Scholarships can be established by individuals or charitable organizations, and are a key factor in making a Lesley education possible for many students, both undergraduate and graduate.
The following scholarships are funded by the generosity of our donors, and are granted to current Lesley University students.
Agnes M. Lindsay Trust Endowed Scholarship FundNeed-based scholarship for College of Liberal Arts and Sciences students from rural communities in New England.
Alice Willard Dorr ScholarshipFor deserving Threshold student.
Alumni Association Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to undergraduate and graduate students through a competitive selection process.
Alumni Association Merit AwardThe Alumni Council awards a one-year merit award to a student who is actively involved in Lesley University.
Anetha Graves Trecker FundIn honor of Dean Stan Trecker’s mother, with preference given to a female College of Art and Design student with demonstrated financial need and outstanding ability, who has received a high school diploma at least 12 years prior to the award.
Anna Schoen Endowed Scholarship FundEstablished in 2000 in memory of Scott Schoen’s grandmother. Awarded to a student with demonstrated financial need and a passion for serving others and giving back to the community.
Anne Larkin Endowed Scholarship FundIn honor of Professor Emerita Anne Larkin, for Graduate School of Education students, with a preference for those in the Special Education division. May be either need or merit-based.
Annie Ezer Berner Scholarship FundEstablished by Mr. Berner in memory of his mother, Annie Ezer Berner. To benefit women re-entering academic life or professional life after a long delay or interruption.
Barbara Polk Washburn Endowed ScholarshipNeed-based award with preference for a student pursuing a master’s degree as a Reading Specialist.
Barnes & Noble Textbook ScholarshipsFor deserving undergraduate students including adult learners.
Bessie Pappas ’52 Scholarship In honor of a beloved mother and grandmother, the Pappas family established this scholarship, to provide financial assistance for students with high scholastic achievement.
Beth Gerson Morse Endowed Scholarship FundThis endowed scholarship was established in memory of Beth Gerson Morse ’67. The available income earned from this scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student who has financial need and outstanding leadership qualities.
C. Robert Perrin Scholarship FundFor an College of Art and Design student with demonstrated financial need.
Carol Lee Morrow ’65 Memorial Endowed Scholarship FundThe family and friends of Carol Lee Morrow, a member of the class of 1965, established this scholarship fund to be awarded annually to a deserving College of Liberal Arts and Sciences student.
Carol Lee Morrow Endowed Scholarship for Special Education This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student studying to become a special education teacher.
Charles Gilroy Endowed ScholarshipEstablished in honor of Lesley’s Chief Financial Officer for many years, this scholarship is awarded to a student with scholastic achievement and financial need.
Charles H. Hood Foundation Endowed Scholarship FundThis scholarship fund was endowed in 1985 by longtime Trustee Charles H. Hood. Preference is given to students under the age of 21 in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with a concentration and career interest in working with or for the benefit of children.
Class of 1964 Endowed Scholarship FundThis scholarship endowment was established in 1989 by class members in honor of their 25th reunion at Lesley College. The available income earned is awarded annually to an undergraduate with financial need and high scholastic achievement.
Clayton Maarten Janer ’09 Memorial ScholarshipThis scholarship was established by the family of a graduate and Lesley athlete, Clayton, and is awarded to a Photography major, with a preference to a student participating in Volleyball.
College of Art and Design International Study ScholarshipEstablished
to help students with limited resources take advantage of the
international study options at the College of Art and Design.
College of Art and Design Past Distinguished Faculty Endowed FundAwarded to outstanding senior student based on the quality of their studio and academic work with strong consideration for financial need.
Constance and Lewis Counts Endowed ScholarshipThe Constance and Lewis Counts Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 2001 and is awarded annually to a student who is a graduate of the adult baccalaureate program and is pursuing a master’s degree in early childhood education in the Graduate School of Education. The student should demonstrate financial need; there is a preference for applicants with interest in multicultural issues.
Daniel Katz Memorial ScholarshipEstablished by Myrna Kesselman Katz ’69 in memory of her husband Daniel, a cartoonist and caricaturist. Awarded to a College of Art and Design student with demonstrated financial need.
David M. Greenman Endowed Scholarship FundThis memorial scholarship will be awarded to a junior or senior with demonstrated financial need who is academically talented and pursuing a career in Human Services or Education, with preference for a student with a minor in Health who intends to work with people with physical and/or learning disabilities.
Diana Becker Endowed ScholarshipEstablished in memory of Diana Becker to benefit deserving AEI students at Lesley University.
