Morehead State University’s (MSU’s) Volgenau College of Education announced a new scholarship program, the Appalachian Future Educators (AFE) Scholars Program, for new teacher candidates from Appalachian counties.

The AFE Scholars Program provides scholarships, support and mentorship for students from MSU’s historical service region. The counties in this region include: Bath, Boyd, Breathitt, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Floyd, Greenup, Johnson, Knott, Lawrence, Letcher, Lewis, Magoffin, Martin, Mason, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Pike, Rowan and Wolfe.

Through this program, the Volgenau College of Education is strengthening partnerships with school districts to identify, recruit and mentor students from the region so they can give back to their home communities as rural educators.

The AFE Scholars Program includes a First Year Seminar course section that introduces scholars to what it means to be an effective rural educational leader. AFE Scholars also are paired with a mentor to assist them throughout their time at Morehead State University.

More information on the AFE Scholars Program and how to apply can be found on MSU’s website.