Endowed Awards and Scholarship Opportunities
Applications for 2023 are now closed.
The committee will meet to review applications at the end of February. Applicants will be notified if they have been chosen as a recipent for any awards after that time. Thank you for your patience! Please contact Robert Sundstrom in the Dean of Students Office with any questions or concerns.
The Endowed Awards and Scholarship Opportunities are designed to recognize Temple University students for their outstanding academic, leadership and service achievements. Below you can find what awards are available and who is eligible to apply for them, application requirements and essay prompts, and the link to apply.
Awards for Consideration:
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 any undergraduate student 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.
Essay Prompts for Each Application:
Sol Feinstone Award
Describe in detail your leadership or personal accomplishment of constructive social and/or educational change, inside or outside the University community .
Joel M. Schafer Award
Describe in Detail how you’ve demonstrated a commitment for a better society for all people through social action.
The Dorothy A. Seegers Memorial Award
Describe in detail how you've demonstrated a concern for others and show dedication to the Temple University community.
Adeline and Marvin Wachman Scholarship Fund
Describe in detail how you’ve demonstrated leadership in co-curricular activities at Temple and what drives you to do so.
Valaida S. Walker Award
Describe in detail how you’ve demonstrated leadership in the University as well as service to the broader community
Describe in detail how you’ve demonstrated innovative and entrepreneurial leadership in student life. What benefits has this experience brought to other students and the broader community?
Jerry Zaslow Award
Describe in detail how you’ve been able to succeed academically and otherwise and why it is important to be involved on campus. How does your success contribute to the Temple community?
- Completed Application Form
- Essay question for each award you are applying to (1-2 pages)
- Updated Resume, Including:
- Temple and Community Volunteer Experience
- Paid Work Experience
- Publications and Exhibitions
- Honors and Awards
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