Spalding University is the recipient of a $20,000 grant from WHAS Crusade for Children that will provide tuition assistance to qualified full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education’s Learning and Behavior Disorders program.
“Spalding students are passionate about serving special needs children, and their stories and successes actually help to secure the grant funding,” says College Dean Beverly Keepers. “These dedicated teaching majors have a 95% retention rate in the teaching profession as Learning and Behavior Disorders teachers in private and public schools.”
Associate professor Dr. Haman Hasan helped to secure the grant for the 2013-2014 academic year. Since coming to Spalding, Dr. Hasan has acquired more than $100,000 in grant money from WHAS Crusade for Children for the LBD program, and over the past 15 years, Spalding University has been the beneficiary of nearly $500,000 in grants and donations from the organization.
“What these future educators, of students with special learning needs, gain from their education is the knowledge and skills necessary to help these children experience success in our society,” says Dr. Hasan. “We are grateful to WHAS Crusade for Children in helping to lessen the financial burden on our students, who go above and beyond in order to empower our community’s children.”
Scholarships will be disbursed based on financial need at the beginning of each semester. Teacher candidates will receive an application letter informing them of the opportunity (around Friday, August 2, 2013), and the timeline for returning their information to Dr. Hasan (by Friday, August 30, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.).
- Candidates must be in the Learning and Behavior Disorders program (LBD).
- A minimum 2.75 GPA is required, and must be maintained throughout the academic year.
- Teacher candidates must be enrolled full time during the semester