Elaine Robbins Ferry Scholarship

Purpose: A fund, in honor of Elaine Robbins Ferry, the daughter of Louise and Frank Ferry, and to provide scholarships for students in the College of Education at the University, for completion of studies in the Special Education Certification Program at the undergraduate level.

Requirements:
  1. Meet minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the College of Education.
  2. Maintain full time enrollment in the College of Education.
  3. Maintain a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  4. Be at least a Junior (have satisfactorily completed 60 hours of degree applicable coursework).
  5. Be admitted to the Teacher Education program in the College of Education at the University of North Texas
  6. Have filed a degree plan to pursue Special Education Certification at the undergraduate level; have already satisfactorily completed or be currently enrolled in a combined total of at least three (3) of the Program's required courses; and still have both Professional Development Semesters ahead of them.
  7. Complete the "Supplemental Application Questionnaire," and exhibit a commitment to, upon graduation
      1) working with students with severe/profound cognitive and/or physical disabilities; and
      2) working with students primarily as a classroom teacher, rather than as a resource specialist or consultant.
      While both these two criteria are important (1) will carry more weight than (2).
  8. Recipients of this award will be asked to perform the following as a condition of the scholarship award:
      • Perform 10 volunteer hours through the Arc of Denton County before graduation. (Very Important)
      • Complete practicums in Special Education Certification courses involving students with severe/profound cognitive and/or physical disabilities, and/or multiple disabilities.
      • One of the applicant's four placements during their PDS must be in settings with students with severe/profound cognitive and/or physical disabilities, and/or multiple disabilities.
  9. Attend if possible, the Arc of Denton County Banquet on Monday, April 28th with Mr. and Mrs. Ferry.