Sac Osage Retired School Employees’ Association announces the opening of applications for The Nellie Nicholas Memorial Teaching Scholarship.

Students who have previously received a scholarship may re-apply if they continue to meet the necessary criteria.  Scholarships are not available for graduate work.


*Applicants must have graduated from the El Dorado Springs R-2 School or El Dorado Springs Christian School.

*Applicants must be enrolled in a 4-year undergraduate program at a college or university, pursuing a career in education

*Applicants must maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average.

*Applicant’s ACT score must meet their college’s requirements to enter the education field.

APPLICATION: (All five items below must be completed to be considered.)

1.  Complete the application form (neatly printed or typed).

2.  Supply a recent official transcript which includes an official copy of ACT scores.

3.  Submit a signed letter of recommendation/reference from a teacher, professor or advisor who knows of the applicant’s interest and plans to pursue a teaching career.

4.  Submit a signed letter of personal recommendation/reference from someone other than a family member who knows of the applicant’s interest and plans to pursue a teaching career.

5.  Submit a typed essay (one page maximum) expressing their desire to enter the teaching profession.

ATTENTION: ** Incomplete submissions will be rejected.

Guidelines and application forms may be picked up from the High School Office at the R-2 School and at the Christian School Office.   Those unable to pick up copies at the schools may email Ashley Rogers at:  to request a copy of the  Application Form and Guidelines.

All necessary documentation must be postmarked by  May  1 for consideration.

Mail applications to:  Evelyn Boyle,  1405 S. Jackson, El Dorado Springs, MO   64744

Decisions will be made by  May 15 and applicants will be notified by mail soon after.