Drs. Roger And Eleyse Manley Endowed Scholarship


Type

Scholarship / Fellowship

Value

$43,189 (2021)

Year Established

2011 (amended in 2018)

Purpose

Provide music ministry scholarships for the celebration of Catholic liturgies at Florida Institute of Technology. (GF000116)

Description

Instrumentalists and vocalists are eligible to receive Music Ministry Scholarships. Interested applicants must be proficient either vocally or instrumentally. Students must be able to read music and at times sight-read music or be able to proficiently sing/play in a solo/ensemble setting. Other requirements include that the student be enrolled on the main campus of Florida Tech, be in good academic standing, and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA. Scholarships are renewable for the entire time a student is enrolled at the university. Applicants must write a one to two page application letter as to why they should be selected.

Expectation of recipients include being available to play or sing for one mass every Sunday, attending practices, being prepared for masses, arriving on time, and playing at liturgical celebration during the academic year.


History

Dr. T. Roger Manley, a U.S. Naval Academy graduate, was a professor at Florida Institute of Technology for more than 30 years and served as Dean (1988-1990) and Associate Dean (1980-1988). He taught both undergraduate and graduate classes in organizational behavior, business ethics, and leadership in the Nathan M. Bisk College of Business plus conducted research on several fields such as organizational culture and change, leadership and business ethics, executive coaching and 360 degree feedback, personal values and generational conflict in the workplace, and evolving social contract between employers and employees. Additionally, he was author/co-author of numerous chapters in books, journal and magazine articles, newspaper columns and technical reports. Dr. Roger was also involved in the High School Business Ethics Competition and Leadership, in which students are asked to develop and analyze solutions to business ethics and leadership challenges. 

In 2012, Dr. Roger was made a retiring honoree for 35 years of service to the Nathan M. Bisk College of Business. He was a robust proponent of business ethics and leadership in an international environment, as remarked in his teaching, service, and studies.