University Scholarships


A scholarship is a financial grant for a studentís University expenses. These grants are usually given based on financial need and/or particular academic or athletic excellence.

The University Scholarships marked with an asterisk(*) are awarded to incoming students. For more information regarding freshman scholarships contact the Admissions office, and for general information regarding scholarships, contact the Financial Aid office.

SCHOLARSHIPS Ė ACADEMIC

*AFSCME Local 2421 Scholarship. Awarded annually by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees to a student graduating from each Lancaster County high school.

APSCUF-MU Scholarship. Awarded to two undergraduates enrolled part- or full-time in a degree program at Millersville. Applicants must have completed 45-75 credits, including at least nine at Millersville, and have a GPA of at least 3.7. Financial need is also considered.

African-American/Latino Alumni Scholarship. Awarded to African-American and Latino students who are full-time undergraduates. Recipients must have a minimum CGPA of 2.5 with 36 or more credits. A written essay and interview are required.

All Greek Council / Stephanie Wocjik Scholarship. Awarded to a student affiliated with an organization which is a member of All-Greek Council.

Alumni Scholarship. Established by the Millersville University Alumni Association. Awarded to the student with the highest GPA who has earned more than 57 but fewer than 72 credits upon completion of the spring semester.

American Association of University Women Scholarship. Awarded to a "nontraditional" woman student from the Lancaster area who has completed 90 credits and is one year from completing her degree requirements.

American Industrial Hygiene Association Scholarship. Awarded to a student majoring in Occupational Safety and Hygiene Management or a related discipline and who has demonstrated a proclivity toward industrial hygiene. Applicants must have completed 60 credits, including 12 in industrial hygiene, and have a GPA of at least 2.5.

Eugene and Dora Androlonis Endowed Scholarship. Awarded to orphaned students or students who have financial need, who are residents of the community of Shenandoah, Pa., or its vicinity.

Leo Ascher Music Scholarship. Established by Mrs. Franzi Ascher Nash and awarded to the undergraduate music major who has best developed a musical composition based on one of Leo Ascherís original themes.

James C. Atty Memorial Scholarship. Awarded to a student of the Counselor Education Program on the bases of financial need and potential as a counselor.

Laurene Cassady Auker Scholarship. Awarded to students demonstrating financial need.

Thomas R. Baker Memorial Scholarship. Awarded "to a worthy student of ability" upon completion of the junior year. The Wickersham Scholarship winner is not eligible for this award.

*D. Luke and Elva W. Biemesderfer Scholarship for Merit in Foreign Languages. Awarded annually to an entering full-time freshman majoring in a foreign language, payable when the recipient pays full semester fees. The recipient is chosen on the basis of excellence in scholarship and leadership potential. Financial need may be taken into consideration but shall not be a major criterion.

Cora Catharine Bitner Music Scholarship. Awarded to students who are proficient in musical performance and have rendered loyal service to the musical activities of the University.

*Board of Governors Scholarships. Awarded primarily to minority students for yearly tuition and renewable each year that the recipients maintain acceptable academic standards. Twenty percent of the scholarships are used to support academically talented students regardless of minority status.

A.G. Breidenstine Scholarship. Established by friends of Dr. A.G. Breidenstine in recognition of his service as dean from 1955 to 1965. Awarded to the student whose honors work is judged to be most outstanding.

Campus Club Scholarships. Awarded to members of the junior class who have maintained a GPA of 2.0 or higher and who are dependent wholly or in large part upon their own efforts for financing an education.

Harry E. Canter Statistics Scholarship. Awarded to the junior or senior mathematics or computer science major who has shown the most outstanding performance in statistics.

*Joseph Anthony Caputo and Linda Ryan Caputo Scholarship in Chemistry. Awarded to an incoming chemistry major based on merit as demonstrated by class rank performance, scholastic aptitude examinations and other criteria as recommended by the Admissions office.

Lt. Col. Jo Ann Cashman Scholarship Endowment. Awarded annually to a student enrolled in the nursing curriculum who is in good academic standing. Preference may be given, but is not limited to, students who are in financial need.

Christina A. Ciallella Endowed Memorial Scholarship. Awarded to a female student who has completed at least 60 credits at MU with no restriction upon major and based upon financial need.

