Sac Osage Retired School Employees’ Association met on Monday, March 15. The ZOOM meeting included a report on the President’s Summit. Missouri Retired Teacher Association President, Arleta Godwin, was a guest for the meeting. A MRTA Region 6 meeting is scheduled for a ZOOM meeting on April 16.

The Nellie Nicholas Scholarship was discussed. Applications and guidelines were given to the two schools, as well as Community National Bank. An announcement was put in the papers, and was also included on the Chamber of Commerce Facebook page. It was noted that those that couldn’t pick up their forms in person could email Ashley Rogers at: to request a copy of the forms. An April 26 deadline had been determined, with applications being sent to Evelyn Boyle at her 1405 S. Jackson address.

We have had many returning applicants, as well as new ones each year. We have been able to award from 5-8 scholarships each year, each one with a value of $2500-5000. The Nellie Nicholas Scholarship has been such a wonderful opportunity for our El Dorado Springs college students pursuing a career in education.

Nellie was a dear member of our organization and she left a tremendous legacy with this scholarship for education majors. However, she did not wish this scholarship to be used for master’s work in education.

The Scholarship Committee of SORSEA will meet to go through applications and determinescholarship winners by May 7.