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 as a full time student.

*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.


(All 5 items below must be completed to be considered.)

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

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

• Submit a current 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.

• Submit a current 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.

• Submit a typed essay (1 page maximum) expressing their desire to enter the teaching profession.


**  Incomplete submissions will be rejected.

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

Please be sure that your Application Form and Guidelines have the year 2023 on them.

All necessary documentation must be postmarked by  April 14th  for consideration.

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

Decisions will be made by  May 1st  and applicants will be notified by mail soon after.