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Department Scholarships
ScholarshipDescription
Marian Adams Graduate FellowshipThe Marian Adams Graduate Fellowship was established in 1989 by Mrs. Adams. It is awarded to an entering graduate student majoring in Human Nutrition or Human Development and Family Studies, who exhibits commitment to professional work.
Kayla Marie Adsit Memorial ScholarshipKayla Marie Adsit was a hard-working student who wanted to attend Colorado State University to become a family counselor. Kayla put her all into everything she did. Sadly, Kayla died in a tragic car accident just three weeks before her high school graduation. Her family created this memorial fund to carry on her ideals and interests in her absence. When Kayla filled out scholarship applications, she wrote about the ways she wanted to "live to make a difference." This scholarship is an opportunity for a Colorado State University Student to make a difference. The purpose of the fund is to provide undergraduate scholarships to benefit students enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts or Human Development and Family Studies or Early Childhood Education in the College of Health and Human Sciences.
HHS Students First ScholarshipThe College of Health and Human Sciences Students First Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students in the College with high scholastic standing. This scholarship will be divided with a minimum award of $1,000 among top students in each of the undergraduate majors in the College, as selected by the scholarship committees.
Pearle E. Betts Graduate ScholarshipThe Pearle E. Betts Graduate Scholarship was established when Ms. Betts, a 1939 graduate of Colorado State University, bequeathed her entire estate to the University. Ms. Betts earned an M.S. degree in Vocational Homemaking and had a long career teaching high school Home Economics classes.
Pearle E. Betts Study Abroad ScholarshipThe Pearle E. Betts Study Abroad Scholarship was established when Ms. Betts, a 1939 graduate of Colorado State University, who bequeathed her entire estate to the University. Ms. Betts earned a M.S. degree in Vocational Home Economics and had a long career teaching high school Home Economics classes. This scholarship awards $500 to an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in any of the following departments/programs: Design and Merchandising; Food Science and Human Nutrition; Human Development and Family Studies; or Family and Consumer Sciences. Applicants must be accepted into an international study abroad program. Application is made through the Study Abroad Program at www.studyabroad.colostate.edu. Deadline is April 15 for Fall or Academic Year Programs.
Anne Blair ScholarshipAnne (Clark) Blair graduated from CSU with a bachelor's degree in Housing and Design in 1976. She currently works for the North Front Range Transportation and Air Quality Planning Council, running the VanGo program. Anne is married to John Blair, Jr., an 1974 Social Sciences graduate of CSU. Anne and John enjoy hiking, theatre, and visiting National Parks. In their enthusiasm in supporting CSU, it is Anne's hope that her scholarship will allow students to enroll at CSU who would otherwise be unable to attend.
Gail Farthing Brown Memorial ScholarshipThe Gail Farthing Brown Memorial Scholarship was established by Gail's husband, Clarence Brown. Gail was a 1944 Home Economics graduate, majoring in Dietetics. Gail met Clarence while attending Colorado A & M, and all four of their sons graduated from Colorado State. This scholarship is awarded to junior or senior students majoring in a Family and Consumer Sciences-related major (FSHN, DM, FCS, HDFS), with selection based on a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Velma Borschell Budin ScholarshipThe Velma Borschell Budin Scholarship was established in 1983 by Mrs. Budin, a 1925 graduate of Home Economics. Recipients must be seniors or graduate students majoring in a Family and Consumer Sciences-related area (DM, FSHN, FCS, HDFS, and OT). Selection criteria include service contributions and other factors consistent with the philosophy of Family and Consumer Sciences. 3.29.16 - This scholarship used to exclude OT, but after researching the old files and consulting with the CSU Foundation, there is nothing in the records that excludes OT, so we've made the call to add them back in.
Samuel N. and Mary Castle Memorial ScholarshipThe Samuel N. and Mary Castle Memorial Scholarship supports students from Hawaii majoring in Human Development and Family Studies with plans for a career in early childhood education. (The scholarship also supports students from Hawaii majoring in History, in CSU's College of Liberal Arts.)
Chamberlain Family Graduate ScholarshipThe Chamberlain Family Graduate Scholarship is given in honor of the Logan Chamberlain family. Logan received his Ph.D. in Human Resource Development in the College of Health and Human Sciences. The award is given to graduate students in any major in the College of Health and Human Sciences, who demonstrate financial need, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and are thesis or doctoral candidates working on research with a practical application. Non-traditional aged students are encouraged to apply.
