Grace Nixon Undergraduate Scholarships
Competitively Available To All Majors in English (College of Letters, Arts, & Social Sciences) and
Secondary Education: English Teaching Major (College of Education)
Grace Nixon was a public school teacher whose bequest to the English department stipulated that scholarships be used to advance the teaching of English and be limited to those students “who intend to teach English.” The typical award, depending on resources, is $2000 for an academic year. To receive a Nixon Scholarship, you must have, as a minimum qualification, a grade point average of 3.5, both in English courses and overall.
Nixon Scholarships are renewable for a maximum of three years (six semesters), plus an extra semester for students who seek secondary-education certification and enroll in the teaching practicum (EDCI 485). But renewal is not automatic; it depends on four criteria: (1) continued academic excellence, (2) full-time enrollment and steady progress toward the degree, (3) steady progress toward your English or Secondary Education: English major, and (4) continuing evidence of your intent to teach English.
You must submit an application form, either NEW or RENEWAL.
If you currently hold a Nixon Freshman Scholarship (nonrenewable), or a David, Woodbury, Hungerford, or Hogue Scholarship (all English department scholarships), you may apply for a Nixon, which usually carries a larger stipend, to replace the other. If you currently have a Nixon Undergraduate Scholarship, you need to reapply.
Questions may be directed to Kristen Seiler in Brink 200 (firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 885-6156) or to Professor Jennifer Ladino (email@example.com). Contact Kristen for the deadline for submitting a Nixon Scholarship application for 2012-2013.