The Lottie Bowron Memorial Bursary
The BC Rural & Multigrade Teachers Association (BCRMTA) is awarding two bursaries in the amount of $400 each for BC Teacher Candidates who aim to become rural teachers in BC. The bursary, entitled The Lottie Bursary, is intended to be a living-out allowance for a practicum placement that takes her or him out of the usual residence while in school (or out of one’s home community) and to a rural or remote area of the Province. Individuals can only win this bursary once and should apply for it prior to the completion of their teacher education program.
The bursary is a competitive scholarship that will be awarded at the successful completion of the long practicum. To apply, submit an essay (500 words maximum, saved as a .doc or .pdf file) describing your hopes and expectations for being a rural teacher. The adjudication committee will be comprised of the Executive Board of the BCRMTA. All essays for the competition will be considered for publication in the Rural Root, the newsletter of the BCRMTA.
Along with the essay, applicants need to submit a covering letter that includes:
Deadline for application: TBA
Application packages should be sent electronically to:
Eleanor Rix Professor of Rural Teacher Education
Professional Development Travel Grants
The BCRMTA recognizes the costs and difficulties teachers in rural and remote areas have with attending professional development opportunities usually held in larger, central venues. We are proud to offer two $250. grants and one $500. grant - the Lottie Travel Grants - to teachers who would like to get together within their region to hold their own professional development, or in-service opportunities. The grant can cover fuel, food and miscellaneous costs. To apply for a Lottie Travel Grant contact Virginia Ivey at firstname.lastname@example.org