Bernard and Marianne Harless Scholarship Fund

The Bernard and Marianne Harless Scholarship Fund was established in 2021 by Richard Harless, MA History ’04, PhD History ’12, to provide support for full-time undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in one of the College of Education and Human Development’s Bachelor’s/Accelerated Master’s (BAM) programs, which offers academically strong undergraduates (minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA) with an interest in K-12 teaching an opportunity to pursue a master’s degree in an accelerated timeframe. Preference will be given to students interested in teaching history, social studies, political science, and/or civics. Recipients may be in-state or out-of-state students and will qualify on the basis of academic merit and financial need.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Recipients of this award must be enrolled in CEHD’s Bachelor’s/Accelerated Master’s (B/AM) program and in a teaching program toward K-12 licensure. Please confirm your eligibility below.
    • Are you enrolled in a teaching program toward K-12 licensure?
    • Are you enrolled in CEHD's Bachelor/Accelerated Master's (B/AM) program?
  2. Describe who or what inspired you to pursue a career in education, and how you hope to positively impact the lives of students as a future teacher. Detail how this scholarship will impact you and help you achieve your goals as an educator.