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Requirements Open to residents of Missouri who are enrolled at a 4-year college or university. Applicants must be majoring in education with the goal of teaching the humanities (e.g., literature, dance, fine arts, music, art, and poetry) at the elementary or middle school level following graduation. Preference is given to students entering their junior year of college and planning to teach in rural school districts in Missouri, rather than metropolitan districts. The application process includes brief essays on the following topics: 1) work and life experiences indicating an interest in teaching subjects in the humanities to grade school and middle school students in Missouri upon graduation; 2) other activities (organizations to which they belong, hobbies, volunteer work) and their interest in them; 3) the 3 books that have most influenced them and why; and 4) their employment experiences.
Duration 1 year; recipients may reapply.
Number of awards granted each year Varies each year.
Department Charles F. Jensen
Summary To provide financial assistance to Missouri residents majoring in education and planning to teach humanities in elementary and middle schools in the state after graduation.
Organization: JACK J. ISGUR FOUNDATION
Kansas City - Missouri - 64106