Dr. Lora L. Tyson Education Scholarship

The Dr. Lora L. Tyson Education Scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Lora Tyson, who embraced the simple but profound conviction, “nice matters.” A professor of education for nine years at North Central College, the late Dr. Tyson devoted endless hours to education students. Dr. Tyson was committed specifically to increasing the literacy background and experience of North Central College students and played a major role in the development of the department’s Reading minor. Through this scholarship, Dr. Tyson is fondly remembered by students as a professor who not only cared about them as students, but also as people.

The scholarship is open to returning, full-time students, who will have a junior or a senior academic standing and who are majoring in Elementary Education.
Applicants may be requested to interview with faculty members in the Department of Education. An essay is required.

Eligibility Criteria:
The Dr. Lora L. Tyson Education Scholarship is open to:

  • Students currently attending North Central College
  • Full-Time Students
  • Students who currently have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher
  • Students who as of the Fall 2021 Semester will have a junior or senior academic status
  • Students majoring in Elementary Education
  • An essay is required

Lora L. Tyson Education Scholarship
Supplemental Questions
  1. As a Continuing Student (currently attending North Central College), what will be your academic standing or classification at the start of the Fall 2021 Semester?
  2. Do you currently have a 3.25 cumulative GPA?
  3. If you are selected as a recipient of this scholarship, will you be FULL-TIME (12-18 credit hours per semester) for the 2021-22 academic year?
  4. Are you pursuing a major in Elementary Education?
  5. Please provide an essay (no more than two type-written pages) addressing your dedication to teaching and the promotion of literacy.
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