Scholarships for those completing the Wheaton Teacher Education Program
Listed below are scholarships available for undergraduate and graduate students seeking an Illinois educator teaching license through Wheaton College. In addition to these, the Academic Division of Wheaton College posts numerous other scholarships that are offered by Wheaton College and other foundations. This information is continuously updated and found here on Wheaton's Intranet, and therefore is not usually accessible from off campus. In addition Wheaton College offers specific information and support for fellowships and scholarships.
One other scholarship of note is the Golden Apple Scholars Program for aspiring teachers, which is only open to freshman and sophomores who are willing to teaching in an Illinois school of need for 5 years after graduation. Recipients receive up to $23,000 in scholarship funds toward college tuition over four years at Wheaton.
Scholarship Selection Process
The criteria for each of these scholarships vary, but recipients for the following scholarships must be accepted into WheTEP. Faculty members of the Department of Education, in consultation with the Office of Financial Aid, apply the criteria to the applicants. Applications are available through the Department of Education in January and February of each year and must be submitted by the first week of March. You may also download and complete the Scholarship Appl FORM 2016.
The Helen McLendon Ewert Memorial Scholarship
Assists in the financial needs of outstanding preservice teachers
The Helen McLendon Ewert Memorial Scholarship fund was begun in 1978, one year after she died of cancer. During the years prior to this time, Helen McLendon Ewert worked tirelessly with secondary English students as a member of the Education Department at Wheaton College. During graduate school she was an active member and strong supporter of Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship. Her efforts and experiences as a summer counselor and later as a board member also benefited the Pioneer Girls Organization. Her husband, Dr. Norman Ewert, Professor of Economics at Wheaton College, and his family established this scholarship in her honor to assist in the financial needs of outstanding preservice teachers.
The Helen McLendon Ewert Scholarship recipients for the year 2016-2017 are Caleb Cochrum, Jon Frank, Krista Johnson, and Krista Schuh.
The Dorothy B. Dixon Merit Scholarship
Awarded to junior Education majors who show promise as future teachers
The Dorothy B. Dixon Merit Scholarship fund was started in 1983. This remarkable woman was the founder and director emeritus of the Grace Brethren Christian School in Temple Hills, Maryland. The school began in 1965 as a small day care center and she retired in 1987 when over 1,000 students were enrolled in pre school through 12th grade. Dr. Paula Martinez, one of her daughters, was a faculty member of the Department of Education at Wheaton College until 1995. This scholarship is awarded each year to junior Education Majors who show promise as future teachers.
The Dorothy B. Dixon Merit Scholarship recipients for the year 2016-2017 are Hayley Rost and Emily Trowbridge.
The Robert Locke Cooke Memorial Scholarship
Aids junior and senior Education majors who have financial need
As a lasting tribute to the memory of Dr. Robert Locke Cooke, who served as Chairman of the Department of Education and Psychology since 1942, and from 1945 until his death in 1955 served also as Chairman of the Division of Education at Wheaton College, friends established a scholarship fund to be used in aiding worthy students who have financial need--always his deep concern throughout his Wheaton ministry. It is restricted to junior and senior students who major in education.
The Robert Locke Cooke Scholarship recipient for the year 2016-2017 is Emily Owens.
The Elizabeth A. Kouwe Memorial Fund
Provides funds for a junior or senior Elementary Education major
The Elise A. Kouwe Memorial Fund in Education was established in 1994 in loving memory of Elise A. Kouwe. She graduated from Wheaton College in 1980. This memorial annually provides funds for one junior or senior elementary education student each year and is normally awarded in the fall semester.
The Elise A. Kouwe Memorial Fund recipient for the year 2016-2017 is Heidi Barkman.
The Timothy Education Scholarship Fund
Helps defray expenses and reduce loan obligations for junior or senior Education majors interested in entering public school teaching
The Timothy Education Scholarship Fund was established in 2006 to help defray expenses and reduce loan obligations for students of junior or senior standing interested in entering public school teaching. The donor intends to provide annual gifts to provide equal awards for up to two junior and two senior full-time undergraduate students majoring in education. The recipients will be selected annually by the Education Department and must have need based loans, be committed to teaching in public schools, and provide essay answers to two questions about their interest in education, their future professional goals, and how they intend to exemplify the Department of Education's Conceptual Framework as they live out their faith in Jesus Christ as educators in the public school system.
The Timothy Education Scholarship recipients for the year 2016-2017 are Erin Broderick, Andrew Chambers, Hyewon Kwon, and Alex Neevel.
The Fadenrecht Memorial Fund
Provides funds for Education majors
The Fadenrecht Memorial Fund was established in 2008 in memory of and based on the preferences of Rose Fadenrecht. This memorial provides scholarship funds for students majoring in education.
The Fadenrecht Memorial Fund recipients for the year 2016-2017 are Jennifer Adams, Sophia Lim, Daniela Lugo, Allie McDonald, Sarah Modolo, and Elizabeth Tilley.
The Gunzburger Education Scholarship
Provides funds for Education majors
The Gunzburger Education Scholarship was established in 2014 for education majors who are juniors, seniors, or M.A.T. students. It is based on merit and financial need. For seniors to be eligible, they must be accepted into the Wheaton Teacher Education Program (WheTEP).
The Gunzburger Education Scholarship recipients for the year 2016-2017 are Lindi Barkman, Daniela Moreno-Gonzalez, and Jacob Vahle.
The Ann Haskins Special Education Scholarship
Provides funds for Education majors seeking the Special Education Endorsement
The Ann Haskins Scholarship is a result of a 2014 generous grant from The Ann Haskins Foundation to Wheaton College. This scholarship is awarded to students based on merit and potential for professional contribution. This professional contribution is intended to positively impact individuals with disability and their families through educational service delivery and systems change efforts. An additional brief essay is required as part of the application.
The Ann Haskins Scholarship recipients for the year 2016-2017 are Nora Pahutski, Glori Schaafsma, and Laura Smith.
Provides funds for students in the Master of Arts in Teaching program
The Wheaton College Graduate School offers scholarships to students enrolled in the education department's Master of Arts in Teaching program. M.A.T. Scholarship recipients for the 2015-2016 academic year are Jennifer Adams, Sarah Baker, Abigail Bullmore, Irene Cha, Allison Freet, Jade Kurokawa, Charity Masters, Kirsten Miller, Rachel Stowell, and David Wainwright. The M.A.T. scholarships for 2016-2017 should be announced during the month of May.