Donald L. Remick & Dorothy W. Remick Endowed Scholarship FundEstablished by Richard and Barbara White in memory of Barbara’s parents. Award goes to a student who has successfully completed the foundation year at the College of Art and Design.
Donald M. and Sandra J. Perrin Endowed Scholarship FundNeed-based student pursuing a degree from the Graduate School of Education. Preference for student pursuing a master’s in special education leading to a Massachusetts certificate in Moderate Special Needs.
Doris Boothby Scholarship FundThis scholarship endowment was established in 1990 in honor of Doris Boothby, a teacher of the natural sciences at Lesley in the 1950s. Income from the fund is awarded to students of merit in need of financial assistance.
Draper Laboratory Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to College of Liberal Arts and Sciences students pursuing careers as math or science teachers and seeking a Cambridge placement.
Eleanor DeWolfe Ludcke Scholarship FundThis scholarship honors a loyal and dedicated Lesley alumna of the Class of 1929 and is designated for students with demonstrated financial need.
Ellsworth H. Sherin Scholarship FundThis endowed scholarship fund was established in 1985 with a gift from Paula and Jeffrey Stahl. The scholarship honors the memory of Mr. Sherin whose daughter, Dr. Paula Sherin Stahl, Ed. D, is a member of the class of 1968. The Sherin Scholarship is awarded to a deserving Lesley University student with a strong academic record.
Enid Lofchie Endowed Scholarship FundEstablished in 1982 with a bequest from Enid Lofchie for College of Liberal Arts and Sciences students who are hearing impaired.
Evelyn M. Finnegan Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to an MFA in Creative Writing student, with a focus on children’s literature.
Frances J. Conley and Bernard J. Conley Memorial ScholarshipThis scholarship will benefit a recipient that has a financial need and intends on pursuing a career in education.
George I. Alden Endowed ScholarshipThis scholarship fund was fully endowed in 1989 after the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences succeeded in meeting the terms of a challenge grant from the George I. Alden Trust. Income earned from the endowment is awarded annually to deserving students who are academically talented.
Gipp L. Ludcke Scholarship FundEstablished in 2004 for scholarships.
Grace Runnion Memorial ScholarshipEstablished in 1984 in memory of Grace Runnion for students in the Lesley Center for the Adult Learner. The scholarship will facilitate self development or contribute to women’s psychology, art, or spirituality.
Gwenyth Barber-Wood Creative Writing ScholarshipThis is a merit-based scholarship intended to assist Jamaican nationals (first preference) or students of Jamaican decent (second preference) or students of diverse ethnic backgrounds from any country (third preference) whose writing shows exceptional merit and who have been accepted into the MFA Program in Creative Writing.
Helen Briggs Miller ’29 Endowed ScholarshipThis scholarship is awarded annually to deserving students who are pursuing a teaching career in elementary education. The scholarship fund was given by Helen Briggs Miller, a Lesley alumna from the class of 1929.
Hollis and Catherine Gerrish Endowed Scholarship FundThis endowed scholarship was established in 1987 by Trustee Hollis G. Gerrish and his wife Catherine Ruggles Gerrish to benefit student(s) with a career interest in children’s education and aspiration for a career working with young children.
Intensive Residency Option Endowed Scholarship FundFor a student pursuing a degree from the IRO Program in the Lesley Center for the Adult Learner.
Jacob David Monke T’03 Memorial ScholarshipThis scholarship in memory of Threshold graduate, Jacob Monke, will be used to provide need-based scholarship assistance to deserving students in Lesley’s Threshold Program.
Jacqueline Hart Leach Endowed Scholarship FundAwarded to students who demonstrate financial need and are interested in teaching children with learning disabilities or integrating the creative arts into instruction.
Jalkut ScholarshipFor deserving undergraduate students in honor of Trustee Richard Jalkut.
James and Emily Renehan Endowed Scholarship FundTo be awarded annually to an immigrant who is the first in his or her immediate family to attend college and has demonstrated financial need. Preference should also be given to a student pursuing a career in the service professions such as social services or teaching.
Janet Senzer ScholarshipThis scholarship is awarded to a deserving Threshold student, preferably belonging to a single-parent family.
John and Rita Crosby ScholarshipThis scholarship can be awarded to any Lesley University student with financial need.
