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College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences

CCRHS Scholarships

Audiology

Kirbo Foundation Audiology Scholarship

  • Purpose: to provide scholarship assistance to deserving students enrolled in the Audiology Program of the College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences at East Tennessee State University. The endowment is established by Mr. Charles Kirbo in gratitude for the exceptional education his daughter, Amelia Kirbo, received as an Au.D. student at ETSU. Amelia graduated in May of 2015.
  • The Audiology faculty consider the following criteria when awarding theKirbo Scholarship:
    1. Each candidate must have successfully completed his or her second year of study
    2. The student must have a graduate GPA of 3.7 or higher and have displayed excellence in clinical assignments during their program of study.
    3. Additional commendation is made for student participation as an officer in the student organization as well as for volunteerism and effort on philanthropic activities.

 


 Laurie Higgins Audiology Scholarship

  • Purpose: the Laurie Higgins Audiology Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding 2nd year audiology student, as voted by academic and clinical faculty in the Doctor of Audiology program at East Tennessee State University.
  • The Audiology faculty consider the following criteria when awarding the Higgins Scholarship:
    1. Each candidate must have an outstanding GPA, display clinical excellence, and show commitment to services for the community and profession.
    2. Additional commendation is made for students who contributed to philanthropic events, community volunteer work, and excelled in the classroom.
Cardiopulmonary Science

Sam D. and Jonelle M. Coffey Scholarship

  • Purpose: to provide scholarship assistance to deserving students enrolled in the Cardiopulmonary Science (respiratory therapy) program of the Allied Health Sciences department in the College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences at ETSU. Mr. Coffey, a 1973 graduate of ETSU, recognized that many students need extra financial help and encouragement to achieve their academic goals.
  • The Cardiopulmonary Science faculty consider the following criteria when awarding the Coffey Scholarship:
    1. The student must be entering his or her final semester of the program.
    2. Each candidate must have an overall GPA of 2.5  or higher.
    3. Candidates must display leadership potential throughout his or her Cardiopulmonary Science academic career.
    4. A documented financial need is required for consideration.
  • Submit the application to the Executive Aide, Elizabeth Musick, by the application deadline of November 1st.
Dental Hygiene

Janyce Ralston Dudney Dental Hygiene Scholarship

  • Purpose: to provide scholarship assistance to deserving students enrolled in the Dental Hygiene Program in the Department of Allied Health Sciences in the College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences at East Tennessee State University. The scholarship was established by William D. and Janyce Ralston Dudney. Mrs. Dudney is a 1975 and 1976 graduate of ETSU.
  • The committee shall consider the following criteria in awarding theDudney Scholarship:
    1. The student must be entering his or her senior year in the ETSU Dental Hygiene program.
    2. Candidates must have documented unmet financial need.
    3. Each candidate must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
    4. The student must demonstrate, in the opinion of the Dental Hygiene faculty, a commitment for and the ability to succeed in the Dental Hygiene profession.

 


The First District Dental Society & Alliance to the First District Dental Society Endowment

  • Purpose: to provide scholarship assistance to deserving students, provide funds for scholarly activities, and provide general support of the Dental Hygiene program in the Department of Allied Health Sciences in the College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences. The fund was established through the generosity of the Alliance to the First District Dental Society.
  • The Dental Hygiene faculty consider the following criteria when awarding the First District Dental Scholarship:
    1. The scholarship will be awarded to students entering their spring semester in the senior year of the bachelor's degree program in Dental Hygiene.
    2. Students must exhibit excellent academic achievements and have potential for success in the Dental Hygiene profession.
    3. Candidates must display a degree of improvement in the program.
    4. Students must show evidence of a caring attitude.
  • Applications should be submitted to the Chair of the Department of Allied Health Sciences for consideration by the Dental Hygiene Faculty Committee by July 1st of each year.

