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The UWGB Admissions Office offers helpful resources for freshmen. There are specific admission requirements for freshmen and transfer students that want to apply at the university. You can also apply using your computer by filling out an electronic application. The Undergraduate Catalog will provide information about academic programs, facilities, services, and campus life at the university.

Also, be sure to visit the Academic Advising office if you have any questions regarding general education requirements, University procedures/policies, and registration help. Freshman and sophomore students are highly recommended to talk with their academic advisor(s) often. It's not a bad idea to pick a faculty advisor early in your college career also to meet the individual and discuss your future goals and career options.

Scholarships

Althea Steele Lederer Scholarship

Discipline: Art or Journalism
Student: Continuing
Description: The Althea Steele Lederer Scholarship was established in 1979 by Albert Lederer in memory of his late wife, Althea. Mrs. Lederer studied journalism and worked professionally as a newspaper writer and editor until illness forced her to retire. This scholarship is awarded to a continuing student majoring in art or journalism.

Coryl Crandall Memorial Scholarship

Discipline: Humanistic Studies, Arts and Visual Design, or Individual Major
Student: Continuing
Description: The life and contributions of Professor Coryl Crandall were honored by his family and friends with the establishment of this scholarship in 1978. Awards are made to students majoring in humanistic studies, communication and the arts, or an individual major program.

Thomas E. Daniels Memorial Scholarship

Discipline: English or Modern Languages
Student: Continuing
Description: Thomas E. Daniels was a professor of literature at UW-Green Bay until his death in 1980. This scholarship was created in his memory by family and friends. Recipients of this scholarship must demonstrate a record of high academic achievement and have a declared major in English or modern languages.

Julie Brickley Scholarship

Discipline: General
Student: Continuing
Description: UW-Green Bay Associate Professor Emerita Joan Thron and Professor Emeritus E. Michael Thron established this scholarship fund in 2007 in memory of their good friend and former colleague, Professor Julie Brickley. Dr. Brickley passed away in 1998. The recipient of this scholarship will be a full-time continuing student with sophomore status, who is in good academic standing, and demonstrates a significant interest in writing as a way of learning and sharing knowledge.

Margaret Nelson Bubolz Scholarship

Discipline: Fine Arts and Humanities
Student: Continuing
Description: Ms. Frances Bubolz established the Margaret Nelson Bubolz Scholarship in 1989 in honor of her mother who graduated from UW-Oshkosh at the age of 65. This scholarship is awarded to continuing UW-Green Bay students in the fine arts or humanities programs.

Scholarships and Academic Awards

Annually, Sigma Tau Delta offers a variety of scholarships valued at up to $5,000 each. Because these scholarship opportunities are offered exclusively to Sigma Tau Delta members, those members who take the time to submit a carefully put-together application obviously have a significantly increased chance of receiving an award--and completing the application process is excellent practice for those planning to attend graduate school or apply for a job. Applications are judged based on academics and service, as well as on the quality of writing in essays or statements that are required for the scholarships.

All scholarships are offered annually in the fall unless otherwise noted. Spring scholarship offerings for Study Abroad and Summer Programs will be open from March 7 to April 2. We anticipate that fall scholarship offerings will be open by September 4, 2012, and will close on the deadline of October 29. Use the links to view specific eligibility criteria for each scholarship.

General Eligibility Criteria for Scholarships and Academic Awards

  • Before applying for a scholarship (with the exception of the Alumni Epsilon Scholarship), a student must be nominated by his or her chapter. Each chapter may nominate three students for each scholarship. Decisions about who gets nominated are made at the local level (by the chapter itself). The Chapter Sponsor should lead or guide that process. Chapters should set an on-campus deadline for applications earlier than the submission deadline. They should also set in place procedures for selecting and recognizing applicants to represent their chapter. For example, the chapter may vote to have the Sponsor and/or a faculty committee review applications and choose candidates when more than the permitted number of candidates per chapter have applied. Officers may call a meeting to recognize applicants and hear them read their application essays.
  • Students may apply for more than one scholarship.
  • All applicants will be required to submit an electronic copy of their most recent college transcript(s). A transcript may be scanned and saved as a PDF (the preferred file format). JPEG, GIF, and PNG saved as 100 DPI or less are also accepted file formats.
  • Applicants will need two letters of recommendation. At least one recommendation must be written by a college English Department faculty member. Students will use the email recommender request process built into the STARS Online submission process.

