Early Childhood Educator Award
Lynn Edlefson chose to create this award after receiving a gift from the Women in Philanthropy Council as a campus “Champion.” She is a Clinical Social Worker by profession with a 30+ career in working with children and family issues. She has worked at UW-Madison since 1997 to develop and coordinate a system of high quality early education programs that support our campus families.
Undergraduate in early childhood education (special education or elementary education); underrepresented students; with need. Priority should be given to underrepresented students with a specific interest in dual language certified who show interest in working in early childhood educational settings. Preference for students who do not meet requirements for federal college assistance such as Pell Grants and are below the definition of high income family.
Recipients selected by the All School Committee.