All completed involvement scholarship applications need to be submitted within the ESU Scholarship portal.
The Dr. James Hirsch - Student Involvement Scholarship
Dr. Hirsch was the former Vice President of Student Affairs and advisor to the Associated Student Government. Dr. Hirsh’s commitment to the furtherance of all students at Emporia State University was genuine and unwavering. The Dr. James Hirsh Student Involvement Scholarship honors the memory of Dr. Hirsh and is awarded to one student annually who has made a commitment to the students of Emporia State University; one who mirrors the dedication of Dr. Hirsh, through consistent support of campus organizations as well as the interest of all students.
Recipients are selected based on their demonstrated commitment to the three core principles Dr. Hirsh encouraged throughout his service to the students at Emporia State University: Inclusivity, Civic Engagement, and Scholar of Learning.
Criteria for receiving the scholarship:
- Student must have been or are currently involved with at least one Recognized Student Organization at Emporia State University.
- Student must be an undergraduate attending Emporia State University during the 2021-2022 academic year. This $500.00 scholarship will be applied to the 2021-2022 academic year. One (1) scholarship is awarded per academic year.
- Submit an essay (no length requirement) demonstrating your commitment to Inclusivity, Civic Engagement, Leadership, and ESU Pride.
The John R. And Carolyn Webb - Leadership Scholarship
The John Webb Leadership Scholarship was established as a tribute to Dr. John R. Webb, who served Emporia State University for twenty-seven years, from 1959-1986. Dr. Webb enjoyed a long and distinguished career as Vice President for Student Affairs. During his tenure at Emporia State University, he worked with hundreds of student leaders through the Associated Student Government. Upon his retirement in 1986, the Associated Student Government established the John R. and Carolyn Webb Leadership Scholarship in his honor.
First preference shall be given to Emporia State University undergraduate students who have demonstrated leadership in two or more campus organizations (i.e. officers, committee chairs). Three winners will be chosen, each receiving an $850.00 scholarship
- Recipients shall be classified as sophomore-senior and have a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.0. Students must also be returning as a full-time undergraduate student at Emporia State University for the 2020-2021 academic year. Once a student receives the scholarship, he or she is not eligible to receive it again. If chosen, the student will receive the scholarship money for the 2020-2021 academic year.
The Richard F. Reicherter - Blue Key Scholarship
The Richard F. Reicherter Blue Key Scholarship Fund was established to honor
Richard F. Reicherter who was a long-time Blue Key Advisor at Emporia State University. The spirit of the scholarship is to support Richard Reicherter’s belief in the importance of higher education and student leadership development, and to provide an educational opportunity to student leaders at Emporia State University. Recipients are selected based on their demonstrated commitment to the three core principles of the Blue Key Honor Society: Scholarship, Service, and Leadership.
The Richard F. Reicherter Scholarship is a one-time, non-renewable scholarship. Two to four scholarships totaling $500 or $1000 will be awarded for this academic year. Students may apply for the scholarship multiple times but can only receive the scholarship one time during their enrollment at Emporia State University.
- Demonstrate outstanding leadership qualities.
- Currently hold a leadership position with a student leadership organization at ESU.
- Demonstrate a commitment to outstanding service as evidenced through their experience performing community service.
- Be returning to Emporia State University to enroll as a full-time undergraduate student during the following fall semester.
- Be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate student during the spring semester in which they apply for the scholarship.
- Can be members of Blue Key, but are not required to be affiliated with the Blue Key Honor Society.
- Hold a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7
The Robert and Mary Glennen Leader Scholarship
Scholarships will open on November 1, 2021, and close on March 20, 2022.
Robert Glennen served as president of Emporia State University for thirteen years, from 1984-1997. During his tenure as president, Dr. Glennen demonstrated exceptional leadership to the university and Teachers College by challenging others to excel. The Robert and Mary Glennen Leader Scholarship will be awarded to “Outstanding students who exemplify the standards of high character, leadership, and commitment to their fellow students.” Those who receive these scholarship shall be known during the time they are at Emporia State University as “Glennen Leader Scholars”.
The scholarship will be awarded to students who meet the following criteria. Two winners will be chosen, each receiving a $900.00 scholarship.
- Student has made significant contributions to the enrichment of the campus community through active participation in co-curricular activities, community service and overall campus and community involvement.
- Student has demonstrated individual initiative, creativity, responsibility, cooperation, citizen ship and leadership through involvement.
- Student exemplifies high standards of character, leadership and commitment.
- Student must be an undergraduate attending Emporia State University during the 2020-2021 academic year. Recipients will receive the scholarship money for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Single Parent Scholarship
Apply within the ESU Scholarship Portal.