Athens, Ga. – Courtney Mundt of Athens, a senior in the University of Georgia College of Education majoring in early childhood education, has been awarded the 58th Paul Tappan Harwell Scholarship. She received an award of $750 and will use the money during her student teaching semester in fall 2011.
Mundt is active in many UGA organizations, including Kappa Delta Epsilon, Pi Lambda Theta Sorority, MESA-Mathematics Education Student Association, and she is a mentor for Barrow Elementary School. After graduation, she hopes to be a teacher in Athens to serve the diverse community of families and students.
The scholarship is funded through a $25,000 donation 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 the fund would provide scholarships for students in the College of Education majoring in elementary education. With this year’s award, the fund will have provided $36,000 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.
For more information about the UGA College of Education program, see www.coe.uga.edu.