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Lela Winegarner Scholarship

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Merit Based
September 15, 2020


The Lela Winegarner Fellowship was established by (Hazel) Merret Culbertson. The gift honors her sister, Lela Winegarner, who was a loyal member of the ISU family for about 25 years, working in the area of English as well as the International Student Program. The purpose of the fund is to provide financial support for outstanding international graduate students pursuing careers of service to individuals in this country or their home country. All international students admitted to Illinois State Graduate School programs who plan to use their education in a service capacity are eligible.

Scholarship Requirements:

a. Personal Statements. Applicants submit three separate statements of no more than 250 words each--one on each topic listed below: a. Academic excellence, e.g. awards and recognition received. b. Career goals. c. Financial need

b. Letters of Reference. Three letters of reference must be received in the Graduate School no later than September 15. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the recommendation letters are received on time. The letters must be sent by the referees directly to, dddavid@ilstu.edu, with the subject line: WINEGARNER SCHOLARSHIP REVIEW. At least one letter must come from someone who can address the applicant's future career of service to the home country. Name of each person from whom letters of recommendation have been requested.

How To Apply:

Online Application is Required