency assistance to students who have experienced sudden financial loss through the death of a family member, or for other causes, and who could not continue their education without such scholarship aid.

The Johanna Sheese '68 Murray Scholarship Fund was established in 1998 and supports talented and deserving students who demonstrate financial need. In making scholarship awards, preference is given to 1) students majoring in (or planning to major in) sociology, or 2) students who plan to be involved in Susquehanna University theatre productions. This scholarship was created in honor of Mrs. Murray's 30th reunion by her husband, Tony, and her children, Tom, Chad and Erin.

The Dr. Bruce L. Nary Theatre Scholarship was established in 2005 by a gift from his wife, Dorla. This scholarship was created to honor Dr. Nary's love of teaching, his love of Susquehanna University, and the significant contributions he made to the Department of Communications and Theatre during his 31-year career at Susquehanna. The scholarship is awarded to a theatre major who, in the opinion of theatre faculty, shows exceptional talent and potential in an area of theatre. Recipients of this scholarship will be selected by theatre faculty in cooperation with the Office of Financial Aid and must meet admission standards for Susquehanna University. Selection will be made on the basis of competitive auditions or portfolio review, as appropriate. The award may be renewed on a yearly basis provided the recipient continues to be a theatre major and maintains a 2.5 overall GPA and a 3.0 GPA in theatre courses.

The Della Gramly Ocker Scholarship was established by the will of Mrs. Della G. Ocker of Harrisburg, Pa., for worthy students planning to enter the ministry.

The One-In-Mission Scholarship is to be awarded with preference to Lutheran students.

The Dr. George H. Parkes Scholarship was established by Dr. and Mrs. J. Paul H. Hively as an expression of appreciation for the inspiration received from Dr. Parkes, a leading Williamsport, Pa., educator.

The Chris Alan Pemberton '83 Memorial Scholarship was endowed by Leslie Cox Pemberton in memory of her husband and best friend, who died on January 30, 2012. Chris Pemberton was a member of Susquehanna's Class of 1983.  He excelled in football as an offensive tackle, earning recognition in 1999 as one of Susquehanna's Top 100 Players of 100 Seasons, and also in track where his skills in the discus and shot put contributed to the program's first back to back league championships.  He was recognized not only for his athletic abilities but also for his team leadership.  Scholarships are to be awarded in accordance with university financial aid policies to deserving students who have financial need. 

The Luther C. Peter Scholarship was established in 1955 by Mrs. Carrie C. Peter in memory of her husband.

The Dr. Edward A. and Marion R. Phillips Scholarship Fund was established in 1983 under the will of Marion R. Phillips of Selinsgrove, Pa., for students from Selinsgrove Area High School to attend Susquehanna University. Recipients must have been residents of the Selinsgrove Area School District for three years prior to entering Susquehanna.

The Pi Sigma Alpha Award was established in 1979 by the Parents Association and recognizes annually an outstanding student majoring in political science.

The Lauren E. Pollock '01 Endowed Scholarship Fund was generously established in 2005 by the Pollock family through the S. Wilson & Grace M. Pollock Foundation. Income from the fund will be awarded to deserving students who demonstrate financial need. The scholarship is to be awarded in accordance with the university's financial aid policies. Recipients are expected to remain in good academic standing.

The Clifford and Jane Presser Scholarship Fund was established by a gift in 2010 by Mrs. Presser, in memory and honor of her husband, and of her step-son and step-daughter-in-law, Bruce and Sachiko Kurihara Presser. It commemorates their commitment to education and lifelong learning. Clifford was a tool pattern-maker with a passion for photography and travel. Jane spent 42 years as an elementary school teacher. Bruce taught biology at Susquehanna University from 1961 until his retirement in 1989. Sachiko served on the staff of Susquehanna and warmly embraced every student, especially international students. The Clifford and Jane Presser Scholarship was established as a gift to help students, such as those Bruce taught, derive life-long benefits from a Susquehanna education. Funds from this scholarship are to be awarded to deserving students who demonstrate financial need and who preferably are pursuing a degree in biology or education, or who are international students.

The Sachiko Kurihara Presser and Bruce D. Presser Scholarship Fund was established at Susquehanna in 1993 by Sachiko K. Presser and Bruce D. Presser to commemorate their special interest in helping students from other countries. Preference in awarding scholarships from this fund will be given to deserving international students enrolling at Susquehanna who demonstrate financial need and academic ability.

The Paul William Putney Memorial Scholarship Endowment was established by the Degenstein Foundation in 2004 to commemorate the outstanding service Mr. Putney devoted to his clients and to his community as an attorney, community activist, and preservationist. Mr. Putney was a partner specializing in family-held companies with the Philadelphia-based international law firm of Dechert LLP. Among his avocations was a great love of music. Scholarship recipients must be full-time undergraduates at Susquehanna, selected by the university on the basis of academic ability and financial need. Preference will be given to students who intend to major in fields related to the law, the environment, or music.

