RESE Graduate Scholarships

Janet Williams Bloodgood Endowment for Reading and Children's Literature

Daughters Elena Grandy and Elizabeth Ames along with their families established this endowment to honor the life and memory of their mother, Dr. Janet Williams Bloodgood. Dr. Bloodgood was a professor within the Department of Reading Education and Special Education in the Reich College of Education. To provide scholarship support to full-time or part-time graduate students enrolled in the Masters Reading Education Program. Preference is given to students with financial need who have been or currently are teaching. Further preference will be given to students who demonstrate an interest in children's literature.

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Winston Salem Valley Scottish Rite Scholarship for the Master's Program in Reading Education

To provide scholarship support for students in the Accelerated Master's program in reading education.

Caren Beth Alderholdt Scholarship for Pre-School Education

To provide scholarship support to one graduate student annually who is enrolled in the Reich College of Education and working toward a Masters Degree in Special Education. It is the Donor’s preference that the recipient holds an undergraduate degree in either Child Development: Birth through Kindergarten or Special Education.

Scholarship for Graduate Students in Special Education

Full-time or part-time graduate students enrolled in the Special Education Program within the Reich College of Education. Preferred that recipients have completed their undergraduate work at Appalachian State University and intend to work in the field of secondary special.


 Available to graduate students in Speech-Language Pathology, Special Education (general or adapted concentration), or Reading Education. Students participate in two interdisciplinary seminars and one specialized course relating to literacy and challenging behaviors, receive a stipend of $10,200 (total across three semesters) and a tuition waiver of 12 graduate credits per semester for three semesters, and are eligible for travel funds to attend and present at state and national conferences. Learn more here.

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