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Automatically Eligible

Scholarships available for students pursuing secondary educational careers are listed below.

Education students are automatically eligible for the following scholarships:

Arnie Henjum Education Scholarship

Irene Henjum and the late Dr. Arnie Henjum established this scholarship for secondary education students who demonstrate excellence in education, a deep commitment to the practices of teaching and the study of learning, and outstanding potential to contribute to the field of education. Henjum, a professor of education at Morris from 1964 until 1992, made innumerable contributions to public education in Minnesota.

Criteria: The Education faculty will choose Morris students or graduates based on GPA, faculty recommendations, personal interview, written statements, a deep commitments to the practices of teaching and the study of learning, outstanding potential to contribute to the field of education and practicum evaluation to be “the best and the brightest” student enrolling in next year's Secondary Education Program.

Amount: $900

American Indian Salt Springs Teacher Scholarship

The American Indian Salt Springs Award is presented to outstanding American Indian education students.

Criteria: A Multi-Ethnic Student Program committee chooses recipients on the basis of academic excellence and contribution to the Indian and campus community.

Amount: $1,000

Florence Eystad Gahm Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship was given in Florence Eystad Gahm’s memory by her late husband, Wilbur Gahm. Florence was a passionate advocate for education and a member of the West Central Educational Development Association, the organization that lobbied for the establishment of the Morris campus. In the 1960s, she taught remedial noncredit English for Morris students who didn’t qualify for freshman composition. Recipients are junior English majors who plan to teach secondary education or at the college level.

Criteria: Junior, English major, preferably Minnesota resident, intending to teach secondary education

Renewable senior year by maintaining academic progress requirements

Amount: $1,200

Hansen Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship was established by the children of Daisy Regis Hansen and Harry A. Hansen. Daisy was a Morris faculty member who taught stringed instrument technique and, for a time, served as concertmistress of the orchestra. Harry worked as custodian in the Morris public schools. The scholarship is presented to a student majoring in music or music education on the basis of academic merit, including outstanding musical performance.

Secondary Education Alumni Scholarship

The Secondary Education Alumni Scholarship is awarded to a secondary education student based on academic merit. This scholarship is made possible by collective gifts from UMM education alumni.