Amy and Murray Snodgrass Scholarship

Departments: Education Studies Categories: Education

One award of $5,000 is currently available.

If a GPA of 3.00 is maintained, this scholarship is available to be renewed for two additional years.

Availability Annually
Eligibility Criteria To be eligible for this scholarship, the recipient must meet the following criteria:
  • Elementary education major with an interest in teaching in the first four grades of elementary school
  • Must be in their junior year
  • GPA of 3.00 or higher
  • All things equal, preference may be given to a student with financial need
  • If a tie-breaker is needed, a student displaying leadership qualities should get the highest consideration
Application Procedure

Go to the Gold for Blugolds Scholarship Network. Complete the Teacher Education Scholarship Application.

Selection Procedure The Education Scholarship Committee will select the recipient of the scholarship based upon the criteria above.
Selection Deadline On or about April 1.
Notification The office of the associate dean of Education and Human Sciences will notify the recipient by letter. The recipient will be invited to participate in the College of Education and Human Sciences awards ceremony each spring.
Special Notes

This fund was established to recognize Amy Snodgrass's long career in elementary education. Amy had a true passion for reading and teaching children.

Amy started out her pursuits of a higher education when she received a two-year teacher's certificate at age 17 at Eau Claire State Teacher's College (now known as UW-Eau Claire). After teaching for several years, she went back to the Teacher's College to complete her 4-year degree. She also completed a degree in social work from Boston University and received a master's degree in teaching from the University of Colorado.

She taught in the American School in Germany while serving her country in the Air Force. It was after her time in the service that she moved to Berkeley, CA to teach 4th grade and focus on remedial reading. She was inspiring for children who needed remedial work on their reading skills and taught children to love to read.

When she and her husband moved to Paradise, CA in their retirement, she continued that passion by not only reading to neighborhood children, but actually teaching some of them to read. Amy spent time in Norway as an adult. She grew up in a bi-lingual home. Her husband Murray is her biggest fan. He said she not only taught children to love to read but was an inspiration for him, teaching him this same love of reading.

Thank You The recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Murray and Amy Snodgrass and send it in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation office.