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Graduate Fellowships and Scholarships

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HES offers both college-wide and department/school-specific types of aid to full-time (9 credit hours or more) graduate students. Interested students should contact their respective director of graduate studies and visit MU Graduate Studies for more information.

College-Wide Scholarships for Incoming Graduate Students

Two-three Hoffman Fellowships will be awarded for FY2018. All HES departments are eligible; however, recipients must be first year graduate students, either MA/MS or PhD levels. [Estimated $6,000-$10,000 each]

Open to all graduate students in HES, with priority to descendants of alumni of the Campbell-Harrison House. NOTE: If applicant is a descendant of an alumni of the Campbell-Harrison house, please include description of this relationship with the application. One award expected for FY2018. [Estimated $4,500]

Piper Fellowships are awarded to permit the College of Human Environmental Sciences to compete nationally for the best new doctoral students. Students shall be pursuing a doctoral degree in one of the following areas: Nutritional Sciences, Architectural Studies, Personal Financial Planning, Textile and Apparel Management, and Human Development and Family Studies. Two-three fellowships will be awarded for FY2018. [Estimated $6,000-10,000 each]

NOTE: All applications for graduate awards and fellowships must be submitted by HES units by 5:00 pm on February 13, 2017. We do not accept applications directly from individual applicants. Any interested students should contact their departmental Director of Graduate Studies. To receive awards, students must be enrolled full-time in masters or doctoral study (nine hours of graded graduate course work per semester).

College-Wide Scholarships for Continuing Graduate Students

Open to all graduate students in HES, with priority to descendants of alumni of the Campbell-Harrison House. NOTE: If applicant is a descendant of an alumni of the Campbell-Harrison house, please include description of this relationship with the application. One award expected for FY2018. [$500 one award]

One annual award shall be made to graduate students in the Departments of Personal Financial Planning, Architectural Studies, Human Development and Family Studies, Nutritional Sciences, or Textile and Apparel Management. Recipients shall be enrolled in the MU Intensive Writing Program or shall have previously completed the same at MU. Preference shall be given to female students. Selection shall be based solely on merit and academic performance. Recipients are expected to gain additional communication skills through writing for the college news magazine, Vanguard, Extension newsletters, scholarship brochures, or other publications, and would receive a byline as the Maxene Harris Communication Fellow. One award expected for FY2018. [Estimated $500]

Scholarships shall be awarded to full-time graduate students pursuing advanced degrees in the College of Human Environmental Sciences. Two fellowships expected for FY2018. [Estimated $500 each]

To provide annual scholarship awards to students in the fields of social science, extension service, home economics, communication, or a combination of any of these with other areas of study. Consideration shall also be given to the financial needs of the students, but not as the determining factor. Two scholarships to be awarded for FY2018. [Estimated $500 each]

NOTE: All applications for continuing graduate awards and fellowships must be submitted by HES units by 5:00 pm on March 10, 2017. We do not accept applications directly from individual applicants. Any interested students should contact their departmental Director of Graduate Studies.

Department/School Specific Graduate Scholarships

Marcia W. Healy & Robert N. Healy Graduate Award

  • Established by Alumna, Marcia Wehrle and Robert Healy and ExxonMobil match.
  • Awarded annually to a full time graduate student(s) in the Architectural Studies Department.
  • The scholarship may be renewed.
  • Selected by faculty - no separate application required.
  • Announced at the annual presentation of the Marcia Wehrle Healy and Robert N. Healy Interior Design and Architecture Studies Lecture.

Richard Helmick Design with Digital Media Fund

  • Professor Emeritus Richard Helmick has matched gifts tendered by alumni and friends to honor his retirement from the College of Human Environmental Sciences.
  • Provide one or more annual awards to entering graduate student enrolling in the Design with Digital Media program.
  • No separate application is required.

Stumpe Tofle Scholarship

  • Established in honor of MU HES Alumni Dorothy Stumpe and her daughter Ruth Tofle. Ruth has Chaired the department offering this award since 1984.
  • Scholarship to an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in a Department of Architectural Studies program.
  • Selected recipients shall exhibit academic achievement and have a demonstrated financial need.
  • No separate application required.

