Endowed Awards and Scholarship Opportunities
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The Endowed Awards and Scholarship Opportunities are designed to recognize Temple University students for their outstanding academic, leadership and service achievements.
Please read the description of the scholarship and the directions prior to completing the scholarship application. All required materials must be submitted by 5:00 pm on the deadline date.
The application deadline is February 15, 2019.
- Completed Application Form
- Student Information
- Temple and Community Volunteer Experience (Can submit up to three)
- Paid Work Experience (Can submit up to three)
- Publications and Exhibitions (Can submit up to three)
- Honors and Awards (Can submit up to three)
- Essay question for each award you are applying to
- Two letters of recommendation (except for TSG: Ignite a Movement Scholarship Fund)
- Applicants must submit 2 letters of recommendation. Please notify your recommenders of the award(s) you are applying for and have them fill out the recommendation form.
- Your references do not need to be people who work at Temple. Mentors, employers, professors, etc. outside of Temple can be used as references as well.
- Please send the person submitting the letter this link -
All scholarships and awards must have two letters of recommendations except for TSG: Ignite a Movement Scholarship Fund. If you are ONLY applying for the TSG: Ignite a Movement Scholarship Fund then you do not need to upload any letters of recommendations. If you apply for TSG: Ignite a Movement Scholarship Fund and another scholarship/award you MUST upload two letters of recommendation.
Please follow the directions carefully; incomplete applications (including references) will not be presented to the selection committee.
Scholarship recipients will be selected by a committee that is convened by the Dean of Students Office.
If you have any questions, please contact the Dean of Students Office at (215) 204-7188 or email@example.com
Recommenders can upload their letters here: https://temple.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/start/238368
Awards for Consideration:
The Dean of Students Office coordinates the Endowed Awards and Scholarship Opportunities process. The following awards are available for students to apply to:
Sol Feinstone Award:
The recipient of this award is honored for their participation in, leadership of, or personal accomplishment of constructive social and/or educational change inside or outside of the University community. This award is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
Joel M. Schafer Award:
The award honors a junior or senior with financial need who has demonstrated a commitment for a better society for all people through social action.
The Dorothy A. Seegers Memorial Award:
Awarded annually in honor of Dorothy A. Seegers, who made a significant contribution to Temple University from 1943 to 1979 as a student, employee, and administrator. The award is given to a full-time graduating senior who has demonstrated a concern for others and has shown dedication and loyalty to Temple University.
Adeline and Marvin Wachman Scholarship Fund:
This fund was created to award a current freshman and sophomore with financial need who has a "B" average or higher, significant participation and promise of leadership in co-curricular activities at Temple University.
Valaida S. Walker Award:
This award is presented to a student in good academic standing who demonstrates University leadership as well as service to the broader community. This award is open to current sophomores and juniors.
Awarded annually in honor of Raymond Whittaker, the director of Student Activities who helped Lewis Katz establish an entertainment and lecture series for students in the early 1960’s. This award is given to a full-time junior or senior who has demonstrated innovative and entrepreneurial leadership in furthering student activities to benefit students and the community.
Jerry Zaslow Award:
The award is presented to a student who has best demonstrated high academic achievement as well as well-rounded activity within the University and the community. This award is given to any full-time undergraduate student.
William (Bill) Bergman Scholarship:
The Bill Bergman Scholarship has been established to provide academic financial support for a returning undergraduate Temple student. Preference shall be given to students with financial need that are from Philadelphia.
MarcDavid LGBTQ Scholarship:
The MarcDavid LGBTQ Scholarship has been established to provide academic financial support for an undergraduate Temple student active in the LGBTQ community. Activity may be demonstrated inside or outside of Temple University. Preference shall be given to students with financial need, but active leadership and advocacy for LGBTQ causes in paramount.
TSG: Ignite a Movement Scholarship Fund:
The TSG: Ignite a Movement Scholarship Fund was created to help an undergraduate student with their most basic needs such as food and housing. The scholarship will be used to help pay for a meal plan and subsidize the cost of housing. This is awarded to freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.