Recipient shall be undergraduate students enrolled in the Teacher Education Program training for a career in Early Childhood Development.
Preference shall be given to, but not limited to, a person who had attended the Head Start Program.
The recipient must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA, be a graduate of a high school in Dallas County, and training for a career as a teacher of grades EC-6.
The scholarship recipient is required to submit an essay on the importance of early childhood development, describing their classroom and teaching methods, to be reviewed by the scholarship committee.
Recipient must also write a thank you letter to the Meshack-Smith family.
Recipient’s name can be published as a scholarship recipient.
Failure to meet the requirements of this scholarship may cause scholarships to be revoked.
This scholarship may entitle an out of state resident to the Non-Resident Tuition Exemption as outlined by the Texas A&M University-Commerce Policy on Non-Resident Tuition Exemption for Competitive Scholarship Recipients.
Curriculum & Instruction
Please submit an essay on the importance of early childhood development; describing your classroom and teaching methods, to be reviewed by the scholarship committee.