Retired Teachers Association offers scholarship

Thursday, March 10, 2022

The Putnam County Retired Teachers Association will award a $1,000 scholarship for the 2022-23 academic year 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 which will result in a degree in education.

Interested students must submit a letter of application that includes the applicant’s name, current address, name of high school and year of graduation. In addition, there must be a brief (1-2 page) description of personal interests and activities, experiences in a supervisory capacity with children and/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 as pertinent.

The deadline is April 1.

Applications should be mailed to scholarship chairperson Alan Zerkel, 217 Mill Springs, Coatesville, IN 46121 or emailed to

The application form is also found on the Putnam County Retired Teacher website:

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