Betty Griesbach Scholarship
Betty Griesbach first began teaching in a one-room country school in her late teens, after attending the normal school. She taught for several years, before leaving to devote her time to raising a family. After her children had grown, Betty attended the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, majoring in Special Education, and graduated in 1974. She subsequently taught special needs children in the Brandon school district until her retirement in 1989. For Betty, the most enjoyable part of this experience was the time spent in the classroom; teaching and learning from her students.
Recipients of this scholarship must be either (1) full-time undergraduates, who have achieved junior or senior status before getting the award, of (2) part- or full-time graduate students. All recipients must attend the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and be enrolled in the College of Education and Human Services majoring in Special Education.
Preference will be given to applicants who are women, over 30, and have family responsibilities.
Preference will be given to those applicants whose interest is working directly with special needs children or adults, either in the classroom or one-on-one, rather than those applicants whose interest is pursuing other career paths such as research or administration.
Preference will be given to applicants with financial need.
Applications are available in the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh College of Education and Human Services.
Final selection will be made by a committee named by the Dean of the College of Education and Human Services.
Selection shall be made in the spring for use in the following fall semester.
The award will be held at the Cashiers Office each semester for credit against that semester’s tuition.