Jeffries selected for UNK’s Teachers Scholars Academy

Jeffries selected for UNK’s Teachers Scholars Academy

KEARNEY – Falen Jeffries, of Bridgeport, is one of forty students who will receive fulltuition scholarships to attend the University of Nebraska at Kearney as members of the Teachers Scholars Academy.

These recent high school graduates represent 33 communities in Nebraska, Colorado and Kansas. Their average ACT score is 23.5 and their average high school GPA was 3.87.

“Students selected to the Teachers Scholars Academy are part of an elite group,” said academy coordinator Emily DeVall. “Their passion, energy and hard work are noted across campus and in the community.”

In its second year, the Teachers Scholars Academy was created to make college more affordable for prospective educators and grow the teacher workforce in Nebraska. The program is open to incoming freshmen majoring in education.


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