The College of Education and Social Services offers several funding/scholarship programs for students who are applying to or currently enrolled in the following doctoral programs: Education Leadership & Policy Studies (EdD and PhD), Social, Emotional and Behavioral Health & Inclusive Education (PhD), and Counseling (PhD). Note: PhD in Counseling will launch in the fall of 2024.
For information on our scholarships, please open the respective accordions below. You may also contact the respective programs or our Graduate Programs Administrative Coordinator Roman Vogel at email@example.com. The UVM Graduate College website also provides information about funding opportunities.
Open the accordions below to learn more about each opportunity.
The Susan B. Hasazi Scholarship
The Susan B. Hasazi Scholarship memorializes UVM Professor Emerita Susan B. Hasazi, an internationally recognized leader and scholar in special education and inclusive leadership, as well as a trailblazing advocate for students with disabilities and their families. A faculty member in UVM's College of Education and Social Services from 1976 to 2010, Dr. Hasazi's career was distinguished by significant contributions to national initiatives designed to improve educational and post-school outcomes for students with disabilities, and to give the families of these students a voice in state and national policy development. The Dr. Susan B. Hasazi Graduate Scholarship in Education was created to serve as a permanent tribute to her as well as to recognize and support the importance of special education and inclusive leadership at the University of Vermont.
Preference will be given to current students pursuing a doctoral degree related to special education or inclusive leadership, especially those who hold a leadership role or demonstrate the potential to engage in leadership roles in schools, colleges, universities and social service organizations serving underrepresented students, including those with disabilities.
To be considered, students must complete the Dr. Susan B. Hasazi Scholarship Application by the annual October 31 deadline. Please address the above criteria in your short personal essay within the application.
Robert V. and Donna M. Carlson Scholarship
The founding donors Robert V. and Donna M. Carlson established this scholarship to benefit a Vermont student enrolled in doctoral programs in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. Robert and Donna understand the importance of developing future educational leaders in Vermont and beyond, and they created this scholarship to support the advancement of those leaders.
Dr. Robert Carlson is a professor emeritus at the University of Vermont and he, in collaboration with his colleagues, founded and was the original director for ten years of the doctoral program in the College of Education and Social Services. He was also a founding member of the Master's in Public Administration program at UVM. Robert holds an Ed.D. from the University of Rochester, a master's degree with high honors from SUNY Brockport and bachelors from SUNY at Buffalo State. Robert has been a classroom teacher, elementary school principal, and lab school administrator at the University of Iowa.
Donna graduated Magna Cum Laude from SUNY at Buffalo State and pursued graduate courses for the mentally handicapped. She was elected to Kappa Delta Pi honor society in education. A retired educator, she formerly taught in Rochester and West lrondequoit school districts in New York; the Hospital School at the University of Iowa, and in South Burlington School District and at Baird School for the emotionally challenged in Vermont.
It is the hope of the donors that this scholarship will, in time, support one student’s full doctoral expenses at the University of Vermont.
- Applicant must be pursuing a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in the College of Education and Social Services.
- Priority will be given to Vermont residents.
- Priority will be given to those who hold a leadership role within the educational community in Vermont, which includes schools, colleges, universities, and social service organizations.
To be considered, students must complete the Robert V. and Donna M. Carlson Scholarship Application by the annual October 31 deadline. Please address the above criteria in your short personal essay within the application.
Research Travel Grants
Please visit our CESS Student Research Travel Grants webpage to learn about opportunities available for doctoral students.