Scholarship Purpose: This endowment was established in 2002 through a trust in the will of Eithal Hanson Curry '46. It honors the teaching careers of her husband and herself. Both worked their way through college. Howard Paul Curry '45, M.S.E. '46, grew up in Waverly, taught at Irving Junior High School, and served as principal for many years at schools in Bloomington and Rockford. Eithal decided in third grade that she would be a teacher. She earned two teachers certificates and taught six years in South Dakota and several more years in Illinois before earning her college degree twelve years after graduating from high school. When she retired, she had taught school for 41 consecutive years. The scholarship is awarded to a sophomore, junior, or senior enrolled in the College of Education, with a 3.0/4.0 GPA, who plans to teach in grades K-8. Assets of this endowment are invested in the Illinois State University Endowment Investment Pool.
Minimum Undergraduate GPA: 3.0 3.00 , 3.10 , 3.1 , 3.20 , 3.2 , 3.30 , 3.3 , 3.40 , 3.4 , 3.50 , 3.5 , 3.60 , 3.6 , 3.70 , 3.7 , 3.80 , 3.8 , 3.90 , 3.9 , 4.00 , 4.0
High School GPA: There is no High School GPA requirement for this scholarship.
Essay: An Essay is required towards applying for this scholarship.
Application Deadline: March
Financial Need: This scholarship requires a student to have a Financial Need to be eligible to receive the scholarship. In order to establish "Financial Need", a student must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can file the FAFSA at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/.
This scholarship is not open to International Students.
Community Service: There is a community service requirement in applying for this scholarship.
Leadership: There is a leadership experience requirement in applying for this scholarship.
Fund Group: 3
Fund Type: 2
Fund Purpose: 15
Fund primary Goal:
Fund Status: O
Scholarship Type: F
Survey Code: 08
For more information on applying to this scholarship, please visit the Dean of Education website.