Scholarships, Awards, and Prizes

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Academic Scholarships and Awards

Albert G. Weidler Memorial Scholarship in Social Studies

Social Studies/ Business

Mr. E.R. Brann established this award in memory of Dr. Albert Greer Weidler, Dean of Labor and Chairman of the Department of Economics and Business for many years. The award is given for excellence in Social Studies or Business Administration.

For graduating seniors. This award is selected by committee nomination. Please consult with program for more detailed selection process.

Alfred C. Lutz Scholarship in American History

History

This scholarship is given by Mrs. Alfred C. Lutz in honor of her husband. The recipient should be of good moral character, have acceptable intellectual qualities, have financial need, and be seeking a degree in History.

This award is selected by committee nomination. Please consult with program for more detailed selection process.

Ann Grant Memorial Award

Child and Family Studies

The award is given annually to an outstanding major in Child and Family Studies, based on scholarship, character, and need.

This award is selected by committee nomination. Please consult with program for more detailed selection process.

Ballard-McConnell-Willis Mathematics Scholarships

Mathematics

The Ballard-McConnell-Willis Mathematics Scholarships are given annually to students who demonstrate excellence in Mathematics, upright moral character, potential for accomplishment, and an ability to instill in others an appreciation for Mathematics.

This award is selected by committee nomination. For more information visit: http://www.berea.edu/csc/the-ballard-mcconnell-willis-mathematics-scholarships/

Beldon Graduate School Fellowship

Education

Awarded to Berea College outstanding graduating seniors who have met the requirements for teacher certification or recent (last five years) outstanding graduates, who have taught at the pre-college level with skill and devotion, and plan to enroll in graduate school for further professional development. Students selected must have a superior academic record. The award is supported by a gift from the Harriet Poynter Beldon Memorial Fund.

Application deadline has passed. Applications were accepted until 5:00 p.m. on March 23, 2015.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Center for International Education

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Gilman International Scholarship is intended to diversify the kinds of students who study abroad and the countries and regions to which they go. Award recipients are chosen through a competitive national selection process.

For more information visit: http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program

Bishop Yu Yue Tsu Scholarship

Religion

The Bishop Yu Yue Tsu Scholarship Fund was established by friends and family of the bishop on his 96th birthday. He served as bishop in the Episcopal Church in China for many years. The scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior Religion major who demonstrates achievement.

This award is selected by the program based on academic achievement and financial need of the student. If you feel that you meet the criteria for this award, please consult with program administering the award.

Blanton Prize in History and Political Science

Political Science

This prize was established by Dr. Jack Blanton, Knapp Hall ’49, Foundation ’53, College ’57, to honor the Blanton family, including his grandfather, parents, and sister, all with Berea ties. This is to be given to a senior History and/or Political Science major. This student should be the most outstanding senior majoring in one or both of these subjects with strong writing skills. The selection of the recipient would be upon the recommendation/agreement of the chairs of the History and Political Science departments.

Bolin Blaine Memorial Scholarship

Center for International Education

The Bolin Blaine Memorial Scholarship was established in 2004 in order to assist Berea College students with study outside the United States for a minimum period of one month during the junior year. The fund is named for John Seelye Bolin and Sandra Anne Blaine Bolin in memory of their families and their contributions to Berea College. Both John and Sandra Bolin served as teachers and administrators of Berea College.

For more information, consult with Center for International Education.

C. Louis Smith Scholarship

Political Science

The C. Louis Smith Scholarship is awarded annually to the senior student in Political Science who has demonstrated outstanding qualities of citizenship and scholarship. Mr. E.R. Brann, Class of 1942, makes this award possible.

Carlisle Keller MacDonald Scholarship for Study Abroad

Center for International Education

The Carlisle Keller Macdonald Scholarship for Study Abroad is awarded to students traveling abroad for the first time. A faculty committee chooses the Macdonald Scholars from among candidates with academic achievement and clearly stated plans of international study that will enrich their Berea education.

For more information, consult with Center for International Education.

Chin-Wang Prize

Economics and Business

Established by Dr. and Mrs. Rockwood Chin in the name of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry I. Sheu Chin and Dr. and Mrs. C. C. Wang, this prize is to be awarded annually to seniors of character who have excelled in Economics and Business Administration.

Awarded to seniors who have the highest academic standing in business administration and economics. For more information visit: http://www.berea.edu/eco/department-awards/

Class of 1942 Scholarships

Office of Academic Services

The Class of 1942 Scholarship Fund was established by members of that class. The scholarships are awarded annually to students in each classification at Berea College with superior academic achievement who have demonstrated Christian character, financial need, and the capacity to persevere.

Class of 1958 Chemistry Academic Achievement Award

Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry established this award using funds from an endowment established by the Class of 1958. This award honors a Chemistry major who has made outstanding contributions to undergraduate research at Berea College. The award is open to students of any classification.

Class of 1958 Research Excellence Award

Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry established this award using funds from an endowment established by the Class of 1958. This award honors a Chemistry major who has made outstanding contributions to undergraduate research at Berea College. The award is open to students of any classification.

Crawford Prize in Conservation

Biology/ Agriculture

The Crawford Prize in Conservation is made possible by a gift from the late Mrs. Frederick Crawford. The prize is to be given to Berea students who have excelled in environmental studies and have demonstrated concern for conservation, wildlife preservation, and natural history.

This award is selected by committee nomination. Please consult with program for more detailed selection process.

Dallas and Betty Johnson Sociology Scholarship

Sociology

Awarded annually to an outstanding graduating senior in Sociology who plans to enroll in graduate school for further professional development. Excellence in scholarship is important, along with the senior's future study plans and identification of goals for work and service upon the completion of an advanced degree. Ms. Elizabeth Ann Sears, along with friends and family of Dallas and Betty Johnson, established this endowed fund to honor Dallas Johnson's remarkable career with Native Americans in the Southwest United States. If there is no graduating senior eligible, the award can be given to a recent Sociology alumnus currently in, or planning to attend, graduate school.

