Dr. Joan L. Simmons Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Dr. James Simmons in memory of his wife, Dr. Joan Simmons, a tenured associate professor and former chair of the Department of Literacy and Language at UW Oshkosh. Dr. Simmons established this scholarship so Joan’s memory lives on through other teachers. Applicant must be a candidate or current graduate student in a licensure, certificate, or master’s degree program within the Literacy and Language Department at the Oshkosh campus. Applicant must be registered to, and in good standing within, the Literacy and Language graduate program. Applicant must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and must have at least 2-3 years experience teaching at the middle or secondary level or as a K-12 discipline specialist (art, music or physical education). Extracurricular (excluding athletics) or community activities, as well as demonstration of financial need based on an essay, will be taken into consideration, but will not be the dominant criteria in the selection process. This award will be paid out in Fall 2023.

James Simmons
College of Education & Human Services, Graduate Award, Literacy and Language, Reading, Oshkosh Campus
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you registered to and in good standing within the Literacy and Language graduate program at the College of Education and Human Services?
  2. Do you have 2-3 years experience teaching middle or secondary level or as a K-12 discipline specialist (Art, Music or Physical Education)?
  3. Please list your teaching experience.
  4. Please provide a statement describing your long-term goals and describe your dedication to a career in education.
  5. Please submit a statement describing your involvement in extracurricular and volunteer activities, including dates of involvement and any leadership positions held. See help text for considerations.
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