Curriculum and Instruction Assistantship/Scholarship Program

This program is made up of the education faculty and is headed by Mrs. Janet Smith (jasmith@samford.edu). Applications are accepted at the beginning of March. The committee meets in April or as soon as the budget has been passed for the next academic year. Note that the scholarships listed below are just some of the scholarships available to students.

Beeson Education Scholarships

A number of $1,000 scholarships are available to undergraduate education majors in early childhood education, elementary education, or secondary education due to the generosity of the Orlean Bullard Beeson family.

Velma Wright Irons Memorial Scholarship

Will assist a student in the School of Education who is pursuing a vocational goal in elementary education and who has attained junior class rank.

Kathryn Abercrombie Award

Based on scholarship, character, worthiness and need with an emphasis on worthiness. Need is not necessary. Winner to come from sophomore, junior, or senior who is enrolled in the School of Education.

Brookwood Baptist – Campbell Scholarship

The Brookwood Scholarship guidelines state the recipient should be an undergraduate with a preference to Early Childhood Education majors.

Human Life and Family Development Departmental Scholarships

The following department scholarships are available for current majors. Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis through an application process during the spring semester.

Academic Scholar Award

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.75 is required Awarded to three (3) students
  • Evidence of service and potential contribution to the department, campus, and community

Alumni and Newsletter Assistant

  • Minimum cumulative GPA 3.5
  • Awarded to one (1) student
  • Student will set up and coordinate an alumni database and begin a biannual newsletter
  • Student will work approximately 4 hours each week per semester

Research Assistant

  • Excellent experience for graduate school applications
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 is required
  • Awarded to three (3) students
  • These students will assist FAMS faculty with academic research and course management – approximately 4 hours each per week each semester
  • Evidence of service and potential contribution to the department, campus, and community

Need-Based (limited number available)

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required
  • Evidence of financial need
  • Evidence of service and potential contribution to the department, campus, and community