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.)

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

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

• Submit a 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 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 (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 Superintendent’s Office at the R-2 School and also at the Christian School Office.  Copies of the application are available on-line at under Scholarship Bulletin- April.

All necessary documentation must be postmarked by  May  1 and mailed 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.

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