David F. Kinder

Agriculture

Awarded annually to a senior Agriculture and Natural Resources student who has shown exceptional productivity, initiative, and leadership in their labor program. The student also should demonstrate a successful academic program

This award is selected by committee nomination. Please consult with program for more detailed selection process.

Delta Tau Alpha Award

Agriculture

Certificates are awarded to the graduating Agriculture and Natural Resources major who has achieved the highest cumulative overall scholastic standing and the sophomore Agriculture and Natural Resources student for outstanding performance in the freshman year.

Honor Society-No application or nomination

Design for a Summer

Art

This award is given to Art majors for the purpose of continuing study, museum visits, travel, books, and materials to be used during the summer.

Application deadline has passed. Applications were accepted until 5:00 p.m. on March 23, 2015.

Doris and Harold Rosenbaum Scholarship

Office of Academic Services

This scholarship was established in 1994 with the purpose of assisting students who have been accepted or are eligible candidates for enrollment in the nation's leading graduate and professional programs. Top 15% of students who apply to graduate can be nominated, but will have to submit their application for degree.

Douglas R. Keeter Memorial Award

Biology

Classmates of Douglas R. Keeter established this award in his memory. The award is given to an outstanding Biology major who also participates in a varsity sport as either an athlete, team manager, or trainer.

Application deadline has passed. Applications were accepted until 5:00 p.m. on March 23, 2015.

Dr. Charles Bishop Spangler Mathematics Prize

Mathematics

Dr. Charles Bishop Spangler was a Berea College graduate of Physics and Math in 1953. The Dr. Charles Bishop Spangler Mathematics Prize Fund was established by his brother, Dr. Daniel Patrick Spangler (‘56), to annually recognize a Berea College senior chosen by the Mathematics faculty.

This award is selected by committee nomination. Please consult with program for more detailed selection process.

Dr. Charles Bishop Spangler Physics Prize

Physics

Dr. Charles Bishop Spangler was a Berea College graduate of Physics and Math in 1953. The Dr. Charles Bishop Spangler Physics Prize Fund was established by his brother, Dr. Daniel Patrick Spangler (‘56), to annually recognize a Berea College senior chosen by the Physics faculty.

This award is selected by committee nomination. Please consult with program for more detailed selection process.

Dr. William Taylor Center Memorial Award

English

The Dr. William Taylor Center Memorial Award is given to students writing the composition which, in the opinion of the judges, best illustrates or analyzes the idea of service to others. This award is given in memory of Dr. Center, a Berea alumnus. Deadline: March 10 at 12:00 p.m.

Please follow all of these instructions:

  1. All submissions should be made electronically, as a Word file attached to an email, and sent to Dr. Kate Egerton, English Program Chair, at .
  2. The title of the Word file should be the writer’s name followed by the award name (e.g., Jane Doe-Kreider Award).
  3. Because submissions will undergo blind review, the Word document, when opened, should list only the title and award name. There should be no indication of the author’s name on the title page, running heads, or elsewhere.
  4. The email subject line should be the same as the Word file title (e.g., Jane Doe-Kreider Award).
Submissions that do not comply with these guidelines will be returned and may be resubmitted by the 12:00 p.m. March 10 deadline.

E. Taylor Parks Award

History/ Political Science

The E. Taylor Parks Award is given for excellence in History or Political Science. Mr. E.R. Brann established the award in memory of Dr. E. Taylor Parks, former Chairman of the Department of History and Political Science.

For graduating seniors. This award is selected by committee nomination. Please consult with program for more detailed selection process.

Edd C. Hogg Memorial Scholaship

Nursing/ Agriculture

The Edd C. Hogg Memorial Scholarship was established by family and friends in recognition of Dr. Hogg's many years of service to Berea College. The scholarship is given annually to students demonstrating Christian faith, economic need, and academic achievement. Recipients are chosen from among second-semester juniors majoring in Agriculture and Natural Resources or Nursing at Berea College. The award is presented to two students, one in each major.

This award is selected by committee nomination. Please consult with program for more detailed selection process.

Elizabeth D. Gilbert Fellowship in Library Science

Library Science

This fellowship is awarded to aid seniors or recent graduates of Berea College for graduate studies in Library Science. Friends and admirers of Miss Gilbert, Berea College Head Librarian for many years, established this fellowship in 1973.

To apply visit: http://libraryguides.berea.edu/gilbertfellowship/. January 31 deadline.

Emily Ann Smith Scholarship

English

The Emily Ann Smith Scholarship was established by friends and students of Miss Smith to honor excellence in the study of the English language. It is given annually to junior or senior English majors.

This award is selected by committee nomination. Please consult with program for more detailed selection process.

Epsilon Pi Tau

Technology and Applied Design

Epsilon Pi Tau promotes and recognizes the achievement of academic excellence; promotes the values and contributions of professionals in technology; provides a medium for the professional development and recognition of individual members for leadership and achievement; enhances the status of practitioners and the professions in technology; fosters and encourages the acceptance among its members of the ideals of technological capability and skill, social and professional proficiency, and research and its applications and products, and advances understanding, appreciation and awareness of technology as both an enduring and influential human endeavor and an integral element of culture.

Honor Society-No application or nomination.

Father Henry L. Parker Scholarship

African & African American Studies

This scholarship is given to a student of African descent who demonstrates high academic achievement and ethnic pride. As did Father Parker, the student applies his or her faith to everyday living, especially in promoting interracial and multi-cultural understanding.

Florence Prize for Essays

English & Social Science

Endowed in 1919 by a gift from Edmind C. Westervelt, of Corpus Christi, Texas, Florence Prizes are offered for the best essays by students on a subject of public interest. A committee of the faculty, consisting of the chairpersons of the English and social science departments, administers the essay contest. The committee designates the number and the amount of the prizes to be offered. Deadline: March 10 at 12:00 p.m.

Please follow all of these instructions:

  1. All submissions should be made electronically, as a Word file attached to an email, and sent to Dr. Kate Egerton, English Program Chair, at .
  2. The title of the Word file should be the writer’s name followed by the award name (e.g., Jane Doe-Kreider Award).
  3. Because submissions will undergo blind review, the Word document, when opened, should list only the title and award name. There should be no indication of the author’s name on the title page, running heads, or elsewhere.
  4. The email subject line should be the same as the Word file title (e.g., Jane Doe-Kreider Award).
Submissions that do not comply with these guidelines will be returned and may be resubmitted by the 12:00 p.m. March 10 deadline.

