Harry Singer Endowed Fellowship Fund


SOE Dean's Office Dept D01000


Graduate Student Support

History and Purpose:

Professor Harry Singer was determined to succeed in life through education. He worked his way through college, completing his B.S. degree in psychology in 1949 and his Masters in psychology in 1952. He taught for a few years at an elementary school in Oakland and then enrolled at UC Berkeley, where he completed his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology in 1960. He joined UCR's Graduate School of Education in 1960. During his career, he published more than 120 works and gained a reputation as one of America's leading reading theorists. With colleague Irving Balow, he produced a report "on proficiency assessment and its consequences in California," for which the authors received the University of California's Presidential Research Award for School Improvement. His colleagues noted: "He was a true and committed mentor to his students, one who expected and demanded maximum commitment and effort from them. Once that was in evidence, he became their steadfast advocate, sponsor, friend, and, if need be, defender."

The Harry Singer Memorial Fellowship Fund supports graduate student fellowships.

Selection and Guidelines:

To provide support for an award to a Curriculum and Instruction graduate student in the Graduate School of Education with a special interest in the field of reading and literacy.

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