Columbine Health Systems Undergraduate ScholarshipThe Columbine Health Systems Undergraduate Scholarship is given by Mr. J. Robert Wilson, owner of Columbine Health Systems, a locally owned and operated health system. Awards are given to undergraduate students who are enrolled in the gerontology interdisciplinary minor. Recipients must retain a minimum 3.0 GPA and show University or community service.
Columbine Health Systems Graduate ScholarshipThe Columbine Health Systems Graduate Scholarship is given by Mr. J. Robert Wilson, owner of Columbine Health Systems, a locally owned and operated health system. Awards are given to graduate students who are interested in a career in the field of aging. Recipients must retain a minimum 3.0 GPA and show University or community service.
Eva Floy Smith Wheeler Memorial ScholarshipThe Eva Floy Smith Wheeler Memorial Scholarship was established and endowed by her son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Dorothy Wheeler, in 1981. Mrs. Wheeler was a 1922 graduate of Home Economics. The award is given to a senior in a Family and Consumer Sciences-related major who is an active member of a leadership or professional group in his/her area of study. Selection is based on financial need, leadership, and scholarship.
CHHS Emerging Leaders Council ScholarshipThe College of Health and Human Sciences Emerging Leaders Council formed in 2012 under the leadership of Dean Jeff McCubbin to support and advance the College. Comprised of recent graduates representing each of the academic units in the College, the Emerging Leaders assist the dean in short- and long-term goals, community outreach, alumni connections, industry partnerships, development, mentoring current students, and helping to support the College in a variety of ways. The Council established the CHHS Emerging Leaders Council Scholarship in 2014 to support juniors and seniors who demonstrate leadership and commitment to community service.
Florence R. Shepardson Memorial ScholarshipThe Florence R. Shepardson Scholarship was established from Mr. Charles Shepardson's estate in memory of his first wife. Awarded to undergraduates in a Family and Consumer Sciences-related* area, the scholarship requires applicants to have a 3.00 minimum GPA and be of good moral character and sound citizenship. *post-97 flood notes indicated FCS-related areas in scholarship archives. Shows up in AW as all-college.
Janet J. Fritz ScholarshipJanet Fritz taught in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies for 35 years - from 1969 to 2004. Scholarships supported her education as a freshman at the University of Colorado through her doctorate at Cornell University. After working as a child psychologist at Johns Hopkins and Massachusetts General Hospitals she began her career as a university professor. She was active in faculty governance at CSU, in programs supporting women faculty and students, and as coordinator of the Child Life program. Her research interests and teaching of undergraduate and graduate students gave her great joy. The purpose of the Fund is to provide scholarships to incoming freshman in the College of Health and Human Sciences enrolled in the Human Development and Family Studies Department.
Elizabeth Dyar Gifford ScholarshipThe Elizabeth Dyar Gifford Scholarship was established by friends of Dean Gifford in honor of her 34 years of service at Colorado State. Dean Gifford passed away in 1997 and bequeathed part of her estate to the endowment. This scholarship is awarded to junior, senior, or graduate students majoring in a Family and Consumer Sciences-related field. Selection is based on leadership in campus, community, and professional activities.
Margaret B. Hanson Memorial ScholarshipThe Margaret B. Hanson Memorial Scholarship was established by family, friends, colleagues, and former students of Mrs. Hanson, who was an assistant professor in Human Development and Family Studies. Scholarship is awarded to undergraduates majoring in HDFS who demonstrate a commitment to working with diverse populations. Traditionally underrepresented and non-traditional aged students are encouraged to apply.
Donald E. and Esther L. Harbison Memorial ScholarshipThe Donald E. and Esther L. Harbison Memorial Scholarship is given by their daughter, Dona Hildebrand, and her late husband, Floyd, in memory of her parents who graduated from Colorado A. & M. in 1926; Esther with a degree in Home Economics and Donald in Forestry. Esther was also a member of Omicron Nu, the Home Economics honorary society. This scholarship is awarded to a student in a Family and Consumer Sciences related major who is a non-traditional or transfer student, and demonstrates financial need.
