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Frostburg State University Announces Scholarship for Full-Time Study in Special Education

Beginning with the 2009 fall semester, a scholarship funded by the Howard and Audrey Naylor Family Trust for full-time graduate study will be available to certified teachers in the local or extended Appalachian region who are interested in obtaining a Master of Education – Special Education degree from Frostburg State University. The program is offered on FSU’s campus in Frostburg and at the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown at 32 W. Washington St.

The recipient will be selected based on individual interest in teaching and working with children who have special needs. The scholarship also includes preferences for candidates who intend to teach in the Appalachian region, preferably close to Western Maryland, and who are able to conduct practical research related to facilitating students with special needs placed in traditional classrooms. Applicants must be certified teachers or eligible for teacher certification. The year-long full-time study will lead to a Master of Education degree in Special Education. Tuition, books and fees will be covered by the scholarship.

Interested candidates should apply by submitting the Howard and Audrey Naylor Scholarship application form, a resume with three references and a typewritten essay describing personal background, educational goals and accomplishments, and information that would explain to the selection committee why the candidate would be an asset to FSU and why a scholarship to this particular person would be money well spent.

Application forms and instructions are available at or by calling FSU’s Office of Graduate Services at 301-687-7053. The extended deadline for applications is July 24.

Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, FSU is one of the 13 institutions of the University System of Maryland. FSU is a comprehensive, residential regional university and serves as an educational and cultural center for Western Maryland.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589