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K-12 Teachers Alliance Announces 2012 TeachHUB Graduate Scholarship Awards

June 8, 2012

The K-12 Teachers Alliance is recognizing and rewarding the amazing effort and achievements of teachers.

(PRWEB) June 08, 2012

Isn’t it about time that teachers were rewarded for making a difference in their students’ lives?

That is why the K-12 Teachers Alliance is rolling out the 2012 TeachHUB “Making a Difference” Scholarship Program.

The TeachHUB “Making a Difference” Scholarship Program kicked off with an essay competition granting 8 recipients $21,000 in scholarship awards to KTA members who began a Concordia University Chicago graduate degree program in January.

Throughout 2012, the K-12 Teachers Alliance will invite their membership to compete for additional “Making a Difference” Scholarship opportunities through each of its university partners. A total of $70,000 will be distributed to KTA members throughout the country.

KTA will follow up the initial scholarship competition for $21,000 ending in February with an addition $50,000 scholarship pledge to be announced in the fall.

The scholarship is not based on previous academic achievement or financial need. Simply, applicants will submit an essay explaining how they intend to use their degree to make a difference in the lives of their students.

KTA invited all applicants and enrolled students for the Concordia University Chicago Graduate Education Programs starting in January 2012 to apply for the TeachHUB “Making a Difference” Scholarship.

A total of $21,000 in scholarships were awarded to 8 winners whose submitted essays stand out from the crowd. Congratulations to Margret McEvoy, Jessica Greenberg, Rachel Sickler, Glen Schneider, Ella Stone, Chris Pietroski, Michael Horton and Jane York.

The first round of the TeachHUB “Making a Difference” Scholarship was open to all students who began a Masters or Doctoral degree program at Concordia University Chicago in January 2012.

Scholarship Award Totals

  •      One award of $10,000
  •      One award of $5,000
  •      Six awards of $1,000

TeachHUB.com is a free resource website provided by the K-12 Teachers Alliance. Its mission is to help teachers share their experience and knowledge with their educator peers. This online community extends the K-12 Teacher Alliance’s work with schools around the country to provide outstanding professional development and graduate programming through high quality universities. Ultimately, the organization is dedicated to meeting the needs of principals, teachers and the students they serve.

To apply, KTA members submitted an essay or multimedia presentation answering the question:

How will you use your Concordia University education to make a difference in the lives of your students? Be specific regarding the challenges facing students and educators that you hope to overcome using your graduate program experience.

Winners were celebrated for their outstanding submissions with an in-class announcement and an awards ceremony recognizing their superior dedication to serving students. Additional scholarship opportunities will be announced September 15, 2012.

To learn more or apply, visit the official “Making a Difference” Scholarship page on TeachHUB.com.

About the K-12 Teachers Alliance

The K-12 Teachers Alliance is dedicated to meeting the needs of teachers, principals, and the students they serve. It is the mission of K-12 Teachers Alliance to help educators and students overcome the diverse challenges to achieve success in and outside the classroom.

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