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Edwyna Wheadon Postgraduate Training Scholarship
2018 Scholarship Recipient
Alexandra Greene from Bozeman High School, Bozeman, Montana is the recipient of the 2018 NCTE Edwyna Wheadon Postgraduate Training Scholarship. The scholarship will help fund Alexandra’s studies in reading at Montana State University Billings.
Alexandra Greene has lived in Montana since she was 5 years old. She attended a rural school (80 students, kindergarten through 8th grade) in Big Sky, Montana, before moving to Bozeman where she currently lives. Her unique experiences in rural education sparked her interest in reading literacy. As a result, she completed her senior capstone on one-room schoolhouses in rural Montana. She was chosen to present at NCTE 2014 in Washington, DC, for her project’s originality. In her visits to one-room schoolhouses, she witnessed the unique literacy needs of students from rural Montana. This experience inspired her to teach reading intervention classes in two schools in Montana—formerly Belgrade Middle School and currently Bozeman High School (BHS). Presently, she teaches English II, special education collab English I, and special education collab MTSS (Multi Tiered System of Support) Tier II English I at BHS.
Nomination Deadline: January 31
To provide funding for professional development experiences for English/Language Arts teachers working in public educational institutions. The scholarship supports postgraduate training to enhance teaching skills and/or career development in teaching.
Applicants are required to be teachers of English/Language Arts in a publicly funded institution. At the time of the award, the recipient must also be a member of NCTE.
Applicants must complete the Application Form and include a written statement of no more than 500 words indicating:
- the professional development experience for which you seek support and include specific details such as course titles, planned dates of study, fees, etc.
- why you feel that you should be considered for this scholarship and how it will serve you in your career.
A $500 scholarship is awarded once each year. On behalf of the recipient, scholarship payments are issued directly to any of the following: accredited, degree-granting public and private two-year junior and community colleges, four-year colleges and universities, and graduate and professional schools. Scholarship payments may be used toward degree or non-degree courses.
Applicants will be informed of the committee’s decision by March 15, so that the awardee can benefit from proposed activities during the following semester.Application Form
Edwyna Wheadon was a long-time member of NCTE and was active in the Houston Council of Teachers of English affiliate. During her lifetime, Ms. Wheadon established a scholarship program for teachers in the Houston area who desired to continue their professional development. Upon her passing in 2002, Ms. Wheadon’s family established the Edwyna Wheadon Postgraduate Training Scholarship Fund at NCTE to honor her enduring passion for supporting the career-long education of classroom teachers. The Scholarship Fund is a memorial to her vision, ideas, and work.
Edwyna Wheadon Postgraduate Training Scholarship Recipients
2017 Danielle Tefft, Veterans Memorial High School, Corpus Christi, Texas
2016 Laura Mullen, Dover Sherborn Middle School, Dover, MA
2015 Stacey Lynn Hughes, Davis Early Childhood Center for Technology, Cayce, SC
2014 Alia Dickerson, Harambee Institute of Science & Technology Charter School, Philadelphia, PA