future educators: Terry Rice Scholarship


Grace Iang, Reporter

The Terry Rice Scholarship Award for continued excellence in the field of education recognizes the positive impact that former teacher Terry Rice had on the Perry Township School District. This is a scholarship that is worth 500 dollars. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and plan to attend a four-year college or university pursuing degree in the field of education. The applicants are also required to have three teachers’ signatures showing support and confirming the recipient’s efforts in the field of education. They then must write a 500-word or less essay on what learning levels or classes they wish to teach in the future. The essay must be typed with Standard MLA, the font Times New Roman or Calibri, size 12. They should answer one of the following questions: “Why do they want to become a teacher?” “What’s your philosophy towards what makes a quality teacher?” Students should provide the names of some teachers and classes, grade levels and schools they attended. Students also need to explain how these individuals and experiences have impacted their decision to pursue a career in education.

One of the staff members who is involved in the Terry Rice Scholarship, Mrs. Catherine Cullison, believes that students who win this award is an honor. She suggests to students that when entering and filling out the applications, students should explain why they want to become a teacher, their motivation and if they’re going into the field of education with a good positive attitude.

“It’s an honor to be chosen by other educators. If you win this scholarship, that means you were chosen by other educators to pursue your degree in education.”

All applicant essays will be read and judged by elementary, middle and high school teachers. The teachers will rank and vote on the ones that they want. The deadline for submitting is on March 20, to guidance counselor Mrs. Fierce. For questions, contact Kyle Hanefeld at              k [email protected] or (317) 789-2862.