Robert Emmett Mullin Endowed Graduate Scholarship in Educational Issues, Practices and Policies
( $1,000.00 Award) Robert Emmett Mullin earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees at Worcester State University in 1953, 1956, respectively. After ten years of teaching, Dr. Mullin returned to graduate study at Teachers College, Columbia University and earned his Doctorate Degree, Ed.D., in 1965. While earning his Doctorate Degree in social studies education at Columbia, he was a part-time research assistant. Some of his field work included work on the prestigious Afghanistan India project. He then joined the faculty of Queens College where his illustrious teaching tenure spanned thirty years.
The Robert Emmett Mullin Endowed Graduate Scholarship in Educational Issues, Practices and Policies is in addition to two previous endowments bequeathed by Dr. Mullin. In 2003, Dr. Mullin established a scholarship in memory of his beloved parents, the Eileen and William Mullin Memorial Scholarship, and ten years later endowed a scholarship in memory of his inspirational and special uncle, the Francis J. Mullin Memorial Scholarship. “It now gives me great joy to be able to endow this scholarship, my first for Graduate Study.”
The intent of this scholarship is to address current challenges and or concerns facing twenty-first century educators – educational issues, practices and policies – that may be seen through a variety of scholarly viewpoints including: political, historical, sociological, psychological, financial as well as educational. Graduate students will compete for this scholarship by writing an essay explaining how their graduate education will serve them in affecting positive change in the field of education. The topics that may possibly be addressed could include: Charter Schools, Home Schooling, Common Core Learning, Education for the Gifted and Talented, Teacher Tenure, Pupil Testing, Public School Financing, Pupil Vouchers for School Choice, the “No Child Left Behind” Law, etc.