​​​​​​​​​​​​College of Education Scholarships​​

As a first-time freshman, you are eligible for a variety of scholarships including merit scholarships. During your time at Findlay, you will be eligible to receive additional endowed scholarships each year. Currently, the College of Education has an additional $42,000 in endowed scholarship money for our students. To learn more about general endowed scholarships you may be eligible for, please visit the main endowed scholarship page


Financial Aid

To find out about the financial aid and general scholarships you are eligible for, please visit our financial aid page by clicking on this line: www.findlay.edu/financial-aid


College of Education Endowed Scholarships


Beginning your sophomore year, you can continue to reduce the cost of your education by earning one or more of the University’s endowed scholarships.  Students are encouraged to apply for these scholarships each year they are at Findlay. It is an online application process that typically takes place in February and scholarships earned will be applied to the student's account for the next academic year.

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Barbara Rieck Heminger Scholarship

​​​Mr. and Mrs. William E. Ruse established this scholarship to perpetuate Barbara's legacy and memory and the joy and happiness she brought to so many people.  Because of Barbara's love for teaching and for children, this recipient shall be an education major with at least a 2.8 GPA.​

Betty Caskey Clopper Scholarship

​​​The Betty Caskey Clopper Scholarship, established by Allen ’36 and Betty (Caskey ’36) Clopper, provides assistance to students who rank in the upper quarter of their high school class. The student should be planning to major in elementary education with an emphasis in early childhood education and have a desire to teach at the preschool level, kindergarten or grades one through three. This scholarship is renewable provided the student maintains at least a 3.0 GPA.​​

College of Education AYA/MA/MC Scholarship

​​The College of Education AYA/MA/MC Scholarship Endowment Fund was established through the generosity of the faculty and staff of the College of Education to help fund the education for future adolescent, young adult, multi-year, or middle childhood education teachers. Scholarships will be awarded to a student with a 3.0 G.P.A. or above. 

College of Education Early Childhood Scholarship

​​The College of Education Early Childhood Scholarship Endowment Fund was established through the generosity of the faculty and staff of the College of Education to help fund the education of future early childhood teachers. Scholarship awards will be made available to students with a 3.0 G.P.A. or above. 

College of Education Intervention Specialist Scholarship

​​The College of Education Intervention Specialist Scholarship Endowment Fund was established through the generosity of the faculty and staff of the College of Education to help fund the education of future teachers that share a passion for being an intervention specialist. Scholarship awards will be made available to students with a 3.0 G.P.A. or above. 

Dick Strahm Scholarship

​​The friends and family of Dick “Coach” Strahm have established the Dick Strahm Scholarship to honor his years of dedicated service as both teacher and the head football coach. This scholarship shall be awarded to an education major participating in any UF varsity sport who does not receive any athletic scholarship aid. The recipient must have a 3.0 GPA or better and demonstrated need. 

Doyne Frommer Scholarship

​​Established by a dear friend, the Doyne Frommer Scholarship Fund at The University of Findlay has been created. This scholarship is awarded to a student in the College of Education majoring in special education and a graduate of Bluffton High School or Findlay High School. The recipient must be a full-time student with a 3.0 GPA. 

Dr. Jean C. Nye Memorial Scholarship

​The University of Findlay Board of Trustees has established the Dr. Jean C. Nye Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund at The University of Findlay. Dr. Nye came to Findlay in 1959. During her tenure, she taught Spanish, developed the undergraduate program in bilingual multicultural education and created the master of arts in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) and bilingual education program.​ After years of directing academic programs, in 1997 she was named Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement, a post in which she served as UF’s government liaison at the state and federal levels. She successfully pursued and received government, foundation and corporation grants amounting to more than $10 million. At the time she passed away on Feb. 29, 2000, she was actively engaged in obtaining funding for the intergenerational studies program, among others. This scholarship shall be given to a student who is enrolled in the intergenerational studies program at UF. 

Dr. Marian R. Bartch '49 Scholarship

​​​Victoria Bartch Weddle, niece of Marian R. Bartch, Ph.D., established the Dr. Marian R. Bartch '49 Scholarship Endowment Fund at The University of Findlay to honor her memory. Dr. Bartch was a professor of education at Findlay College/The University of Findlay from 1969 until her retirement in 1994. She also served as a consultant and presenter at workshops, published articles in professional journals, co-authored a series of children's books and wrote teacher resource books. She was appointed professor emerita of education by the Board of Trustees upon her retirement. This scholarship is awarded to education majors with a 3.2 GPA or better. 