The Minnie and Karl Rabey Scholarship was established by Vi L. Messerli in honor of her parents, to be awarded on the basis of need and merit.

The Charles A. Rahter Scholarship Fund was established in 1978 by a grant from the R. K. Mellon Family Foundation and by gifts from friends and former students of Dr. Rahter, for deserving students majoring in English.

The Richard G. and Josephine A. Ranck Scholarship Endowment was established by Mr. and Mrs. Ranck to make it possible for deserving men and women to attend Susquehanna University. The scholarship is to be awarded on the basis of financial need in accordance with the university's financial aid policies. Preference in awarding the scholarship will be given to students who have demonstrated that they are highly motivated to complete their education. Recipients are expected to remain in good academic standing at the university.

The Joseph L. and Greta M. Ray Scholarship gives preference to students from Sunbury, Pa.

The Ray Scholarship was established by Robert '69 and Carol (Scherb) '70 Ray, to honor the spirit of the university's mission, and in particular, the ideal of preparing students for life in a diverse and interconnected world. Preference in making awards is given to students who are admissible to the university and whose permanent residence is outside the United States of America. Secondary preference is given to students whose backgrounds or life experiences contribute to the university's objectives for creating and sustaining a diverse campus community.

The Rev. Dr. Richard D. '60 H'06 and Melba N. Reichard Scholarship Fund was established by the Reichards in 2010 for the purpose of making a difference in the lives of Susquehanna University students and supporting a cause they believe in. It commemorates the Reichards' appreciation for the opportunities afforded him through an education that was an important part of his life's development, and that helped him attain additional education and serve as a pastor, chaplain in the U.S. Army Reserves, and a longtime executive director of the National Lutheran Home for the Aged. The scholarship is to be awarded to deserving students in accordance with the University's financial aid policies.

The John and Verna Reidler Scholarship Fund was established in 1981 by the Reidler Foundation, Hazleton, Pa. Preference is given to students from the Hazleton, Pa., area, with any surplus applied to needy students from Luzerne, Schuylkill, and eastern Northumberland counties.

The George A. and Maude L. Rhoads Scholarship Fund was established under the will of George A. Rhoads. The income is awarded annually to students of the university who plan to become Lutheran ministers.

The Simon B. '30 and Kathryn Jarrett Rhoads Scholarship Fund was established through gifts from Simon and Kathryn Rhoads to benefit needy, deserving students studying within the bachelor of music or bachelor of arts in music curriculum at Susquehanna University. Preference shall be given to a graduate of Selinsgrove Area Joint High School. The recipient of this scholarship will be selected by the Office of Financial Aid in consultation with the head of the music department.

The Mark W. Richards '72 and Deborah Richards Scholarship Endowment fund was established in 2009 by Mark and Deborah Richards and is intended to provide scholarship support to deserving students based upon merit or financial need. Preference will be given to students from Connecticut or other New England states. Mark graduated from Susquehanna in 1972 with a degree in business administration and finance, and was a member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. Mark has enjoyed a successful career as an entrepreneur. This scholarship reflects the value that Mark and Debbie place on higher education and Mark's gratitude for the scholarship support he received as a Susquehanna student.

The Victor P. Rislow III Scholarship Endowment was established in his memory by Mr. Rislow's daughter, Margaret Rislow Pugliese, in 2006. The scholarship commemorates Mr. Rislow's thirty-five years on the faculty at Susquehanna University. Mr. Rislow's tenure at Susquehanna was distinguished by his lifelong love of music, his dedication to his students, and his passion for trumpet literature and jazz. The fund will provide financial aid for music students at Susquehanna, with preference given first to those who select the trumpet as their major performance area and second to those who select any brass instrument as their major performance area.

The Ella Ritter Scholarship was established in 1951 by a bequest and is awarded to a woman desiring to pursue a premedical course of study.

The Josephine Shuman Robbins Endowed Scholarship was established in 1994 by Mrs. Robbins to provide scholarship support for needy and deserving students.

The Christopher D. Rooke '82 Scholarship Endowment provides an annual merit-based award to an outstanding communications major, with preference given to students interested in broadcasting or mass communications.

The Dr. Bryan C. Rothfuss '23 Scholarship Fund was established in 1985 by his bequest.

The Chester G. '52 and Alice Fisher Rowe Scholarship was established in 1996 by Mr. and Mrs. Rowe to provide scholarship assistance to academically deserving and financially needy students from Union and Snyder counties. Preference for this award is to be given to students from Selinsgrove High School, where Mr. Rowe served as a counselor, teacher and coach for 41 years.

