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Ivy Cassidy Foster Scholarship

HISTORY:
Given in honor of  Ivy Cassidy Foster, this scholarship Endowment was established November 2, 1999 by the Mary Ilo Smith Charitable Foundation to provide scholarship assistance to talented and needy students majoring in primary/secondary education.  Ivy Cassidy Foster attended Western in the early 1900's and shared the values, enthusiasm and commitment associated with teacher education.

CRITERIA:

  • Be in the Teacher Education Curriculum.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or better.
  • Completed 30 semester hours.
  • Demonstrate/document financial need.
  • Be sophomore, junior, senior.

TERMS: Up to 6 wards of $600 each awarded annually

SELECTION PROCESS:
The selection of the scholarship recipient will be made by Center for Preparation of Education Professionals Scholarship Committee, Horrabin Hall 91.

Evidence of outstanding potential as a teacher will be considered in awarding the scholarship.  Co-curricular/extra-curricular activities, employment history, and volunteer activities will also be considered.

Financial need will be one of the primary considerations in making the selection.  The selection process will begin on or around April 1, and continue until a qualified candidate is selected.

INQUIRIES SHOULD BE SENT TO:
Scholarship Committee
Center for the Preparation of Education Professionals
Horrabin Hall 91
Western Illinois University
1 University Drive
Macomb, IL 61455
309 298-1438

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: April 1

RENEWABLE? Automatic renewal, recipient must maintain a 3.25 cum GPA and remain in the Teacher Education Curriculum.

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