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Scholarship Descriptions

The following scholarships are available through the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Curriculum and Instruction Department. Click on the scholarship name to see the full description.

 

Alice Duren Early Childhood Education Scholarship  

Full-time PK-3 students and have been accepted to Admission I. GPA will be considered but will not be the determining factor for the award. 

 

Beatrice Barlow Lampert and Phillip D. Lampert Scholarship

Full-time undergraduate. Must be accepted into Admission I at the time of application, must demonstrate academic achievement, must show financial need, and preferred applicant will have a major in psychology or geography, however, other applicants will be considered.

 

Bernice and Forrest Derickson Scholarship  

Full-time undergraduate student; applicant must be accepted into the Professional Education Program, pursue a degree in Elementary Education, show financial need, and be either over the age of thirty years or a student who has returned to school after an absence of more than 10 years.

 

Charles J. Lenz Scholarship

Must be officially accepted as teacher education student pursuing coursework prior to student teaching. Primary criterion for selection of this scholarship will be outstanding academic achievement. Special consideration may be given to students with a broad field social science major. Applicants must submit a statement that describes their personal or career goals and explains why they are pursuing a career as a teacher.

 

Clarice Mae Johnson Mandel Education Scholarship

Full-time elementary education students in good academic standing. Applicants must be accepted as candidates into the Professional Education Program in the College of Education and Human Services at the time of application. Applicants must be residents of Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana or Iowa.

 

Donald Leo Netzer Memorial Scholarship

Full-time or part-time/graduate or undergraduate. Undergraduates must have secondary education majors in natural or social science, geography, geology, or biology; or an elementary education major with a minor in elementary science or elementary social science. Graduate students would have an emphasis in one of these areas. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and completed courses in conservation, environmental education and/or ecology. Financial need and extra activities in the community and university will be considered, but will not be the dominant criteria.

 

Dr. Charles Goff Education and Political Science Scholarship

Full- or part-time undergraduate enrolled within the College of Education and Human Services Social Studies Program or within the College of Letters and Science Political Science Program. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must demonstrate, through the application procedure, potential for becoming an effective professional by an understanding of the Education or Political Science Process, and dedication to Leadership in the Education or Political Science Profession. Applicant must have a junior standing and have at least one semester remaining following the semester in which he or she applies.

 

Dr. Michael P. Ford Scholarship  

Full-time or part-time undergraduate student; applicant must be current undergraduate student, majoring in elementary education and accepted into the Professional Education Program. She/he must show potential for being a good educator, be a single parent with physical custody of one or more minor children and have financial need.

 

Edward J. Dempsey and Sadie A. Dempsey Memorial Teaching Scholarship

Full-time second semester juniors in the College of Education and Human Services with a strong desire to continue their education. Must be from a family of four or more children or be a parent. The scholarship will be awarded for the fourth and fifth years of the students' five-year teaching program.

 

Elinor V. Metzen Mathe Scholarship

Full- or part-time graduate student who has served as a middle school or junior high school teacher for at least two years. Must have applied and been accepted into the Graduate School at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in a master's program offered by the College of Education and Human Services. Preference will be given to applicants who have left the teaching profession and have decided to return after a lapse.

 

Eugene and Nancy Winkler Scholarship

Full-time undergraduate student. Applicants must meet one of the following requirements. Preference will be given to students who meet both of these criteria: a declared major in the College of Education and Human Services and/or at least one parent who is or was a teacher (K-12). Applicants must be Wisconsin residents and have earned at least 40 credits and no more than 60 credits at the time of application. (This includes all college-level credits: CLEP, CAPP, retro, transfer, etc.) and must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and involvement and demonstrated leadership in UW Oshkosh extracurricular activities (excluding athletics).

 

Gladys M. Stern Scholarship in Elementary Education

Full- or part-time undergraduate with junior or senior status at the time of the award. Applicants must be an elementary education major and accepted as a candidate into the Professional Education Program. Preference will be given to graduates of Seymour High School, Seymour, WI ; preference will be given to Wisconsin residents and applicant must have financial need as demonstrated by submission of the Financial Aid form used by the University.

 

Gladys W. Ihde Education Scholarship  

Female students in COEHS who are either full-time undergraduate at junior or senior status before getting the award, or full- or part-time graduate students. Applicants must have satisfied all Admission I requirements, pursue a career in education, possess outstanding qualities of character and scholastic ability, demonstrate financial need, have at least one semester remaining at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh after the semester in which they apply.

 

Irene Blanchette Sophomore Achievement Award  

Full-time sophomore student majoring in elementary education and admitted to Admission I or equivalent. There are no applications for this scholarship. Nominations will be made by the College of Education and Human Services faculty and staff only.

