William C. Burns and Lemuel A. Fraser Teaching Enrichment Scholarship
Description: This scholarship was established to aid the Department of Integrative Biology in its support of graduate teaching assistants. The fund was created in April 1994 with gifts from faculty, friends, corporations and foundations on Professor William C. Burns’ retirement from UW-Madison. At UW-Madison, Bill taught comparative anatomy and parasitology, as well as being department chair. In July 2007, Bill requested that the fund name be changed to include his long-time friend and colleague, Emeritus Zoology Professor Lemuel A. Fraser, who had just passed away. The scholarship provides up to $1000 for the upcoming fall semester.
Eligibility: Graduate students who have been teaching assistants for Zoology 101, 102, 151, and/or 152 during their first year (or two semesters) of teaching. Consideration will be given to students who demonstrate promise and excellence in the teaching of introductory courses.
Application process: Student applicants should submit a brief personal statement regarding their suitability for the scholarship, a copy of their UW-Madison student record (unofficial transcript), a CV, a list of the course(s) they taught, and name and contact information of a faculty or instructional staff member of the Department of Integrative Biology who can comment on your teaching by March 1. Personal statements should address how teaching any of the introductory courses has influenced your teaching style and impacted your graduate career. Applications should be emailed to Nazan Gillie (firstname.lastname@example.org) as a single PDF file. Award decisions will be made by early April.