Lucy Valero Scholarship Fund

About the Fund
The Lucy A. Valero Scholarship Fund, administered by PSEA, provides scholarships to one or more outstanding college and university students each year who are enrolled in an accredited teacher preparation program in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The fund also provides a scholarship to a high school student member of Future Educators Association. Applicants must be members in good standing of Student-PSEA or Future Educators Association. Awards are presented at the annual convention of the Student Pennsylvania State Education Association each year.

Lucy Valero spent 18 years working with PSEA’s student program, building it into one of the strongest in the nation. Her friends and colleagues created the memorial fund to recognize her dedicated service. The fund’s scholarship program aims to attract capable new teachers to the profession. Since its creation, the memorial fund has provided many scholarships to outstanding students headed for a career in education, and gives PSEA a valuable opportunity to influence the future of public education in Pennsylvania.

How to Apply

Applicants describe their role in Student PSEA or high school FEA chapters and their involvement in those organizations, as well as how they would improve public education in Pennsylvania and what grade level they would prefer to teach.

Scholarship recipients are chosen by the trustees of the Lucy A. Valero Memorial Scholarship Fund, comprised of PSEA officers and staff, and the president of Student PSEA. Awardees are announced annually at the Student PSEA Conference.

Applications must be postmarked no later than January 31, 2017. Awards will be announced at the annual Student PSEA Conference and Convention.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Candidates for the award must be members in good standing of the Student Pennsylvania State Education Association (Student-PSEA).
  • Candidates must be enrolled or intend to enroll in an approved undergraduate program of teacher education at an accredited institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  • Candidates must demonstrate a high degree of academic proficiency as evidenced by position in class standing and grades and verified by school transcripts. Class standing, grades and/or school transcripts be submitted with each application.

Contact, 1-800-944-7732



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