Teacher Preparation Program (TPP)

Carol Kitzinger Teaching Scholarship

The Carol Kitzinger Teaching Scholarship was established in the memory of an exceptional teacher. During the Great Depression, she lived in a farmhouse without electricity or running water. As our country entered World War II, she graduated as the valedictorian of her high school class. Attending college on scholarship, she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree and teaching certificate and taught for many years in junior high and high schools in the Denver area. The scholarship is awarded to teaching candidates who show exceptional potential as teachers and who have unmet financial need.


The Carol Kitzinger Teaching Scholarship has awarded full or partial scholarships for the Friends Teacher Preparation Program tuition. The award is based on a combination of merit and need, using the Friends Teacher Preparation Program Application and Interview Process in conjunction with this application.


  • In order to be considered for the scholarship, this application must be submitted along with your online application for the Friends Teacher Preparation Program by April 15th, 2024.
  • Finalists will be notified of the committee’s decision near the beginning of May.

Expectations of Recipient:

  • The recipient(s) must meet the standards of the Friends Teacher Preparation Program and maintain the equivalent of a B or 3.0 GPA.
  • The recipient(s) is also responsible for the $1049.40 deposit upon acceptance into the program and submission of a finalized agreement.
  • Additionally, the recipient(s) must write a 2-4 page reflection and summary of their learning over the year and submit to the TPP Director upon completion of the program – no later than May 12, 2025.

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