Originally Published: February 21, 2015 6 a.m.
Yavapai County residents interested in pursuing education degrees are eligible to apply for one of several $1,500 or more scholarships from the Education Scholarship Endowment-Yavapai County (ESEYC).
Written applications must be filed no later than Friday, March 6.
Applications are available online at www.education-scholarships-yavapai.org or by contacting the ESEYC office at 928-442-5139.
Those eligible to apply must be a graduate, or in the final semester, of an accredited public high school in Yavapai County, or a resident of the county for not less than three years. 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.
In addition, the ESEYC will administer a $1,500 scholarship funded by the Prescott Sunrise Lions Club. It is intended for a prospective teacher who meets at least one of these criteria: has a visual or auditory disability; or will teach students who have visual, auditory or physical disabilities.
Still another category is offered for currently employed Yavapai County teachers who are seeking additional discipline certification or endorsement in order to sustain their employment in teaching. Such applicants must provide a written statement that documents additional higher education is necessary in order for them to keep a job.
The ESEYC is a non-profit organization administered by a volunteer board of directors representative of various county communities.