Teacher Education Department scholarships available to UW-Parkside students through RAREA

Published: February 24, 2021
By: UW-Parkside Communications

SOMERS, Wis. – Parkside students looking for opportunities to help advance their academic careers in teaching can look locally for financial help.

Over the past two years, the Racine Area Retired Educators Association (RAREA) has awarded four UW-Parkside scholarships in recognition of students’ hard work, dedication, and commitment to becoming professional educators.

Any UW-Parkside student admitted into the Institute of Professional Educator Development (IPED) teacher education program is eligible to apply. Completed applications must be received by Tuesday, March 2, 2021.

Students who do apply should display the following qualities:

  • intentions to pursue a career in teaching;
  • a solid academic performance in line with DPI requirements for licensure (currently a GPA of 3.0 or higher);
  • financial need as explained in the personal essay; and
  • an interest in the community demonstrated through extracurricular activities.

Each year one student receives RAREA/UW-Parkside scholarship and one student is given the RAREA/UW-Parkside Martenas Family scholarship. Funding for the RAREA/UW-Parkside scholarship is provided by RAREA membership dues. The Martenas Family scholarship is funded by the Martenas family.

These scholarships are intended to support and encourage junior students in the UW-Parkside Institute of Professional Educator Development program to achieve their goals of becoming teachers. Last year, Sierra Sansudsavat earned the RAREA/UW-Parkside Scholarship and Kara Breidenbach won the Martenas Family Scholarship. For more on the previous winners, please click here.

Only the selected winners of the scholarships will be notified. The scholarship designees will be notified by the first week of May. Both scholarships will be awarded at the annual RAREA Scholarship Awards Luncheon in June.

Mail your completed application by Tuesday, March 2, 2021, to: Tom Fugate, RAREA Scholarship Committee, 6028 Quaker Hill Road, Mount Pleasant, WI 53406. Questions about this scholarship should be directed to Tom Fugate at 262-886-2727.

For more information about the program or to apply, please click below:

 RAREA Application

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