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Scholarships

Scholarship funds are often based on a specific skill or ability, a major of study or a separate application. Eligibility requirements and amounts awarded vary. Below you will find a list of scholarships and grants available within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. If you have any questions regarding a specific scholarship, please reach out directly to the department contact that is listed.

Anthropology

The Antoinette C. Bigel Scholarship Fund

Amount: $2,500 max, multiple awards per semester
Criteria: The Antoinette C. Bigel Scholarship Fund was established to support undergraduate and graduate students in Anthropology to participate in supervised field work (an internship, field school or original research) in anthropology. Student must be Anthropology majors, Anthropology minors, and/or Archaeology minors at Montclair State University. Student must have taken at least 12 credits of ANTH with a 3.0 GPA in them, and have taken Methods or equivalent. See website for additional criteria.
Deadline: Varies
Contact: Dr. Elaine Gerber, Chair, Bigel Fellowship Committee
gerbere@montclair.edu
Website/Application: https://www.montclair.edu/anthropology/awards-and-scholarships/bigel-grant/application/

Classics and General Humanities

The Kibbe Scholarship

Amount: $200
Criteria: Student must be declared an academic major in Latin or Classics. The recipient must be a Montclair State student in the Fall of 2019 and have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
Deadline: April
Contact: Dr. Patricia Salzman (salzmanp@montclair.edu) or Dr. Prudence Jones (jonespr@montclair.edu)
Website/Application: NA

The Peins Scholarship

Amount: $600
Criteria: Student pursuing an academic major in Classics and a minor in Latin. The recipient must be a full-time junior or senior and have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.2 and a GPA of 3.5 in at least two Latin courses. This award is intended for students who do not qualify for any other financial aid.
Deadline: April
Contact: Dr. Patricia Salzman (salzmanp@montclair.edu) or Dr. Prudence Jones (jonespr@montclair.edu)
Website/Application: NA

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Dr. Harold M. Scholl Endowed Scholarship

Amount: three awards of $810
Criteria: Awarded to speech-language pathology students who demonstrate outstanding initiative in at least one area: engagement in learning, clinical performance, or service. Awarded in spring each year and applied to summer or fall tuition.
Deadline: Spring
Contact: Deborah Verderosa, verderosad@montclair.edu

Maryann Peins Scholarship

Amount: $820
Criteria: Graduate students enrolled in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders with a concentration in Speech-Language Pathology. Must have completed 15 credits in the Depart-ment with a GPA of 3.50 in the major. Must provide evidence of participating in professional activities or community service relat-ing to communication disorders. Must show potential for success in doctoral studies and research in communication disorders.
Deadline: Spring
Contact: Deborah Verderosa, verderosad@montclair.edu

Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders Scholarship

Amount: varies
Criteria: Graduate students in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders who are enrolled in either the Doctor of Audiology program or the Speech-Language Pathology Program.
Deadline: Spring
Contact: Deborah Verderosa, verderosad@montclair.edu

English

The Frank G. and Nicole McGuire Scholarship

Amount: Up to $2,000 towards tuition and fees.
Criteria: For a full-time undergraduate English major with at least 3.2 cumulative GPA. Graduating seniors are not eligible.
Deadline: Late March
Contact: Jeff Gonzalez gonzalezje@montclair.edu
Website/Application: https://montclair.instructure.com/courses/124205

The Bessie Saslaw Solomon Memorial Scholarship

Amount: Up to $650 towards tuition and fees.
Criteria: English major who has shown a commitment to making a difference in the lives of people in the community. Possible activities could include, but are not limited to, tutoring those who cannot read or who are learning English as a second language; bringing the beauty of the English language to the community in some way; organizing others to do these or other projects. Particular consideration is given to students interested in teaching. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 overall and 3.5 in the major. (If two students meet these criteria, the scholarship may be divided equally between them.) Graduating seniors are not eligible.
Deadline: Late March
Contact: Jeff Gonzalez gonzalezje@montclair.edu
Website/Application: https://montclair.instructure.com/courses/124205

The Shari Kandell Scholarship

Amount: Up to $1,000 towards tuition and fees.
Criteria: Female undergraduate English major who is employed while pursuing her studies. Preference is given to part-time students employed at least 20 hours per week. Must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Graduating seniors are not eligible.
Deadline: Late March
Contact: Jeff Gonzalez gonzalezje@montclair.edu
Website/Application: https://montclair.instructure.com/courses/124205

