Retired Teachers Assoc. to award scholarship

Saturday, March 5, 2011

The Putnam County Retired Teachers Association will award a $500 scholarship to a third or fourth year college student who aspires to become a future educator. The recipient must be a Putnam County High School graduate and an Indiana college or university student enrolled in an undergraduate program that will result in a degree in education.

Interested students must submit a letter of application which includes the applicant's name, current address, name of high school and year of graduation.

In addition, there must be a brief (1-2 printed pages) description of personal interests and activities, experiences in a supervisory capacity with children or adults and aspirations and progress toward a career as an educator.

Applicants must also include a letter of recommendation from a Putnam County high school teacher (not a relative), a letter of recommendation and a scholastic transcript from the college or university, verifying the applicant's current enrollment and academic status and other information that the applicant feels is pertinent.

The deadline is April 15.

Applications should be mailed to Mariette Bargen, 504 Ritter Ave., Greencastle, IN 46135. For additional information, contact 653-6169.

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