The Maryland Higher Education Commission is accepting applications for the Sharon Christa McAuliffe Memorial Teacher Education Award for the 2003-04 academic year.
The deadline to apply is Dec. 31.
Scholarships are awarded to Maryland residents who have earned at least 60 college credits, to college graduates and to teachers in a noncritical shortage area.
The goal of the program is to encourage students to teach in shortage areas, which include chemistry, computer science, earth/space science, English for Speakers of Other Languages, mathematics, physical science, physics, Spanish, generic special education, special education for the severely and profoundly handicapped and visually impaired and technical education.
To be eligible, a student must enroll full-time or part-time at a four-year college or university in a degree-seeking undergraduate program that offers a major in the shortage area.