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Jean I. Caudle Graduate Reading Scholarship

Scholarship applications are closed at this time. 


Born in Oshkosh, Jean (Gorr) Caudle attended Oshkosh High School and then pursued a degree in education, completing her studies at UW Oshkosh (then Oshkosh State Teachers College) in 1934. She went on to earn a master’s degree at UW Madison and a doctorate at Boston University in 1955. She returned to UW Oshkosh and taught in her alma mater’s College of Education & Human Services from 1946-1984. Her late husband Frederick also taught at the University. During her career, she represented her profession and her country at many national and international conferences and served as president of the Wisconsin State Reading Association. As scholar, teacher, advisor, benefactor and volunteer, Jean Caudle has made a tremendous impact on the University, the community of Oshkosh, the state and the nation by sharing her energy, vitality and dynamic spirit.


Applicants must be full or part-time graduate students pursuing a master’s degree in reading in the College of Education & Human Services at UW Oshkosh. They must have attained a grade point average of 3.0 on a four-point scale. Evidence of involvement in extracurricular or community activities, as well as demonstration of financial need will be taken into consideration but will not be the dominant criteria in the selection process.


Selection will be completed by the College of Education & Human Services’ Reading Department faculty, in consultation with the UW Oshkosh Foundation. Selection will be made early enough in the Spring semester to allow for inclusion on the recipient’s name in the Honors and Awards Ceremony program at semester’s end.

The Award

The award will be applied to the student’s fall semester tuition.

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