What is the Timocracy Scholarship Fund?
The Timocracy Foundation seeks to honor individuals who, “Do good for the sake of doing good,” and do not typically seek recognition for their acts of goodness. Mrs. Kimberly Orefice Turner, a 2007 graduate of the School of Education at Lesley University, has established a scholarship fund through the Timocracy Foundation. Annually, two scholarships of $5,000 will be awarded to Lesley University SOE graduate students enrolled in Massachusetts Initial Licensure Master’s Degree Programs in Early Childhood or Elementary Education.
- Applicants must submit a current resume, a scholarship application and essay by June 15th. The essay must be 1-2 pages, be typed, double-spaced in a 12-point font and follow the guidelines on the scholarship application.
- Applications will be evaluated on the following dimensions: potential for contribution to the teaching profession, commitment to the field of education, communication skills and expressive ability, and quality and depth of the application essay.
Application Questions and Submission:
Questions and requests for applications can be emailed to Patricia Hamel at firstname.lastname@example.org
The application may be submitted by fax or mail.
Mail to: Patricia Hamel
School of Education Dean’s Office
29 Everett Street
Cambridge, MA 02138-2790
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Kristin currently is pursuing a M.Ed., Masters in Elementary Education at Lesley University. One
of her passions, as a volunteer, is to teach at a therapeutic horseback riding program.
Thank you for introducing us to
Mrs. Berns and your passion for books !
Kristin’s essay explained how she had been inspired by her high school AP English teacher, Mrs. Berns, who instilled in her, “a love of books, a passion for scholarship and above all, faith in myself.” Kristin hopes to create the same type of oasis for her students.
Ruth is pursuing a M.Ed., Masters in Elementary Education, with a specialization in reading, at Lesley University. Her compassion, especially for her students, is inspiring !
Thank you for introducing us to
Dorothy, aka Dede !
Ruth’s essay described a heartfelt connection that was made when she reached out to contact her former sixth grade teacher, Dede. Dede’s health does not allow her the strength to be in the classroom today but Ruth’s desire and dedication to incorporate Dede’s teaching style into her own is an inspiring tribute.
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Molly attends Lesley University and is pursuing an MA in Early Childhood Education. She is expected
to graduate in the Spring of 2011.
Thank you for sharing Mr. A.
with us Molly !
In Molly’s essay we were introduced to Mr. A.,
who was not only a teacher, but also a coach, camp counselor and neighbor. She wrote about his calm demeanor and ability to connect with his students, instantly gaining their respect and attention! Part of Mr. A’s approach is to teach to many learning styles and always start from a foundation of trust and respect.
Jenna is in the collaborative internship program
at the Pike School and is pursuing a M. Ed in Elementary Education at Lesley University. She
is expected to graduate in 2011.
Thank you for sharing Mr. Ryan
with us Jenna !
Jenna’s essay illustrated how Mr. Ryan, her teacher in Ireland, inspired her to become not only an educator, but to be the best person she can possibly be. Like
Mr. Ryan, Jenna strives to encourage all to do their best, to be generous with her time, and to be open minded to those who are different, as Mr. Ryan was with the student from Nigeria.
Rebecca is conducting early field experience at Parmenter Elementary School and is pursuing
a M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education at Lesley University. She is expected to graduate in 2010.
Thank you for sharing Mr. Tedesco
with us Rebecca !
Rebecca wrote about thanking her grade 5/6 teacher Mr. “T,” whose energy could light up a city! He
called his classroom “Actionville,” and its motto was, “Learning by doing.” Rebecca will carry with her
Mr. Tedesco’s passion, drive, ambition and teaching philosophies; he made learning so much fun that she couldn’t wait to get to school!
Maggie is an intern at Buckingham, Browne & Nichols School and is pursuing a M. Ed. in Elementary Education at Lesley University.
She is expected to graduate in June of 2010.
