Nancy Larson Foundation opens applications for 2017 education scholarships

Apply Oct. 1 through Nov. 15, 2017 to be a Nancy Larson Foundation Scholar

Old Lyme, Conn. – (September 15, 2017) – The Nancy Larson Foundation will accept applications from October 1, 2017 to November 15, 2017 for at least five $1000 scholarships. Applicants should be college upperclassmen and graduate students preparing to be elementary school teachers.

About Nancy Larson Foundation
Nancy Larson, a former teacher and curriculum director, is the author of two nationally successful curriculum programs. Her original Saxon Math K–4 program provides teachers a classroom-tested math program that prepares children for advanced math classes. In recent years, Ms. Larson created Nancy Larson Science to provide in-depth science content in an easy-to-teach format for kindergarten through fifth grade students.

Ms. Larson feels that it is critical to support the development of young teachers who shape children’s minds and better position our country as a leader in science and math.

“We want to provide a helping hand to aspiring teachers who have worked hard to be positioned for an outstanding career,’’ said Larson. “The Foundation works to positively affect the quality of education for thousands of students taught over the lifetime of our Nancy Larson Foundation Scholars.”

About the Scholarships
The Nancy Larson Foundation awards scholarships to promising students majoring in elementary education. Each year the Foundation awards at least five $1,000 scholarships to deserving college students who excel in the classroom and their communities.

Juniors, seniors, and graduate students who have declared an elementary education major are invited to apply. They should submit the completed application form, official transcript, and personal narrative of why they want to teach and what will make them excellent teachers. Applicants are also asked to include community service activities as well as experiences they have had working with children.

Applications are accepted from October 1 through November 15, 2017. Completed applications and supporting documentation must be postmarked by November 15, 2017 to be considered. Scholarship recipients will be notified by December 30, 2017.