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Stephanie M. Honer and Martin H. Egan Memorial Scholarship

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Stephanie Honer of Plain, Wisconsin, was an active high school student; she managed volleyball for several years, participated in forensics and drama, taught a preschool Sunday School class and worked at a grocery store. During her senior year of high school, Stephanie was involved in a counseling program for students. She continued her outreach activities at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, where she pursued a double major in secondary education and Spanish. Stephanie worked as a community adviser in Fletcher Hall and was involved in the orientation program for new students. She worked with children in the Big Brothers and Sisters program, and planned to become a guidance counselor for high school or college students.

Martin Egan of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, graduated from St. Mary’s Springs High School, where he was a member of the tennis team. He was very active in Big Brothers and Sisters and was first matched with his little brother during his senior year of high school. Marty was a volunteer at the Christine Ann Center, a domestic abuse shelter, where he worked with children’s groups. He served as a community adviser for a year at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, and received the University’s Sister Irene Kohne Scholarship twice, in recognition of his community service activities. Since the eighth grade, Marty professed his desire to become a teacher and had volunteered his time in this area, working with learning disabled and struggling students and helping with special projects.

Stephanie and Marty were engaged to be married in July 1998, but they lost their lives in a tragic house fire on New Year’s Day 1997. Through the actions of family, friends, fellow students and community members, this scholarship fund was established to honor their memory and encourage future students to selflessly reach out to others as Marty and Stephanie had.


  • Applicants must demonstrate involvement in community service projects, charitable organizations and/or extracurricular activities directly related to serving others (especially children and adolescents). Applicants must describe their community and/or University service, including dates, estimated number of hours per week and nature of involvement. (Participation in athletics cannot be considered in the selection process, based on NCAA Division III guidelines.)

  • Applicants must submit two typed letters of reference, one from a faculty or staff member and another from an organization (on- or off-campus) for which the student completed volunteer work.

  • Applicants must submit a statement describing their educational, personal and career goals, as well as their need for financial support to continue their education.

  • Applicants must be full-time or part-time students at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh with a major in the College of Education and Human Services.

  • Applicants must have successfully earned a minimum of 40 credits at the time of application.

  • Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 (on a four-point scale).

  • Financial need will be considered, but will not be the dominant criterion in the selection process.



  • 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.

  • The award will be held at the Cashier’s Office for payment against the fall semester’s tuition.

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