Springfield College and Springfield Public Schools announced that Roger L. Putnam Vocational Technical Academy class of 2018 student Flor Endo-Andrade has received the 2018 William Beckett Teacher Preparation Scholarship. The scholarship provides full tuition and fees to a graduating Springfield Public Schools student of color who is preparing for a PreK through 12th grade teaching profession and plans to teach in the area.
Following a comprehensive assessment of the student’s academic record, recipients of the scholarship are recommended by the Springfield Public Schools Guidance Department and the Springfield College Office of Admissions.
Following graduation from Springfield College with a teaching degree and upon conferral of Massachusetts certification and licensure, William Beckett Teacher Preparation Scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to apply for teaching positions within Springfield Public Schools.
The William Beckett Teacher Preparation Scholarship is named in honor of William H.J. Beckett, an African-American student who received the first degree from the College. Beckett received a Bachelor of Humanics in 1906.