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Ramia Boersma Scholarship

Scholarship Sponsored by South Dakota Education Association

Value: $750
Awards Available: 3
Deadline : Feb 15, 2024

The Association may annually award up to three $750 scholarships for each academic year. Must be submitted by February 15.

RAMIA BOERSMA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

The South Dakota Education Association/NEA awards scholarships to outstanding students who are planning on entering the teaching profession. The Association may annually award up to three $750 scholarships for each academic year. 

HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

Four-year scholarship

Criteria for application requires that the student must:

  1. Be the daughter/son or granddaughter/grandson of an active member or an SDEA-Retired member.
  2. Be in the top quarter of his/her class as of January of his/her graduating year.
  3. Be a student in a South Dakota public education institution.
  4. Be accepted and/or enrolled in a South Dakota college or university.

The following attachments must be included with the application form:

  1. A copy of high school transcript. The transcript must indicate the name of the school.
  2. A listing of academic and extra-curricular activities.
  3. Letters of recommendation from at least two teachers and one administrator.
  4. A 300-500 word essay on the strengths and skills the applicant will bring to the field of education.

COLLEGE SOPHOMORES

Two-year scholarship

Criteria for application requires that the student must:

  1. Be completing the sophomore year of college and enrolled in a teacher prep program.
  2. Be the daughter/son or granddaughter/grandson of an active member or an SDEA-Retired member.
  3. Be a full-time student.
  4. Have at least a 3.0 grade point average.
  5. Maintain membership in SDEA/NEA Student Program.

The following attachments must be included with the application form:

  1. A copy of the applicant's college transcript. The transcript must indicate the name of the college.
  2. A listing of academic and extracurricular activities.
  3. Letters of recommendation from at least three instructors.
  4. A 300-500 word essay on the strengths and skills the applicant will bring to the field of education.

A recipient of the scholarship will have the award extended for another academic year provided that he or she has:

  1. Been a full-time student in a teacher preparation program in a South Dakota college or university.
  2. Maintained at least a 3.0 grade point average.
  3. Maintained membership in South Dakota/NEA Student Program

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