Missouri State University Student Named Nancy Larson Foundation Scholar
Amber Troye is awarded scholarship for studying elementary education
Springfield, MO. – (April 10, 2013) – Missouri State University student Amber Troye 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.
Troye is one out of seven recipients selected from the hundreds of applicants received by the foundation.
Troye successfully operated an in-home daycare for six years, gaining an immense amount of childhood education experience. She then held a position as a paraprofessional where she developed strategies for one-on-one tutoring that benefit students with MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) test preparation.
“Amber is the type of aspiring teacher that we want to nurture and support. Our classrooms need intelligent, energetic, young educators that can 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 Larson® Science and Saxon Math K–4.
Juniors, seniors and graduate students who have declared an elementary education major are invited to submit a personal story about what three traits they believe they have that will make them an excellent teacher. Applicants are also asked to include community service activities and experiences they have had working with children.
Nancy, a former teacher and curriculum director, has dedicated her life to advancing elementary education. Her original Saxon Math K–4 program was developed because teachers needed a classroom tested math program that would prepare children for advanced math classes. In recent years, Nancy 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.