About Edwyna Wheadon
Edwyna Wheadon was a long-time member of NCTE and was active in the Houston Council of Teachers of English affiliate. Ms. Wheadon, during her lifetime, 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 headquarters 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.
Stacey “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.
Edwyna Wheadon Postgraduate Training Scholarship funds will provide funding for professional development experiences for English/Language Arts teachers 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 scholarship consists of $500 (or more, depending upon interest generated, rounded to the nearest $100) and is made once annually. 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—on behalf of the recipient and may be used toward degree or non-degree courses.
Applicants must be
- teachers of English/Language Arts in a publicly funded institution
- NCTE members by December 31st of the year prior to the scholarship deadline for which they are applying
Applications should be submitted no later than January 31st of each year. To apply for the Edwyna Wheadon Postgraduate Training Scholarship Fund, download a copy of the guidelines and application (PDF Format) and submit before the January 31st deadline. Applicants will be informed of decisions by March 15th so that awardees can benefit from proposed activities and/or materials during the following semesters.
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