Jim Hauwiller with StudentsThe J.E.E.M. (Joint Exchange in Educational Methodology) Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Dr. James G. Hauwiller, Professor of Curriculum & Instruction, Social Studies Education at Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana. Dr. Hauwiller dedicated his life to education. He was particularly committed to international education, which began when he and his wife, Yvonne, served in the Peace Corps in Sierra Leone, West Africa (1965-68). Later he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and sabbatical leave in Thailand (1989-90) to develop instructional methods workshops for college professors. In the late ‘90’s, he was project director for the P.I.E. (Partners in Education) and T.E.A. (Teachers of Excellence) groups that came to MSU from Russia, Siberia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, andTurkmenistan. He was also involved with education projects in Azerbaijan and Mongolia. Dr. Hauwiller truly loved the educators that he met here at MSU and cherished his subsequent exchange visits to their schools, universities, and their homes. It was this love and his interest in promoting cultural exchanges that caused his family to establish this JEEM Scholarship.

The goal of JEEM is to contribute to the internationalizing of education by offering an award for studying American education and culture. This will result in educational exchanges with teachers, professors, and administrators within the Bozeman area schools and MSU.

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J.E.E.M. Memorial Scholarship

2023 Application Guidelines

Past J.E.E.M. Scholarship Recipients

Karla Rodríguez Sánchez from Atenas, Costa Rica, Fall 2022

Academic Mentor: Dr. Rebecca Turk

Education Department Head Dr. Sarah Pennington, Karla Rodríguez Sánchez, and Dr. Rebecca Turk
Education Department Head Dr. Sarah Pennington, Karla Rodríguez Sánchez, and Dr. Rebecca Turk

Bujin Magvanrenchin from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Fall 2019

Academic Mentor: Dr. Lauren Davis 

Bujin Magvanrenchin with Tricia Seifert
Bujin Magvanrenchin and Education Department Head Dr. Tricia Seifert

Enkhchimeg Sharav from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Fall 2017

Academic Mentors: Dr. Ann Ellsworth and Bill Freese

Enkhchimeg Sharav with Tricia Seifert
Enkhchimeg Sharav and Education Department Head Dr. Tricia Seifert

Dildora Kasimova from Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Spring 2016

Academic Mentors: Beth Kennedy and Dr. Elisabeth Swanson

 Dildora Kasimova with Jayne Downey
Education Department Head Dr. Jayne Downey and Dildora Kasimova
Presentation Flyer

Atta Brou from Cote d’Ivoire, West Africa, Fall 2013

Academic Mentor: Dr. Jioanna Carjuzaa

 Atta Brou with Jioanna Carjuzaa and Yvonne Hauwiller
Dr. Jioanna Carjuzaa, Atta Brou, and Yvonne Hauwiller

Olga Cherkahchenko from Ukraine, Crimea, Spring 2012

Academic Mentor: Dr. Jioanna Carjuzaa

Olga Cherkahchenko
Olga Cherkahchenko

Gulya Agayeva fromTurkmenistan, Fall 2010

Academic Mentor: Dr. Jioanna Carjuzaa

Gulya Agayeva with Jioanna Carjuzaa
Dr. Jioanna Carjuzaa and Gulya Agayeva

Apinun Nilsawaddi from Thailand, Fall 2007

Academic Mentor: Dr. Jioanna Carjuzaa

Apinun Nilsawaddi with Jioanna Carjuzaa and Robert Carson
Dr. Jioanna Carjuzaa, Apinun Nilsawaddi, and Education Department Head Dr. Robert Carson

Prachak Rotarwat from Thailand, Fall 2006

Academic Mentor: Dr. Jioanna Carjuzaa

Prachak Rotarwat with Robert Carson
Prachak Rotarwat and Education Department Head Dr. Robert Carson

Sirilac Boonma from Thailand, Fall 2005

Academic Mentor: Dr.Bill Hug

Sirilac Boonma with Yvonne Hauwiller and Robert Carson
Yyonne Hauwiller, Education Department Head Dr. Robert Carson, and Sirilac Boonma

Yvonne Hauwiller with J.E.E.M Memorial Tree
JEEM Administrator

“My most rewarding personal effort has been the development of the six-week JEEM Scholarship Program, which was established in memory of my husband. There have been scholars from Thailand, Crimea, Cote d’Ivoire, Turkmenistan, Mongolia, and Uzbekistan. The scholar stays with me in my house, which is ideally located within walking distance of MSU, downtown Bozeman, and several of the public schools. While in my home, together we participate in educational activities and cultural exchanges. We explore the beauty of the mountain, rivers, and the Western plains in Montana’s ‘Big Sky Country.’ It is gratifying to coordinate with MSU College of Education, Bozeman Public Schools, the community, friends, and family to offer this cross-cultural experience.”



  JEEM Memorial Tree (2016)