Frances Finnell Vandivier Scholarship

Child and Family Studies

This scholarship was established in 1988 to honor Frances Finnell Vandivier. Mrs. Vandivier, a Berea College alumna, was a compassionate advocate for children in her teaching, writing, and community service throughout her life. This scholarship is given to assist a Berea College graduating senior with continuing his or her education in the field of child development, childcare and/or advocacy for children, youth, and families.

This award is selected by committee nomination. Please consult with program for more detailed selection process.

Francis and Louise Hutchins Scholarship

Biology (Pre-Med)

The Francis and Louise Hutchins Scholarship was established by Dr. Eugene and Mrs. Joan Parr to assist Berea College graduates who are enrolled in medical school. Dr. Parr created this fund to honor the financial assistance and personal guidance he recieved as a medical student from then Berea President, Francis Hutchins. The Hutchins Scholar should be a Berea College graduate who is seeking an M.D. and not just licensing or certification.

Application deadline has passed. Applications were accepted until 5:00 p.m. on March 23, 2015.

Francis S. Hutchins Creative Arts Awards (Art & Literature)

Art/English

These awards for creative work in the humanities honor President Emeritus Francis S. Hutchins. The awards go to juniors and seniors who have meritorious, creative, or critical works and are awarded on the basis of merit by a panel of judges.

Application deadline has passed. Applications were accepted until 5:00 p.m. on March 23, 2015.

Francis S. Hutchins Scholar

Appalachian Studies

The Francis S. Hutchins/Robinson Mountain Fund Award, established in 1989, is given annually to a rising junior or senior from the eastern Kentucky counties served by the E.O. Robinson Mountain Fund. The award is given to the student submitting the best work of research, art, or literature on an Appalachian topic. To be eligible, the student must have a superior academic and labor record and demonstrate a commitment to the eastern Kentucky region. The scholarship is given to honor the work of the late President Emeritus, Francis S. Hutchins, who served on the E.O. Robinson Mountain Fund Board.

Application deadline has passed. Applications were accepted until 5:00 p.m. on March 23, 2015.

Fred Oscanyan Scholarship in Philosophy

Philosophy

This award for academic excellence is given to a junior or senior Philosophy major or minor chosen by the Philosophy facutly.

Fulbright Scholarship

Center for International Education

For more information visit: http://www.berea.edu/cie/fulbright-us-student-program/

Fuliang and Louise Chang Scholarship

Sociology

Given to a senior Sociology major who shows great promise for service in the field of Sociology or Social Work.

This award is selected by committee nomination. Please consult with program for more detailed selection process.

George and Elgetha Bell Scholarship in Education

Education

The Bell family and Alma Powell established a scholarship in honor of their predecessors, George and Elgetha Bell. The scholarship is awarded to an outstanding junior student preparing for the teaching profession.

Gough Communication Scholarship

Communication

The scholarship is awarded to the student or students either majoring or minoring in Speech Communication with the most outstanding record, in both academic work and performance. Recipients may be graduating seniors or recent graduates.

This award is selected by committee nomination. Please consult with program for more detailed selection process.

Guenther O.R. Brann Memorial Scholarship in Biology

Biology

The Guenther O.R. Brann Memorial Scholarship in Biology is awarded annually to Biology majors for outstanding scholarship, superior character, and financial need.

For graduating seniors.

Application deadline has passed. Applications were accepted until 5:00 p.m. on March 23, 2015.

Helen and Jean Barkley Memorial Scholarship in Child and Family Studies

Child and Family Studies

This scholarship was established by the family and friends of Key Lee Barkley, a 1926 Berea College graduate, and his wife, Helen Roberts Barkley, Class of 1927, and their daughter, Jean Eloise Barkley. The recipients of this scholarship are Child and Family Studies majors “who show promise that they will become worthy citizens of their communities after their graduation from Berea College.”

This award is selected by committee nomination. Please consult with program for more detailed selection process.

Henry W. and Edna Austin Awards - Austin Scholars

Office of Academic Services

The guidelines as traditionally printed in the Scholarship Day program are as follows: The late State Senator Henry W. Austin and Mrs. Austin of Oak Park, Illinois, were good friends of Berea College for many years. Their interest in this college led them to provide funds for awards honoring fine academic performances by Berea students. To receive an Austin award is a significant recognition of academic excellence. Austin Scholars are 2 seniors and 2 juniors. The Scholarships go to 4 sophomores. Eligible students will be in the top 7% of class.

Students are selected based upon standing in class.

Hugh O. Porter Forensic Award

Communication

Mrs. Martha Porter established this award in memory of her husband, Judge Hugh O. Porter, alumnus and former Trustee of Berea College. This award is presented to one or more upperclass students who have demonstrated excellence in speech and debate.

This award is selected by committee nomination. Please consult with program for more detailed selection process.

Irene Zieger Hill Memorial Scholarship

Music/ Education

The recipient of this scholarship is chosen on the basis of academic excellence and musicianship, with special preference given to those candidates who show outstanding potential as future music educators. The endowed fund was donated in memory of Irene Ziegler Hill, a former member of the Music faculty and one of the moving forces behind the establishment of a major in Music Education at Berea College.

This award is selected by committee nomination. Please consult with program for more detailed selection process.

J. Stanton King Science Award

Biology, Chemistry, Physics

The J. Stanton King Science Award is given each year to one or more juniors or seniors majoring in Biology, Chemistry, or Physics. The recipients must have exhibited excellence in both academic and personal life. The American Association of Clinical Chemistry established the award in honor of Dr.J. Stanton King, a Berea alumnus.

Application deadline has passed. Applications were accepted until 5:00 p.m. on March 23, 2015.

Jacqueline Hensley Combs Memorial Award

Child and Family Studies

This award is presented to a junior or senior Child and Family Studies major who has shown a high degree of character, scholarship, and professional maturity. It is given in memory of Jacqueline Hensley Combs, a member of the Class of 1965, who was killed in an automobile accident a few days before graduation.

