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The project is expected to be completed in fall 2018, and the footbridge will be closed from late May to late August in both 2017 and 2018.More information
This scholarship was established in 2011 in honor of UWEC English professor Jane Colville Betts, who taught creative writing, literature, and composition for 20 years. Dr. Betts lived in a time when her father was not unusual in saying, "Women don't need to go to college." After World War II, he changed his mind, and she had the great happiness of four years at Wilson College, a bachelor degree program for women in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, where she enjoyed great help and attention from faculty. In her retirement, she has published a book of her poems to leave to her daughter and grandchildren and her husband and friends.
This scholarship was established in 2006 in honor of Nan Dougherty, who taught English at UWEC for nearly 20 years from 1967-1988. Mrs. Dougherty was a former president of the Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English, and was well-known and beloved by her colleagues, friends, and former students.
The oldest scholarship currently available to English majors, this fund is in memory of ’36 alumnus Les Gilbertson, who also became an English teacher and veterans’ advisor at UW-Eau Claire after serving in WWII. The Les Gilbertson Scholarship was created to help freshman and sophomore English majors. Les hated to hear that a student had to drop out of school after the first year or so due to financial problems, so his family created this fund to provide some assistance to those students. UW-Eau Claire was such an important part of Les Gilbertson's life, and he was very proud to have been a part of its rich history.
This fund was established in 2007 by UWEC professor Gloria Hochstein to encourage English majors and minors to take advantage of value-added educational experiences in English-related activities in addition to their classroom experiences. Some examples of qualifying activities include, but are not limited to, the following: provide leadership for Sigma Tau Delta activities or English Fest, develop outreach programs to inspire young students to hone their writing and reading skills, engage in undergraduate research experiences, support research and writing leading to presentation or publication.
One award of $3000 annually
The Passion for Reading and Writing Awards are intended to foster student reading and writing. These awards are set up and funded by William H. Phillips, who has taught reading and writing courses in English departments of five U.S. universities, including UW-Eau Claire. Courses taught include first-year composition, junior-level composition, business writing, introductory creative writing, dramatic literature, and various introductory film courses. His publications include Film: An Introduction (1st to 4th editions), Writing Short Scripts (1st &2nd editions), and Writing Short Stories. Dr. Phillips believes that successful developing writers learn to read diverse texts before they create their own written texts. Reading and writing are parts of the same process, like breathing in and breathing out.
One award of $1500 annually.
One annual award of $1000
This scholarship honors Nadine "Dina" St. Louis, who taught English at
UWEC from 1969 until her retirement in 2000, during which time she was
appointed as the first Assistant to the Chancellor for Affirmative
Action and the first woman chair of the UW-Eau Claire Faculty Senate.
She also served as the Chair of the English Department for five years.
She was active in the arts and poetry community of Eau Claire and was
named the city's first poet laureate in 2010. She passed away in 2012.
Her notebooks and manuscripts are now available for students in the Kate
One award of $1000 annually
There is one application to fill out, and by filling out this application, you will be entered into consideration for all scholarships for which you are eligible.
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