Clark County retired teachers award scholarships to education students

The Clark County Retired Teachers Association awarded $1,000 scholarships to five future teachers: Abigail Baucant-Fulk (top left), Maria Rinaldi (top middle), Audri Blackburn (top right), Drew Speas (bottom left), and Cheyann Neal (bottom right). CONTRIBUTED

The Clark County Retired Teachers Association (CCRTA) is awarding $1,000 scholarships to five future teachers, according to a news release from the scholarship committee.

The CCRTA awards these scholarships each year to college and university students preparing to become teachers.

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According to the release, the following five students were awarded the scholarships:

  • Abigail Baucant-Fulk was awarded the Heartland Federal Credit Union/CCRTA Scholarship. She graduated from Kenton Ridge High School in 2015 and will be a senior at Wright State University studying Early Childhood Education.
  • Drew Speas was awarded the Wallace and Edna Smith Scholarship. She graduated from the Global Impact STEM Academy in 2018 and will be a junior at Ohio State University studying Music Education.
  • Audri Blackburn was awarded a CCRTA Scholarship. She graduated from Kenton Ridge High School in 2018 and will be a junior at Ohio State University preparing to be an Intervention Specialist.
  • Cheyann Neal was awarded a CCRTA Scholarship. She graduated from Tecumseh High School in 2017 and will be a senior at Wright State University preparing to teach math and social studies.
  • Maria Rinaldi was awarded a CCRTA Scholarship. She graduated from Northeastern High School in 2018 and will be a senior at Miami University studying integrated English language arts.

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The scholarships are funded by donations from retired teachers and others from Clark County.

The open period for applying for a scholarship is from Jan. 15 to March 20 each year, the release stated. The application form and requirements can be found on the outreach link of ccrtaohio.com.