The winner of this year’s Glenn Moon Scholarship, a four-year renewable award, is Suzanne Htoo of East Hartford. Suzanne is graduating from Connecticut River Academy and will attend Eastern Connecticut State University next year . Suzanne was born in Thailand, but her parents were from Burma. They lived in the Mae La Refugee Camp in northern Thailand until 2007 when she was 8 years old. While there, she attended school in huge classes held outside without walls between groups. They had very few books, desks, or individual attention.
Suzanne plans to major in Early Childhood Education, hoping to teach in first grade. Her hope is to return someday to refugee camps in Thailand to help with the education there, especially reading, writing, and math.
About the Glenn Moon Scholarship
For the past 38 year’s the ARTc has offered financial help to qualified high school seniors who are pursuing a teaching degree. Any Connecticut resident who will be graduating a secondary school in Connecticut is eligible to apply, provided he/she is committed to entering the field of education. Applications for 2018 will be available online January 1st.
Evaluations are based on the following:
Character and Personality including community service
Interests and Educational Activities
Financial Need will be determined by the Student Aid Report (SAR).
The scholarship to be awarded is a four-year scholarship of $2,000 a year. The winner must maintain college grades in the upper bracket and must continue teacher preparation training for all 4 years.