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Posted by Kara Mendes on January 24, 2011 at 1:14 PM

EDUCATION AWARDS:

EDUCATION HONOR SOCIETY

The Education Honor Society recognizes education majors who exhibit the highest standards of the teaching professional and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 during their second semester as a junior. Recipients must also be active members of the Education Club where they show involvement in community service projects and serve in leadership roles.

MISS RUMPHIUS AWARD

The Miss Rumphius Award for Outreach into the Community is given to an education student who best exemplifies Miss Rumphius in the children’s book by Barbara Cooney. The recipient must have gone beyond the usual scope of service to the community and made a real commitment and difference to a particular segment of the Danbury population. The plaque is awarded annually to the education student who has served the community best. There is not monetary attachment to the award. It is a humanitarian award.

DELTA KAPPA SOCIETY FLORA LISTERER AWARD

The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is a professional honorary society of women educators. The Society promotes professional and personal growth of its members and excellence in education. Each year the local chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma awards a scholarship to an outstanding student at WCSU in the name of Flora Listerer, a Connecticut Educator.

STEPHEN K. LOVETT EDUCATION AWARDS

These academic achievement awards honor Dr. Stephen K. Lovett, chairman of the Education Department from 1963 to 1979 and President of the WestConn chapter of Phi Delta Kappa. They are presented annually to two senior education majors: one earning the highest quality point average in elementary education, and one earning the highest quality point average in secondary education.

MARIE C. WASER MEMORIAL EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP

This award is given to an undergraduate student demonstrating academic excellence and leadership qualities in teacher education.

 

EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS:

Colleen Stewart Memorial Scholarship

Department: Education

Description: This scholarship was established in 2006 by Dr. Albert Stewart in memory of his wife, Colleen. It is to be used for scholarships to education majors who might need assistance when unexpected set backs arise that might prevent them from continuing their education at WestConn.

Gino Tino Memorial Scholarship

Department: Education

Description: This scholarship was established in 2009 in memory of Guido Tino. Recipients should be an education major and exihibit financial need.

Mary Edgett Endowed Scholarship

Department: Education

Description: This scholarship was established in 2008 and celebrates the life and career achievements of Mary Edgett, WestConn's oldest living alumna. This scholarship is awarded annually to a full time undergraduate student entering their junior or senior year and majoring in education. Eligible students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and have completed a minimum of 60 undergraduate credits towards a degree from WestConn. Recipients should intend to pursue a career in teaching upon graduation.

Robert Schappert Scholarship

Department: Music Education

Description: The Robert Schappert Scholarship was established in 2006 and is awarded to a music education major who will graduate this coming May. Special consideration for this need-based scholarship will be given to full time students from a working-class family with a strong GPA.

Union Savings Bank/Thomas R. Nolan Scholarship

Department: Education

Description: This scholarship was established in 2000 on the occasion of Thomas R. Nolan's retirement as chairman of the Board of Trustees at Union Savings Bank. The award may be granted to a full-time junior or senior majoring in secondary education with a concentration in English writing. Applicants should intend to pursue a career in teaching upon graduation and demonstrate a proficiency in writing. The scholarship will be presented at least every other year, with the award amount to be determined annually. A committee of education faculty and English chair will recommend a recipient.

Union Savings Bank - Sturdevant Family Scholarship

Department: Education

Description: This scholarship was established in 2004 by Union Savings Bank to honor the Sturdevant family. Scholarships are to be awarded to students entering their junior or senior year who are pursuing a career in teaching mathematics, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and exhibit financial need.

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