John G. Tucker Endowed Scholarship Fund Colleagues and former business associates of John G. Tucker established this scholarship fund in 1986 to honor Mr. Tucker’s 21 years of service as Vice President for Financial Affairs and Treasurer of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Awarded annually to an undergraduate who is majoring in elementary education and has demonstrated financial need.
John W. Alden Trust ScholarshipThis scholarship supports Threshold students from Eastern Massachusetts, the Cape and the Islands.
Jose Ribeiro Scholarship FundIn memory of Lesley Graduate School of Education faculty member, Jose Ribeiro, for deserving undergraduates of any ethnic or cultural background who are first generation college students. May be either need or merit-based.
Josephine McDermott McGuire ’33 Scholarship FundEstablished by bequest in 2003 for students with an education major.
Judith B. Hoffman Endowed Scholarship For Adult LearnersTo receive this scholarship a recipient must demonstrate financial need and be in the division of Counseling Psychology. It is preferably for females who have been out of school for more than 15 years and hold an interest in incorporating mind, body, and spirituality into their professional practice.
Judith E. Kranes ScholarshipThe Kranes Achievement Award is awarded to a deserving Threshold student.
Julio Lobo Seminars Scholarship FundFor deserving students in the Lesley Center for the Adult Learner.
June T. Fox ScholarshipThis scholarship is solely for a student pursuing a degree from the Graduate School of Education.
Karen Kalker Schotland ’64 Endowed Scholarship FundAwarded to undergraduate students majoring in a dual degree program in clinical mental health (first preference) and/or art therapy (second preference).
Kathleen Knight ScholarshipIn memory of C. Robert Perrin for a disabled, disadvantaged or minority Fine Arts student who has excelled in studio & academic work.
King ScholarshipThe Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation helped to create this scholarship which is intended to benefit students from Maine with an interest in environmental studies.
Linda Town ScholarshipThis scholarship is intended for a deserving Threshold student, preferably from Cambridge Rindge & Latin School.
Literacy Ventures Fund ScholarshipFor graduate students in the MFA program in Creative Writing who demonstrate a passion and talent for their craft.
Lunder Scholars FundEstablished in 2007 by Paula Lunder ‘59 and Peter Lunder. Awards are for need-based scholarships for undergraduate students. Eligibility: First preference is given to former Dexter Shoe Company employees and their children; second preference to Maine residents or other qualified students from New England.
Madelein Gachelin Endowed Scholarship FundEstablished in 2000 by Laurie Gachelin Schoen ’86 in memory of her grandmother, Madelein Gachelin. For students who demonstrate financial need with a demonstrated commitment and passion for serving others and giving back to the community.
Maida Abrams Endowed Scholarship FundAwarded to a financially needy student with a disability pursuing a degree from Lesley, with a preference given to those aspiring to work with students with special needs. This scholarship is awarded to financially needy undergraduate students interested in working with children with special needs. Preference will be given to students who have a disability as defined by the ADA.
Margaret McKenna Endowed ScholarshipThe McKenna Scholarship is a need-based scholarship funded by the endowment generously established in honor of Margaret McKenna upon her retirement as Lesley University’s President in 2007. The scholarship is intended to benefit undergraduate students who demonstrate an exemplary commitment to public service and leadership for social change.
Marjorie Truesdell Servis ’29 Memorial ScholarshipThis scholarship in memory of one of Lesley’s pioneering alumni will be awarded to a deserving student with demonstrated financial need, with preference given to students pursuing careers in teaching.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial ScholarshipThis scholarship was established in the spring of 1968 by the Lesley community as a memorial to the late Dr. King to assist worthy students of African-American descent to continue their education.
Mary Mindess Endowed ScholarshipThis scholarship fund has been established at Lesley University in honor of the exemplary service and dedication of Professor Emerita Mary Mindess spanning more than 50 years at the time of her retirement in 2012. Funds will be used to provide scholarships for students who would otherwise not be able to attend Lesley University.
Mathematics/Science ScholarshipThis scholarship fund is awarded annually to deserving students with a focus on mathematics or science.
Naomi Nason Skoler Endowed ScholarshipThis scholarship in honor of a loyal Lesley graduate is awarded to a deserving residential first year student who has demonstrated financial need; a high school grade point average of 3.0 or higher; and an interest in teaching English, Reading, and/or Language Arts at the elementary or middle school levels. This scholarship is renewable provided the recipient maintains a 3.0 grade point average and continues to reside on campus.
Patricia and David Squire Endowed Scholarship FundEstablished in 2001 for a financially needy College of Art and Design student, with preference given to a student who attended the Boston Arts Academy.