The Marvin J. Rudnitsky, J.D., Scholarship Fund was created by Wendy Goodspeed '88 Witt and Joseph Witt '89 to honor Attorney Rudnitsky's lifelong work and service in the Selinsgrove area, including Susquehanna University, and his association with Wendy as an employer, mentor, and friend. The scholarship will provide financial aid for deserving students of Susquehanna University who, preferably, come from the Selinsgrove area and have shown a desire to better their community through involvement with local clubs, civic groups, fundraising activities, or other volunteer activities, etc. It is the hope of the donors that, upon completion of their Susquehanna University education, the recipient of the award will continue to pursue philanthropic activities which, through the dedication of time, talent and financial support, will help improve the lives of others, thereby following the example set by Mr. Rudnitsky. The recipient of this scholarship will be selected by the Office of Financial Aid. This award may be renewed on a yearly basis provided the recipient maintains a 3.0 GPA and is involved in a volunteer service activity throughout the preceding year.

The William A. Russ History Award was established in honor of the late Dr. William A. Russ Jr., professor of history at Susquehanna University from 1933 to 1968, and is given annually to a history student entering their junior or senior year. The award is based on academic accomplishment, promise as a scholar, and contributions to the study and pursuit of history.

The Salem-Wescoat Scholarship Fund was established by Helen Salem '19 Wescoat in memory of her father, H. Clinton Salem, who graduated from the Institute in 1888 and the Seminary in 1891, and her brothers and sisters, Olive '21, Luther '25, Mary '27 and John '31. The scholarship fund commemorates the Salem-Wescoat families' love for Susquehanna and their appreciation for the contributions and sacrifices made by Lutheran ministers. Income from the fund is to be awarded to academically deserving students who demonstrate financial need. Preference in awarding the fund will be given to descendants of Lutheran ministers.

The Salevan Scholarship Fund was established under the will of Gereon W. Salevan and her husband, T. Marshall Salevan. Income provides scholarship aid to worthy but needy students with a preference given to those students interested in premedical studies and careers in science.

The Dr. Jack M. '54 and Joyce Ann Schreffler Scholarship was created in 1999 by Dr. and Mrs. Schreffler to provide financial aid support to first-year students who demonstrate financial need.

The Pastor Raymond Shaheen Scholarship Endowment was established at Susquehanna in honor of Raymond Shaheen '37 by his former parishioners, Spencer and Donne Wright. It honors the ministry provided by Pastor Shaheen and his wife, Winifred Shaheen, to his congregations and to Susquehanna during Pastor Shaheen's service as chaplain and special assistant to the president. It reflects the high value that the Wrights place on a life of service to others. Students are selected to receive the Pastor Raymond Shaheen Scholarship based on a record of diligence and service that indicates a genuine commitment to making a difference in the world. Scholarships may be awarded to students with or without financial need.

The Shearer-Weber Scholarship was established by Dr. and Mrs. Gustave W. Weber H'77 in memory of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Luther R. Shearer and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Weber.

The Jack P. '40 and D. Jeanne Shipe Scholarship was established to commemorate the Shipes' abiding interest in Susquehanna University and in helping deserving young men and women. Mr. Shipe was a member of the Class of 1940. The scholarship is to be awarded annually to a deserving Susquehanna student with demonstrated financial need.

The Juan del Castillo and Susan G. Shipe '70 Scholarship Fund was established through the generosity of Juan del Castillo and Susan Shipe. Susan is a graduate of the Susquehanna class of 1970 with a major in Music Education. Juan and Susan have chosen to make this gift in recognition of the many ways in which Susquehanna helped prepare Susan's daughter, Cortney Shipe Dominguez, for her successful career in business. Cortney is a member of the Susquehanna class of 1999 and earned a dual degree in Business Administration and Finance and Political Science. In establishing this scholarship Juan and Susan seek to help Susquehanna University shape and change the lives of talented students by making their education more affordable. This scholarship will be awarded to qualiified students based upon financial need as determined and selected by the university's office of financial aid. Recipients must also remain in good academic standing.   

The Erle I. Shobert II '35 and Marjorie S. Shobert Scholarship Fund was established in 1986 by the board of directors of Susquehanna University in recognition of Dr. and Mrs. Shobert's invaluable service to the university, and on the occasion of Dr. Shobert's retirement as chairman of the board.

The Amanda and Elizabeth Smith Scholarship is awarded with preference given to students studying for the ministry.

The George Wellington Smith and Lucy Herr Smith Scholarship was established through the will of Lucy Herr Smith to provide scholarship support to a student or students of the junior class at Susquehanna University who are judged the most deserving on the basis of Christian character, scholarship and need.

The Lillian V. Johanson Smith Scholarship was established in 1943 by her sister, Miss A.E. Johanson; her brother, Dr. A.M. Johanson; and her husband, Dr. G. Morris Smith to be awarded to a needy student who, in the judgment of the university's scholarship committee, shows the marks of scholarly achievement coupled with dedication to the Christian spirit.

