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Winston Salem State University’s RAMSES Scholarship: Filling the Need in Special Education

Source: WFMY

There is a desperate need for more special education teachers in North Carolina and across the country, and Winston Salem State University (WSSU) is doing what it can to fill that need. 

Right now, about 45% of public schools are reporting vacancies in special education.

Starting this fall, WSSU is offering funding to qualified teachers and students, who are and want to be special education teachers. The scholarship program is called the RAMSES scholarship.

April Whitehurst, Assistant Professor of Special Education at WSSU, shared with WFMY News 2, “The RAMSES program offers a unique opportunity for individuals passionate about making a difference in the lives of students with disabilities. Through a combination of academic excellence and practical experience, RAMSES scholars will be prepared to meet the diverse needs of students and contribute positively to their communities.”

Below is the program eligibility:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university 
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.75 
  • Be committed to fulfilling a service obligation following completion of the program, by working as a special education teacher with students with disabilities for two years for every year of funding received

Want more information about the program? Click here to visit their website.


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