Twenty $1,000 scholarships will be awarded competitively to PreK-12 school teachers in the Great Falls Public Schools District to help fund work toward a master’s degree, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification, academic work supporting Great Falls Public Schools’ District Goals, or an Endorsement, including; counseling, administration, special education, music, health enhancement, reading, gifted education or any other field related to education.
Twenty scholarships will be awarded throughout the district, with the intent of awarding support in multiple schools. In the event that one or more schools do not have a qualified applicant, multiple scholarships may be awarded at the same school.
Teachers who have already completed a master’s degree may apply the scholarship to a second master’s degree or an advanced degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D.).
Scholarships may also be used for the purpose of working toward an advanced degree or securing an endorsement in a specific subject area, which is applicable to teaching.
Scholarships may be utilized to fund the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification process.
Scholarships may be utilized to support academic work which would directly support the professional in their capacity of supporting district level goals and initiatives.
Monies will be distributed directly to the university or institution providing the education.
All monies must be expended within six months of the date the scholarship is awarded.