Crisp Bootheel Education Center Offering Scholarships for New Degree Program

The Harry L. Crisp Bootheel Education Center in Malden, Mo., is offering scholarships totaling $5,000 to 10 students in their service area who are interested in pursuing a degree in middle school teacher education.

The Bootheel Education Center will offer the CBEC Middle Level Teacher Education Incentive Scholarships, each worth $500, to one student from each of the 10 schools in the Center’s service area. The schools include: Malden, Holcomb, Campbell, Clarkton, Risco, Dexter, Bloomfield, Richland, Bernie and Gideon. The scholarships will be awarded to students who make a commitment to begin their studies in middle school teacher education at the Crisp Bootheel Education Center.

Students receiving the scholarship must attend the Crisp Bootheel Education Center, meet the admission requirements for Three Rivers Community College, carry a minimum of 12 hours of coursework and tentatively commit to a major area of concentration in Middle Level Teacher Education. The scholarships will be applied to the recipients’ fall 2004 fees.

This scholarship award may not be combined with A+ or other Three Rivers Community College incentive scholarships or grants paying all incidental fees, but may be combined with other local partial scholarships.

The scholarship announcement coincides with the Southeast Missouri State University and Three Rivers Community College plan to offer a middle school teacher education degree program off campus. The plan of study, which will be available beginning in August, will lead to a bachelor of science degree in middle school education and teacher certification in grades 5-9 from Southeast. This will be the first time a course of study leading to a degree in middle school teacher certification has been offered off campus. All courses will be available at the higher education centers in Malden and Kennett, and at Three Rivers, and required fieldwork will be in local area schools.

“Students can enroll in this four-year course of study close to their homes, which makes it convenient for them to obtain this degree,” said Dr. Rick Hux, director of the Crisp Bootheel Education Center.

To apply for the scholarship, contact Dr. Rick Hux, director of the CBEC, at (573) 276-4577 or (888) 213-4601. Application deadline is May 27.