Minneapolis Retired Teachers, Inc. announces its 2019 educational scholarships for persons interested in 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 year we can offer several $2000 scholarships .  This year’s scholarships must be used within a one-year period.  June 30, 2020  is the expiration date.


This scholarship program is made possible through contributions by retired Minneapolis teachers.


Examples of women and men who may be eligible for a scholarship are:

  • MPS high school graduates, with at least of two (2) years of post-secondary education, WISHING A CAREER IN EDUCATION IN THE MINNEAPOLIS PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • MPS teachers wishing to change or advance in their educational field
  • MPS employees seeking to become licensed/certified in an educational field



Candidates for the MRTI Scholarship must submit the following

1.  A letter of application (no more than two pages) which includes:

    • The planned program of study and institution intending to attend/already attending
    • Your personal goals in the educational program you have chosen
    • A one-paragraph statement of financial need during your one year scholarship eligibility which expires on June 30, 2020
    • Any additional information you wish to include

2.  A statement of how you learned about this MRTI scholarship program


3.   A resume of your educational and occupational experience, including your mailing address, e-mail address, and a telephone number.


4.  Candidates must submit 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.


Following the above procedure will complete your application.


Applications must be postmarked by Friday, March 1, 2019 to the MRTI Scholarship Committee, ATTN. JoAnne Wilson, 8224 Tamarack Trail, Eden Prairie, MN  55347.  A letter of notification will be mailed to all applicants by Wednesday, March 20, 2019.   Presentation of the scholarship(s) will be made at the Tuesday, April 16, 2019 MRTI  luncheon meeting in Minneapolis


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

Sylvia Farrells (Co-chair) 952-888-8771                        Joanne Lambrecht 952-470-4216 or cell 952-212-2255

   angelseyf@gmail.com                                                   joanne.lambrecht@yahoo.com


JoAnne Wilson (Co-chair) 952-937-2369                       Stella Jones 612-824-4483                   

  joannewilson1954@gmail.com                                       stellaj26@yahoo.com                   


Roma Lee Rasmussen 612-861-6654                             Pam Evangelist 612-788-1200

 rl.rasmussen@comcast.net                                           Marlene Locascio 952-540-6221


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