Fred Rogers Scholars Program
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.
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.