 


 Dr. Francis Ward Morgan Memorial Scholarship

  • Purpose: to generate scholarships for deserving students of the Dental Hygiene department at East Tennessee State University to honor the memory of Dr. Morgan. This endowment has been established by family and friends of Dr. Francis Ward Morgan who served the university for 15 years.
  • The Faculty Committee appointed by the Chairperson of the Department of Allied Health Sciences considers the following criteria when awarding the Dr. Morgan Scholarship:
    1. The applicant must be a declared Dental Hygiene major.
    2. The student must have a 3.0 GPA or higher.
    3. In the judgment of the committee, the candidate must possess potential for a  successful career in dental hygiene.
    4. Financial need should be considered.
    5. The scholarship will be awarded to a second year student in the Dental Hygiene program. 
Nutrition

For all scholarship applications: Include all information in one packet. Applications must be received by March 15th. No late applications will be accepted. Turn in your application to Ms. Rachel Moon in Hutcheson Hall, Room 113.

 

Harryet S. Blackwell Nutrition Scholarship

  • Purpose: The Harryet S. Blackwell Nutrition Scholarship was established to honor Mrs. Blackwell's years dedicated service to the Department of Home Economics where she taught from 1951-1979. Her subject areas were food science and Home Economics education, and her influence reached from helping families with basic food education to inspiring students to continue their education. One $500 scholarship will be offered each year.
  • The Nutrition faculty consider the following criteria when awarding the Blackwell Scholarship:
    1. The student must currently enrolled in the Nutrition and Dietetics program.
    2. Candidates must show a commitment and professional promise to pursue a career in Nutrition.
    3. Students must have a 3.0 GPA or higher.
    4. A demonstration of financial need is required.

 


Juanita West Proffitt Scholarship

  • Purpose: to generate funds for students enrolled in the Nutrition and Dietetics program. Ms. Proffitt graduated from ETSU with a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics in 1960 and a Master of Science degree in Vocational-Technical Education with an emphasis in Home Economics in 1984. She returned to school as an adult student, commuting 80 miles each day to complete her degree. One scholarship of $500 will be offered each year.
  • The Nutrition faculty consider the following criteria when awarding the Proffitt Scholarship:
    1. The student must currently be enrolled in the Nutrition and Dietetics program (apply spring of junior year, scholarship awarded for fall semester senior year).
    2. Students must have 3.0 GPA or higher.
    3. Documented financial need.
    4. Additional commendations made for students from Western North Carolina counties: Yancey, Madison, Buncombe; and Northeast Tennessee Counties: Washington, Carter, Johnson, Unicoi, Sullivan, Greene, Hawkins, and Hancock.

 


Vivian V. Rockwood Scholarship

  • Purpose: to generate scholarships for students enrolled in the Nutrition and Dietetics program in the College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences at ETSU. Ms. Rockwood served as the Chairperson of the Department of Home Economics at ETSU from 1958-1976. Four $1500 scholarships will be offered each year.
  • The Nutrition faculty consider the following criteria when awarding the Rockwood Scholarship:
    1. Candidates must be a senior in the Nutrition and Dietetics program, submitting advanced study plans at ETSU.
    2. Students must possess at minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
    3. Potential for a successful career in Nutrition and Dietetics must be demonstrated.
    4. Financial need may be considered but will not be a deciding factor.

 


Amelia G. Brown Nutrition and Dietetics Scholarship

  • Purpose: The Amelia G. Brown Nutrition and Dietetics Scholarship was established by Amelia Brown, class of 1969  with a major in Home Economics Education. Dr. Brown served the university for 30 years, reaching the rank of full professor, as well as 13 years as the Chair of the Department of Applied Human Sciences, six years as Associate Dean in the College of Applied Science and Technology, and six years as Associate Dean of Transfer Articulation. One scholarship will be offered each year.
  • The Nutrition faculty consider the following criteria when awarding the Brown Scholarship:
    1. The student must currently be enrolled in the Nutrition and Dietetics program.
    2. Candidates must possess a GPA of 3.0 or better. 
    3. Students must be an active member of a student professional organization or honor society within the Nutrition and Dietetics program, if offered at the university.
Physical Therapy

