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Irene and Curtis Ulmer Scholarship for Adult Education

The Irene and Curtis Ulmer Scholarship in Adult Education is an annual award given to an outstanding doctoral student.

Curtis and Irene were members of the UGA community since the late 1960s. Curtis Ulmer was head of the Department of Adult Education from 1967 until 1981 and continued on as faculty until 1986, at which time he was named as Professor Emeritus. Irene Ulmer was an advisor and instructor in the Career Planning and Placement Department from 1968 until her retirement in 1983. The scholarship program is a continuation of their timeless friendship and commitment to the students in the department.

The award is a one-year stipend designed to support students in their tuition, fees, and other expenses. Awards may also be used for students’ research and travel to professional conferences.

At a Glance

  • Deadline: January 24, 2022
  • Audience: Graduate Students
  • Financial Aid Type: Scholarship
  • Semesters: Spring
  • Sponsor: Dr. Curtis and Mrs. Irene Ulmer


The applicant must:

  • Be fully admitted to the doctoral program in Learning, Leadership and Organization Development at the University of Georgia
  • Demonstrate interests and experiences that address the advancement of adult education in the public or non-profit sectors and not the corporate or for-profit world
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Demonstrate experience in the practice and research of adult education and show potential for leadership in the field
  • Be a citizen of the United States

How to Apply

Students should submit a letter of intent (2 pages maximum) which addresses three criteria:

  1. Contributions to the Department and University
  2. Contributions to the field of adult education in terms of practice and research presentations and publications
  3. Potential for future contributions to the field; as well as a current vita to Zu Reuter
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