Michael Vincent O'Shea and Harriet Frisbie Eastabrooks O'Shea Fellowship

M.V. O’Shea, professor of education at the University of Wisconsin from 1897 to his death in 1932, was a native of Genesee County, New York, and graduated from Cornell in 1892. For three years following graduation he served as professor of psychology and pedagogy and director of the practice school at the State Normal School at Mankato, Minnesota. From 1895 until he went to the University of Wisconsin in 1897, he was professor of educational psychology and child study at the Teacher’s College, Buffalo, New York.

During his long tenure at Wisconsin, Dr. O’Shea became a national figure in the field of education and an authority on the nature and needs of young people. He was author and editor of a large number of books, editorials, and articles on education, having at one time as many as six books in progress.

Harriet Frisbie Eastabrooks O’Shea was born in 1895 in Wisconsin. Her family encouraged educational and cultural achievement for Harriet and her three siblings. O’Shea earned her Bachelor’s (1916) and Master’s (1917) degrees at the University of Wisconsin. After completing her degrees, O’Shea worked in statistics analysis for the War Department and for various cities and states collecting survey data to support the creation of year-round schools. During this time, she also served as the head of the English department, school psychologist, and principal of the Children’s University School in New York City.

Eligibility Criteria
Fellowship support for Educational Psychology students.

Application Information
To match to, apply for, and accept scholarships, students login to the Wisconsin Scholarship Hub (WiSH) using their UW–Madison NetID and password. Complete the general application and all recommended applications that follow to be considered for the widest variety of scholarship opportunities.

School of Education