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Gladys M. Stern Scholarship in Elementary Education

Scholarship applications are closed at this time.

This scholarship in elementary education honors the memory of Gladys M. Stern, who taught elementary to three generations of children over her 42 years of teaching in Seymour, WI. She received her B.S. in elementary education from the Wisconsin State College at Oshkosh in 1961, and devoted her life to education and community service. As a member and leader of church, service and local community organizations, she provided enthusiastic and long-term leadership to her community. She was honored in 1983 as Seymour’s Outstanding Citizen, and in 1990 she was recognized by AARP for “Outstanding Service to the Community,” and received special commendation as one of Wisconsin’s “Ten Most Admired Senior Citizens.”

This scholarship is established by her family, her nieces and nephews, in memory of a truly remarkable woman who loved young people, learning, travel, and her community. Always enthusiastic, undaunted by illness and adversity, she is a great role model for young people and teachers everywhere.


  • Applicant must be a current undergraduate (full or part-time) student at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and have achieved junior or senior status at the time of the award.

  • Applicant must be an elementary education major and be accepted as a candidate into the Professional Education Program in the College of Education and Human Services at the time of application.

  • Preference will be given to graduates of Seymour High School, Seymour, WI.

  • Preference will be given to Wisconsin residents.

  • Applicant must have financial need as demonstrated by submission of the Financial Aid form used by the University.



  • Applications for this scholarship can be obtained from the Curriculum and Instruction Department, College of Education and Human Services.

  • Selection will be complete by the College of Education and Human Services in consultation with the UW Oshkosh Foundation.

  • Previous recipients may reapply for the scholarship.


The Award:

  • The scholarship award shall be credited to the recipient’s next tuition obligation incurred at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

  • Selection will be completed early enough in spring to include the scholarship in the University Honors and Award Ceremony.

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