Dr. Richard W. Malcolm '55 Memorial Scholarship

​​Carla Malcolm established the Dr. Richard W. Malcolm '55 Memorial Scholarship at The University of Findlay, honoring the wishes of her late husband. Dr. Malcolm was honored as a Distinguished Alumnus in 1988 and a Distinguished Associate in 2010, and he served on the Alumni Board of Governors for many years. This scholarship is awarded to an education major with first preference to students who are members of the marching brass band. The recipient must have at least a 2.5 GPA.​ 

F.O. Eakin Family Scholarship

​​This fund was established by Barbara Eakin Meyers, Class of 1963, for students majoring in education and to honor her family. Barbara’s inspiration to assist students in furthering their education came from one of her favorite professors, Dr. Louis Chenette, and with her involvement throughout campus. Full-time students in their senior year of study with at least a 3.0 GPA are eligible to apply. 

Gerald R. and Florence G. Collins Graduate Assistantship Fund

​​​Established by Florence G. Collins in 1993, the Gerald R. and Florence G. Collins Graduate Assistantship Fund provides assistance to students enrolled in The University of Findlay’s master of arts in education program with a specialization in the strand of special education. The scholarship is renewable, provided the student remains in good academic standing. In return for the stipend, recipients should work in the master of arts in education office.

Grace Leonard Farrell ’36 and Christina Taylor Florence ’94 Scholarship

​​​In conjunction with the 125th Endowed Funds Drive, Edward and Melinda Taylor have established this scholarship in memory of Grace Leonard Farrell, Melinda’s mother, and in honor of Christina Taylor Florence, Edward and Melinda’s daughter. Grace was a 1936 graduate of Findlay College where she received a bachelor of arts in social sciences. Christina, a 1994 graduate of The University of Findlay, received a degree in elementary education. This scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in education having a GPA of 3.2 or better.​ ​

James D. and Judith L. Philipp Award of Excellence for the College of Education

​​​​​Established in conjunction with the 125th Endowed Funds Drive and with heartfelt love and dedication to UF, Duane and Judy Philipp hereby establish the James D. and Judith L. Philipp Award of Excellence for the College of Education Endowment.  This award is to recognize excellence in the areas of teaching, supervision and support of students in the College of Education. Mr. Philipp received his B.S. degree from Findlay College in Business Education in 1959 and his M. Ed. from BGSU in 1976. He joined the UF Board of Trustees in 1979 where he served 24 years and was elected trustee emeritus in May of 2000. He also served 20 years on the Alumni Board of Directors. Mr. Philipp became the teacher licensure officer and supervisor of field experience students at UF in 1992 and continues to serve in that capacity. Together Mr. and Mrs. Philipp continue to support The University of Findlay in many ways.​ 

James W. Child Memorial Scholarship

​​​​Lynn R. Child established the James W. Child Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund in memory of her husband, James Child, and to commemorate the efforts of Dr. C. Richard Beckett for conceiving and helping to launch the pre-veterinary medicine program at the University of Findlay. The scholarship honors Dr. James Child, who held a Ph.D. in the history and philosophy of science from Indiana University and who was an astute businessman, professor and scholar. He and Lynn were named Distinguished Associates of the University of Findlay in 2001. The scholarship is awarded to animal science/pre-veterinary medicine majors who are utilizing the Dr. C. Richard Beckett Animal Science Building. Recipients may be in any year of study and must have a 3.0 GPA or better.​ 

Janet Maule Swartz Scholarship

​​Dr. Stanley L. Swartz ’70 established the Janet Maule Swartz Scholarship in honor of his wife, Janet Maule Swartz ’70, for her dedication to educating young people. This scholarship is awarded annually to UF students majoring in elementary education. Recipients must demonstrate financial need and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Dr. and Mrs. Swartz are both educators in the areas of elementary and special education.​ 

Jerry L. Smith Operating Scholarship

​​​​The Jerry L. Smith Operating Scholarship was established by Mr. Smith to support the endeavors of students who are pursuing a degree in Education. Jerry is a 1969 graduate of Findlay College and spent his profession in vocational and business education, preparing many students for their future careers in the process. He established this scholarship knowing how important it is to have quality educators. This scholarship is awarded to students who are education majors in any year of study and who have a 2.75 or better G.P.A.​ 

