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Call Me MISTER Application

Priority deadline for admission is March 15th, however admission is on a rolling basis, so applying earlier is strongly recommended. 
Each applicant must meet the following criteria to be eligible for consideration:

  • Apply and be accepted to Winthrop University
  • Must enroll as an Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Middle Level or Special Education Major (LD/ED or MD/SD)
  • Complete the FAFSA
  • Completed Call Me MISTER Program application
    • Two letters of recommendations
      • One from an educator or administrator representing the last school attended
      • One from a person of the student’s choice who can describe the student’s involvement in the community and/or potential for entering the teaching profession
    • Two Essays
      • An essay entitled “Why I want to Teach” which will address the student’s motivation for entering the teaching profession and the contributions he hopes to make to the profession and to the community as a teacher.
      • An essay entitled “How do you believe the Call Me MISTER Program will benefit me as a student”
    • A signed statement from a counselor or school official certifying that the student is from an under-served, under privileged or economically disadvantaged background or area.
    • It is expected that a MISTER who accepts the scholarship, completes his program of study and teacher certification will assume a teaching position in a South Carolina public school.  The MISTER will teach one year for each year he receives financial support from Call Me MISTER program.

Priority deadline for admission is March 15th, however admission is on a rolling basis, so applying earlier is strongly recommended. 

For more information about the Call Me MISTER program at Winthrop University, please contact the Call Me MISTER Program Director, Jackie K. Brockington, Jr. at 803/323-4747 or callmemister@winthrop.edu.

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