Dear Alumni and Friends of the College of Education,

As a supporter of the College of Education at Louisiana Tech University, we want you to know how much we appreciate sharing our success and growth with you through updates on exciting new initiatives and progress that advances the College regionally and nationally.  There are many reasons to be proud of the achievements of the College, and with your support, we continue to grow offerings, enhance our facilities, increase the support for our students, develop a strong network of alumni and friends, and make positive impacts in the communities we serve.

We are motivated by the bold vision of Louisiana Tech’s future, and our faculty and staff work to ensure student success each day.  For the College of Education, an unparalleled educational experience means we are able to connect students with one of the many nationally ranked programs, come alongside them during their years at Tech, and help them achieve their dream careers in their chosen workplace and beyond.  The education you received in the College of Education provided an important foundation for you to embark on your professional journey and to become the well-rounded person and well-equipped professional you are today.  We ask that you consider the positive impact this had on your life, and the opportunities you received as a result, and help us provide that for our current and future students.  Thank you for being a loyal member of the College of Education family. Please visit us at any time – you are always welcome home.

Ever loyal,
Don Schillinger
Dean of the College of Education

College of Education Scholarships

Undergraduate Scholarships

Ann Marilyn Melton Memorial Endowed Scholarship – Full-time junior or senior majoring in Teacher Education, pursuing certification in grades 4-8 or 6-12. Maintain GPA of 3.0.

Betty Owens Endowed Scholarship – Full-time College of Education student maintaining GPA of 3.0

Caldwell Education Scholarship – Student with high school or college GPA of 3.0 enrolled in Teacher Education.

Carolyn Stamm Spillane Endowed Scholarship – For full-time junior or senior majoring in program housed in Curriculum, Instruction and Leadership, pursuing certification to teach grades 6-12.

Causey-Tanner Scholarship – Full-time student enrolled in Teacher Education curriculum for award 1-4 years. 

Charles and Dana Mabry Endowed Scholarship – College of Education sophomore, junior or senior whose permanent residence is in the state of Louisiana with a minimum GPA of 2.5.

Dauzat Endowment – Scholarship for Teacher Education candidates in kindergarten, elementary grades, and secondary language arts concentrations.

Don and Ann Metz Endowed Scholarship – Intended for Freshman student to receive for a four-year term, provided a GPA of 3.0 is maintained.

Edmondson Crump Scholarship – Two-year scholarship for a full-time student of freshman or sophomore standing who maintains a GPA of 2.5, a student majoring in Elementary Education or Secondary Education.

Elizabeth Morris Odom Endowed Scholarship – Awarded to incoming, full-time freshman with minimum GPA of 3.0 majoring in Elementary or Secondary Education.  First preference given to a student from Bastrop High School, and second preference given to a student from Morehouse Parish.

Estelle Harris Endowment – Awarded to Elementary Education student.

Evelyn Swihart Endowed Scholarship – Full-time sophomore, junior or senior majoring in Teacher Education with minimum GPA of 3.0.

Fred Lee Higginbotham Human Performance Endowed Scholarship – Full-time junior or senior, 2.5 GPA, and student focusing on human performance and research. 

Gertie M.H. and Eldrice H. Green – Minimum GPA of 2.0 and awarded to student exhibiting financial need.

Gullatt Family Endowed ScholarshipFull time student pursuing and majoring in a program associated with the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Leadership. Recipients shall be junior or senior, and from Lincoln, Bossier, Jackson, Iberville, DeSoto, Bienville, Caddo, Or Claiborne Parish. 

Harry and Rubye Gaston Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship – Undergraduate student in any academic department within the College of Education.

James and Janis Pierce Endowed Scholarship – Full-time junior majoring in Teacher Education with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

J.J. and Pat Stapleton Endowed Scholarship Full-time or part-time undergraduate students, sophomore or above A student in a teacher education program with an additional preference for students in a program focused on literacy, students who graduated from high school in Louisiana or Mississippi, students who work ten or more hours per week, and a minimum GPA of 3.0. 