Class of 1910 Scholarship. Awarded to a student for excellence in English at the end of the studentís third year.

Class of 1927 Memorial Scholarship. Awarded to a sophomore majoring in education who has passed 45 credits or more, has an aptitude and ability for the profession of teaching, and who participates in University activities, especially intercollegiate sports.

Class of 1935 Endowment Scholarships. Awarded to junior students who entered Millersville University under the "Search for Excellence" program.

Class of 1937 Endowment Scholarship. Awarded to a first semester senior who intends to teach. The student must have a GPA of at least 2.5 and two letters of recommendation from teaching faculty.

Class of 1940 Endowment Scholarship. Awarded to a student who demonstrates financial need and who is majoring in education.

Class of 1942 Scholarship. Awarded annually to an outstanding education major who has achieved academic excellence and has demonstrated financial need.

Class of 1943 Scholarship. Awarded to a senior in the School of Education, based on exceptional potential as a classroom teacher, who has earned a total of 96 credits with a GPA of 3.0 or better.

Class of 1944 Scholarship. Awarded to a student majoring in education, who has completed at least 60 credits of course work and has demonstrated financial need.

Class of 1947 Scholarship/Scholarship for Research Students in University Honors Program. Awarded to a student who is enrolled in the honors program, engaged in independent research related to his or her course of study at the University, and demonstrates a need for financial assistance.

Class of 1948 Endowed Scholarship. Awarded to an upperclassman who demonstrates scholastic ability and financial need.

*Elisabeth Beth Cramer Endowed Scholarship. Awarded to a student majoring in art education who demonstrates financial need. The scholarship shall be presented to a first-year student, and may be renewed as long as that student is in good academic standing and has financial need.

The Gladys Cooper Cunningham Scholarship. Awarded to a junior or senior who is most outstanding in early childhood education.

Beatrice U. Datesman Scholarship. Awarded to a junior/senior on the basis of scholarship, requiring at least a 3.0 GPA in the major. Studentsí financial need shall be a determining factor.

Dilworth-McCullough English Scholarship. Awarded to a student who has achieved excellence in English literature.

Laura B. Doering Library Service Scholarships. Presented to senior student library workers who have demonstrated exceptional commitment on the job.

William H. and Alma P. Duncan Scholarship in Elementary Education. Awarded to an elementary education major on the basis of financial need, excellence in scholarship, leadership qualities and service to others.

*Dean Dutcher Music Scholarship. Awarded to an incoming freshman who maintains enrollment as a full-time music major at Millersville University, based on musical talent in art performance medium. 

Daniel G. Engle Scholarship. Awarded on completion of the junior year to a science major for superior scholarship and exceptional University and community service.

Paul W. Eshelman Memorial Scholarship. Awarded annually to a junior industry and technology major for excellence in wood technology, payable upon the studentís enrollment for the second semester of the senior year.

Exide/Fittipaldi Memorial Scholarship. Awarded to children or spouses of employees of Exide Corporation, Lampeter Plastics Division, who are admitted as full-time undergraduate students.

*John Charles Falck Scholarship. Awarded to an undergraduate student on the basis of academic excellence and good character, as determined by the Director of Financial Aid, and renewable each year that the student maintains a passing academic average.

Dominick J. and Frances M. Fanani Scholarship. Awarded to a full-time junior or senior student in the arts and humanities for outstanding scholarship and character.

Valborg Fletty Memorial Scholarship. Awarded to a student entering the senior year on the basis of scholarly ability and financial need.

Robert & Darlene Ford Merit Scholarship in Geography. Awarded to a geography major who has completed a minimum of 75 credits at Millersville University by the semester prior to award of the scholarship.

Alice R. Fox Memorial Scholarship. Awarded to a student who has achieved excellence in English.

Arthur and Claribel Walker Gerhart Memorial Scholarship. Awarded to a student who is in good academic standing, majoring in biology, and has completed 60 credits by the end of the semester in which the award is made. Preference is given to sophomores and juniors.

*Greek Council Scholarships. Awarded to encourage academically strong high school students with extensive extracurricular involvement to attend Millersville University.

*Nancy Zakrewski Groff Memorial Scholarship. Awarded to a first year student who has demonstrated academic achievement in high school, to be used for tuition, fees, books, and room and board.

