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Southeast Idaho Retired Educators Donate More Than $4,000 for Student Scholarships

February 23, 2023

In February 2023, the Southeast Idaho Retired Educators Association (SEIREA) donated five $800 scholarships that will be awarded to teacher education students within the Idaho State University College of Education to help support their educational journeys. In total, $4,160 was raised by SEIREA members. 

SEIREA is a network of retired Southeast Idaho educators who are committed to serving those in need in our community and to providing opportunities to future educators. Historically, SEIREA and the ISU College of Education have worked closely together to benefit teachers and educators across Southeast Idaho. 

“We want to see young people go into education. Teaching is one of the most valued professions there is, and we want it to be as easy as possible for students to not only pursue their passions, but also to not be burdened with thousands of dollars of debt,” SEIREA President Ronda Black said. 

With the increased demand for teachers in Idaho, scholarships, such as the ones made available by SEIREA, provide students across all of our teacher certification programs with much needed support to allow them to pursue their studies and eventual careers in education. 

“We are grateful for SEIREA’s continued support and for this generous gift,” said College of Education Dean, Jean McGivney-Burelle.

To learn more about scholarship opportunities within the College of Education, please visit https://www.isu.edu/education/students/scholarships/.


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