Jack and Fran Kaufman Endowed Scholarship for Student Teaching, established by Cecelia Box

The fund is established to provide financial support to students seeking professional teaching licensure during the semester of their full-time student teaching. The Donor was an Associate Professor in the Secondary Education Department from 1993-1999. During that time she observed first-hand the challenges and sacrifices students faced carrying the full-time commitment of student teaching, which, for so many, conflicted with their ability to support themselves at other jobs.

Jack Kaufman was an adjunct professor during the time the Donor taught at MSU Denver (then MSCD). Mr. Kaufman had retired from a long career as an elementary principal in the Boulder Valley Schools. His wife Fran was also a dedicated lifelong teacher. Many years into retirement, they both remain, today, vitally active in their community, and deeply committed to public education.
• Be meeting MSU Denver’s Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements and cannot be in default or owe any refund/repayment of federal, state or institutional aid
• Must have completed all required coursework and qualifications to student teach
• Have a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
• May be student teaching at any level (i.e., early childhood, elementary, secondary) or in any area of specialization (i.e., special education, arts, etc.) approved by the School of Education
• Must submit such documentation as the Selection Committee may require of Applicant’s need for financial support during the semester of their student teaching
• Must be student teaching during the fall or spring semester. This scholarship is not available for summer student teaching assignments.

School of Education
Supplemental Questions
  1. Student Teaching
    • a. What education level will you be student teaching?
    • b. Are you student teaching in the upcoming academic year?
    • c. If so, what term?