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Six College Students Named Nancy Larson Foundation Scholars

Education-based foundation awards scholarships to hardworking students studying elementary education

Jan. 10, 2014 - PRLog -- Six college students across the country have been named Nancy Larson Foundation scholars and each awarded a $1000 scholarship in recognition of their outstanding academic records and community service.

The Nancy Larson Foundation proudly supports students majoring in elementary education by awarding scholarships to deserving students each year.

The recipients selected from the hundreds of applicants received by the foundation are:

●     Clarissa Corkins, Kansas State University

●     Carlos Chavez, Texas A&M University–Commerce

●     Chantell Oliver, Texas A&M University–Commerce

●     Chelsey Evans, Texas A&M University

●     Eric Boynton, University of Rhode Island

●     Kimberly Swafford, Missouri State University

“These students are the type of aspiring teachers that we want to nurture and support. Our classrooms need intelligent, energetic, young educators that can provide the best possible learning environment for elementary students,” said Nancy Larson, who established the foundation in 2006. Larson is the author of two nationally successful curriculum programs: Nancy Larson® Science and Saxon Math K–4.

Juniors, seniors and graduate students who have declared an elementary education major are invited to submit a personal narrative about qualities that will make them an excellent teacher. Applicants are also asked to include community service activities and personal experiences they have had working with children.

Larson, a former teacher and curriculum director, has dedicated her life to advancing elementary education. Her original Saxon Math K–4 program was developed after teachers expressed their need for a classroom-tested math program that would prepare children for advanced math classes. In recent years, Larson has used the same approach to develop Nancy Larson Science for kindergarten through fourth grade students. The program was written to provide in-depth science content in an easy-to-teach format.

To learn more about the Nancy Larson Foundation, visit http://nancylarsonfoundation.org.

About Nancy Larson Foundation

The Nancy Larson Foundation, founded in Old Lyme, CT, has a history of eight years awarding prospective elementary educators scholarships to encourage and support their education. The Nancy Larson Foundation awards scholarships to the top entries. For entry deadlines and requirements, or more information on the foundation, visit http://nancylarsonfoundation.org.

Will Wellons

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