Scherr Family Endows Scholarship for Special Education
SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University students who are interested in teaching special education soon will benefit from a new scholarship established with a $10,000 gift from the Scherr family.
The Dr. and Mrs. Robert Scherr Endowment Fund will provide support for students who enroll in a special education track/minor, who take courses in preparation for special education licensing, or who already have passed national certification exams.
“It is important for me as a community member to enable a student to further his/her education, especially in the field of special education,” said Dr. Scherr, a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in Salisbury. “My philosophy about education can be summed up in the following slogan: ‘Learning + Communication = Success.’ This motto is applicable to regular and special needs students.”
Scherr scholarship recipients also must have financial need and a minimum 3.0 G.P.A. Special consideration is given to those focusing on communication and/or learning disabilities.
“They were exceptional role models in philanthropy,” he added.
Jason Curtin, vice president of advancement and external affairs and executive director of the SU Foundation, Inc., said: “We greatly appreciate the generosity of the Scherr family and others who continue traditions of giving at the University. They are helping to provide much-needed scholarships for our students.”
For more information call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU website at www.salisbury.edu.