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Edwyna Wheadon Postgraduate Training Scholarship Fund

About Edwyna Wheadon

Edwyna Wheadon was a long-time member of the National Council of Teachers of English (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. 

Scholarship Overview

The Edwyna Wheadon Postgraduate Training Scholarship Fund provides funding for professional development experiences for English/Language Arts teachers working in public educational institutions. The purpose of the scholarship is to support postgraduate training to enhance teaching skills and/or career development in teaching.

The $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 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.


Applications should download a copy of the guidelines and application and submit (1) a signed applicant data form and (2) separate 500-word statement by no later than January 31, 2016. 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.

2015 Recipient

Stacey Lynn HughesStacey “Lynn” Hughes has taught ESOL for the past 11 years. Lynn currently teaches at Davis Early Childhood Center for Technology, a public charter school in Cayce, SC, where she also supports ELL learners in their ELA classrooms. The Wheadon Scholarship will help fund her M.Ed. at Anderson University.

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