Citadel gets grant for those who want to teach

The Associated PressAugust 14, 2013 

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— The Citadel has obtained a grant of more than $1 million for students interested in teaching high school math and science.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reported the grant comes from the National Science Foundation.

Citadel spokeswoman Jennifer Wallace says it’s the largest federal scholarship grant the school has received.

The school plans to use the money for a program to recruit and prepare up to 30 new teachers for schools that most need them in the next five years. Students who want the scholarship help must agree to teach at least two years in what are known as high-need school districts.

The new teachers will work in Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester and Hampton counties.

Ten of the scholarships will go to undergraduates and 20 to graduate students.

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