School of Education Awards and Honors

Outstanding student awards from every program are presented to candidates who excel in the academic requirements of the program, emerge as a leader in their cohort group, and are deeply committed.

Dorothy D. Arthur Endowed Scholarship 
Established by Mildred Naslund ’45 in honor of her dear friend Dorothy (Dottie) ’43, this award is presented to a Preliminary Teacher Credential candidate with a strong commitment to education as a profession and the potential to become an outstanding classroom teacher. Miss Arthur had a 42-year career as an elementary teacher in her hometown of Redlands. She is thrilled to know that future generations of aspiring teachers will be supported in their educational endeavors through this award.

Gordon Atkins Award
Presented to the master’s candidate judged by graduate faculty to have demonstrated the most outstanding academic and professional development at the completion of his or her program.

Nelson W. Burdett Endowed Graduate Scholarship
Presented annually to an undergraduate OR post-baccalaureate preliminary or secondary teacher credential candidate who demonstrates a strong commitment to education and the potential to become an outstanding educator.

Stanley Combs Secondary Teaching Award
Presented annually to an undergraduate or post-baccalaureate candidate in a single subject teacher credential program who best exemplifies the moral and spiritual qualities, poise, humility, and professional attitude characteristic of a good teacher.

Dorothy Inghram Endowed Education Scholarship
Presented annually to a graduate student who shares Miss Inghram’s passion for educational justice. 

Lois Fair Wilson Endowed Education Scholarship
Established by Mildred Naslund ’45 in honor of her dear friend Lois ’45, this award is presented to a Preliminary Teacher Credential candidate with a strong commitment to education as a profession and the potential to become an outstanding classroom teacher. Mrs. Wilson had a long career as a teacher and administrator. She received a doctorate in education in 1972 and has served on the education faculty of several institutions, including the University of Redlands and Stanford University. This award serves as a tribute to Mrs. Wilson’s mission of service and dedication to lifelong learning.

Alpha Delta Kappa, Outstanding Student Teaching Award
Presented annually to an undergraduate and/or post-baccalaureate student pursuing a teaching credential who demonstrates a strong commitment to education and has the potential to become an outstanding educator. Alpha Delta Kappa is an honorary educational organization which promotes educational and charitable projects, sponsors scholarships, and works toward promoting excellence in the teaching profession.

Cahill Family Endowed Scholarship 
Presented annually to a full-time College of Arts and Sciences student of senior standing pursuing a BA degree in Liberal Studies that has been accepted into the School of Education for the Masters in Learning & Teaching program. A subsequent award is presented to a student of junior standing. Cahill Family Endowed Scholarship is awarded to students that best exemplify an aptitude to succeed in an education career. 

Adjunct Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award (Department of Teaching & Learning, Department of Counseling and Human Services, and Department of Leadership and Higher Education)
This award is given annually to an adjunct faculty member in each department who has significantly contributed to the School of Education as both a highly effective teacher and a collaborative colleague.