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

Department scholarship and award recipients are selected by the department faculty each year. If you have questions regarding departmental awards, contact your faculty advisor.

Scholarships available to undergraduate students in the Psychology Major include the following opportunities.

  • The Bayne B. and Frances E. Isaacson Scholarship was established in 1994 by Bayne and Frances Isaacson in memory of their parents. This scholarship is awarded to students entering their junior year who are majoring in English or psychology who have demonstrated academic achievement.
  • The Benjamin Cottone, MD Scholarship was established through a bequest by Benjamin J. Cottone, and it is awarded annually to outstanding pre-medicine students enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts.
  • The Claude C. And Mary Carson Bowman Award was established by former sociology professor Claude Bowman and his wife Mary. This award is given to the graduating student with the highest grade point average who majored in anthropology, political science, psychology or sociology.
  • The Clifford M. Kliger Memorial Award was established by the parents and brother of Clifford M. Kliger, in recognition of the many contributions he made to his students, friends and patients. This award is given to a graduating senior who has obtained an outstanding grade point average in psychology and plans to pursue an advanced degree in the field.
  • The Glass and Daniels Scholarship is intended for first-year students enrolled in the School of Medicine who were graduates of the College of Liberal Arts.
  • The James H. Glackin Scholarship is intended for freshman honors students who have demonstrated both academic achievement and financial need.
  • The James R. Lassiter Scholarship is intended for students who graduated from a public high school in West Philadelphia, with preference given to graduates of Overbrook High School.
  • The Jane D. Mackler Scholarship is intended for students who demonstrate both academic achievement and financial need.
  • The John Trone Scholarship was established by John Trone and is given to College of Liberal Arts students who have graduated from a public school in York County, Pennsylvania. Preference is given to students who have graduated from West York High School or Spring Grove High School.
  • The Jules J. Sheldon, DDS, Endowed Scholarship was established by a bequest from Jules J. Sheldon and it is awarded to College of Liberal Arts students with demonstrated financial need.
  • The Psychology Department Service Recognition Award is awarded by Department of Psychology faculty to a graduating student who combines academic excellence with service to the department, or service toward the promotion and application of psychological science at the university level and/or in the local community. 
  • The Psychology Prize is awarded by the Temple University Chapter of Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology. The prize is given to a member of the graduating class concentrating in psychology who has attained the highest scholastic average in that field with general excellence in other studies.
  • The Rose Kibrick Katz Student Advisor Award was established by former College of Liberal Arts faculty member Paul T. Johnson, to honor Rose Kibrick Katz’s role in developing the Academic Advising Center, where she served as associate dean and director. The prize is awarded to a student advisor/ombudsperson who has an outstanding record of scholastic achievement and service to students.
  • The SIG II Scholarship was established in 2011 by Ronnyjane Goldsmith. It is given to an outstanding College of Liberal Arts student with demonstrated need, who has lost one or both parents, in order that their personal dreams and professional aspirations may come true.
  • The Suzanne Cohen Wieseneck Endowed Scholarship is intended for students who have demonstrated both academic achievement and financial need. Preference will be given to those who have graduated from one of the following Philadelphia high schools: Benjamin Franklin, Edison, Strawberry Mansion, William Penn, Simon Gratz and/or Kensington.

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 sfs@temple.edu 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 applicant's 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.

Questions

For more information or if you have questions about scholarships and awards in the College of Liberal Arts, contact 
Hannah McEwen, academic advisor, Center for Academic Advising & Professional Development. 
Email: hanna.mcewen@temple.edu