Bruce and Marlene Jannusch Global Awareness Fund

Departments: Philosophy and Religious Studies Categories: Philosophy | Religious Studies | Study Abroad
Amount One award of $500.
Availability Available
Eligibility Criteria

This fund will be used to provide scholarships or study grants to majors and minors in the department of philosophy and religious studies to help them achieve a goal to travel abroad. Recipients need not be participating in the university's formal study abroad program. Rather, these funds may be awarded to students who submit proposals for travel and study.

Priority for selection shall include the fervent desire to travel and use those experiences to further academic pursuits or professional plans and academic excellence as current students. The intent of this award is for the recipient to plan his/her trip abroad with the determination and desire to absorb and gain the fullest benefit possible from that particular international experience.

Applicants may be allowed up to six months following graduation to submit to the Foundation their request for funds.

Application Procedure

To apply for this award, student must submit an application of no more than two double-spaced pages. The application should include a description of:

1.) How the award shall be used to support their international travel

2.) How the award will enhance further academic studies and/or career plans

3.) Specific financial needs

4.) Extracurricular activities, previous awards, recognitions, scholarships, etc.

Applications should be submitted to the department of philosophy and religious studies office. An incomplete application will not be considered.

Application Deadline First Monday in April.
Selection Deadline Before the end of spring semester.
Notification The chair of the department of philosophy and religious studies will send a notification letter to the recipient. The recipient is expected to attend a spring semester event (reception or dinner to be determined by the department) at which time an award certificate will be presented by Dr. Marlene R. Jannusch (if available). The program will be outlined in the award letter.
Special Notes

This fund was established in memory of Dr. Bruce Jannusch, professor emeritus of philosophy and religious studies, who died February 11, 2010. Bruce retired from UW-Eau Claire in 1997 after 29 years of teaching in the department and serving as department chair for six years.

Marlene was a faculty member at Mount Scenario College in Ladysmith, WI, for 28 years and chaired the department of teacher education for eight. She also sat on the MSC Board of Trustees. Marlene's original commentaries aired on Wisconsin Public Radio for 10 years. She has published two books and authored numerous professional articles and social commentaries.

Thank You The recipient is expected to send a thank you letter that includes information about their international travel plans to Dr. Marlene Jannusch in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.