Senior Early Childhood Education major, Sally Dawson, has been awarded the Bright Futures scholarship.  

The Bright Futures Scholarship Program supports the field of Early Childhood Education by offering financial assistance to future teachers. This national program offers financial assistance up to $1,000 for students enrolled in a degree program for Early Childhood Education or related field. Bright Horizons Family Solutions is the world’s leading provider of employer-sponsored early care, education and work/life solutions, with centers in the United States, Europe, Canada, Ireland, and India, including partnerships with more than 82 Fortune 500 firms.

Growing up with learning difficulties in school has made Sally determined to help other children learn through patience, kindness and understanding. Sally has caught the eye of one of her professors at Stevenson University, who says that she is “among the most talented early childhood educators I have taught in twenty-five years of teaching at the university level.” Sally “is a champion for children, all people really, and all of us who are lucky enough to come into contact with her know this instantly.” She hopes to become a Early Childhood teacher once she completes school and help build a strong foundation for children across all subject areas. Congratulations, Sally!