Quality Education in the Benedictine Tradition
Fred Rogers Scholars ProgramDana Winters, DirectorPhone: 724-805-2946
The Fred Rogers Scholars (FRS) Program was created in 2011 to engage Saint Vincent College students in the life and legacy of Fred Rogers. The purpose of the FRS Program is to educate and inspire students interested in pursuing careers or graduate work to help young children become confident, competent and caring human beings in keeping with the mission of the Fred Rogers Center. The inaugural four-year program was launched in the fall of 2012 to include incoming freshmen as new scholars. Applications for the 2016-17 academic year are now being accepted.
The 2015-2016 class of scholars (pictured with Dr. Jessica Harvey, left, and Dr. Melissa Cook, right) includes: Carly Rimel – Spanish Education Sydney Schoff – Communication Michaela Yonto – Psychology Kyle Ward – Psychology
In addition to the merit scholarships received by incoming freshmen, students selected as Fred Rogers Scholars will each receive an additional $2,500 scholarship to be applied to their tuition in each year. The FRS Program offers student participants opportunities to engage with the Fred Rogers Archive in utilizing the research available, develop community service-learning projects, complete a culminating project under the advisement of Saint Vincent College faculty and network with Early Career Fellows and Senior Fellows of the Fred Rogers Center.
Scholarships will be renewed annually, based on students maintaining high academic standards and actively participating in the program.
Staying true to the vision of Fred Rogers, the mission of the Fred Rogers Center is to help children become confident, competent and caring. The Center’s work carries forward three themes that were central to Fred’s life and career — growing on the inside, learning through relationships and giving meaning to technology.The Rogers Center enriches the development of current and emerging leaders in the fields of early learning and children’s media by supporting the professional advancement and mentoring of the next generations of Fred Rogers through the Early Career Fellows program; educational opportunities for undergraduate Fred Rogers Scholars; research and special collaborations by Rogers Center Senior Fellows; and resources and information on the developmentally appropriate use of media.Established in 2003 to carry forward Fred Rogers’ important legacy, the Center is the official home of the Fred Rogers Archive as well as a straightforward, understanding and compassionate voice for the healthy social and emotional development of children birth to age 8. As an advocate for the positive potential of technology to support children, families, educators and caregivers, the Rogers Center enjoys many collaborative relationships with educational institutions, research centers and community organizations. For more information about the Fred Rogers Center at Saint Vincent College, please visit www.fredrogerscenter.org.