Scholarships available for bachelor’s, master’s, education specialist and doctoral students
Minneapolis—May 7, 2013—Teacher Appreciation Week gives students, parents and communities across the country the opportunity to celebrate the outstanding work their educators do every day. To highlight its ongoing commitment to teacher effectiveness, Walden University’s Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership is offering more than $370,000 in scholarships to deserving educators who are making a positive impact on their school or community.
“We believe there is no better way to show appreciation for our nation’s educators than by providing them an opportunity to further their education,” said Dr. Kate Steffens, dean of the Riley College of Education and Leadership. “Walden is very proud of our role in preparing educators to make a profound difference in our nation’s classrooms, schools and districts.”
The scholarships, which reflect Walden’s mission of social change and its commitment to providing access to quality higher education, are available for new students seeking a bachelor’s, master’s, education specialist or doctoral degree. Available scholarships include:
Anglea Bouch of Hampton, Ga., who teaches at Red Oak Elementary School in nearby Stockbridge, was awarded $20,000 as one of the 2012 Positive Social Change Doctoral Scholarship recipients who enrolled in Walden’s Ph.D in Education program with a specialization in Special Education. “This scholarship provided the means to enroll in a program that will allow me to train adults with high functioning autism or Asperger's syndrome and prepare them for greater self-regulation, greater interpersonal skills, and greater theory of mind, while reducing anxiety and improving employability,” she said.
The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University, a National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)–accredited institution, is the choice of more than 54,000 students and alumni who are leaders in their classrooms and schools, including more than 80 state teachers of the year. The college is dedicated to improving educator effectiveness and preparing educators to make a positive impact on student achievement.
For more information on these scholarships, visit https://www.waldenu.edu/financial-aid/scholarships/riley.
About Walden University
For more than 40 years, Walden University has supported working professionals in achieving their academic goals and making a greater impact in their professions and their communities. Today, more than 46,500 students from all 50 states and more than 145 countries are pursuing their bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees online at Walden. The university provides students with an engaging educational experience that connects them with expert faculty and peers around the world. Walden is the flagship online university in the Laureate International Universities network—a global network of more than 70 campus-based and online universities in 29 countries.
Walden offers more than 75 degree programs with more than 345 specializations and concentrations. Areas of study include health sciences, counseling, human services, management, psychology, education, public health, nursing, public administration and information technology. For more information, visit www.WaldenU.edu. Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.hlcommission.org.