This award is selected by committee nomination. Please consult with program for more detailed selection process.

James R. Bobbitt Scholarship

Art

The James R. Bobbitt Scholarship for Graduate Study is awarded to aid an outstanding graduating senior in continuing study in the visual arts.

Application deadline has passed. Applications were accepted until 5:00 p.m. on March 23, 2015.

Jane Osborne Music Scholarship

Music

This award is determined by the Music Faculty but is sponsored by the Campus Christian Center. It is for a student who is a performer on the piano or organ; and a student who has identifed with and is actively involved in the life of the church and campus religious life, and who has an interest in the contribution of music to worship and service.

This award is selected by committee nomination. Please consult with program for more detailed selection process.

Jerome W. Hughes Humanities Enrichment Award

Arts and Humanities

The Jerome W. Humanities Enrichment Award was established by family, friends, and former students of the late Dr. Jerome W. Hughes, Professor Emeritus of English at Berea College. The purpose of this award is to support a variety of activities that may enrich students' experience with and appreciation of the humanities. Eligible candidates must be enrolled at Berea College for 4 consecutive terms, attained a 2.8 GPA and not be on any type of probation.

Application deadline has passed. Applications were accepted until 5:00 p.m. on March 23, 2015.

Joe Van Pelt Agriculture Leadership Award

Agriculture

Awarded to a junior student majoring in Agriculture and Natural Resources. Selection is on the basis of active interest in scholarship and sincere concern for social problems beyond the department and whose efforts are above and beyond performance in the Labor Program.

This award is selected by committee nomination. Please consult with program for more detailed selection process.

John B. Stephenson Scholarship Fund Non-Western Study Program

Center for International Education

Established in memory of John B. Stephenson, president of Berea College from 1984-94, this scholarship is designed to allow students the opportunity to study in Israel, China, India, Japan, or one of the countries of Africa. The program is open to rising juniors and seniors majoring in any discpline. The experience must earn graduation credit and may be in a structured study program, an independent study, or a service project, for a period of not less than four weeks in duration.

For more information, consult with Center for International Education.

John S. Bangson Biological Sciences Award

Biology

Established by Mrs. John Bangson to honor Dr. John S. Bangson, former Chairman of the Department of Biology at Berea College. These awards are given annually to two students: a sophomore with the highest grades in biology and a graduating senior Biology major chosen on the basis of grades and leadership potential.

This award is selected by committee nomination. Please consult with program for more detailed selection process.

Julia Braden Thompson Award

Pre-Med/ Nursing

This award was established by Audine T. Adams in memory of her mother to provide an award to a pre-medical or Nursing student at Berea College who has achieved an outstanding academic record, who manifests professional promise, and exemplifies excellent moral character.

This award is selected by committee nomination. Please consult with program for more detailed selection process.

Kentucky Institute for International Studies

Center for International Education

The Kentucky Intitute for International Studies Consortium (KIIS), through which Berea College is a member, offers a scholarship to an upperclassperson with a high GPA who qualifies for financial aid.

For more information, consult with Center for International Education.

Lilli Brann Scholarship in Physical Sciences

Biology, Chemistry, Physics

The Lilli Brann Scholarship in Physical Sciences was given by Mr. E.R. Brann, Class of 1942, of Madison, Wisconsin, in honor of his mother. The scholarship is awarded to students who have demonstrated outstanding scholarship in their chosen field, superior character in their everyday life, and have financial need.

For graduating seniors. This award is selected by committee nomination. Please consult with program for more detailed selection process.

Lucille Bush Duncan Award in Education

Education

Established by William A. Cook, a former professional associate, this award recognizes the contributions of Lucille Duncan as a teacher, humanitarian, and benefactor of educational causes. The award is given annually to the junior members of Kappa Delta Pi judged by Education Studies faculty to be outstanding in scholarship and potential service to society.

Lyle and Dorothy Ferer Cary Award for Excellence in Writing

English

The Lyle and Dorothy Ferer Cary Award is to be presented to a Berea College junior or senior who achieves excellence in writing. The form of writing may be scholarly or creative, and may be in response to a class assignment or independently conceived.

Application deadline has passed. Applications were accepted until 5:00 p.m. on March 23, 2015.

Margaret H. Cruze Art Supplies and Travel Endowment Fund

Art

The Margaret H. Cruze Art Supplies and Travel Endowment Fund was established in 2003 to honor the life of Margaret Cruze, a 1942 graduate of Berea College, who studied under Mary Ela and was known for her devotion to community service and to the arts. The fund supports travel costs and the purchase of art supplies in the Art department each year.

Application deadline has passed. Applications were accepted until 5:00 p.m. on March 23, 2015.

Marjory J. Flint Scholarship

Music

Established in 1984 through the bequest of Marjory J. Flint's sister, Louie Key, income from the fund provides annual scholarships to piano or woodwind students for study of music at Berea or in graduate school. Recipients are selected on the basis of excellence of achievement and potential.

This award is selected by committee nomination. Please consult with program for more detailed selection process.

Martha E. Wylie Award

Nursing

This award is given to a junior Nursing student to recognize superior achievement in nursing. Martha E. Wylie was an Associate Professor of Nursing at Berea College.

This award is selected by committee nomination. Please consult with program for more detailed selection process.

Martin Aaron Wilson Award

Agriculture

The Martin Aaron Wilson Agriculture Award is given to students for high achievement in labor and academics and strong interest in dairy farming.

Mary MacAuley Smith Memorial Scholarship in the Humanities

Arts and Humanities

The Mary Macauley Smith Memorial Scholarship is given each year to one or more graduating seniors from the humanities. Each student must demonstrate a commitment to her or his chosen field of study and the liberal arts through academic excellence in major courses and in general education.

May B. Smith English Composition Award

English

This award was established by Mrs. Margaret Smith McDonald, ’52, and her husband, Thomas, with an additional gift from Pitney Bowes Inc., to honor Miss May B. Smith, a former Chairperson of the Department of English. The award goes to the students who demonstrate skill in the writing of non-fictional prose. Deadline: March 10 at 12:00 p.m.

