Putnam County high school graduates and current Indiana college students pursuing a degree in education are eligible for a special scholarship.
The Putnam County Retired Teachers Association is accepting applications for its education scholarship, which is awarded annually with the intent of encouraging and assisting students who are planning a future in education.
The money is non-restricted, which means the recipient can use it for books, tuition or other related fees.
Former Greencastle High School student Katie Earl and South Putnam High School graduate Jennifer Schlatter were scholarship recipients in 2008. Schlatter currently attends the University of Southern Indiana, while Earl attends Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. Both recipients are majoring in elementary education.
This year the Retired Teachers Association is only looking to give out one scholarship. Marilyn Martin, scholarship chair, says it may be for a larger amount.
To apply for the Putnam County Retired Teachers Association scholarship, interested students must submit a one to two page description of pertinent personal experiences, interests and aspirations toward a career as an educator along with name, address, name of high school and year of graduation. Applicants are encouraged to include a name, address and telephone number of a Putnam County high school teacher who can be contacted for a personal reference. A letter of recommendation from the college or university verifying current enrollment and academic status is required.
Applications should be mailed to Marilyn Martin at: 2257 S. County Road 880 West, Greencastle, IN 46135. All applications must be received by March 31.
Retired Teachers Association will present the scholarship during its May meeting.