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Dr. Constance Wyzard Memorial Scholarship for Educational Technology
Sean Ellenberger Memorial Scholarship
Bette R. Joy Teacher Scholarship
Kem C. and Carolyn B. Gardner Scholarship


Dr. Constance Wyzard Memorial Scholarship for Educational Technology

Constance WyzardWe are pleased to accept applications for Dr. Constance Wyzard Memorial Scholarship for Educational Technology. Dr. Connie Wyzard was a pioneer in technology integration and joined Boise State’s Department of Educational Technology soon after it was formed. She passed away on Dec. 7, 2012, following a long illness. Wyzard won national awards in 1996 for service to adjudicated youth with disabilities and for work in alternative school networking. In 2005, Boise State students recognized her for her inspirational and impactful teaching. She designed and managed the department’s only undergraduate course, which serves about 500 pre-service teachers every year. She also was a tireless researcher, writer, and conference presenter, and wanted little more in life or death than loving her children and helping students.

Application Requirements

  • Recipients will have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.5.
  • Full-time student (minimum of 12 credits undergraduate or 9 credits graduate) OR Part-time (minimum of 6 credits undergrad and 5 credits graduate).
  • Completed 18 or more credits in Boise State University’s Educational Technology program.
  • Must be a practicing K-12 classroom teacher.
  • An essay of no more than 500 words on the applicant’s classroom integration of technology.

Application Process

  1. Write a letter detailing your qualifications and interest in the scholarship. Also, discuss how you have integrated technology in your classroom to support student learning.
  2. Include your name, student ID number, email, and address
  3. By Feb 15th, complete the university scholarship application in academic works and specifically apply for the Dr. Contance Wyzard Memorial Scholarship.The award amount can vary from year to year. The award is applied toward next academic year’s tuition.
    You can send questions about this scholarship to Patrick Lowenthal at patricklowenthal@boisestate.edu

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Sean Ellenberger Memorial Scholarship

We are pleased to accept applications for the Sean Ellenberger Memorial Scholarship.

Sean Ellenberger was a dedicated teacher of at-risk youth in Florida, and graduated from the Master’s in Educational Technology program in 2008. He was extremely proud of his accomplishments, and had dreams of continuing his efforts to support at-risk learners and pursuing doctoral studies. It was such a pleasure to meet Sean in person at graduation, and see his enthusiasm and pride. Several weeks after his graduation, Sean passed away due to a shooting that occurred during a robbery. The department established the scholarship in Sean’s honor in the hope that we could encourage the continuation of his dream, and support other enthusiastic, dedicated educators in the Master’s program who are interested in working with at-risk youth.

Scholarship Requirements

  • Currently enrolled Master’s degree student (MS or MET)
  • 3.5 GPA minimum
  • Completed 12 or more units of Master’s program
  • Career experience or goals of working with at-risk youth

Application Process

  1. Write a letter detailing your qualifications and interest in the scholarship. Financial need will be considered, but not a deciding factor in awarding the funds. We are particularly interested in supporting individuals currently working with at-risk children or teens. Explain how your degree will help you achieve those goals.
  2. Include your name, student ID number, email, and address
  3. By Feb 15th, complete the university scholarship application in academic works and specifically apply for the Sean Ellenberger Memorial Scholarship.The award amount can vary from year to year. The award is applied toward next academic year’s tuition.
    You can send questions about this scholarship to Patrick Lowenthal at patricklowenthal@boisestate.edu

“The Boise State University EdTech Master’s Program was an example of what kind of a reward a person can earn if they are willing to work for their own educational dreams.” Sean Ellenberger, 2008.

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Foundation Scholarships:

Bette R. Joy Teacher Scholarship

To be eligible:

  • Registered at Boise State University full-time (12 or more credits) or part-time ( 6-11 credits)
  • Undergraduate or graduate student
  • Required Major: Teaching (EdTech qualifies)
  • Financial need as defined by the Boise State University Financial Aid Office
  • Required:  Students who are mothers
  • There is generally about $4000 available that will be split by Scholarship Committee based on applications received.

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Kem C. and Carolyn B. Gardner Scholarship

To be eligible:

  • Registered at Boise State University full-time (12 credits or more) or part-time (6-11 credits)
  • Undergraduate or graduate student
  • Open to refugees to the US, minorities and women
  • Required Major: Technology-related fields
  • Min. GPA – 2.0 for undergrads.
  • Financial need as defined by Boise State University Financial Aid Office.

To be considered for these two Foundation scholarships, complete the Foundation scholarship application. You can use the How to Apply checklist, or go directly to the Foundation page. Students must re-submit an application each year.

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