March 1, 2019

 

The Atlantic County Council of Education Associations has opened the scholarship application process for the three, $1,500 individual awards annually granted to Atlantic County public high school senior students who plan to pursue higher education post-graduation.

Two $1,500 awards will recognize two Atlantic County public high school seniors who plan to attend college and major in any career field related to public school education. Fields of education could include (but are not limited to): teacher, school psychologist, school social worker, guidance counselor, school nurse, speech/OT/PT therapist, learning disability consultant, etc.  

One $1,500 award will recognize one Atlantic County public high school senior who plans to attend Atlantic Cape Community College regardless of intended major.

Applications are available to be downloaded directly from the ACCEA website -  acceanews.org - or by contacting their high school guidance office. Applications must be complete and postmarked on or before April 5, 2019 for consideration. The three students selected for awards will be honored at the ACCEA Annual Retirement Celebration on June 2, 2019 at the Atlantic City Country Club. The scholarship monies will be disbursed to the recipients upon the completion and verification of the 2019 Fall Semester at their college/university, by mailing an official transcript to ACCEA prior to March 1, 2020.

The Atlantic County Council of Education Associations is the professional association of teachers and other school employees which exists primarily to protect and advance the professional and economic interests of its members by working for better working conditions, higher salaries, increased fringe benefits, progressive personnel policies, and affordable and dignified retirement. ACCEA assists in the development of leadership training programs, professional development, in the framing and support of legal positions for its members and the local school communities. ACCEA, as an affiliate of the New Jersey Education Association, advocates with the Legislature, the public, and private interest groups the need for maintaining a sound, effective and growing public school system. In addition, the ACCEA sponsors  “Friends of Education” Awards to recognize individuals, businesses or organizations making innovative or unique contributions that directly support the school system’s mission of excellence in teaching and learning. ACCEA cooperates in the joint sponsorship of advertisements designed to encourage public support for public education and on legislation positions such as federal aid to education and Social Security improvements.

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For additional information, please contact Barbara Rheault, ACCEA 1st Vice President and Scholarship Chair, at (609) 513-2314 or rheaultbarbara@gmail.com

 

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