John K. Harley Scholarship. Awarded to a male student who has maintained the highest standing in scholarship and deportment during both his junior and senior year, and who is of high moral character and exemplary habits.

James Hamilton and Lucretia Boyd Hartzell Piano Scholarship. Awarded to a junior or senior piano student who possesses extraordinary talent, has shown considerable progress, and has contributed to the musical enrichment of the University community.

Frank R. Heavner Memorial Scholarship. Awarded to the English major who has the highest average in at least nine credits of linguistics courses.

Dr. Alex Henderson Scholarship in Biology. Awarded to a student in good academic standing who is majoring in biology and who has completed 60 credits by the end of the semester in which the award is made. Preference is given to sophomores and juniors.

Alan S. & Adeline Holiday Endowed Scholarship. Awarded to a student who demonstrates scholastic ability and financial need.

*The Russell C. Hughes Endowed English Scholarships. Awarded to two incoming freshman students majoring in English, for the period of time each is in good academic standing and majoring in English at Millersville University. Student must have a minimum academic average of 3.0 and have a history of participation in high school publications.

Hazel Jackson Scholarship Fund. Awarded annually to an African-American student majoring in secondary education language arts or the humanities who is in good academic standing and demonstrates financial need. Preference given to students from Lancaster County.

Jackson Memorial Scholarship. Established by Dr. George F. and Lelia M. Stauffer and awarded annually to a graduate of Hempfield High School who has completed the junior year and has attained distinguished achievement in elementary education. In the event no Hempfield High School graduate is eligible, the award is made to the highest ranking elementary education major from Lancaster County high schools.

Keever Biology Research Scholarship. Awarded to an undergraduate biology major to train the recipient in the methods and values of scientific research. Preference is given to those concentrating in botany.

*Beatrice M. Killough Endowed Scholarship for Spanish Studies. Awarded to an entering freshman, enrolled in the Spanish or Spanish-Education curriculum. The award may be renewed for up to seven additional semesters, providing the student maintains a 3.5 GPA in Spanish and a 3.0 overall GPA.

Esther S. Knaub Scholarship. Awarded to a York County student, as determined by the appropriate college officials.

James E. Koken Scholarship. Awarded to a student enrolled in a science curriculum or in science education, who has completed 55 credits at Millersville University by the end of the semester prior to the semester in which the scholarship is awarded.

Helen Koontz Scholarship. Awarded to two junior elementary education majors who have spent at least two full academic years at Millersville and have devoted two full academic years to preparation for elementary teaching.

*David B., Ph.D., and Kathryn Millar Kraybill Scholarship. Awarded to an entering freshman from the Lampeter-Strasburg school district. Selection is based upon financial need for academic studies only, and use of the scholarship is limited to payment of tuition. Scholarship may be renewed for eight semesters or until graduation, whichever is first.

Edward J. Laucks Memorial Sertoma Scholarship. Awarded to a student who has achieved excellence in the communication major.

Sanders P. McComsey Scholarship. Established by the Class of 1917 and awarded to a student who excels in English, payable at the end of the junior year.

Dr. William B. McIIwaine Endowed Scholarship in Earth Sciences. Awarded to a student majoring in Earth Sciences who has completed 60 semester hours of academic credit at MU with a GPA of 3.2 or higher and demonstrates financial need.

*MEDAL Fund Academic Scholarship. Established by Millersville University employees and awarded to incoming freshmen on the basis of academic merit and renewable annually for those who maintain established academic standards.

John Mentzer Scholarship in Special Education. Awarded to a junior who is enrolled in the certification program in special education and has demonstrated potential to become an outstanding teacher.

Dana Messman Scholarship. Presented annually to a senior female elementary education major with a GPA of 3.5 or higher, demonstrating financial need and participating in University and professional activities.

Helen R. Metzler Undergraduate Reading Scholarship. Awarded to an elementary education major who has completed course work in reading and has shown excellence in classroom performance and knowledge of reading techniques.

Robert S. & Helen R. Metzler Scholarship in Elementary Education. Awarded to a student enrolled in the Elementary Education curriculum who has completed 45 credits at Millersville University. Chosen by the department on the basis of financial need and exceptional potential as an elementary teacher.

