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UGA grad student and Wilkes County teacher Jennifer Lance receives $10,000 scholarship

Athens, Ga. – Jennifer Lance, a doctoral candidate in science education and a high school science teacher in Wilkes County, has received a Berneta Minkwitz Scholarship of $10,000 for the 2013-14 academic year from the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, a professional honor society for women educators.

Lance, who has taught for the past nine years at Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School in Wilkes County, was one of just 24 students across the nation to receive the scholarship.

Lance has already earned a master’s degree in science education in 2006, a bachelor’s degree in horticulture in 2002, and bachelor’s degree in plant biology from UGA. Mary Atwater, of science education is Lance’s major professor. Lance will begin teaching at Oconee County High School in fall 2013.

Scholarship recipients must have earned a bachelor’s degree, be enrolled in a recognized graduate program and have been a society member for at least three years to qualify for consideration.

The society promotes excellence in education and personal and professional growth of women educators, leading in the field of graduate scholarships given to members and emphasizing leadership development for its more than 90,000 members in 18 countries. Since its scholarship program began in 1940, the society has given 1,043 women educators $4 million in scholarships.