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Society offers scholarship geared towards female education majors

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Cassie Gibbs
Asst. News Editor

Troy University’s Delta Kappa Gamma Society for Women Educators is offering a scholarship for female education students on Troy’s main campus.
Delta Kappa Gamma is a society that was created in 1929 in Texas by a group of 11 women whose goal was to help women succeed in the field of education and provide a network and support system for women educators.
Delta Kappa Gamma helps teachers in many areas of their career, such as financial support, social support, networking and in some cases help female teachers through legislative means.
Troy University’s Eta Chapter of Beta State Delta Kappa Gamma Society for Women Educators was founded on April 15, 1935.
The scholarship is provided through the fund raising efforts of the Troy University chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma.
Students who wish to apply for this scholarship do not have to be a member of the society.
To apply, students must be female education majors who have been accepted into the teacher education program.
Students must also write a clear, well-written letter to the organization explaining why they want to become a teacher.
It must also contain the student’s name, email address and phone number.
This letter can be sent to the Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship Committee no later than Monday, March 5 by 5 p.m.
A committee, composed of leaders within the organization, carefully considers each letter.
Delta Kappa Gamma typically gives out two scholarships every year.
Shannon Thompson, a lecturer in the English department at Troy, said, “although our scholarships are not large, they would certainly defray the cost of textbooks, LiveText subscriptions, professional clothing required for an interview and so forth.”
Students who would like to know more about the scholarship can contact Thompson at 334-670-3677, sthompson292236@troy.edu, or visit Smith Hall Room 187.