Putnam County Retired Teachers Association
2022 Scholarship

The Putnam County Retired Teachers Association will award a $1000 scholarship for the 2022-2023 academic year to a third or fourth year college student who aspires to become a future educator. The recipient must be a Putnam County high school graduate and an Indiana college/university student enrolled in an undergraduate program which will result in a degree in education.

Interested students must submit a letter of application which includes the applicant's name, current address, name of high school, and year of graduation. In addition, there must be a brief (1-2 page) description of personal interests and activities, experiences in a supervisory capacity with children and/or adults, and aspirations and progress toward a career as an educator.

Applicants must also include: a letter of recommendation from a Putnam County high school teacher (not a relative), a letter of recommendation and a scholastic transcript from the college/university verifying the applicant's current enrollment and academic status, and other information that the applicant feels as pertinent.

The deadline is April 1, 2022.

Applications should be mailed to scholarship chairperson:

                        Alan Zerkel

                        217 Mill Springs

                        Coatsville, IN  46121

or emailed to:



The Indiana Retired Teachers Foundation State Scholarship Committee is offering a $2,000 scholarship opportunity for the 2022-2023 academic year. Applicants must be current college/university sophomores or juniors and enrolled full-time in an Indiana college/university based undergraduate education degree program. Applicants must also be sponsored by a member of the Indiana Retired Teachers Association. Check the Indiana Retired Teachers Association website:


to learn more about this scholarship opportunity. Questions may be directed to the Indiana Retired Teachers Association office at 1-888-454-9333 between the hours of 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM M-F. The application deadline is April 24, 2022.

Applicants may apply for both scholarships if they meet the qualification criteria.