The W. Leonard Newman Award

Amount: $250
Criteria: For excellence in writing about film.
Deadline: Late March
Contact: Jeff Gonzalez gonzalezje@montclair.edu
Website/Application: https://montclair.instructure.com/courses/124205

English Department Teacher Education Award

Amount: $300
Criteria: For an outstanding undergraduate English Education student who has met all requirements for acceptance into the English Education Program.
Deadline: Late March
Contact: Jeff Gonzalez gonzalezje@montclair.edu
Website/Application: https://montclair.instructure.com/courses/124205

W. Bernard Fleichmann Memorial

Amount: Award $150
Criteria: For an English major who has shown excellence in the study of the humanities.
Deadline: Late March
Contact: Jeff Gonzalez gonzalezje@montclair.edu
Website/Application: https://montclair.instructure.com/courses/124205

The Anthony Lovasco Shakespeare Award

Amount: $150
Criteria: For an English major who has shown excellence in Shakespeare studies.
Deadline: Late March
Contact: Jeff Gonzalez gonzalezje@montclair.edu
Website/Application: https://montclair.instructure.com/courses/124205

Elizabeth Dean Eler Memorial Award

Amount: $300
Criteria: “For an outstanding essay by an undergraduate student focusing on poetry. This award was created by Barbara Eler in celebration of her mother, Elizabeth Dean Eler, a graduate of Montclair State in 1940, a dedicated high school teacher and poetry enthusiast. Recipient must have a minimum GPA of 3.2 or above.”
Deadline: Late March
Contact: Jeff Gonzalez gonzalezje@montclair.edu
Website/Application: https://montclair.instructure.com/courses/124205

The Murray Prosky Prize in Irish Literature

Amount: $100
Criteria: “For an outstanding paper on Irish literature written by an undergraduate or graduate student.”
Deadline: Late March
Contact: Jeff Gonzalez gonzalezje@montclair.edu
Website/Application: https://montclair.instructure.com/courses/124205

The Vivien L. Kwiatek Scholarship

Amount: “Up to $8,000 towards tuition and fees depending on financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid.”
Criteria: For an outstanding undergraduate English major or graduate student. This scholarship is determined based on both a student’s academic achievement and financial need. Graduating seniors are not eligible. Please note: students applying for the Kwiatek must have submitted a FAFSA form to financial aid before March 15th of the year of the award.
Deadline: Late March
Contact: Jeff Gonzalez gonzalezje@montclair.edu
Website/Application: https://montclair.instructure.com/courses/124205

The Mary Bondon Graduate Scholarship 

Amount: Up to $2,500 towards tuition and fees.
Criteria: Graduate student who intends to pursue a career in teaching English at the high school or college level. Students must have 8 or more credits remaining in the MA program. Winners may not be G.A.s with tuition waiver for the same semester in which the award will be applied.
Deadline: Late March
Contact: Jeff Gonzalez gonzalezje@montclair.edu
Website/Application: https://montclair.instructure.com/courses/124205

The Lawrence H. Conrad Memorial Scholarship 

Amount: Up to $1,5000 towards tuition and fees.
Criteria: Graduate student who is writing a thesis in American Literature. Students must have five or more credits remaining in MA program. Winner may not be G.A.s with tuition waiver for the same semester in which the award will be applied.
Deadline: Late March
Contact: Jeff Gonzalez gonzalezje@montclair.edu
Website/Application: https://montclair.instructure.com/courses/124205

Linguistics

The Alice F. Freed Prize in Language, Discourse, and Society

Amount: $250
Criteria: The “Alice F. Freed Prize in Language, Discourse, and Society” recognizes one graduate student in Linguistics who completes the Master of Arts Degree Program in Applied Linguistics with outstanding work in the field of Sociolinguistics, Discourse Analysis, or Language and Culture. The prize will be awarded in May of each academic year. The full-time faculty of the Linguistics Department will select the recipient of the prize according to specific criteria.
Deadline: April 1
Contact: Anita Veal, veals@montclair.edu

Modern Languages and Literatures

Conrad J. Schmitt Scholarship

Amount: $5,000, two available
Criteria: Awarded to a Modern Languages and Literatures undergraduate major (full time prospective junior or senior) each year and to a graduate student in alternate years. Preference for non-native speaking students who are studying foreign languages as their second language; academic achievement; minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA; financial need
Deadline: Spring
Contact: Lois Oppenheim, Department Chair, oppenheiml@montclair.edu

