Dr. Donna Decker Scholarship for English Department

The Dr. Donna Decker scholarship was established in 2017 by the family and friends of Dr. Donna Decker, a former instructor in the Journalism, Advertising and Media Studies (JAMS) Department who passed away at a young age. Donna was known as a passionate and engaging teacher with a bright spirit. She obtained her PhD in British Literature in the midst of her original cancer diagnosis and went on to teach at both Marquette University and UWM. Dr. Decker’s love of literature and journalism is reflected in this joint scholarship which is given to one English major and one Journalism major each year

Eligible students will be full-time students with junior or senior standing and a declared major in either English or journalism. The selected student will have demonstrated exceptional academic achievement with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5.

For optimal consideration, students should fill out these parts of the general scholarship application and make sure the most recent transcript is uploaded:

  • Co-curricular Activities
  • Community Service and Volunteer Work
  • Work Experience
  • Academic and Career Goals

You may edit your general application at any time prior to the deadline for the Dr. Donna Decker Scholarship.

Family and Friends of Dr. Donna Decker
Schools/Colleges, Departments, and Areas
English, College of Letters and Science