2 New Scholarship Applications Open For Future Teachers

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Retired Teachers Association (CHCRTA) on Tuesday announced that applications are open for 2018. The scholarship program is made possible through generous donations from members to support the future of education. 

Ms. Sharon Vandagriff, president of CHCRTA said, “Providing scholarships for future teachers is one of the most important things we do. We can have a positive impact on education by attracting highly talented individuals into the teaching profession.

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To accomplish this goal, two new scholarships are launched this year. First, the CHCRTA Mary and Paul Starnes Scholarship memorializes the lives of two outstanding leaders who left a lasting legacy on the profession of teaching and service to their community. The award provides financial support for an applicant enrolling in a graduate level course furthering their leadership skills in education. 

 

Secondly, the association will award the first annual CHCRTA AALANA Scholarship. Applicants eligible for this scholarship include African-American, Latino/Hispanic, Asian, and Native Americans (AALANA). Applicants are high school seniors attending a Hamilton County School with plans to become a classroom teacher. 

 

The Margaret Ferger Scholarship will be awarded to three graduating high school students currently attending a public high school in Hamilton County, TN. The CHCRTA Scholarship for Aspiring Educators at UTC will be awarded to a current UTC student who is a graduate of a public high school in Hamilton County. 

 

In 2018, a total of $10,000 will be awarded to recipients preparing to enter the teaching profession or to further their graduate studies. Applicants for each scholarship must match the qualifying criteria and other requirements. 

 

Students may receive information from Hamilton County School Counselors and College Access Advisors on the high school level; on the college level, see Dr. Renee Murley, Director School of Education at UTC. Scholarship applications are also available online from the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga. http://www.cfgc.org/scholarship. 

 

The CHCRTA scholarship deadline is Thursday, April 12, at 5 p.m. For additional information, contact Dr. Margaret Smith at mmsmith27@epbfi.com Subject: CHCRTA. 



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