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BSU Political Science/English Scholarship

BSU Political Science/English Scholarship

The BSU Political Science/English Scholarship was established in 1990 by an anonymous donor. The scholarship is to be awarded each fall semester to a political science major and each spring semester to an English major.

Charles Davis Endowed English Scholarship

Charles Davis Endowed English Scholarship

The Charles Davis Endowed English Scholarship was created in 2010 by community members in honor of longtime English faculty member Dr. Charles Davis. Dr. Davis taught at Boise State for nearly 40 years. He was granted Faculty Emeritus status in 2003.

Daryl & Ann Jones English Scholarship

Daryl & Ann Jones English Scholarship

The Daryl and Ann Jones English Scholarship was established in 2004. Daryl Jones began his career with Boise State in 1986 as the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and ended his career in 2004 as the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. He was responsible for many firsts at Boise State including: the first faculty recognition awards for teaching, research, and service; hiring the first woman dean at Boise State; first international development project; and approval and establishment of more than a dozen baccalaureate programs, master’s programs, and the first two doctoral programs.

Dorothy J. Engles Scholarship Endowment

Dorothy J. Engles Scholarship Endowment

The Dorothy J. Engles Scholarship was established in 2014. Dorothy passed away in July 2004, but will always be remembered by her daughter, Dr. Denise English, Professor of Accountancy at Boise State University, for the strong work ethic and resolve she had to make her family’s lives better.

Dr. Margaret Peek Endowed English Scholarship

Dr. Margaret Peek Endowed English Scholarship

The Dr. Margaret Peek Endowed English Scholarship was established in 2007 by Brian and Karen Ballard. Dr. Margaret Peek Maguire is a former English Department faculty member.

Gerald & Eunice Wallace Scholarship

Gerald & Eunice Wallace Scholarship

The Gerald & Eunice Wallace Scholarship was established in 1988 by the late Gerald & Eunice Wallace. Eunice was a professor of English at Boise State prior to her retirement. During her career she authored spelling/writing textbooks for use in elementary and junior high schools, self-instructional books and materials for his school and college students, as well as a community history book on the Wyoming County were she grew up. She served as a consultant, instructor and in-service educator conducting workshops and seminars for teachers of English composition and spelling throughout the United States. Eunice also presented papers for professional organizations, directed language-arts research, and published numerous articles. In 1974 she took a group of students to Kenya to study African literature and in 1977 she took a group of teachers to England. At her retirement she was awarded the Silver Medallion for service by Boise State. Eunice was also a pianist, accompanist, singer, and choir director as well as an enthusiastic rock-hound and craftsperson. Gerald served as the dean of the College of Education and then as the acting executive vice president for Boise State. He was a lifetime educator who was a beloved figure during his years on campus. He served as a school administrator in Boise, Twin Falls, Oregon and New Jersey. Gerald also worked for the National Education Association in Washington D.C. The Wallace Conference Room in the Education Building at Boise State is named in his honor.

Jeff Seamons Endowed Writing Scholarship

Jeff Seamons Endowed Writing Scholarship

The Jeff Seamons Endowed Writing Scholarship was established in 1998 in memory of the late Jeffrey Seamons. Seamons was an English major at Boise State before his death and was a very talented writer, actor and musician who was working very hard to fulfill his childhood goal of becoming a writer. He also had a love of the outdoors and animals.

Jim & Betty Maguire English Scholarship

Jim & Betty Maguire English Scholarship

The Jim and Betty Maguire English Scholarship was established in 2006 by Jim and Betty Maguire for the purpose of establishing a scholarship for the English Department. Jim Maguire is a former English Department faculty member.