In addition to general eligibility requirements, each scholarship and academic award may have specific eligibility criteria. Please refer to the Descriptions and Specific Eligibility Criteria section below.

Deadlines and Award Notifications

Spring Scholarship Application Deadline:

  • Monday, April 2, 2012, 11:59 p.m. CST

Spring Scholarships and Academic Awards will be determined by May 15, 2012; awardees will be notified by that time, and announcements will be made on the Sigma Tau Delta web site.

Before receiving a scholarship, recipients are required to provide proof of registration in a full load of courses appropriate to Sigma Tau Delta's mission. Should winners not be able to provide such verification at the beginning of the fall semester following their application process, their awards will be offered to alternates.

Address questions to: sigmatdapply@niu.edu.

Descriptions and Specific Eligibility Criteria


Junior Scholarships (up to $3,000)

Due October 29, 2012

Sigma Tau Delta offers the Junior Scholarship in honor of E. Nelson James, long-time Executive Secretary for the Society. Students who are currently in their junior year of undergraduate study are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Applications should demonstrate both academic achievement and campus, community, or chapter service; applicants should explain the relevance of their program of study to fostering the discipline of English, including literature, language, writing, and literacy. Each chapter may nominate three members for this scholarship.

Before receiving this scholarship, successful applicants are required to provide proof of registration as full-time students in the programs described in their applications. Should winners not be able to provide such verification at the beginning of the fall semester following their application process, their awards will be presented to runners-up.

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

  • General Eligibility Criteria
  • Currently an undergraduate student in junior year
  • Plan to be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student during the academic year that begins next fall

Senior Scholarships (up to $4,000)

Due October 29, 2012

Sigma Tau Delta offers the Senior Scholarship in honor of Elva Bell McLin, past Southern Regent and Historian for the Society. Students who are currently in their senior year of undergraduate study are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Applications should demonstrate both academic achievement and campus, community, or chapter service; applicants should explain the relevance of their program of study to fostering the discipline of English, including literature, language, writing, and literacy. Each chapter may nominate three members for this scholarship.

Before receiving this scholarship, successful applicants are required to provide proof of registration as full-time students in the programs described in their applications. Should winners not be able to provide such verification at the beginning of the fall semester following their application process, their awards will be presented to runners-up. Applicants for the Senior Scholarship should plan to be enrolled in either an undergraduate or graduate English-related program the fall semester after the scholarship is awarded.

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

  • General Eligibility Criteria
  • Currently an undergraduate student in senior year
  • Plan to be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student during the academic year that begins next fall

Graduate Scholarships (up to $4,000)

Due October 29, 2012

Sigma Tau Delta offers the Graduate Scholarship in honor of Edwin L. Stockton, Jr., Past-President, who served for eighteen years. Students who are currently enrolled in ongoing study in an English-related graduate program are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Applications should demonstrate both academic achievement and campus, community, or chapter service; applicants should explain the relevance of their program of study to fostering the discipline of English, including literature, language, writing, and literacy.

Before receiving this scholarship, successful applicants are required to provide proof of registration as full-time students in the programs described in their applications. Should winners not be able to provide such verification at the beginning of the fall semester following their application process, their awards will be presented to runners-up.

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

  • General Eligibility Criteria
  • Currently a graduate student
  • Plan to be enrolled as a full-time graduate student during the academic year that begins next fall

William C. Johnson Distinguished Scholarship (up to $5,000)

Due October 29, 2012

This scholarship, named in honor of Sigma Tau Delta's Executive Director, recognizes academic excellence and outstanding service to the Society at the local, regional, and/or national level. Applications should demonstrate both academic achievement and campus, community, and chapter service; applicants should explain the relevance of their program of study to fostering the discipline of English, including literature, language, writing, and literacy. This scholarship requires applicants to submit, in addition to the application information and scholarship essay, a paper originally submitted as coursework, with endorsement from the professor for whom the paper was written. Each chapter may nominate three student members for the William C. Johnson Distinguished Scholarship.

Before receiving this scholarship, applicants are required to provide proof of registration as full-time students in the programs described in their applications. Should winners not be able to provide such verification at the beginning of the fall semester following their application process, their awards will be presented to runners-up. Recipients may hold no other Sigma Tau Delta scholarship concurrently.

