College of Education Student Scholarships
The following scholarships are currently available for students enrolled in the College of and Education for the Spring 2014 term. Eligibility varies. Application Deadline Extended: Must be received by 5 p.m. Thursday, December 12, 2013.
To apply, see Instructions and other Guidelines.
Burton Collins Scholarships
Award: One at $600
- Enrolled in School Counseling Program
- Must have candidacy, or completing candidacy, during the term of application
- Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
- Enrolled (or enrolling)in a minimum of 6 credit hours
- Financial need is a criterion
- Essay (500 to 1000 words) addressing commitment to working with people, overcoming life’s obstacles, reason for financial need and clarity of career goals.
- Two letters of recommendation are required, addressing the applicant’s suitability for a career in School Counseling, including qualities such as humor, perseverance, appreciation of diversity, and capacity for leadership.
Jassac Charitable Foundation Scholarship Honoring Lorine S. Samuels
Award: Four at $500 (Follett Gift Card)
- Must be an undergraduate degree seeking student
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 from GSU or most recent school
- Must be enrolled (or enrolling) in a minimum of six credit hours
- African American student preferred
- Essay (500 words) outlining your career aspirations.
Rich Township Community Scholarships
Award: Four at $500
- Must live or work in Rich Township, Illinois
- 22 years of age or older
- Graduate or undergraduate degree seeking student at GSU
- Enrolled (or about to enroll) in at least 6 credit hours
- Rich Township officials or employees, or family members of officials or employees are not eligible.
- Preference is given to the a) Spouse of Military Reservist called to active duty; b) Single parent in the process of completing degree requirements; c) Recently unemployed person in process of training for a new career; or d) Veterans whose benefits do not cover textbooks. This is not a requirement.
- Essay (300 -500 words) outlining their career goals. Essay should include a description on how you fit into one or more of the above preferences, if applicable.
Ralph R. and Dolores Turner Endowed Scholarship in Elementary Education
Award: One at $1,000
- Must be a returning African-American student, at least 30 years in age
- Degree seeking student in Elementary Education
- Undergraduate student in good academic standing
- Enrolled (or about to enroll) in a minimum of 6 credit hours
- Substantiate an active commitment to, and involvement in, community service.
- Resident of Illinois and a United States citizen
- Essay (500 to 1000 words) documenting commitment to, and involvement in, community service.
- Letters of support may be submitted from the dean or the chair of the division Elementary Education.