Bessie and Joe Killen Education Scholarship

Purpose: Established in honor of Bessie and Joe Killen and intended for full-time undergraduate and graduate students majoring in education and seeking a teacher certification.


  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the College of Education in effect at the time of any award.
  2. Maintain full-time enrollment at the University, unless they have fewer than twice the number of semester hours required to be full-time remaining in their degree program.
  3. Enroll as a full-time student in the College of Education at the University seeking a teacher certification; in the event no applicant possesses this characteristic, then students enrolling full-time in the College of Education will be eligible for consideration.

Note: This scholarship may continue to be awarded to a previous recipient on an annual basis in successive years if the recipient reapplies for this scholarship and continues to meet the eligibility requirements outlined above.