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Karen J. O'Donovan Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship in Teacher Education

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Provides support for admitted students in their junior, senior, or fifth-year internship enrolled in elementary education and have the intent and desire to teach grades K-8. While financial need is not a selection criterion for the Scholarship, if two qualified nominees are otherwise equal, the presence of financial need for one strongly supports his or her selection.

About Karen O’Donovan

Karen O’Donovan has been involved in education since graduating with a degree in elementary education from Michigan State University in 1970. She later received her MA in Curriculum and Teaching from MSU in 1991. She has been able to pursue her passion for education in roles that have included classroom teacher at both the elementary and middle school levels, school board member and president, teaching consultant, K-12 director of instruction, and classroom volunteer. Because of her commitment to public education, she is interested in providing opportunities through the establishment of this scholarship for others to become exemplary educators.

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