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Norman Muehrer Scholarship

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Norman was a native of Oshkosh, Wisconsin born on April 2, 1920. He attended Trinity Lutheran School from kindergarten through 8th grade. He graduated from Oshkosh High School in 1938. He fought in World War II. After the war in 1947 he graduated from UW-Madison with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. Norman worked for Northern Indiana Public Services Company in Hammond, Indiana for 35 years as a substation engineer supervisor managing construction crews and projects. He retired to Knox, Indiana in 1996 and passed away on November 7, 2006. Norman’s wife Patricia graduated from UW Oshkosh as an elementary education teacher.

This award is intended to stimulate and promote the development and professionalism of students preparing to become elementary education teachers.



  1. Applicant must be a female student admitted to the Elementary Education Program (K-6) within the College of Education and Human Services at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

  2. Applicant must be planning or intending to teach K-6, which could include dual licensure in elementary education / special education.

  3. Applicant must have at least one semester remaining following the semester in which she applies.

  4. Applicant must, through an application procedure established by the faculty of the Curriculum and Instruction Department:

    1. demonstrate an understanding of becoming an elementary education teacher and

    2. evidence a commitment to the teaching profession at the elementary school level



  1. Applications will be available in the Curriculum and Instruction Department and open to elementary and dual elementary students.

  2. Selection will be completed by the Elementary Education faculty within the department of Curriculum and Instruction department. 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 Dean of the College of Education and Human Services, shall make the award to worthy applicants who most closely fit the above established criteria. Notices of the award and its recipient shall be sent by the Foundation annually to the donor or designated family member.

The Award:

  1. Selection shall be completed early enough in the spring semester 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.


Donor Statement:

It is my desire to reinvest half of all annual interest earnings back into the account to help grow the account and keep it active for many years to come. I am aware that returning half of the earnings might reduce the number of awards available from year to year.

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