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The Villas/Woodring Master's Scholarship

The Villas/Woodring Master’s Scholarship is awarded to a student who is engaged in teaching at Lehigh University’s Centennial School and in the College of Education’s Master’s Degree program in Special Education.  The scholarship was established from the Villas Family Endowment for Master’s Degree students in Special Education at Lehigh University.  The award is presented annually and includes a 9 month stipend and tuition remission for up to 18 credits.  Students may reapply once only for the scholarship.

The applicant must have exhibited academic excellence in his or her undergraduate degree, an undergraduate grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4 point scale, and participated in educational experiences that showcase high levels of achievement.  To retain the benefits of the scholarship the student is required to maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average per semester.

All materials should be submitted to the Special Education Program Director and then up to three nominations (with the materials described below) are sent to the Dean, College of Education at Lehigh University for consideration.  The application should include the following:

  1. A letter highlighting academic achievements and a current resume.
  2. A copy of transcripts for the undergraduate degree.
  3. Two letters of recommendation.

The Dean will select the single recipient of the scholarship and all applicants will be notified by mail.

Deadline for submission is April 15.

The Dean will select the single recipient of the scholarship and all applicants will be notified no later than April 30.