This scholarship was established through an endowed fund to recognize outstanding majors in the undergraduate Rehabilitation Services Education program and the graduate Rehabilitation Counseling program at Emporia State University.
Applicants must currently be a declared major (contract on file) in one of the two rehabilitation programs at ESU. Undergraduate students must have completed a minimum of 60 semester hours and have an overall GPA of 3.0. Graduate students must have completed at least 15 semester hours and have an overall GPA of 3.5. Applicants must fulfill the qualifications below to qualify.
The scholarships are awarded annually. Applications are accepted during the spring semester and awards are made for the following academic year.
Lloyd A. Stone School Counseling Scholarship
The Lloyd A. Stone School Counseling Scholarship Fund was established to assist in the financial support of graduate students majoring in School Counseling in the Department of Counselor Education at Emporia State University. Applicants must meet general scholarship requirements established by the Department of Counselor Education scholarship committee.
Deanna J. Hawes Scholarship
In appreciation for Emporia State University, and in recognition of Dr. Deanna J. Hawes for her many years of service to Emporia State University and the students in Counselor Education, the Deanna J. Hawes Scholarship has been established to assist the financial support of graduate students in School Counseling at ESU. The scholarship is renewable and may be awarded for each year the recipient continues to be enrolled at Emporia State University.
Harry J. & Helen Rude Waters Scholarship
The Harry J. & Helen Rude Waters scholarship was established to assist graduate students majoring in counseling at Emporia State University. To be eligible for consideration for this award, students shall be graduate students, preferably working for licensure in counseling, in the Department of Counselor Education at Emporia State University. Applicants must meet general scholarship requirements established by the Department of Counselor Education scholarship committee.
Dr. Nancy Knapp Memorial Scholarship
Dr. Nancy Knapp came to Emporia State University in 1990 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology. Nancy became Director of the Art Therapy program and received the Teachers College Outstanding Achievement in Professional Service Award. She was promoted to Associate Professor in 1996 and served on the American Art Therapy Association board and Art Therapy Certification Board. She gave of herself tirelessly in professional and personal endeavors. Hers was a celebration of life.
First priority shall be given to a graduate student in Art Therapy Counseling. Second priority shall be given to a graduate student in Clinical Psychology, and third priority shall be given to a graduate student in the Department of Psychology. The scholarship is not renewable.
Michael A. Coughenour Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Ruth Mattingly (’67), widow of Michael A. Coughenour. Michael graduated from Emporia State University in August, 1966, with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Mathematics. At the time of his death he was pursuing a Master’s degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Mental Health Counseling. Michael was killed in an automobile accident on October 31, 1967, while commuting from Topeka, KS to Emporia State University. Ruth describes Mike as being very passionate about the study of mental health and had envisioned pursuing a doctoral degree.
One annual award shall be given to a graduate student attending Emporia State University who is majoring in Mental Health Counseling or Psychology.