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Applications now being accepted for $6,000 teaching scholarship

Applications for the McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation grants and scholarships are now being accepted through May 1 for education majors seeking financial assistance for the 2010/2011 academic year.


Professor Sarah J. McCarthey, president of the foundation, awarded four scholarships of $6,000 each for the current academic year. New Mexico State University graduate student Chad Rountree was chosen as a 2009/2010 Teaching Scholarship awardee.

"The foundation recognizes the struggle educators too often face in bringing exceptional teaching to their students," McCarthey said, "Our scholarships provide financial and mentoring support to educators who are student teaching in their final year of teacher education programs at New Mexico State University, University of California-Santa Cruz, University of Texas at Austin, and West Virginia University."

Majoring in secondary education, Rountree graduated from NMSU with a Bachelor of Science degree and a 3.98 GPA. In addition to the McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation scholarship, Rountree is the recipient of the Clara Belle Williams Endowed scholarship, the Wolslager scholarship, the NMSU Transfer Tuition scholarship and the Dona Ana Branch Community College Academic Tuition Scholarship.

The McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation is dedicated to serving students and teachers in developing interests, strategies and skills needed to enhance society. It awards grants and scholarships to those projects and initiatives with significant potential to enrich the educational experiences for all children. Applications can be found at http://www.mccartheydressman.org.