Students Receive Critical Teaching Needs Scholarship
19 South Dakota college students have been awarded a state scholarship that supports new teachers who serve in critical need teaching areas. Governor Dennis Daugaard announced Monday the first recipients in the Critical Teaching Needs Scholarship Program. Daugaard says the goal is to encourage high school graduates to obtain their teaching degree in South Dakota, then remain here and contribute to the state and its citizens by working in a critical need teaching area. Scholarship recipients agree to remain in South Dakota and work in a critical need teaching area for five years after college graduation. Subject areas are determined by the South Dakota Department of Education, based on data collected from local school districts.