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Past Scholarship Recipients

Each year, the School of Education selects recipients for various scholarships designated for students working toward degrees and programs in P-12 education.  As we continue to award scholarships each year, we will document our recipients below. 


2016-17 School of Education Scholarship Recipients

We are proud to announce the 35 School of Education students who will be receiving the 2016 -2017 scholarships! The awardees reflect all content areas and programs in the School of Education and were selected from a pool of 95 applicants. We sincerely thank all of our applicants and congratulate this year’s awardees!

Remember, if you were not a recipient this year or if you missed the application cycle, the 2017-2018 scholarship-application window will open in March 2017!

Jack and Fran Kaufman Scholarship for Student Teaching

This scholarship, established by former MSU Denver professors Fran and Jack Kaufman, provides financial support to students seeking professional teaching licensure during the semester of their full-time student teaching. Fran, an Associate Professor in the Secondary Education Department from 1993-1999 and Jack, an adjunct professor during this same time, observed first-hand the challenges and sacrifices students faced carrying the full-time commitment of student teaching, which, for so many, conflicted with their ability to support themselves financially.

Shara Espinoza - Elementary Education

Early Childhood Education Grant

This year, the Office of Early Learning and School Readiness at the Colorado Department of Education made available some much appreciated financial support for teacher candidates pursuing Early Childhood Education (ECE) degrees and licenses. Funds from Colorado’s Race to The Top grant made these one-time financial awards possible, which were earmarked specifically for ECE students in their student teaching semester.

Bethany Aspegren
Claudia Birney
Carolyn Buckley
Ra’Kel Engelkens
Matthew Fisher
Amy Martinez
Desiree O’Farrell
Katherine Wall

Dr. Suzanne W. Dunshee Endowed Scholarship

Prior to her arrival at Metropolitan State University of Denver in 2001, Dr. Suzanne W. Dunshee spent over thirty years in the classroom. She established this scholarship with the purpose of providing for students who demonstrate or show promise of a similar level of dedication and diligence to future achievement in elementary education.

Crystal Dottenwhy - Elementary Education
Kaisha Kinslow - Elementary Education

Hannah Brooke Eppley Scholarship

The Hannah Brooke Eppley scholarship was set up by Kyrie Eppley, an alum of MSU Denver, to honor her daughter, Brooke, whom Kyrie raised as a single parent.  As an appreciative recipient of an academic scholarship while completing her undergraduate degree, Kyrie created the scholarship as a way of giving back to the MSU Denver Early Childhood community.

Lindsey Fechner - Early Childhood Education
Cristina Simental-Alvarado - Early Childhood Education

Kappa Delta Pi Student Teaching Scholarship

The Kappa Delta Pi Scholarship is intended to provide funds for tuition, fees, books, or basic living costs to one or more highly motivated, outstanding student(s) annually. The Pi Nu chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, an international teaching honor society in education, recognizes the financial strain often associated with student teaching for Metropolitan State University of Denver students.

Amanda Sheahan - Elementary Education
Alexander Shilov - Secondary Social Studies Education

Marge Fisch Endowed Scholarship

Marge Fisch was a Language Arts teacher in Jefferson County and a mentor to other teachers. She established this scholarship in order to offer financial assistance to future teachers at the Middle School educational level. Middle School students present many challenges. This scholarship awards students who demonstrate understanding of the uniqueness of this age group and a high level of dedication to future achievement in education.

Allison Joyce - Secondary English Education
Ilyanna Kreske - Secondary Social Studies Education

Peierls Student Teacher Scholarship

The Peierls Scholarship is intended to address the identified financial needs of students who are in the last stages of preparing to be teachers, i.e. doing their student teaching. The Peierls Foundation highly values the contribution made by teachers in our community.

Kathryn Arnall - Elementary Education
Kerri Gallo - Master of Arts in Elementary Education
Jennifer Hutnick - Master of Arts in Elementary Education

Jodi Korthuis - Master of Arts in Elementary Education
Michael Lieg - Master of Arts in Elementary Education
Shana Martin - K-12 Physical Education
Faith Richmond - Master of Arts in Special Education
Adam Viglione - Elementary Education
Emma Welton - Master of Arts in Elementary Education
Emily Wickham - Secondary Social Studies Education

Salazar Family Scholarship

The Salavar Family Scholarship was set up by the Salazar family to assist Metropolitan State University of Denver students with scholarship support.