Joan R. Lewis '69 Scholarship

​​​​​Friends and family of Joan Rae Lewis established the Joan R. Lewis '69 Scholarship Endowment Fund at the University of Findlay to honor Joan's memory. Joan graduated from Findlay College with a degree in Health and Physical Education and spent her career teaching in the Riverdale School system until her retirement in 1999. It is because of her love for teaching that this scholarship was established so she can assist in the education of young people -- tomorrow's leaders. The scholarship is awarded annually to students majoring in multi-age Physical and/or Health Education with a 3.0 GPA or better.​ ​​

John and Marge Cindric Scholarship

​​The family and friends of John and Marge Cindric have established this scholarship to be given to a student who is enrolled in any major within the College of Education with first preference to an intervention specialist major. The recipient must have at least a 2.75 GPA.​

John W. ’14 and Hester (Powell ’19) Grimm Education Scholarship

​​​​​The John W. ’14 and Hester (Powell ’19) Grimm Education Scholarship was established by Hester Powell Grimm in 1992. The scholarship is awarded to students with a declared major in the teacher education program within the College of Education. The scholarship is renewable with a 3.0 GPA.​ 

Julie and J. Steve '69 Welton Family Scholarship

​​​In conjunction with the Give Voce to Your Values campaign, Julie and Steve Welton established the Julie and J. Steve ’69 Welton Family Scholarship Endowment Fund at the University of Findlay. This scholarship honors Steve’s mother, Louise F. Welton Warren, Findlay College Class of 1958, and her many years of service to teaching children. Mrs. Warren taught kindergarten out of her home until she became one of Findlay’s first kindergarten teachers. This scholarship is awarded to students who are education majors, are graduates of a Hancock County, Ohio, high school and have a 2.5 GPA or better.​ 

Keith Mohr ’67 Family Scholarship

​​​In conjunction with the 125th Endowed Fund Drive, the Keith Mohr '67 Family Scholarship Endowment Fund was established at the University of Findlay. Mr. Mohr is a 1967 graduate of Findlay College/The University of Findlay. He retired from the Findlay City School system after 36 years of educating students. This scholarship was established to support students as they continue their education. The scholarship is awarded to full-time undergraduate students who are majoring in middle childhood education and have a 3.5 GPA or better.​

Kenneth and Susan Brooks Family Scholarship

​​​The Kenneth and Susan Brooks Family Scholarship Endowment Fund at the University of Findlay was established by Kenneth and Susan Brooks in honor of their children, Andrew Brooks '03 and Kathryn (Brooks '06) Brown. Both Andrew and Kathryn are graduates of the University of Findlay, College of Education. Kenneth and Susan established this scholarship to encourage those that are first generation university students. Being first generation university students, they wanted to assist others that are pursuing their education and will be the future instructors of the next generation. This scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior with at least a 3.2 G.P.A.​ 

Larry L. and Joann M. Miles Scholarship

​​​Established by their family and friends, the Larry L. and Joann Miles Scholarship Fund honors Joann’s passion for the promotion of reading and literacy. Joann believed strongly that art in children’s picture books and art at the Mazza Museum should be used to foster a desire to read. This scholarship supports students majoring in Education with an emphasis in English/Language Arts and/or reading endorsement. First preference will be given to students majoring in Early Childhood Education with a reading endorsement who exhibit a keen interest in literacy. Applicants must also volunteer or be a student director at the Mazza Museum, be a sophomore, junior or senior, and have a 3.0 GPA or better.​ ​

Lorain Bilingual Scholarship

​​​​Established by the Nordson Foundation, the Stocker Foundation and the Greater Lorain Foundation, the Lorain Bilingual Scholarship was established for Hispanic/Latino students graduating from the Lorain City Schools or transferring to UF from Lorain Community College who plan to enter the teaching field in a bilingual setting and who have a major/minor in a language other than English, and have a major/minor in education or plan to seek teaching credentials after graduation.​

Lorene King Ashby Scholarship

​​​In conjunction with the 125th Endowed Funds Drive and the Give Voice to Your Values campaign, Mrs. Lorene (King) Ashby '61 established the Lorene King Ashby Scholarship Endowment Fund at the University of Findlay. Recipients must be full-time elementary education majors with a 3.0 GPA or better.​

Marie G. Sweitzer Scholarship

​​​​​Established in memory of Marie G. Sweitzer, the mother of  Dr. Beth Sweitzer-Riley, the Marie G. Sweitzer Scholarship was established by her family and friends in honor of her dedication to the teaching profession. Through her determination, Mrs. Sweitzer returned to college as one of the first non-traditional students in her era to earn her bachelor’s degree. Preference is given to a non-traditional student intending to enter the teaching profession.​​

Maurice and Reva (Staley ’36) Terry Scholarship

​​​Established to assist students who are preparing for a career in education, the Maurice and Reva (Staley ’36) Terry Scholarship is awarded, in order of preference, to graduates of Upper Sandusky High School, a Wyandot County high school or an Ohio high school. The scholarship is renewable as long as the recipient maintains a 3.0 or better GPA.​ ​

Michael W. Murphy Scholarship

​​​The Michael W. Murphy Scholarship was established by family and friends in memory of Michael Murphy, a student athlete at The University of Findlay, who died shortly after completing his student teaching in English. The scholarship is awarded to students majoring in English/education. 

