Our students are the most valuable asset at Orlean Beeson School of Education. We are committed to ensuring their success throughout their academic career and beyond. Below, you will find the resources you will need during your time at Orlean Beeson School of Education. We encourage you to call or email us if you have any questions or need assistance locating information.
Teacher Education Honor Society
Orlean Beeson School of Education is home to the Kappa Delta Pi, international honor society in education, Zeta Theta chapter. Each year, teacher education and educational leadership candidates who have completed at least 24 credits of collegiate course work, six of which are education courses, and maintained a grade point average of a 3.0 or higher are eligible for admission.
Junior Dean's Executive Council
The council provides an environment for students to collaborate with the school of education dean. This avenue allows students to share their perspectives about the school and departments. It also grants them the opportunity to offer suggestions for ways in which their learning environment can be enhanced. Students who serve on the council participate in events hosted by the school. It is an excellent opportunity for members to network and meet professionals in their field.
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
ASCD is a global community of educators dedicated to excellence in learning, teaching and leading. The group's innovative solutions empower educators to promote the success of each child. Membership in Samford's student chapter is a valuable opportunity for candidates to connect with education professionals while transitioning into their own career in education.
Samford University National Council on Family Relations (SUNcfr)
This organization provides an opportunity for students to discuss and exchange ideas on family-related professional development issues. Members experience professional development opportunities including a career expo with professionals in the field and complete community service events throughout the school year. This organization in an affiliate of the National Council on Family Relations and is open to all Samford University Human Development and Family Science majors.
Human Development and Family Science Departmental Delegates
This leadership opportunity is for HDFE students interested in representing the Department of Human Development and Family Science. Delegates assist with the important task of recruiting new majors by serving as hosts for prospective students at recruitment events and any additional departmental events that may arise.
Education Learning Commons
Education Learning Commons (formerly CMTC)
The primary function of the ELC is to provide current resources, media and services to Orlean Beeson School of Education students, faculty and staff as they design and utilize instructional materials. The ELC also offers its services and resources to other campus and community organizations; however, priority is given to school of education patrons.
The ELC consists of: an open study, meeting areas, an educational library, instructional technology for student needs and a STEAM Studio.Learn More
Orlean Beeson School of Education Scholarships
Ralph W. & Orlean B. Beeson ScholarshipScholarship grants for worthy students at Orlean Beeson School of Education at Samford University.
James H. Williams ScholarshipAwarded to needy and worthy undergraduate students. Preference shall be given to students within the education school.
Raymond Christian ScholarshipAwarded to a student preparing for service in public education either as a teacher, counselor or administrator.
Jeanna King Westmoreland Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to a student of financial need, within Orlean Beeson School of Education.
Jewel Littleton ScholarshipAwarded to minority students of any classification who demonstrate significant financial need and are pursuing any degree offered within Orlean Beeson School of Education at Samford University.
Orlean Beeson School of Education Legacy Scholarship
Awarded to rising junior students who feel called to work within education and/or in work that enriches the lives of families; with preference given to those with demonstrated significant financial need.
Charlotte Opal Herring Ennis Graduate Scholarship
Awarded based upon need to students in graduate education in Orlean Beeson School of Education.
Ms. Jewell Scholarship
Awarded to a person who has clearly demonstrated his or her commitment to Jesus as Lord of their life, whose father or mother serves as a minister of the gospel of Jesus, who is pursuing a degree in child education in the second or latter years of study who has maintained a GPA of “B” or above, and who has attempted to provide the funds for their education through work study or part-time work in the first year of education.
Mary Elizabeth Wyatt Scholarship
Awarded to a student recipient for this scholarship who is starting their junior year at Samford University and is a registered declared student in Orlean Beeson School of Education. The Scholarship and Awards Committee within Orlean Beeson School of Education must have evidence that the scholarship recipient exhibits Christ-centered character, has shown evidence of propensity in leadership, exemplifies Samford’s motto of For God, For Learning, Forever, has earned at least a 3.0 academic average in their coursework at Samford University and demonstrated financial need.
Human Development and Family Science Department Scholarships
Joan Gardiner Chambers Endowed Scholarship
Awarded based on need by HDFE department.
Home Economics Scholarship
Awarded based on need by HDFE department.
Home Economics Retailing Scholarship
Awarded based on need by HDFE department.
Teacher Education Department Scholarships
Alabama Power Foundation ScholarshipAwarded to a full-time student enrolled in undergraduate education
Anne Glaze Stone and William C. Stone ScholarshipAwarded to undergraduate students preparing for a career in education with preference given to students from Madison and Limestone counties.
Velma Wright Irons ScholarshipAwarded to a student who is pursuing a vocational role in education and who has attained a junior class rank.
Jo Cooper & Henry W. Dark ScholarshipAwarded to a student with demonstrated financial need and record of outstanding scholarship. Student must have plans to enter the teaching profession. Renewable for up to four academic years, pending a 3.0 GPA and good standing within the University.
Kathryn Abercrombie Scholarship
Awarded to students who are sophomores, juniors and/or seniors enrolled within the education school.
Brookwood Baptist/Nila Graham Campbell Scholarship
Awarded to a deserving student(s) with preference given to those students pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education.
John & Fran Carter Scholarship for Teacher Education
Awarded to rising juniors and/or rising seniors who are enrolled in a certification program for Teacher Education. Preference will be given to candidates with a high GPA, but should be chosen on both merit and financial need. It is preferable that the total available amount for award be divided between a male and female recipient.
Samford University School of Education International Internships Scholarship
Annual scholarship to support School of Education students enrolled in the Teacher Education Curriculum to enable and provide resources for their participation in international internships in developing countries allowing them to work as teacher assistants/interns in schools that serve local (primarily underserved) children.
The Bill and Pam Smith Family Foundation scholarship
Awarded to students pursuing a career in elementary education, with preference given to those who are passionate about teaching mathematics and science. Preference may also be given to those who demonstrate significant financial need.
Alto L. Garner Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a teacher education graduate candidate within Orlean Beeson School of Education with demonstrated financial need, letters of recommendation regarding pertinent information relative to character and should have completed two graduate courses.
Twanna Caddell Powell Annual and Endowed Scholarship in Education
Since a large majority of students in the School of Education are female, the donor has expressed a strong desire to give preference to students that are male, of good character, in good standing with the school, and who have expressed intent to teach in the public school system after graduation.
Educational Leadership Department Scholarships
Maurice Persall Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a doctoral candidate within Orlean Beeson School of Education with demonstrated financial need, academic ability to succeed and commitment to completion of the doctoral program in Educational Leadership.