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Senior Receives Teaching Scholarship

Jaylen Rice Teaching Fellow 23

April 14, 2023

Congratulations to Senior Jaylen Rice! He was awarded the prestigious South Carolina Teaching Fellowship and will receive up to $24,000 in college scholarships. Jaylen plans to attend Coastal Carolina University in the fall. 

Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement (CERRA) was established in 1999 by the SC General Assembly. The program's mission is to recruit talented high school seniors into the teaching profession and help them develop leadership qualities. Each year, the program provides Fellowships for up to 200 high school seniors who have exhibited high academic achievement, a history of service to their school and community, and a desire to teach in South Carolina.

Applicants for the program undergo a rigorous selection process that includes an online application, an interview and presentation in front of a team of three educators, and a scored response. Following the rigorous selection process, applicants awarded a Fellowship

receive up to $24,000 in yearly scholarships (up to $6000 a year for four years) to attend a Teaching Fellows Institution in South Carolina. Each Fellow agrees to teach in South Carolina one year for every year they receive the Fellowship. For more information about the South Carolina Teaching Fellows Program, visit teachingfellowsc.com.

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