Scholarships for teachers created by Pelino family

Thanks to the generosity of Margie Pelino, greater numbers of Chicago’s youngest students will share a classroom with teachers possessing a deep knowledge of child development and education.

Pelino recently made a $1 million gift to create scholarships for Erikson students who are teachers in prekindergarten through third grade classrooms, as well as those who are pursuing their early childhood teaching license.

[img_caption align=”right” alt=”Girls on a playground”]The Pelino Family Scholarships will be awarded to students enrolled in an Erikson master’s degree program or the online Early Childhood Bilingual/ESL Certificate.

The scholarships will support students of color, those specializing in bilingual/ESL education or early childhood special education, and those who work or plan to work in high-need Chicago-area schools.

For more information, contact Michel Frendian, dean of enrollment management, at [email protected].