Please follow all of these instructions:

  1. All submissions should be made electronically, as a Word file attached to an email, and sent to Dr. Kate Egerton, English Program Chair, at .
  2. The title of the Word file should be the writer’s name followed by the award name (e.g., Jane Doe-Kreider Award).
  3. Because submissions will undergo blind review, the Word document, when opened, should list only the title and award name. There should be no indication of the author’s name on the title page, running heads, or elsewhere.
  4. The email subject line should be the same as the Word file title (e.g., Jane Doe-Kreider Award).
Submissions that do not comply with these guidelines will be returned and may be resubmitted by the 12:00 p.m. March 10 deadline.

May Harrison Lambert Memorial Award in Elementary Education

Education Studies

The May Harrison Lambert Memorial Award in Elementary Education is awarded to outstanding graduating seniors who show great promise as elementary school teachers. Established by her son, Dr. Dean Warren Lambert, and friends.

Nancy Stewart Hindman (Women's and Gender Studies Award)

Women's and Gender Studies

The Nancy Stewart Hindman Award is presented to a student who demonstrates notable academic achievement in the area of Women’s Studies.

This award is selected by committee nomination. Please consult with program for more detailed selection process.

Navy V-12/V-5 Memorial Scholarship

Office of Academic Services

This award recognizes an international student and an American student for outstanding contributions to human kinship and international understanding on campus. Chosen in their junior year, these students will be known as Navy V-12/V-5 Memorial Scholars during their senior year. Berea College was one of 131 colleges and universities selected as sites for Navy training programs during World War II. Through the Navy V-12/V-5 program, Berea became home to 789 sailors between 1943 and 1945. Navy V-12/V-5 alumni, who maintain close relationships with each other and the College, have established this award to commemorate this important time in their lives.

Norman C. and Rose B. Wheeler Scholarship

Biology (Pre-Med)

The Norman C. and Rose B. Wheeler Scholarship Fund was established by family and friends as a memorial. Dr. Wheeler ('36) practiced medicine in Berea for a number of years and then devoted 15 years to medical research. Mrs. Wheeler was a 1938 graduate. The scholarship is given annually to a Berea pre-medical student with financial need and high scholastic achievement.

Application deadline has passed. Applications were accepted until 5:00 p.m. on March 23, 2015.

Olive Ruth Russell Fellowship

Women's and Gender Studies

This award was established in honor of Ms. Olive Ruth Russell by Mrs. Ruth L. Roettinger. The fellowship is presented to the women with outstanding academic records who present a defined plan to pursue graduate study in any academic discipline.

Opal Stamm Huskey Scholarship

Child and Family Studies

The Opal Stamm Huskey fund was established to foster excellence in students majoring in Child and Family Studies with Teacher Certification. The scholarship honors Miss Eunice True, former Professor of Home Economics at Berea. College.

This award is selected by committee nomination. Please consult with program for more detailed selection process.

Paul C Nelson History Prize

History

The Paul C. Nelson History Prize is given to a senior History major based on superior scholarship and character and is chosen by the History Department faculty.

This award is selected by committee nomination. Please consult with program for more detailed selection process.

Paul Nelson Power

performing arts

The Paul Nelson Power Scholarship Award was established in 1998 by students, friends, and family to honor Paul Nelson Power’s boundless energy and enthusiasm for theatre. The award provides funds to enable students to pursue learning opportunities and experiences in the performing arts. Student-initiated projects may include, but are not limited to, travel, study, apprenticeships, and producing or attending performances.

Paul Vernon Kreider Jr. Award

Office of Academic Services

Established by Dr. and Mrs. Paul V. Kreider, Sr. of Cincinnati, Ohio to encourage enjoyment of reading and to help a junior or senior purchase books for his or her presonal library. Deadline: March 10 at 12:00 p.m.

Please follow all of these instructions:

  1. All submissions should be made electronically, as a Word file attached to an email, and sent to Dr. Kate Egerton, English Program Chair, at .
  2. The title of the Word file should be the writer’s name followed by the award name (e.g., Jane Doe-Kreider Award).
  3. Because submissions will undergo blind review, the Word document, when opened, should list only the title and award name. There should be no indication of the author’s name on the title page, running heads, or elsewhere.
  4. The email subject line should be the same as the Word file title (e.g., Jane Doe-Kreider Award).
Submissions that do not comply with these guidelines will be returned and may be resubmitted by the 12:00 p.m. March 10 deadline.

Peterson Spring Company Award

Technology and Applied Design

Awarded annually to juniors and seniors majoring in Technology and Industrial Arts. Students must have a major grade point average of 3.25 or higher and demonstrate a high level of scholarship, character, and professional involvement. This award is made possible by the Peterson Spring Company.

Students can nominate themselves or other TAD students. Faculty and Staff can also make nominations. To submit a nomination for this award, please e-mail Sandy Wells at .

Phi Kappa Phi Scholars

Office of Academic Services

The purposes of this national honor society are to recognize high scholarship and character of students in all departments and areas, to foster the significant purposes for which institutions of higher learning have been founded, and to stimulate academic achievement. The Berea Chapter was chartered in 1953.

Honor Society-No application or nomination

Physical Education Scholarship Award

Physical Education

This award is given to the senior Physical Education major who has the highest overall grade point average in his or her career at Berea.

Recipient is selected based on gpa, please consult program for more information on your standing.

Pugsley Freshman Award

Mathematics

This award, established in memory of Mr. Donald W. Pugsley, who was a Professor of Mathematics at Berea College, is given to freshmen for excellence in Mathematics.

This award is selected by committee nomination. Please consult with program for more detailed selection process.

Robert B. Street Prize in American History

History

Mr. Robert B. Street, a graduate of 1910, established an endowment fund to provide prizes for oratorical and essay contests of American history and American democracy.

This award is selected by committee nomination. Please consult with program for more detailed selection process.

Rolf and Caroline Hovey Memorial Music Scholarship

Music

The Rolf and Caroline Hovey Memorial Music Scholarship was established in 1995 by the Hovey family and by former students in loving memory of Dr. Hovey, founder and director of the Berea College Chapel Choir and longtime Chairman of the Music Department. The award is to be presented to seniors or highly qualified undergraduate students who are majoring in Music and intend to teach or perform.

