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B. Udelle Friedland Memorial Endowed Scholarship

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About Bernice Udelle Friedland

Bernice Udelle Friedland was born in 1935. Her collegiate journey started with a BS in Social Administration from The Ohio State University in 1956. After starting a family, she continued her education, obtaining a Master’s Degree in Education from Frostburg State College in 1969. She took most of the classes at night, while continuing to work and raise a family during the day. At the age of 37, Udelle was awarded a Doctorate in Education in 1972 from West Virginia University. During her lifetime, she worked as a social worker, teacher, guidance counselor and psychologist, often carrying two or three jobs at once. She was the backbone of our family, our protector and hero. She lost a brave battle to cancer in 1988, maintaining her dignity and fighting to the end. As a cherished family member, advisor and mentor, Udelle is dearly missed to this day. Our family is honored to name this scholarship in her memory, since she was committed to the betterment of herself and others through education.

About The Fund

The B. Udelle Friedland Scholarship supports returning students who are at least 25 years of age and who have earned at least 60 credits towards a bachelor's degree. Preference is given to students from the College of Education and the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.

Past Scholars

Portrait of Tancredi Tagliaferri

Tancredi Tagliaferri

2024 Scholar
Portrait of Abigail Escobar

Abigail Escobar

2024 Scholar
Portrait of Vicky Guevara

Vicky Guevara

2022 Scholar
Portrait of Selamawit Shiferaw

Selamawit Shiferaw

2022 Scholar
Portrait of Lulsegad Shanko

Lulsegad Shanko

2020 - 2021 Scholar
Portrait of Jaclyn Davis

Jaclyn Davis

2018 - 2020 Scholar
Portrait of Natalia Pacyga

Natalia Pacyga

2017 -2018 Scholar
Portrait of Cecilia Kamara '17  Public Health

Cecilia Kamara '17 Public Health

2016 Scholar
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