Education Scholarships

Hattie M. Strong Foundation Scholarship


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


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. 


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
  4. Essay - 350 Word Limit, Double Spaced (Emailed to
    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


If you have any questions, contact:

Gary Thrift
Dean, School of Education