Tracy and Kim Stearns Scholarship

One or more annual scholarship awards shall be given to undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the Department of Architectural Studies in the College of Human Environmental Sciences.

Eleanor Blumenthal Graduate Fellowship

Awarded to graduate students in the Department of Human Development and Family Science. Preference shall be given to students preparing for careers in aiding children who have suffered major trauma in their lives.


Elizabeth Vemer Memorial Minority Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a graduate or undergraduate minority student in Human Development and Family Science.


Human Development and Family Science Student Development

Provides for the Marilyn Coleman Outstanding Human Development and Family Science Graduate Student Scholarship. Also provides for the Virginia L. Fisher “Gumption” Award to the senior in Human Development and Family Science who best exemplifies "gumption" during his/her academic career.


Lawrence H. Ganong Graduate Fellowship

Awarded to a graduate student in Human Development and Family Science who is studying family diversity. The student's career goals should include a commitment to conducting research and/or helping diverse families via education, consultation and other preventive approaches. Although American families vary in many ways, preference is given to students interested in family structure diversity (e.g. stepfamilies, single-parent families) or families of color.


Lois Bryant Memorial Endowment

This award is for a minority graduate or undergraduate student majoring in Human Development and Family Science who has demonstrated concern for improving society.


Marilyn Coleman Alumni Graduate Scholarship

One or more annual scholarship awards and/or graduate assistantships shall be given to graduate students enrolled in the Department of Human Development and Family Science.


Marilyn Coleman Doctoral Fellowship in Human Development and Family Science

This fund will provide one or more annual fellowship awards to doctoral students in the Department of Human Development and Family Science in the College of HES who wish to concentrate on the study of families, specifically those interested in studying divorce and remarriage. The fund will also be used in the recruitment of doctoral students to study in the above referenced area.


Ruth Cook Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a student in Human Development and Family Science.

Ben R. Londeree Award for Outstanding Graduate Student in Exercise Physiology

This award is given annually to a graduate student in Exercise Physiology who has contributed to research, teaching and service.


Charlene Scanland-Evert Graduate Research Fund in Nutritional Sciences

This fund grants one or more annual awards to qualified candidates in the Nutritional Sciences graduate program in the College of HES. Preference shall be given to graduate students in Nutrition and Immune Response Research or Nutrition and Women’s Health Research.


Edward J. O'Brien Scholarship

One or more annual awards shall be made to students enrolled in the College of HES' Exercise Physiology Program. The recipient(s) will have exhibited leadership and will have made contributions to the Exercise Physiology Program.


James L. McGregor Scholarship in Health and Exercise Sciences

One or more annual awards shall be made to either an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in the Exercise Physiology Program.


Maxine Seabaugh Schade Fellowship in Nutritional Sciences

Awarded to outstanding graduate students in Nutritional Sciences in the College of HES.


Mr. and Mrs. John E. Shibley Scholarship Fund

This scholarship will provide awards to students majoring in nutritional sciences in the College of HES.

BKD Wealth Advisors Aspiring Financial Planner Scholarship(s)

This scholarship will be awarded annually to:

  • An undergraduate Personal Financial Planning major or Finance major within the CFP® Board registered joint program for students majoring in finance and pursuing a minor in Personal Financial Planning or
  • Graduate MBA (Finance concentration) students enrolled in the PFP certificate program who intends to take the CFP exam in the year following the year of the award.
  • Secondary consideration will be given to graduate students in the CFP® Board registered MS program in Personal Financial Planning.

When awarded to a student enrolled at the junior level or higher, the student must have maintained a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5. Demonstrated financial need will not be a requirement, and the scholarship is not renewable.


Cleo Fitzsimmons Endowment

This endowment provides scholarships, fellowships and program and faculty enhancements.


Edward J. Metzen Graduate Student Fellowship in Personal Financial Planning

Awards made to graduate students in Personal Financial Planning who exhibit academic excellence, show potential and have a demonstrated financial need. Renewable.