This award is selected by committee nomination. Please consult with program for more detailed selection process.

Seabury Awards

Office of Academic Services

Seabury Awards are given to one male and one female graduating senior who have demonstrated outstanding scholarship, as well as community leadership, on the Berea campus. The awards are to provide aid for graduate study or travel.

Sherwood-Hill Award

Music

This award honors the memory of several members of the Sherwood and Hill families. It is granted to Music majors who have demonstrated academic excellence and high potential in the field of music.

This award is selected by committee nomination. Please consult with program for more detailed selection process.

Steve Boyce Senior Mathematics Award

Mathematics

The Steve Boyce Senior Mathematics award is presented to senior Mathematics majors for excellence in that field.

This award is selected by committee nomination. Please consult with program for more detailed selection process.

Thomas Beebe Organic Chemistry Award

Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry sponsors this award to remember the years of inspiration provided by Professor Thomas Beebe, who taught at Berea College from 1959 until his death in 1998, and to honor current students who do outstanding work in Organic Chemistry. A copy of the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics or a Merck Index is given to the top two students who have completed introductory courses in the Chemistry program. Students are selected based on their class standing in CHM 222 (Organic Chemistry II) and their performance on the ACS Standardized Examination in Organic Chemistry. This award is open to students from any major.

Application deadline has passed. Applications were accepted until 5:00 p.m. on March 23, 2015.

Thomas M. and Janet C. Kreider Theatre Award

Theater

The Thomas and Janet Kreider Fund was established in 1987. The late Dr. Kreider was the Chester D. Tripp Professor of the Humanities (1952-1987) and Mrs. Kreider was Director of Public Relations (1974-1984) at Berea College. Income from the fund enables a full-time Berea student seriously interested in any phase of professional theatre to go to a major theatre-drama center to see professionally produced plays and other dramatic performances.

Timberlake International Scholarship

Center for International Education

This scholarship is awarded each term for study abroad in a non-traditional location (especially outside of Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand) with superior academic record.

For more information, consult with Center for International Education.

Underwood-Alger Biology Scholarship

Biology

This scholarship is awarded to students who have declared a major in Biology and who have exhibited excellence in scholarship, as well as financial need.

Application deadline has passed. Applications were accepted until 5:00 p.m. on March 23, 2015.

Underwood-Alger Music Scholarship

Music

This scholarship is awarded to students who have declared a major in Music and who have exhibited excellence in scholarship, as well as financial need.

This award is selected by committee nomination. Please consult with program for more detailed selection process.

Virginia Palmer Widener Child and Family Studies Award

Child and Family Studies

This award is given to an outstanding Child and Family Studies major commemorating the life of Virginia Palmer Widener, Berea College Class of 1966. The award honors Mrs. Widener’s contribution to the field of Home Economics and her interest in her students. Preference is given to students from the counties of Lee (Kentucky) and Washington (Virginia); or the city of Bristol, Virginia.

This award is selected by committee nomination. Please consult with program for more detailed selection process.

W.H. & Mabel Simmons Dean Scholarship

Nursing/ Premed

The W.H. and Mabel Simmons Dean Scholarship is given annually to a sophomore student planning a career in the health sciences. The Dean Scholarship was made possible by a grant from the Dean family.

Application deadline has passed. Applications were accepted until 5:00 p.m. on March 23, 2015.

Waldemar Noll Prize in Physics

Physics

Presented to the senior Physics major with the highest scholastic standing in the major field. The prize is established in memory of Dr. Waldemar Noll, former Professor of Physics at Berea College.

Consult with the Physics program for more information.

Walter Morris Gay Memorial Scholarship

History/ Philosophy

Annual award for pre-law senior student based on academic achievement, financial need, character & patriotism. The award amount equals to the nearest multiple of $25 under the total accrued for the year. If no student qualifies in a given year the award is not to be given. Annual unused income not awarded for graduate study is to be added to endowment principal.

Watson

Center for International Education

Students nominate themselves by way of an extensive proposal, transcript and recommendation letters. Berea Committee chooses top 4 to send on to national competition. Annual deadline of September 15.

For more information visit: http://www.berea.edu/cie/thomas-j-watson-fellowship/

Weatherford-Hammond Prize

Appalachian Studies

The Weatherford-Hammond Prize, established by a gift from Dr. W.D. Weatherford, Sr., and Mr. William A. Hammond, honors the best essay or research paper relating to the Appalachian Region, based on scholarly use of the Weatherford-Hammond Mountain Collection in Hutchins Library's Special Collections & Archives.

Application deadline has passed. Applications were accepted until 5:00 p.m. on March 23, 2015.

William E Bardusch Jr Award

Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award recipient

Berea College will choose one graduating senior to receive both the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award and the William E. Bardusch, Jr. Graduate Scholarship. The Sullivan Foundation created the Bardusch Scholarship at Berea to honor both the Foundation’s longtime president, William E. Bardusch, Jr., and the long-standing partnership between the Foundation and Berea College.

Contact Sheila Lyons for more information at sheila_lyons@berea.edu

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Labor Awards

Anna Mae and Phyllis Shumaker Labor Award

Labor

Awarded to a senior student for outstanding performance of office duties.

For graduating seniors. For more information visit: http://www.berea.edu/labor-program-office/endowed-labor-awards/

Building Care Award

Labor

Awarded by the Housekeeping division to recognize workers in a building that exhibits a high level of cleanliness and quality of work for the enjoyment of the campus community

For more information visit: http://www.berea.edu/labor-program-office/endowed-labor-awards/

Clara Belle Hall Crafts Award

Labor

Awarded annually to a student who demonstrates exceptional academic and artistic talent while contributing to the Student Crafts Program

For more information visit: http://www.berea.edu/labor-program-office/endowed-labor-awards/

Danforth Creative Effort Prizes

Labor

Provides annual prizes to honor students whose products of imagination and effort have a lasting legacy beyond their college careers.

