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PREL Now accepting applications for Pacific teacher scholarships

(PRESS RELEASE)—Honolulu, Hawai‘i—Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL) is accepting online applications for the Pacific Teacher Scholarship Program for Academic Year 2012–2013. The application deadline is April 1, 2012. 

PREL awards about five scholarships each year to residents of the U.S.-affiliated Pacific to honor their commitment to teaching excellence. The amounts vary from $500 to $1,000.

To be eligible, you must:

Be a resident of American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, the Republic of Palau, or the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

Be a 2nd-, 3rd-, or 4th-year student at an accredited college or university.

Be enrolled in an accredited teacher preparation program.

Be a student in good standing. (A grade point average [GPA] of at least 2.5 qualifies you as a student in good standing.)

Intend to teach in a school in the U.S.-affiliated Pacific.


For more information about applying or donating to the Pacific Teacher Scholarship, please visit

PREL envisions a world where all children and communities are literate and healthy, global participants grounded in and enriched by their cultures. Throughout the Pacific, a region of diverse languages and cultures, PREL collaborates with clients and partners using the proven results of research to improve schooling and promote community change. PREL is an independent, nonprofit corporation headquartered in Hawai‘i, with service centers in American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Palau, and the Federated States of Micronesia: Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei, and Yap.

(Source: PREL: Pacific Resources for Education and Learning ■ )