HARTINGTON — A scholarship program that will benefit aspiring teachers and bring more educators to Catholic schools in rural Nebraska was unveiled today.
The Seton Education Scholars program provides $10,000 renewable college scholarships to education majors at Mount Marty University in South Dakota, representative of Mt. Marty University said during a press conference Thursday morning at Cedar Catholic High School.
Recipients must be a practicing Catholic and commit to teaching for three years following graduation at a rural Catholic elementary or high school in the Archdiocese of Omaha or any Catholic school in the Diocese of Sioux Falls.
"This is a tremendous blessing, not only for future Catholic school teachers but also to the Catholic schools in our rural communities and the students who attend them,” said Vickie Kauffold, Archdiocese of Omaha Superintendent of Schools.
Marlene Ricketts of Omaha made the lead $250,000 gift to the program. Interested students should contact the Mount Marty University Office of Admissions.
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