Public and Environmental Affairs


Outstanding Teaching Assistant

To be eligible for the award and scholarship, individuals must be full-time undergraduate students at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay (UWGB), and must meet or exceed junior standing, with a UWGB grade-point average of 3.25 or better at the time of application, and a similar grade point average in the major/minor.

All students who've assisted Public and Environmental Affairs (PEA) faculty members with their teaching and who have one or more remaining semesters at UWGB are eligible to apply for this award.

To be considered for the award, students must also obtain a letter of nomination from a faculty member. Letters of support may be provided by faculty members, lecturers, and/or ad hoc instructors.

Scholarship winners are chosen based on a combination of the following:

  • An application essay written by the student, which is no more than two pages typed, and double-spaced, demonstrating a significant interest in practical and theoretical aspects of teaching and outlining personal growth through teaching experience at UWGB
  • A resume from the student that shows academic excellence, leadership potential and a commitment to teaching and/or graduate education
  • A nominating letter from an instructor. This letter should be brief, and sent separately from the student essay via email

Scholarship applications are judged by a committee of three PEA faculty members. The committee reserves the right to examine UWGB transcripts of scholarship applicants.

The Departmental Teaching Assistant Award plaque is given to one student each spring during the PEA Celebrating Students event which is held annually in May. The award recipient also receives a $200 tuition reduction for the Spring semester.

In the event of a tie, both recipients will receive a plaque and will share the award.