Dean Lynn and New Scholarship in New York Times
Marvin Lynn, dean of the School of Education at IU South Bend, is quoted in a story in the New York Times about the lack of minority teachers in public schools in the United States. The article also mentions the new IU South Bend Underrepresented Teacher Scholarship. To view the story go to:
The goal of the new scholarship is to develop a pool of talented and diverse teachers who will graduate from IU South Bend with minimal student debt and enter the teaching profession.
In addition to undergraduate tuition assistance from this new scholarship fund, the School of Education will also provide mentoring, academic enrichment, induction support and training in preparation for the classroom. A team of advisors and peer mentors will work with each scholarship recipient to help ensure their continued academic success, as well as address issues of financial counseling and life skills.
“Our goal is to prepare and graduate five students of color per year,” said Lynn. “We will closely partner with local school districts to ensure that these young men and women are employed in St. Joseph and Elkhart County schools.”
For more information about the scholarship contact Dina Harris, director of development at IU South Bend, at 574-520-4131.