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Peru State to Offer Full Tuition Boxley Scholarships to Teachers Who Enroll in MSED This Summer

Application Deadline is Wednesday, April 15


( Peru, Neb.) Peru State College (PSC) will award full-tuition Boxley Scholarships to area teachers who enroll in the college’s online Master of Science in Education – Curriculum and Instruction cohort program this summer. The deadline for application is Wednesday, April 15.


The scholarships will cover full tuition, fees and textbooks for the college’s entire 19-month online cohort program. PSC’s online cohort program is unique in that it involves a group of students who enroll and progress through the graduate program together, creating a community in which they collaborate on projects and extend their support to one another.


PSC President Stan Carpenter said, “The financial benefit of this scholarship cannot be overstated. It can make all the difference for professional educators who want to increase their knowledge and skills by pursuing an advanced degree.”


The awards were made possible because of the generosity of PSC alum Mr. Ken Boxley of Beverly Hills, Calif. Boxley is chairman of the Board of the American Asian Association, Inc., a long distance telephone company linking the continental United States with several countries in Asia.


Carpenter said, “Mr. Boxley’s generosity and willingness to support continuing education for professional educators is nothing short of inspirational. Ken has said that ‘education is the answer to many, if not most, of the problems this nation faces today. And, the education of teachers is most important.’ We at Peru State College could not agree more, and we are exceedingly grateful for Mr. Boxley’s support of our students.”


The following application materials must be submitted prior to the April 15 deadline.

  1. Current brief resume.
  2. Letter of support from current supervising principal.
  3. Three letters of recommendation from colleagues, supervisors, or employers attesting to the applicant’s current and future success as a classroom teacher.
  4. Statement of professional goals and how the applicant intends to use this scholarship to achieve his/her goals, including information on how the graduate program will benefit them as a classroom teacher and how the scholarship will impact his/her ability to participate in the cohort program.

Selection of scholarship recipients will be announced by Friday, May 15.