Edwyna Wheadon Postgraduate Training
2009 Edwyna Wheadon Scholarship Fund Recipient: Melanie Masterton, Tujunga, CA
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. 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.
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 shall consist of $500 (or more, depending upon interest generated, rounded to the nearest $100) and shall be made once annually. Scholarship payments will be 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.
Applications should be submitted no later than January 31st of each year. Applicants will be informed of decisions by March 15th so that awardees can benefit from proposed activities and/or materials during the following semesters.
Applicants shall be teachers of English/Language Arts in a publicly funded institution.
For more information
For questions or comments relating to this scholarship competition, please contact:
Mail: National Council of Teachers of English
Attn: Edwyna Wheadon Postgraduate Training Scholarship Fund
1111 W. Kenyon Road
Urbana, IL 61801
Fax: 217-328-0977 - Attention Felisa Mann
Download a copy of the guidelines and application