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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

Ralph & Gladys Anderson Scholarship for African Americans (for currently enrolled & transfer studnets 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 studnets 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.

 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

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)

Contact: Curriculum & Instruction Department, Horrabin Hall 69

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