2017 $5k Teacher Scholarship

Rotary is giving money away again! This time, our district making available scholarships totaling $5,000 per year to educators furthering their education beyond a post-secondary degree. Full details online here.

Goal/Purpose
The objective of this grant is to recognize and encourage excellence in education, to encourage and support advancement of teachers and to promote the exchange of information and ideas among educators in the support of Rotary International’s six areas of focus. Rotary International and Rotary District 7850 have long supported peace through the promotion of education and better understanding. This grant further supports those principles.
In an effort to support the continuing education of teachers, scholarship monies may be used to cover a variety of expenses incurred by those continuing their education including but not limited to tuition, educational supplies (textbooks, computers, etc.), transportation costs, institutional room and board.

Eligibility
Eligible applicants must hold (or, if retired, have held) a full-time teaching appointment for 18 months or more,
 have previously completed bachelor’s degree,
 reside or work within Rotary District 7850,
 must be studying basic education and literacy,
 must be sponsored by a Rotary Club in District 7850,
 must submit their application by May 1, 2017 to the address below.

Applicants must be non-Rotarians and may not be closely related to a Rotarian of District 7850. Awards are not restricted by nationality, gender, age or marital status.

The top 3 candidates will be interviewed on Saturday, May 13, 2017 and must be available for interviews on this date in person.