The Spokane Area Retired Educators Association (SAREA) has
established a fund
for active school personnel to use on non-budgeted programs or
will enhance student education. Applications of $200 or less will
be considered. The request may be for complete or partial funding
of a project.
In years past, grants have been requested for field trips, guest
speakers, books in specific areas of curriculum, and/or special
supplies. They have also been awarded for special programs as well
as drama and musical productions. Creativity, need, and impact on
student learning are factors considered by the selection committee.
Enclosed is the application for the SAREA Mini-Grant Program.
Please feel free to copy applications as needed. We thank you for
distributing the forms to interested staff. The deadline to return
the applications are "on or before the first Friday in November."
Thank you for your cooperation and interest in this worthwhile
Jan McFarland, Grant Chair
Spokane Area Retired Educators Association
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academic year 2018-2019, the Northeast Region (E-7) of the
Washington State School Retirees Association will award the
following scholarships to high school graduates who express an
interest in working in the schools as a teacher, counselor,
speech therapist, occupational therapist, or psychologist in the
State of Washington:
Two (2) Robert J. Handy
Scholarships administered by PEMCO in the amount of $900 per
year for up to four years.
One (1) WSSR Foundation Scholarship in the amount of $2500
for one year only.
Each applicant must be graduating
from high school during or at the end of the 2018-2019 academic
year with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher.
The high school from which the candidate is graduating must be
within the geographic area of E-7 region which includes the
following counties: Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille, Spokane or
The candidate must complete the application on-line which is
www.wssra.org - click on
“scholarships” and follow the directions precisely. After the
zip code of your high school has been entered the name and
address of the Region’s Representative will appear. Print and
place the application and any additional documents in a file
folder and place in a large envelope with the address of the
area representative. The application must be postmarked by March
2, 2019. The area representative will process the application
and present it to the “E-7 Scholarship Selection Committee”.
An additional scholarship, the
Neil D Prescott Student Teaching/Internship
will be awarded to a college student who will be doing Student
Teaching/Internship during the 2019-2020 academic year. This one
time scholarship is for $1,000 and will be awarded to a
candidate who graduated from a high school in the E-7 area:
counties Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille, Spokane or Whitman. Once
you have entered the zip code of the high school, the contact
information as to where to mail your application will appear.
The candidate need not be attending a college or university in
the state of Washington but must express an interest in
working in the Schools in Washington State. Application forms
and additional information can be located at
www.wssra.org- click on
“Scholarships”. The application must be postmarked on or before
March 2, 2019. These Neil D. Prescott Scholarship Applications
will be processed by the same Scholarship Selection Committee as
above but will be kept separate from the scholarships above.
Additionally, in each region, there are local units of WSSRA
that may elect to award scholarships to the applicants in the
applicant pool. Region E-7 has three local units: Spokane Area,
Pend Oreille County, and Whitman County. Do not try to contact
these units. Each unit will have representatives on the
Scholarship Committee. The following is information regarding
these additional scholarship funds:
Spokane Area Retired Educators Association has committed the
following in addition to WSSRA Scholarships at wssra.org/scholarships:
1. $5,000 in its annual budget.
2. $1,000-2,000 (if available) from its foundation.
3. $1,000-2,000 (if available) from excess retiree’s conference
In addition to the WSSRA
application, applicants must be or have:
1. A graduate from a High School, Public or Private, within the
geographic area of the WSSRA Area of E7 which includes Ferry,
Stevens, Pend Oreille, Lincoln, Spokane and Whitman Counties.
2. Enrolled in or have made a commitment to be enrolled in
higher education program or related field (teacher, counselor,
speech therapist, librarian, occupational therapist, or
psychologist) leading to certification for employment in the
schools of the State of Washington.
3. Made satisfactory academic progress in high school and/or
college as demonstrated by the candidate’s grade point average.
4. Must have demonstrated a work ethic in paid or voluntary
community service activities.
5. Must have received recommendations from individuals familiar
with candidate’s work and character.
6. Must have completed the application for
www.wssra.org - click on