Thanks to the generosity of its benefactors, the College of Education and Human Services is proud to offer scholarship opportunities for undergraduate students enrolled in the Integrated Elementary/Special/Early Childhood Education or Secondary.
- Ruth Cornfield Scholarship
The Ruth Cornfield Scholarship was established for deserving students in the College of Education and Human Services. Dr. Cornfield taught in the College for 15 years and many of her students went on to hold significant positions throughout New Jersey. The Educational Media Center prospered under Dr. Cornfield’s guidance, and her work eventually laid the cornerstone for the present Media Center, which serves the entire University. When reviewing applications, financial need will be considered along with evidence of scholarship and commitment to the teaching profession.
- Ruth Foley Scholarship
Ruth G. Foley was the only child of Benjamin Foley, who was general manager of The Newark News for many years. Ms. Foley was a lifelong resident of West Orange, New Jersey. She earned her M.A. degree from the College of Education in 1956. Ruth was a physical education teacher in the Orange Public School System and a world traveler. She established a scholarship for education students who give evidence of financial need. The scholarship is awarded on an annual basis, and recipients may reapply each year.
- Elizabeth Ann Giuliano Magnes Memorial Scholarship
The Elizabeth Ann Giuliano Magnes Scholarship Fund was established by Mr. And Mrs. Samuel Giuliano as a memorial for their daughter. Elizabeth Ann was a student in the College, class of 1975. Inspired by a sister who had a speech and hearing impediment, she hoped to teach children with learning disabilities.
Elizabeth Ann married and began to raise a family after graduation. Her family responsibilities delayed the start of her teaching career. Elizabeth Ann’s long-term goal was to study for a master’s degree and to become a speech therapist. However, she was stricken with cancer while pregnant with her third child and passed away in 1985, at the age of 32. The scholarship is awarded annually to a qualified junior enrolled in the College who has achieved a 3.5 cumulative average.
- Jerome D. Greco Scholarship
Jerome D. Greco’s earned an M.A.E. from the College of Education and Human Services in 1967. A banker by profession, Jerry was also a dedicated community volunteer, working with the Boys and Girls Club, the Newark Athletic Hall of Fame, and the Two Hundred Club of Essex County. He served as president of the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders during the 1980’s and was mayor of Verona.
A staunch supporter of the University’s Pirate Blue Athletic Fund and a past president of the Seton Hall Alumni Association, Jerry was the recipient of the 1990 College of Education and Human Services Distinguished Alumnus Award. In April 1999, he was honored with the University’s Humanitarian Award for representing the ideals and mission of Seton Hall with integrity and generosity.
The Jerome D. Greco Scholarship acknowledges Jerry’s commitment not only to Seton Hall, but also to public service. Recipients of this scholarship must be New Jersey residents enrolled in the College of Education and Human Services who, with this financial help, will reflect and enhance the University’s mission of servant leadership in their professional and community lives, as Jerry did.
- Helen & Ruth Warrin Scholarship
The Helen and Ruth Warrin Scholarship for deserving education students was established by Dr. Helen Warrin, and named for Helen and her sister Ruth, an alumna of Seton Hall.
After an exemplary career as teacher and principal in Newark, Dr. Warrin came to Seton Hall to teach elementary education. She gained the respect, admiration and affection of her students and colleagues for her inspired teaching and became one of the most distinguished professors in the history of the College.
This scholarship is awarded annually to a qualified student. When reviewing applications, financial need will be considered along with evidence of high academic performance and commitment to the teaching profession.
- Carmella A. Macaluso (’46) Endowed Scholarship
The Carmella A. Macaluso (‘46) Endowed Scholarship was established with a gift from the Estate of Carmella A. Macaluso. Carmella was the oldest child of Italian immigrants who settled in Newark. She worked on a production line of a radio tube manufacturing company during World War II, while attending the University at night. Carmella graduated in 1946, intending to pursue a career in education. However, because she was unable to secure a permanent position, she joined the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and remained with them for 40 years, securing a Master’s in Public Administration along the way. Carmella was a prodigious reader and actively mentored dozens of workers at the Port Authority. Her favorite expression was “learn something new every day.”
The scholarship is awarded each year to a female student who demonstrates financial need; and is pursuing studies in the field of education.
- Edward ‘58/MS ‘61and Jane Quinn Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2004 by Edward and Jane Quinn to provide financial support to full-time students in the College of Education and Human Services. Edward Quinn received his BS and MS in Education from Seton Hall.
After teaching for several years, Mr. Quinn founded Worldwide Educational Associates, a training and education corporation. In addition to providing training for displaced and entry-level workers, he taught an effective reading program, and in several corporate environments, including the coaching staff of the Washington Redskins.
A committed volunteer, Mr. Quinn has served on the board of a museum and other community agencies. Currently, he serves as a member of Seton Hall University’s Board of Regents.
Jane and Ed met as English teachers in Livingston. She is currently the president of the Roseland Public Library.
- The Mary Jennings Memorial Scholarship
The Mary Jennings Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Mary Jennings, a senior soccer player and a secondary education/history major, who passed away at the age of 21 in spring 2006. Mary was a beloved friend and teammate and she brought her enthusiasm for life and learning to everything she did. She was working to become a high school history teacher and, in her work with youngsters, it was obvious that she was going to bring love, knowledge, and laughter to thousands.
The scholarship is awarded each year to a student who embodies the spirit of life and learning that Mary exhibited. The recipient must be enrolled full-time in the College of Education and Human Services; participate in sports; demonstrate financial need; and, demonstrate academic merit.
- The Virginia Hughes Blackman (MA ’75) Endowed Scholarship
The Virginia Hughes Blackman (MA ’75) Endowed Scholarship was established by Michael Blackman in honor of his mother, Virginia Hughes Blackman, who taught in West Orange after receiving her master’s in elementary education from the College in 1975.
The recipient must be a female undergraduate Elementary and Special Education major who demonstrates financial need.
- Anthony P. Infante, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
The Anthony P. Infante, Jr. Memorial Scholarship was established as a living memorial to Mr. Infante for his heroic actions and bravery as a Port Authority police officer during the 9/11/2001 tragedy at the World Trade Center, where he perished at the age of 47. The scholarship is a tribute to his strong, lifelong devotion to helping others and his exemplifying the qualities of a Servant Leader.
The Scholarship is awarded annually to a student who:
- Is a qualified sophomore, junior or senior in the College of Education and Human Services in good academic standing.
- Demonstrates financial need.
- Demonstrates Servant Leadership, i.e., those character traits which Mr. Infante personified during his lifetime, including courage compassion and a strong commitment to helping others - the primary consideration in selecting recipients.
- The Peder Hedberg Scholarship
The Peder Hedberg Scholarship was established in memory of Peder Hedberg, a business student who had dreams of being an elementary school teacher and helping those with special needs. Peder was known for his kindness, sense of humor and joyful spirit. His Christian faith and his work with families and children with special needs were very important in his life. His dreams were interrupted when he was diagnosed with a rare liver disease; he lost his fight in 2010.
The scholarship is awarded each year (when funds are available) to a full-time junior or senior elementary education major, with special education as the student's intended career. The applicant must demonstrate financial need, achieve a 3.0 GPA, demonstrate servant leadership, and submit an essay describing why the applicant is interested in helping children with special needs and how he/or she demonstrates qualities of servant leadership through on and off campus activities.