[Englmajors] Scholarship for Future Teachers: Zesbaugh Scholarship
Mentoring, and Research Opportunity for UW Undergraduates
swayze at u.washington.edu
Thu Apr 16 10:03:07 PDT 2009
If you are preparing for a teaching career, this is a terrific scholarship
opportunity that provides funding, mentoring, and research opportunities
while you are still an undergraduate.
UW Zesbaugh Scholarship Deadline: May 10, 2009 (application attached)
Overview of the Zesbaugh Scholarship
The Zesbaugh Scholarship Fund is intended to support selected
undergraduate students ($1,500 per quarter for one and possibly two years)
1) are interested in pursuing public school teaching as a career, and
2) are in need of financial assistance.
In alignment with the University of Washington's Diversity Compact and
with the College of Education's commitment to a) increasing access to
education for all people, and b) supporting excellence through diversity,
the Zesbaugh Scholarship Fund is also charged with supporting
undergraduate students who
3) contribute to the wide range of diverse perspectives, skills, and
experiences that our public schools need in their teaching staffs. 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 applications from members of groups that are
under-represented in the College of Education (African American, American
Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian, Hispanic/Latino).
In order to be eligible for consideration, applicants must meet the
following minimum criteria:
1) Sincere interest in becoming a teacher
2) UW Junior or senior status by fall quarter 2009
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) Cumulative GPA of 2.75
5) Demonstrable financial need as shown by qualifying for
Federal Student Aid or as explained in a one-page statement of need
1) Enrolled in College of Education ELS (Education, Learning, and
Society) minor or ECFS (Early Childhood and Family Studies) major.
2) Applicant or acceptance in University of Washington, College of
Education, Teacher Education Program (TEP).
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 application process) which may include but is not
limited to one of the following:
a. Research support to a faculty member in the College of Education
b. Leadership to the Future Educators (FEDS) or Student Washington
Education Association (SWEA) undergraduate student organizations
c. Leadership to an after-school tutoring program in a local school
d. Leadership to a school-based service-learning project
e. Activities related to the ELS minor.
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 (both occurring in the spring quarter).
Finalists for this scholarship will be interviewed prior to ultimate
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