The late William Chandler Bagley, a 1908 Professor of Education, and 1909 director of the School of Education, established the William Chandler Bagley Scholarship. In 1914, the first two degrees of Doctor of Philosophy with an Education major were granted. Bagley passed away in 1946 and left a legacy as someone who insisted that formal training and experience were needed to promote good educational practice. These scholarships are funded by friends of the College. Since 1988, the College of Education has designated outstanding undergraduate and graduate students as Bagley Scholars.

Scholarships are by academic merit, professional experience, public service, and commitment to the field of Education. Each year, a number of doctoral students are designated as outstanding William Chandler Bagley Doctoral Scholars. Bagley Doctoral scholars are eligible for a maximum of two Bagley scholarships.

Scholarship amount: $2,000.  The awardee will receive a $2,000.00 taxable award payable in two installments (½ fall; ½ spring) which will be applied to the student account.  However, the spring disbursement is pending satisfactory progress in fall. 

Eligibility

  1. Registered graduate student in the College of Education.
  2. Students are considered for this award by faculty nominations.
  3. Maintain full-time student status (minimum of 12 hours in fall and spring semesters).
  4. Maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 in fall and spring semesters.

Awardee Expectations

  1. Be a registered full-time master's or doctoral student in the College of Education during the fall and spring semesters.
  2. Maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 in fall and spring semesters
  3. Attend the College of Education Student Recognition Brunch held in November to meet the donor, and write and thank the donor.