Grand Forks Foundation for Education awards scholarship for teacher's pursuit of advanced degree

Jennifer Trader, Discovery Elementary School teacher, receives the UND Phi Delta Kappa Graduate Scholarship

Discovery Elementary School in Grand Forks, N.D. (Logan Werlinger/Grand Forks Herald)
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GRAND FORKS – The Grand Forks Foundation for Education has awarded a scholarship to a local elementary school teacher to pursue higher education this summer.

Jennifer Trader, a second grade teacher at Discovery Elementary School, is the recipient of this year’s UND Phi Delta Kappa Graduate Scholarship. The $866 scholarship will support her pursuit of a graduate degree in education at UND.

The Phi Delta Kappa Graduate Scholarship is intended to promote leadership potential, enhance leadership skills, and help deserving graduate-level students complete a master’s or special degree in education, according to Emilia Hodgson, executive director of the Grand Forks Foundation for Education.

Phi Delta Kappa, an association of educators dedicated to high-quality education for all students, has served more than 500,000 educators in communities across the U.S. and abroad.

For more information on scholarships that are available through the Grand Forks Foundation for Education, call Hodgson at (701) 787-4866.


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