Undergraduate Scholarship Award Requirements

These awards are very specific, and can only be awarded to those who meet the requirements specified by the donors. The Teacher Education Department cannot change these criteria. If there are no qualified applicants for a specific award in a particular year, that scholarship will not be awarded.

  • Awards are $800 and higher, depending on number of applicants. Some scholarships may be awarded to more than one recipient in the same year.
  • Scholarships are restricted to tuition. A student whose other financial assistance meets or exceeds tuition is not eligible for additional scholarship dollars. (e.g., tuition remission, graduate assistantships).
  • Students must be full-time status for award year. (12 or more hours for Undergraduates, 9 or more hours for Graduates).
  • The FAFSA form must be filed before the March 1st deadline for applicants who wish to be considered for need based awards. Please contact the Bradley Office of Financial Assistance for more information.

Awards for students with demonstrated financial need:

Leo G. Bent Award

  • Open to all Education majors regardless of age, race, or gender
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need
  • GPA of 3.25 or higher
  • Enrollment at Bradley University for at least one academic year before application
  • Awarded to a senior (can be a junior when applying, but must be a senior the year of the award)
  • Recipients shall be enrolled as full-time students in good academic standing

John E. Martin Endowed Memorial Scholarship

  • Open to all Education majors regardless of age, race, or gender
  • For full-time student in good academic standing
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need

Albert F. Siepert Memorial Scholarship

  • Open to all Education majors regardless of age, race, or gender
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need
  • Recipients shall be enrolled as full-time students in good academic standing 

Awards regardless of financial need

Donna and William Bonifield Prize in Elementary Education

  • Open to Elementary Education majors, regardless of age, race, or gender
  • GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Plan to student teach the next academic year
  • Recipients shall be enrolled as full-time students in good academic standing

Mildred A. Gove Endowed Scholarship

  • Open to all Education majors who are older than 21 years of age
  • Open to non-traditional students, regardless of age, race, or gender
  • Recipients shall be enrolled as full-time students in good academic standing

Students who are currently enrolled at Bradley University will find application instructions and forms on Sakai under the Teacher Education – All majors tab. Applications are due Feb. 15th for scholarships that will be used the following academic year.