Colorado State University students who plan to teach math or science are eligible to apply for Rocky Mountain Teacher Education Collaborative scholarships for amounts up to $3,000.
The RMTEC will award funds in September for the 1997-98 academic year. Scholarships are funded by the National Science Foundation and designed to increase diversity in teaching and to promote improved training for teachers.
"Funds are still available for fall and we encourage students to apply. This is a unique opportunity to receive funding and be exposed to RMTEC, a progressive teacher preparation organization," said Mary McAfee, diversity coordinator for RMTEC.
Applicants must be full-time Colorado State students pursuing teacher licensure in math or science or full-time students planning to transfer to Colorado State and enroll in a math or science licensure program. Applicants must have at least sophomore standing and have a demonstrated commitment to increasing diversity within the teaching profession.
Candidates chosen to receive awards will attend RMTEC meetings and participate in community service activities such as mentoring, tutoring and diversity events on campus.
For more information and applications, call Mary McAfee or Fred Stein in the Center for Science, Mathematics and Technology Education at (970) 491-1700, or Janell Prussman in the College of Applied Human Science at (970) 491-5182.