Hansen receives 52nd Paul Harwell Scholarship at UGA College of Education

Athens, Ga. – Rachelle Hansen, a senior from Liberty, Georgia, majoring in elementary education at the University of Georgia, has been awarded the 52nd Paul Tappan Harwell Scholarship. She received an award of $750 and will use the money during her student teaching semester in fall 2006.

The scholarship is funded through a $25,000 donation that was made in 1983 by Donna D. Harwell Odum, a UGA alumna now residing in Franklin, N.C., in memory of her late husband, who graduated from UGA with a degree in business administration. The Harwell family stipulated that the fund would provide scholarships for students in the College of Education majoring in elementary (early childhood) education. With this year’s award, the fund will have provided $29,250 in scholarship support to worthy students.

The scholarship is awarded each year, based equally on financial need and academic achievement. Each applicant must submit an application form, a personal statement, and three letters of recommendation. A committee of faculty members from elementary education makes the final decision. Application forms are made available to students two semesters before their student teaching experience.

Alumni and friends wishing to assist worthy students seeking to become teachers of young children may make donations to increase this fund. Checks should be made out to the University of Georgia Foundation and designated for the Paul Tappan Harwell Scholarship Fund (#4S7250). Checks should be sent to the following address: University of Georgia Foundation, UGA Foundation Building, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602.