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Mount receives $100,000 scholarship fund for teacher education

January 22, 2018
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -

Mount Saint Mary College is proud to announce the reception of a $100,000 endowed scholarship fund from Warwick Savings Bank.

The Warwick Savings Foundation Endowed Scholarship Fund will provide financial assistance to several Mount teacher candidates, specifically targeted towards students hailing from Orange County with a preference for those in engaged in the college’s Teach the Change or Teacher Opportunity Corps initiatives.

The Mount’s legacy of education has long been recognized in the teaching field. In the last decade alone, two alumni have been named New York State Teachers of the Year. Additionally, new programs such as Teach the Change, a program focusing on strengthening the teaching profession in the Hudson Valley and cultivating teacher candidates from local high schools, and Teacher Opportunity Corps, which pairs teacher candidates with priority, at-risk school districts, further prepare students for all types of teaching environments. 

In addition to the Warwick Savings Foundation fund, the college also recently announced another new scholarship for Education students – the $1,000 Why Teach? Education scholarship, presented to full-time freshmen who have demonstrated their commitment to teaching. Award recipients are eligible to receive $1,000 for each year that they remain enrolled in the Education program and are in good academic and social standing. Students may apply for the scholarship at www.msmc.edu/scholarships