Teacher Education Scholarships

 

BRENNECKE/ELKINS, MAGDALENE SCHOLARSHIP


Available to:
Junior standing or above at the end of the term in which he/she applies; must plan to teach at either elementary or secondary level; must be fully admitted to the School of Education; must have a 3.0 GPA in education and overall; must have demonstrated personal characteristics which would predict success as a teacher. Financial need will be considered.

Provided by:
Family and friends of Magdalene Elkins, who was a 1920 graduate and life-long friend of Western State College.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Western State College Education Department.

Application:
Contact the Education Department for application and deadline information. (970) 943-2157 - Crawford Hall 103

 


HANSEN, DR. KENNETH H. MEMORIAL EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP


Available to:
Must be a full-time student with a GPA of 3.0 or greater and a non-traditional student as defined by the WIT Program (either starting or resuming their education). Should be studying in WSC Education Program in order to become a teacher. Must demonstrate appropriate abilities, skills and promise as observed by WSC Education Faculty. Preference shall be given to students with financial need.

Provided by:
Mary Alice Hansen and her family to celebrate the memory of her late husband Kenneth.

Amount:
Depending on funds available.

Selected by:
Education Faculty.

Application:
Contact the Education Department for application and deadline information. (970) 943-2157 - Crawford Hall 103

 


KNIGHT, SOPHIE HAMRICK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP


Available to:
Western students who have established financial need and a positive attitude; must demonstrate interest and potential in becoming a teacher. Preference will be given to freshmen, but open to students in all classes and to high school graduates who may not be eligible for other scholarships awarded to top 5% of graduating class.

Provided by:
Her son, V. Robert Kerr, to perpetuate the memory of Sophie Simpson Knight, an outstanding example of academic achievement, citizenship, and an exemplar of courage and dedication in the pursuit of education and knowledge. Mrs. Knight's association with Western began in 1944 and continued for more than 20 years, graduating with an A.B. and a Life Certificate in 1957 at the age of 64.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Western State College Education Department.

Application:
Contact the Education Department for application and deadline information. (970) 943-2157 - Crawford Hall 103


 

NYLUND, JENNIE & FRITZ MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Available to:
Graduates of Nucla High School attending Western State College full time who intend to pursue a career in teaching. Maintain academic eligibility with a GPA of 3.0 or greater. If no candidate from Nucla High applies, any education major is eligible.
 
Provided by:
Jennie and Fritz's daughter, Betty Nylund Gibbs and her husband, Verner.
 
Amount:
Award depends on funds available.
 
Selected by:
Western State College Scholarship Committee (Director of Financial Aid).
 
Application:
Contact the Education Department for application and deadline information. (970) 943-2157 - Crawford Hall 103
 

RANDALL, EDWIN H. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP


Available to:
Seniors at Western State College who are active members of intercollegiate sports teams, who plan to teach. Must demonstrate superior academic performance; must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0. Must exhibit, in the classroom and in the athletic arena, outstanding character and leadership abilities.

Provided by:
Established to honor the memory of WSC Professor, Ed "Doc" Randall. Dr. Randall placed great value in both academics and athletics. This award was conceived to reward a student-athlete who has made admirable progress in teaching or coaching fields.

Amount:
$500 per academic year.

Selected by:
Western State College Scholarship Committee (VP Public and Student Affairs).

Application:
Each head coach of an intercollegiate sport may nominate one athlete from his/her team by March 29th.


REID, PAUL AND DOROTHY SCHOLARSHIP IN TEACHER EDUCATION

Available to:
Must be a full-time Junior or Senior at Western State College; fully admitted to the Teacher Education Program at the time of selection as recipient. Must be an active participant in a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference sport and have a 3.0 GPA in the major area of study for a licensure as a teacher.
 
Provided by:
Paul and Dorothy Reid.
 
Amount:
Award depends on funds available.
 
Selected by:
Western State College 's Teacher Education and Athletic Departments.
 
Application:
Contact the Education Department for application and deadline information. (970) 943-2157 - Crawford Hall 103
 

ROUSE, ROBERTA M. SCHOLARSHIP


Available to:
Colorado residents. Must be a full-time student in good academic standing; must be planning a career in elementary education; demonstrated academic performance and financial need. Preference is given to students returning to college to continue their education.

Provided by:
Her children to honor their mother. Roberta Rouse met her husband, Fred, while they were attending Western State College. Following WW II, they returned to Western where Roberta supported her husband as he completed his education and began his career as an educator. After the birth of their last of nine children, Roberta returned to complete her BA and MA degrees in elementary education. Seven of their children also attended Western State College and five of the children became school teachers.

Amount:
Award depends on available funds (approximately $500).

Selected by:
Western State College Education Department.

Application:
Contact the Education Department for application and deadline information. (970) 943-2157 - Crawford Hall 103


TREDWAY, DAN MEMORIAL EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP

Available to:
Colorado residents with preference given to Western Slope. Must be a full-time senior, obtaining an Education Licensure. Must demonstrate financial need and maintain a 3.0 GPA. Must be a motivated individual and high achiever.
 
Provided by:
The family of Dan Tredway.
 
Amount:
Award depends on funds available.
 
Selected by:
The Western State Education Department in cooperation with the WSC Director of Financial Aid.
 
Application:
Contact the Education Department for application and deadline information. (970) 943-2157 - Crawford Hall 103

 



ZUGELDER, ANN AWARD FUND


Available to:
Men and women students at Western State College pursuing certification in elementary education; must be a full-time sophomore or junior at time of selection, or junior or senior at time award is given; must have a 3.5 GPA or higher. Must exhibit high standards of scholarship, leadership and citizenship and above average communicative skills.

Provided by:
Ann Zugelder, one of Gunnison's most distinguished citizens. She was an elementary school teacher for more than 30 years, maintaining her interest and support of elementary education after her retirement in 1967.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Western State College Education Department.

Application:
Contact the Education Department for application and deadline information. (970) 943-2157 - Crawford Hall 103