Equipping Alabama’s teachers

Jenice Riley

The Alabama Humanities Foundation is pleased to announce the seventh annual Jenice Riley Memorial Scholarship, benefiting kindergarten through sixth-grade Social Studies teachers. This is a professional development opportunity for teachers to receive a $1,000 scholarship to enhance their teaching abilities. It is named for the late daughter of Bob and Patsy Riley as a means of honoring the memory of Miss Riley and her dedication to the teaching and nurturing of Alabama’s most important citizens: our young children.

The purpose of the Jenice Riley Memorial Scholarship is to provide a learning opportunity for Alabama teachers each year. Twenty-nine teachers have benefited from this program from all over the state. Recipients should embrace a commitment to encouraging students’ pride in Alabama and America through an understanding of history and public service. The finalists will be recognized by a representative of the Riley family at the AHF Awards Luncheon on Monday, September 14, 2009.

Recipients should embrace a commitment to encouraging students’ pride in Alabama and America through an understanding of history and public service.

Please share this information with teachers who qualify. The application deadline has been extended to June 5, 2009.

For more information about this opportunity, please visit our website, where you can access application materials and read application guidelines, or call (205) 558-3993.

(Pictured: 2008 Jenice Riley Memorial Scholarship winner Lorie Johnson.)

Written by: Susan P.