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Counselor Education Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students studying in programs of counselor education. These scholarships vary in requirements and amounts.

Baker-Karst-Kuehn Scholarship

This scholarship was established through an endowed fund to recognize outstanding majors in the undergraduate Rehabilitation & Disability Studies program and the graduate Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling concentration 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:

  1. be a full-time student at the time they are to receive the scholarship;
  2. include an updated undergraduate, or if applicable, graduate transcript with their application form;
  3. applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 in graduate courses, or 3.0 cumulative GPA in undergraduate courses.

The scholarships are awarded annually. Applications are accepted during the spring semester and awards are made for the following academic year.

Application Form (DOC)

Application Deadline: February 21


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 Clinical Counseling. Michael was killed in an automobile accident on October 31, 1967 while commuting from Topeka 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 will be given to a graduate student attending Emporia State University who is majoring in Clinical Counseling or Psychology.

Application Form (DOC)

Application Deadline: February 21


Lorraine Walker & Sabrina Ware Rehabilitation Counseling Scholarship

The Lorraine Walker and Sabrina Ware Rehabilitation Counseling Scholarship Fund was established to assist in the financial support of graduate students majoring in Rehabilitation 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.

Application Form (DOC)

Application Deadline: February 21


Berta I. Miller Disability Education Scholarship

Berta I. (Selzer) Miller graduated from ESU with a master’s in Special Education in 1969. She worked for 22 years in education and special education in the Topeka area.

Scholarship awards vary in amount and number. Recipients are invited to apply for a textbook credit at the University Bookstore. Applicants must be full-time (six credit hours or more) graduate students who have been accepted into the Special Education High Incidence/Adaptive master’s degree or Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling concentration and have completed one semester in either program, earning a GPA of 3.0 (B average) or higher. Students of diverse ethnicities and students with disabilities are encouraged to apply; priority is given to working mothers.

Application Form (DOC)

Application Deadline: February 21


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.

Application Form (DOC)

Application Deadline: February 21


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, applicants need to be graduate students, preferably working towards state 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.

Application Form (DOC)

Application Deadline: February 21


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.

Application Form (DOC)

Application Deadline: February 21


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 will be given to a graduate student in Art Therapy Counseling. Second priority will be given to a graduate student in Clinical Psychology, and third priority will be given to a graduate student in the Department of Psychology. The scholarship is not renewable.

Application Form (DOC)

Application Deadline: February 21