St. Davids, PA, May 22, 2012:Â Lindsay Martin, a student in the Eastern University College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a Hannah Amgott Memorial Scholarship from the Delaware Valley Education Consortium (DVEC). Lindsay is the first Eastern University student to win this scholarship, which is given annually to several promising students who will be entering their final year of study toward their education degrees.
Lindsay says, "It is such an honor to have received this scholarship. I would like to thank Sarah Todd in Career Services at Eastern for encouraging me to apply. I am happy to be Eastern's first recipient and representative to the Consortium." She is an Early Childhood Education major who plans to graduate in December. Lindsay did her field experiences in the preschool at the Goddard School in Strafford, PA.
She is a board member of the Leadership Fellows Program. For her leadership role, she served as Vice President (sophomore year) and President (junior year) of Operation Net at Eastern University, which raises money to fight malaria. Lindsay also participates in Sunday Night Worship as a violinist, and enjoys playing her violin along with other musicians on campus.
The Delaware Valley Education Consortium is made up of 26 colleges and universities in the Philadelphia area who are dedicated to assisting students and graduates pursuing teaching careers. This scholarship began in 2003 when a committee was chaired by Hannah Amgott who was the Associate Director of Career Advising and Planning Services at Widener University. When Hannah passed away in 2005, the membership of DVEC voted unanimously to name the scholarship in her memory.
Each year, the scholarship applications are judged on merit, a strong academic record, excellent written communication skills, and genuine interest in and commitment to the field of teaching.