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Scholarships and Support Fund

College of Education and Applied Human Sciences Scholarships

Undergraduate Level Scholarships

Coates Fund Kentucky resident majoring in education, having above average academic potential and personal traits of good citizenship. Preference will be given to students with financial need. This is a renewable scholarship. (High school seniors are eligible to apply.)
Cross and Short Endowed Scholarship Freshman or sophomore elementary education or special education/P-5 majors with 3.2 GPA or higher with preference given to first generation college students. Preference is also given to students from eastern Kentucky with special preference for students from Pulaski County. This is a renewable scholarship.
DeHoop Scholarship Fund/Wieste Awarded to an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in the field of Special Education with demonstration of strong scholarship, service to the profession and community, with leadership potential. Applicant must be nominated by a member of the Eastern Kentucky University community.
Gifford Endowed Scholarship Full-time elementary or secondary education major who is a Kentucky resident having graduated from a Kentucky high school. Must have financial need. This scholarship is renewable.
Hansen Memorial Fund/Mae Junior or senior standing student admitted to Professional Education Program. Student must have financial need and show evidence of positive personal qualities and high academic achievement.
Harris Scholarship Fund For special education majors with a communications disorder emphasis.
Jennings & Stratemeyer Scholarship Awarded to one sophomore male and one sophomore female who are members of Kappa Delta Pi, the education honor society.
Keen Scholarship/Quentin and Mary Ann Full-time education major with a focus in one or more of the Sciences. Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
McKinney Scholarship for Elementary Teachers For elementary education majors from southern Madison County, Kentucky
Miller Award Fund/Nancy Awarded annually to two graduating elementary education majors (K-4, 5-8). One recipient should be an on-campus resident and one recipient an off-campus resident who lives at home. Nominees should be graduating seniors “whose conduct through their enrollment at EKU has given evidence of outstanding humanistic and Christian characteristics. The recipients are (to be) individuals whose love for and desire to serve mankind and whose vibrancy, industriousness, and positive attitude have won the respect of faculty and fellow students.” While the student is expected to have a good academic record, outstanding academic performance is not a criterion for selection or recipients of this award.
Pigman Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund Full-time female elementary education major from Eastern Kentucky with preference given to residents of Floyd or Knott Counties first. This is a renewable scholarship.
Ramsey Endowed Scholarship Fund/Imogene Elementary or middle school education majors who have completed 60 hours with at least a 2.75 GPA, for students from EKU’s 22-county service region with preference given to first-generation college students with financial need. This is a renewable scholarship.

Graduate Level Scholarships

Alderton Memorial Endowment Full- or part-time male graduate student working on a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling
Cooper Memorial Fund Graduate student in the College of Education, 3.6 GPA minimum
Franz-Myers Scholarship Students working on a Master’s degree in Library Science, renewable for up to two years with a 3.0 GPA
Martin Endowed Graduate Education Scholarship/Joe David and Alice Graduate students pursuing Master’s or Doctoral degree in Education. Preference given to current full-time elementary or secondary teachers. Must have financial need. Renewable if minimum 3.25 GPA is maintained.
McGuffey Scholarship Endowment for the Teaching of Mathematics Full-time graduate student pursuing a Master’s degree in math education. Applicant/recipient must have been born in Kentucky, with a preference given to residents of Clinton, Wayne, Cumberland, or Russell Counties first.
Pam Powell Endowed Scholarship Fund for Graduate Students in Education Graduate students pursing advanced degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Preference is given to students who are teaching in Madison County.

Undergraduate and/or Graduate Level Scholarships

Lutes Memorial Endowed Scholarship Undergraduate or graduate student who is a Kentucky resident and completed freshman year at EKU majoring in education, have at least a 3.0 GPA,  have qualities of good character, leadership, citizenship, promise of high academic achievement and commitment of service to others. This is a renewable scholarship.
Skepple Family Endowed Scholarship COE graduate or at least second year student who intends to teach P/K-12th grade with preferences given to first generation college students, underrepresented populations, and who show academic promise and financial need.

Wilburn and Wilburn Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

  • Be enrolled as a full-time student in good academic standing at the EKU MANCHESTER CAMPUS, both at the time of awarding and during the term of award;
  • Be a Kentucky resident both at the time of application and during the term of the award; with preference to students who graduate from Clay County High School, and if none then with preference to students from Clay County;
  • Maintain a minimum 2.8 cumulative grade point average (GPA) (4.0 scale);
  • Demonstrate financial need (FAFSA required).

Please note, this scholarship is not restricted to only Education majors.  Students with other majors may apply.

Deadline September 10, 2022

Thomas and Hazel Little Educational Leadership Scholarship

Please check back Spring 2023.

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Financial Aid Information

College of Education and Applied Human Sciences Student Support Fund

Purpose: To assist students in paying for PRAXIS exams fees required for admission to teacher education, certifications, or endorsements.


  • Must be a full-time EKU undergraduate elementary, middle, secondary, or P-12 education major (12 or more credit hour in a semester) OR part-time graduate student  (fewer than 9 credit hours per semester).
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA for undergraduate students OR 3.0 for graduate students.
  • Must apply for and qualify for student financial aid
  • Students may receive funding for a maximum of three different PRAXIS exams.
  • Students may NOT receive funding for the same PRAXIS exam more than one time.
  • This fund cannot reimburse fees already paid the ETS/PRAXIS.
  • Test dates must be at least 60 days AFTER the deadline of the application.
  • Complete application form (below).

Application deadlines:

  • January 25th is the deadline to request funding for test dates AFTER March 25.
  • October 1st is the deadline to request funding for test dates AFTER October 25.
  • April 25th is the deadline to request funding for test dates AFTER June 25.

College of Education and Applied Human Sciences

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Bert Combs 420
Richmond, KY 40475
Phone: 859-622-1175

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