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10:39 AM Mon, Nov. 12th

ESEYC offers variety of education scholarships

Yavapai County residents interested in pursuing education degrees or current Yavapai County teachers seeking additional discipline certification or endorsements are eligible to apply for any of several $1,500 scholarships from the Education Scholarship Endowment of Yavapai County.

Prospective teacher applicants must have graduated from an accredited high school in Yavapai County or must have resided in Yavapai County for at least three years.

Yavapai County students currently attending an accredited college or university also may apply if their coursework leads to a state teaching certification. Applicants must have no less than a 3.0 high school or college/university grade point average, and must be committed to teaching in any of the grades K-12, preferably in Yavapai County.

ESEYC board members added a new scholarship category for 2014. It will assist current certified teachers employed in Yavapai County with funds for additional coursework that would qualify them to teach in a different discipline or for which a different certificate or endorsement is required. Those applicants must provide a statement that shows additional certification or endorsements are necessary in order for them to stay employed.

In addition, the ESEYC will administer a $1,500 scholarship funded by the Prescott Sunrise Lions Club. That scholarship is intended for a prospective teacher who meets at least one of these criteria: has a visual or auditory disability; or will be teaching students who have visual, auditory or physical disabilities.

Applications are available at www.education-scholarships-yavapai.org or by contacting the ESEYC office at 442-5139.

All applications must be received at the ESEYC office by March 21, 2014.

The ESEYC is a non-profit organization administered by a volunteer board of directors.