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Kenneth W. Morrison Memorial Scholarship

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This scholarship has been established in memory of Kenneth W. Morrison (1939-2010), Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Department of Counselor Education (now Professional Counseling) at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Professor Morrison retired in 2000 after completing 33 years of service at the University.  During his career he served as Professor (1975-2000), Director of the Institute for the Study of Effective Educator Models (1977-1979), Director of Human Service Program (1977-1978) and Assistant Professor in Secondary Education (1967-1974). During his tenure at UW Oshkosh, Professor Morrison made many contributions both in and outside of the classroom including advising, mentoring, recruitment, retention, program planning and development, but most of all through his professional practice and pedagogy. He was also an active scholar.

Professor Morrison found his career as well as his life very fulfilling. He enjoyed writing, reading, playing his guitar, and was also highly involved with youth baseball. He enjoyed the friendships he made with the many students with whom he so thoughtfully engaged. In fact, upon graduation, many students kept in touch with him and continued to think of him as their mentor, still looking to him for his guidance and considerate counsel as they evolved to become teachers, educators, human services providers and counselors.

The intent of this scholarship is to facilitate, deepen and cultivate the recipient’s proficiency and practical competency in preparation for a career in the counseling profession.


1. Applicant must be a current graduate student (full or part-time) majoring in counseling in the Department of Professional Counseling, College of Education and Human Services at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.
2. Applicant must have a cumulative graduate grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.
3. Applicant must have at least one semester of study remaining following the semester in which he or she applies.
4. Applicant must demonstrate, through an application procedure established by the Faculty of the Department of Professional Counseling, potential for becoming an effective counseling professional as evidenced by:

    • a thorough understanding of the counseling process,
    • a celebration of diversity and inclusivity
    • a commitment to advocacy, and
    • a dedication to leadership in the counseling profession.


1 Applications will be available in the Department of Professional Counseling.
2. Selection will be completed by the Faculty of the Department of Professional Counseling. (In the event the conditions shall render it impractical or impossible to fulfill the purposes for which this award has been established, the President of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Foundation in consultation with the donor and/or the Dean of the College of Education and Human Services, shall make the award to worthy applicants who most closely fit the above established criteria.)

The Award

1. Selection shall be completed early enough in spring to include the award in the University's Honors and Awards Ceremony.
2. The scholarship award will be credited to the recipient's next tuition obligation incurred at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.
3. The value and/or number of scholarship awards will be determined annually by the selection committee with the UW Oshkosh Foundation and will be based upon income available for this purpose.
4. The Foundation Board of Directors will distribute income annually, in such proportions as they deem appropriate, in accordance with established Foundation policies.

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