Who Can Apply: This is an adult or upperclassman scholarship and not automatically renewable. It is to provide funds to enrich and extend educational knowledge and experience of teachers of young children in the field of child-centered learning.
Early childhood education is defined as preschool through grade 3. It is the intent of the fund to encourage studies in the following areas:
– Understanding of child developmental theories and their appropriate applications
– Structuring of individualized or small group teaching, based on the readiness of the child so that interest and pleasure in learning is encouraged.
– Preparation of an educational environment which contains hands-on materials, respect for the child’s choices and role modeling by the teacher.
– Communication of a sense of respect for oneself, for others, and for the learning environment. Applicants should be teachers from parochial, private, and pubic schools, and from day-care centers.
Deadline: July 1, 2018