John W. Morris Scholarship

Departments: English Categories: English
Amount One award of $3,000.
Availability Annually
Eligibility Criteria

Eligible students must be enrolled in any of the English major programs except teaching, have junior standing as defined by the University, and 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 and beyond.

Beyond these objective criteria, the English department may consider recommendations from teachers and advisers and whatever other information it considers appropriate to help it determine promise of success as a graduate with an undergraduate degree in English.

Application Procedure Application forms are available in the English department. 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 scholarship criteria and the strength of the application.
Selection Deadline Approximately April 1.
Notification Notification to the recipient will be made by the Scholarship Committee. The recipient will be formally honored during the annual English Festival Awards Ceremony. The department should submit a scholarship award form to Financial Aid.
Special Notes

John W. Morris was an academic renaissance man, with undergraduate degrees in naval science and mathematics along with his graduate degrees in English. An inspiring teacher and skilled administrator at UW-Eau Claire for thirty-two years, he instilled in students his own love of learning along with his delight in language and literature.

Firmly committed to the idea of service to his professions, he was influential in the early growth of the Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English and directly involved in the development of new University programs in a wide range of disciplines, from nursing and environmental public health to study abroad, computer science, and philosophy and religious studies. This scholarship supports his commitment to liberal education.

Thank You The recipient is encouraged to write a thank you note to Greg Morris, the son of John Morris, and send it in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.