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Endowed and Named Scholarships

School of Education Scholarships

Dr. Dorothy Binder Graduate Education Scholarship

This scholarship honors an admitted School of Education (except FBMP) graduate student who possesses the critical qualities of Dr. Binder or has been the recipient of the qualities of Dr. Binder and is cultivating these qualities. Dr. Bet Brophy,'67, Holly June Wainwright, '84, and contributions from family, friends and former students of Dr. Binder established this scholarship.

Dorothy Davis '33 Scholarship

This scholarship honors an admitted Education major with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher. A written essay is required. This scholarship was established through the estate of Dorothy Davis.

Dean Beverly Gulley Memorial Scholarship

The Dean Beverly Gulley Memorial Scholarship will honor the legacy of the late-Dr. S. Beverly Gulley. This scholarship, made possible by a generous gift from her husband, Dr. Gerry Gulley, will support an undergraduate student in the School of Education.  Dr. Gulley served as dean of the School of Education for 17 years and worked tirelessly to advance programs in early childhood, elementary and secondary education -- both at SXU and throughout the State of Illinois.

Thecla Kwak '48 memorial Scholarship

Thecla Kwak ’48 will be remembered through the Thecla Kwak ’48 Memorial Scholarship. Established in 2013 with memorial gifts from family and friends, this scholarship will benefit a female undergraduate student in the School of Education.  Mrs. Kwak was a teacher for more than 35 years. There was hardly a year when she would not run into former students who thanked her for her contribution to their life success.

Friends of Uncle Mike, Inc. Education Scholarship

As a tribute to Uncle Mike Lynch, who was an informal mentor and teach to many young people in his Bridgeport neighborhood, this scholarship recognizes elementary education majors. Applicants should maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and submit an essay. An interview may also be required.

Elaine Gallagher '51 Science Education Scholarship

This scholarship honors an admitted School of Education (except FBMP) student with a Science major or has an area of concentration in one of the Sciences. Applicants may also be an admitted School of Education student preparing to teach science. This scholarship was established through the estate of Elaine Gallagher.
“This scholarship truly means a lot to me in my pursuit of a degree in elementary education.”
--Raland Engle

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Raland Engle, recipient of the Elaine Gallagher ’51 Science Education Scholarship, with Dr. Beverly Gulley, Dean for the School of Education, and Ms. Betty Riley ’49

Dr. Lloyd Leake Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship honors an African-American undergraduate student who demonstrates attributes of excellence, service and integrity -- all qualities that embodied Dr. Leake's life. The applicant must also have a GPA of at least 2.8 and have full-time enrollment and admission to the School of Education at Saint Xavier University. This scholarship was established through the generosity of Dr. Elsbeth Meuth.

Julius and Catherine Heerey Malin Scholarship

This scholarship was created from the estate of Helen M. Heerey, who, in her will, designated a gift to create the "Julius and Catherine Heerey Malin Scholarship for students majoring in Education, who is in financial need and maintaining a C+ or better average.

Eunice and George McGuire Scholarship

Through their estates, former School of Education faculty member Dr. George McGuire and his wife Eunice created a permanent investment in the preparation of future educators. Students who receive this scholarship exemplify the qualities of academic excellence, respect, and hospitality. All undergraduate and graduate students (except MATL) in the Saint Xavier University School of Education are eligible to submit an application. The scholarship is a grant applied towards tuition in the following academic year.