Students receive the Helen Matthews Rand Endowed Scholarship

Two students from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Jason McNeil and Michelle Taylor, received the Helen Matthews Rand Endowed Scholarship for the 2010-2011 academic school year. Their acceptance of the award was celebrated on Friday, September 17th at the Rand Scholar's Luncheon. Both students will be teaching at the Howard Middle School of Mathematics and Science.

The scholarship provides a $15,000 annual award (for up to 2 years) and a laptop to exceptional students pursuing a degree in teacher education. Recipients must make a 2-year commitment to teaching in an inner-city or urban environment directly upon completing their HUSOE degree. Applicants must pursue a course of study leading to a career in teaching grades PK-12.

In 1999, Addison Barry Rand, a former Fortune 500 executive and the current chairman of Howard University's Board of Trustees, endowed a $1 million scholarship fund in his mother's name for the School of Education. According to Rand, the Helen Matthews Rand Endowed Scholarship was established in recognition of his late mother's distinguished career and dedication to urban education and community service. Mrs. Rand, a graduate of the esteemed Miner Teachers College, was a teacher and a principal in DC Pubic Schools for more than two decades.