The Frederick A. Rodgers Award is sponsored by an endowment fund established by the family, friends, and colleagues of Professor Emeritus Frederick A. Rodgers, who dedicated his 30-year career to strengthening the programs and leadership in urban Education. Professor emeritus Frederick A. Rodgers is also the recipient of the 2002 Distinguished Alumni Award from the Education Alumni Association. The award supports doctoral candidates who are working full time as teachers or administrators, preferably pre-college, with under-served students in an urban or small urban environment.

Awards are by academic merit, professional experience, public service, and commitment to the field of Education. Each year, at least one doctoral candidate in the College of Education is designated as an outstanding Frederick A. Rodgers awardee.

Award amount:  $1,000.  The awardee will receive a $1,000.00 taxable award payable in two installments (½ fall; ½ spring) which will be applied to the student account.  However, the spring disbursement is pending satisfactory progress in fall.

Eligibility

  1. Work as a full-time teacher or administrator, preferably pre-college, with under-served students in an urban or small urban school environment.
  2. Registered doctoral candidate in the College of Education during the fall 2016 and spring 2017 semesters.
  3. Completed qualifying examinations.
  4. Maintain satisfactory and continuous progress toward degree

How to Apply

Students who wish to be considered for a College award or scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic year must complete the College of Education Graduate Student Award application.  This application includes a statement of purpose and resume.  Submissions must be received by March 18, 2016.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Please note that submission of an application does not guarantee an award or scholarship.

The review of College Graduate Student Awards is a two step process:

  1. Each Departmental Awards Committee will review submitted applications and select the student(s) to be forwarded to the College Graduate Awards Committee for review.  
  2. Students forwarded to the College Graduate Awards Committee will be asked to supply two letters of recommendation - one from the adviser and the other from supporting faculty in the College of Education.  Completed applications will be reviewed by the College Graduate Awards Committee.  Awardees will be informed via email.    

Awardee Expectations

  1. Be a registered doctoral student in the College of Education during the fall 2016 and spring 2017 semesters.
  2. Work as a full-time teacher or administrator, preferably pre-college, with under-served students in an urban or small urban school environment
  3. Maintain satisfactory and continuous progress toward degree
  4. Attend the College of Education Student Recognition Brunch held in November to meet the donor, and write and thank the donor.