Cav. Joseph Coccia, Jr. Memorial Intermediate Italian Scholarships

Amount: 2 @ $500
Criteria: For a student enrolled in an Italian class who demonstrate high academic achievement. Priority will be given to students at the intermediate level.
Deadline: February 1
Contact: cocciainstitutepa@gmail.com

Coccia Foundation Award for Italian Major of High Achievement

Amount: one for $1,000 or two for $500
Criteria: Awarded to students enrolled in the Italian Major who demonstrate high achievement in the Italian Program.
Deadline: February 1
Contact: cocciainstitutepa@gmail.com

Italian American Club of Four Seasons of Great Notch Student Achievement Award

Amount: 2 @ $500
Criteria: Awarded to two students who demonstrate high achievement in Italian.
Deadline: February 1
Contact: cocciainstitutepa@gmail.com

Coccia Foundation Merit Scholarship for new Language, Business and Culture Majors

Amount: $750
Criteria: Award for a Language, Business and Culture Major (Italian concentration) declared in AY 2019-20. Requirements: Minimum of 6 credits, 2.7 GPA earned in LBC Major. Preference given, but not required, for students who have completed Italian 140 and 1 INFO course.
Deadline: February 1
Contact: cocciainstitutepa@gmail.com

Columbian Foundation Scholarship

Amount: One full scholarship ($2,000) or two partial scholarships (2 of $1,000)
Criteria: “Preference will be given to (in order): 1. One student pursuing the teacher certification in Italian who is willing to provide assistance in the promotion of the early college summer course for high school students with visits to the high schools and participation in promotional activities on campus; 2. Four high school students regularly registered in the early college summer course; 3. One student or two declaring a major or double major in Italian in
Deadline: Fall 2019
Contact: Lois Oppenheim, Department Chair, oppenheiml@montclair.edu

Barbara Carbon Scholarship for Study Abroad

Amount: $1,000
Criteria: This Department of Spanish and Latino Studies and Department of Modern Languages and Literatures award is offered on an alternating basis to Spanish and Italian students (Italian in even years, Spanish & Latino Studies in odd years). Awarded to a student enrolled in an Italian class who will attend a Study Abroad Program In Italy.
Deadline:
Contact: Lois Oppenheim, Department Chair, oppenheiml@montclair.edu

The Jean McVean Undergraduate Scholarship 2 awards for

Amount: $2,500
Criteria: This scholarship is available to full-time majors in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. Preference will be given to students who are entering their junior or senior year in the eligible major, and will take into account both the academic merit and financial need of applicants.
Minimum cumulative GPA required: 3.0 Please note: A FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form must be on file with the MSU Financial Aid Office for students to be eligible for this award.”
Deadline: Spring
Contact: Lois Oppenheim, Department Chair, oppenheiml@montclair.edu

Margaret B. Holz Scholarship Program approximately

Amount: $500
Criteria: Awarded to an undergraduate major in a foreign language to study abroad. Student must have a good record in all language courses with an overall B average in all university courses. Confirmation of enrollment in an academic language program abroad must be provided for the scholarship to be disbursed.
Deadline: March 1
Contact: Elizabeth Emery, emerye@montclair.edu

Philosophy

David Benfield Philosophy Essay Prize

Amount: $200 first place, $100 second place
Criteria: “Essays on any topic in philosophy may be submitted. The author of the essay must be enrolled as a Philosophy major or minor at Montclair State University. The essay may be a revised course essay or a newly composed essay. A student may submit only one essay for consideration per year. Essays submitted previously may not be submitted a second time.”
Deadline: March
Contact: Tiger Roholt, roholtt@montclair.edu

Political Science and Law

Tayler-Benfield Scholarship  

Amount: Varies
Criteria: Scholarship provides financial assistance to a full-time undergraduate student in the departments of Religion, Political Science & Law OR Philosophy at Montclair State University who intends to attend law school. Candidates must be enrolled as a major in one of these departments and must be in their junior year or the first semester of their senior year at the time of application with 3.3 GPA or higher. Application required.
Contact: Tia Hanks, hankst@montclair.edu

The Rapoport Legal Scholarship  

Amount: Varies
Criteria: Scholarship provides financial assistance to a full-time, second-semester junior or first semester senior with Jurisprudence or Pre-Law minor or BA/MA candidates, annually. Application required.
Contact: Tia Hanks, hankst@montclair.edu

