A version of this article appeared in the Spring 2013 issue of Erikson on Children under the headline “Announcing the Pelino Family Scholarship.”
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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.

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].