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The SC Association for Educational Technology (SCAET) is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2020 SCAET Scholarship Program is Lauren Quesada, a student working towards a B.S. in Special Education at Winthrop University. 

The SCAET Scholarship Program, established in 2009, is open to all students enrolled in teacher education or school librarian programs at South Carolina higher education institutions. The goal of this scholarship is to help deserving students with financial need to complete their teacher education or library science degree.
Although EdTech 2020 had to be postponed until next fall, the SCAET Board felt that it was still crucial to award a scholarship this year. According to SCAET Board Chairman Felix Childs, “even though SCAET made the strategic decision fairly early in the year not to host our 2020 EdTech Conference due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we still felt the importance of offering a scholarship that this year’s budget could support, knowing that it would be greatly appreciated by a well-deserving South Carolina student, which supports our organization’s mission.”

According to the recommendation letter included with her scholarship application, “Lauren is a well-disciplined, industrious student who went well beyond the course requirements in the quantity and quality of her project through logging in a lot of extra research and attending all classes and internship hours. Throughout the course, Lauren demonstrated great perseverance and initiative. If her performance in my classes is a good indication of how she would perform as a future educator, the support through the scholarship will be an extremely meaningful investment to prepare an exemplary teacher who will be a role model for many of her students.”

The SCAET Scholarship Selection Committee believes Lauren to be the perfect recipient for the 2020 scholarship. 

The South Carolina EdTech conference is planned and delivered by the South Carolina Association for Educational Technology (SCAET), represented by multiple South Carolina partners that include K-12, higher education, state government agencies, and telecommunications business partners.  Partner members of SCAET include: South Carolina State Department of Education, South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV), Division of Technology - SC Department of Administration, Marion County School District, AT&T, Meridian IT, Inc., Kershaw County School District, Dillon School District Four, University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science, Newberry County School District, and College of Charleston School of Education.