This scholarship was developed in 1998 by the students of the 1997–1998 Executive Board of the Student Education Association at Illinois State University to recognize their faculty advisor, John T. Goeldi. John was a teacher who cared about his students and the future of education. He served as professor in the School of Teaching and Learning (formerly the Department of Curriculum and Instruction) and as the director of Clinical Experiences and Certification Processes for seven years. He offered support and guidance to many future teachers, and this scholarship was created to recognize his invaluable contributions and dedication to the organization.
(1 award, $1,000) Candidates must be members of the Student Education Association of Illinois State University, active for at least two consecutive semesters. A candidate must have a 2.8 grade point average, be a member of the Illinois Education Association and the National Education Association, and plan to teach after graduation. Candidates must have signed verification from the Student Education Association President.
SEA verification form: Please email a verification form listing the semesters that you have been active in the Student Education Association, signed by the president of the Student Education Association, to TEScholarships@ilstu.edu.
FERPA Waiver: You must sign and submit the form with each application to be eligible for any award, but you are free to withhold any or all of the permissions listed. A clear scan or photograph of your FERPA waiver only will be accepted (on-campus scanning equipment is available at Milner Library).