The Gary Richard Tamirian Memorial Scholarship

Amount: Varies
Criteria:
Scholarship provides financial assistance to a Junior or Senior. Awarded by committee, no application required. Available until depleted.
Contact: 
Tia Hanks, hankst@montclair.edu

The Dr. Harry Balfe II Memorial Senior Award

Amount: Varies
Criteria:
Scholarship provides financial assistance to a senior, with 3.2 GPA or higher, who will be attending an ABA accredited law school in Fall. Awarded by committee, no application required. Available until depleted
Contact: 
Tia Hanks, hankst@montclair.edu

The Louis Eckstein Memorial Scholarship

Amount: Varies
Criteria:
Scholarship provides financial assistance to a student who has completed a Public Administration Internship. Awarded by committee, no application required.
Contact: 
Tia Hanks, hankst@montclair.edu

The J.S. Gang Scholarship

Amount: Varies
Criteria:
Student must attend MSU GR, financial need, interest earned.
Contact: 
Tia Hanks, hankst@montclair.edu

The Maurice Crescenzi Jr. Scholarship

Amount: Varies
Criteria:
Scholarship provides financial assistance to an MA student. Scholarship is awarded based on academic achievement. Awarded by committee, no application required.
Contact: 
Tia Hanks, hankst@montclair.edu

Spanish and Latino Studies

Teresa De Escoriaza Scholarship

Amount: $250
Criteria: For students, preferably a sophomore, with a minimum of 12 credits in Spanish; financial need; participation in extracurricular activities or service to the community or demonstration of special honors.
Deadline: Spring
Contact: Caroline Howell, howellc@montclair.edu
Website/Application:  http://www.montclair.edu/spanish-and-latino-studies/awards-and-scholarships/

Jo Anne Engelbert Scholarship

Amount: $1,000
Criteria: For students with a concentration in Translation; minimum GPA 2.75; minimum 3.00 GPA in Translation courses.
Deadline: Spring
Contact: Caroline Howell, howellc@montclair.edu
Website/Application:  http://www.montclair.edu/spanish-and-latino-studies/awards-and-scholarships/

John And Emma Hwang Scholarship

Amount: $1,000
Criteria: For students who attend the Montclair in Madrid summer program; academic achievement; financial need.
Deadline: Spring
Contact: Caroline Howell, howellc@montclair.edu
Website/Application:  http://www.montclair.edu/spanish-and-latino-studies/awards-and-scholarships/

Olivia Yule Scholarship

Amount: unknown
Criteria: For graduate students enrolled in the M.A. program; GPA of 3.5 in graduate courses; financial need.
Deadline: Spring
Contact: Caroline Howell, howellc@montclair.edu
Website/Application:  http://www.montclair.edu/spanish-and-latino-studies/awards-and-scholarships/

Conrad J Schmitt Scholarship

Amount: $5,000, two available
Criteria:  Awarded to one Spanish major (full time prospective junior or senior), every year and in alternating years, one graduate student in Spanish. Preference for non-native speaking students who are studying foreign languages as their second language; academic achievement; minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA; financial need.
Deadline: Spring
Contact: Caroline Howell, howellc@montclair.edu
Website/Application:  http://www.montclair.edu/spanish-and-latino-studies/awards-and-scholarships/

Eleanor Salmon Keyser Scholarship

Amount: $1,000
Criteria: Academic achievement; Excellence in writing demonstrated in term papers, essays or creative writings in Spanish; service to the university and community.
Deadline: Spring
Contact: Caroline Howell, howellc@montclair.edu
Website/Application:  http://www.montclair.edu/spanish-and-latino-studies/awards-and-scholarships/

Margaret B. Holz Scholarship approximately

Amount: $500
Criteria: For study abroad for an undergraduate major in a foreign language; good command of the language and good record in all language courses; overall 3.0 average in all college courses; must be accepted into a study abroad program.
Deadline: Spring
Contact: Caroline Howell, howellc@montclair.edu
Website/Application:  http://www.montclair.edu/spanish-and-latino-studies/awards-and-scholarships/

Anthony & Charlotte Haartz Marinelli/Vincenzo Bollettino Scholarship

Amount: $1,000, four available
Criteria: Scholarship will assist a full-time sophomore, junior and/or prospective senior students who are Latino and Latin American Studies minors.
Deadline: Spring
Contact: Caroline Howell, howellc@montclair.edu
Website/Application:  http://www.montclair.edu/spanish-and-latino-studies/awards-and-scholarships/