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Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Foundation Inc.

Dr. Lou Bohl-Fabian Memorial Fund

Dr. Lou Bohl-Fabian started his career with the PA State System of Higher Education as the Director of Evaluation, Planning, Research and Assessment at Lock Haven University beginning in 1988. He became Director of System Research in 1996 and collected, analyzed and interpreted information and data on PASSHE universities to support management decision making. He remained in that position until his death in 2007.

To commemorate his dedication to research, his love of the environment/outdoors and his belief in the importance of advanced degrees, family, friends and colleagues established the Dr. Lou Bohl-Fabian Memorial Fund.

Purpose

This fund will be used to provide “special funding” such as grants or stipends to graduate students at PASSHE universities that are pursuing advanced degrees  in research, the environment/outdoors, political science or the arts –all areas of special interest to Dr. Bohl-Fabian.  Examples of funding include but are not limited to:  

  • Providing travel expenses for a student to present a paper 
  • Funding for a project
  • Funding special research
  • Sponsoring a special program
  • Attending conferences

Eligibility:

Graduate students at PASSHE universities  that are involved in studies focused on research, the environment/outdoors, political science or the arts are eligible to apply.  All applicants must have GPA of 3.5 or better. In addition, an official transcript must accompany the application.

Funding Levels:

Graduate students at PASSHE universities  that are involved in studies focused on research, the environment/outdoors, political science or the arts are eligible to apply.  All applicants must have GPA of 3.5 or better. In addition, an official transcript must accompany the application.

Number of Awards:

The number of awards will vary depending on available funds and dollar amount of the funded requests.

Application Requirements:

The Foundation will work with staff and appropriate faculty at PASSHE universities to make students aware of the funding opportunity. All applicants must complete an application accompanied by an official transcript. All applications must be received by the Foundation at least 60 days prior to the date the funding is needed.

Recipient Requirements:
  • Send a thank you note to the Bohl-Fabian Family via PASSHE Foundation
  • Attend the PASSHE Foundation scholarship luncheon

Selection Process:

Each application will be reviewed by a committee comprised of a member of the
Bohl-Fabian family, two members of the Foundation’s scholarship committee and a staff member from the Office of the Chancellor.  Both successful and unsuccessful applicants will receive notification from the Foundation. 

Applications including an official transcript should be mailed to:

    PASSHE Foundation
    Attn:  Eileen Showers
    2986 North 2nd Street
    Harrisburg, PA  17110