CPEP

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

 

Ralph & Gladys Anderson Scholarship for African Americans (for currently enrolled & transfer students only)

  • African American student.
  • Curriculum & Instruction major pursuing the Elementary Education option at WIU.
  • Completed 60 semester hours in the spring prior to fall award.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA 3.0 (includes transfer GPA for new transfers).

Ralph & Gladys Anderson Scholarship for Elementary Education (for currently enrolled & transfer students only)

  • Curriculum & Instruction major pursuing the Elementary Education option at WIU.
  • Completed 60 semester hours in the spring prior to fall award.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA 3.0 (includes transfer GPA for new transfers).

Ralph & Gladys Anderson Scholarship for Mercer County High School Student (for currently enrolled & transfer students only)

  • Graduate of Mercer County (Illinois) High School.
  • Curriculum & Instruction major pursuing the Elementary Education option at WIU.
  • Completed 60 semester hours by the conclusion of the spring semester prior to the fall award.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA 3.0.

Ralph & Gladys Anderson Scholarship for Rock Island County High School Student (for currently enrolled & transfer students only)

  • Curriculum & Instruction major pursuing the Elementary Education option at WIU.
  • Completed 60 semester hours by the conclusion of the spring semester prior to the fall award.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA 3.0 (includes transfer GPA for new transfers).
  • First preference given to a graduate of Rock Island Illinois High School.
  • Second preference given to a high school graduate from a county surrounding Rock Island High School.

Ralph & Gladys Anderson Scholarship for Sherrard Students (for currently enrolled & transfer students only)

  • First preference to an African American student attending WIU with a 3.0 GPA or better with junior class status majoring in Special Education or Elementary Education who graduated from Sherrard High School,
  • Second preference to any minority student attending WIU with junior class status majoring in Elementary Education or Special Education with a 3.0 GPA or better (includes transfer GPA for new transfers) who graduated from Sherrard High School.
  • Third preference to any student attending WIU with junior class status majoring in Elementary Education or Special Education with a 3.0 GPA or better from Sherrard High School.
  • Fourth preference to any student attending WIU with junior class status majoring in Elementary Education or Special Education with a 3.0 GPA or better from a county surrounding Sherrard High School.

John B. Beaver Scholarship (currently enrolled & transfer students only)

  • 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

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

Wrenn R. & Evelyn Grice Scholarship ($750; subject to change)

  • Incoming high school graduate in the upper 25% of his/her class and have an ACT composite score of 25 or higher, or be currently enrolled having a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must be a resident of Fulton or Knox counties
  • Must plan to teach at the elementary or secondary level
  • Must provide two letters of recommendation, with at least one from a former teacher or current employer
  • Must submit a high school transcript indicating class rank and total ACT (incoming Freshman), or current transcript (current student)

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

 Mary Luman Shortness Scholarship (up to $1,000; currently enrolled and transfer students only)

  • Majoring in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction pursing the Elementary Education option
  • Completed 60 semester hours by the conclusion of the spring semester
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0
  • Demonstrated financial need (the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) may be used to determine financial need)
  • Letters of Reference from two faculty members

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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