Scholarship

Meet our scholarship winners!

Laura Beck – Asset Scholarship Winner Fall 2017

Laura standing outdoors.

Laura’s professional goals include graduating from TWU with a B.A. in Art History, receiving a M.F.A in Photography from SCAD and possibly receiving a PhD in Classics. One day she would like to teach Art and Art History at a collegiate level while owning and operating a photography and design studio. She also plans to open a scholarship fund for non-traditional students who are returning to college to pursue a degree in the arts. After the arts, her second professional passion in life is animals. Laura would like to one day open a non-kill animal shelter and rescue center for dogs.

A poodle playing in a stream.

Laura’s personal goals include seeing the world and all the pieces of art she’s had the opportunity to study. She also plans on hiking as many mountains as possible with her dog Watson, who is a lover of the outdoors himself. Laura hopes to never stop setting new goals or dreaming new dreams.

 

 

 

Khara Sherrill – J Wilkes Berry Scholarship Winner Spring 2017

Khara Sherrill, Senior Secretary in the Teacher Education Department, is the recipient of the J. Wilkes Berry Scholarship for Spring 2017. Khara is returning to college to complete her degree in Sociology, after having taken time off to raise her family. She has set the goal of completing her degree by the end of 2018. This scholarship enables Khara to purchase books and other needed supplies for her Spring 2017 courses without having to stress where that money will come from. In listening to Khara, it is evident that she has a passion for helping people and making a difference in the lives of others. Her dream job is to become an advocate for victims either with a Police Department or in a social service organization.

ASSET Scholarship

ASSET scholarship is awarded every spring for the fall semester to a permanent full-time or permanent part-time TWU staff member enrolled in undergraduate or graduate courses at TWU during the fall semester. Applicants do not have to be members of ASSET to be eligible for the scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria 

  • Must submit a complete application packet, which includes:
  • Have been employed at least three consecutive months by the start of the fall term;
  • Be a student in good standing if he/she has previously enrolled at TWU. New students must meet normal admission standards and should submit an application with this request, if one has not already been submitted.

J. Wilkes Berry, Ph.D. Memorial Endowment Fund Scholarship

The J. Wilkes Berry scholarship is awarded in the fall for the spring semester to a permanent full-time or permanent part-time TWU staff member enrolled in undergraduate or graduate courses.  However, first priority will be given to those seeking a baccalaureate degree. 
Applicants do not have to be members of ASSET to be eligible for the scholarship.

Deadline

Deadline – December 15 @ 5:00 PM. Applications that are incomplete received by or after the deadline will not be considered for the scholarship.

To Apply 

Complete J. Wilkes Berry Scholarship application, which includes:

  • The application
  • An essay of approximately 250-300 words concerning his/her academic interests, professional goals, and work experience to demonstrate his/her ability and commitment to his/her chosen field of study. Essay should be clear, use succinct sentences and appropriate grammar and style.
  • Three (3) recommendations using the J. Wilkes Berry recommendation form

Eligibility

  • Be a full time or part-time permanent TWU employee (NOTE:  Graduate Assistants are not eligible);
  • Must have been employed at least three consecutive months by the start of the spring term;
  • Be a student in good standing if he/she has previously enrolled at TWU.  New students must meet normal admission standards and should submit an application with this request, if one has not already been submitted.

Return all materials by the deadline to:

Sandy Walker, ASSET Scholarship Committee Chair
c/o Enrollment Services
ADM 121  x81-3011
swalker10@twu.edu

FAX 81-3072
Texas Woman's University
P.O. Box 425589
Denton, Texas 76204-5589
Deadline: December 15 @ 5:00 PM

Personal Development Award (PDA)

The Personal Development Award is awarded in the fall and can be used anytime during the academic year.  Only ASSET members are eligible for this award. 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be a current member;
  • Must have been a member of ASSET for one year and participated in three activities (bake sale, craft show, Adopt A Spot, hosted a meeting, attended a meeting, etc.) the previous year;
  • Must submit Professional Development Award application for a drawing;
  • Must bring the information about the event to the board in advance of attendance;
  • Must attend the event within one year of being awarded the money;
  • Must give a presentation or give handouts at general meeting after attending the event.