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Endowed Undergraduate Awards Recognizing Nontraditional Students

Debra Bear Memorial Award: recognizes individuals enrolled in early childhood or elementary education majors. First preference is given to individuals who have returned to college after years of life experience. Generally, recipients are individuals older than typical undergraduate age who have chosen to continue their education.

Timothy Collins Stafford Scholarship: acknowledges an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in elementary education. First preference is given to a student who has delayed continuance of his or her education at least ten years and experienced challenges during that time.

 To apply for any of these awards, return to the Student Awards page and refer to the section on Procedures and Deadlines.

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