SOURCE: BrainTrack

BrainTrack

August 11, 2009 09:00 ET

BrainTrack Announces Twice Yearly Teaching Scholarships

Will Help Prospective K-12 Teachers Learn From Current Teaching Students

MARLBOROUGH, MA--(Marketwire - August 11, 2009) - BrainTrack, the widely referenced higher-education resource, today announced The BrainTrack Teaching Scholarship, a biannual scholarship for students currently studying to teach in any grade from kindergarten to 12th. Designed to help others evaluate teaching as a career, BrainTrack's scholarship will provide a $1,000 first place and $500 runner up award for the best essays about an entrant's experiences as a teaching student. BrainTrack Teaching Scholarship rules and entry form are available at: http://www.braintrack.com/colleges-by-career/elementary-school-teachers#scholarship.

BrainTrack's scholarship will help teaching students fund their education and at the same time help those considering teaching as a career path. Winners will be selected based on the creativity, focus, overall thoughtfulness, accuracy and practical value of their responses to the essay questions. The questions ask students about how they chose teaching, their experiences as a teaching student, and their suggestions for prospective teachers. The most helpful essays from all the entries will be published online for the benefit of prospective teachers. The judging committee will include both independent teaching professionals as well as BrainTrack staff.

Applicants must be currently taking classes in an appropriate teaching degree program. Studies can be full-time, part-time, on-campus, or online and must be at an accredited U.S. college. There are no fees for entry and all entrant names and contact information will be kept private for use only in the scholarship, except for the winners whose names will be published. The next two submission deadlines are November 1, 2009 and March 1, 2010.

About BrainTrack:

Online since 1996, BrainTrack is a worldwide university and college directory that lists more than 10,000 higher-education institutions in over 190 countries. The site helps visitors make academic and career decisions through its content, including thousands of original and detailed school profiles, guides to U.S. colleges by career, U.S. colleges by religion, articles on topics such as financial aid, and more. BrainTrack is referenced by thousands of sites, including major universities, libraries, government agencies, and publications. BrainTrack is produced and maintained by FutureMeld LLC.

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