Helen F. McHugh Endowed Fellowship Fund

This scholarship was established to provide awards to graduate students in the Department of Personal Financial Planning in the College of HES and the Department of Agricultural Economics in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. The fellowship award is available in either department, but shall be awarded annually to the most deserving candidate from the two programs, as determined by the joint committee. The award shall not be granted to students in the same department for more than two consecutive years.


Jim Deutsch and Smith, Moore & Company Office for Financial Success in Personal Financial Planning

This fund supports activities and programs in the Office for Financial Success and advance the field of personal financial planning. Scholarship awards may be made to undergraduates and graduates.


Larry Fuller Memorial Scholarship Fund

One or more annual awards shall be given to students enrolled in the Department of Personal Financial Planning in the College of Human Environmental Sciences. Funds may be awarded as scholarships and/or to support student travel and participation in professional conferences.


Louise A. Young Doctoral Fellowship in Personal Financial Planning

This fellowship is awarded to first year PhD students in Personal Financial Planning. Recipients shall be U.S. citizens, exhibit academic excellence, show potential and have a demonstrated need. This award is renewable if the recipient continues to meet criteria for selection.


Margaret I. Liston Personal Financial Planning Endowment

This fellowship is awarded to a student in Personal Financial Planning.


Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, The Qualy Group College of Human Environmental Sciences Endowed Fund

This scholarship will provide awards to undergraduate or graduate students in the College of HES who are enrolled in the personal financial planning or financial management services degree program, or pursuing a minor in personal financial planning. The selected recipient will exhibit academic merit and good leadership skills. The recipient will be offered, and strongly encouraged to accept, an internship with the firm during the year in which they receive the award.


Office for Financial Success Scholarship

Annual revenues from counseling activities in the Office for Financial Success will be used to provide scholarships to deserving students, both graduate and undergraduate. Priority will be given to scholarship to allow them to attend professional meetings.


Personal Financial Planning Faculty Scholarship

Annual revenues from activities in the Office for Financial Success and other miscellaneous departmental revenue will be used to provide scholarships to deserving students, both graduate and undergraduate. Priority will be given to scholarship to allow them to attend professional meetings.


Richard Loeb Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is to provide awards to masters-level and/or PhD students in the Personal Financial Planning program. Recipients must have demonstrated financial need. Priority would be given to students who indicate an interest in a career teaching personal financial planning, either in extension, a university program, a high school or other adult education venue.

Anita L. Hoffman Graduate Fellowship Fund in Social Work

This scholarship will provide fellowship awards to students pursuing a graduate degree in the School of Social Work.


Bettyann Dubansky Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship will provide awards to undergraduate (preference) or graduate (MSW) students in the School of Social Work; preference will be given to students with disabilities who are pursuing a Social Work career working with individuals with disabilities.


Charles and Wilba Cowger Peace Scholarship

Established by Charles Cowger, former faculty member and former director of the School of Social Work. Awarded to students enrolled in the Masters of Social Work Program. Recipients must have demonstrated commitment to peace making in all aspects of life from interpersonal to international and invested in developing and maintaining alternatives to violence in civil society in the 21st Century.


Dr. Colleen Galambos Scholarship Fund

This scholarship will provide assistance to single mothers who are pursuing bachelor’s or master’s degrees in the School of Social Work.


Eleanor J. and John W. Watt Scholarship for Social Work

This scholarship provides for one or more annual awards to a gay or lesbian student in the Social Work doctoral program who is interested in conducting research on gay/lesbian issues. If there are no gay or lesbian students in the doctoral program, the award shall be given to a gay or lesbian student in the masters program.


Elizabeth M. Hiestand Scholarship in Social Work

One or more annual scholarship awards shall be made to graduate students enrolled in the School of Social Work in the College of Human Environmental Sciences. Preference shall be given to students with an interest in health care and behavioral health.


Francis Johnson Memorial Scholarship in Social Work

Established by Betty Simon and Chris Simon in memory of mother and grandmother, Francis Shields Johnson. This is awarded to graduate students in social work with preference given to non-traditional students who have shown dedication to working with children and helping families.


Jane Bierdeman Fike Doctoral Fellowship in Social Work

Awards are for graduate students in the School of Social Work. Preference is given to doctoral students whose research focuses on public mental health services for the chronically mentally ill and/or mentally ill offenders.


