Students are invited to apply for the annual Thomas E. Daniels Memorial Scholarship. The deadline for applications is March 30, 2009. Applications may be found online.
Professor Thomas E. Daniels taught in the Languages and Literatures Program at UWGB from 1968 until his untimely death in 1980. Having earned a Ph. D. in American Studies from Washington State University, he was very well-suited to be one of the founding members of an interdisciplinary program and university. Professor Daniels’ research focused on American literature in the 1920s and 1930s, in particular on the work of Thomas Wolfe, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Ernest Hemingway, but his courses explored the interconnections between literature and history, sociology, economics, and philosophy. In addition, he emphasized the importance of World Literature, noting that American culture does not exist in a vacuum. A charismatic individual, Thomas Daniels helped define the character of the Humanities at UWGB.
GUIDELINES FOR THE THOMAS E. DANIELS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
- At the time of application or nomination, the student must have at least sophomore standing and be seeking support for full-time undergraduate study at UWGB.
- The student must be a declared major or minor in English or Modern Languages.
- The student must show an academic record of high achievement and must present statements from at least two faculty members attesting to the student’s promise for distinguished academic success and commitment to high intellectual standards.
- Previous winners of Crandall or Daniels cash awards are not eligible to win a further cash award although they can apply and receive Finalist recognition. Applicants are encouraged to apply for both scholarships if they are eligible, but will only receive a cash award for one.