Social Work
Holloway Hall

Stephen Michael Emery and Paul Porter Emery Scholarship

The Social Work Department is delighted to announce its first endowed scholarship!

In 2005, Salisbury University Foundation Board member Charles Emery and his wife Barbara tragically lost their son Stephen.  More recent, Mr. Emery lost his brother Paul Porter Emery. The foundation was honored to serve as a memorial agent for the Emery family. 

"When it became apparent that we would not get to see Stephen attend or graduate from college, we wanted to do something to assure that we could help others do just that," said Mr. Emery.  "Because Stephen was adopted and suffered from mental illness, we know how important social work is to the community.  We are happy to provide the first scholarship of this kind on the campus of SU."  The department is delighted to accept this generous gift in the memory of Stephen and Paul Emery.

Scholarship Guidelines:

  • Student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater when entering his or her senior year.
  • Student must be of Senior status (as of Fall 2014) with a major in Social Work. 
  • Preference shall be given to students from the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

The application process is completed during the Spring semester (prior to the Fall semester award).

No handwritten applications will be accepted.

Students eligible to submit applications for the 2014-2015 Emery Scholarship have been notified via e-mail.
Application deadline:
April 11, 2014

Mailing Address:
Social Work Department - Attn: Cyndi Funkhouser
1101 Camden Avenue - TE 254E
Salisbury, MD  21801