Saint Xavier University Chicago Campus

Elaine Gallagher Science Scholarship

Application Deadline:
December 15
Duration:
One-Time
Amount Range:
$475 - $950
Contact:
Dr. John Zibert
773-341-5024
zibert@sxu.edu

Scholarship Details

The Elaine Gallagher Science Scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students in the Education Department (formerly known as the School of Education) who are science majors in secondary education or students in early childhood or elementary education who may teach science at any level. This scholarship is funded by a donation from the estate of alumna Elaine Gallagher and gifts given in her memory.

The Award

The Committee of the Elaine Gallagher Science Education Scholarship seeks to honor Ms. Gallagher by assisting an admitted Education Department student who possesses the service and learning for life qualities of Elaine Gallagher. The scholarship is a tuition grant available to students who are science majors in secondary education or students in early childhood or elementary education or graduate programs who may teach science at any level.

Exact amount of tuition grants depends on available funds from endowments and individual student's account status. Please check with Financial Aid before applying.

Requirements

  • Applicants must complete the online application form below. The two letters of recommendation must be mailed or hand-delivered. Complete applications will include the application form, the essay, two letters of recommendation (with forms attached) and a resume. Only complete applications will be reviewed.
  • Applicants must submit an essay (double-spaced, one to two pages). Please tell the scholarship committee about the qualities of Ms. Elaine Gallagher that you possess, providing specific examples. Include the plans you have for your work in the field of education.
  • Please request that two persons write letters of recommendation for you. One recommendation should be from a faculty member in education at Saint Xavier University. The second recommendation should be from someone external to the University and who knows your professional or volunteer work related to education or one of your current or previous science instructors. The letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the address below, postmarked by December 15 or hand delivered by December 15 to WAC G-203:

Saint Xavier University
Elaine Gallagher Scholarship Committee
c/o Education Department
3700 W. 103rd Street
Chicago, IL 60655

Application Form

The application form is closed to any further submissions.