Joanne Mermelstein Scholarship in Social Work

This fund will provide graduate scholarship awards to students in the School of Social Work.


Joseph and Judith Davenport Scholarship in Rural Social Work

Established by Dr. Davenport in honor of the School’s 75th anniversary of professional accreditation. Student shall be preferably from small towns (less than 20,000) or rural areas. This does not preclude students with an interest in practice, policy or research in rural area from receiving. Recipient shall exhibit academic excellence and shall be a motivated student.


Dr. Judith A. Davenport Millennium Scholarship Fund in Social Work

Established by Dr. Davenport’s husband, Joseph Davenport, and daughter, Jennifer Kemper, in honor of her eight years as director and continuing service to the School. Awarded to social work undergraduate or graduate students with an interest in mental health. Academic performance, community service, extracurricular activities, financial need and potential for significant contribution to the field of social work should be taken into consideration.


Mable Rumburg-Meites Endowment in Social Work

To fund one or more annual scholarship awards to be given to students enrolled in the School of Social Work. To fund seminars for students, faculty, and interested individuals. To fund travel assistance for current students to attend important social work conferences. To fund degree completing assistance for students that apply, but do not receive such funds from the College of Human Environmental Sciences.


Mariana Paull Johns Fellowship in Social Work

This fellowship is awarded to graduate students in the School of Social Work who have a demonstrated financial need. Preference shall be given to the non-traditional student.


Marilyn Maddux Enhancement Fund in Social Work

To provide support for the School of Social Work under the following terms and conditions: Approved expenditures from the fund shall include, but not be limited to, scholarship and/or student awards, lecture series, faculty awards, and general enhancement of the School of Social Work.


Marjorie Sable Scholarship in Public Health Social Work

Established by Marjorie Sable, Professor and Director of the School of Social Work. Awarded to social work students who demonstrate an interest in public health social work. This includes, but is not limited to, students who are enrolled in the dual MSW/MPH program, or who are enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Public Health, or who are doing their practicum in a public health setting.


Military Social Work Scholarship

One or more annual scholarship awards shall be given to graduate students pursuing a Master's Degree in Social Work with an interest in the area of military social work. Preference shall be given to graduate students interested in obtaining the graduate Certificate in Military Social Work and/or doing their practicum in a setting that serves veterans, active military and their families. Selection of the recipient(s) and pertinent details, including number and amount of award(s) shall be made by the Director of the School of Social Work, or by a committee or persons authorized to act on behalf of the Chair.

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Military Social Work Scholarship in Honor of Joe and Fran Scallorns (renewable)

To be awarded annually and the recipient(s) will be formally recognized during the Awards and Honors Convocation held in the fall. The recipient(s) will be enrolled as a full time graduate student. The scholarship may be renewed. Selection of the recipient(s) and pertinent details, including number and amount of award(s) shall be made by the Director of the School of Social Work, or by a committee or persons authorized to act on behalf of the Chair.


Norman Gerald Barrier and Catherine Sherrill Broyhill Memorial Scholarship

One or more annual scholarship awards shall be given to students enrolled in the School of Social Work. Preference shall be given to students with interest in International studies.


Dr. Paul Sundet Scholarship for Policy Planning and Administration

Established by Dr. Sundet, a former faculty member and researcher for the School of Social Work. This award is for graduate students in Social Work with an interest in pursuing positions within Policy, Planning and Administration related to Social Welfare and Social Services.


Rintha Mary Carter Social Work Scholarship

This scholarship is given to a student majoring in Social Work.


Robert G Silvers Scholarship in Social Work

Preference shall be given to students with a demonstrated financial need.


Stemmons Family Scholarship in Social Work

Awarded to students pursuing a degree in social work and who have a demonstrated financial need.


Stanley G. and Sondra S. Remer Scholarship Fund

Established by the Remers to provide awards to students in the School of Social Work who exemplify the goals of the North American Association of Christians in Social Work in integrating Christian faith and professional social work. The donors may wish to be involved in the selection process of the candidates in the ranking of the final recipient.


Veterans United Scholarship

This fund will provide scholarship awards to students in the School of Social Work in the College of Human Environmental Sciences.


