Who Can Apply:
- Paula Collie was a lifelong educator and a beloved mother who passed away too soon.
- Paula was passionate about education and giving all students the opportunity to learn, beginning as a sixth-grade language arts teacher and becoming a resource for gifted students. Teaching is a noble and underappreciated field that has a real impact on the next generation. With a growing teacher shortage threatening the futures of today’s children, it’s critical that future educators have the resources they need to pursue their dreams.
- This scholarship aims to honor the life of Paula C. Collie by supporting students who are pursuing degrees in education.
- Any first-generation student in Virginia who is pursuing a degree in education may apply for this scholarship.
Submission: To apply, tell us why you’re a good candidate for this scholarship, how you plan to help the world as a teacher, why you’re passionate about education, what challenges you’ve faced and overcome, and what you think the biggest issue affecting public education in the U.S. is.
Deadline: February 4, 2023