Karina Starling ’22 (Bachelor of Music in Music Education) and Heather Jones ’22 (Bachelor of Music in Music Education, Bachelor of Science in Psychology) were both awarded a $5,000 scholarship award from the Hattie M. Strong Foundation (HMSF) to defray costs during student teaching in the spring semester.
Starling is student teaching with orchestra educators in Fairfax County Public Schools and Jones at Loudoun Valley High School and Blue Ridge Middle School, both of which are in Purcellville, Virginia.
Visit hattie.org/our-programs/scholarship-program to learn more.
This is the 10th 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.