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Sara M. Hughes Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship applications are closed at this time.

Established in 1996 in memory of Sara M. (Cartwright) Hughes. Mrs. Hughes graduated with honors in 1948 with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education. She taught for a time at the Campus School after graduation. She earned a master's degree at UW-Madison.

In her early career she taught in one-room rural schools in Wisconsin, and also in elementary schools. She was an elementary principal in two schools, and was an acting instructor in education at UW-Madison. In 1958, she was selected as the outstanding elementary teacher of the year for the state of Wisconsin, by the Wisconsin State Chamber of Commerce and the School of Education, UW-Madison.


  • This scholarship is awarded to a declared elementary education major at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh who has earned 60 or more credits.

  • Applicants must be accepted into the Professional Education Program through Admissions I (or equivalent). Overall grade point average can be a consideration.

  • Applicants may be full-time or part-time students.

  • Applicants must submit a one- to two-page typed statement explaining why they are entering the field of elementary teaching, and any special personal or career goals they may have.

  • Other contributions to the University such as (but not exclusively) student committees, debating, music ensembles or government shall be considered in the selection process. (Participation in athletics cannot be considered in the selection process, based on NCAA Division III guidelines).



  • Applications for this scholarship can be obtained from the Curriculum and Instruction Department, College of Education and Human Services.

  • Final selection will be made by a committee named by the Dean of the College of Education and Human Services.


The Award:

  • The value and/or number of scholarships will be determined annually by the committee with the UW Oshkosh Foundation and will be based upon income available for this purpose.

  • Half of the award will be held at the Cashier’s Office each semester for payment against that semester’s tuition.

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