The Jill Fuller '58 and Roy B. Snyder Scholarship Fund was created by Mr. and Mrs. Snyder to provide scholarship support to full-time undergraduate students of high moral character who reflect a dedication to the Christian spirit and a genuine commitment to making a difference in the world. In awarding this scholarship, preference is to be given to financially needy and academically promising students who maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average and who are enrolled in education, information systems or math-related majors. Additional preference is to be given to students from 1) Clinton County, 2) Lycoming County, and then 3) nearby counties within central Pennsylvania.

The Helen Soper Music Scholarship Fund was established in 1981 under the will of Helen Ott '28 Soper and by gifts from the family. The income is awarded annually to deserving music students, with preference given to residents of Selinsgrove or the Central Susquehanna Valley.

The John S. and Joanne Quick '55 Spangler Scholarship Fund was established in 1999 by Mr. and Mrs. Spangler in special recognition of her membership in the Class of 1955 as a graduate of the business secretarial program. Preference in awarding income from the fund is given to students in Susquehanna's Sigmund Weis School of Business. Preference is also given to students who demonstrate financial need.

The Nellie V. Spangler Scholarship was established by her bequest. The scholarship is awarded to students from Selinsgrove, Shikellamy, or West Snyder high schools.

The Clyde R. Spitzner '37 Scholarship was established in honor of this member of the board of directors by the Philadelphia Alumni Club. Preference is to be given to students from the Philadelphia area.

The Springer-Zeok Scholarship Fund was endowed by Dr. Suzanne Springer '66 Zeok and her husband, Dr. John V. Zeok. Reflecting their appreciation for Susquehanna's Lutheran heritage and their desire to assist the families of those who have chosen a life of service to the church, preference in awarding the scholarship should be given to Susquehanna undergraduates who are the children of Lutheran ministers. The fund will be administered in accordance with the university's financial aid policies. While legitimate financial need should exist, the fund administrator should consider awards to students whose families have lived frugally and thus accumulated assets that, at least under strict definition of need, might hinder them in receiving financial aid consideration.

The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation Scholarship Endowment was established in 1997 by the trustees of the Foundation. Income from the fund will be awarded to worthy students with financial need.

The Amos Alonzo Stagg H'89 Scholarship was established in 1965.

The Charles Steele Business Scholarship was established in 1984 under the will of Mary Steele '14 in memory of her father, a longtime Susquehanna director and benefactor. The scholarship is awarded to a talented sophomore taking a business course leading to a degree in business administration.

The J. Donald Steele '33 Scholarship Fund was established by J. Donald Steele Jr. '73 in 2009 to honor his father, J. Donald Steele, and to continue the legacy started by his family before him. Steele, as a banker, businessman and community leader who strives to conduct business through caring and ethical business practices, wished to help others in their quest to attend Susquehanna. J. Donald Steele Sr. was a businessman and attorney who set such an example for his son and others. Awards from this fund are to be made preferably to Susquehanna students who enroll in a pre-law program and who exhibit a commitment to service and education, and who have a financial need.

The Mary Steele '14 Scholarship was established by the late Charles Steele of Northumberland, Pa., with preference given to nominees selected by the family of Charles Steele.

The Mary Steele '14 Piano Scholarship was established in 1984 under the will of Mary Steele '14 and is awarded to a sophomore who shows sufficient talent to complete the courses for a degree in music.

The Dorothy Turnbach Stickney Scholarship was established in 1995 by Dorothy Turnbach '31 Stickney to commemorate her affection for Susquehanna University and to assist deserving young men and women in securing a college education. The scholarship is awarded to a first-year student who demonstrates academic excellence and financial need, and is to be annually awarded to the same student as long as a cumulative GPA of 3.0 is maintained. In awarding this scholarship, preference is to be given to students from the Hazleton, Pa., area. If there are no eligible candidates from the Hazelton area, then preference is to be given to a student from Pennsylvania.

The John '75 and Mary Kay Strangfeld Scholarship Fund was established by Mr. and Mrs. Strangfeld in 2004, and represents their commitment to education and a strong belief that education is the gateway to growth and opportunity for young people. Students demonstrating financial need are eligible to receive awards through the fund, with preference for 1) those who have been involved in service and/or leadership activities in high school, religious or social organizations, or in their wider community; and 2) those who distinguish themselves in attitude and motivation.

The James '64 and Barbara Evans '65 Summers Scholarship Fund was established in 2002 and supports students enrolled as business or liberal arts majors, the courses of study pursued by Mr. and Mrs. Summers during their undergraduate years at Susquehanna. Scholarships are awarded to students demonstrating financial need who meet all requirements for admission. An award is renewable during a student's four years provided that the recipient maintains a minimum grade point average of 3.0.

The Surdna Foundation Scholarship Endowment was established in 1987 to provide support for deserving students with financial need.

