Apply for the Neag School Alumni Board Scholarship

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Alumni Board Scholarship Application Form — Fall 2021

The Neag School’s Alumni Board sponsors a scholarship given annually to a graduate student(s) in the Neag School of Education.

The Alumni Board, composed of graduates of the Neag School of Education, created this scholarship as a means of investing in the education and experience of future generations of Neag School students.

The Board seeks to support a Neag School student(s) with strong academic achievement and in need of financial assistance through this scholarship fund. The award(s) will be made to a student(s) enrolled in a graduate program in the Neag School.

Award Parameters

— In Fall 2022, the applicant must be currently enrolled in a graduate program (Master’s, Sixth-Year, or Ph.D.) in UConn’s Neag School of Education or beginning a graduate program (Master’s, Sixth-Year, or Ph.D.) in the Neag School.

— Demonstrated academic achievement

— Demonstrated financial need

For consideration, please complete the following application form and attach a 300-word essay detailing your qualifications for this scholarship in terms of one of the following criteria: (1) A financial need; (2) Academic excellence.

In your essay, please address one or more of the following:

(a) Factors or experiences that led you to choose a career in education;

(b) Obstacles you have had to overcome to earn a degree;

(c) How you would like to use your education to improve the lives of others;

(d) Difficult life choices you have had to make that illustrate your character and/or personal integrity;

(e) Personal qualities/characteristics you share with an outstanding educator you have known.

Written application will be scored according to the following criteria: Coherent Essay Development; Financial Need and/or Academic Excellence; and Evidence of Personal Character, Integrity, and Resilience

Also required as a part of your application are your current résumé and an unofficial copy of your transcript.


  • Please attach the following: — A 300-word essay detailing your qualifications in reference to this scholarship as outlined above — A copy of your current résumé — An unofficial copy of your transcript
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