Gloria J. Hochstein English Opportunity Fund

Departments: English Categories: English
Amount One award of $400.
Availability Annually
Eligibility Criteria

This scholarship is meant to recognize and encourage English majors and minors who show great promise. To be eligible, the applicant must be an active member of the Theta Zeta chapter of Sigma Tau Delta. Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to apply for membership in the international Sigma Tau Delta organization.

This scholarship provides an incentive to take advantage of value-added educational experiences, and helps those with limited financial resources who may not be able to participate in extra-curricular activities under normal circumstances. The scholarship encourages students in developing their leadership in English-related activities in addition to their classroom experiences. Some examples of qualifying activities include, but are not limited to: providing leadership for Sigma Tau Delta activities or the English Festival, developing outreach programs to inspire young students to hone their writing and reading skills, engaging in undergraduate research experiences that will enhance classroom experiences, supporting research and writing leading to publication, and helping students attend professional conferences to present papers and creative works.

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 A committee of current and emeriti English faculty shall review proposals and select recipients. Grants would depend upon available funds, the number and quality of applicants, and the scope of proposed projects.
Selection Deadline Approximately April 1.
Notification Recipients are notified by letter from the chair department. The award will be made available to the recipient through his/her account with the business office, and will be deposited into the recipient's account toward the end of the semester in which it is awarded.
Special Notes This endowed fund was established in 2007 by Gloria Hochstein, assistant professor of English, in celebration of 30 years of teaching at UW-Eau Claire.
Thank You

Thank you notes should be sent to Gloria Hochstein in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

In addition to the traditional thank you letter, the donor requests that the recipient send a letter upon completion of their project. This letter should explain what the recipient did with the grant. Send the letter in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.