ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS – EDUCATION
Mary Curtin Alden Endowment Fund (2004)
John and Mary Alden created this fund to honor Mary's career as an educator. These scholarships help students pursuing a career in elementary education in the Graduate School of Education.
Nettie Ginsburg Altshuler Memorial Scholarship Fund (1991)
Created by Benjamin R. Altshuler to honor his mother, Nettie Ginsburg Altshuler ’19, this scholarship fund helps students majoring in engineering, music or computer science.
Margaret Holland Barrett Teaching Scholarship (1990)
This scholarship was created by Barrett family members to honor their mother, Margaret Holland Barrett. Funds are awarded to students in the Graduate School of Education who are pursuing teacher certification.
Graduate School of Education Centennial Scholarship (2000)
This fund was created to honor the centennial celebration of the Normal School. Scholarships are available to students enrolled in the Graduate School of Education.
Class of ’54 State Teacher’s College Endowment Fund (2006)
This scholarship, established to honor the 50th reunion of the Class of 1954, is awarded to students enrolled in the Graduate School of Education, or the College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, music teaching and/or music education programs.
Class of 1962 Reunion Endowment (2007)
This scholarship, established to honor the 40th reunion of the Class of 1956, is awarded to students majoring in education with demonstrated financial need.
Conlon-Drauch Family Scholarship (2002)
Created by the Conlon and Drauch families, this scholarship honors Mary
Conlon ’27 and Mary Jo Drauch ’59 by helping aspiring teachers enrolled
in the Master in Education program.
E. Dewey and Rose A. Dyer Endowed Scholarship (2005)
This fund was created by Patricia McPhail to honor the memory of her parents, E. Dewey and Rose A. Dyer, who valued education and helped make a college education possible for her and her sister. Scholarships are awarded to outstanding students with financial need from the Greater Lawrence region who are pursuing teaching careers in elementary education.
FitzPatrick Family Education Scholarship (2005)
Created by Linda FitzPatrick, this scholarship is awarded to students enrolled in the Fast Track to Teaching Program in the Graduate School of Education.
Ruth Walker Frank ’28 Endowed Scholarship Fund (2008)
Established in honor of Ruth Walker Frank ’28, this fund provides scholarship support to students enrolled in the Graduate School of Education at UMass Lowell.
Socrates Lagios Memorial Endowed Scholarship (2004)
Created to honor the legacy of Dr. Socrates Lagios, a Newton South High School English teacher who died in 1993, this fund supports students in the Graduate School of Education who plan to teach high school English.
Dr. Lanseigne-Case Scholarship (2003)
This fund honors Constance Lanseigne-Case, a retired educator. Scholarships are awarded to master’s degree candidates in the Graduate School of Education who specialize in reading and language arts.
Lawrence High School/UMass Pathways Initiative (2008)
Created by Henry J. Powell ’55, this fund supports partnerships established between UMass Lowell and Lawrence High School. Eligible students are entering their freshman year at UMass Lowell and have taken one or more duel enrollment classes offered by UMass Lowell at Lawrence High School.
Mary, Joan and Nancy Endowed Scholarship for Courage and Compassion (2011)
This scholarship was created in honor of “the courage and compassion of three women, each of whom provided long-term care for her life’s partner who fell ill. Mary Nehring, Joan Sutherland and Nancy Sizer represent unsung heroes everywhere who serve as caregivers for loved ones facing serious illness.” Scholarships are awarded to first-generation undergraduate students who aspire to be teachers.
Catherine J. McArdle ’35 Endowed Scholarship Fund (2006)
This fund was created through an estate gift of Catherine J. McArdle ’35, for many years a teaching principal at the former Rogerson School in Lowell. Scholarships support students with financial need who are studying for a master’s degree in educational administration with licensure as a school principal.
Murphy-Roberts-Murphy Memorial Scholarship (1999)
This fund was created by David and Sheila Gilbride Green to honor three long-time educators: their respective mothers, Winifred Murphy Green ’12 and Helen Roberts Gilbride ’13, and Winfred’s sister Grace Murphy. Scholarships are awarded Graduate School of Education students who come from Lawrence or Lowell with preference given to those who want to teach at the elementary level.
Philip F. Riley ’86 Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund (2011)
This scholarship was established by staff member Johanna Bohan-Riley in memory of her brother, Philip F. Riley ’86. Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students pursuing his/her choice of major, and graduate students pursuing a Masters degree in the Graduate School of Education at UMass Lowell.
Vito and Vasiliki (Ziogas) Selvaggio Endowed Scholarship (2001)
This fund was created by Vito ’52 and Vasiliki ’53 Selvaggio as a way of giving back to students who made their careers so enjoyable. Scholarships support graduate students studying for a career in elementary education or music education.
G. Douglas and Mary Sullivan Endowed Scholarship Fund (2010)
Established by Michael P. Sullivan in honor of his parents, G. Douglas ’58 and Mary Sullivan, this fund provides scholarship support for a school teacher or administrator in the Lowell Public Schools system who is pursuing one of the following degrees at UMass Lowell: Master of Education in Administration, Doctorate in Leadership in Schooling or Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Administration, Planning and Policy.
Loddy Weisberg ’53 Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund (2011)
Established in memory of Loddy Weisberg ’53, this scholarship provides support for students in the Graduate School of Education who are enrolled in the M.Ed Initial Licensure Elementary Program and entering his/her practicum. Students will complete their practicum in a Lowell Public elementary school. Candidates must be of exceptional academic merit, with a minimum 3.5 GPA, with preference given to those from diverse backgrounds.
Zaher-Lacouture Family Memorial Scholarship Fund (1996)
Created to honor the memory of Lewis and Naeema Zaher and Mabel Zaher Kalil ’50, this fund recognizes the outstanding achievements of deserving doctoral candidates in the field of education.