New scholarship to encourage underrepresented populations in teaching

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A new scholarship is now available for incoming IU School of Education students.

The Jean Ann Ford Scholarship awards up to $10,000 a year for up to four years for first year or transfer students from Indiana who are admitted for Fall 2021, majoring in elementary education. Ten scholarships are planned to be awarded. Special consideration is given to underrepresented males, including but not limited to financially challenged students, and/or students with diverse cultural experiences. 

Ford, who graduated from the School of Education in 1970, truly valued education and believed in the importance of having good teachers in classrooms. She once said, “To teach is to anchor the world with bright purpose.” Ford founded Benefit Cosmetics with her twin sister, Jane, also an IU graduate.

Students interested in the scholarship should contact the School of Education using this contact form.

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