Elizabeth G. Morris Scholarship

Departments: English Categories: Education | English
Amount One award of $2,500.
Availability Annually
Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible, a student must be enrolled in the comprehensive or standard English-teaching major, demonstrate an intent to be an English teacher, have senior standing as defined by the University, and have an overall GPA of 3.5 or better.

Among the students meeting the above criteria, preference will be given to those students who demonstrate a broad range of interests in English. Beyond these objective criteria, the English department may consider recommendations from teachers and advisors and whatever other information it considers appropriate in determining promise of success as a middle school or secondary school teacher of English.

Application Procedure Application forms are available in the English department office. Applicants must submit a letter of application, a current transcript, and a resume along with the names of two UW-Eau Claire English professors who can speak to their qualifications for this scholarship.
Application Deadline March 1.
Selection Procedure The department Scholarship Committee will select the recipient based on the criteria and strength of the application.
Selection Deadline Approximately April 1.
Notification Notification to the recipient will be made by the department Scholarship Committee. The recipient will be formally honored during the annual English Festival Awards Ceremony. The department submits a scholarship award form to Financial Aid.
Special Notes

Elizabeth Morris loved the English language-its word, grammar, and structure every bit as much as its power to paint pictures, tell stories, and communicate ideas. A devoted teacher and scholar herself, she believed that one of the most important challenges the University faced was not just to train teachers but to educate them in the disciplines they would be taking out into the schools of Wisconsin. In particular she wanted to know that those who taught the language she loved shared both her passion and her expertise. It was to that end she directed her efforts for twenty-four years in the UW-Eau Claire department of English. This scholarship is intended to continue her work.

Thank You The recipient should write a letter of thanks addressed to Greg Morris and send it in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.