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Inspiring Students by Empowering Teachers

Education.com awards its first $10,000 Empowered Future Teacher Scholarship to aspiring educator Cassandra Krill 

SAN MATEO, Calif. – August 31, 2018

Education.com, the leading online education destination for teachers, parents, and homeschoolers looking to help their children succeed in school, today announced the first recipient of its biannual Empowered Future Teachers Scholarship.

The $10,000 scholarship has been awarded to Cassandra Krill, an aspiring elementary school teacher in her sophomore year at Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University, to use toward her education. She’ll also receive an Education.com Lifetime Membership for herself, plus one to share with a fellow educator.

“Being the recipient of Education.com's Empowered Teachers Scholarship means that I can focus on my education and become a qualified, invested teacher for my future students,” Cassandra says. “It means I can access the resources to create a unique and interesting curriculum and connect with the exceptional, passionate teachers and advisors who work with Education.com. This scholarship will afford me the ability to put everything I have into my classroom and my students.”

Cassandra is the first recipient of Education.com's Empowered Teachers Scholarship, which will subsequently be awarded twice per year, with applications due January 1 and June 30. Applicants must be pursuing a teaching career and enrolled at an accredited college or university. Winners are selected based on their academic achievements and commitment to working in education.  

“Education.com’s mission is to champion children’s education, and that means championing aspiring teachers,” says Co-CEO Rich Yang. “We’re excited to partner with a talented future educator like Cassandra as she pursues her career, and and look forward to supporting many more teachers on their path to educate and inspire students.”

ABOUT EDUCATION.COM

Over 17 million teachers and parents worldwide have joined Education.com since we launched our early learning platform in 2015. Our comprehensive curriculum covers core skills from kindergarten through year 6, across maths, Reading, Writing, ELA, Science, and more. Education.com is designed with flexibility, so it can be tailored to every child’s unique interests and needs. Parents and teachers can follow our guidance step-by-step, create their own curriculum, or deep-dive into specific areas with more than 30,000 games, worksheets, activities, and lessons.

For more information about the Empowered Future Teachers Scholarship, visit Https://www.education.com/scholarships/