Rev. Joseph Owens, S.J. Scholarship Award
This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding junior education student who best exemplifies the values of scholarship, leadership, and service that Rev. Joseph Owens, S.J., championed during his tenure in the department. Rev. Owens was a member of the Department of Education from its founding in 1935 to his retirement in 1987. He was instrumental in building teacher education at John Carroll University into one of the Ohio’s premier professional programs.
J. Joseph Whelan Award for Leadership in Service
This award recognizes a graduating senior in the Department of Education & School Psychology whose life is a reflection of the Jesuit mission and who has distinguished him or herself as a person for others and a leader in service. J. Joseph Whelan is a 1965 graduate of John Carroll University and a role model for the Jesuit mission of leadership in service. Joe Whelan has been an active example of a leader in service within his life, community, and profession. He believes that each of our graduates should embrace this mission of service throughout their lives and within their professions.
Sally H. Wertheim Educational Leadership Award
This award recognizes an outstanding graduate student who not only demonstrates scholarship, character, and commitment to others-qualities steeped in the Jesuit mission-but who also seeks to enhance, and shows promise for improving, the educational experiences of children and youth. Candidates for the award must be a currently active student in a Master in Education program at John Carroll University.
The William P. Hoffman Endowment for Professional Development Scholarship
This scholarship is a memorial tribute to Dr. William P. Hoffman who was a professor in the John Carroll University Department of Education & School Psychology. He worked with the Educational Administration program from 1970 to 1980. The purpose of this endowed award is to recognize and support outstanding scholarship and leadership in education. Candidates for this award must be a senior in the undergraduate education program or a graduate student.
Golden Apple Awards – Early Childhood, Middle Childhood, Adolescent/Young Adult, Multi Age
These awards honor senior education students for academic excellence based on their grade point averages. The department makes six to eight of these awards each year, divided among candidates for certification/licensure at different levels.
Senior Huck Award – Early Childhood, Middle Childhood, Adolescent/Young Adult, Multi Age
Dr. Francis T. Huck’s career in the department spanned three decades – the 60s, 70s, and 80s. He taught research and statistics, but his love was the teacher education program, where he assigned students for field placement and student teaching. Upon retirement, the department established the Francis T. Huck Award to honor outstanding student teachers. Each year the department makes the award available to student teachers pursuing certification/licensure at different levels. The selection process is as follows: University supervisors each nominate student teachers with a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0. The full-time teacher education faculty selects recipients, based on university supervisor recommendation, academic achievement, and professionalism.
The Rev. Joseph O. Schell Ignation Award for Excellence in Education
The Rev. Joseph O. Schell Ignation Award for Excellence in Education is a scholarship awarded annually to one or more students who are in their junior or senior year and who intend to pursue a teaching career in elementary or secondary education. Priority is given to the areas of science or mathematics education.
The scholarship is in honor of Rev. Joseph Schell, S.J., and in recognition of the role that both he and scholarship support once played in the life of the donor, John D. Smith, a member of the class of 1962, who has credited the core philosophy-based Jesuit education as having been instrumental in his rise to the level of managing partner at Anderson Consulting.
Educator Alumni Awards
The Educator Alumni Award is given to a graduate of John Carroll University who has demonstrated significant and distinguished accomplishments in the field of Education. Nominations are sought each year from Faculty, Staff, Administration and the public. Nominations, with a brief description of the nominee’s accomplishments should be sent to: Department of Education & School Psychology, 1 John Carroll Blvd., University Heights, OH 44118. The deadline for nominations is the last Friday in February of each academic year.
Distinguished Educator Award
The Distinguished Educator Award is given to a member of the Education Professional Community who has distinguished accomplishments in the field of Education and has maintained strong connections with John Carroll University. Nominations are sought each year from Faculty, Staff, Administration and the public. Nominations, with a brief description of the nominee’s accomplishments, should be sent to: Department of Education & School Psychology, 1 John Carroll Blvd., University Heights, OH 44118. The deadline for nominations is the last Friday in February of each academic year.