W. Owen Scott Fellowship for Academic Merit and Professional Promise
At a Glance
- Audience: Undergraduate students, graduate students
- Financial Aid Type: Scholarship
- Semesters: Spring
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sponsor: William Owen Scott family
The Owen Scott Scholars Award is given annually to recognize outstanding student scholarship and provide monetary support for student research in the department of educational psychology.
Eligible students are those who are enrolled in programs in the department and have not been previously awarded the honor.
How to Apply
Applications are typically received in the spring of the academic year through an annual call from the department’s graduate coordinator. Interested students should submit a current curriculum vita, a University of Georgia transcript, and a two-page, double-spaced letter addressed to the Owen Scott Committee.
This letter should emphasize:
- The candidate’s scholarly contributions, which might include scholarly applied work during their training at the University of Georgia, and
- How the candidate would use the monetary award to support their research
About the Sponsor
This award is sponsored through the generous memorial fund donation of the William Owen Scott family through the W. Owen Scott Scholars Foundation.
Dr. Owen Scott began teaching and conducting research in the department in 1951. Scott earned his bachelor’s degree from Alabama Polytechnic Institute in 1937, a master’s degree from George Peabody College (Vanderbilt) in 1947, and a doctoral degree from Vanderbilt in 1951.
Scott was a student advocate and over his career taught thousands of graduate students and served on their thesis and dissertation committees. He was a member of the research, evaluation, measurement, and statistics faculty (now quantitative methodology) and retired from the department in 1983. In his spare time, he was an avid golfer.