The Fred Rogers Scholars Program educates and inspires 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.
In addition to Saint Vincent College's merit-based scholarships, each Fred Rogers Scholar receives an additional $2,500 per year and a myriad of opportunities to network with scholars and industry leaders in early learning and children's media. The scholarships will be in addition to Saint Vincent's generous awards, which range up to $27,000 per year depending on academic record and test scores.
The 2019-2020 class of scholars includes (pictured to the right):
James Michael Mallozzi
Scholarships will be renewed annually, based on students maintaining high academic standards and actively participating in the program.
Fred Rogers Scholars Program
Students from any major are encouraged to apply –you do not need to plan to pursue a child-focused career. The Fred Rogers Scholars Program encourages interdisciplinary work toward the continued advancement of the legacy and philosophy of Fred Rogers. Students have found meaning in engaging with Fred Rogers’ philosophy on music, human development, medicine, business marketing, and other fields. The possibilities are endless!
Opportunities for Students
Coordinated by faculty and staff at the Fred Rogers Center, FRS students will study within the Fred Rogers Archive and contribute to Center-driven initiatives that support children’s helpers around the world. FRS students will have opportunities to engage with scholars, professionals, and leaders within child and youth development, children’s media, music, children’s health, and more.
FRS students are expected to work collaboratively to understand and extend the philosophy of Fred Rogers through research and service to others. Students should be interested in working to support children and their helpers to become competent, confident, and caring human beings across a variety of diverse settings.
High school seniors, with a 3.50 QPA, applying to and/or admitted to Saint Vincent College will have various career and graduate school goals, with a strong interest in early learning and children's media, and an interest in the work of Fred Rogers. Participation from students across all majors is strongly encouraged. A quick glance at the four-year program includes:
Interested candidates should first submit an application to Saint Vincent College Admissions Department.
The application period is now closed for freshmen entering Saint Vincent in Fall 2021.
Questions should be directed toward:
FRS Program Director
Sydney Ball, Biology
Cory Holland, Early Childhood Education
Elizabeth (Lilly) McCormick, Communication
Gwendolyn Murray, Psychology/Sociology
Melissa Koshute, Marketing
Casey Kalp, Biology
Marisa Maicke, Early Childhood Education
Sarah O’Callaghan, Early Childhood Education
Faith Brake, Psychology
Carly Rimel, Spanish Education
Sydney Schoff, Communication
Kyle Ward, Psychology
Michaela Yonto, Psychology
Lauren Campbell, Biology
Joshua Centore, Bio-Chemistry
Jennifer Hasseleu, Bio-Chemistry
Noah Keys, History/Political Science
Marla Turk, Finance/Economics/Math
Adam Burgh, Education-History
Alaina D'Aloiso, Special Ed
Katrina (Katie) Nemchik, Computing and Information Science
Maura Snyder, Psychology
Hailey Umbaugh, Psychology
Julianne Bartko, Communication
Vincent Centore, Bio-Chemistry
Lauren Harbaugh, Bio-Chemistry
Joni Mulvaney, Art Education
Helena Shoplik, Psychology
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.