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Jerry P. Wrenn Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established to honor Dr. Jerry P. Wrenn. Dr. Wrenn was a faculty member, student advisor, assistant/associate dean of student services, and finally dean of the College of Health and Human Performance, where his commitment to undergraduate education was evident. Each year, this Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to outstanding SPH seniors who demonstrate financial need. The Jerry P. Wrenn Endowed Scholarship was originally established in 2008. Since the beginning, it has provided assistance for eight to 10 SPH students per year. Students in all SPH Departments, including Public Health students at Shady Grove, are eligible to receive a Wrenn scholarship.

School of Public Health Student Emergency Scholarship
This emergency fund was established to help keep current students when they are confronted with a financial emergency that could prevent them from remaining in school.  The funds are used to respond to immediate financial situations that directly impact the student's ability to attend and function in classes.  In response to current economic conditions, this special emergency fund was established and has already been able to provide immediate assistance to help keep students in school.

For more information, contact the Dean's Office at (301) 405-2438.

Department of Family Science

Andrew Billingsley Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship honors Dr. Andrew Billingsley, former chair and professor in the Family Science Department. Dr. Billingsley, one of the nation's leading scholars on African American families, is the author of seven books, including Black Families in White America and Climbing Jacob's Ladder: The Enduring Legacy of African-American Families. Dr. Billingsley also served as President of Morgan State University, Vice President of Howard University and as a Fulbright Scholar in Ghana. His scholarship is awarded to a Family Science student interested in pursuing research on ethnic minority families.

Noel Myricks Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2004 to honor Dr. Noel Myricks, a former Family Science faculty member. Dr. Myricks is an outstanding teacher and nationally recognized family scholar specializing on the intersection of families and the law. He volunteered his time to develop, direct and coach the University's Mock Trial team, which won five national mock trial championships under his watch. In 2003, Dr. Myricks was awarded the Kirwan Undergraduate Education Award and the University of Maryland System Regents Award for Mentorship. This scholarship is awarded to a first-generation college student in Family Science.

Edlavitch Family Science Fund
Selma Tyser Edlavitch was a distinguished community volunteer whose generosity had a tremendous impact on Washington area families. A of Towson State University, she was an elementary school teacher, businessperson and a fundraiser for numerous organizations serving children and families. Her sponsorship of the Edlavitch-Tyser Family Relations Forum of the Washington Hebrew Congregation was beneficial to all members of participant families, regardless of their age. The Edlavitch fund provides an annual scholarship to an outstanding student in Family Science.

Jennifer Becker Carswell Award
Jennifer Becker Carswell was an outstanding student in the Marriage and Family Therapy Master's program in Family Science, recognized by students and faculty for her superior work, engaging spirit and dedication to serving the elderly and children. When she died in 1995, her family and friends established the Jennifer Becker Carswell Award Fund in her honor. This award annually recognizes a second-year Marriage and Family Therapy student for excellence in clinical work, a unique contribution to a clinical specialization, or a demonstrated financial need.

Jeanette Spier Beavers Memorial Scholarship
Jeanette Spier Beavers was a clinical social worker whose professional work included a private couples and individuals therapy practice, adoption counseling, assisting the mentally ill and extensive writing about families with disabled children. When she died in 1987, her sister established a memorial scholarship as a lasting tribute to her work in family therapy. This fund provides annual scholarship support for one or more graduate students enrolled in the Marriage and Family Therapy Master's program who share her commitment to providing therapy for economically disadvantaged families.

Ned Gaylin Endowed Scholarship
This fund recognizes Dr. Ned Gaylin's outstanding career, which included the creation of the Couple and Family Therapy Master's program and tenure as the first chair of the Department of Family Science. Dr. Gaylin made pioneering contributions to the principles and pragmatics of the person-centered approach for healing individuals, couples and families. He is internationally recognized for his research on family therapy process and outcome, and the enhancement of creativity. Dr. Gaylin's commitment to improving the welfare of students continues through this scholarship fund, which will be used to provide financial assistance to Couple and Family Therapy students.

Roger H. Rubin Student Professional Fund
Dr. Roger H. Rubin is an associate professor emeritus in the Department of Family Science. The Roger H. Rubin Student Professional Fund was established to honor Dr. Roger Rubin's retirement, outstanding service and his commitment to training the next generation of family science professionals. It was Dr. Rubin's wish for the fund to aid in the professional growth and development of Family Science graduate students. This fund supports Family Science graduate students' travel expenses to present their research at national conferences and to attend professional meetings on cutting-edge teaching, research, clinical practice and technology.

Please visit the Family Science Scholarship Funds page for more information.

Department of Kinesiology

Alice Morgan Love Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established to honor Dr. Alice Morgan Love, an alumnus and professor in the department. It is given to a female kinesiology major who has the strongest academic credential for an entering freshman. It is awarded to the recipient for four years.

Louise Howarth Scholarship
This scholarship honors Louise Howarth who was a dedicated physical education teacher in the department from 1950 to 1968. Its purpose is to provide scholarships for academically exceptional undergraduate physical education students enrolled in the Department of Kinesiology who show strong potential to be outstanding teachers.

David H. Clarke Graduate Scholarship
When Dr. David H. Clarke retired as department chair, his colleagues and friends initiated a graduate scholarship to honor his distinguished career as a scholar and professional. This scholarship is awarded annually to academically exceptional students applying for the doctoral degree in the department. It is awarded to the recipient for two years.

Elaine Henson Memorial Fund
Elaine Henson, an international student from the Philippines, was a doctoral student in the Department of Kinesiology when she tragically died in a traffic accident. This fund was established in her memory to support graduate student travel to present papers at scholarly conferences or to conduct research in another laboratory, with special consideration for those traveling internationally.

Please visit the Department of Kinesiology site for more information about undergraduate scholarship opportunities

Please visit the Department's site for more information about graduate scholarship opportunities

Department of Behavioral and Community Health

Doris Sands Scholarship Award
Dr. Doris Sands was a renowned sexuality educator who was recognized for her tremendous teaching skills and ability to reach students. The Doris Sands Scholarship Award provides financial assistance to a deserving undergraduate student during his or her final year.
Please visit the Department of Behavioral and Community Health site for more information on scholarship opportunities .


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