ES- Sarah Knight Memorial Scholarship

ES- Sarah Knight Memorial Scholarship

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Sarah Knight Memorial Scholarship Department of Educational & Interdisciplinary Studies
  • HISTORY: Sarah Elizabeth Knight was born June 13, 1986 in Iowa City. She graduated from Linn-Marr High School in 2004 and from WIU in 2009 with a degree in bilingual/bicultural education. At the time of her death in September of 2011, she was teaching a bilingual kindergarten class at Hillcrest Elementary School in East Moline, IL. Sarah was a bright, spirited, and delightful young woman whose passion was teaching. She was committed to maintaining her students' culture and helping them transition to English. Sarah's family established the scholarship in her memory to assist other students studying to become bilingual/bicultural teachers, and to honor the dedication and love Sarah brought to her classroom.   CRITERIA: To apply for and receive the scholarship, students must: 1. Be a full-time, undergraduate bilingual/bicultural education major 2. Overall grade point average of 3.0 3. Demonstrate financial need   TERMS: Amount of award will be at least $1000 annually and will be applied to the recipient's account.   ADDITIONAL COMMENTS : Scholarship may be used for study abroad.   SELECTION PROCESS: Faculty of the bilingual/bicultural education program will select recipients.   APPLICATIONS: Applications are available in the Scholarship Office and the Bilingual/Bicultural Education Office.   INQUIRIES & APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE SENT TO: Gloria Delany-Barmann or Carla Paciotto Bilingual/Bicultural Education Program Department of Educational Studies Programs Western Illinois University 309/298-1183 www.wiu.edu/eis   DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: March 1, 2017   IS THIS AWARD OR SCHOLARSHIP RENEWABLE? Scholarship is not automatically renewable, but recipients may reapply to be considered for subsequent years.