 

Jane Ives Albee Scholarship

Full-time or part-time undergraduate elementary education major admitted to Admission I and prior to Admission II . Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and a personal interest in teaching grades 4-6.  Higher GPAs will be treated equally. Financial need will be considered, but will not be the dominant consideration. The award can be renewed for a second year if the student maintains a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

 

Jean Erdman and Thomas J. King Scholarship

Full-time undergraduate enrolled in the Professional Education Program or a part- or full-time graduate student interested in the MSE Curriculum and Instruction Program. Applicant must show promise in a teaching career and demonstrate financial need.

 

Kenneth Allen Mandel Education Scholarship

Full-time undergraduate elementary education major in good academic standing accepted into the Professional Education Program at time of application. Applicants must be residents of Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana or Iowa. 

 

Lanore A. Netzer Scholarship

Full-time or part-time graduate or undergraduate in teacher education. Academic performance and financial need will be considered.

 

Lina Vergara Memorial Scholarship

Full-time undergraduate elementary education major in good academic standing accepted into the Professional Education Program at time of application. Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate involvement in extracurricular, service or volunteer programs. Preference given to applicants known for going above and beyond in welcoming new or shy students and making them feel comfortable in the high school or college environment.

 

Mary Elizabeth Willey

Full-time or part-time undergraduate majoring in secondary science or math education

 

Mary Ellen and Norman Frenzel Scholarship  

Full-time or part-time graduate or undergraduate. Applicants must be nontraditional students enrolled in undergraduate elementary or secondary education programs especially English, art and music majors, or education graduate students involved in a research project or thesis.

 

Mary Jane McDonald Education Scholarship

Full-time undergraduate accepted into the Professional Education Program. Applicants must have financial need as demonstrated by a personal written statement prepared by the applicant, although financial need is not the sole criterion for acceptance; applicant must submit a written statement explaining why he or she has chosen to become an educator.

 

N. Peter and Ruth Nelson Scholarship

Full-time or part-time undergraduate. Must be a secondary education major with junior/senior standing. An overall GPA and Education GPA of 3.5. Recommendation from a Methods instructor and from the academic department.

 

Norman Muehrer Scholarship

Awarded to an undergraduate female student admitted to the elementary education program (K-6) within the College of Education and Human Services. Applicant must be planning or intending to teach K-6, which could include dual licensure in elementary education / special education. Applicant must have at least one semester remaining following the semester in which she applies. GPA of 2.5 or higher.

 

Patricia J. Koll Scholarship Fund

Full- or part-time female graduate student in the College of Education and Human Services. Applicant must have a cumulative grade point of at least 3.5 and must show evidence of leadership.

 

Pattie Ackerman Scholarship

Full-time or part-time undergraduate who has been accepted into the Professional Education Program 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 GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale. Preference will be given to students who are pursuing a major in upper elementary education.

 

Richard Dale Buckley Scholarship

Full-time or part-time undergraduate elementary education major with minor in elementary social science. Minimum GPA of 3.0. Juniors are strongly encouraged to apply. 

 

Sally & Bernie Killoran Scholarship  

Full-time undergraduate in elementary or secondary education. Admitted to Admission I and have financial need. Preference is given to students from Brown County Wisconsin. The award can automatically be renewed for 2 additional years.

 

Sara M. Hughes Scholarship  

Awarded to a declared undergraduate elementary education major who has earned 60 or more credits and who has been accepted for Admissions I. Extracurricular activities (excluding athletic participation) may be considered.

 

Stanley Larson Scholarship

Part-or full-time undergraduate accepted as candidates into the Professional Education Program in COEHS. Applicants must be English majors with plans to teach English at the secondary level. All applicants must have completed Admission II requirements and have earned at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA. Applicants must show financial need by submitting the financial aid form currently used by the University.

 

Stephanie M. Honer and Martin H. Egan Memorial Scholarship  

Full-time or part-time student with a major in the College of Education and Human Services. Must have successfully earned a minimum of 40 credits at the time of application and must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Must demonstrate involvement in community service projects, charitable organizations and/or extracurricular activities directly related to serving others (especially children and adolescents). Financial need will be considered, but will not be the dominant criterion in the selection process.

 

Suzanne Harriet Pearson Landes and James Hazelton Pearson Scholarship

Full-time or part-time graduate or undergraduate. Undergraduates must be English majors and graduates must have earned a bachelor's degree in English either as an education student or as regular English major and undergraduate or graduate must have plans to teach at the secondary level. A minimum GPA of 3.5 is required.

 

Thelma Davis Thompson Scholarship

Awarded to an undergraduate elementary education major who has a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. Applicant must show financial need by submitting the Financial Aid Form currently used by the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

 

 

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