The Faculty Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in May 2015 by the (then) president of the Faculty Senate to honor former SU faculty who have passed away. The Fund will become an endowment once the fund balance reaches $10,000. We will naturally accept any donations to the fund (or later the endowment). Donations in memory of any individual who served as a full-time SU faculty member for 3 or more years may be made in any amount and will be tracked for inclusion in the honoree list.
Income from the endowment will be used to fund annually a one-time non-renewable scholarship in honor of all those former faculty in whose memory $500 or more has been donated. The scholarship is for an SU undergraduate or graduate student in good standing with at least two semesters remaining until degree completion at SU who demonstrates those attributes and skills needed to become an effective university or college educator and who is nominated by a current SU faculty member. Recipients will be chosen by a faculty committee with representatives from all departments in which at least one honoree has served.
A memorial plaque listing the honorees will be maintained and displayed in the Faculty Lounge in the Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons once the building has opened.
At present the following former faculty are honorees for the fund: Homer W. Austin, James McCallops and Philip Luft. Donations of smaller amounts have been made in honor of several others who will be added to the list as soon as the contributions in their honor reach $500.
To donate to the fund, please navigate to the Online Donations form at https://salisburyu.givecorps.com/projects/5792-university-greatest-need-fund-the-faculty-memorial-scholarship-fund. If your donation is in honor of a former faculty member, please include that information in the donor comments box.