Paula Starensier VanDernoot ’67 Endowed Scholarship FundEstablished in 2001 by Paula VanDernoot as a merit-based scholarship for student demonstrating qualities of leadership, responsibility & social awareness. Preference for student interested & involved in a variety of activities, well respected by peers and with strong career aspirations.
Peter G. Bildner Memorial FundThis memorial scholarship is awarded based on excellence and significant promise in the MFA in Creative Writing program.
Reva & David Logan Endowed ScholarshipEstablished in 2000 for a financially needy photography student who has demonstrated excellence in artistic work.
Richard Moody ScholarshipFor a talented fine arts student with demonstrated financial need.
Sally K. Lenhardt Scholarship This scholarship was established in 1993 to honor the memory of Sally K. Lenhardt who graduated in 1986. She was an integral part of the Lesley community and the recipient of this award should be as well. They should demonstrate active participation in different areas throughout their years here at the University.
Securitas Annual Scholarship for Teacher EducationAwarded to College of Liberal Arts and Sciences undergraduate students preparing for teaching careers or GSOE students pursuing an advanced degree.
Shirley J. Silbert Endowed Scholarship FundLesley Professor Dr. Carol Streit and her siblings, in memory of their mother, established the Shirley J. Silbert Endowed Scholarship Fund in 1997. In honor of their mother’s passion for the power of education and the imperative to help others, this fund supports graduates of the LU Threshold Program on their continued path toward independent living. The Silbert Scholarship awards monetary support to adults with special needs so that they may access fee-based professional and educational opportunities offered through the Threshold Alumni Center, including international travel experiences, online and face-to-face course offerings, independent living advisors and other activities and resources specifically targeted to fostering self-esteem and independence.
SODEXHO Endowed ScholarshipEstablished in 1982, this scholarship fund is awarded to students with demonstrated financial need with a preference to students working in the dining halls.
Stride Rite Early Childhood Literacy Endowed Scholarship FundEstablished in 1999 for needy students from Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan pursuing a career in Early Childhood Education at Lesley University. May also be broadened to education major in general.
Sue Hundley Memorial Fund for LiteracyThe fund honors Sue Hundley’s work with teachers and children and serves to recognize her many contributions to the field of early literacy. Purpose is “to advance teacher professional development in the field of literacy and to strengthen children’s literacy skills.” Funds underwrite professional development scholarships for teachers and stipends for the purchase of materials for schools working to implement Reading Recovery.
Sumner and Esther Feldberg Endowment FundIntended for any scholarship need at Lesley University.
Suzanne Hruska Nagler ’61 Endowed ScholarshipThis merit-based scholarship in honor of a distinguished Lesley alumna will be awarded to a deserving Lesley undergraduate who is studying early childhood education.
Teresa M. Warren Human Services ScholarshipThis scholarship was established in 2001 by Dr. Katherine Barone. It is need-based for deserving students pursuing a career in Human Services, particularly for students who intend on working in under-served communities.
Threshold Endowed ScholarshipEstablished to benefit deserving Threshold students with significant need.
Timocracy ScholarshipFor deserving graduate students in the Graduate School of Education.
Trentwell Mason White Endowed Scholarship FundThis fund was established in memory of Dr. Trentwell Mason White, the first president of Lesley and is awarded to deserving undergraduate students.
van Otterloo Family Foundation Endowed Threshold ScholarshipThis scholarship was established in June of 2006 to benefit deserving Threshold students with limited means.
Wayne Brown Memorial ScholarshipIn memory of the Creative Writing program faculty member, Wayne Brown, for a deserving student.
Weezie ScholarshipThis scholarship is designed to benefit deserving AEI graduate and undergraduate students. The source of this funding is Elaine Fiske’s Weezie Foundation.
William McConnell Scholarship William C. McConnell, Jr., former Trustee and Chair of the Lesley Corporation, established this endowed scholarship fund for deserving students who otherwise could not afford to attend the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
William E. Schrafft and Bertha E. Schrafft ScholarshipThis scholarship supports low-income College of Art and Design students from urban centers in the city of Boston with preference given to students of color.
William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship Fund Established in 1995 to benefit students with demonstrated financial need and pursuing teaching careers.
Yawkey ScholarshipThis scholarship is awarded to adult learners with financial need.
Youngman Endowed Scholarship FundThis is a need based scholarship created in 2003 to support rugged individualists who demonstrate an independence of thought and passion for innovation through coursework and life experience.
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