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Charles J. Lenz Scholarship

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This scholarship was established in 1997 (and revised in 2004) to honor Charles J. Lenz, a 1939 alumnus and former teacher. Lenz was a high school social science teacher for 31 years and was the former publicity director for Omro High School. He received a master's degree from the University of Wisconsin Madison. Lenz was a former member of the Omro Kiwanis Club, the Oshkosh Knights of Columbus, University of Wisconsin Madison Alumni Association and Wisconsin Teachers Association. He was also a president of the Winnebago County Education Association.



  • Applicants must be officially accepted as teacher education students in the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh College of Education and Human Services, pursuing coursework prior to student teaching.

  • The primary criterion for selection of this scholarship will be outstanding academic achievement.

  • Special consideration may be given to students with a broadfield social science major.

  • Applicants must submit a statement that describes their personal or career goals and explains why they are pursuing a career as a teacher.



  • Applications are available in the College of Education and Human Services.

  • Selection will be made by a committee composed of representatives from the College of Education and Human Services.

  • In the event the conditions in the future shall render impractical or impossible to fulfill the purposes for which this scholarship has been established, the President of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Foundation in consultation with the Dean of the College of Education and Human Services, shall award scholarships to worthy applicants who most closely fit the above established criteria.


The Award:

  • The value and/or number of awards will be determined annually by the selection committee with the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Foundation and will be based upon income available for this purpose.

  • The Foundation Board of Directors will distribute income annually, in such proportions as they deem appropriate, in accordance with established Foundation policies.

  • The scholarship recipient will be announced at the spring Honors and Awards Ceremony.  The award will be credited against the recipient’s next semester's tuition obligation.

  • The principal of the fund will be conserved perpetually.

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