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Patsey Mosely Evans Scholarship Fund

 
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The purpose of the scholarship fund is twofold. First, is to award a scholarship to an individual interested in working in the field of child development services, early childhood education, or elementary education.  Second, is to award a scholarship to an individual who is interested in pursuing workforce development training.

The scholarship fund aims to target employees at child development centers, kindergartens, or early learning programs who need to obtain Child Development Associate (CDA) or other required certifications or degrees.  The program also targets individuals who desire to gain employment through workforce evelopment training in a technical or skilled area. Priority will be given to individuals who live in the Lincoln Park area of Fort Pierce, Florida.  The scholarship is to assist with the cost of attending an accredited institution of higher learning or other equivalent institution.

Individuals selected for the Patsey Mosely Evans Memorial Fund will be determined based on  financial need. The amount awarded in a given academic year will be at least $500 to assist students with the cost of tuition, fees, certifications, or books for the academic year.  The number and the amount of the grants may change over time depending on the effectiveness of fund raising efforts and or donations.

The application consists of three parts:

  1. a Patsey Mosely Evans Memorial Scholarship Application Form to be completed and submitted by the student;
  2. a Nomination Form to be completed and submitted by a  principal, teacher, guidance counselor or higher education representative;
  3. a Letter of Recommendation from a minister, supervisor,  or a community leader who is familiar with the applicant’s work performance,  contributions to the  community, or potential for success in the applicant’s chosen field of study.

The deadline for submission is 1 June.

About Patsey Mosely Evans Scholarship Fund

Patsey Evans graduated in 1972 from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) in Tallahassee, Florida with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education and Minor in Early Childhood Education. After graduation, Patsey was hired as one of the first kindergarten teachers at Meadow Elementary, Fort Hood, Texas. Her hiring occurred in the same year that the state of Texas integrated the kindergarten grade into the public school system for the first time and Patsey’s training in early childhood education was viewed as a key asset for the new program.

During her distinguished Department of Army civil service career, Mrs. Evans exhibited outstanding leadership, professionalism, initiative, and dedication along with a sincere concern for the welfare of military families and their children.  As a result, she made significant and lasting contributions to Child, Youth & School Services programs at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

Mrs. Evans was responsible for developmental programming at the North Post Child Development Center – Infant and Toddler program and served as an in-house resource who turned childcare theory into practice. She worked hand in hand with the center director and staff to evaluate the center- based program’s quality and she developed and executed plans to remedy any deficiencies identified. Consequently, the center received the coveted National Association of Education for Young Children (NAYEC) accreditation four times during her career at Fort Belvoir.

When the tragic events of September 11, 2001 occurred, Patsey was among the volunteers who answered the call to support the Operation Noble Eagle Family Assistance Center, the Pentagon 9/11 rescue and recovery operation in support of families negatively impacted by 9/11 attack. She and others staffed an infant toddler center.

Ms. Evans believed deeply that those that worked in Child Development Services should focus on nurturing the emotional, social, physical, and intellectual well being of each child.  Her passion for quality child care and genuine concern for the welfare of coworkers and young people guided her actions and was evident in her work throughout her career.

Fund Administrators

  • Eddie Evans

Donations

CharitySmith accepts donations in two ways:

By Mail:
Name of Memorial Fund
CharitySmith Nonprofit Foundation
13100 Filly Lane
Truckee, CA 96161
Online:
Use credit card by clicking the link below.

The above Memorial Fund is established as a division of Charitysmith Nonprofit Foundation (EIN 87-0636433). All donations are tax deductible in accordance with federal tax law. Receipts for tax purposes are sent via US Mail within two weeks of donation. Please consider asking if your employer participates in a gift-matching program. If so, your donation may be matched by your employer.

For questions regarding your donation or this memorial fund please contact CharitySmith.