The Susquehanna University Institute for Lifelong Learning Scholarship Fund was established in 2000 in honor of Joel Luther Cunningham, 13th president of Susquehanna University, by members and friends of the Institute on the occasion of its 10th anniversary. Income from this fund is intended to provide support for deserving students with financial need. Since there will always be such students, awards are made with the request that recipients shall, upon receiving earning capacity, make in gratitude an appropriate contribution to this fund.

The Susquehanna University Upperclassmen Scholarship was established by an anonymous member of the class of 1957.  The scholarship should give preference to a sophomore, junior or senior.

The Tau Kappa Epsilon/Iota Beta Chapter Scholarship Endowment was established with funds contributed by TKE brothers from the classes of the 1960s and 1970s to commemorate the chapter's presence at Susquehanna University from 1961 to 1982. In awarding the scholarship, preference is to be given to members of Tau Kappa Epsilon who demonstrate financial need, and then to students who have financial need and who are active participants in the Greek fraternity/sorority program at Susquehanna.

The Nancy Schell Taylor Memorial Scholarship was established in her memory in 1984 by her husband, James W. Taylor, and her family. The recipient is to be chosen by the director of financial aid in consultation with members of the family.

The Thrivent Challenge Scholarships were created through a challenge grant sponsored by Lutheran Brotherhood, in order to establish a scholarship fund at Susquehanna to benefit Lutheran students.

The Tressler Science Scholarship Fund was established in 1989 under the will of Allen C. Tressler '29. Income from this fund is awarded to students enrolled as science majors or in science courses. Preference is to be given to full-time students from lower Northumberland County and upper Dauphin County who maintain a grade point average of 2.5 or more and display financial need. Awards are made with a request that recipients shall, upon achieving earning capacity, make in gratitude an appropriate contribution to the scholarship fund.

The Emery H. Turnbach Scholarship was established in 1986 by Lorraine Turnbach Benjamin, a member of the Class of 1943, in honor of her grandfather. In awarding the scholarship, preference is to be given to students from Butler Township, Sugarloaf Township, Black Creek Township and Conyngham Borough of Pennsylvania, or other worthy students of Pennsylvania.

The Merle F. '55 and Nancy Ritchey Ulsh Scholarship Fund was established by the Ulshes in honor of their parents, Merle Sr. and Josephine Herrold Ulsh and Dean B. and Grace Brubaker Ritchey. The fund also honors the legacy of the Ulsh and Herrold families at Susquehanna University. The scholarship is to be awarded in accordance with the financial aid policies of the university to needy students graduating from Selinsgrove Area High School. Recipients should maintain at least a 3.0 GPA while at Susquehanna.

The Dr. Robert A. Updegrove '41 Scholarship Endowment was established by his wife, Doris, in 2007 to remember him for his dedication to his family and the community.  Dr. Robert A. Updegrove '41 was a biology major while attending Susquehanna University and went on to receive degrees at Jefferson Medical School, Manhattan Ear, Eye Nose & throat and the University of Pennsylvania. He served as a captain in the United States Army Medical Corps and his wife, Doris, was a nurse in the Army. Robert was an accomplished medical doctor in Williamsport, but he also gave his time to the Calvary Baptist Church, Williamsport Rotary Club, Ostinwakin Seratoma Club, Herndon Masonic Lodge and the Williamsport Consistory. The scholarship will support a student from Lycoming County whose major is pre‐med and in need of financial assistance. If there are not eligible students from Lycoming County, another student whose major is pre‐med and in need of financial assistance will be chosen.

The Gene R. Urey Memorial Scholarship was established in 1999 by family, friends and former students to honor the memory of Gene R. Urey, professor of political science at Susquehanna from 1965 to 1999. Scholarship awards are made to students who demonstrate superior critical thinking and analysis in the study of constitutional law.

The Katherine M. Vastine Scholarship was established by bequest from Katherine M. Vastine, with preference given to 1) members of the family; 2) the congregation of St. John's Lutheran Church of Mayberry Township, Montour County, Pennsylvania; 3) residents of Rush Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania; or 4) other worthy students of Susquehanna University.

The Wagner Scholarship Fund was established under the will of Gereon W. Salevan '29 in memory of her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Milton E. Wagner, and her brother, Seneca M. Wagner. Income from this fund provides scholarship aid to worthy but needy students with a preference given to those interested in premedical studies and careers in science.

The Wainwright Family Scholarship Fund was established in 1990 by Mr. and Mrs. Mark H. Wainwright Jr. in honor of their daughter, Gigi Wainwright, a member of the Class of 1990. Income from this fund is to be awarded to students who have achieved junior or senior standing with preference given to students who are environmental science majors.