Lloyd (Bud) Pedersen Endowed Memorial Scholarship in English

Lloyd (Bud) Pedersen Endowed Memorial Scholarship in English

The Lloyd (Bud) Pedersen Endowed Memorial Scholarship in English was established in 2013. Longtime instructor Bud Pedersen began his career at Boise State in 1982. He was a regular participant in the First-Year Writing Program’s annual assessment from its beginning in the late 1990s, one of the first faculty members to regularly teach in the distance learning Knowledge Network program, and both a contributor to and regular participant in professional development sessions offered through the First-Year Writing Program. This scholarship serves as a reminder of Bud’s love for teaching, his amazing support of students and his generous, upbeat, funny and incredibly kind personality.

Lonnie L. Willis English Scholarship

Lonnie L. Willis English Scholarship

The Lonnie L. Willis English Scholarship was established in 2004 by Lonnie Willis, a distinguished faculty member and emeriti. Lonnie passed away in May 2014. Willis’ career spans the era of greatest change and development in the University and the English department. This scholarship will make it possible for students to continue the tradition of excellence he exemplifies by attracting and rewarding thoughtful, creative students who make significant contributions to the intellectual life of the department and the community.

Mary Ellen Callanan Literature Endowed Scholarship

Mary Ellen Callanan Literature Endowed Scholarship

The Mary Ellen Callanan Literature Endowed Scholarship was established in 2013. Mary Ellen had a lifelong love of reading to all of her grandchildren, who also share her love of books. Additionally, Mary Ellen and her husband Dr. Joseph Callanan had a great relationship with Bishop Kelly High School. For these reasons, this scholarship was established to honor her passion for reading and to provide scholarship support for incoming freshmen who are graduates of Bishop Kelly High School and intend to major in English.

Mary Ellen Callanan Literature Scholarship

Mary Ellen Callanan Literature Scholarship

The Mary Ellen Callanan Literature Scholarship was established in 2011. Mary Ellen had a lifelong love of reading and spent countless hours reading to all of her grandchildren who also share her love of books. Additionally, Mary Ellen and her husband, Dr. Joseph Callanan, had a great relationship with Bishop Kelly High School and for these reasons the Mary Ellen Callanan Literature Scholarship was established to honor her passion for reading and to provide scholarships for incoming freshmen who intend to major in English Literature.

Mary Ellen Ryder Memorial Scholarship

Mary Ellen Ryder Memorial Scholarship

The Mary Ellen Ryder Memorial Fund was established in 2008 in honor of Boise State English professor Mary Ellen Ryder, who tragically died in a fire that swept through a Southeast Boise neighborhood on the night of Aug. 25, 2008. Ryder taught linguistics for 20 years in the Department of English. Her research interests included historical English word formation and stylistics, and she published a book on English noun-noun compounds. She often traveled to Great Britain to give university presentations and was believed to be one of the only linguists in Idaho who specialized in psycholinguistics. She is survived by her husband, Peter.

Ruth V. Ewy English Scholarship

Ruth V. Ewy English Scholarship

The Ruth V. Ewy English Scholarship was established in 1984 by David and Vicki Ewy, in honor of Mr. Ewy’s mother, Ruth V. Ewy. The purpose of the scholarship is to allow a student with an interest in poetry to obtain a scholarship for four years of undergraduate work.

Thomas F. Dixon Scholarship

Thomas F. Dixon Scholarship

The Thomas F. Dixon Scholarship was established in 1975 by Thomas Dixon to assist quality students who may be in danger of leaving campus for financial reasons. Tom served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from Boise State College in 1973. While at Boise State, he met his wife, Linda. When he graduated, they moved to Billings, Montana, where Linda finished her undergraduate degree in English at Rocky Mountain College. Eventually, the couple moved back to Boise and Tom worked several years for Idaho First National / West One Bank (aka US Bank), retiring from US Bank as vice president and senior loan officer.

Victoria B. Croft Memorial Scholarship

Victoria B. Croft Memorial Scholarship

The Victoria B. Croft Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2003 by H. David Croft for the purpose of establishing an annual endowed scholarship to support a Boise State University student. Victoria B. Croft earned an associate degree from Boise Junior College, and later graduated from Boise State University with a baccalaureate degree in both English and Education. She was also a longtime employee in the BSU’s Registrar’s office.