For more information visit: http://www.berea.edu/labor-program-office/endowed-labor-awards/

Dr. Russell I Todd "Wise Use of Leisure Time" Award

Labor

Awarded annually to honor a student for the most contructive use of leisure time.

For more information visit: http://www.berea.edu/labor-program-office/endowed-labor-awards/

Food Service Special Award

Labor

Awarded on the basis of efficiency and commitment to duty, plus concern and feeling for both fellow workers and those being served.

For more information visit: http://www.berea.edu/labor-program-office/endowed-labor-awards/

Gladys Jameson Accompanist Award

Labor

Awarded annually in memory of Gladys Jameson to recognize the most valuable student accompanist.

For more information visit: http://www.berea.edu/labor-program-office/endowed-labor-awards/

Jason D. Cole Memorial Achievement Award

Labor

For more information visit: http://www.berea.edu/labor-program-office/endowed-labor-awards/

John Courter Phelps-Stokes Chimes Student Award

Labor

For more information visit: http://www.berea.edu/labor-program-office/endowed-labor-awards/

Julia and Norbert Stammer Appalachian Service Award

Labor

Awarded annually to a student who has rendered outstanding service to Appalachia in a labor assignment at the Appalachian Center, Students for Appalachia, or the Appalachia Museum.

For more information visit: http://www.berea.edu/labor-program-office/endowed-labor-awards/

Margaret Rogers Nursing Award

Labor

Awarded annually to a nursing student who has demonstrated excellence in labor.

For more information visit: http://www.berea.edu/labor-program-office/endowed-labor-awards/

Outstanding Labor Supervisor

Labor

Awarded by selection from campus student nominations to an outstanding supervisor in the Labor Program.

For more information visit: http://www.berea.edu/labor-program-office/endowed-labor-awards/

Photography Contest

Labor

Awarded by the Labor Program Office to encourage students to identify a visual representation of the work done by our students.

For more information visit: http://www.berea.edu/labor-program-office/endowed-labor-awards/

Raymond B. Drukker Memorial Award for Library Service

Labor

Awarded each year in honor of Dr. Raymond B. Drukker and is presented to two outstanding student workers in the College’s Hutchins Library.

For more information visit: http://www.berea.edu/labor-program-office/endowed-labor-awards/

Richard T. Hougen Hotel Management Award

Labor

Annual recognition by the Boone Tavern Hotel staff to honor outstanding hotel employees.

For more information visit: http://www.berea.edu/labor-program-office/endowed-labor-awards/

Sarah Fuller Smith Loom Award

Labor

Awarded to the student who is selected by the weaving department instructor as the best student weaver. The award provides a loom for the student to build upon his or her weaving skills.

For more information visit: http://www.berea.edu/labor-program-office/endowed-labor-awards/

Student Employee of the Year

Labor

Awarded for reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism, and uniqueness of contribution. Students who receive this award are also eligible for recognition on the state, regional, and national levels.

For more information visit: http://www.berea.edu/labor-program-office/endowed-labor-awards/

The Wilson & Ellen Best Evans "Above and Beyond the Call of Duty" Award

Labor

Awarded annually to two seniors who not only do the job very well, but also perform extra duties that make the work environment more enjoyable and productive for colleagues and customers.

For more information visit: http://www.berea.edu/labor-program-office/endowed-labor-awards/

Volunteer Service Award

Labor

Awarded annually to a nominated member of the community who has made exceptional contributions of time and effort to Berea College students and the Labor Program.

For more information visit: http://www.berea.edu/labor-program-office/endowed-labor-awards/

William R. Ramsay Horizon Award

Labor

This award recognizes a first-year student who enthusiastically embraces the Labor Program as an integral component of Berea's mission and whose work demonstrates great potential for the future.

For more information visit: http://www.berea.edu/labor-program-office/endowed-labor-awards/

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Service Awards

Dr. Lee E Wickline Scholarship Fund

Service Award

Given in honor of Dr. Lee E. Wickline, class of '49. The recipient must be a full-time enrolled junior or senior with a major or minor in education who shows evidence of being well-rounded, demonstrates an anthusiastic interest in school and community activities, and has an awareness of universal human values.

For more information visit: http://www.berea.edu/celts/student-service-awards/

E. R. Brann Good Citizenship Award (1 of 7 awards provided by E.R. Brann Fund)

Service Award

Awarded annually to a student or students nominated by peers and affirmed by the Service Awards Committee whose character and life have made an outstanding contribution to the Christian character of Berea College.

For graduating seniors. For more information visit: http://www.berea.edu/celts/student-service-awards/

Ernest and Emily G Graham Volunteer Service Award

Service Award

Recognizes two Berea students who have demonstrated exceptional volunteer service during the academic year. The award is a memorial to Mrs. Emily G. Graham, who was dedicated to service through her nursing career and her volunteer activities.

For more information visit: http://www.berea.edu/celts/student-service-awards/

Eva Nell Whitaker Alley Memorial Award in Community Leadership

Service Award

Awarded to a female student who has demosntrated excellence in academics, leadership, and service to the ongoing life of Berea College.

For more information visit: http://www.berea.edu/celts/student-service-awards/

George and Lucille C McKinney Service Award

Service Award

This award is given to a junior student in good standing who will be a senior in the following year and who is an active participant in volunteer service in the College community. The award is to be used for supplies in the senior year. The student must be nominated by a recognized campus organization, including residence halls and labor departments.

For more information visit: http://www.berea.edu/celts/student-service-awards/

Homer A Porter Jr Scholarship Fund

Service Award

Awarded to four students who have not reached their junior year by the Spring Term in which selections are made. This award is for students whose participation in and contributions to service programs and/or service learning courses exemplify the selflessness characteristic of servant leaders. While no firm restrictions apply, the donor hopes that the four students selected will be representative of the diversity of Berea's students.

For more information visit: http://www.berea.edu/celts/student-service-awards/

Jane Ann Kendrick Volunteer Award Fund

Service Award

Recognizing volunteer service to the community, this award is given to the student who, through community service, has accented the value of volunteer work and, in so doing, has improved and enriched the lives of others.

