Neil D. Prescott Student Teaching / Internship Scholarship

The Washington State School Retirees Association is offering two (2) one-time scholarships for $2,000 for student teachers/interns in each of its eight regions in the state (the high school of attendance will be in one of those regions). Additionally, in each region, there are local units of WSSRA that may also elect to award scholarships to the applicants in the applicant pool that is collected and ranked in April. 

Applicants Must:

The Washington State School Retirees' Association (WSSRA) invites prospective teachers and other educators in their final year of college preparation to apply for the Neil D. Prescott Scholarship. This one-time scholarship is awarded to students who will be student teaching or conducting an internship during the 2023-2024 academic year. Sixteen scholarships (eight $3,000 awards and eight $1,000 awards distributed across the eight WSSRA regions) will be awarded.

In addition, in each  of WSSRA's eight regions, local WSSRA units may award additional scholarships.

Applicants Must:

(1) Be presently enrolled in a college of education in Washington State pursuing a career in education, (2) be committed to securing employment in a school district in the state, and (3) will conduct student teaching or an internship during the 2023-24 academic year.

2023-24 student teachers are encouraged to apply.

In addition, those planning to complete an internship as a counselor, physical or occupational therapist, social worker, or school psychologist and who are not currently employed in K12 schools, may apply in 2023-24.

Exception: A currently employed paraprofessional who is enrolled in a teacher preparation program who plans to student teach in 2023-24 is eligible to apply.