Melvin and Margaret Bennington Hazaleus Memorial ScholarshipThe Melvin and Margaret Bennington Hazaleus Scholarship was established by Margaret in 1989. Margaret received a Bachelor's degree in 1941 and a Master's in 1970 from Colorado State. A professor emerita and assistant dean of the former Home Economics/Human Resource Sciences College, (now the College of Health and Human Sciences), Mrs. Hazaleus passed away in 1998. Awards are for students in a Family and Consumer Sciences-related field.
HDFS Diversity ScholarshipThe Human Development and Family Studies Diversity Scholarship supports students who can contribute to the diversity of the community because of their unique life experiences. First generation and diverse students are encouraged to apply. It is available to undergraduate HDFS students who maintain a 2.5 GPA and demonstrate financial need.
Dorothy Horrell "Making the Best Better" ScholarshipAs a triple alumna from CSU's School of Education, Dr. Dorothy A. Horrell, '73, '78, '92, has dedicated her life to education, service, and leading organizations to be strategic and better connected to the community. Dr. Horrell credits CSU and her early years in 4-H for the foundation and fundamentals that she has applied in every professional role she has held, from her time leading Red Rocks Community College, and the Colorado Community College System, through her tenure as president of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, and now as the chair of the Colorado State University System Board of Governors. In all of Dorothy Horrell's endeavors, she has been passionate about investing in people and helping to develop leaders. The Bonfils-Stanton Foundation established this scholarship as a way to honor Dorothy's many contributions to its organization by supporting the College of Health and Human Sciences, to which she has a deep and significant connection.
Human Resource Sciences Alumni ScholarshipThe Human Resource Sciences Alumni Scholarship was established by the HRS Alumni Council with gifts from friends and alumni of the College of Human Resource Sciences (now the College of Health and Human Sciences). The scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in a Family and Consumer Sciences-related* field, with selection related to professional promise.
Emma Ulsaker Hulquist Memorial ScholarshipThe Emma Ulsaker Hulquist Memorial Scholarship was established by Mrs. Hulquist's daughters, Jewel Varwig and Betty Sherritt, and their husbands in honor of her service to Colorado State and commitment to education. Given to sophomores or juniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA who have demonstrated involvement in extracurricular activities. Recipients must either be a major in Human Development and Family Studies or pursuing teacher certification in Family and Consumer Sciences.
Prudence M. Kaley ScholarshipThe Prudence M. Kaley Scholarship was established by Prue Kaley, a 1972 graduate of Human Development and Family Studies at Colorado State University. Prue is a real estate agent in Fort Collins with The Group. The $1,972 scholarship, which commemorates the year that Prue graduated, is awarded to a full time graduate student in the department who demonstrates financial need.
Kotsiopulos Memorial ScholarshipThe Kotsiopulos Memorial Scholarship is presented to a junior or senior in the College of Health and Human Sciences who has documented "people helping people" volunteer service or employment. Preference is given to Design and Merchandising, Consumer Science, or Occupational Therapy students, with financial need considered.
Kreutzer & Towill Scholarship for International StudyDr. Jill Kreutzer (Colorado State University, '69, '91) and Dr. Leigh Towill wish to encourage students to pursue international study and travel experiences during their undergraduate years. With a shared belief that international travel and study enriches the educational, professional, cultural, and personal lives of students, Kreutzer and Towill have created this scholarship. Until her retirement in 2000, Jill was a long-time faculty member in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, and a passionate supporter of undergraduate students and the importance of this unique time in individual's development. Leigh, her husband, a retired research scientist with the National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation (USDA/ARS), shares her interest and commitment to undergraduate student development. Dr. Kreutzer and Dr. Towill hope their scholarship will foster continued interest and appreciation for international study and travel. This scholarship was created in honor of Dr. Kreutzer's and Dr. Towill's parents, all of whom valued and fostered learning through varied avenues and opportunities. The purpose of the Fund is to provide scholarships to benefit undergraduate students from the College of Health and Human Sciences to study internationally through a CSU Education Abroad Program.
Alan and Julie Lind ScholarshipAlan and Julie Lind each earned two degrees at Colorado State University, are Colorado natives and ran track and cross-country for the Rams. Alan graduated in 1981 with a bachelor's in Economics and in 1991 with an MBA. Julie's bachelor's degree is in Human Development and Family Studies in 1984 and in 1990 received her Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy. They fondly reflect on their time at CSU both academically and athletically and want a student in the College of Liberal Arts or the College of Health and Human Sciences participating in one of the University's Division I athletic programs to benefit from their scholarship.
