Hattie M. Strong Foundation Scholarship

About

The Hattie M. Strong Foundation has once again selected Notre Dame of Maryland University to be the recipient of six (6) scholarships, to be awarded to School of Education student teachers who are interning during the fall 2019 semester or during the spring 2020 semester.

This first round of applications will be limited to those interning in fall 2019; a second round of applications (to be announced in January) will be limited to those interning in spring 2020.

Hattie M. Strong Foundation

Award Amount

$5,000

As an added bonus, award winners will also be eligible for a renewable $500 grant from the Strong Foundation to procure instructional materials for their classroom in fall 2020. 

Eligibility

The awards will be granted based upon the following criteria in descending order of importance:

  • Interns in their final year of study
  • Undergraduate interns who have exhibited outstanding success and enthusiasm in field experiences prior to the final year of the program or graduate interns whose life experiences prior to enrollment reveal the same traits
  • Interns with demonstrated financial need
  • Interns who have achieved a minimum 3.0 GPA in the two semesters prior to their final year (for undergraduates)
  • Interns who are demonstrating outstanding teaching ability in their internship experience
  • Interns who clearly understand the significant role they must play in promoting student achievement

How to Apply

In total, four items are required for an applicant to receive consideration:

  1. Online Application
  2. Online Reference Form (Completed by the intern's mentor teacher)
  3. One-page Resume (Emailed to gthrift@ndm.edu)
  4. Essay - 350 Word Limit, Double Spaced (Emailed to gthrift@ndm.edu
    Explain: ''How, as a teacher or intern, you were able to assess, prescribe for and impact a student or group of students with whom you have worked. Describe this impact in terms of student achievement and learning goals. Please also provide a brief explanation as to why you are pursuing a career in teaching and why this scholarship is so important to your future.”

Application Deadline

All four items must be submitted/received no later than 4:00 PM on Monday, October 28, 2019 to Dr. Gary Thrift at gthrift@ndm.edu.

Contact

If you have any questions, contact:

Gary Thrift
Dean, School of Education
gthrift@ndm.edu

Teaching Fellows for Maryland Scholarship

About

The 2019-2020 Teaching Fellows for Maryland Scholarship application is now available via paper, online through the MHEC website at https://mhec.state.md.us/Documents/19-20TeachingFellowsforMarylandScholarshipApplication.pdf

Award Amount

The scholarship award is equal to the lesser of:

  • 100% of the annual tuition and mandatory fees of a resident undergraduate student or graduate student, as appropriate, at the University of Maryland College Park (UMPC) and 100% of the room and board of a resident undergraduate student or graduate student, as appropriate, at the institution; or
  • 50% of the annual tuition and mandatory fees of a resident undergraduate or graduate student, as appropriate, at the institution and 100% of the room and board of a resident undergraduate student or graduate student, as appropriate, at the institution.

Funds may not be available to award all eligible applicants.

Eligibility

  • Students who are enrolled or plan to enroll at an eligible institution in an undergraduate or graduate program;
  • Students seeking to change careers to pursue a course of study or program in an academic discipline leading to a Maryland professional teacher’s certificate;
  • Students must agree to work as public school or public prekindergarten teachers in the State upon completion of their studies at elementary and secondary schools that have at least 50% of the students in the school eligible for free or reduced-price meals (FRPM);
  • Be a Maryland resident or have graduated from a Maryland high school;
  • Enroll full-time or part-time at an eligible institution pursuing a course of study or program leading to a Maryland professional teacher’s certificate;
  • Be currently enrolled in high school and have an overall GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent after completion of the first semester of the senior year;
  • Be currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at an eligible institution and have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale and have made satisfactory progress toward a degree in an academic discipline leading to a Maryland professional teacher’s certificate;
  • Achieved a score 500 on the reading and math portions of the SAT, with a combined score of at least 1100;
  • Achieved a composite ACT score of 25; or
  • Achieved a score of 50% on the GRE and have demonstrated an exceptional dedication to or aptitude for teaching.

Note an individual who has been employed as a teaching assistant at a public school or public prekindergarten program in Maryland for at least 2 years may apply and is eligible to hold the scholarship as a full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate student.
A recipient of this scholarship may not hold a Maryland professional teacher’s certificate.

How to Apply

  1. Completed the Teaching Fellows for Maryland Scholarship Application​;
    • If a high school graduate not currently enrolled at a post-secondary institution, or an applicant enrolled in college that has completed less than 12 college credits:
      • an official high school transcript; and
      • documentation of SAT or ACT scores
    • If an applicant currently or previously enrolled as an undergraduate student who has completed more than 12 college credits, or a college graduate not currently enrolled in an eligible institution:
      • an official college transcript; and
      • documentation of SAT or ACT scores
    • If a graduate applicant in a post-secondary institution:
      • documentation of GRE scores if taken; and
      • an official undergraduate transcript
  2. All applicants must also submit a written essay detailing how they have demonstrated an exceptional dedication to or aptitude for teaching.

Application Deadline

All documentation and application must be submitted/received by October 11, 2019 to MHEC.

It is important to note that eligible award recipients will be awarded for both the Fall and Spring semesters in the 2019-2020 academic year. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please email us at faohelp.mhec@maryland.gov.