Music education majors Morgan Craig ’20 and McKenzie Garrett ’20 were awarded $5,000 scholarship awards from the Hattie M. Strong Foundation (HMSF) to defray costs during student teaching in the spring semester. Both are student teaching in Loudoun County, Virginia.
Craig is student teaching at Mercer Middle School with cooperating teacher Melanie Manning ’20 (Master of Music Education), and Garrett is student teaching at Harmony Middle School with Christopher Fairchild. Visit hattie.org/our-programs/scholarship-program/ to learn more.
This is the eighth year the HMSF has provided scholarships for Shenandoah students who are seeking initial teacher licensure and who demonstrate promise as future teachers.
HMSF is a charitable private foundation incorporated in the District of Columbia in 1928. The foundation’s activities consist of the administration of a scholarship program and a grant program. The scholarship program is aimed at college students enrolled in teacher-training programs at selected partnering institutions. The scholarship funds are intended to ease the financial pressure during the student-teaching semester, when a student’s ability to offset expenses with outside employment is curtailed by the rigor of full-time work in the classroom.