2010 Zesbaugh Scholarship – Supporting Undergraduate Students Interested in Teaching

Teacher and StudentsThe Zesbaugh Scholarship Fund is intended to support selected undergraduate students ($1,500 per quarter for one and possibly two years) who
1)      intend to apply to the UW College of Education, with special interest in becoming a teacher, and
2)      are in need of financial assistance.

Full announcement below the fold.

More info at http://education.washington.edu/areas/tep/undergrad/zesbaugh.html

In alignment with the University of Washington’s commitment to diversity and the College of Education’s commitment to a) increasing access to education for all people, and b) advancing excellence through diversity, the College of Education is charged with supporting undergraduate students who contribute to the wide range of diverse experiences, values, perspectives, and skills that educators need to better serve all students.

We are especially, but not exclusively, interested in applications from first-generation college students (neither parent or legal guardian has a Bachelor’s degree) and students from racial and ethnic groups that are underrepresented in the College of Education such as, but not limited to the following: African American/Black, American Indian/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, underrepresented Asian American groups, etc.

Scholarship Intent

The Zesbaugh Scholarship Fund is intended to support selected undergraduate students ($1,500 per quarter for one and possibly two years) who
1)      intend to apply to the UW College of Education, with special interest in becoming a teacher, and
2)      are in need of financial assistance.

Minimum Criteria

In order to be eligible for consideration, applicants must meet the
following minimum criteria:
1) Sincere interest in becoming a teacher
2) Junior or senior status by fall quarter 2010
3) Currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at the University of Washington or accepted as a transfer student to the University of Washington
4) Currently enrolled in Education, Learning and Society (Education minor) or Early Childhood and Family Services (Education major)
5) Cumulative GPA of 2.75
6) Demonstrable financial need as shown by qualifying for Federal Student Aid or as explained in a one-page statement of need

Zesbaugh Scholar Responsibilities

Zesbaugh Scholars are expected to engage in activities that contribute to their understanding of education as a field of inquiry and/or leadership. Scholars are expected to contribute approximately 10 hours of effort each week toward this goal.  This time commitment includes quarterly enrollment and participation in a 1-credit Zesbaugh Scholar Seminar and participation in a research or service-learning opportunity (determined at the conclusion of the first quarter) which may include but is not limited to one of the following:

1. Research support for a faculty member in the College of Education
2. Leadership in the Future Educators (FEDS) or Student Washington
Education Association (SWEA) undergraduate student organizations
3. Leadership in an after-school tutoring program in a local school
4. Leadership in a school-based service-learning project

Additional responsibilities of second-year Zesbaugh Scholars, include:

1. leadership roles in the Zesbaugh Scholar Seminar, and
2. mentoring role with the first-year Zesbaugh Scholars

In addition to participating in the seminar and a research-or service-learning opportunity, all Zesbaugh Scholars present their research/leadership efforts at either the university-wide Undergraduate Research Symposium or the undergraduate Service-Learning-Leadership Spring Celebration (spring quarter).

Finalists for this scholarship will be interviewed prior to ultimate selection.

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