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2009 Audrey Erskine Scholarship

College juniors and seniors who plan to teach in Minnesota are eligible for the Audrey Erskine Scholarship, which awards $350 to $500 for educational expenses. The Mid-Minnesota United Board of Governance administers the scholarship in honor of Audrey Erskine, a long-time advocate for teachers and education. Below are details.

  • The scholarship is open to juniors and seniors enrolled in an accredited Minnesota four-year college or university preparing to teach at the preschool, elementary or secondary level in Minnesota.
  • Funds may be used for tuition, lodging, books or any other necessary educational expense.
  • The number of scholarships and amount awarded depend on available funds.

The award committee evaluates applicants in these categories:

  • Work habits
  • Character and personality
  • Leadership
  • Sincerity of intention to teach
  • Membership in the Education Minnesota Student Program


  • Applications for the 2009-10 school year must be submitted by June 1, 2009.
  • Recipients will be announced by Sept. 15, 2009.
  • Recipients will be presented at the Mid-Minnesota United Fall Drive In on Oct. 14, 2009.

Applicants not selected will only be informed of the results if a self-addressed, postage-paid envelope is enclosed with their application.

Education Minnesota is an affiliate of the National Education Association, the American Federation of Teachers and AFL-CIO.

Education Minnesota
41 Sherburne Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55103

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