Two UW-Parkside Students to be Awarded New Education Scholarships

Published: May 29, 2019

SOMERS – The Racine Area Retired Educators Association (RAREA) will award two University of Wisconsin-Parkside students with newly-implemented scholarships at a special luncheon event at Infusino’s Banquet Hall in Racine Wednesday, June 12. Amy Hughes will be awarded the $3,000 RAREA/UW-Parkside scholarship and Brantina daSilva will be awarded the $5,000 Martenas Family scholarship. These two students were selected via a scholarship committee in late April, and will receive their awards at the RAREA June 12 luncheon.

The RAREA/UW-Parkside scholarship is funded by RAREA membership dues, while the Martenas Family scholarship is funded by the Martenas family and awarded through RAREA. The RAREA/UW-Parkside scholarship was designed to support junior students in the UW-Parkside Institute of Professional Educator Development (IPED) program, and will be given out annually, starting this year. Peggy James, the dean of the College of Social Sciences and Professional Studies at UW-Parkside, helped coordinate the scholarship. Denise Olstinske, a UW-Parkside program manager in the college participated in the selection process for the Martenas Family scholarship.

RAREA, which is affiliated with the Wisconsin Retired Educators’ Association (WREA), was founded in 1951 and is open to all public school retirees in the Racine area. RAREA’s purpose is to provide members with up-to-date educational information, provide social opportunities, and help maintain friendship among past colleagues.

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Contact Info:
Peggy James
Dean, College of Social sciences and Professional Studies
University of Wisconsin-Parkside

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