Would you like to have extra income to help with expenses (including housing, groceries, and even child care) during the semester you student teach? Then consider applying for a Helen McLoraine Scholarship by simply filling out an application and writing an essay on the following topic: How would completion of your Teaching License enable you to make a difference in the community? In addition, to be eligible you must student teach in a high-need school (free/reduced lunch rate of 50% or more*) and demonstrate financial need. If you are selected, the following conditions must also be met after student teaching: Submit an essay that expresses appreciation to the Denver Foundation and how it/the scholarship made student teaching possible. The essay should be in APA format and also describe your student teaching experience. Teach in a high-need school for three (3) years after receiving licensure. Keep Scholarship Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) informed of current employment details. Consider becoming a Mentor Educator to future recipients of this scholarship. *The 50% or more free/reduced lunch rate is a MANDATORY REQUIREMENT. To verify the eligibility of a school, go to http://www.schooldigger.com, search for a school, and then click the Students tab. Students with TaskStream accounts can apply directly in TaskStream. The application is located in the Student Teaching folder between Gates 2 and 3. Students without TaskStream accounts can apply by clicking on the following link: Apply now About Helen McLoraine Born in Chicago in 1918, Helen M. McLoraine was a pioneer who, in the 1950s, put on a hard hat, learned about the oil industry, and broke new ground for women to assume leadership roles in business. She studied business at the University of Chicago and was a long time resident of Winnetka, Illinois with her husband Frank McLoraine who was a lawyer. Helen moved to Denver in 1985, several years after the death of her husband, and lived in Denver until her death in January, 2003. Helen was deeply influenced by her mother’s dedication to philanthropy and became a generous benefactor in the areas of education, youth social welfare, figure skating, and medical research. She was especially committed to small nonprofit organizations with great missions and small resources. A gift from her estate was used to create this scholarship program.