Scholarship Purpose: Patricia (Hunkler) and Larry Stagen started their "Pay-It-Forward" endeavor by establishing the Hunkler-Stagen Teaching Scholarship in memory of Pat's parents, Mildred and Ray Hunkler, and her grandparents, Ruth and John Hunkler. Each candidate must be enrolled as a new freshman or as an upper-class student in good standing at ISU; have plans to become a teacher; demonstrated financial need; submit an essay describing the student's desire to become a teacher; understand that the scholarship award will be applied to the student's tuition and fees; and submit two references from high school faculty (if entering freshman) or from university/college (if upperclassman). All things being equal, preference is to be given to students who are graduates of Farmer City Blue-Ridge High School, Deer Creek-Mackinaw High School, East Peoria High School, or Washington High School. Assets of this endowment are invested in the Illinois State University endowment Investment Pool.
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/.NOADDITIONAL_REQ
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.