To: High School Seniors in the 4J and Bethel School Districts
From: Sabrina Gordon, Eugene Education Association
Subject: $1000 EEA Scholarship for Future Teachers
Date: 2020-2021 School-Year
The Eugene Education Association (EEA) represents professional educators in the 4J School District and the Bethel School District. The Association is offering three $1000 scholarships to help support high school seniors who plan to pursue teaching as a career.
Scholarships will be awarded to three 2021 graduating seniors from a 4J or Bethel high school: North Eugene, South Eugene, Churchill, Sheldon, ECCO, Kalapuya, and Willamette. This year we will be awarding 2 Future Teacher scholarships and 1 Future BIPOC (Black, Indigenous & People of Color) Teacher scholarship. All applicants should be interested in a career in education (K-12 educator, school counselor, speech-language pathologist, special education teacher, etc.)
The criteria used to select recipients will include:
- 1. Interest in teaching as a career (demonstrated through recommendations, extracurricular activities, and essay),
- 2. Evidence of academic achievement,
- 3. References from two teachers,
- 4. Involvement in school and community activities, and
- 5. A brief essay.Please carefully review the attached scholarship application materials.
Completed scholarship application materials must be received by Friday, March 5, 2021 by 5:00pm.
RETURN TO: EUGENE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: BIPOC students are encouraged to apply for both scholarships. Because EEA wants to help as many future educators as possible, no applicant will receive two scholarships. In the event that no BIPOC students apply, the scholarship committee may choose to award an additional Future Teacher scholarship.