The School of Education presents the following awards in categories at the Convocation Ceremony in the spring. These awards are based on faculty nomination, academic merit, and extracurricular activities.

  • Outstanding School of Education Student of the Year
  • Graduate Student of the Year 
  • The Department of Teacher Education Student of Excellence Awards:

    • Leadership
    • Research 
  • The Department of Sport and Exercise Science Student of Excellence Awards:
    • Exercise Science
    • Sport Management


CDR Rick Murray Memorial Scholarship  - The CDR Rick Murray Memorial Scholarship was established by Sherry Murray in memory of her late husband. CDR Murray was a retired Naval Officer and Mrs. Murray was a teacher. This scholarship combines both of their passions and is for students in the School of Education.

The CDR Rick Murray Memorial Scholarship- for a JU student with 3.0 GPA who is fully accepted into the School of Education, pursuing an education degree. In addition, the recipient must also fall into one of the following categories:

  • Active duty military
  • Honorably discharged military
  • Military spouse or
  • JU NROTC student

Application deadline for the CDR Rick Murray Memorial Scholarship is March 1.​