Department Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students who have already been accepted into WheTEP.

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Scholarship Selection Process

The criteria for each of these scholarships vary, but recipients 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 scholarship application (PDF).

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 2014-2015 are Lydia Daghfal, Christopher Easley, Janine Means, and Kristine Morozink.

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 2014-2015 are Ashley Boyce, Victoria Minkin, and Hannah Anderson.

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 2014-2015 is Christopher Easley. 

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 2014-2015 is Kristine Morozink.

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 2014-2015 are Joy Pettigrew and Hanna Tzou.

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 2014-2015 are Rachel Jobe, Austin Sahly, Megan Thornton, and Benjamin Yergler.

The Raymond and Clara Johnson Scholarship Fund

Provides funds for Math and Science Education majors

The Raymond and Clara Johnson Scholarship Fund was established in 1994 for senior science (non pre-med) or math majors with demonstrated merit (3.3 GPA minimum) and financial need.

The Raymond and Clara Johnson Scholarship Fund recipient for the year 2014-2015 is Jessica Seckler.

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 2014-2015 are Abigail Bullmore, Laura Schroeder, and Bethany Weidemann.

M.A.T. Scholarships

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 2014-2015 academic year are Sarah Baker, Kara Cowan, Jacob Goertz, Taylor Howe, Francesco Paese, Jessica Seckler, Stephanie Ter Bush, and Megan Wilt.

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