Salem College was chosen by the Hattie M. Strong Foundation to participate in the Strong Scholars Program. The program offers $5,000 scholarships to college students enrolled in teacher education programs. Salem was awarded $10,000 in scholarship money per year for three years. The first gift will be made in January 2012.
Eligible students are in their final year of study with a demonstrated financial need and a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Undergraduate students who have exhibited outstanding success and enthusiasm in teaching experiences prior to the final year of their program and graduate students whose life experiences prior to enrollment reveal the same traits will also be considered.
The Hattie M. Strong Foundation began as a successful student loan program in 1928 and has since become a scholarship program aimed at college students enrolled in teacher-training programs. The foundation’s mission is to help alleviate financial stress during the student-teaching semester. Salem has enjoyed a positive relationship with the foundation throughout the years and looks forward to a continued partnership in the future.