Through the establishment of a Trust Fund, a gift from Elisabeth Good, A Fellowship Program was set up to provide monetary incentive for teachers to pursue graduate study in school administration. The underlying objective of the Fellowship Program is to perpetuate the philosophy that the ratio of male/female administrators becomes more similar to the ratio that exists in the teaching staff. Encouragement of more candidates for administrative positions is the expected outcome of this fellowship program.

2024 Information

Completed applications must be submitted by May 1, 2024. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The FTEF Grant & Scholarships Committee reviews all applications, and Committee recommendations are submitted to the FTEF Board of Directors for approval.

Fellowship Recipients will be notified by May 10, 2024 and they will be honored at the FTEF Board of Directors meeting on the May 21, 2024 at 7:30 AM.

The fund has more than doubled in the time since its inception with eleven hundred dollars in 1985. In the interim, the principal and some gifts have accrued interest that has financed over 70+ scholarships from 1985-2024. In March, 2009, management of the Fund was transferred from the Franklin Township Community School Corporation to the Franklin Township Education Foundation. The monies have been invested in the Central Indiana Community Fund as a separate program from the FTEF endowment.

Applicants must hold a professional certificate in elementary or secondary education and have five years of teaching experience. The following criteria will be the basis for selection: commitment to children, leadership potential, organizational skills, and personal and career goals. The graduate study may be accomplished at the college or university of the recipient’s choice as a part-time or full-time student.

2023 Recipients

We were honored to recognize Michelle Alcoe as one of the 2023 Elisabeth Good Fellowship winners. Michelle is currently a 5th grade math teacher at Kitley Intermediate School and working towards her Masters degree in Educational Leadership. This program was established to encourage and assist teachers as they further their education through graduate studies. Congratulations Michelle!

Please give Madison Odendahl your congratulations as she was recognized as one of the 2023 Elisabeth Good Fellowship winners. Madison is currently a 1st grade teacher at Arlington Elementary School and working towards her Doctorate degree, aiming to finish in 2026. This program was established to encourage and assist teachers as they further their education through graduate studies. Congratulations Madison!

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