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C & I Scholarships for freshmen, transfers and currently enrolled students

Helen L. Buckley Scholarship (up to $1,000)

  • freshman or sophomore WIU Elementary Education major
  • minimum 3.60 G.P.A.
  • rank in top 10% of graduating class
  • preference will be given to applicants from Bureau County

Jessie Ferne Routh Grice Scholarship (up to $350)

  • plan to teach at elementary level
  • if freshmen, be in upper 25% of class with minimum ACT of 25
  • if transfer, minimum 3.00 G.P.A.
  • be enrolled for minimum 12 semester hours

Carol J. Grice Major Scholarship (up to $300)

  • plan to teach at elementary level
  • if freshmen, be in upper 25% of class with minimum ACT of 25
  • if transfer, minimum 3.00 G.P.A.
  • be enrolled for minimum 6 semester hours

Leanne L. Grice Porch Scholarship (up to $300)

  • plan to teach at elementary level
  • if freshmen, be in upper 25% of class with minimum ACT of 25
  • if transfer, minimum 2.50 G.P.A.
  • be enrolled for minimum 12 semester hours

Mary L. Hinman Memorial Scholarship ($1,000; currently enrolled & transfer students only)

  • Be a sophomore, junior or senior
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • major in Elementary education
  • Write an essay explaining why he/she wants to be a teacher and how the scholarship will help his/her education
  • include three (3) letters of recommendation for the scholarship with application

 Thomas G. Oakson Memorial ($1,000; currently enrolled and transfer students only)

  • 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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