Ida Blanche Bruner, Verlin K. Johnson Family Scholarship

The Ida Blanche Bruner, Verlin K. Johnson Family Scholarshipwas established by Mr. Johnson in honor of his wife, Ida Blanche Bruner.

Mrs. Blanche Bruner was a 1941 graduate of the Western Illinois Family and Consumer Sciences Department. She earned her master's degree from the University of Illinois. Mrs. Bruner taught child development and family life at the University of Illinois and in North Dakota.

The Ida Blanche Bruner, Verlin K. Johnson Family Scholarship is open to junior, senior, or fifth-year students majoring in Family and Consumer Sciences with an emphasis in Child Development, Family Life, and Gerontology at Western Illinois University.

Attached is the application form for the Ida Blanche Bruner, Verlin K. Johnson Family Scholarship.

Eligibility criteria for the Ida Blanche Bruner, Verlin K. Johnson Family Scholarship requires that the student:

  1. Be a major in Family and Consumer Sciences with an emphasis in Child Development, Family Life, or Gerontology.
  2. Be as a full-time student at Western Illinois University during the scholarship period.
  3. Be junior standing.
  4. Have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above.
  5. Have completed one (1) full year of enrollment at WIU.
  6. Demonstrate dependability, leadership and service.
In addition to completing the application form, the student must submit to the Department Chairperson:
  1. WIU transcript AND, where applicable, transcript(s) from all colleges and/or universities attended.
  2. Two letters of recommendation
This scholarship will be awarded annually. The final selection of the recipient for the Ida Blanche Bruncer, Verlin K. Johnson Family Scholarship will be made by members of the Family and Consumer Sciences Department Scholarship Committee.

All applications for scholarships must be recieved by the Department no later than March 1.

Please send materials to:

Ida Blanche Bruner, Verlin K. Johnson Family Scholarship
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
140 Knoblauch Hall
1 University Circle
Western Illinois University
Macomb, IL 61455
 
 

I, ___________________________________, agree to submit a one-page narrative about myself and get a black and white picture taken at the request of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences if I receive this scholarship.

Signature ___________________________________________

Date _________________
 

Ida Blanche Bruner, Verlin K. Johnson Family Scholarship

Application Form

Name _______________________________________________________________________

Social Security Number ________________________________________________________

Place of Birth ________________________________________________________________

School Address _______________________________________________________________

Telephone __________________________________________________________________

Home Address ________________________________________________________________

Telephone __________________________________________________________________

Parent or Guardian Name _______________________________________________________

Home Address _______________________________________________________________

Telephone __________________________________________________________________

  1. Evidence of Dependability: ______________________________________________________

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  3. Evidence of Leadership: _________________________________________________________

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  5. Evidence of Service: ___________________________________________________________

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  7. Work Experience: List all work experience beginning with the most recent.

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    Company Name Position Hours/Week Date of and Address Held Employment _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________

  9. Do you anticipate working while a full-time student? __________
    1. If so, how many hours per week will you be employed?________
    2. Do you anticipate this employment will be on campus?________
    3. If not, where? _____________________________________________
    4. Why? _______________________________________________________
Have you received any other scholarship, fellowship or grant for the year of application? If so, please indicated below those received. State sponsoring agency or organization. ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________
    Educational Questions
    1. Why did you select an emphasis in Child Development or Family Life and major in Family and Consumer Sciences at Western Illinois University?

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    3. What educational and professional career goals have you selected and how will these contribute to your chosen profession of Child Development or Family Life AND to society?

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    5. Why do you feel you are qualified for and should receive this scholarship? ___________________________________________________________________________________

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