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The Mersereau Scholars: An Update

In 2007, composer and PSU alum Brad Mersereau (B.A. Composition, 1973) created a full tuition scholarship supporting highly talented and motivated seniors in jazz and composition as they reached for their dreams.  Since then there have been 12 recipients of the Mersereau Scholarship.  Each has taken their opportunity in a unique and interesting direction.  Here is a snapshot of where they are:

Chance Hayden 2007-2008

Campus Galleries Exhibit Scholarship Recipients’ Artwork

Click here to read the original article in the PSU Vanguard.

For many prospective students, money is the deciding factor for attending school. Lacking funds, some turn away from the idea of higher education completely, fearful of debt. But when given a helping hand, students are empowered to create. And with that freedom comes confidence.

PSU's Graduate School of Education awards 51 scholarships for the 2014-15 year

Support for GSE scholarships grows
Philanthropic support for the GSE totaled over $2.5 million in fiscal year 2013-14 (which ended June 30, 2014), of which $2.2 million was committed to student support. This compares to the previous year’s total giving of $534,000, with $449,700 for scholarships. In 2012-13, 46 scholarships, totaling about $105,000, were awarded to students. This year, we awarded 51 scholarships, totaling about $175,000 to support future teachers and counselors.

Joe's Burgers Seeks Entries for Scholarship Burger Contest

Attention PSU students: Joe's Burgers is seeking your ideas for a burger to be featured on their menu! Enter by sending the following information to info@joesburgers.com:

Gilman Scholarship Information Sessions

Do you receive a Pell Grant? Do you want to study abroad Spring 2015?? 

Learn how to get $5,000 - $8,000 for study abroad with the Gilman Scholarship! 

Friday, Aug 29 @ 2:00 PM -- East Hall 236
Thursday, Sept 4 @ 10:00 AM -- East Hall 236
Wednesday, Sept 10 @ 1:00 PM -- East Hall 236
Tuesday, 9/16 @ 4:00 PM -- East Hall 331
Thursday, 9/25 @ 11:00 AM -- East Hall 236
Monday, 9/29 @ 3:00 PM -- East Hall 236