John Cawthon Scholarship – Student enrolled in Teacher Education program with minimum 3.0 high school GPA and maintain 2.5 overall GPA on all college coursework.

Lenette Southall Fisher Memorial Scholarship – Sophomore elementary education major with eligibility continued up to three years.

Linda and Jerry Hudson Endowed Scholarship – Awarded to a full time-student pursuing an education degree.

Louise Ewing Memorial Scholarship – Full-time student with minimum GPA of 2.75 and desire to teacher in Louisiana after graduation.

Louisiana National Bank Jackie Woodard Whitlock Memorial Scholarship – Incoming freshman as a full-time student majoring in secondary social studies education, minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.0, and graduated from a high school in Lincoln, Union, Bienville, Ouachita, East Baton Rouge Parish.  

Lucille Pierce Folk Endowed Scholarship – Junior majoring in English Education with minimum GPA of 3.0.

Lynn and Louis R. Brill Endowed ScholarshipStudent majoring in Education and preference is given to a student from Bossier. 

Mary Ann Smalling Scholarship (Kalil Scholarship) – Junior majoring in Library Science with overall GPA of 3.0.

Mary Margaret Livingston Scholarship – Full-time student majoring in Psychology and Behavioral Sciences within the College of Education with preference to junior or senior who maintains a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all college courses. 

Mary Ross Higginbotham Endowed Scholarship – Junior or senior student in Library Science, English or Social Studies field with minimum GPA of 2.5 and minimum ACT score of 21.

Mary Wilson Scholarship – Elementary education major with minimum high school GPA of 3.0 and 3.0 GPA maintained on all college coursework.

Maxie B. and William G. Garrett Endowed Scholarship – Full-time student enrolled in any academic department within the College of Education

Miriam Davis Hogan Endowment – Full-time student enrolled in the College of Education with overall GPA of 3.0.

Morelle and Trisielee Emmons Endowed Scholarship – Full-time student maintain a 3.0 GPA in Teacher Education department.

Patricia Brown Cochran Endowed Scholarship – Junior or senior enrolled in a program leading to certification as a mathematics teacher maintaining 3.0 GPA.  

Patsy Hagood Perritt Family First Generation Scholarship  The student must be a “first-generation college student”, in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Leadership, and have a minimum 2.5 high school GPA and a 22 ACT score. 

Ruth and J.N. Walpole First Generation Scholarship – Full-time First-Generation student (parents/guardians did not receive college degree) pursuing teaching degree within the College of Education.  High School GPA of 3.0 and maintenance of 2.5 GPA on college coursework to remain eligible. Awarded federal Pell Grant. 

Sylvia L. Stroops Endowed Scholarship – Student majoring in Health & Physical Education K-12, junior with minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference given to female applicant.

Thomas Gaston and Hessie Gaston Watson Endowed Scholarship – Full-time sophomore, junior or senior student with minimum GPA of 3.3 majoring in secondary or middle school education and specializing in math or science.

Wilbur L. Burgeron Education Endowed Scholarship – Student enrolled in the College of Education with a 3.5 high school or GPA and 3.0 college GPA.

Graduate Scholarships

Alex Laney Endowment – Full-time graduate level Teacher Education student with maintained GPA of 3.0 and minimum 3 years of teaching experience in Social Studies or English.

Dana Miller Packman Endowed Superior Graduate Scholarship – Awarded to a full-time graduate student enrolled in the Counseling Psychology Doctor of Philosophy program. 

Don and Ann Metz Endowed Scholarship for Education Awarded to a full-time graduate student enrolled in the Educational Leadership program.  

Edmondson Crump Endowed Scholarship – Two-year scholarship for full-time graduate student in good standing.

Fred Lee Higginbotham Human Performance Endowed Scholarship – Full-time graduate student who is focusing on human performance and research.  

Gladden Butler Graduate Scholarship – Student possessing an undergraduate degree from an accredited college who is active in professional organizations for teachers and community affairs. Must be recommended by teachers and administration.

Jeanette and Justin Hinckley Graduate Endowed Scholarship – Full-time basis as a graduate student in a program within COE and in good academic standing.  


Rosilynn Gillum
Director of Development