University of Southern Indiana

Scholarships and Aid

The Teacher Education Department has several scholarship opportunites available to students:

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Name
# of Awards
Amount
Cash Award
Alfred and Margie R. Kinder Endowed Teacher Education Scholarship
2
$2000
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: To benefit teachers who are enrolled at the University of Southern Indiana in the Master's degree program. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. May be reawarded if the recipient continues to qualify.
Andrea M. Fuquay Memorial Scholarship
1
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Award to a student who has experienced the death of one or both parents, is a U.S. citizen and full time student majoring in education. Recipient should be in good academic standing and maintain a 3.0 GPA. Renewable for up to three additional years if 3.0 GPA is maintained.
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Recipient must be a beginning early childhood student pursuing an Associates Degree in early childhood and must have completed at least 24 hours of college coursework toward degree. Recipient must have a 3.0 and show a need for true financial need. Money must be used toward coursework, books, and fees. Recipients must submit a typewritten essay describing a personal vision of an excellent early childhood education program to Dr. Jane Meyer, Chair of Selection Committee. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Not renewable. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Aid must validate need.
Elaine C. Schwartz Scholarship for Future Educators
2
$750
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Priority given to married students and graduates of Central H.S. with min H.S. GPA of 2.8 or higher. Must be an education major or minor with priority to elementary ed. Renewable for up to 3 additional years with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a successful completion rate of 66% of classes attempted May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Recipient must be currently working in the field of early childhood and must have 3 years experience as an early childhood professional. Recipients must show a demonstrated commitment to professional development. Money is to be used for coursework, books, and fees at USI. Applicant must submit a typewritten essay describing a personal vision of an excellent early childhood education program to Dr. Jane Meyer, Chair of Selection Committee. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Not renewable but recipient may be reawarded if they still qualify. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Evansville Area Reading Council Scholarship
1
$300
Selection Process:
  • Other
Criteria: Number of awards varies. Any education major with a reading minor and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (recipient selected by Reading Council in Feb. of each year) May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Not renewable.
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Award to a current 2nd or 3rd year Education major with minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8. Permanent resident of Gibson, Posey, Vanderburgh, or Warrick county. Financial need -- major consideration. Must meet reasonable standards of physical and emotional health, personality and leadership. If recipient withdraws from USI the unused portion should be awarded to another qualified student. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Not renewable. Student Financial Aid must validate need.
Habermel Family Scholarship
1
$1500
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Promising sophomore or junior in elementary or secondary education who has a "special needs" minor (major, when we have one) Mr. Habermel would like to be a part of the selection process. Automatically renewable if recipient continues to meet criteria. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Helen M. Bamberger Memorial Scholarship
7
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Enrolled full-time; completed two full semesters at USI; Soph. standing; and must have obtained a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5/4.0; strong skills in written expression; interest in teaching; school and community activities. Not renewable but may be awarded for one additional year. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Jennifer & Mark Dewitt Browning Education Scholarship
1
$850
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: To recruit and retain a student from Evansville, Indiana who has a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher who plans a career in teaching. Renewable for 3 additional years with 3.0 GPA. (USI Admission Office would make selection) May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Phi Delta Kappa Prospective Educator Award
1
$500
Selection Process:
  • Other
Criteria: Sophomore or higher class standing; scholarship; interest in teaching/professional education as a career; school and community activities. Recipient selected by a committee of Phi Delta Kappa members. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Can be rewon if committee selects same recipient.
Roy G. Long Memorial Scholarship
1
$500
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Bosse High School senior with minimum 3.0 GPA enrolled at USI planning to enter math education, education, math related career or other. Automatically renewable with minimum 3.0 GPA. Award to high school senior and presented at Bosse. Recipient is recognized at the following Honors Week convocation. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Student National Education Association Scholarship
1
$500
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Member of organization; cumulative GPA of at least 3.0; interest in teaching (essay); school and community activities; references. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Three Arts Club Scholarship
1
$500
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Awarded by Three Arts Club every other year; alternate with University of Evansville. Female upper-class student enrolled in field of education; school to select recipient. Recipient must have graduated from Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Not renewable. Possibly reawarded.
William E. and Rebecca N. Couch Scholarship
23
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Education majors who graduated in top 15% of high school class. Automatically renewable if full-time student maintains 3.0 cumulative GPA. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.

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