The J. Thomas Walker/Phi Mu Delta Scholarship Award was established in 2001 by Phi Mu Delta to honor its longtime faculty advisor, Professor of Sociology J. Thomas Walker, and to recognize his many significant contributions to the lives of Susquehanna students and, especially, Phi Mu Delta brothers. The award is made annually to a rising Susquehanna senior who: (1) with dedication, serves the community, the university, or is involved in other service activities that benefit others; (2) has an overall grade point average that puts him or her within the top quartile of all rising seniors; and (3) demonstrates financial need.

The Weil Scholarship Fund was established in 1998 by a bequest from the estate of Gladys Weil, in memory of her father Harry C. Holshue. Income from this fund will provide general scholarship support at the university.

The Sigfried and Janet Weis Prize Endowment was created in 2011 by Joseph I. and Ellen Weis Goldstein in memory of Mrs. Goldstein's parents, with additional support provided by the Degenstein Foundation.  It funds annual prize awards:

  • The Sigfried Weis Prize for Academic Excellence was established in his memory by his daughter, Ellen Weis Goldstein, and her husband, Joseph I. Goldstein. Sigfried Weis graduated from Yale University. He returned to Sunbury and joined the family business, Weis Pure Foods. Under his leadership, the company grew to become Weis Markets, Inc., one of the most innovative and successful supermarket chains in the country. Mr. Weis never abandoned his love of learning, especially history, and he made higher education a major philanthropic priority. He set high standards for himself, and expected no less from those around him. In recognition of his commitment to excellence and to education, the Sigfried Weis Prize for Academic Excellence is awarded annually to a rising Susquehanna junior or senior who in the opinion of the chief academic officer has performed at a sustained level of excellence in rigorous coursework, research, and independent learning. A junior recipient who continues to perform at the same level of excellence may retain the award for the senior year.
  • The Janet C. Weis Prize for Literary Excellence was established in her memory by her daughter, Ellen Weis Goldstein, and son-in-law, Joseph I. Goldstein. Mrs. Weis attended Goucher College and Columbia University. She came to Sunbury after her marriage to Sigfried Weis and was his partner in building a philanthropic legacy that encompassed her special love of literature and the arts. She was an accomplished author. In recognition of her passion for letters, the Janet C. Weis Prize for Literary Excellence is awarded annually to a rising Susquehanna junior or senior who in the opinion of the head of the writing program has produced the most promising work in poetry, fiction or creative non-fiction. A junior recipient who continues to perform at the same level of excellence may retain the award for the senior year.

The Dr. George R. Wentzel '33 Scholarship was established by his son, Gary Wentzel, and his daughter, Carol Wentzel Felix '66, in memory of their father. Preference is given to students majoring in the sciences or mathematics, and special consideration is given to students interested in pursuing a career in medicine or other health-related fields.

The Wieand Scholarship was established by the Rev. W.R. Wieand, D.D., in grateful remembrance of the importance of the Missionary Institute, now Susquehanna University, in his life.

The Wiest-Wehry Scholarhip Fund was established in 2000 by a grant from the Degenstein Foundation of Sunbury, Pa. It commemorates the lives of David and Toby Wiest, children of William and Karen Wiest; and Tyrone, Toni and Amanda Wehry, children of Tyrone and Barbara Wehry; who were killed in a cabin fire in 1998 that took their lives and the lives of six other people from the Line Mountain area. This fund will benefit students from the Line Mountain School District and be administered by the university's financial aid office in accordance with university policies. Recipients will be announced at the Line Mountain High School graduation.

The Judith Blough Wentz Scholarship was established is 2014 by gifts and a bequest from Mrs. Wentz. In her work, service, and philanthropy, Mrs. Wentz focused on improving education from primary levels through college.  She served Susquehanna University as a trustee, as did her father, Roger M. Blough, Class of 1925.  The scholarship is to be awarded to Susquehanna students on the basis of their financial need, with annual renewal subject to satisfactory academic progress.

The Dr. George R. Wentzel '33 and Edward L. Dalby '22 Scholarship was established by George's children, Gary Wentzel and Carol Wentzel '66 Felix, and Edward's daughter, Margaret E. Dalby '59 Zimmerman in memory of their respective fathers. Preference is given to students majoring in the sciences or mathematics, and special consideration is given to students interested in pursuing a career in medicine or other health‐related fields.

The James and Nancy Porch '71 Whiteman Scholarship Endowment was established by Jim and Nancy in honor of her parents, Willis and Alberta Porch.  It reflects Nancy's commitment to Susquehanna University and her desire to extend this educational opportunity to talented and deserving others.  Scholarships are to be awarded to students with financial need with preference given to those who have demonstrated a commitment to volunteer service. 

The Kevin J. Willett Scholarship Endowment was established in 2009 by Janice and Joseph Willett in honor or their son, Kevin Willett, Susquehanna University class of 2012. This fund is intended to provide scholarship support to deserving students based upon merit or financial need. Preference will be given to students from New Jersey. This scholarship will be invested in a segregated account as part of the University's policies. Kevin entered Susquehanna in the fall of 2008. He is a communications major and a member of the men's varsity golf team. This scholarship reflects the value that the Willett family places on higher education and honors Kevin's achievements by making a Susquehanna education more accessible to deserving students.

