Awards and Scholarships

Awards and Scholarships

Scholarship and Awards Criteria

Cecil F. Miller Special Education Award Special Education Perpetual Medallion Award
Dr. Cecil F. Miller served as a member of the Department of Special Education from 1972 - 1979. This Medallion is donated in his memory by the Department of Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education to a student who exemplifies leadership in the area of special education.

  • Candidate must be in the Department of Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education and Graduating.
  • Canidates must have a cumulative GPA 3.0
  • Candidate must have personal community service
  • Candidate must participate in professional development
  • Membership and participation in related organizations (e.g., Student CEC, NJEA, other related organizations)

Frances James Scholarship, $1,000 (Established by Dr. and Ms. Henry James)
Purpose of Scholarship: To award a scholarship to an academically deserving student who has provided significant service to students who are physically challenged or with learning disabilities.

  • Teacher candidate in the Teacher of Students with Disabilities Program
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0
  • Completion of 9 credit hours (criteria may be modified to indicate 8 credit hours) of courses in the Department of Special Education (e.g., Differentiated Instruction, Positive Behavior Support, and Human Exceptionalities)
  • Has preferably two semesters, but at least one semester remaining before graduation
  • Community service
  • Participation in professional development activities
  • Membership and participation in related organizations (e.g., Student CEC)
  • Demonstration of financial need.

Willie Kate Baldwin Scholarship, $500

  • Teacher candidate in the Teacher of Students with Disabilities Program
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0
  • Completion of 9 credit hours (criteria may be modified to indicate 8 credit hours) of courses in the Department of Special Education (e.g., Differentiated Instruction, Positive Behavior Support, and Human Exceptionalities)
  • Has preferably two semesters, but at least one semester remaining before graduation
  • Community service
  • Participation in professional development activities
  • Membership and participation in related organizations (e.g., Student CEC)
  • Demonstration of financial need
  • Maximum credits of 180 credits

Irving Shipkin and Joseph Scardilli Scholarship, $750

  • Teacher candidate in the Teacher of Students with Disabilities Program
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0
  • Completion of 9 credit hours (criteria may be modified to indicate 8 credit hours) of courses in the Department of Special Education (e.g., Differentiated Instruction, Positive Behavior Support, and Human Exceptionalities)
  • Has preferably two semesters, but at least one semester remaining before graduation
  • Community service
  • Participation in professional development activities
  • Membership and participation in related organizations (e.g., Student CEC)
  • Demonstration of financial need

Edna H. Garrison Scholarship, $400

  • Candidate in the M.A. in Learning Disabilities Program or LDT-C Certification Program
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.2
  • Completion of 6 credit hours of courses in the Department of Language, Literacy and Special Education (e.g., Ap0plied Tests and Measurements, Applied Theories of Learning)
  • Has preferably two semesters, but at least one semester remaining before graduation
  • Community service
  • Participation in professional development activities
  • Membership and participation in related organizations (e.g., Student CEC, NJEA, other related organizations)
  • Demonstration of financial need