Multicultural Master’s Degree Scholarship

​​​​​The Multicultural Master’s Degree Scholarship provides assistance to education professionals enrolled in at least two courses in the master of arts in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) and bilingual education program at The University of Findlay. Recipients must be committed to students who speak another language and the multicultural program.​ 

Pam Hyland Scholarship

​​Established by friends and family of Pam Hyland in 2005, this award will be made annually to a full-time student majoring in teacher education. Recipients may be in their sophomore, junior or senior year of study and must have a GPA of between 2.5 and 3.2.​​

Robert M. and Catherine M. Pritts Scholarship

​​​Robert and Catherine Pritts established this scholarship acknowledging the role an education from Findlay College/The University of Findlay has played in enabling them to have successful and fulfilling lives. Three generations of the Pritts family have attended Findlay, and Robert and Catherine Pritts desired to continue to support the success and growth of the University while aiding future students in gaining a quality education. Recipients shall be education majors and have at least a 2.75 GPA.​

Ronald C. Cable Scholarship

​​In conjunction with the 125th Endowed Fund Drive and the Give Voice to your Values Campaign, Ron Cable, a 1964 graduate of Findlay College, established the Ronald C. Cable Scholarship Endowment Fund at the University of Findlay. He created this scholarship to enable deserving young people to further their education. This scholarship is awarded to students who are graduates of Arlington High School, with first preference to an education major and second preference to an Arlington High School graduate in any approved major. Students may be in any year of study and must have at least a 3.0 GPA.​

The College of Education Program Endowment Fund

​​The College of Education Program Endowment Fund was established by the members of the College of Education Dean’s Advisory Board to assist with program needs of the College of Education and its students. The distributions are intended to provide the Board and dean with the resources needed to achieve a higher level of excellence by funding activities over and above those funded by the school's normal operating budget.

Thomas, Kelly '03, and Kirstie '13 Ernst Family Scholarship

​​​​This scholarship was established by the Ernst family to support students in early childhood education who also participate in the Marching Oiler Brass. Tom and Kelly believe that education is the most valuable gift anyone can give you. The desire to pay forward the blessings and opportunities afforded to their family because of degrees earned from UF led them to endow this scholarship and support the University. As their daughter Kirstie was actively involved in the Marching Oiler Brass and Symphonic Band, along with Kappa Delta Pi and S.T.R.I.D.E while pursuing her degree in early childhood education, it was only natural for this scholarship to be awarded with a tie to education and band.​ 

William '91 and Dr. Julie '90 McIntosh

​​In conjunction with the Give Voice to Your Values campaign, Bill and Julie McIntosh established the William '91 and Dr. Julie Dean '90 McIntosh Scholarship Endowment Fund at the University of Findlay. Mr. McIntosh majored in business administration and marketing at the University of Findlay and played Oilers football from 1986-1991. He was a store manager for several area K-mart stores before becoming a human resources market district manager for Walmart. He received his Masters of Arts in Education with an emphasis on human resource development in 2009. Dr. McIntosh is an experienced public school teacher and college professor. She began her career at the University of Findlay in 2003 as an assistant professor of education and director of AYA/Multi-Age programs. She became the assistant dean in the College of Education in 2009 and was named dean, Jan. 1, 2010, a position in which she currently serves. Dr. McIntosh received the University of Findlay's Alumni Association's Old Main Award in 2001 was named a Distinguished Alumna of the University in 2006 and served as president of the Alumni Association Board of Governors for nine years. Dr. McIntosh was selected as an Ohio School Board Association Proud Product of Ohio Schools in 2013. ​This scholarship is awarded to a full-time education major with a 3.0 G.P.A. or better.​ 

William J. Butler Scholarship

​​This scholarship was established by friends and family of Bill Butler as a tribute to a man who so loved education and students. He inspired students by his example and by the way he lived his life from day to day. Recipients of this scholarship must be undergraduate education majors and maintain a 3.33 GPA.​ 

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