June 21, 2006

Scholarship Applications Available

The annual Helen and Edward Brancati Future Teacher Scholarship Endowment welcomes applications from individuals who will be entering the field of teaching to compete for a $1,000 scholarship. The fund was established by the Brancati's children to honor their parents' dedication to the Public Education system. August 31 is the deadline for applications to be submitted.

A complete application consists of five parts: a completed formal application, two written evaluations—one from the applicant's student teaching classroom teacher and one from his/her school's student teaching advisor, an official transcript of grades, a typewritten 500 word essay on why he/she wants to be a teacher and how this grant will benefit the applicant.

The scholarship will be awarded directly to the recipient to use as he/she sees fit, and the recipient will be required to provide a copy of his/her notarized hiring contract for the 2006-2007 school year. For more information and to obtain an application, please visit the following website: http://www.eastendbookstore.com/scholarship.htm.

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