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Robert J. Stevenson Scholarship

Sponsored by the Robert J. Stevenson Memorial Fund

The Robert J. Stevenson Scholarship has been established by the Leadership Foundation for Teacher Education of the Association of Teacher Educators with major contribution from the Stevenson family to assist a classroom teacher working towards an advanced degree to enhance teacher leadership skills through the study of teaching. Applicants taking coursework leading to National Board of Professional Teaching Standards certification are encouraged to apply, as are those engaged in the study of curriculum and instruction and/or supervision.

This award was established in 2004, in honor of Bob, who served as ATE Executive Director from 1976 to 1988, when he retired. Bob was honored with ATE Distinguished Member designation because of his outstanding service and leadership to the organization. His family designated the annual scholarship award should be given to a classroom teacher with excellent service in education who shows potential for leadership in the field of teacher education, and is currently enrolled in masters or doctoral graduate study. The focus of the advanced degree program should be to enhance teacher leadership skills.

The Robert J. Stevenson Scholarship is named in honor of the late Robert Stevenson, who served as ATE's Executive Director from 1976 until 1990.

This is an unrestricted award. The award may be used for tuition, books or other education expenses. There is an expectation that the recipient will report back to the LFTE Council on how the award was used. 

The current award is $1,200.

Application Deadline: July 15

All applications must be postmarked on or before this date.

 Completed applications should be sent to:


Dr. Cynthia S. Haggard

1375 Park 33 Blvd.


Goshen, IN 46526

Scholarship requirements:

  • Must be an ATE member
  • A full or part-time graduate student
  • Have a GPA of at 3.0 (out of 4.0)

Required documents: 

Completed application including...

  • Two letters of recommendation, one must be from a current ATE member
  • Goal statement outlining future educational and career goals
  • Copies of all college transcripts, may be issued to the student but must be an official transcript from Registrar’s Office

Click here to download an application in PDF format. (.docx)

Previous Recipients

2022 Irene A. Bal, Loyola University

 2021 Amy Correia  University of Rhode Island & Rhode Island College
 2021  Logan Rutten  Penn State University
 2020  Kimberly Jackson
 Shenandoah University
 Marcie T. Hull  West Chester State University
 2018  Samaneh Jafari   Southern Illinois University
 2017  Dennise Donahue   University of South Florida & Hillsborough County Schools
 2016  Ana Luis   Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
 2015  Donna Rishor   University of Arizona
   Patricia Enger   Drexel University
 2014  Elizabeth Burns   Old Dominion University
 2013  Jillian Wendt   Dinwiddie, Virginia
 2012  Morgan Elisabeth Moser   Southern Illinois University
   Rachel Wolkenhauser   University of Florida
 Lori Fulton   University of Nevada, Las Vegas
 William Young   University of Nevada, Las Vegas
 Christie McWilliams   University of Houston

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