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December 5, 2007 > Scholarship available for prospective educators

Scholarship available for prospective educators

Submitted By Sueva Terry

Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) International, an organization of about 100,000 members worldwide, is dedicated to upholding the ideals of research, service, and leadership in education. As part of fulfilling these ideals, the CSU East Bay - Diablo Chapter of PDK is offering three $500 scholarships to high school seniors who plan to pursue a teaching career. These recipients also may be eligible as candidates for 30-40 scholarship grants of $500 to up to renewable awards totaling $5,000 over four years from PDK International.

Seniors attending high schools in or residing in Castro Valley, Dublin, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Newark, Pleasanton, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Sunol, and Union City as well as Eastern Contra Costa County are eligible to apply. Last year's scholarship winners were Tyler Cornfield of Foothill High School in Pleasanton and Rosa Lee of San Leandro High School.

All applications must be received by Friday, February 1, 2007. Completed applications consist of an application form, two letters of reference (at least one from an educator), an essay (up to 500 words), and an official transcript. Winners will be notified by February 28, 2008.

To obtain an application, write to Phi Delta Kappa, CSU East Bay - Diablo Chapter, 1822 Harms Drive, Pleasanton, CA 94566, or call (925) 484-0169.

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