Yasmin Aguilar - Early Childhood Education
Julio Botello Gurrola - K-12 Foreign Language Education (Spanish)
Perla Flores-Frescas - Elementary Education
Zaira Gutierrez Sanchez - K-12 Foreign Language Education (Spanish)
Martha Rodriguez - Early Childhood Education
Dayana Sanchez - Elementary Education

SNEA/Colorado Education Association @ MSU Denver Endowed Scholarship

The SNEA Scholarship is intended to benefit any prospective student teacher seeking licensure at Metropolitan State University of Denver. The student may be degree seeking or just seeking licensure.

Garrett Bradford - Secondary English Education
Katherine Shorten - Secondary Social Studies Education

2015-16 School of Education Scholarship Recipients

We are proud to announce the 23 teacher education students who received scholarships in the 2015-16 academic year! The awardees reflect all content areas and programs in the School of Education and were selected from a pool of over 75 applicants. We sincerely thank all of our applicants and congratulate this year's awardees!

 


Meet Some of Our 2015-16 Scholarship Recipients!

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Dr. Suzanne Dunshee Scholarship

Prior to her arrival at Metropolitan State University of Denver in 2001, Dr. Suzanne W. Dunshee spent over thirty years in the classroom. She established this scholarship with the purpose of providing for students who demonstrate or show promise of a similar level of dedication and diligence to future achievement in elementary education.

Elizabeth Buscher - Elementary Education
Jennifer Delorenzo - Elementary Education
Dayana Sanchez - Elementary Education
Adam Viglione - Elementary Education


Hannah Brooke Eppley Scholarship

The Hannah Brooke Eppley Scholarship is intended to benefit Early Childhood Education majors at MSU Denver. The scholarship was set up by Kyrie Eppley, an alum of MSU Denver, to honor her daughter, Brooke, whom Kyrie raised as a single parent. As an appreciative recipient of an academic scholarship while completing her undergraduate degree, Kyrie created the scholarship as a way of giving back to the MSU Denver Early Childhood community.

Brandi Quattrone - Early Childhood Education


Kappa Delta Pi Scholarship

The Kappa Delta Pi Scholarship is intended to provide funds for tuition, fees, books, or basic living costs to one or more highly motivated, outstanding student(s) annually. The Pi Nu chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, an international teaching honor society in education, recognizes the financial strain often associated with student teaching for Metropolitan State University of Denver students.

Sandra Roman - Elementary Education
Rachel Robinson - Secondary English Education


Marge Fisch Endowed Scholarship

Marge Fisch was a Language Arts teacher in Jefferson County and a mentor to other teachers. She established this scholarship in order to offer financial assistance to future teachers at the Middle School educational level. Middle School students present many challenges. This scholarship awards students who demonstrate understanding of the uniqueness of this age group and a high level of dedication to future achievement in education.

Marianne Bitterly - Secondary English Education
Andrew Horwath - Secondary Math Education
Allison Patch Pedroza - Special Education


Peierls Foundation Scholarship

The Peierls Scholarship is intended to address the identified financial needs of students who are in the last stages of preparing to be teachers, i.e. doing their student teaching. The Peierls Foundation highly values the contribution made by teachers in our community.

Cassondra Al-Mouradi - Special Education / CLD Endorsement
Ryan Cleverley - K-12 Music Education
Addie Lynn Crabbe - Elementary Education
Jocelyn Garcia - Early Childhood Education
Ashley Dawn Ives - Special Education
Lindsay Killian - Masters in Elementary Education
Jessica Kokoszka - Elementary Education
Jennifer Nava Bello - Elementary Education
Stephanie Patterson - Special Education
Emily Stephens - Elementary Education
Katherine Wedum - Masters in Elementary Education


Student National Education Association (SNEA) Scholarship

The SNEA Scholarship is intended to benefit any prospective student teacher seeking licensure at Metropolitan State University of Denver. The student may be degree seeking or just seeking licensure.

Lynsey Christianson - Early Childhood Education
Jessica Hill - Masters in Elementary Education

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