University of Southern Indiana

Scholarships and Aid

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

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Name
# of Awards
Amount
Cash Award
Alfred and Margie R. Kinder Endowed Teacher Education Scholarship
2
$2500
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 upcoming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. May be re-awarded if the recipient continues to qualify.
Bower-Suhrheinrich Endowment for Teaching Excellence Graduate Scholarship
24
$1500
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: To assist current teachers obtain master's degrees. Not automatically renewable but may be awarded again if deemed eligible.
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Recipient must be a beginning early childhood student pursuing an associate degree in early childhood and must have completed at least 24 hours of college coursework toward degree. Recipient must have a 3.0 GPA and show a 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 upcoming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Elaine C. Schwartz Scholarship for Future Educators
2
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Priority given to married students and graduates of Central High School with minimum high school GPA of 2.8 or higher. Must be an education major or minor with priority to elementary education. Renewable for up to three additional years with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a successful completion rate of 66 percent of classes attempted. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the upcoming 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 three 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 re-awarded if he/she still qualifies. Recipient must be enrolled during the upcoming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Evansville Area Reading Council Scholarship
1
$300
Selection Process:
  • Other
Criteria: Offered intermittently. Number of awards varies. Any education major with a reading minor and a cumulative GPA of 3.0. Recipient selected by Reading Council in February of each year. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the upcoming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Not renewable.
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Award to a current second or third year education major with minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8. Permanent resident of Gibson, Posey, Vanderburgh or Warrick county. Financial need is a 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 upcoming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Not renewable. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Helen M. Bamberger Memorial Scholarship
9
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Award to full-time student who has completed two full semesters at USI. Sophomore standing. Must have obtained a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 out of 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 upcoming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Jennifer & Mark Dewitt Browning Education Scholarship
1
$1100
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 three additional years with 3.0 GPA. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the upcoming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Kappa Delta Pi Scholarship
1
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Award to an education major. May be re-awarded, but not automatically renewable. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
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 upcoming 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 upcoming 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. 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 upcoming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Not renewable. Possibly re-awarded.
William E. and Rebecca N. Couch Scholarship
29
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Education majors who graduated in top 15 percent 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 upcoming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.

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