A Glen student at Mississippi State University is one of only 30 MSU students to earn a scholarship in a prestigious teacher education program.
Rhiannon D. Lambert, a secondary education/English education major at MSU, received the Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program scholarship.
It includes full tuition, with room, board and books, a $1,000 technology stipend, and a fully funded study-abroad experience. The award is available to students majoring in secondary mathematics, secondary science, secondary English, as well as elementary and special-education majors.
Funded by the Jackson-based Robert M. Hearin Support Foundation, the scholarship is valued at approximately $100,000 over four years. METP is housed in MSU’s College of Education and is a collaborative effort with the University of Mississippi.
Competitive applicants should have at least a 28 ACT—or 1310 SAT—score and a 3.5 high school grade-point average.
Applicants participate in an interview with faculty, write an essay about why they want to enter the teaching profession and commit to teaching in Mississippi in their program area for five years after graduation, though the obligation may be deferred if students decide to pursue graduate degree programs.