Athens, Ga. – University of Georgia College of Education students Robert Scot Allen and Qeiarra Johnson have received Paul Tappan Harwell Scholarships for 2012.
The department of elementary and social studies education awards the scholarships annually to early childhood education majors. Both students will receive awards of $750 to use during their student teaching semester in fall 2012.
Johnson, of Covington, is involved in community activities, including the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (Camp Kiwanis) for the past seven years. She graduated from the leadership development program with the Boys and Girls Club. She also was on the Dean’s List in fall 2010 and 2011. She is a member of Delta Epsilon Iota Honor Society and Alpha Phi Omega, which is a community service fraternity.
Allen, of Statham, was on the Dean’s List in summer 2010 and fall 2011 and on the GSC-President’s List in fall 2009. He has been a member of UGA’s chapter of the Golden Key International Honor Society since 2010. He served as a presenter for the 2012 Georgia Children’s Literature Festival. Allen contributed to the book The Poor Are Not the Problem: Insisting on Class Inequity in Schools, edited by Paul C. Gorski and Julie Landsman. He serves as a mentor for children at Hull-Sandford Elementary School.
UGA alumna Donna Harwell Odum donated $25,000 in 1983 to establish the Paul Tappan Harwell Scholarship Fund in honor of her late husband, who graduated from UGA with a degree in business administration. The Harwell family stipulated that the purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships for students in the College of Education majoring in early childhood education. The fund has provided $38,250 in scholarship support throughout the years.