Education and Human Development
Our students and faculty are committed to helping people - as educators, coaches, social workers, and as mental health and wellness professionals. Now, as rural populations face uncertainty, we are shaping professionals who will step into these communities prepared to meet the challenges ahead. We hope you will join us to make a difference in the lives of so many.
- Resident Teacher Scholarships: $500,000
Allows our students to earn a master's degree while spending a year teaching full-time in partner schools for half salary. Offering scholarships for students in early childhood, elementary, middle, and special education allows them to focus directly on teaching.
- Teaching Scholars: $500,000
Providing scholarships for undergraduate teacher education students during the semester or year they are student-teaching ensures that the students who deserve assistance receive it.
- Graduate Scholars Scholarships: $500,000
These scholarships support master's and doctoral students who will be graduate teacher / research assistants, who have financial need.
- Partial Scholarships: $25,000+
- Faculty Endowed Chair: $3 million
- Elnora Danley Professorship: $500,000
This unique opportunity includes a match for every donation, dollar for dollar. The Professorship helps faculty with salary, research, publications, and travel. Each critical for recruiting and retaining the best faculty in the field.
- Faculty Scholar Endowed Fellowship: $250,000
- Department Travel Fund $25,000+
Travel funds are necessary when our students and faculty are invited to attend or present at regional, national and international conferences. Donations help us offer our students and faculty valuable experience, recognition, networking, and learning opportunities.
- Invited Speakers Support: $10,000+
- Center for Rural Education and Communities: $500,000
Endowed support will lift up research, training, and service activities geared toward improving rural education and enhancing rural community well-being.
- Simulations and Games in Learning Endowment: $500,000
- Great Plains Injury Prevention Research Initiative: $500,000
This initiative will contribute to the prevention and early treatment of injuries among those throughout the region - children, the elderly, the poor, people of color, and residents of rural areas. The initiative will generate research and serve as a clearinghouse for prevention and intervention information to regional healthcare and education providers.
- Named Classrooms: $200,000
Enhanced classrooms can focus on specific learning tools for science, math, technology, small group instruction, demonstrations, and more.
- Named Conference Rooms: $60,000
Conference rooms host dissertation proposals and defenses, departmental meetings, candidate interviews, and other necessary operations. Our students deserve a professional atmosphere, one that replicates life in the workplace.
- Named Seminar Rooms: $50,000
Having proper facilities, equipment and technology in our seminar rooms is vital for our graduate learning environment. Especially as our programs grow and we offer our students the ability to earn an advanced degree while they work full time.
- Named Faculty Offices: $25,000
- College of Education and Human Development Excellence Fund: Any Amount
A simple, but crucial, funding resource that allows the College of Education and Human Development to sustain excellence each and every day.