The Kenneth E. Wilt '41 Memorial Scholarship Endowment was established in 2007 by Margaret E. Wilt, family and friends. The scholarship is intended to honor Kenneth's life and passion for learning which was nurtured and developed at Susquehanna University. As a reflection of Kenneth's passion for music and faith, preference will be given to a student studying music or a student studying religion in preparation to attend a Lutheran seminary. Recipients must be in good academic standing as a junior or senior.

The Deborah J. Wissinger '76 Prize in Business was established in her memory by her family in 1977. It is awarded annually to a business student who has distinguished himself or herself academically.

The Donald '50 and Flora Barnhart '51 Wissinger Music Scholarship Endowment was established by Flora in memory of her husband, Donald, who was devoted to his wife and her music. Scholarships are to be awarded to students majoring in music who demonstrate financial need, with preference given to students from Blair County, PA, and then to any talented and deserving student from Pennsylvania.  The scholarship is renewable annually for a maximum of four years as long as the student remains in good academic standing. 

The E. E. Wissinger Family Scholarship Fund was established by Mr. and Mrs. Wissinger in recognition of the role of Susquehanna University in the education of their son, Donald '50, and his wife, Flora '51; and their grandchildren: Scott '76, Donna '78, Jane '81 and Diane '84. The scholarship is to be awarded in accordance with the university's financial aid policies, and preference is to be given to students from Blair County, Pennsylvania.

The George B. Wolf Scholarship was established in 1947 by a bequest of this former board member.

The Women's Association Scholarship was inspired by a commitment to helping young people reach their full potential and a belief that higher education prepares students for lives of achievement, leadership and service. The income from this scholarship will support promising students who demonstrate financial need. Recipients will be selected by the Office of Financial Aid.

The Woodruff Alumni Scholarship was established in 1961 by alumni of the university and Dr. John I. Woodruff, Class of 1888, then the oldest living Susquehanna alumnus.

The Bruce '33 and Marian Walborn '33 Worthington Scholarship for the Sciences was established through a bequest from the estate of Marian Worthington. The scholarship is an expression of the Worthington's deep regard for Susquehanna University and in honor of Bruce's long career as a Professor of the Sciences at Brevard Community College. The scholarship is to be awarded in accordance with the University's financial aid policies to deserving and needy students majoring in the sciences with particular preference to those with an education minor who intend to pursue a career in teaching. Recipients are expected to remain in good academic standing.

The Wright-Bentley Distinguished Student Service Scholarships were established in 1995 by the Wright-Bentley Foundation. The scholarships will be granted to students who have financial need and who have demonstrated that they are active contributors to civic and/or religious causes or activities. Wright-Bentley Scholars will be honored at the annual volunteer recognition event in February.

The Wright-Bentley Alumni Scholarship Program provides awards to selected children or grandchildren of Susquehanna alumni. Award recipients receive scholarship support for each of their four years at Susquehanna as long as they maintain a 2.5 minimum grade point average.

The Zarfos Memorial Scholarship was established by Donald W. Zarfos in memory of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence E. Zarfos.

The Elizabeth Evans Zeigler '77 Scholarship Fund was established in 1990 in memory of Elizabeth by her mother, Mrs. Blodwen A. Zeigler, and by other members of her family. Elizabeth majored in communications and theatre arts and was a member of the Class of 1977. Income from this fund provides scholarship support to deserving students showing academic promise and financial need, with a preference given to students majoring in communications or theatre arts.

The Dorothea Ruth Zier Scholarship was established in 1996 by bequest to provide scholarships for female students in need of tuition or other related educational expenses.

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Other Scholarships, Awards and Prizes

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 Paul E. and Helen Bosler Crow Athletic Travel Endowment was established to help Susquehanna University's athletics department supplement their travel budget. The money should be used for travel that is in outside of conference play. The Athletic Director will determine how the endowment will be spent with consideration given to gender equity. 

The W. Talbot Daley '76 Scholarship Fund was established in 2006 by Mr. Daley as a testament to his passionate belief in the importance of history and in recognition of the lifelong benefits he received through his Susquehanna University education. Preference will be given to first-year students who exhibit a passion for history, the qualities that will enable them to make the most of a Susquehanna University education, and the character and ability to contribute to an intellectually engaged learning community. Recipients of the scholarship shall be enrolled in the School of Arts and Sciences, and shall be selected by the financial aid office in consultation with the head of the history department.

The Susan (Duerr '65) Dodson Music Endowment was established to enhance the professional development of music students and faculty to support student preparation for careers in teaching. Funds may be used for speakers and short courses on relevant and timely topics such as collective bargaining, legal issues, personal finances, and professionalism. The fund is to be invested and managed in accordance with the university's endowment policy. 

