CPEP

C and I Scholarships for currently enrolled students

John B. Beaver Scholarship

  • Junior status
  • Majoring in Elementary Education or Early Childhood Education
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA overall
  • Minimum 3.75 GPA in the major
  • Financial can be a consideration in awarding the scholarship. 
  • Evidence of involvement in education related professional activities such as tutoring, work with youth group~ membership and participation in education related professional organizations, and participation in education related workshops, especially leadership roles will be considered in awarding the scholarship. 
  • Additional consideration may be given to the student that has indicated an interest in or strong record in science. Courses taken in science and an interest in teaching elementary science, although not a major criterion should be considered in the final selection of the scholarship recipient

Nancy A. Brown Scholarship (up to $1,000)

  • be a WIU Elementary Education Major
  • completed 60 s.h. by conclusion of the spring semester
  • minimum 3.00 G.P.A.
  • preference will be given to applicants who can document community service

Albert & Dorothy Burgard Scholarship 

  • be a WIU Elementary Education Major
  • be admitted to the Teacher Education Program (TEP)
  • minimum 2.75 G.P.A.
  • preference will be given to applicants who are a resident of Hancock or McDonough County
  • Students must write an essay on the "characteristics of the teachers that influenced you to become a teacher"

Anna Marie Gruber Scholarship (amount varies)

  • be a WIU Elementary Education junior or senior
  • minimum 3.00 G.P.A.
  • have at least two semesters remaining before graduation
  • demonstrate potential as a teacher
  • demonstrate financial need

Ida Blanch Bruner/Verlin K. Johnson Scholarship (up to $350)

  • be a WIU Early Childhood major
  • be classified as a full-time student during scholarship period
  • hold an academic class rank of junior
  • provide evidence of demonstrated dependability, leadership and service
  • minimum 2.8 G.P.A.
  • completed at least one full-year at WIU

Mary Luman Shortness Scholarship (up to $1000)

  • majoring in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at WIU and pursing the Elementary Education option
  • completed 60 semester hours by the conclusion of the spring semester
  • have a minimum grade point average of 3.0
  • demonstrated financial need (FAFSA may be used to determine financial need)
  • letters of reference from two faculty members

John and Ivabell Means Scholarship (up to $1,000)

  • be a WIU Elementary Education junior or senior
  • minimum 3.50 G.P.A.

Katharine T. Thompson Scholarship (up to $1,500)

  • be a WIU Elementary Education junior or senior
  • minimum 3.00 G.P.A.
  • demonstrate potential as a teacher
  • demonstrate financial need

Thomas G. Oakson Memorial ($1,000)

  • GPA: 2.75 overall and 3.0 major
  • From Lake or Macon Counties in Illinois
  • Be a sophomore, junior, or senior Elementary Education major
  • Write an essay explaining why he/she wants to be a teacher and how the scholarship will help with his/her education
  • Include three (3) letters of recommendation for the scholarship with application
  • Renewable

 

 

Contact Curriculum & Instruction Department, Horrabin Hall 69

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