UCA student is Nancy Larson Foundation Scholar

Kelsey Randell

Kelsey Randell

University of Central Arkansas student Kelsey Randell has been named a Nancy Larson Foundation scholar and awarded a $1000 scholarship in recognition of her outstanding academic record and community service.

The Nancy Larson Foundation proudly supports students majoring in elementary education across the country by awarding scholarships to deserving students each year.

Randell is one out of seven recipients selected from the hundreds of applicants received by the foundation.

While attending the University of Central Arkansas, Kelsey Randell has made the Dean’s List and also been named a Presidential Scholar. In addition to becoming certified in Early Childhood Education (P–4), Randell has tutored at a local elementary school, volunteered at a hospital, and worked at a daycare.

“Kelsey is the type of aspiring teacher that we want to nurture and support. Our classrooms need intelligent, energetic, young educators that can provide the best possible learning environment for elementary students,” said Nancy Larson, who established the foundation in 2006. Nancy is the author of two nationally successful curriculum programs: Nancy Larson® Science and Saxon Math K–4.

Juniors, seniors and graduate students who have declared an elementary education major are invited to submit a personal story about what three traits they believe they have that will make them an excellent teacher. Applicants are also asked to include community service activities and experiences they have had working with children.

To learn more about the Nancy Larson Foundation, visit http://nancylarsonfoundation.org.

About Nancy Larson Foundation

The Nancy Larson Foundation, founded in Old Lyme, CT, has a history of seven years awarding prospective elementary educators scholarships to encourage and support their education. The Nancy Larson Foundation awards scholarships to the top entries. For entry deadlines and requirements, or more information on the foundation, visit http://nancylarsonfoundation.org.