College of Liberal Arts Student Scholarships and Awards

In addition to university scholarships and financial aid, the College of Liberal Arts offers more than 100 college and departmental awards and scholarships. 

The following are just a few of the scholarships available to College of Liberal Arts students. 

  • The Donald Parsons Endowed Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding College of Liberal Arts student in any year who demonstrates financial need.
  • The Ellen Stover Northup Award in International Studies is a need-based scholarship awarded to outstanding College of Liberal Arts students to assist with the costs of studying abroad for one semester, with preference given to students studying abroad for the first time.
  • The James H. Glackin Scholarship is a need-based scholarship for first-year students who exhibit academic achievement in the College of Liberal Arts.
  • The Jane D. Mackler Scholarship is awarded to first-year, sophomore and junior students who demonstrate academic achievement and financial need.
  • The Marie Rittenhouse Masters Scholarship is awarded to College of Liberal Arts students who graduated from the Philadelphia public school system and demonstrate academic achievement.
  • The Nadia Kravchenko Award is given to a nontraditional College of Liberal Arts student pursuing his or her bachelor’s degree.

Learn more about College of Liberal Arts scholarships

Department Scholarships & Awards

Department scholarship and award recipients are selected by the department faculty each year. Students can contact their undergraduate faculty advisor with questions regarding departmental awards.

The following are scholarships and awards available to Criminal Justice majors. 

  • The Chief Inspector Vincent J. Greene, Sr. Memorial Award in Criminal Justice is awarded annually to graduating seniors majoring in Criminal Justice who are either currently serving as Philadelphia Police officers, planning to enter the Philadelphia Police Academy, graduates of Northeast Catholic High School or its successor, or graduates of any Philadelphia parochial high school.
  • The Criminal Justice Excellence Award is given by the Criminal Justice Department to a member of the graduating class for outstanding academic performance throughout matriculation. The students must demonstrate excellence in scholastic achievements, as shown by graduation in the top five percent of the class and a minimum GPA of 3.75. 
  • The Criminal Justice Phoenix Award is given by the Criminal Justice Department to members of the graduating class who have achieved academic excellence in the face of challenging life circumstances.
  • The Criminal Justice Service Award is given by the Criminal Justice Department to a member of the graduating class for outstanding service to the department.
  • The Doris Grabosky Award in Criminal Justice is given to junior Criminal Justice majors based on academic performance and financial need.
  • The Michael V. Gallagher Memorial Award in Criminal Justice is given to a graduating Criminal Justice major pursuing a career as a law enforcement officer.

Financial Aid

Follow these steps to apply for financial aid. Learn how your student status affects your financial aid options and application process. Read about your educational grant and loan options.

Contact Student Financial Services at or 215-204-2244 with any questions you might have.

Federal Stafford Loans

Applying for federal Stafford loans requires completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). At Temple University, unsubsidized Stafford loans are available to full-time students up to a maximum amount of $20,500 annually.

Federal Work-study

Eligibility for the Federal Work-study Program is based on the applicant’s need as determined by the information on the applicants FAFSA. In addition, students must be enrolled at least half time and maintain satisfactory academic progress. Students are paid biweekly for hours worked.

Learn aid, scholarship and work-study options at Student Financial Services.


For more information or if you have questions about scholarships and awards in the College of Liberal Arts, contact Yolanda Mobley, assistant director for awards management.