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Grey Flowers Ferris
The Grey Ferris Scholarship
In honor of the late Grey Ferris’ passionate support for education, a group of his friends established the Grey Ferris Scholarship Fund with MAPE in October 2008 and contributed seed money to launch the program. It was the same year that Grey was honored posthumously with the Winter-Reed Partnership Award. The fund allows MAPE to provide a number of Grey Ferris scholarships annually of $100 to teachers or partnership coordinators outside the metro Jackson area and $85 for those within the metro Jackson area to attend the annual MAPE State Conference & Governor's Awards. The $100 scholarship covers registration for the Conference and the awards luncheon plus a small travel stipend. Teachers within the metro area will receive $85 scholarships to cover registration for the Conference and the luncheon plus a small travel stipend. If the travel portion of the scholarship is needed in order to attend the conference, the recipient should specify that in the application. Participants from member school districts must complete a scholarship application that includes sections to be signed by their administrators, a statement of their roles in partnership activities within their districts, and a pledge to use information gained at the Conference to enhance partnership activities. Winners of the scholarship will be asked to send a simple statement (via email) to MAPE after the State Conference stating how they were able to use information gained at the Conference. Ferris Scholars will be recognized at the Conference. To request a scholarship application, email firstname.lastname@example.org.