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All Current School of Education Student Teachers/Teacher Candidates

Notre Dame of Maryland University and the School of Education are extremely pleased to announce that the Hattie M. Strong Foundation has selected our university to be the recipient of six (6) $5,000 scholarships, to be awarded to current School of Education student teachers during the fall 2014 semester and to student teachers during the spring 2015 semester.  

The awards will be granted based upon the following criteria in descending order of importance:

  • Interns in their final year of study
  • Undergraduate interns who have exhibited outstanding success and enthusiasm in field experiences prior to the final year of the program or graduate interns whose life experiences prior to enrollment reveal the same traits
  • Interns with demonstrated financial need
  • Interns who have achieved a minimum 3.0 GPA in the two semesters prior to their final year (for undergraduates)
  • Interns who are demonstrating outstanding teaching ability in their internship experience
  • Interns who clearly understand the significant role they must play in promoting student achievement


Applications can be obtained and completed online via   https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/S6X3VGN


The required reference form can be obtained and completed by the intern’s mentor teacher online via   https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SZVXDXH


In summary, three items are required:

---The application (to be completed online),

---the intern’s one-page resume (to be emailed), and

---the completed reference form (to be completed online)


All three must be submitted/received no later than 4:00 PM on Friday, October 24, 2014 to Dr. Gary Thrift at gthrift@ndm.edu  

For additional background information about the Hattie M. Strong Foundation and its founder, interns may go to www.hmstrongfoundation.org