Myron Brown Ludlow ScholarshipThe Myron Brown Ludlow Scholarship is given to an CHHS sophomore, junior, or senior male student with high scholastic achievement and limited financial means.
Jennifer L. Matheson Resiliency ScholarshipThe Jennifer L. Matheson Resiliency Scholarship was established to honor Professor Matheson's touching tale of survival after being infected with a life-threatening, undiagnosed respiratory infection that hospitalized her for five months. Her family, friends, and colleagues in the department of Human Development and Family Studies created a network of support that ensured Jenn and her caregivers never gave up. The scholarship supports HDFS students who are examples of resilience themselves, or are studying resilience while at CSU, with a preference for first-generation students.
Gertrude A. McCord AwardPhi Kappa Phi is a national honor society that recognizes an Outstanding Junior from each college. The student selected for the Junior Award must be in the upper 7.5 percent (minimum 3.5 GPA) of the College's junior class and also have made a professional contribution or have been of significant service to the University.
McCubbin Leadership ScholarshipThe McCubbin Leadership Scholarship was established by the members of the Dean's Leadership Council to honor Dean Jeff McCubbin and his wife Debbie in their commitment to the students of the College of Health and Human Sciences. Dean McCubbin's career at Colorado State University has and continues to profoundly impact students. Jeff has served as a mentor and leader to scholars within the College, and the Dean's Leadership Council created this scholarship to further encourage future Rams to be involved within the CSU community and to know that they are supported from the top down. This award is given to an undergraduate student in any major in the College of Health and Human Sciences, with preference given to those students with proven leadership through their involvement in their major, college, and/or university leadership organizations
Helen F. McHugh Graduate FellowshipThe Helen F. McHugh Graduate Fellowship was established by Dr. McHugh's friends and colleagues in honor of her service as Dean of Home Economics/Human Resource Sciences from 1975 to 1986. The award is given to graduate students in a Family and Consumer-related field in support of their approved research paper and creative activity.
Moore/Poudre Valley Hospital ScholarshipThe Moore/Poudre Valley Hospital Scholarship, established by Mr. and Mrs. C.G. Moore, is available for students who are taking at least five credits at Colorado State and are employed at Poudre Valley Health System. Recipient must have an interest in working in Northern Colorado after graduation.
George A. Morgan Dissertation AwardThe George A. Morgan Dissertation Award was established by George Morgan, professor emeritus from Colorado State University's School of Education, and his wife of 50 years, Hildegarde Swanson Morgan, to contribute support to graduate student research and creative activity that is part of the student's Ph.D. dissertation. The award is competitive in nature and to be used to defray costs to lessen the student's expenditure of personal funds to complete the project. Primary consideration will be given to professional potential of the graduate student, likely contribution of the project to the respective field of study, and quality of project proposal. International students encouraged to apply.
Shaun O'Brien Memorial ScholarshipThe Shaun O'Brien Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Shaun T. O'Brien by his dear friend, Lisa Ford. Shaun graduated from Colorado State University in 1981 with a Bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies. The scholarship is given to a Colorado or Wyoming resident full time undergraduate student in Human Development and Family Studies student with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
Kevin Oltjenbruns/Jill Kreutzer Undergraduate Student Development ScholarshipThe HDFS Undergraduate Student Development Scholarship is given to a student who has made multiple contributions to other students in Human Development and Family Studies. Describe personal benefits received from contributions to other HDFS students. The scholarship was established by two faculty members in the department, Drs. Kevin Oltjenbruns and Jill Kreutzer, who are now retired. The award is given to a junior or a senior with at least a 3.0 GPA.
Redmond Family ScholarshipThe Redmond Family Scholarship was established in memory of Hayes and Helen Redmond and daughter, Madelon, by their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and siblings. Madelon Redmond Wills graduated from Colorado State University in 1958 with a Bachelor's degree in Nutrition. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time student in Health and Human Sciences who may not qualify for merit-based scholarships but is a high ability student deserving of scholarship consideration.
