Scholarship

Meet Our Winners

Carolina Sheeder – 2021 ASSET Fall Scholarship

Carolina Sheeder

Carolina completed her Master’s degree in Mathematics at Texas Woman’s University in 2013 and taught in public schools and at a community college. Her new goal is to complete an MBA with an emphasis in Business Analytics. As an analyst in the Undergraduate Studies Department, she has the opportunity to learn and witness the education path of college students from a more analytical point of view. She says “One of the challenges my department faces every year is the need to train someone in IT to understand the TSI rules and make updates in Colleague to reflect the most recent changes in legislation to evaluate student’s TSI status. This specific MBA creates a pathway for me to become a certified business analyst giving me the tools for a deeper understanding and even opens the possibility of participating in the update of rules and processes needed in the software programs we use. I am hoping that if I am able to help my department to complete some of those processes internally it will also make the process more efficient through eliminating the training period.”

Vik Arunkumar – 2021 ASSET Fall Scholarship

Vik Arunkumar

Vik has been a Student Affairs professional for 18 years and is currently enrolled in the Doctoral Program in Sociology at Texas Woman’s University. He serves in the Student Life Division as an Associate Director with Housing and Dining. Vik stated “Finding the answer to the question – Why do groups do what they do? – led me to explore and apply for this program. As a lifelong learner, I learn every day in my work as a student affairs professional, as a member of society, as a father and husband. I have the opportunity to interact with individuals who identify as belonging to different groups based on race, gender, socio-economic status, immigration status and sexual orientation to name a few. I have the privilege of learning something from every group that I interact with and also have the opportunity to educate every group that I interact with.”

Sarah Andress – J. Wilkes Berry Scholarship Spring 2021

Sarah Andress, 2021 J. Wilkes Berry scholarship winner

Sarah is a Financial Aid Counselor I for TWU’s Financial Aid Department. She is working on completing her Bachelor’s degree in General Studies with a concentration in business, psychology, and the visual arts. In her free time Sarah enjoys spending time with friends and family. She also loves being with her animals and being outside in nature. Her hobbies include painting, singing, and reading books. Sarah is thankful and thrilled to be a scholarship recipient.

 

 

 

ASSET Scholarship

ASSET scholarship is awarded every spring for the fall semester to a permanent full-time or permanent part-time TWU staff member enrolled in undergraduate or graduate courses at TWU during the fall semester. Applicants do not have to be members of ASSET to be eligible for the scholarship.

Eligibility

  • Must submit a complete application packet, which includes:
  • Have been employed at least three consecutive months by the start of the fall term;
  • Be a student in good standing if he/she has previously enrolled at TWU. New students must meet normal admission standards and should submit an application with this request, if one has not already been submitted.

Deadline

Deadline – Friday, May 28, 2021 @ 5:00 PM. Incomplete applications that are received by or after the deadline will not be considered for the scholarship.

Return all materials by the deadline to:

Judy Pentecost
ASSET Scholarship Committee Chair
940-898-2476
jpentecost@twu.edu

J. Wilkes Berry, Ph.D. Memorial Endowment Fund Scholarship

The J. Wilkes Berry scholarship is awarded in the fall for the spring semester to a permanent full-time or permanent part-time TWU staff member enrolled in undergraduate or graduate courses. However, first priority will be given to those seeking a baccalaureate degree.

Applicants do not have to be members of ASSET to be eligible for the scholarship.

Deadline

December 17, 2021

To Apply

Complete the J. Wilkes Berry Scholarship Application form, which includes:

  • The application
  • An essay of approximately 250-300 words concerning his/her academic interests, professional goals, and work experience to demonstrate his/her ability and commitment to his/her chosen field of study. The essay should be clear, use succinct sentences and appropriate grammar and style.
  • Three (3) recommendations using the J. Wilkes Berry Recommendation Form

Eligibility

  • Be a full time or part-time permanent TWU employee (NOTE: Graduate Assistants are not eligible);
  • Must have been employed at least three consecutive months by the start of the spring term;
  • Be a student in good standing if he/she has previously enrolled at TWU. New students must meet normal admission standards and should submit an application with this request if one has not already been submitted.

Personal Development Award (PDA)

The Personal Development Award is awarded in the fall and can be used anytime during the academic year. Only ASSET members are eligible for this award. 

Eligibility

  • Must be a current member;
  • Must have been a member of ASSET for one year and participated in three activities (bake sale, craft show, Adopt A Spot, hosted a meeting, attended a meeting, etc.) the previous year;
  • Must submit Professional Development Award application for a drawing;
  • Must bring the information about the event to the board in advance of attendance;
  • Must attend the event within one year of being awarded the money;
  • Must give a presentation or give handouts at general meeting after attending the event.

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