New $100K Educator’s Legacy Scholarships for students of K-12 employees
McDaniel College announces a new $100,000 Educator’s Legacy Scholarship for students applying to McDaniel for Fall 2016 admission.
High school seniors whose parent or guardian works full time in K-12 education can apply for this guaranteed scholarship to attend McDaniel College. Any service in a K-12 school qualifies, including teachers, counselors, nurses, support staff or administrators, as long as the parent or guardian has at least four years of current and consecutive employment.
Students must have at least a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) to receive the scholarship and must complete and file an online K-12 employment verification form. Their parents also must submit a letter on school letterhead from the school administrator verifying the parent’s employment record. The $25,000 annual scholarship is renewable each year to students who maintain satisfactory academic progress.
According to McDaniel President Roger N. Casey, “McDaniel has successfully trained teachers and administrators for over 100 years and the college has a tradition of producing top educators. Three of McDaniel’s graduates in the past five years were Maryland Teachers of the Year, including the 2011 National Teacher of the Year Michelle Shearer.”
“We are proud of this legacy and want to celebrate our commitment to educators by rewarding elementary and secondary school employees for their work in preparing the class of 2020,” he added. “That is why we decided to announce this new scholarship during American Education Week. Four years of service in any school or school district by a parent equals $25,000 per year for their child.”