Bruce K. Nelson Faculty Development Center

109 Halle Library
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

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The Liggit Family and Friends Teaching & Learning Partnership Scholarship

Application Deadline is Friday, March 6, 2020, at 5 p.m.

About The Liggit Scholarship

The endowment annually awards a $1,000 scholarship to an instructor-student pair (each will receive $500) who exemplify an outstanding example of an effective teaching and learning partnership. Applicants will describe how each contributed to the process of creating this partnership in learning. The instructor award will be in the form of a $500 honorarium (additional compensation). The student need not be enrolled the semester the award is given, but if there are outstanding EMU fees, these monies will go toward paying off any outstanding student debt to EMU. If the student is going to graduate the semester the award is given and there are no outstanding fees, any remaining amount of the $500 award will be refunded to the student.


The instructor may be a Tenured or Tenure-Track Faculty, Full-Time or Part-Time Lecturer, or Adjunct. The student may be an undergraduate or graduate but must be in good standing with all university policies.


Applications will be reviewed by the Faculty Development Center Advisory Council on March 26, 2020, and recommendations for scholarship winners will be given to the grant administrator for a final decision.

Scholarship Announcement

The winner of the Teaching and Learning Partnership will be announced in conjunction with the Thank-an-Eagle Celebration.  This celebration has been postponed as a result of the Covid19 stay at home order.

Application Process

Download the Application [PDF]

Submit Completed Application

Past Scholarship Recipients

Words of Wisdom

Teaching is the foundation of the Liggit family tree! From great grandmas to grand nieces, the Liggit family consists of a great number of school teachers, professors, tutors, coaches, and instructors. The Liggit Family and Friends Teaching & Learning Partnership endowment was founded in honor of our parents, Dr. Joseph and Mary Liggit, and is dedicated to all of our family members and friends who have devoted their lives to student-centered learning. We thank all donors whose contributions have made this scholarship possible.

In celebration of all who embody teaching and learning with heart, this scholarship recognizes instructional staff and their student partners who have placed the learning experience above and beyond the challenges and barriers faced while on their academic journey together.


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