MNEA News & Events

$500 Educators Rising Scholarship for high school seniors wishing to become teachers

This scholarship is established to encourage and support high school students wishing to become teachers. This $500 scholarship also pays for your 2020-21 membership in Aspiring Educators Eligibility: Applicants must be a Missouri high school senior planning to attend a college with an education or pre-education program to pursue a career in teaching, and a member of the Educator Rising Association. Applicants must be in the top 20% of their class, and if 18, be a registered voter. Application Deadline:...

Do you know a college student who wants to be a teacher? Encourage them to apply for the Cochran Scholarship

Former Missouri NEA Executive Director Peggy Cochran and husband Paul are both retired teachers. Both come from families of teachers. Two of their children are teachers in the St. Louis area. Peggy and Paul believe that teaching is the most rewarding career anyone can choose.  To encourage people to become teachers, they created a $500 scholarship in support of one of these individuals each year. Applicants must currently be in their freshman, sophomore or junior year at a Missouri college or unive...

Congratulations, Michelle Cullum, Grandview NEA member and winner of the Read to Achieve Award

Cullum wins $1,000 in KCTV5, MNEA contest. Michelle Cullum, a 3rd grade teacher at Meadowmere Elementary School in Grandview C-4 School District was surprised with a visit Oct. 14 from MNEA Pres. Phillip Murray and KCTV5 meteorologist Erin Little. Pres. Murray presented Cullum with a check for $1,000 for winning the co-sponsored Kansas NEA/Missouri NEA Read to Achieve Contest.   Cullum plans to use a portion of the money to buy books for her classroom and fund her Kindness Project. The Re...

Gilbert Balderrama Minority Scholarship applications due Jan. 30

  2020 Application Download scholarship application now >> Gilbert Balderrama served 14 years as a special education classroom instructor in Texas and New Mexico until 1993. In 1994, he enrolled in the NEA Intern Program for Women and Minorities and Missouri NEA hired him to be the UniServ Director for the Southeast Unit. He moved to the St. Louis area and continued his employment with Missouri NEA until his death. Balderrama continued to support and give back to the NEA Intern program by not...

Oct. 31 is the deadline to make hotel reservations for Fall Representative Assembly

To make your hotel reservations for the Fall Representative Assembly, Nov. 15, at the University Plaza in Springfield, MO, go to  https://bookings.ihotelier.com/University-Plaza-Hotel-and-Convention-Center/bookings.jsp?hotelID=17728&groupID=1237549  for the link to make your reservations online. The MNEA rate is $99 per night plus tax, with free overnight parking for guests. The deadline for room reservations is Oct. 21. After that date, rooms may not be available. The rate will ...