Mount Marty University has introduced the Seton Education Scholars program.
Named for Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, the patron saint of Catholic schools, this program provides renewable ten-thousand-dollar scholarships to students committed to working as an educator at a Catholic school upon completion of their degree.
Mount Marty University President Dr. Marc Long says students who are eligible for this scholarship must be practicing Catholics. While enrolled at Mount Marty University, Seton Education Scholars will participate in monthly Catholic formation and training opportunities provided by MMU campus ministry, area priests and Catholic teachers and administrators to fully engage them with Catholic educational ministries and culture. Those who complete the program and achieve a degree in elementary or secondary education from Mount Marty commit to three years of teaching in a Catholic school within the Diocese of Sioux Falls or rural schools within the Archdiocese of Omaha.
The lead $250,000 gift for the new Seton Education Scholars program was made by Marlene Ricketts of Omaha for future educators who will serve in a school in the archdiocese.