Sharon Aikenhead Waugh Memorial Scholarship
Sharon Aikenhead was born in Calgary, Alberta on October 25, 1939, the daughter of Douglas and Madge Aikenhead. She attended the Hanna and Stettler elementary schools and, after moving to Calgary in 1950, Balmoral Junior High School and Crescent Heights High School. During her studies in the Faculty of Education (now the Werklund School of Education) at the University of Alberta in Calgary (now the University of Calgary) she won the Olive M. Fisher Award for excellence in practice teaching. She began her teaching career in Calgary in 1959 teaching in several elementary schools. After her untimely death July 14, 1968, the Calgary and District Council of the International Reading Association decided to honour her through the presentation of an award. In 1976 Sharon’s parents established a trust fund at the University of Calgary. The award was first presented in 1977 and continues to acknowledge Sharon’s contribution to the teaching profession and her involvement in professional organizations
Donor Endowed by Dr. & Mrs. J.D. Aikenhead and the Calgary & District Council of the International Reading Association, in memory of Sharon Aikenhead Waugh
Field of Study Learning in language and/or literacy
Value $2,300
Number One
Duration One year
Eligibility Open to students registered full-time in a thesis-based specialization in the Educational Research program who have completed at least two graduate courses.
Citizenship Unrestricted
Where Tenable University of Calgary, Faculty of Graduate Studies
Category Recommended by Program
Apply Students interested in the award should consult the Werklund School of Education. A recommendation will be forwarded to the Graduate Scholarship Office. The recommendation is subject to final approval of the Graduate Scholarship Committee.
Deadline February 1
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