Elizabeth Baker Woods Scholarship Program for Graduate Students in Learning and Teaching

Elizabeth Baker Woods Scholarship Program for Graduate Students in Learning and Teaching

Elizabeth Baker Woods
This scholarship award is in memory of Elizabeth Baker Woods who, before her marriage, taught grades one through eight in a one-room schoolhouse in North Dakota before and during World War I. It is in her honor that the University of San Diego names this scholarship program that will provide financial assistance to qualified students who share a similar love and commitment to the teaching profession. The scholarship is granted annually by her daughter who is among the faculty in the School of Leadership and Education Sciences at the University of San Diego.
Elizabeth Baker Woods Scholarship Program
The University will awards scholarships annually to incoming and continuing students. The amount of the scholarship is variable up to $3000, depending on the financial need of the recipient and availability of funding. Baker Woods Scholarship awards may also be combined with other forms of University and outside financial aid for students with demonstrated need. Preference will be given to re-entry with dependents. Applicants must have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher, or a graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher for 24 or more units completed, each from an accredited institution.
Application Procedures
    1. Complete the scholarship application form.
    2. Submit a required one-page essay.
    3. Submit a letter from a professor recommending him/her for the award. This letter should address the applicant's financial need and academic performance and should be attached to the application package.
All scholarship application materials must be submitted with the application and are due by the application deadline.
On a separate sheet, attach a one-page typed, double-spaced essay in which you address the following two questions.
    1. How did you become interested in your field of study?
    2. What do you believe you can contribute to your field upon completion of your degree?

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