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Harris Family Annual Scholarship for Student Teaching Abroad
in New Zealand

Award of $1,500

Imagine a place where you can teach to the highest professional standards in one of the most respected educational systems in the world, then, in less than a half hour drive, relax on a beach, hike a rainforest, or kayak pristine waters. This is the life-changing experience Chris Harris (’09 and ’13) had teaching in New Zealand that profoundly impacted his professional career in education. In return for the education and experience that he received at his alma mater, he wishes to assist future students looking to “go the extra mile” for their career in obtaining the same opportunities.

Eligibility and Requirements
  • Must be an undergraduate student at UW-Green Bay
  • Must be admitted to the Professional Program in Education
  • Must be completing a student teaching assignment in New Zealand
Essay Requirements

Minimum 1,500 word essay addressing: “Why do you want to be an educator, and how will this experience contribute to your goals and help future students.”

Submit the essay by email to  Be sure to include your name and email address.
Deadlines for submissions are November 1st for spring term and May 1st for fall term.