The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) at Bradley University is pleased to announce that two FCS incoming freshmen are awarded Arnold / Wheeler scholarships in the Fall semester. Each awardee becomes either a “C. C. Wheeler Scholar” or a "Mildred Arnold Scholar," termed Arnold / Wheeler or A / W Scholar, with an accompanying annual scholarship of $4,000. Each scholarship award may be renewed annually for up to four years, provided the student maintains a minimum GPA of 3.00 and completes the scholarship requirements each semester.
Freshman and sophomore scholars develop research ideas with faculty, and complete components of the scientific research process. In addition to regular contact with their faculty mentors, all scholars benefit from consultation from the C.C.Wheeler Institute, and monthly research meetings with FCS faculty and student researchers. Upper class scholars are expected to initiate a research or service project with an FCS faculty member no later than their junior year. Students must present their results at the Bradley Student Scholarship EXPO, and submit their project to a peer-reviewed journal or other professional forum during their final semester. Please click here to learn more about recent Mildred Arnold Scholars and their research projects.
Please download the A / W Scholarship application brochure.
Mildred Arnold, a 1932 alumna of Bradley University, was committed to furthering the philosophy of Family and Consumer Sciences through scholarly activity.
C. C. Wheeler
Cecelia Chesko Wheeler, a 1942 alumna of Bradley University, was committed to empowering women and families. The Wheeler Estate gift, the 4th largest individual gift in Bradley history also supports the C.C.Wheeler Institute for Family Well-Being and the C. C. Wheeler Endowed Professorship.
As continuing FCS majors, upperclassmen are eligible to apply for several scholarships ranging from several hundred to $3,000 per year. These scholarships have been established through the generous donations of our gracious alumnae.