William Bryan Myers, II, Memorial Scholarship in Social Work

This scholarship is awarded to Social Work graduate students who have demonstrated unusual potential for the field of Social Work both through academic performance and who have demonstrated financial need.

Alan and Sandra Steinberg Endowed Scholarship

One or more annual scholarship awards shall be given to students enrolled in the Department of Textile and Apparel Management. Recipients may either be undergraduate or graduate students. First preference shall; be given to students with a demonstrated financial need as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid. Donors prefer to give two equal annual scholarship awards as funds will allow, rather than several smaller awards.


Dickerson Fund for Textile and Apparel Management

This fund provides for scholarships, as well as faculty teaching and research activities.


Fisher Ames Rhymes Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to Textile and Apparel Management students.


Kellwood Company Scholarship in Textile and Apparel Management

Given to a junior, senior or graduate student majoring in Textile and Apparel Management, the recipient shall have demonstrated a strong record of academic excellence and indicate a strong career objective in the soft-goods industry.


Kitty Dickerson Graduate Fellowship for Excellence in Textile and Apparel Management

One or more annual fellowship awards shall be made to a graduate student in the Dept. of TAM. Recipients must be enrolled in at least six (6) credit hours to be eligible for award. Award to be given to applicants who have distinguished themselves academically, in leadership or service roles, and who show outstanding future potential for contributing to the soft goods fields. Selection of recipients, including number & amount of awards, shall be made by the Chair of TAM, or by a committee or person authorized by the Chair.


Maxine Hobbs Patrick and Homer Patrick Graduate Fellowship in Textile and Apparel Management

The fellowship is awarded to graduate students in the TAM who are in good standing, who have financial need and show academic excellence. Preference shall be given to a student who is a graduate of a high school in the State of Missouri.


Mike Munie Memorial Scholarship

Given to students majoring in Textile and Apparel Management. The award may be used to provide support for students in the form of scholarships, travel expenses for professional or academic meetings and/or study-tours.


Natalie Reid/Wheeler Memorial Scholarship

This award is presented to junior, senior or graduate student(s) in TAM. Recipient(s) must have demonstrated financial need with academic achievement as a secondary consideration.


Pat and Tom Buchanan Scholarship and Missouri Historic Costume and Textile Collection

One or more annual scholarships and/or scholarships shall be given to students enrolled in the Department of Textile and Apparel Management. Preference shall be given to graduate students. Additional preference will be given to students who have demonstrated academic accomplishments and who show potential professional promise with a focus on historic costume or textile. Preference shall be given to scholarship awards; however, if no scholarship recipients are available who meet the criteria above, funds may also be used for the unrestricted support of the Missouri Historic Costume and textile Collection. If the Department of Textile and Apparel Management ceases to exist, scholarship awards may be given to students in any major within the College of Human Environmental Sciences.


Payless Shoesource Scholarship in Textile and Apparel Management

One or more annual scholarship awards shall be given to students enrolled in the Department of Textile and Apparel Management. Recipients must have a grade point average of 3.2 or higher in a 4.0 scale. Preference shall be given to students majoring in Merchandising and may be either undergraduate or graduate students. Ph.D. students may also be considered. Recipient shall be a student who shows leadership, creativity, innovation and promise.


Sharon Stevens Scholarship in Textile and Apparel Management

This fund will provide awards to students enrolled in TAM in the College of HES who will be contributing to the costs of their education by working part-time to help defray the costs of their education. Recipient must show demonstrated leadership by participating in one or more student clubs or organizations in the college. Preference shall be given to students with a demonstrated financial need and who carry a grade point average of 2.5-3.5.


Textile and Apparel Management Graduate Student Scholarship Fund

This fund will provide awards to graduate students in the Department of Textile and Apparel Management. Awards may be granted to current graduate students or to new students entering the graduate program in the department. Selected recipients shall demonstrate academic excellence and achievement. Although financial need may be considered, it shall not be the determining factor or given extra consideration in selection of recipients.

NOTE: Requirements and deadlines may vary. For inquiries regarding particular scholarships on this page, please contact your director of graduate studies.