Gladys W. Ihde Education Scholarship
One $500 scholarship is available for the 2015-2016 academic year.
The Gladys W. Ihde (pronounced “eed”) Education Scholarship is awarded to women possessing outstanding qualities of character and scholastic ability who are pursuing careers in education and who have an actual financial need.
Gladys Wilma Ihde attended Oshkosh schools from kindergarten until her graduation from Oshkosh Teacher’s College in 1930 with a Bachelor of Education degree. In 1958 she received a Master of Science degree in Diagnosis and Remediation from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
For 43 1/2 years, Gladys Ihde worked with developmentally disabled, emotionally disturbed and handicapped children. For 32 of those years, she was a teacher of exceptional children in the Oshkosh Area Public Schools. In 1960, she became the first certified school psychologist in the district. Ms. Ihde also taught methods courses and demonstration classes for children with disabilities at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.
The 1968 edition of Who’s Who of American Women listed thirty educational, professional and social organizations to which Gladys Ihde belonged. Although she received many awards and honors in her career, the most important of those awards were affection and gratitude from those individuals whose lives she made happier and more productive.
Applicants for this scholarship must be female students in the College of Education and Human Services at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh who are either:
Full-time undergraduates who have achieved junior or senior status before getting the award, or are part- or full-time graduate students, in education.
Undergraduate students must have satisfied all Admission I requirements (or equivalent) before applying.
Applicants must be pursuing a career in education.
Applicants must possess outstanding qualities of character and scholastic ability.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial need (based upon a personal statement prepared by the applicant).
Applicants must have at least one semester remaining at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh after the semester in which they apply.
Application forms are available in the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh College of Education and Human Services.