For more information visit: http://www.berea.edu/celts/student-service-awards/

Julia Drukker Stammer Fund for Volunteer Appalachian Service

Service Award

Provides grants to students who participate actively in existing volunteer programs, or establish new action programs where there is an identified need, to improve the quality of life of individuals or communities of the Eastern Kentucky portion of the Appalachian region.

For more information visit: http://www.berea.edu/celts/student-service-awards/

Layman Memorial Prize Fund

Service Award

Awarded annually to the student deemed most likely to make a significant contribution in the field of international relations. Established by the daughters of Rev. & Mrs. Henry L. Layman, missionaries in Japan.

For more information visit: http://www.berea.edu/celts/student-service-awards/

Louise Veltin Scholarship Fund

Service Award

Awarded annually to a sophomore, junior, or senior chosen for all around good citzenship. Established in 1936 by the Veltin Association of New York City in memory of Louise Veltin.

For more information visit: http://www.berea.edu/celts/student-service-awards/

Martin Luther and Coretta Scott King Memorial Award Fund

Service Award

For more information visit: http://www.berea.edu/celts/student-service-awards/

Red Foley Memorial Music Award

Service Award

The Red Foley Award, established in 1970, recognizes talented Berea students for their musical contribution to the social life of the campus community. It is also intended to help the recipient in a professional music career, if he or she so desires. This award is intended to promote the kind of music associated with Red Foley’s career, such as folk, country, bluegrass, gospel, and popular music. This award was established in memory of country music star Red Foley, who attended the Berea Academy School. It was initiated by E. E. Siman, Jr., Navy V-12, ’44, Foley’s long-time friend and manager. To listen to some music from Digital Berea click here. To learn more about Red Foley see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Foley.

For more information visit: http://www.berea.edu/celts/student-service-awards/

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Other Awards

Bascom A. and Katherine Baugh Franklin Scholarship

Provides financial aid on the basis of need to students majoring in religion, agriculture, child and family studies, or technology and industrial arts.

Beekman Prizes for Excellence in Bible Study

Provides Bibles and study aids for excellence in Bible study.

Berea Term Abroad Scholarships

Grants awarded to enable students to spend a term studying abroad.

Clifford Ralph Hartsog Memorial Award

Awarded annually to a deserving student from Ashe County, North Carolina.

DeWitt Wallace Reader's Digest Scholarship

Provides scholarships annually to prospective freshmen who have need and who demonstrate outstanding Christian leadership.

Discovery Grants

Awarded to supplement the student's own financial resources for domestic study in faculty-led courses, Independent or Team Initiated studies, or Internships.

Ellen Bangson Award in Christian Education

Awarded to an outstanding student whose special interest is Christian Education.

Elsie Drukker Memorial Music Scholarship

Provides scholarships and financial aid to outstanding music majors.

Emilie Strong Smith Travel Fund

Grants awarded to provide funding for additional travel that is not part of the student's structured international program. To be used to visit museums, significant cultural events, historical sites, and architecture.

Ernest Edwin "Hennie Hunt" May Scholarship

Provides a scholarship for an Appalachian student on the basis of academic excellence and financial need.

Ethel and Ira J. Martin Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to current students or graduates who plan to enter full-time Christian service.

Experiential Education Fund Grants

Awarded to students to help enrich their Berea College academic program through an off-campus educational internship experience.

George L. Bagby Scholarship-Loan Fund

Provides scholarship-interest free loans to juniors and seniors from the Appalachian region.

Helen Dingman Book Awards

Helen Dingman awards recognize students (or groups of up to five students) whose achievements or accomplishments reflect the effective synthesis of any two of these three components of a Berea College education; learning, labor and service. The awards are made possible through the generosity of a college patron wishing to honor Helen Dingman, a professor of sociology (then called Social Work) at the College. Among her many accomplishments, Professor Dingman established the College's Opportunity School Program, based on the Danish Folk School pattern, while traveling seminars in the region as well as on campus.

Helen R. Smith Fund

Provides undergraduate or graduate scholarships on the basis of need to students of Ohio, preferably Wayne County, to enter the ministry, teaching, or medicine.

J. D. McFerron Endowment for Student Assistance

Provides educational funds and assistance to worthy students from Rockcastle County, Kentucky.

J. E. Bach Scholarship for Breathitt County, Kentucky

Awarded annually for up to four students graduating from the high schools of Breathitt County. May be renewed for students making satisfactory progress.

J. Woodford and Florence Stephens Howard Memorial Scholarships

Provides aid to Kentucky students on the basis of academic performance and financial need. Preference is given to students from the Kentucky counties of Floyd, Breathitt, Magoffin, and Morgan.

James Sterling Ayars Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Awarded annually to a student of high character and scholarship with financial need. Preference given to students from the mountains of eastern Kentucky or western North Carolina.

John D. Scruggs Music International Study Scholarship

Awarded to provide funds to support international summer study of students involved in music.

John F. White Memorial Scholarship in Gerontology

This fund provides assistance and incentive for qualified students to pursue graduate study leading to careers in research or service in the field of gerontology. Funds ca be used by the awardee for any expenses related to the pursuit of graduate study, including tuition, room and board, books, supplies, and educationally related travel. The scholarship is named for John White, a former professor of Psychology and Chairperson of the Psychology Department at Berea.

Mildred A. Bolt Award

Awarded annually to the student judged by the Education Studies Department to be outstanding in scholarship and in teaching potential.

Millicent Bate Miller Scholarship

Provides financial support for a philosophy or Religion major who shows exceptional academic ability, character, and leadership.

New Horizons Grants

Awarded to supplement the student's own financial resources for international study in faculty-led courses, KIIS summer programs, Independent or Team Initiated studies, or Internships.

Robert and Rosa Osborn Student Aid Fund

Provides grants to several worthy students each year on the basis of financial need. Preference is given to students from the Cabin Creek area of Lewis County, Kentucky.

Thornton A. Lemaster Scholarship Fund

Awarded to worthy Kentucky students preferably from Jackson and Morgan counties, on the basis of need.

Walter Brooks Foundation Grants for Correction of Physical Handicapping Conditions

Provides funds for correction of physically handicapped students.

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