Maurice & Alma Swan Scholarship for English Teacher Educatio

Departments: English Categories: English | Secondary Education
Amount One award of $1,000.
Availability Annually
Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible one must be enrolled in the comprehensive or standard English-teaching major and demonstrate intent to be an English teacher, be student-teaching or preparing to student-teach in a public school, and have an overall GPA of 3.0 or better. Recommendations from teachers and advisers and other information to help determine promise of success as a middle school or secondary public school teacher of English should be considered.

Women students and students with financial need should receive priority.

Application Procedure 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 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 submits a scholarship award form to Financial Aid.
Special Notes This scholarship was established in 2005 in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Swan, parents of the past President of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation, Carole Swan Halberg. The Swan's believed their daughter would be an English teacher and were surprised when she chose a different career path. The scholarship was established in order to attach their names to the teaching profession and demonstrate their high regard for public education.
Thank You The recipient should send a thank you letter to Carole Swan Halberg in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.