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Graduate Programs - Linda Lancaster Fund

The Linda N. Lancaster Professional Development Fund is designed to help College of Education and Human Development doctoral students participate in professional development activities related to their research interests and programs of study. The fund was created in memory of Linda Lancaster, a promising doctoral student in the Counselor Education program at the time of her death in 1989.

Created by friends and family and administered by the College, the fund’s intent is to provide support to enhance student research and expand professional contacts and experience, such as travel to conferences.

Ted Coladarci, professor of educational psychology and research, chairs the faculty committee that oversees the proposal and award process. Part of the fund’s objective is to give students an opportunity to seriously present their case for funding. In their proposals, applicants must establish the relevance of the proposed activity to their research and persuasively explain to the committee how assistance would enrich their study and professional growth.

For more information about the Linda N. Lancaster Professional Development Fund, contact Ted Coladarci at (207) 581-1415 or via email at

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