Schertz, TX (PressExposure) January 27, 2014 -- Texas A&M University student Chelsey Evans has been named a Nancy Larson Foundation scholar and awarded a $1000 scholarship in recognition of her outstanding academic record and community service.
The Nancy Larson Foundation proudly supports students majoring in elementary education across the country by awarding scholarships to deserving students each year.
Evans is one out of six recipients selected from the hundreds of applicants received by the Foundation.
Evans is a junior studying interdisciplinary studies. For the past year Evans has worked at Southwood Learning Center where she is an assistant teacher, learning to provide a nurturing preschool environment for children. She spent two summers as a site aide at YMCA Day Camp in New Braunfels and has worked with children at the Special Olympics Track and Field.
"I love kids and it is a passion of mine to work with and teach children, to watch them grow and prosper," said Evans. "As an educator, I will work with the young to listen and communicate."
"Chelsey is the type of aspiring teacher that we want to nurture and support. Our classrooms need intelligent, energetic, young educators that can continue to provide the best possible learning environment for elementary students," said Nancy Larson, who established the Foundation in 2006. Nancy is the author of two nationally successful curriculum programs: Nancy LarsonÂ® Science K-4 and Saxon Math K-4.
Juniors, seniors and graduate students who have declared an elementary education major are invited to submit a personal narrative about qualities that will make them excellent teachers. Applicants are also asked to include community service activities and personal experiences they have had working with children.
Larson, a former teacher and curriculum director, has dedicated her life to advancing elementary education. Her original Saxon Math K-4 program was developed after teachers expressed their need for a classroom-tested math program that would prepare children for advanced math classes. In recent years, Larson has used the same approach to develop Nancy Larson Science for kindergarten through fourth-grade students. The program was written to provide in-depth science content in an easy-to-teach format.
To learn more about the Nancy Larson Foundation, visit http://nancylarsonfoundation.org.
About Nancy Larson Foundation
The Nancy Larson Foundation, founded in Old Lyme, CT, has a history of seven years awarding prospective elementary educators scholarships to encourage and support their education. The Nancy Larson Foundation awards scholarships to the top entries. For entry deadlines and requirements, or more information on the foundation, visit http://nancylarsonfoundation.org.