Local attorney Josh Rohrscheib is offering the
scholarship in loving memory of his grandmother, Mary Rohrscheib, to
honor her career teaching third and fourth graders in Central
Illinois, to celebrate great teachers in Central Illinois, and to
encourage the next generation of local teachers.
Mary with her
students in 1968
Josh Rohrscheib said, “Growing up with Mary as a
grandmother, was a life-long lesson in kindness, curiosity, and
generosity. She never stopped learning and never stopped teaching.”
Each year the $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to two area
students who are interested in becoming teachers. Students must be a
graduate of a high school in Macon, Logan, Dewitt, or McLean County.
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They must meet a minimum GPA requirement and submit a short essay
about the impact of a special teacher and the lessons the student will carry
forward throughout their own career in education. “We hope this scholarship
prompt will encourage applicants to share stories our great local teachers who
do so much to inspire students in our community,” said Josh Rohrscheib.
Applications are due July 15th for the 2020 scholarship. Winners will be
announced on July 22nd, which would have been Mary Rohrscheib’s 85th birthday.
Interested students are encouraged to apply online at: https://rohrscheiblaw.com/scholarship/.
Rohrscheib is a personal injury lawyer with the firm Bolen Robinson and Ellis,
LLP, with offices in Decatur, Bloomington, Lincoln, and Sullivan.