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Pattie Ackerman Scholarship

One $300 scholarship is available for the 2014-2015 academic year. 


Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Pattie (Coyne) Ackerman attended Holy Name High School and then pursued a degree in elementary education from Ohio University (1975). She went on to earn a master’s degree in reading supervision from Ohio University in 1980. Pattie taught at the elementary, middle school and university levels throughout her professional career. Her life’s focus was on her own children and students, and she taught them to believe that they could be successful in the classroom as well as life.



  • Applicants must be current students (full- or part-time) who have been accepted as candidates into the Professional Education Program in the College of Education and Human Services at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh at the time of application.

  • Applicants must have at least one semester remaining after the semester in which they apply.

  • Applicants must have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above (on a four-point scale).

  • Applicants must submit a 1-2 page personal statement describing their participation in activities that show evidence of leadership (excluding athletics).

  • Preference will be given to students who are pursuing a major in upper elementary education.



  • Applications will be available from the UW Oshkosh College of Education and Human Services.

  • Selection will be completed by the College of Education and Human Services.

  • In the event the conditions in the future shall render impractical or impossible to fulfill the purposes for which this scholarship 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 award the scholarship to worthy applicants who most closely fit the above established criteria.


The Award:

  • Selection shall be completed early enough in spring to include the scholarship in the University’s Honors and Awards Ceremony.

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

  • 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.

  • 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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