The Fanchon F. Funk Scholars Awards are bestowed upon pre-service students recognized for their potential as outstanding future educators. The privilege and opportunity come in the form of discourse and working with esteemed members of the teacher education profession at the Florida Association of Teacher Educators Annual Conference. The obligation is fulfilled as these scholars assist with the conference and as they strive to achieve professional and personal goals reflecting the challenges and accomplishments characterizing the life of a professional educator.
The award recognizes education majors who demonstrate a high level of commitment to the teaching profession. Four scholars will each receive a $500 award, a certificate and complimentary registration for the 2022 Florida Association of Teacher Educators Annual Conference (FATE) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) on December 2-4, 2022. Scholars will also receive a one-year complimentary student membership in FATE.
To be considered, the completed application packet must be received by Monday, October 14, 2022.
Applicants may submit the application online, through mail, or via email.
You will be notified by email that your application packet was received.
For more information, feel free to contact the Awards Committee Chair, Dr. Valerie Wright at Valerie.firstname.lastname@example.org
If completing online:
If sending by mail:
Dr. Valerie Wright, St. Leo University, 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo, FL 33574
If sending by email:
Scan all documents and send to: Valerie.Wright@SaintLeo.ed
We look forward to receiving your nominations!
Guidelines for Application
A complete application includes:
Part I Application
Part II Professional Cover Letter & Resume
Part III Philosophy of Education Statement
Part IV Letter of Nomination (must be nominated by a FATE member)
Part V Official transcript of academic progress.
Part VI Statement of Verification
Scholars will contribute by assisting conference organizers for four hours. Scholars are responsible for their transportation to and from the conference and for their overnight accommodations, if needed. Scholars are expected to attend the Awards Luncheon on Saturday, December 3, 2022, where they will be recognized for their achievements.
About the Awards
The award recognizes education majors who demonstrate a high level of commitment to the teaching profession. Four scholars will each receive a $500 award, a certificate, and complimentary registration for the 2022 Florida Association of Teacher Educators Annual Conference (FATE) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) on December 2-4, 2022. Scholars will also receive a one-year complimentary student membership in FATE.
Recipients will be notified no later than November 4, 2022. Please visit www.fate1.org for more conference details. Applications are due October 14, 2022.
To be eligible for this award the applicant must be a student currently enrolled in a teacher education program at an accredited institution of higher education in the state of Florida. An overall grade-point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale is requisite for consideration by the FATE Awards Committee.
2021 Funk Scholars
Darla Castor, Southeastern University
Cassandra “Cassie” Cullen, Southeastern University
Natalie Genton, Florida State University
John Pokhan, Southeastern University
2017 Funk Scholars
Sarah Gimmie, University of South Florida
Janea Irby Ruiz, University of South Florida
Shannon Johnson, University of South Florida
Frederick W. Vey III, Saint Leo University