Thank you for sharing Mrs. Goddard
with us Maggie !
Maggie’s essay described how Mrs. Goddard, her Sophomore English teacher, literally and figuratively fed her student’s minds with tea and treats, which were served up with humility, grace and compassion. Mrs. Goddard knew how to bring out the best in each student and motivated each one to reach their potential.
Carrie is a teaching apprentice at the Shady Hill School and is pursuing a M. Ed. in Elementary Education at Lesley University. She is expected
to graduate in June of 2010.
Thank you for sharing Mr. Richardson with us Carrie !
In her essay, Carrie thanked her fourth grade teacher, Mr. Richardson. She credited him with providing
a comfortable classroom environment and bringing
her out of her shell. Carrie plans to pay tribute to
Mr. Richardson through her teaching style and classroom management techniques.
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Chelsea to the Channel 3 Kids Camp
Since 1910, the Channel 3 Kids Camp has offered an accessible and inclusive camping experience which includes, helping more than 4000 children a year, from 102 towns across the state and from a variety of backgrounds. The core program of the Channel 3 Kids Camp is the Overnight & Day Summer Camping Program. They are the only camp in Connecticut that provides accessible and affordable overnight camping experiences for all children.
Chelsea was so impressed with this very successful organization and wanted to support them in every way. They address so many areas that can challenge children, offering camps for those with disabilities, for those with parents in the military and even sibling camp to bring together children separated by foster care. We love that Chelsea is helping others to know the joy of summers in a camp setting, just as she and Tim did.
Thank you Chelsea,
Your light shines so brightly !
Shannon to The Cove Center for Grieving Children
The Cove provides hope and healing for grieving children via family and school-based programs utilizing the peer support group concept. Their mission is to help children, teens and families work with their unresolved grief, either due to the death of someone significant in their lives or any other traumatic loss. There are currently five locations and The Cove is primarily a volunteer driven organization.
Shannon and her family have been supporters of this important organization for many years so it was no surprise that she would use this opportunity to help The Cove. However, Shannon did surprise us by creating a matching grant challenge which doubled her gift and she also volunteered to be the chairperson for next year’s fundraising Gala !
WOW Shannon !
We admire your enthusiasm
Scott to Minds Matter of NYC
Minds Matter provides many NYC students
the mentoring, support services and financial assistance necessary for improving their real life skills and gaining entrance into full-time college programs such as, Yale, Princeton and Columbia.
Scott requested that the grant made in his honor be awarded to Minds Matter of NYC.
In the process of researching their mission and spending time with the bright and energetic students one Saturday, Scott said he became inspired to get more involved with this wonderful non-profit.
Great Job Scott !
We are so happy you had fun !
Eileen to New Haven Reads
New Haven Reads works with 450 children per week, “sharing the joy and power of reading.” Their programs include: tutoring, writing clubs, English as a second language and a book bank.
Eileen identified New Haven Reads as a potential grant recipient and then spent almost a year volunteering for them before awarding the grant made in her honor. Now, more children will have tutoring opportunities in this warm and welcoming place.
We applaud Eileen’s effort
and dedication !
Adam and Christy to Hope DCC
Hope Destitute Children’s Center, located in Uganda, Africa, takes in street children and teaches them a trade HopeDCC.org.
The grant was processed through RealPartnersUganda.org, a non-profit, located in New Jersey. Adam’s slideshow can be viewed at:
Adam & Christy visited her brother, Dave, a Peace Corps worker, and fell in love with these children. With this grant, the center will be able to buy equipment and complete the school’s accreditation process, enabling them to obtain future funding from their government.
International already !
Amazing Job you two !
Megan to Glenkirk
Since 1954, Glenkirk has provided programs, services and meaningful employment to individuals with developmental disabilities.
Megan applied a grant, made in her honor, toward the support of Glenkirk’s shredding business. She also connected a service project to her grant and will help to market the shredding business.
Great job Megan !