Alumni and Friends

Department Priorities

General Department Funds

Occupational Therapy General Fund
An all-encompassing fund designed for support of students, faculty, and programs of the OT Department.

Center for Community Partnerships
An all-encompassing fund designed for the Center for Community Partnerships.

Gilfoyle-Assistive Technology Resource Center
Established by Ellie Gilfoyle, a former Department Head, Dean and Provost at Colorado State University, to support the Assistive Technology Resource Center (ATRC). The endowment is used by the ATRC to provide hands-on experiences with assistive technology applications for Occupational Therapy graduate students.

Occupational Therapy Renovation Fund
Established to provide funds to enhance the OT building and purchase needed equipment.

Department Scholarships
ScholarshipDescription
Andy White Memorial ScholarshipThe Andy White Memorial Scholarship was established by emeritus faculty member, Louise Wendt White, in memory of her husband who died in 2000. Mrs. White's career at Colorado State spanned 35 years, from 1967 to 2002, during which time she served as professor, acting department head, and assistant department head in the Department of Occupational Therapy. The scholarship is given to a graduate student who is in their second year of the OT program and who is focusing on neuro-rehabilitation (such as neuro-developmental treatment [NDL]) or similar research and who has a desire and goal to work with adults with acquired brain damage.
Lillian Solo Ager Memorial ScholarshipThe Lillian Solo Ager Memorial Scholarship was established by Charlene L. Ager, a member of the Occupational Therapy Department faculty until her retirement in 1990, in memory of her mother. The scholarship is designed to provide support to graduate students majoring in Occupational Therapy and beginning their first fieldwork. Selection is based on a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrated creative arts experiences (writing, dance, music, art, drama, crafts) that the recipient plans to implement in the Occupational Therapy field. Must have demonstrated professional potential.
HHS Students First ScholarshipThe College of Health and Human Sciences Students First Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students in the College with high scholastic standing. This scholarship will be divided with a minimum award of $1,000 among top students in each of the undergraduate majors in the College, as selected by the scholarship committees.
Marjorie Ball Memorial ScholarshipThe Marjorie Ball Memorial Scholarship was established in honor and memory of Miss Ball, a professor who was always ready to assist students. The $1,150 scholarship is awarded to graduate students majoring in Occupational Therapy. Selection is based on professional potential, work, and need.
Pearle E. Betts Graduate ScholarshipThe Pearle E. Betts Graduate Scholarship was established when Ms. Betts, a 1939 graduate of Colorado State University, bequeathed her entire estate to the University. Ms. Betts earned an M.S. degree in Vocational Homemaking and had a long career teaching high school Home Economics classes.
Velma Borschell Budin ScholarshipThe Velma Borschell Budin Scholarship was established in 1983 by Mrs. Budin, a 1925 graduate of Home Economics. Recipients must be seniors or graduate students majoring in a Family and Consumer Sciences-related area (DM, FSHN, FCS, HDFS, and OT). Selection criteria include service contributions and other factors consistent with the philosophy of Family and Consumer Sciences. 3.29.16 - This scholarship used to exclude OT, but after researching the old files and consulting with the CSU Foundation, there is nothing in the records that excludes OT, so we've made the call to add them back in.
Chamberlain Family Graduate ScholarshipThe Chamberlain Family Graduate Scholarship is given in honor of the Logan Chamberlain family. Logan received his Ph.D. in Human Resource Development in the College of Health and Human Sciences. The award is given to graduate students in any major in the College of Health and Human Sciences, who demonstrate financial need, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and are thesis or doctoral candidates working on research with a practical application. Non-traditional aged students are encouraged to apply.
Columbine Health Systems Undergraduate ScholarshipThe Columbine Health Systems Undergraduate Scholarship is given by Mr. J. Robert Wilson, owner of Columbine Health Systems, a locally owned and operated health system. Awards are given to undergraduate students who are enrolled in the gerontology interdisciplinary minor. Recipients must retain a minimum 3.0 GPA and show University or community service.
Columbine Health Systems Graduate ScholarshipThe Columbine Health Systems Graduate Scholarship is given by Mr. J. Robert Wilson, owner of Columbine Health Systems, a locally owned and operated health system. Awards are given to graduate students who are interested in a career in the field of aging. Recipients must retain a minimum 3.0 GPA and show University or community service.
Stella A. Durning ScholarshipThe Stella A. Durning Scholarship was established when Stella, a 1930 graduate of Colorado State University, bequeathed half of her estate to the Department of Occupational Therapy to support scholarships. The scholarship is awarded to students who volunteer for activities in the field of occupational therapy and demonstrate a desire and commitment to pursue a career in occupational therapy.
