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|JOSEPHINE GAY SCHOLARSHIP|
Josephine Gay Scholarship
This annual scholarship award helps to promote the mission of the Safe and Sound Schools Foundation, www.safeandsoundschools.org. The Scholarship recognizes and honors Josephine Gay, a victim of the December 14, 2012 Sandy Hook school tragedy. Josephine was a first grade student at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. Josephine’s mother, Michele Gay is one of the founders of the Safe and Sound Schools Foundation. Michele is a graduate of Towson University in Maryland, and also served as an elementary teacher in Maryland.
The Scholarship will be awarded to an ASBO MD&DC member who demonstrates commitment to school safety, to provide safe and secure schools for students and staff.
ASBO will provide funding, up to $1500, to pay for the registration, lodging and travel of the scholarship awardee to attend the National Summit on School Safety, or other similar school safety conference that is approved, sanctioned or suggested by the Safe and Sound School Foundation.
The award is to help provide the tools and resources to a school staff member who serves as a key decision maker in their school district regarding school safety and security. It is the intent of this award to provide the opportunities of professional development in the area of school safety for the awardee to learn, share and implement best practice ideas to provide and maintain safe school environments for students, teachers and staff.
The Josephine Gay Scholarship Award
The award will encompass registration, hotel accommodations and travel costs to the National Summit on School Safety, hosted by Safe and Sound Schools. In the event the National Summit is no longer pertinent, the awardee will receive similar complimentary access to a similar event approved or sanctioned by the Safe and Sound Schools Foundation.
Submit a 1-2-page description of the following to the Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Evaluation Committee will consist of the Executive Director, Awards Committee Chair, two Directors-at-Large. Applications are due to the Executive Director by close of business February 1, 2019. The Committee will notify the recipient of the award by February 8, 2019.