IUPUI-Ernest G. Heppner Scholarship for Social Justice and Diversity (School of Education)

Awarded to an undergraduate student who has been accepted into the Teacher Education Program with a secondary education major pursuing certification in Social Studies or Language Arts. Must have a 3.0 GPA. Special consideration shall be given to an undergraduate, non-traditional, returning adult student.

Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated:
1. a commitment to social justice and diversity in human relations and
2. knowledge and understanding of the history of the Jewish Holocaust through individual study, university assignments, or public school classroom activities.

Additional Criteria:
Write a brief essay (500 words or less) on either of the following topics:
1. “Describe your personal and professional commitment to social justice and diversity in public education.”
2. “Why is it important to teach the history of the Jewish Holocaust to youth in Indiana?”

Award
varies
Deadline
01/29/2023
Supplemental Questions
  1. Write a brief essay (500 words or less) on either of the following topics:

    1. “Describe your personal and professional commitment to social justice and diversity in public education.”

    2. “Why is it important to teach the history of the Jewish Holocaust to youth in Indiana?”

  2. How has your thinking about teaching in an urban setting evolved since you began the teacher education program? Discuss the challenges you may still face and the progress you have made.
  3. Faculty letter of recommendation

    You are responsible to check if the reference letter has been submitted. Double check the email address you enter, if an incorrect email is entered, there is no system error. You will be responsible to follow up with your reference and communicate with them about the request for a letter of recommendation.