Millersville University Business Associates Scholarship. Awarded to female(s) nontraditional student(s) from Lancaster County enrolled in the Continuing Education Program. Students must be financially independent and have demonstrated financial need.

Kurtz J. & Mary A.C. Mock Memorial Scholarship. Awarded to a female enrolled in the elementary supervisor certificate program who possesses either a bachelorís or masterís degree from Millersville University. Recipient must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate superior leadership qualities.

The Charles E. Muench Endowed Scholarship in Communications and Theatre Arts. Awarded to an entering senior majoring in communication and theatre arts who has demonstrated financial need, has a minimum overall academic average of 3.0, and exemplifies commitment to and excellence in the discipline of communications.

C. Maxwell and Edna H. Myers History Scholarship. Awarded to a history major who has earned a minimum of 85 credits; based on academic accomplishment and service to the department and the University.

*Edna H. Myers Mathematics Scholarship. Awarded to an incoming freshman majoring in mathematics.

John David Neider Memorial Scholarship. Awarded to a junior who has made a significant contribution to the success of musical or dramatic performing arts at Millersville and has a GPA of at least 2.0.

Neimeyer-Hodgson Student Research Grant. Awarded to a student attending Millersville University in pursuit of the baccalaureate degree.

Paul Nichols Earth Sciences Scholarship. Awarded to a junior earth sciences major who is chosen on the basis of outstanding motivation and academic excellence.

Nontraditional Student Scholarship. Awarded to an independent full- or part-time undergraduate student who is returning to school, has earned at least 15 credits at Millersville University, and has demonstrated financial need.

*Pennsylvania Bandmasterís Association Scholarship. Awarded to an incoming freshman who excels in band instrument performance.

Presidential Scholarship. Awarded to upper division students to encourage these individuals to continue their studies at the University. The grant is designed to provide two-year academic scholarships to students who have achieved an excellent academic record during their first 45 semester hours at the University.

Philip ResslerĖSuburban Cable Scholarship. Awarded to a sophomore student from Lancaster County entering the junior year. Recipient must have core curriculum in political science, demonstrate service to community, and be in financial need.

Helen C. Riso Commuting Student Association Endowed Scholarship. Awarded to a commuting student who best demonstrates financial need, satisfactory academic performance and noteworthy service to the Commuting Student Association.

Dr. Eugene K. Robb Scholarship. Awarded to a graduate student in education on the basis of academic achievement and for contributions to the field of education.

The Lina Ruiz y Ruiz Endowed Memorial Scholarship. Awarded to a junior student majoring in Spanish who, in the judgement of the professors of the Spanish section, has completed work in the field of Spanish studies. 

Richard Sasin Endowed Scholarship in Chemistry. Awarded to a student majoring in chemistry and who is in good academic standing. Selection is based upon financial need and/or participation in intercollegiate sports.

Dr. Nathan C. Schaeffer Scholarship. Awarded to a resident of Lancaster County who demonstrates financial need and who is enrolled in the final year of an undergraduate program or in a post-graduate program in education.

Hazel Rork Schmuck Alumni Scholarship. Awarded to a full-time secondary education major with an overall 3.0 GPA who has completed at least 30 and no more than 60 credits prior to the fall semester in which the award is made.

*Search for Excellence Scholarships. Awarded to entering freshmen whose class rank places them in the top 10% of their high school graduating class or who possess a math/verbal minimum combined Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) score of 1100. Renewable annually to those who maintain satisfactory academic standards.

Isaac F. Seiverling Scholarship. Established by the Class of 1928 and awarded to a junior for proficiency in mathematics.

*Ellen Currier Sellers Endowed Scholarship for Organ Performance. Awarded to high school seniors who will be majoring in organ or university students who are currently majoring in music with organ as an instrument of study.

N.E. Shoemaker Biology Teaching Scholarship. Awarded to the sophomore secondary education biology major who has earned the highest GPA.

*SICO Foundation Scholarship. Twenty-six four-year scholarships awarded annually to Millersville freshmen on the basis of high school records, competitive examination, personality and financial need. Only high school graduates from counties served by SICO are eligible.

*Elizabeth Smithgall Scholarship. Awarded to students who are ranked in the top 10% of their class, demonstrate financial need and have a native language other than English.

George F. Stauffer Scholarship. Established by Dr. George F. Stauffer and Lelia M. Stauffer. Awarded to a student who has completed the sophomore or junior year and had demonstrated academic excellence in a physical science major.

