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Joann and Robert Hawkins Endowed Scholarship in Teacher Education

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Recipients shall be admitted students in the College of Education at the junior, senior, or post-baccalaureate level (intern year) pursuing a degree in elementary, secondary, or special education and paying out of state tuition. Recipients will be selected on the basis of financial need.

About Joann and Robert Hawkins

Joann and Robert Hawkins were highly impressed that MSU and the state of Michigan provided such extraordinary support, both financially and educationally, to out-of-state students back in the 1960s. This scholarship was established with proceeds of the estate of Joann and Robert Hawkins, to honor their intention of giving back to Michigan State University in appreciation for the support and education that their two sons received at State. This scholarship was established to support some other deserving out-of-state student in pursuing their education.

The Hawkins were the parents of two MSU graduates. A. Brent Hawkins was a physics major, graduating in 1970. Brian L. Hawkins did his undergraduate program in Political Science ‘70, and his masters in Communication ‘72. Brian received the outstanding alumnus award from the College of Communication Arts in 1996, and has served on the MSU College of Education National Advisory Board since 1995.