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Scholarship awards doubled for adaptive special education majors

September 24, 2014

The adaptive special education graduate program at Emporia State University awarded over $45,000 in scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year — nearly double last year’s amount.


“These endowments are a reflection of the legacy of support for the adaptive special education program at Emporia State University,” said Marjorie Bock, professor in the Department of Elementary Education/Early Childhood/Special Education. “We are grateful for the generosity of donors who have a vision to help equip teachers, administrators and schools to serve children with special needs.”


Emporia State University’s adaptive special education program is unique in that it offers students the option of a 24-credit-hour special education endorsement or a 36-credit-hour master’s degree. Both the endorsement and the master’s degree are available entirely online.


Every year, during the fall semester and beginning of the spring semester, graduate students pursuing master’s degrees in adaptive special education are encouraged to apply for a number of scholarships available through the program. Students interested in applying for scholarships for the 2015-16 year may check the program website for application information at


For the 2014-15 academic year, 22 graduate students from Kansas received scholarships provided by nine endowments:


Nettie B. Cartmel and Mattiepearl Heath Scholarship

  • Christina Allen, Udall
  • Pamela Fulbright, Hiawatha
  • Deann Hunt, Junction City
  • Scott Hornbaker, Overland Park
  • Samuel Hendee, Ozawkie
  • Martie Helm, Madison
  • Kristen Hart, Spearville
  • Cody Grauberger, Overland Park
  • Nicolas Gardner, Topeka
  • Melanie White, Manhattan

Betty Carter Manning Scholars Fund

  • Terri Ward, Berryton
  • Cody Stockwell, Westmoreland
  • Katelyn Lee, Lawrence
  • Anthony Lane, Haven

Student Council for Exceptional Children Scholarship

  • Lexi Unruh, Topeka
  • Robin Stock, Wichita
  • Kelly Solomon, Phillipsburg
  • Kylie McElravy, Mulvane
  • Hilary Jackson, Atchinson
  • Breah Butler, Manhattan

Southwest Kansas Association for Visually Impaired — Camp Mitchell Special Education School

  • Anne Abell, Minneapolis

Duane Hetlinger Memorial Scholarship

  • Christina Allen, Udall

Carrollyn J. Helbert and Oneida Elizabeth Ziegler Memorial Scholarship

  • Breah Butler, Manhattan

Marshall and Olga Hiskey Scholarship

  • Nicolas Gardner, Topeka

Olga Chambers Memorial Scholarship

  • Loren Hoffman, Topeka

Mary L. Doris Memorial Special Education Scholarship

  • Loren Hoffman, Topeka



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