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Details and forms related to the Marjorie Stephenson Scholarship.

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Deadline: Complete scholarship applications (form, essay, and two letters of recommendation) must be received by Mon. March 18 for consideration, and may be dropped off at the Main Office, Bailey Library, or e-mailed to Allison Brungard (allison.brungard@sru.edu). Details below.

Marjorie Stephenson - Photo Provided by SRU ArchivesMarjorie Stephenson, a professor and librarian at Slippery Rock University from 1971 to 1978, provided in her will for undergraduate scholarships at the university. Her original wishes were to give priority to female African-American Library Science majors. However as SRU no longer offers this major, applications from students in other disciplines may apply. Female students of color with majors in the arts, humanities, social sciences and education will receive highest consideration. Others may also apply. Financial need will be a consideration.

An essay entitled How My College Education Will Help Me Pursue My Career Goals is required. The essay should be one to two pages in length and include campus and community activities and an indication of financial need.

Two letters of recommendation from SRU faculty members are also required. At least one of the recommendations must be from a professor with whom the student has taken a class.

The number of scholarships awarded will depend on available funds as well as the qualifications of the applicants. The maximum award will be $1,000; partial awards may be granted.

Marjorie Stephenson at Reference (1970s)
Marjorie Stephenson working at Bailey Library's Reference Desk - From the SRU Archives (1970s)

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

CRITERIA

  • Student must be an undergraduate who has demonstrated strong academic performance.
  • Student must have earned a minimum of 30 semester hours at SRU by the conclusion of the current semester.
  • Students who have transferred more than 36 semester hours to SRU are not eligible.
  • Awardee must be a full-time student during the semesters she/he holds the scholarship.
  • Previous recipients of Stephenson Scholarships must reapply and will be considered along with all other applicants.   

TO APPLY

Forms are available in the main office of Bailey Library, second floor, between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Completed applications (form, essay, and recommendation letters) are due in the Library main office by March 18.

Letters of recommendation should be sent directly from faculty to the Stephenson Scholarship Committee, Main Office, 227 Bailey Library, or emailed from the faculty member to Allison Brungard, allison.brungard@sru.edu



The committee reserves the option to interview finalists.

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS MUST INCLUDE:

  • Completed application form.
  • A one to two-page essay entitled: How My College Education Will Help Me Pursue my Career Goals. Please include campus and community activities and an indication of financial need.
  • Two letters of recommendation from SRU faculty members.  At least one of these must be from a professor with whom the student has taken a class.  

Questions? Contact the Marjorie Stephenson Scholarship Committee Chair: 
Allison Brungard (allison.brungard@sru.edu, 724-738-2638)