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A new ‘Quest’ begins for four COE sophomores

Four students from the College of Education have been named Quest Scholars for 2013-17 school years, as part of what amounts to a pilot program funded by the Quest Foundation. They will be the first UO students whose Quest Scholarship covers a combination of undergraduate and graduate study.

The initial Quest Scholarships were given to four freshmen at the UO in 2012, covering four years of tuition and fees for two resident and two nonresident students. The scholarships specific to the COE cover the last two years of undergraduate study and up to two years of graduate work, either in one of the COE’s master’s programs or UO Teach.

The 2013-17 Quest Scholars for the College of Education are:

  • Eric Hertel - Eugene, Ore. A Family and Human Services major, Eric plans to earn a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology.
  • Ixchel Verdugo - Chandler, Ariz. Ixchel is in the Educational Foundations program and plans to continue in the UOTeach master’s program.
  • May Wu - Portland, Ore. May is in the Family and Human Services program and hopes to pursue her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology.
  • Wendy Yang - Dailan, China. Wendy is in the Educational Foundations program with a minor in special education and will continue with the UOTeach program.

In addition to demonstrating academic excellence and financial need, Quest scholars are expected to complete 15-20 hours per week of work during their undergraduate years of study.