Two Peru State teacher candidates win scholarship.

Two Peru State teacher candidates win scholarship.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 13, 2016 12:00 p.m. CDT
Contact Jason Hogue, Peru State College Marketing and Communications, 402.872.2429

 

Peru, Nebraska- The Nebraska State Education Association (NSEA) – Retired has announced the three recipients of the NSEA-Retired Student Education Association of Nebraska (SEAN) Scholarship. The scholarships are to be used for the recipient’s student-teaching semester.

Mariah Bigelow (Milligan, NE) and Caitlin Cassell (Bellevue, NE) were the winners from Peru State College. The winners were selected in March and recognized at the SEAN Spring Delegate Assembly. Haley Montgomery (Cozad, NE) from the University of Nebraska – Omaha also received a scholarship.

Under the rules for the scholarships, scholarship recipients must be juniors or seniors who have been SEAN members for at least two years, including the current year. Scholarships are awarded based on both financial need and essay question answers. Application also requires three letters of recommendation:  one from a faculty or staff member of the college or university the student applicant is attending; one from a local SEAN chapter officer; and one recommendation from the school’s SEAN Advisor.

The NSEA-Retired is a statewide association of educators that is committed to protecting current pension and Social Security benefits; being a strong advocate on retirement issues; and to the advancement of quality public education.

 

Scholarship Recipients: NSEA-Retired Vice President Tom Black, center, recently presented certificates of achivement to recipients of the Associations 2017 scholarships. Peru State College's Mariah Bigelow, right, and University of Nebraska's Haley Montgomery, right, received $1000 scholarships for their student teahcing semesters next year, as did Caitlin Cassel of Peru State College, who was unable to attend.

Scholarship Recipients: NSEA-Retired Vice President Tom Black, center, recently presented certificates of achivement to recipients of the Associations 2017 scholarships. Peru State College’s Mariah Bigelow, right, and University of Nebraska’s Haley Montgomery, left, received $1000 scholarships for their student teaching semesters next year, as did Caitlin Cassel of Peru State College, who was unable to attend.

 

Caitlin Cassel posing with her certificate of achievement for recipients of the Associations 2017 scholarships. The Peru State College student received a $1000 scholarship for her student teaching semester next year.

Caitlin Cassel posing with her certificate of achievement for recipients of the Associations 2017 scholarships. The Peru State College student received a $1000 scholarship for her student teaching semester next year.

 

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For more information, visit www.peru.edu or call 1-800-742-4412.

About Peru State College: Nestled in the historic hills of the Missouri River, the “Campus of a Thousand Oaks” is Nebraska’s oldest college and will celebrate its sesquicentennial anniversary in 2017.  Peru State College’s constant commitment to academic excellence has resulted in a unique and innovative mix of online, traditional, undergraduate and graduate programs.  Similarly, the college’s ongoing student engagement promotes inquiry, discovery and innovation on-campus and across the region.  Peru State College is committed to being a good steward of education, students, the region and Nebraska for another 150 years.