Morris, John W.
To be eligible for the scholarship, the recipient must: be enrolled in any of the English major programs, except teaching; have junior standing as defined by the University; and have an overall GPA of 3.5 or better. Among the students meeting the above criteria, preference will be given to those students who demonstrate a broad range of interests in English and beyond. Beyond these objective criteria, the English Department may consider recommendations from teachers and advisors and whatever other information it considers appropriate to help it determine promise of success as a graduate with an undergraduate degree in English.APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Application forms are available in the English Department Office. Applicants must submit a letter of application, a current transcript, and a resume along with the names of two UW-Eau Claire English professors who can speak to their qualifications for this scholarship.APPLICATION DEADLINE:
March 1SELECTION PROCEDURE:
The English Department Scholarship Committee will select the recipient based on the scholarship criteria and the strength of the application.SELECTION DEADLINE:
Approximately April 1NOTIFICATION:
Notification to the recipient will be made by the English Department Scholarship Committee. The recipient will be formally honored during the annual English Festival Awards Ceremony. The English Department should complete and submit a Scholarship Award Form to the Financial Aid Office.SPECIAL NOTES:
John W. Morris was an academic renaissance man, with undergraduate degrees in naval science and mathematics along with his graduate degrees in English. An inspiring teacher and skilled administrator at UW-Eau Claire for thirty-two years, he instilled in students his own love of learning along with his delight in language and literature. Firmly committed to the idea of service to his professions, he was influential in the early growth of the Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English and directly involved in the development of new programs at UW-Eau Claire in a wide range of disciplines, from Nursing and Environmental and Public Health to Studies Abroad, Computer Science, and Philosophy and Religious Studies. To support his commitment to liberal education, the John W. Morris scholarship is offered to an outstanding English student with a liberal arts focus. The recipient is encouraged to send a thank-you note to the son and daughter of John Morris, Greg Morris and Alison Morris, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation, Schofield 214.
Office of Financial Aid - Schofield 115 - (715)836-3373
Updated: December 4, 2013