HR Scholarships

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Richard E. Baumgartner Memorial Scholarship was created to honor Dr. Richard E. Baumgartner and his 30 years of service to the Department of Human Resources (1974-2004). As funds allow, an annual scholarship is awarded to a qualified Human Resources graduate student and undergraduate student.  Eligible Applicants must be graduate and undergraduate students in the Department of Human Resources.  Scholarship monies will be awarded for fall and spring semesters with half the amount to be applied to each semester.  Student must maintain a 3.0 GPA in the fall semester to receive monies for the spring.  The deadline is FEBRUARY 1 of each year.  APPLICATION
 

Graduate Applicant:

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  • must have completed at least nine hours at ECU in the MSHR Program.
  • have a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • possess leadership qualities and strong potential to make a positive and lasting impact in the Human Services Profession.
Undergraduate Applicant:
  • must be a major in a Human Resources concentration
  • be junior or senior level
  • have a cumulative GPA 3.0
  • have completed at least 12 hours at ECU
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Lowell E. Green was the Director of Rehabilitative Services for the Department of Human Services and was a strong promoter of quality services delivered by professionally competent staff.  Scholarship monies will be awarded for fall and spring semesters with half the amount to be applied to each semester.  Selection is not restricted to, but preference will be given to a student who is disabled.  Past recipients must reapply each year to be considered for the award.   The deadline is FEBRUARY 1 of each year.  APPLICATION
 
Applicant:
  • must be a major in the Department of Human Resources, preferably Rehabilitation Counseling area
  • be at least a junior
  • maintain a 3.0 GPA
 
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The Dr. Carol J. Bridges and Dr. Jim Burke Social Work Scholarship was established to honor Dr. Bridge and Dr. Burke for over 30 years of service to East Central University and the Social Work Program.  Drs. Bridges and Burke have set a standard of excellence in the social work program that represents academic integrity, dedication to the principles of the social work profession, and fosters a learning environment in which students are prepared for a changing and culturally diverse society.  As funds allow, a minimum of one scholarship will be awarded annually each spring semester to an outstanding social work student who demonstrates commitment to social justice, social change, and advocacy for vulnerable persons.  The deadline is FEBRUARY 1 of each year.  APPLICATION

Applicant:

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  • must be a full-time Social Work major
  • have junior or senior standing
  • have a cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • be accepted into and have completed at least 12 hours in the ECU Social Work Program
 
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The Virgil Taylor Memorial Scholarship was created to honor his 33 years of service to individuals with disabilities, and was established to aid undergraduate students at ECU who are pursuing a career in rehabilitation.  The deadline is  FEBRUARY 1 of each year.  APPLICATION

Applicant:
  • must be majoring in Human Service Counseling with a concentration in Human Services Counseling, Rehabilitation, or Services to the Deaf
  • have senior status
  • minimum 3.0 GPA in their major

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The Quiett-Gerlach Counseling Scholarship was established by Dr. Ray Quiet and his wife, Connie Gerlach Quiett, at the request of Mrs. Quiett's mother, Mrs. Donna Gerlach to honor the late Ervin Gerlach.  Mr. Gerlach was a Texas farmer and rancher with only a high school education, but he loved learning.  One of his favorite says was "Get all the knowledge that you can and wisdom to go with it."  The money is to be awarded to a graduate student pursuing licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).  The deadline is FEBRUARY 1 of each year.  APPLICATION

Applicant:
  • must be pursuing master in the Counselor option - 0892
  • have completed at least 12 hours at ECU
  • have a cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • possess leadership qualities and have strong potential to make a positive and lasting impact in the Human Services Counseling Profession
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ECU Tiger Oval Logo The Ray Farmer Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student selected by the Criminal Justice Department.  It is used to defray costs for a student in the summer COP program.  The deadline is FEBRUARY 1 of each year.  APPLICATION
Applicant:
  • Must possess potential for success as a CLEET certified officer
  • have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8
  • be of excellent moral character, dependable, and exemplify high integrity
  • must be enrolled in the summer COP Skills Academy
 
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The Pete Gray Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing a degree in criminal justice with a concentration in law enforcement.  Final selection of recipient will be made by a selection board composed of member of the Ada Fraternal Order of Police.  The deadline is FEBRUARY 1 of each year. APPLICATION

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 The Natashia Wright Memorial Law Enforcement Scholarship is awarded to a Criminal Justice Law Enforcement major and will be enrolling in the next Collegiate Officer Program Skills Academy.    The deadline is FEBRUARY 1 of each year.  APPLICATION

Applicant:
  • must be an ECU student with junior or senior standing
  • have a 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • be a law enforcement major
  • be enrolled in the next summer COP Skills Academy
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Col. Tom A. Thomas Human Resources Scholarship This scholarship will be awarded to a qualified MSHR graduate student who has completed at least 12 hours at ECU in the MSHR program with a cumulative GPA or 3.5, with preference to applicants from the Administration options.  Applicants should possess leadership qualities and have strong potential to make a positive and lasting impact in the public sector service.  Students from the outreach sites are also eligible to apply for this scholarship.  This scholarship will also be awarded to a Department of Human Resources undergraduate student who is at the junior or senior level and has maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.5.  Additionally, applicants must have completed at least 12 hours at ECU in their program with a GPA of 3.5.  Students from the outreach sites are also eligible to apply for this scholarship.  Funds for this scholarship were provided by Colonel Tom A. Thomas, who also established a Chair in Human Resources. The deadline is FEBRUARY 1 of each year.  APPLICATION

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Briles Foundation Scholarship This scholarship will be awarded based on need and a minimum 2.5 GPA for Human Resources undergraduate students with junior or senior standing. Graduate applicants must have completed at least 9 hours at ECU with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Originally established as a part of the Federal Student Loan Program, this scholarship was transferred to the ECU Foundation in 1995. The deadline is FEBRUARY 1 of each year.  APPLICATION

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Higginbotham Family Human Resources Scholarship  This scholarship will be awarded to students majoring in any of the programs and/or concentrations in the Human Resources Department, and includes students attending at any outreach sites.  The recipient must have completed at least 75 hours, maintained a minimum 3.0 GPA, and been accepted to his/her program.  The applicant must also submit a narrative which lists his/her activities, accomplishments, and commitment to the helping profession.  Dorothy Higginbotham was an ECU alumna who understood and recognized the value of higher education, and established this scholarship as part of her estate planning. The deadline is FEBRUARY 1 of each year.  All programs and concentrations APPLICATIONCriminal Justice/Rehabilitation Programs APPLICATION

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DCT College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Centennial Endowment  This scholarship will be awarded to graduate students pursing a Master of Science in Human Resources.  The recipients graduate GPA must be a 3.5 or above and he/she must be enrolled in a minimum of three (3) hours of graduate coursework in their program area.  Financial need will also be a consideration.  The deadline is FEBRUARY 1 of each year.  APPLICATION
 
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Essie Roark College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Centennial Endowment   This scholarship will be awarded to graduate students pursing a Master of Science in Human Resources.  The recipients graduate GPA must be a 3.5 or above and he/she must be enrolled in a minimum of three (3) hours of graduate coursework in their program area.  Financial need will also be a considerationThe deadline is FEBRUARY 1 of each year.  APPLICATION

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Selma Cody Strunk Scholarship  This scholarship will be awarded to a graduate student majoring in Human Resources with a cumulative 3.50 GPA and has completed 9 hours at ECU. The deadline is FEBRUARY 1 of each year.  APPLICATION