Graduate Education Literacy student, Kim Lotocki, works with children at Dunkirk School No. 3.

COE Scholarships

State University of New York at Fredonia
College of Education Awards and Scholarships

Scholarships awarded through the College of Education are retention scholarships for current Education majors.

An “education major” means any student enrolled in any first time Initial Certification, Teacher Education program at any level (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior). This excludes students in programs requiring an initial certification for entrance, but includes students enrolled in any of these Education programs:

  • Early Childhood Education (ECE)
  • Early Childhood/Childhood Dual Program (EC/CH)
  • Childhood Education (CE)
  • Childhood Inclusive Education (CIE)
  • Music Education K-12
  • Adolescence Education: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics, English, French, Spanish, Social Studies, Math & Middle Childhood Math
  • Adolescence Science Education (MAT)
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL K-12)

(Undergraduate Catalog: Academic Policies: Student Classification)

Adolescent Education and Music Education majors should also consult their discipline departments for discipline-specific awards.

Recipients are announced each May and funds are applied towards tuition in the next Fall semester. Some scholarship awards may be applied half amount in Fall and half amount in Spring semester. Exception: graduating seniors not returning in the Fall will receive a cash award in May.

Any Education FACULTY may nominate students for any award by completing this form and submitting it to the Office of Student Services.

“Faculty” includes tenured, tenured track, visiting professor, lecturer, adjunct, student teaching supervisor, and cooperating teacher.
Some awards have criteria based only on the student teaching practicum.

Any student nominated by faculty will be asked to complete the application form.

Sample of completed scholarship application


NOTE: Dollar amounts below are for awards given each May and applied to tuition in the Fall of the same year; values may vary from year to year.


For Graduating Seniors   

  • Class of 1953 Neil Postman Memorial Award   
  • Clifton Scholarship 
  • Byron & Carrie Record Endowment     
  • Margaret Sawkins-Hastie Award 

For Seniors -- Award Based on Student Teaching

  • Helen Buderkin Award                                        
  • Chautauqua County Retired Teachers Award
  • College of Education Endowment Scholarship
  • Charles R. and Shirley Miller Erbsmehl Award

Be  Fulltime SENIOR in the COMING  Fall  

  • Laura A. Cirrincione Education Scholarship       
  • Anthony Deiulio Scholarship                         
  • Friends Forever Class of ’58 Scholarship
  • Helen Johnson Legacy Scholarship 
  • Helen Kelly Lillie Memorial Scholarship            

Be  Fulltime JUNIOR  in the COMING Fall     

  • Baross-Clothier Scholarship
  • Faith Elizabeth Bean Memorial Scholarship
  • Thelma Brynolfson Scholarship
  • Tom Everett Memorial Scholarship
  • Richard & Arlene LoGuidice Award           

Be  Fulltime JUNIOR or SENIOR in the COMING Fall     

  • Class of 1955 Scholarship 

Be  Fulltime Sophomore or Junior in the COMING Fall  

  • Marilyn Chrzanowski Lojek Elementary School Teacher Scholarship

Be  Fulltime Soph or Jr or Sr in the COMING Fall    

  • Bill and Peg Adams ('81) Pay It Forward Endowment
  • Winifred Budd Elementary Education Scholarship
  • Class of 1954 Award   
  • Class of 1965 Reunion Endowment
  • Zorada L. Green (’38) Family Legacy Scholarship
  • Lou and Bea Joy Memorial Scholarship
  • Dr. Arthur (’44) & Katherine Kaiser-Burch (’53) Education Scholarship   
  • Annette Hartigan Koch (’52) Elementary Ed. Scholarship
  • Philip Kochman Scholarship

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