Steinman Communications Scholarships. Awarded to full-time undergraduates in good academic standing who have completed at least 15 but not more than 100 credits, for outstanding contributions to campus communications and who indicate an intention to continue to serve in a capacity that will advance campus communications.

*Nicholas Stephens Endowed Memorial Scholarship. Awarded to an incoming freshman from the School District of Lancaster, Pa.

The Clyde S. and Pauline F. Stine Endowed Scholarship. Awarded annually to a resident assistant who is a member of the junior class and who has demonstrated outstanding service to resident life.

Mark Stine Scholastic Attainment Scholarships. Awarded to two or more students who have pursued higher education primarily on a part-time basis and who have had special family responsibilities or who have overcome cultural challenges. Students admitted on nondegree status are eligible.

Gertrude Bettle Stoll Memorial Scholarship. Awarded to a junior early childhood education major on the basis of an empathic concern for the personal, emotional, and educational needs of young children, a GPA of at least 3.0, and financial need.

Mike Stone Wrestling Scholarship. Awarded to a student who is in good academic standing and who is eligible to compete athletically. The award will remain with recipient until graduation.

Nadine Thomas Journalism Scholarship. Awarded to a third or fourth year female journalism student. The recipient will be selected by a faculty committee from the English Department.

Joseph Torchia Scholarship. Established by the Sigma Chapter of Phi Sigma Pi Honor Fraternity and awarded to a chapter member who has demonstrated high scholarship, outstanding leadership and all-around service to the fraternity.

United States Steel Scholarship. Awarded to a junior economics and business administration major who has the highest GPA in courses taken within the department and who has demonstrated outstanding ability and dedication to the study of business and economics.

Cecil M. Upton Organic Chemistry Scholarship. Awarded to the outstanding student in the organic chemistry course sequence.

Thomas G. Versprille Memorial Scholarship Fund. Awarded to a student in good academic standing who has been a member of the Millersville University cheerleading squad for at least one year, has actively participated on the squad for the entire season, and is a full-time student with a 2.3 GPA.

Louis Vyner Scholarship for Performance. Awarded to a full-time music major selected by an audition committee of the music department on the basis of outstanding performance in the field of music and demonstrated academic excellence.

Joseph E. Walker Scholarship in American History. Awarded to a worthy junior who intends to teach American history on a elementary, secondary, or college level. Secondary consideration is given to a junior history major who excels in American history.

Steven A. Walker Memorial Scholarship. Awarded to one or more junior or senior Spanish majors who have done excellent work in Spanish studies and contributed significantly to the Spanish Club.

Theodore Weeks APICS Scholarship. Given by the Lancaster-York Chapter of the American Production and Inventory Control Society to a senior for outstanding achievement in production and operations management.

Gerald S. Weiss Chemistry Scholarship. Awarded to a chemistry major who has demonstrated financial need and superior academic achievement in CHEM 251: Inorganic Chemistry I, a required course in inorganic chemistry for majors in the ACS certified program leading to the bachelor of science degree in chemistry.

Wentzel-Wright Memorial Scholarship. Awarded to two outstanding students at the end of the junior year, payable upon enrollment for the second semester of the senior year, on the basis of financial need, industry, service to the University community, participation in campus activities, scholarship, good character, integrity, honesty and professionalism.

Wickersham Memorial Scholarship. Awarded to a senior for excellence of scholarship and exemplary character.

Joan Williams Scholarship. Awarded to an education student concentrating in history. Awarded on basis of prior academic performance. The recipient should best exemplify love of learning, courage, determination, honesty and a sense of humor.

*Roy Lutz Winters Foreign Language Scholarship. Awarded to an incoming freshman foreign language major who has an outstanding high school record in foreign languages. The award is applicable to tuition, room, and board.

Janet Wood Memorial Fund. Awarded to a student enrolled as an education major and/or seeking teacher certification who has a GPA of at least 3.5. Undergraduate applicants must have obtained advanced professional standing and graduate students must have obtained admission to degree candidacy status prior to applying for scholarship.

Edna Rochow Workman Memorial Scholarship. Awarded to a junior or senior art or art education major who has produced during the academic year the best painting in oil or related media.
 

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