Scholarships

Bridge Scholarship

The Bridge Scholarship is available to students who completed one of the Literacy Education Certificates.

Programs and are newly-admitted students in the Literacy Education MA. Currently, Literacy Education Certificate Programs include the following:

  • Early Literacy Certificate
  • Developing Literacy & Language for Diverse Learners Certificate
  • Applied Literacy for Family & Community Helping Professionals Certificate (Literacy Education & HDFR)

HOW TO APPLY? 

Prepare a Cover Page:  Your name, address, phone, email; Literacy Education certificate program completed (and delivery location or format); current MA program (e.g. Reading/Endorsement, grades K-12; or English Education).

Submit a Letter to the Literacy Education Faculty. In a one to two-page letter and elaborate on the following:

  • what you have done in literacy teaching, what you hope to do in the future related to curriculum and/or assessment work so far
  • who are the students you support in the area of why you want the scholarship
  • how the scholarship will help you.
This scholarship is not in ScholarLynx.

Literacy Teaching Scholarship

The Literacy Teaching Scholarship is available to newly-admitted students in the Literacy Education MA.

HOW TO APPLY?

Prepare a Cover Page: Your name, address, phone, email; current MA program (e.g. Reading/Endorsement, grades K-12; or English Education).

Submit a Letter to the Literacy Education Faculty. In a one to two-page letter and elaborate on the following:

  • what you have done in literacy teaching, what you hope to do in the future related to curriculum and/or assessment work so far
  • who are the students you support in the area of why you want the scholarship
  • how the scholarship will help you.

This scholarship is not in ScholarLynx.

 

Phil Loney and Pat Wiser Scholarship Fund

Scholarship Criteria: Undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education students are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to students preparing for a career in K-12 English Education (writing, literature, reading, language arts, and related fields). If there are insufficient numbers of highly-qualified English Education applicants, preference will be given to highly-qualified students preparing for a career in Elementary Education.

Applicants must submit a special essay that addresses their passion for teaching and their career goals. Preference will be given to students planning to serve under-served student populations, including either rural or urban communities. Awards are based on need and merit.

Graduate Certificate Scholarships

Certificate scholarships are for individuals who are registered with the Office of Continuing & Professional Education for one of these two fully online Literacy Education graduate certificate programs:

  • Developing Literacy & Language for Diverse Learners Certificate
  • Early Literacy Certificate

HOW TO APPLY?

Develop a one to two-page letter address to the Literacy Education Faculty and elaborate on the following:

  • what you have done in literacy teaching, what you hope to do in the future related to curriculum and/or assessment work so far
  • who are the students you support in the area of why you want the scholarship
  • how the scholarship will help you.

Funds will be awarded the semester after notification of scholarship award.

Submit all scholarship application documents to:

Dr. Sherry Taylor. Applications will be reviewed by the entire RLE faculty. Decisions are generally made within 30 days and students are contacted shortly thereafter. Funds will be awarded the semester after notification of scholarship award.

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