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Dr. Mary Barter Scholarship for Women & Minorities

Congratulations to Dorothy Drexel, Assistant Principal/District ENL Department Chairperson, Plainview-Old Bethpage, who was selected to receive The Council’s Dr. Mary Barter Scholarship for Women and Minorities.

The award was established to promote and inspire women and/or minorities interested in the field of leadership. The scholarship provides $2,000 to a nominated women and/or minority enrolled in a graduate study program through which the School District Administrator or Doctoral Degree may be awarded. Dorothy was nominated by Superintendent Lorna Lewis, Plainview Old Bethpage. 

This year’s award is sponsored by Premier Silver Partner Delta Engineers, Architects, & Land Surveyors, DPC and will be presented at the 2019 Winter Institute & Lobby Day’s closing keynote on Tuesday.

The Selection Process

The Dr. Mary Barter Scholarship for Women and Minorities, formerly the Pathways to Leadership scholarship, was renamed to honor Dr. Mary Barter as the first female president of The Council.  

Typically, one scholarship is awarded annually at our Winter Institute and serves to promote and inspire women and/or minorities interested in the field of leadership. It is awarded in the amount of $2,000 to a nominated women and/or minority enrolled in a graduate study program through which the School District Administator or Doctoral Degree may be awarded.

Applicants must be nominated by an active superintendent of The Council and send a completed nomination form to Council offices early December. Candidates are responsible for sending all required documentation for the award.

The Dr. Mary Barter Scholarship Committee, composed of active superintendents, screens all applications against selection criteria and reviews credentials for selection of one candidate in January of each year.

If you would like to nominate a candidate for the 2019 scholarship, please contact Deidre Hungerford, Associate Director for Business Development, at deidre@nyscoss.org.