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All Current School of Education Student Teachers/Teacher Candidates

Notre Dame of Maryland University and the School of Education are extremely pleased to announce that the Hattie M. Strong Foundation has once again selected our University to be the recipient of six (6) $5,000 scholarships, to be awarded to School of Education student teachers who are interning during the fall 2015 semester or during the spring 2016 semester.  This first round of applications will be limited to those interning in fall 2015; a second round of applications (to be announced in January) will be limited to those interning in spring 2016.

The awards will be granted based upon the following criteria in descending order of importance:

  • Interns in their final year of study
  • Undergraduate interns who have exhibited outstanding success and enthusiasm in field experiences prior to the final year of the program or graduate interns whose life experiences prior to enrollment reveal the same traits
  • Interns with demonstrated financial need
  • Interns who have achieved a minimum 3.0 GPA in the two semesters prior to their final year (for undergraduates)
  • Interns who are demonstrating outstanding teaching ability in their internship experience
  • Interns who clearly understand the significant role they must play in promoting student achievement

In total, four items are required for an applicant to receive consideration:

--- The application (to be completed online) at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GKS6QKB   

--- The reference form (to be completed by the mentor teacher online) at  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3BKX7P6   Interns can forward this link to them.

--- The intern’s one-page resume (to be emailed), and

--- The essay (to be emailed) (350 words, double spaced) explaining,''How, as a teacher or intern, you were able to assess, prescribe and impact a student or group of students with whom you have worked. Describe this impact in terms of student achievement and learning goals. Please also provide a brief explanation as to why you are pursuing a career in teaching and why this scholarship is so important to your future.”

All four items must be submitted/received no later than 4:00 PM on Friday, October 30, 2015 to Dr. Gary Thrift at gthrift@ndm.edu  

For additional background information about the Hattie M. Strong Foundation and its founder, interns may go to www.hmstrongfoundation.org 

Should interns have any questions, they can contact me via email at gthrift@ndm.edu

Thank you. 

Gary Thrift, Chair SOE