Jody Werner OT Clinical Education ScholarshipJo Karen (Jody) Werner, OTR ('70) values the experiential learning component of the graduate degrees in Colorado State University's Department of Occupational Therapy. Building on Jody's career as an Occupational Therapist in early intervention and OT professional education, and her belief in the power of experiential learning, she has created the Jody Werner OT Clinical Education Scholarship for students participating in Level II OT Fieldwork in early childhood settings, with a preference for the CSU Early Childhood Center. She values that the ECC has a strong developmental component and a superb team approach, which allows the OT students to be ready to design and carry out therapy. Her wish is for OT students to become a part the ECC's strong inter-disciplinary team, providing meaningful clinical experience so the students are ready to provide children, their families, and their teachers, positive interventions and information for their development.
Elizabeth Dyar Gifford ScholarshipThe Elizabeth Dyar Gifford Scholarship was established by friends of Dean Gifford in honor of her 34 years of service at Colorado State. Dean Gifford passed away in 1997 and bequeathed part of her estate to the endowment. This scholarship is awarded to junior, senior, or graduate students majoring in a Family and Consumer Sciences-related field. Selection is based on leadership in campus, community, and professional activities.
Elnora Gilfoyle ScholarshipThe Elnora Gilfoyle Scholarship was established by Ellie, a former Department Head, Dean, and Provost at Colorado State, to support potential leaders in the Occupational Therapy profession and the University. At her retirement and through the years, others have contributed to the scholarship to help honor Ellie as she is internationally recognized in the field. The profession and Colorado State University provided many learning opportunities for her. The scholarship is for Occupational Therapy graduate students who demonstrate strong leadership potential.
Gillogley-Ruder OT ScholarshipThe Gillogley-Ruder Scholarship was established by Megan Gillogley-Ruder, an Occupational Therapy alum, and her mother, Linda Gillogley. The scholarship is given to provide support to graduate students majoring in Occupational Therapy. Selection is based on a minimum 3.5 GPA and demonstrated community service and overcoming personal obstacles. Must have demonstrated professional potential.
Human Resource Sciences Alumni ScholarshipThe Human Resource Sciences Alumni Scholarship was established by the HRS Alumni Council with gifts from friends and alumni of the College of Human Resource Sciences (now the College of Health and Human Sciences). The scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in a Family and Consumer Sciences-related* field, with selection related to professional promise.
Kotsiopulos Memorial ScholarshipThe Kotsiopulos Memorial Scholarship is presented to a junior or senior in the College of Health and Human Sciences who has documented "people helping people" volunteer service or employment. Preference is given to Design and Merchandising, Consumer Science, or Occupational Therapy students, with financial need considered.
Krogh/Michna Family ScholarshipFriends and family of Milton and Marilyn Krogh created this scholarship to celebrate their lives and honor their contributions to the world around them. Both were active in their community and on the CSU campus. Milton's service in the military inspired the family to support an occupational therapy student who's career aspirations may positively impact veterans, current service men and women, and their families.
Mary Ann Lively ScholarshipThe Mary Ann Lively Scholarship was established by colleagues, family, and friends in memory of Dr. Lively's many contributions to the Speech/Language Pathology program formerly offered at Colorado State. It is awarded to an incoming or current graduate student.
Myron Brown Ludlow ScholarshipThe Myron Brown Ludlow Scholarship is given to an CHHS sophomore, junior, or senior male student with high scholastic achievement and limited financial means.
Wanda Mayberry ScholarshipWanda Mayberry was a professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy for 26 years before her retirement in 2000. Wanda taught, advised, and mentored students; developed courses and curricula; and served as acting department head. The Wanda Mayberry Scholarship was established by friends and colleagues of Wanda to pay tribute to her outstanding career. The scholarship is for students who have successfully completed level one fieldwork, have approval to begin Level II fieldwork, and show financial need. Students from rural settings or who are non-traditional age students are encouraged to apply.
Gertrude A. McCord AwardPhi Kappa Phi is a national honor society that recognizes an Outstanding Junior from each college. The student selected for the Junior Award must be in the upper 7.5 percent (minimum 3.5 GPA) of the College's junior class and also have made a professional contribution or have been of significant service to the University.
Helen F. McHugh Graduate FellowshipThe Helen F. McHugh Graduate Fellowship was established by Dr. McHugh's friends and colleagues in honor of her service as Dean of Home Economics/Human Resource Sciences from 1975 to 1986. The award is given to graduate students in a Family and Consumer-related field in support of their approved research paper and creative activity.
Moore/Poudre Valley Hospital ScholarshipThe Moore/Poudre Valley Hospital Scholarship, established by Mr. and Mrs. C.G. Moore, is available for students who are taking at least five credits at Colorado State and are employed at Poudre Valley Health System. Recipient must have an interest in working in Northern Colorado after graduation.
