College of Education

West Chester University

302 Recitation Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
Call: (610) 436-2321
Fax : (610) 436-3102
Email: kcrouse@wcupa.edu


Standard Scholarship Application

Thank you for your interest in the College of Education’s scholarship application.
Scholarship applications will be accepted beginning Monday, November 17, 2014 until Monday, February 1, 2015.
If you have any questions, please contact Linda Ryan at 610-430-4172.

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Please use this standard application to apply for the scholarships listed below. ALL scholarship applications require: application, unofficial transcripts, and a personal statement. Remember that some scholarships require the submission of additional documents (e.g., letter of recommendation). Be sure to read the guidelines for each scholarship very carefully by clicking the info link located next to the name of each scholarship. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Use only one application to apply for all scholarships for which you would like to be considered.

*Please wait to submit your application until you have all the required documents available to attach with it. You will not be able to go back and attach documents to your application once it is submitted.

College of Education Scholarship Deadline is February 1, 2015.
These scholarships will be awarded for the 2015-16 academic year.

SECTION I: Scholarship Information

Please indicate the scholarship for which you are applying.

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    Carlos Ziegler Scholarship will support a third-year Early & Middle Grades Education major with a minimum GPA of 3.0, has demonstrated leadership and shows potential as a teacher. Application also requires a letter of recommendation from a professor.
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    Leah Gallagher Riddle Scholarship will support a fourth-year student majoring in Early and Middle Grades Education with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who shows the greatest promise of classroom teaching.
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    Charlotte E. King Scholarship will support a student majoring in Early and Middle Grades Education. Recipient is selected by a committee from the Early and Middle Grades Department. Application also requires a letter of recommendation.
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    Margaret Gontar 1932 Scholarship will support a third or fourth-year student majoring in Secondary Education with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference will be given to graduates of Bristol H.S. Application also requires a letter of recommendation.
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    Cherry Memorial Merit Scholarship will support commuting, second-year Education majors with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
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    Marion Peters Irvin 1923 Scholarship will support a second, third or fourth-year student majoring in Education with a commitment to teaching and demonstrated financial need. (FAFSA form must be on file with the Financial Aid Office)
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    Cheryl Hamel School Counselor Memorial Scholarship will support a full or part-time graduate student pursing a Master’s Degree in Elementary or Secondary School Counseling with a minimum, GPA of 3.5. Application also requires a letter of recommendation. (Contact Graduate Business Center, Rm 148, Ste 102)
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    Mary L. Turner Hopkins Scholarship will support a fourth-year student majoring in Special Education.
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    Military Order of the Purple Heart Scholarship will support a non-traditional student majoring in Special Education who intends to become a certified teacher of those with mental and physical disabilities. Application also requires a written statement of career goals.
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    Class of 1928 - Tigani Scholarship will support an undergraduate student with a Reading minor with at least nine credits completed or one semester remaining and a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and a minimum GPA of 3.5 in Reading. Application also requires a letter of recommendation.
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    Norine E. and John F. Murphy ’43 Endowed Educational Scholarship will support an undergraduate student in Education with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who is currently working to pay for some of his/her education and whose ultimate goal is to pursue teaching.
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    Doris Rosencranz Marshall Education Scholarship will support an African American undergraduate Secondary Education student with high academic achievement who is seeking certification as a Secondary Education English teacher.
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    R. Walter Supplee Scholarship will support a third year Early and Middle Grades Education major with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
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    Elva Boyer Chamberlain Scholarship will support an undergraduate student majoring in Education with demonstrated financial need. (FAFSA form must be on file with the Financial Aid Office)
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    Samuel Martin Scholarship will support an Education major with demonstrated financial need with a proven ability for classroom teaching. Application also requires a letter of recommendation from a field experience teacher. (FAFSA form must be on file with the Financial Aid Office).
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    Farilla Elizabeth McKinnon Book Award will support a second-year Early and Middle Grades Education major with a minimum GPA of 3.0. A preference will be given to students of African American descent who are residents of New Jersey.
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    Shirley Walters Memorial Research Scholarship will support a graduate student majoring in Secondary Education, involved in scholarly research with a minimum GPA of 3.25.
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    Janet L. Wallace Education Scholarship will support an Early and Middle Grades Education major or a Counselor Education major, with preference given to students from Lancaster County.
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    Teacher with a Mission Scholarship will provide financial support to an undergraduate, post-baccalaureate or graduate Education student pursuing a career in teaching in an urban setting or in the field of environmental education with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
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    John Gontar 1932 Scholarship will support a third or fourth-year student majoring in Secondary Education with a minimum GPA of 3.0. A preference will be given to a graduate of Morrisville High School, Morrisville, PA. Application also requires a letter of recommendation.
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    Terrie Ozelis Memorial Scholarship will support Early and Middle Grades Education and Special Education dual majors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who demonstrate potential to be an outstanding teacher in the field-based coursework at WCU. Application also requires a letter of recommendation from a field experience teacher.
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    John Holingjak and Kathleen Wheeler Scholarship will support an undergraduate student in the College of Education with demonstrated financial need and/or who is most deserving. (FAFSA form must be on file with the Financial Aid Office)
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    Randilyn Williams Annual Scholarship will support a full-time, second year, female student majoring in Education with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrated financial need who is a resident of New Jersey. (FAFSA form must be on file with the Financial Aid Office).
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    McCarthy Family Scholarship will support a student majoring in Special Education. Application requires an essay explaining how the student plans on using their degree to serve non-verbal special needs students.
Note–Students should only apply for scholarships for which they are eligible.
Scholarship recipients will receive tuition waivers - no checks will be issued.
Are you applying for a renewal of a scholarship?  
Expected graduation date:

SECTION II: Personal Information

Basic Information

First Name:
Last Name:
Middle Initial:
WCU ID:

Permanent Address

Street:
City:
State:
Zip:
Permanent Phone:  –  –
Email:

Campus/Local Address

Street:
City:
State:
Zip:
Local Phone:  –  –
WCU Email:

Academic Information

  
  

If you are a Secondary Education major in the College of Arts & Sciences, specify academic area below.

Number of credits earned at WCU:
Are you a full time student?  
Major:  
Minor:  
Do you have a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal
Student Aid) form on file in the Financial Aid Office,
25 University Ave.?
 
High School Attended:
Ethnicity/Race(optional):  

SECTION III: Activities, Service, and Work experience.

All scholarships also require an unofficial transcript and a personal statement. Please note that some scholarships may require additional documents ( i.e. letter of recommendation). Refer to the list of guidelines by clicking the info link located next to the scholarship name above.

*Please wait to submit your application until you have all the required documents available to attach with it. You will not be able to go back and attach documents to your application once it is submitted.

(Attach extra files using the upload page following the form)

School/Community Activity or Service Description Dates
Work Experience Description Dates

SECTION IV: Agreement