The Charlotte Sandt '56 Erdley and Kenneth F. Erdley, Jr. '55 Endowment for Earth and Environmental Sciences was established in 2009 through the generousity of Mr. and Mrs. Erdley. Proceeds from this fund are intended to support the collaborative work of faculty and students in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department. Should the university not be able to use the proceeds in this way, the monies may be used to support other areas of science research and instruction at Susquehanna. 

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 Gary and Elizabeth Fincke Creative Writing Prize was created by Professor and Mrs. Gary Fincke and is to be awarded to an outstanding creative writing major who produces the best portfolio of work during the first semester of his or her senior year. The recipient will be chosen by an external reviewer selected each year by the creative writing faculty. The award will be made early in the second semester of the student's senior year. At the discretion of the Writers Institute Director, a portion of the fund may be used for expenses or as a stipend for the reviewer. Dr. Fincke is the founder and director of the Writer's Institue and the Creative Writing program at Susquehanna University. A prolific author of 23 published books, Dr. Fincke built the Susquehanna creative writing major into a highly regarded nationally recognized program. The Finckes have established this prize as a way to promote and recognize talented young writers for their creative achievement.  . 

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 Harry Haddon H'63 Journalism Prize was established by Roger and Denise Haddon in 2006. The prize honors the memory of Harry Haddon, Founder of The Daily Item in Sunbury, Pa. This prize will be awarded annually to the outstanding senior journalism major.

The Lois W. and Roger S. Haddon Scholarship was established by Sunbury Broadcasting Corporation in 2006 to honor the Haddons' legacy of giving and their belief in young people. The scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate financial need, with sequential preference for 1) students majoring in broadcasting; 2) students majoring in communications; or 3) students who reside in Northumberland County.

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 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) '47 Horner 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.

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 Charles E. '31 and Mildred H. Kroeck Endowment Fund was established through the estate of Mr. and Mrs. Kroeck to provide annual financial support for the Sigmund Weis Business School. Income from the fund will be used for the business school's highest needs and priorities, exclusive of student financial aid. 

The March Fund for Excellence in Diversity was established in 2006 by Terry L. '67 and Pauline Maurer March. The purpose of this fund is to support educational diversity at Susquehanna, consistent with the university's mission.

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 Dr. Paul D. '39 and Ruth R. Ochenrider Scholarship Fund. Income from the fund is to be awarded by the university's financial aid office to academically qualified students who demonstrate financial need, with preference given to those majoring in the sciences.

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 a physics major for this award.

The Jeffrey A. '71 and Dabney H. Roush Scholarship was established in 2006 by Jeffrey A. '71 and Dabney H. Roush. Inspiration came from a commitment to helping young people reach their full potential and a belief that higher education prepares students for lives of achievement, leadership and service. Recipients of this scholarship are to be students with financial need, as determined by the Financial Aid Office. Preference will be given to students who have been identified as having a specialized learning need.

The Dr. G. Edward Schweikert III Scholarship Endowment was established in his memory by his loving family in recognition of his academic excellence and dedication to the field of psychology at Susquehanna University. Ged recognized the importance of scholarships to students who would not otherwise be able to attend a university because Ged himself was the recipient of a scholarship. He used the knowledge gained as an undergraduate and graduate student to build a successful 38-year career as a psychology professor and swimming coach at Susquehanna University. He is remembered as an excellent mentor to his students and a caring father and husband to his family. The scholarship should give preference to a psychology student with at least a GPA of 3.0 who is in need of a scholarship to matriculate at Susquehanna. The scholarship should be awarded to the same student until they graduate, given that they meet the aforementioned preferences.

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 Robert A. Smith '62 Scholarship Fund was established by Robert A. Smith of Jamesport, NY. Mr. Smith graduated from Susquehanna University in 1962 with a degree in Business Administration and received a Masters in secondary education in 1965 from Hofstra University. His generousity to this fund reflects his belief in the transforming power of an effective education and his desire to help Susquehanna shape and change the lives of promising students.  This scholarship will be awarded each year to a student who maintains good academic standing and has demonstrated financial need as determined by the office of Financial Aid. 

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 M.W. (Mat) '71 and Barrie Tilghman, Jr. GO Scholarship Fund was established by Mr. and Mrs. Tilghman, Jr. in 2011 as a testament to their passionate belief in the importance of education and in recognition of the lifelong benefits of Mat's Susquehanna experience. They  also recognize their own children's educational growth through travel. The fund was established to help students fulfill the required cross-cultural experience, in order to deepen their understanding of other people as well as history, language and geography, so they may learn about themselves in a way that only travel to other places assures. Recipients of the scholarship shall be selected by the Financial Aide Office of Susquehanna University in accordance with its policies. 

The United Parcel Service Scholarship is awarded at the university's discretion to undergraduate students.

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