Anne Jubitz Munro ScholarshipAnne (Jubitz) Munro '67 credits her father for modeling a deep commitment to education, an attribute Anne continues as a family legacy. Mr. Jubitz also received a great deal of satisfaction from helping others. "If he were alive today, he would be thrilled with this decision," Anne said while establishing the scholarship fund. After completing her undergraduate studies in occupational therapy at Colorado State University (CSU), Anne returned to her native Portland, Oregon. It was there that her mother and future husband's stepmother introduced her to David Munro, whom she would eventually marry. Anne and David have two daughters, Laurie and Sally, and two grandchildren. David is an attorney in Portland. Through Anne, he shares an appreciation, understanding, and support for the field of occupational therapy and how this, and other types of intervention, can save and improve lives. Anne and David have maintained a legacy of giving to occupational therapy since 1974. The Munros acknowledge the importance of scholarship support for the next generation of students and wish to honor the Occupational Therapy department for the excellent teaching and camaraderie that Anne enjoyed during her time at CSU.
Occupational Therapy ScholarshipFull- or part-time graduate student majoring in Occupational Therapy.
Redmond Family ScholarshipThe Redmond Family Scholarship was established in memory of Hayes and Helen Redmond and daughter, Madelon, by their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and siblings. Madelon Redmond Wills graduated from Colorado State University in 1958 with a Bachelor's degree in Nutrition. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time student in Health and Human Sciences who may not qualify for merit-based scholarships but is a high ability student deserving of scholarship consideration.
Carol A. Sarchet ScholarshipFollowing her older siblings who graduated from Colorado State University, Carol Sarchet too earned her degree from CSU, but she did so untraditionally. Sarchet took some time off to travel the world, and along the way she married. Her husband's career took them to different countries, but they settled in Brazil to raise their family. In 1983, Sarchet returned to Colorado State University, in her early 40s, to finish her degree with a major in Apparel Design and a minor in Fiber Arts. This scholarship was influenced by Sarchet's parents who gave much of their time and effort to supporting younger individuals. Her mother was a 4-H leader and a school board member, and she worked to teach young people to be healthy, educated, and self-reliant. In order to continue the legacy of the Sarchet family, this scholarship is intended for first generation, undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Health and Human Sciences. The specific departments include Social Work, School of Education, Occupational Therapy, Human Development and Family Studies, Food Science and Human Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences, or Design and Merchandising. Students must be part-time or full-time and preference will be given to those raised in foster or kinship care.
Delano F. Scott Scholarship in HHSThe Delano F. Scott Scholarship is presented to male undergraduates with a minimum sophomore standing, pursuing any major in the College of Health and Human Sciences. The selection is based in part on financial need.
Merrill and Pauline Steele Memorial ScholarshipThe Merrill and Pauline Steele Memorial Scholarship was established in 1990 by Russ and Carol Steele Kates in memory of Carol's parents. Mr. and Mrs. Steele were well known for assisting people with disabilities, and for over 60 years Steele's Markets continued this commitment through employment opportunities. The scholarship is based on academic excellence, need, and community service. Recipients must be admitted to professional OT program and plan to enter OT as career objective.
Lucille and Charles Terrell Memorial AwardThe Lucille and Charles Terrell Memorial Award was established by Mr. Charles Terrell in memory of his wife, who was a 1939 graduate of Home Economics. It is awarded to a junior or senior, based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, and participation in campus activities. This year's recipient receives a cash award and name is inscribed on a permanent plaque in the Dean's Office.
University Students First ScholarshipThe University Students First Scholarship is presented to undergraduates with a minimum 3.0 GPA who are enrolled in an undergraduate degree program and are active in campus and/or community service organizations.
Evelyn L. Ward & Family ScholarshipThis scholarship is presented by Evelyn Ward, a 1942 Home Economics alum, and her family. Evelyn is a Colorado native and worked as a teacher, Extension home agent, and social worker. Because of her deep commitment to education access, she wishes to assist students in their pursuit of a college degree. Recipients must be a full time student enrolled in the College of Health and Human Sciences, demonstrate financial need, and maintain a 2.5 GPA.
Dr. Lynne White Memorial ScholarshipThe Dr. Lynne White Memorial Scholarship is given in memory of Dr. White who graduated from Colorado State with an M.S. in Consumer Affairs in 1980 and considered her graduate work at the university to be one of the most valuable experiences of her life. Selection is based on potential for a high level of professional achievement in the field of study, with financial need considered.