 PT Pros/Hauser Family Scholarship

  • Purpose: to provide scholarship assistance to deserving students enrolled in the Department of Physical Therapy at East Tennessee State University. Dr. Connie Davis Hauser, ETSU Class of 1971, is a partner in PT Pros, a physical therapy company with clinical sites in Kentucky, North Carolina and South Carolina.
  • The Physical Therapy Committee shall consider the following criteria in awarding the scholarships:
    1. The applicants must be currently enrolled in the Department of Physical Therapy program at ETSU and have successfully completed one year.
    2. Students must be in good academic standing.
    3. Preference will be given to candidates who are residents of Northeast Tennessee, Southeast Kentucky or Southwest Virginia.
    4. Documented financial need should be considered in the selection of the recipient.
    5. The recipient must agree to meet with Dr. Connie Hauser, the Hauser family, and the PT Pros clinic staff at a PT Pros clinic of the donor's choosing, prior to graduation. ETSU Department of Physical Therapy will assist the student with setting up this meeting and with the cost of travel.

 


William M. "Mac" Hensley Scholarship

  • Purpose: The William M. "Mac" Hensley Scholarship was established to honor a man who has given unselfishly of his time, talents, and skills to his community and profession. 
  • The Physical Therapy Committee shall consider the following criteria in awarding the scholarships:
    1. Candidates must have completed four semesters in the ETSU DPT program.
    2. Students must demonstrate academic, clinical, and professional excellence in physical therapy.

 


Paul E. and Nancy Stanton Family Scholarship

  • Purpose: This scholarship was established by Dr. and Mrs. Paul E. Stanton, Jr. to help fund the education of a deserving physical therapy student.
  • The Physical Therapy Committee shall consider the following criteria in awarding the Stanton Scholarship:
    1. Students applying for this scholarship must be in their second year in the Physical Therapy program at ETSU.
    2. Candidates must have documented unmet financial need.
Radiologic Science

 Phil Carney Radiologic Science Scholarship

  • Purpose: to provide financial assistance to eligible students enrolled in the Radiologic Science program at East Tennessee State University. The endowment was established to memorialize the legacy of Phil Carney who served as the Director of Radiography for 39 years at Le Conte Medical Center in Sevierville, TN. Mr. Carney was a mentor to many students and made a lasting impact on their lives.
  • The Radiologic Science faculty consider the following criteria when awarding the Carney Scholarship:
    1. The student must be enrolled in the Radiologic Science program at ETSU.
    2. Students must be in good academic standing.
    3. Preference is given to students with demonstrated financial need.
    4. Preference is given to students enrolled in the summer semester.
Social Work

 Davis Murphy Scholarship

  • Purpose: Barbara Murphy Brooks, in honor of her parents, Rush W. and Celma Davis Murphy, has generously set up a fund for the ETSU Department of Social Work to award four annual scholarships to BSW students (two awards on campus, two awards off campus). The scholarship is a $2,000 award, over two semesters; four awards in total.
  • The Social Work faculty consider the following criteria when awarding the Davis Murphy Scholarship:
    1. The student must be enrolled in the Social Work undergraduate program.
    2. Preference will be given to students who are in-state.
    3. Documented financial need is required.
    4. Candidates must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
    5. A short essay must be written that addresses the following: Human service experience to date and what you learned from those experiences; Your long-term and short-term goals following graduation with your BSW degree; and any financial need information that you feel would be helpful for the faculty to consider when reviewing your application.
  • The application deadline for the Davis Murphy Scholarship is March 15th.

 


Jim Wahlberg Dean's Scholarship

  • Purpose: Dr. Patty Gibbs-Wahlberg, a former BSW Program Director at ETSU, in cooperation with the Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors (BPD), established a student scholar award in honor of her late husband, Dr. Jim Wahlberg, the former MSW Program Director at ETSU who gave longstanding service to the leadership in social work and social work education at local, regional, and national levels before his untimely death in 1999.
  • The award includes round trip airfare to the BPD annual spring conference so the recipient can present his or her essay on Social Justice, Equality, and Empowerment. The award recipient also receives a one night hotel stay at the conference, a $250 honorarium, and recognition with a plaque at the Annual Recognition Luncheon held during the conference. In addition to the scholar award to present the essay, the recipient is eligible for a full scholarship to pursue the master's degree in social work at the University of Michigan School of Social Work. 
  • Additional information and applications are available on the BPD website. The application deadline for this scholarship is December 1st.

