Asbury Receives Grant for Special Education Teachers – Asbury University
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July 28, 2022

The Asbury University School of Education received a $21,000 grant from the WHAS Crusade for Children for the 2022-23 school year, providing scholarships for students seeking special education certification in Kentucky.

“The most pressing need that has been identified through our collaboration with P-12 schools is assisting future educators to procure their teaching licensure in special education,” said Dr. Allie Rhodes, assistant professor of Education. “In previous years, we have applied for the grant to cover technology costs for P-12 student-teachers to utilize in the classroom.”

WHAS Crusade for Children, Inc. which was established in 1954 by WHAS-TV with a mission to raise money for agencies, hospitals, and schools to make life better for children with disabilities.

“In the feedback we received from a survey sent to previous Asbury scholarship recipients of the grant, many described how the scholarship positively influenced the continued pursuit of their certification in special education,” Rhodes continued. “One student stated, ‘This grant was a blessing for me and eased financial costs while in my graduate program at Asbury University.’”

When asked what she enjoys most about teaching at Asbury, Rhodes noted, “Being able to share my passion for special education is so fulfilling. I also truly am blessed to have the opportunity to collaborate with amazing colleagues in the School of Education, across campus, in the P-12 schools, across Kentucky, and beyond.”

To learn more about Asbury’s School of Education, visit asbury.edu/education.