Putnam Retired Teachers offering $500 scholarship

Sunday, February 9, 2014

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/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 (one- or two-page) 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/university verifying the applicant's current enrollment and academic status, and other information that the applicant feels in pertinent.

The deadline is April 1.

Applications should be mailed to scholarship chairman Lucy Wieland, 315 Greenwood Ave., Greencastle, IN 46135. For additional information, persons may call 653-3548.

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