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

  • General Eligibility Criteria
  • Currently a full time undergraduate or graduate student
  • Plan to be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student during the academic year that begins next fall

Study Abroad Scholarships (up to $3,000)

Due April 2 and October 29, 2012

Sigma Tau Delta awards these scholarships to active, undergraduate members for the purposes of studying for an academic term or year in a certified, undergraduate program outside the country in which the nominating chapter is located. Applicants should demonstrate academic scholarship and chapter service; they should also explain the relevance of their study abroad program and activities to fostering the discipline of English, including literature, language, writing, and literacy.

Study abroad scholarships are determined in two stages: recipients of the first round (who have applied in the fall) are announced at the Sigma Tau Delta annual convention in March, and those in the second round (who have applied in the spring) will be notified by May 15. Successful fall scholarship applications can be used for study abroad from January through December of the subsequent year. Successful Spring applications can be used from the time of the upcoming summer term through the end of the subsequent spring semester (in the next calendar year). Unsuccessful fall applications are eligible to re-apply in the spring, but a new application must be completed.

Scholarship recipients will be required to provide verification that the have arrived on-site (an official letter from the resident director of the program is acceptable for this purpose).

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

  • General Eligibility Criteria
  • Currently an undergraduate student
  • Plan to study abroad for an academic term or year in a certified undergraduate program

Summer Program Scholarships (up to $1,000)

Due April 2, 2012

These scholarships are for active, undergraduate members to be used for the purposes of attending a special summer program within the country in which their chapter is located. Applicants should demonstrate academic scholarship and chapter service; they should also explain the relevance of their summer program and activities to fostering the discipline of English, including literature, language, writing, and literacy. Scholarships are determined by May 15. Note: This scholarship cannot be used toward a regular summer session at the student's home institution.

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

Scholarly Paper Awards for Undergraduate Students (up to $150)

Due October 29, 2012

Sigma Tau Delta will award up to $150 for the best undergraduate student scholarly paper presented at a non-Sigma Tau Delta professional, academic conference. The paper must be on an English-related subject and have been presented at a conference within the past academic year (since November of the previous year).

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

  • General Eligibility Criteria
  • Currently an undergraduate student
  • Presented a scholarly paper on an English-related subject at a non-Sigma Tau Delta professional, academic conference within the past year

Scholarly Paper Awards for Graduate Students (up to $150)

Due October 29, 2012

Sigma Tau Delta will award up to $150 for the best graduate student scholarly paper presented at a non-Sigma Tau Delta professional, academic conference. The paper must be on an English-related subject and have been presented at a conference within the past academic year (since November of the previous year).

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

  • General Eligibility Criteria
  • Currently a graduate student
  • Presented a scholarly paper on an English-related subject at a non-Sigma Tau Delta professional, academic conference within the past year

P.C. Somerville Awards for Future Teachers (up to $2000)

Due October 29, 2012

P.C. Somerville Awards, named in honor of Sigma Tau Delta's first President, are for active members who will begin their first year of teaching elementary, middle, or high school English by September of the year following the application deadline. Applicants should demonstrate academic scholarship, chapter service, and an aptitude for teaching. Applicants need not be under contract at the time of application, but winners must provide verification of the baccalaureate degree and of full-time employment (per instructions from the Sigma Tau Delta Central Office) to receive their stipends. Should winners not be able to provide such verification by the beginning of the fall semester following their application process, their awards will be presented to the runners-up.

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

  • General Eligibility Criteria
  • Will begin first year of teaching,elementary, middle or high school English by September of the following year

Alumni Epsilon Scholarship (up to $2,500)

Due October 29, 2012

The Alumni Epsilon Scholarship, given in honor of Henry Regnery, is intended to assist Alumni Epsilon chapter members in furthering their education in programs of study that are consistent with the mission of Sigma Tau Delta. In order to be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must have been Alumni Epsilon members for at least one year at the time the scholarship goes into effect.

The scholarship requires applicants to submit a 200-400 word personal essay on some aspect of the Sigma Tau Delta Convention theme.

Before receiving this scholarship, successful applicants are required to provide information about program costs and proof of registration as students in the programs described in their applications. Should winners not be able to provide such verification at the beginning of the fall semester following their application process, their awards will be presented to runners-up. Recipients may hold no other Sigma Tau Delta scholarship concurrently.

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

Regents' Scholarships (up to $1,000)

The highest scoring scholarship applicant in each region who does not receive another scholarship is automatically considered for the Regents' Scholarship.