MINNEAPOLIS RETIRED TEACHERS, INC.
MRTI EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

Minneapolis Retired Teachers, Inc. announces its 2022 educational scholarships for persons interested in pursuing or enhancing an educational career in the Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS). The scholarship seeks to encourage persons to enter educational fields in which a need for additional trained personnel exists. Past recipients who have not completed their course work are welcome to apply again.

This scholarship program is made possible through contributions by retired Minneapolis teachers.  This year we can offer several scholarships up to $2500 each.  This year’s scholarship may be used for reimbursement/payment of expenses incurred for participation in opportunities experienced between January 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023.

Examples of people who may be eligible for a scholarship are:

  • MPS high school graduates with at least two (2) years of post-secondary education, PURSUING A CAREER IN EDUCATION IN THE MINNEAPOLIS PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • MPS teachers wishing to change or advance in an educational field
  • MPS employees seeking to become licensed/certified in an educational field
  • MPS teachers or employees registering for opportunities such as classes, seminars, workshops, etc., designed to improve their skills. Funds may be used for registration, tuition, books, fees, and other materials.  Lodging, food, and transportation costs are not eligible expenses for this scholarship.

HOW TO APPLY
Candidates for the MRTI Scholarship must submit the following:
                1. A letter of application (no more than two pages) which includes:
                                a. Your name, email address, a telephone number, and mailing address (including unit/apt. #)
                                b. The planned program of study and the institution you are already attending or planning to attend
                                c. Your personal goals in the educational program you have chosen
                                d. A one-paragraph statement of financial need during your one-year scholarship eligibility which expires
                                    on June 30, 2023
                                e. A statement of how you learned about this MRTI scholarship program
                                f. Any additional information you wish to include
                2. A resume (limited to 2 pages) of your educational and occupational experience (within the last 5 years)
                3. PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR NAME AT THE TOP OF EACH PAGE OF THE APPLICATION AND RESUME
                4. Candidates must include TWO (2) CURRENT letters of recommendation (DATED and SIGNED) from persons
                    such as a work supervisor, a member of a fraternal or cultural organization, a fellow worker, a teacher, a counselor
                    or a school principal
                Completing ALL of the above procedures will ensure that your application will be considered

Applications must be EMAILED BY OR POSTMARKED BY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2022 to the MRTI Scholarship Committee, ATTN: Pixie Pixler, ppixler@gmail.com, or 6615 Lake Shore Drive South, #216, Richfield, MN 55423.  A letter of notification will be mailed to all applicants by Wednesday, March 23, 2022.  An announcement of the scholarship recipient(s) will be made in the Spring MRTI newsletter and during the April 19, 2022 monthly MRTI meeting.

Interested persons with questions may call or email any of the following MRTI Scholarship Committee members:

                Sylvia Farrells (Chair) 952-888-8771                     Joanne Lambrecht 952-212-2255
                   angelseyf@gmail.com                                                 joanne.lambrecht@yahoo.com
                Roma Lee Rasmussen 612-861-6654                         Pixie Pixler 612-385-5588
                   rl.rasmussen@comcast.net                                     ppixler@gmail.com
                Barb Stevens 612-209-7714
                   purplebarb@comcast.net


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