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School of Education Awards $30,000 in Scholarships

The School of Education at North Carolina A&T recently awarded scholarships totaling $30,000 to undergraduate teacher education candidates.

The six undergraduate students who received the Hattie M. Strong Foundation Scholarship were: Jamille Hawkins, Jazmin Vann, Alissa Ferguson, Lauren Harding, Nirelle Davis and Sean Beavers. The students are currently enrolled in their semester-long student teaching experience in a K-12 public school classroom and will graduate at the conclusion of the spring 2016 semester.

“We are sincerely appreciative for and proud of our partnership with the Hattie M. Strong Foundation,” said Dr. Anthony Graham, interim dean of the School of Education. “The generosity of the Strong Foundation ensures that our senior-level teacher education candidates can focus entirely on their 16-week student teaching experience, which allows them to immerse themselves fully into the culture of their respective schools and their surrounding communities.” “With this type of financial support, we can produce highly skilled classroom teachers for our public schools,” he added.

The Hattie M. Strong Foundation scholarship program is open to college students enrolled in teacher-training programs. Selection is determined by each institution’s scholarship committee in accordance with additional requirements. The awards are designed to reduce financial pressure during the student-teaching semester when a student’s ability to offset expenses with outside employment is curtailed by the rigor of full-time work in the classroom.