Special Education Scholarships

Scholarship Name Eligibility Requirements
Adam Susser Scholarship Award – Special Education

Graduate or undergraduate Special Education students participating in activities of distinction – either in research or in a field experience in which students apply evidence based practices in special education. Applicants must be fully enrolled, and must be involved in aspects of professional development in addition to their degree requirements.

The selectee will demonstrate high academic achievement and a commitment to ethics and professional behavior during all activities related to the completion of the degree. A written recommendation from at least one faculty member is required.

John E. Miklos Exceptional Scholarship Endowment
(awarded in Spring semester)
Undergraduate and Graduate students in the area of Special Education or developmental disabilities.
Toppel Family Early Childhood Doctoral Scholarship Endowment

The Departments of Curriculum, Culture and Educational Inquiry and/or Exceptional Student Education designate this scholarship to be a one-year award to a doctoral student whose research interests best meet a commitment to early childhood education. In addition, the recipient needs to demonstrate evidence of high academic achievement, and a propensity for successful completion of the doctoral program.

Applicants must provide a College of Education scholarship application, a resume, two letters of recommendation (from FAU faculty and/or professionals in the field) and a 750 word essay describing their experiences and future goals in early childhood research and scholarship.

For this scholarship, applications are collected in summer for awards which begin in the fall term.

Julie Jackson Scholarship Endowment Fund
(awarded in Spring semester)
Doctoral students who are interested in pursuing a degree with a focus on residential services for individuals with developmental disabilities. Must submit evidence focus on residential services.

* A current FAFSA must be on file with the Financial Aid office and must show unmet need for the academic year for scholarships requiring financial need. Please DO NOT submit financial documentation with your College of Education scholarship packet.