The Washington State School Retirees Association is offering a one-time scholarship for $1,000 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 read in March.
Applicants must –
- have graduated from a Washington State high school and presently enrolled in a college of education, anywhere, pursuing a career in a field of education; or
- if a Washington State resident who graduated from a Department of Defense high school and presently enrolled in a college of education, anywhere, pursuing a career in a field of education; or
- presently pursuing a Masters-In-Teaching Certificate (see #3 below for transcript information); and
- profess a plan to apply for employment with a school district(s) within Washington State.
Due date: March 1, 2019.
For Application to be Considered the following must be done:
- Statements of Need, of Work Experience, and of Professionalism. Each answer to the three Categories below is to be typed on separate sheets using body font size of 12 points; where sentences and paragraphing are needed, single space paragraphs, double space between paragraphs:
Statements of Need: Describe why you are applying for this award and how you will use it. (Use complete sentences and paragraphs—maximum one page)
Work Experience: List and describe your occupational work experience with dates, including full- or part-time employment both paid and unpaid. (Lists and fragments are fine—maximum two pages)
Professionalism: Explain what being a professional in the field of education means to you. (Use complete sentences and paragraphs—maximum one page)
- Three (3) Letters of Recommendation – Two (2) of which are from instructors (at least one of whom is from Post-secondary educational experience). – One (1) of which is from a non-school individual. (No letters from relatives.) Letters should address the applicant’s potential for success in a field related to education.
- Sealed College/University Transcript through first semester or first quarter of current year. For applicants pursuing a Masters-In-Teaching Certificate send either your most recent transcript (official/sealed) from your undergraduate college/university, and if you have yet to build a transcript in your MIT program, a letter from a counselor.
- Completed Application. – (PRINT and MAIL to address provided on your application.)
Complete steps 1 thru 3 above and mail with your application to the address provided on your completed application.