The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to K-6 educators in support of history and civics-related projects in their schools and classrooms. The award aids teachers in attending a conference, purchasing classroom materials, or creating programs that enhances students’ understanding of history and civics.
Who is eligible to apply to the Jenice Riley Memorial Scholarship?
The scholarship competition is open to current Alabama educators of grades K-6, in public and private Alabama schools. Teachers must be current educators in the K-6 classroom who seek to enhance the classroom experience or expand their professional development in the areas of history and civics (this includes geography and Alabama geography, Alabama history, world history, U.S. history, and civics).
How do I apply?
Applications for the 2016-2017 School Year are closed. Winners will be announced on October 5 and awarded their scholarships at our annual Awards Luncheon on October 24. Interested educators must complete an online application, and submit a narrative and budget outlining the prospective project or professional development, the projected impact on professional development and/or students' classroom experience, and details of how funds will be used and allocated.
2015 Jenice Riley Memorial Scholarship Recipients: Katie Tiner, Handley Middle School, Roanoke Hannah McEwan, Leeds Elementary, Leeds Katie Poole, U.S. Jones Elementary, Demopolis Stacey Williams, Wetumpka Elementary, Wetumpka 2014 Jenice Riley Memorial Scholarship Recipients: Lindsey Irvin Calera Intermediate School Abby Lucas St. Aloysius Catholic School Lesa Roberts J.E. Williams Elementary Brandy Russell Weaver Elementary School Haley Dykes Paine Primary School Lucy Bloodworth McElwain Christian Academy 2013 Jenice Riley Memorial Scholarship Recipients: Diane Henderson East Lawrence Middle School Suhai Kennedy Martha Gaskins Elementary School Janet Leffard Dodge Elementary School Allison Wesley Ashland Elementary School 2012 Jenice Riley Memorial Scholarship Recipients: Shea Thompson Forest Hills Elementary School, Florence Janice Carden Vernon Intermediate School, Vernon Fredna Grimmett Ogletree Elementary School, Auburn Regina Everett Saraland Elementary School, Saraland