Freshman Scholarships

Orlean Beeson School of Education Legacy Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to incoming freshman 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.

Orlean Beeson School of Education Centric Scholarships

Ralph W. & Orlean B. Beeson Scholarship

Scholarship grants for worthy students at Orlean Beeson School of Education at Samford University.

James H. Williams Scholarship

Awarded to needy and worthy undergraduate students. Preference shall be given to students within the education school.

Raymond Christian Scholarship

Awarded to a student preparing for service in public education either as a teacher, counselor or administrator.

Jeanna King Westmoreland Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to a student of financial need, within Orlean Beeson School of Education.

Jewel Littleton-Williams Annual and Endowed Scholarship

Awarded 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.

Ms. Jewell Scholarship

Awarded to a person who has clearly demonstrated his/her commitment to Jesus as lord of their life. To the child of a father/mother  who serves as a minister of the gospel of Jesus. To a student pursuing a degree in child education, in the second or latter years of study who has maintained a GPA of "B" or above. To a student who has attempted to provide the funds for their education through work study or part-time work in the first year of education.

Human Development and Family Life Education 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 Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time student enrolled in undergraduate education

Anne Glaze Stone and William C. Stone Scholarship

Awarded to undergraduate students preparing for a career in education with preference given to students from Madison and Limestone counties.

Velma Wright Irons Scholarship

Awarded to a student who is pursuing a vocational role in education and who has attained a junior class rank.

Jo Cooper & Henry W. Dark Scholarship

Awarded 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.

Curriculum and Instruction Department Scholarships

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.

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. The recipient should be a teacher or administrator who has demonstrated commitment to the profession, high moral character, and leadership abilities and is dedicated to a career in education. If a qualified candidate cannot be identified, the Dean has discretion to select a worthy candidate pursuing a graduate degree within Educational Leadership.

Augustine Catholic School Leader Scholarship

Annual scholarship awarded to a nominated group of educators teaching within Catholic schools led by the Catholic Diocese of Birmingham.

Legacy League Scholarships

Legacy League scholarships are managed by the Legacy League and awarded with preference for Orlean Beeson School of Education students.

Martha Gaskins-Huffman Church Scholarship

Ann Keeney Layne Scholarship