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McDaniel College Announces New $100k Educator’s Legacy Scholarships For All Students of K-12 Employees
High school seniors whose parent or guardian works full time in K-12 education can apply for this new guaranteed scholarship for Fall 2016 admission to McDaniel

November 19, 2015

Contact: Cheryl Knauer

WESTMINSTER, Md. – McDaniel College announces a new $100,000 Educator’s Legacy Scholarship for students applying to McDaniel for Fall 2016 admission. 

High school seniors whose parent or guardian works full time in K-12 education can apply for this guaranteed scholarship to attend McDaniel College. Any service in a K-12 school qualifies, including teachers, counselors, nurses, support staff or administrators, as long as the parent or guardian has at least four years of current and consecutive employment.

Students must have at least a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) to receive the scholarship and must complete and file an online K-12 employment verification form. Their parents also must submit a letter on school letterhead from the school administrator verifying the parent’s employment record. The $25,000 annual scholarship is renewable each year to students who maintain satisfactory academic progress.

According to McDaniel President Roger N. Casey, “McDaniel has successfully trained teachers and administrators for over 100 years and the college has a tradition of producing top educators. Three of McDaniel’s graduates in the past five years were Maryland Teachers of the Year, including the 2011 National Teacher of the Year Michelle Shearer.”

“We are proud of this legacy and want to celebrate our commitment to educators by rewarding elementary and secondary school employees for their work in preparing the class of 2020,” he added. “That is why we decided to announce this new scholarship during American Education Week. Four years of service in any school or school district by a parent equals $25,000 per year for their child.”

Visit for additional information about the Educator’s Legacy Scholarship or to learn more about applying to McDaniel College.

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McDaniel College, recognized nationally among “40 Colleges that Change Lives” and U.S. News top-tier liberal arts colleges, is a four-year private college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 70 undergraduate programs of study, including dual and student-designed majors, plus 25 highly regarded graduate programs. Its hallmark faculty-student collaborations in research, teaching and mentoring plus hundreds of leadership and service opportunities enrich a lively learning experience that is rooted in a personalized interdisciplinary and global curriculum. Innovative January courses take students to points all over the world while McDaniel’s degree-granting European campus offers a unique opportunity for international study at the only American university in Budapest, Hungary. A diverse and close-knit community of 1,600 undergraduates and 1,560 part-time graduate students, McDaniel also boasts a spectacular 160-acre hilltop campus in Westminster, Md., an hour or less from Baltimore, D.C., the Chesapeake Bay, an Amtrak station and BWI international airport.

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