The FRA Marie Silverman Scholarship Award honors Florida's reading educators. The scholarship was established in memory of Marie Silverman, a dedicated educator who worked to promote reading at the local and state levels. The recipient(s) of a full-time Marie Silverman Scholarship will be awarded up to one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) and the part-time recipient(s) will be awarded up to five hundred ($500.00). Award preference will be given to full-time applicants who are active members in their local, state, or national IRA organization.
Guidelines and Procedures:
FRA Selection Procedure
Completed applications and all supporting materials must be submitted to the FRA Administrative Committee chairperson by March 1. The chairperson will forward all application materials to the Awards and Scholarship Coordinator who will present the materials to the committee.
The FRA Administrative Committee will recommend to the FRA Board the number of scholarships to be awarded based on the available funds and the number of QUALIFIED applicants. A formal presentation of the scholarship will be made at the book and author function at the FRA Annual Conference. FRA will provide the winner(s) with a ticket for the event.
Each applicant is encouraged to double check all the details on his/her application to be certain that all criteria have been met. Special consideration shall be given to candidates who are active members in their local, state, or national IRA organization.
The downloadable application form is in Portable Document Format (PDF) and requires Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free of charge from Adobe.
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Marie Silverman Scholarship Award Winners
2013 Andrea Lauren Thoermer, Graduate Teaching Assistant at UF, Gainesville
2012 No Qualified Applicant
2011 No Qualified Applicant
2008 No recipient- applicant ineligible
2007 No recipient- applicants ineligible
Katrina Willard Hall,
1997 Michelle Anne Lehmkuhler, Nokomis, FL ($600.00)
Richard F. Gaspar, Apollo Beach, FL ($600.00)
Edna Greene Brabham, Panacea, FL ($1,000.00)
Aleida Bardena-Cao, West