Candice E. Tylke Memorial Scholarship
Applications are due April 1, 2013. Recipients and other applicants will be notified by May 1, 2013.
This scholarship was established in 2008 in memory of Candice E. Tylke, a UW Oshkosh alumna who graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in biology in 1994. Candice was a veteran firefighter and paramedic in Beloit, Wis. and had experience as a flight paramedic as well.
She was the first female firefighter graduate from Madison Area Technical College and continued to be a positive example for all throughout her life. She was a long time member of the International Association of Fire Fighters and the International Association of Flight Paramedics. She died July 26, 2008 at the age of 42.
- Applicants must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Applied Studies Fire and Emergency Response Management program at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh for a least one semester and maintain at least a 2.75 grade point average. Those applicants with prior experience in the fire science/paramedic service will be given preference. During the semesters they receive the awards, the recipient must be enrolled in at least six credits.
- First priority will be given to female applicants; second priority will be given to fire science graduates of the Madison Area Technical College, and third priority employees of Beloit, Wisconsin or St. Francis, Wisconsin fire departments.
- Applicants will submit an essay explaining why they are qualified for the award, including leadership skills/abilities, community service activities in the community/department, and their career goals.
- Priority will be given to applicants from volunteer, combination departments, and then career fire/paramedic departments who make less than $40,000/year. Please include a statement of need in your essay.
- Applications are available in the UW Oshkosh Division of Lifelong Learning and Community Engagement office, Dempsey 111. You can also submit an online form or download the application here.
- UW Oshkosh staff members of will review the applications and select the award recipient.
- The scholarship will be $1500, with $750 credited to the recipient’s tuition obligation incurred at UW Oshkosh for each of the following two semesters.
- Recipients must be enrolled in at least six credits per semester at the time they receive the award.
- Recipients are eligible to reapply for the award for a maximum of $3000.
- Students will apply during the spring semester, with award payout beginning in the subsequent fall semester. The award is split in fall and spring (i.e. apply in spring 2013, awarded fall 2013 and spring 2013, etc.)