 


Ellyn Lancaster Scholarship

  • Purpose: This scholarship was established in 2013 to assist non-traditional aged "women in transition" to pursue a Bachelors of Social Work (BSW) or a Masters of Social Work (MSW) at East Tennessee State University.
  • The Social Work faculty consider the following criteria when awarding the Lancaster Scholarship:
    1. A full-time pursuit of BSW or MSW at ETSU.
    2. Candidates must be a returning adult, non-traditional, full-time, female student.
    3. Students applying for this scholarship are from Washington, Greene, or Sullivan Counties.
    4. Documented financial need is required.
  • The application deadline for the Lancaster Scholarship is February 15th.

 


Patty Gibbs-Wahlberg Scholarship

  • Purpose: The Patty Gibbs-Wahlberg Scholarship recognizes student scholarship, service, and leadership. The first place winner receives an all-expenses-paid trip to present his or her work during the Student Session of the Association of Baccalaureate Program Directors conference held each spring. Awards of $3,000, $2,000, and $1,000 are presented each year.
  • The selected committee considers the following criteria when awarding the Patty Gibbs-Wahlberg Scholarship
    1. Scholarship
    2. Leadership
    3. Service
    4. Candidates must be a Phi Alpha member to apply.
  • The application deadline for this scholarship is May 31st.

 


Virginia Child Welfare Stipend Program for BSW Students

  • Purpose: This specialized training program, funded through the title IV-E of the Social Security Act, prepares BSW students for a career in public child welfare.
  • Students accepted into this program receive a $10,000 stipend per academic year. In exchange for the stipend and extensive child welfare training, the stipend recipient must commit to work at a Local Department of Social Services (LDSS) within the state of Virginia in foster care or adoption, repaying each academic year of funding with one calendar year of work. This employment obligation must begin within 6 months of graduation.
Speech-Language Pathology

Mary Violette Dearstone Dickerson Speech-Language Pathology Scholarship Fund

  • Purpose: to provide scholarship assistance to deserving students enrolled in the Speech-Language Pathology program at East Tennessee State University. This scholarship fund was established by Marvin H. Dickerson, Ph.D., in memory of his wife, Mary V. Dickerson, Ph.D. and in honor of the other 1955 ETSU graduates who were the first students to receive degrees with majors in "Speech Correction," now named Speech-Language Pathology.
  • The Mary V. D. DickersonSLP Scholarship Committee considers the following criteria when awarding the Mary V. Dickerson Scholarship:
    1. Candidates must have a minimum 3.85 overall GPA.
    2. The student must demonstrate a strong potential for leadership in the Speech-Language Pathology profession.
    3. The student must demonstrate promise for significant clinical achievement in the profession. 
    4. One letter of recommendation from either a graduate instructor (excluding committee members) or a clinical supervisor (on-site or off-site preceptor)(excluding the committee members) is required.
    5. Candidates must write a 400-word essay describing his or her vision of the SLP's role in the professional and local community.

 


Travis A. and Linda J. Keller Speech-Language Pathology Endowment

  • Purpose: to provide assistance to the College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences Speech-Language Pathology students focusing on diagnosis, treatment, and research of communicative disorders in adults at East Tennessee State University. Travis Keller, a descendent of the original State of Franklin, relocated to Johnson City in 1977 with his wife, Linda, where they started Keller Glass Company. The two were active in the community and were members of the ETSU Foundation, the ETSU Distinguished President's Trust Silver Society, and were named Honorary Alumni of ETSU in 2012. On October 4, 2013, Travis passed away after battling Parkinson's disease for 26 years. The scholarship was established by Linda in memory of her late husband. A preference shall be given to students focusing on research and working to improve the lives of people with Parkinson's disease and voice disorders.
  • The Chair of the Department in consultation with the Speech-Language Pathology Program Director and a select committee of faculty members will consider the following criteria when awarding the Keller SLP Endowment:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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