Carol A. Sarchet ScholarshipFollowing her older siblings who graduated from Colorado State University, Carol Sarchet too earned her degree from CSU, but she did so untraditionally. Sarchet took some time off to travel the world, and along the way she married. Her husband's career took them to different countries, but they settled in Brazil to raise their family. In 1983, Sarchet returned to Colorado State University, in her early 40s, to finish her degree with a major in Apparel Design and a minor in Fiber Arts. This scholarship was influenced by Sarchet's parents who gave much of their time and effort to supporting younger individuals. Her mother was a 4-H leader and a school board member, and she worked to teach young people to be healthy, educated, and self-reliant. In order to continue the legacy of the Sarchet family, this scholarship is intended for first generation, undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Health and Human Sciences. The specific departments include Social Work, School of Education, Occupational Therapy, Human Development and Family Studies, Food Science and Human Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences, or Design and Merchandising. Students must be part-time or full-time and preference will be given to those raised in foster or kinship care.
Delano F. Scott Scholarship in HHSThe Delano F. Scott Scholarship is presented to male undergraduates with a minimum sophomore standing, pursuing any major in the College of Health and Human Sciences. The selection is based in part on financial need.
Danielle Soliz ScholarshipThe family and friends of Danielle Soliz have created this scholarship in her memory to celebrate the amazing person that she was. Prior to her passing in September of 2016, Danielle was working to enroll in the Human Development and Family Studies online degree program. She was a hard-working mother of two, who is missed dearly every day. This scholarship is designed to support students, who like Danielle, are juggling many responsibilities. Preference is given to non-traditional students and to students who have demonstrated involvement in El Centro at CSU.
Tarr ScholarshipThe Lois and Lola Tarr Scholarship was established by Lois Tarr Smith and Lola Tarr Case, 1940 alumnae of the College of Home Economics. Mrs. Case passed away in 2003. It is awarded to a Colorado resident in a Family and Consumer Sciences-related field with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Recipients must be active in their department, University, community, or church. This award is automatically renewed if the recipient reapplies and maintains scholarship standards.
Lucille and Charles Terrell Memorial AwardThe Lucille and Charles Terrell Memorial Award was established by Mr. Charles Terrell in memory of his wife, who was a 1939 graduate of Home Economics. It is awarded to a junior or senior, based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, and participation in campus activities. This year's recipient receives a cash award and name is inscribed on a permanent plaque in the Dean's Office.
Josephine Hoge Thimmig Memorial ScholarshipThe Josephine Hoge Thimmig Memorial Scholarship was established by Dr. John Thimmig in memory of his wife, who was a 1938 graduate of Home Economics. Dr. Thimmig passed away in 2003. The recipient must be a full-time junior or senior in a Family and Consumer Sciences-related area, with selection based primarily on scholastic achievement.
Natalie Knight Tipton/Stantec ScholarshipThe Natalie Knight Tipton/Stantec Scholarship was established by Mr. R.J. Tipton in honor of his wife, Natalie, a 1916 graduate of Home Economics. It is awarded to sophomores, juniors, or seniors majoring in a Family and Consumer Sciences-related area with selection based on a minimum 3.25 GPA and activity in University/community service.
University Students First ScholarshipThe University Students First Scholarship is presented to undergraduates with a minimum 3.0 GPA who are enrolled in an undergraduate degree program and are active in campus and/or community service organizations.
Alexandra Stewart and Gustave W. Voelzel, Jr. Memorial ScholarshipThe Alexandra Stewart and Gustave W. Voelzel, Jr. Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of the Voelzels, who were both Colorado State alumni. The award is given to a student with a minimum 3.0 GPA who has been involved in community or club activities. Recipients must have completed their freshman year in a Family and Consumer Sciences-related field.
Evelyn L. Ward & Family ScholarshipThis scholarship is presented by Evelyn Ward, a 1942 Home Economics alum, and her family. Evelyn is a Colorado native and worked as a teacher, Extension home agent, and social worker. Because of her deep commitment to education access, she wishes to assist students in their pursuit of a college degree. Recipients must be a full time student enrolled in the College of Health and Human Sciences, demonstrate financial need, and maintain a 2.5 GPA.
Dr. Lynne White Memorial ScholarshipThe Dr. Lynne White Memorial Scholarship is given in memory of Dr. White who graduated from Colorado State with an M.S. in Consumer Affairs in 1980 and considered her graduate work at the university to be one of the most valuable experiences of her life. Selection is based on potential for a high level of professional achievement in the field of study, with financial need considered.