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Campus News

May 16, 2022

Schofield selected for Teaching Fellows for Maryland Scholarship

Schofield to graduate from GC this May and continue at FSU

Schofield

Alexandra Scholfield

Garrett College officials recently announced Mountain Lake Park resident Alexandra Schofield has been named an award recipient for the Teaching Fellows for Maryland Scholarship.

A mathematics/science major, Schofield will graduate this Saturday with her associate of arts degree. She first began taking college credits in high school as a dual-enrolled student. As a result, she will complete her two-year degree within one year of graduating from Southern Garrett High School.

"Alexandra is very intelligent and such a quick learner. She is also a peer tutor in the advising center and an engaged member of the College's Campus Advisory and Activities Board," said Dr. Ryan Harrod, GC's dean of academics. "She has set her path to becoming a very promising professional in the STEM field of mathematics."

Schofield credits Garrett's small class sizes and the personalized attention she's received from faculty to her success.

"Garrett has been a great step in preparing to attend a four-year institution," remarked Schofield. "With small class sizes, professors can teach more to our needs than at bigger colleges. I feel as though this is very important, especially while taking beginner classes so that the foundation of your college education is strong."

The Maryland Higher Education Commission's Teaching Fellows for Maryland Scholarship is awarded to students who pledge to work as public school or public prekindergarten teachers in Maryland upon completion of their studies at schools that have at least 50% of the students in the school eligible for free or reduced-price meals.

Schofield plans to further her education in mathematics at Frostburg State University this fall.

At a Maryland public senior higher education institution, the scholarship award is equivalent to 100% of the annual tuition, mandatory fees, and room and board of a resident undergraduate student or graduate student, as appropriate.

"This scholarship is going to be life-changing for me. With the increasing cost of college, this scholarship is going to greatly decrease my student loan amount," stated Schofield. "Not only that, but this scholarship gives me the opportunity to give back to schools in need in the state of Maryland once I receive my teaching certificate."

Recipients of the Teaching Fellows for Maryland Scholarship are eligible to receive a renewal award for up to three years if the recipient continues to be a resident of the state of Maryland; continues to be a full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate student; maintains a GPA of at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale; and continues to make satisfactory progress toward a degree, and maintains the standards of the institution.

"It is such an honor to be selected for this scholarship as it shows that not only has all the hard work I've put into my education paid off, but also that the work I've done has not gone unnoticed," added Schofield. "This is a fantastic opportunity that I have been provided with, and I cannot wait to continue my education at Frostburg."