CEAI Ray Gene and Joanne Thiesen Scholarship for Educators
2019-2020 Scholarship amount: $1000

Applications for the 2019-2020 school year are due on or before June 30, 2019

Christian Educators Association International is pleased to offer the Ray Gene and Joanne Thiesen Scholarship for Educators. Before he passed in 2017, Ray Thiesen was an educator who dedicated his life to seeing God’s love and truth transform our public K-12 schools. Ray and Joanne’s generosity, as well as matching funds provided by CEAI members and donors, allows us to provide scholarship awards to promising candidates who desire to carry on Ray’s legacy.

Previous CEAI Thiesen Scholarship Winners
2018: Evangeline Cox from Asbury University
2017: Megan Keul from Geneva College
2016: Cynthia Allen from Simpson University

Qualified candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled or accepted and planning to enroll as a full-time student in a university teacher training program (toward a B.A. with credential or M.A.) for the coming school year.
  • A Member with Coverage (includes Student Members) of CEAI, or attending a CEAI-affiliated university. For a list of CEAI-affiliated universities, click here.
  • An incoming junior or senior for the coming school year, or graduate student.
  • Currently hold or intend to pursue a full-time certificated position in a U.S. K-12 public school.
  • Agree with the CEAI Statement of Faith, and demonstrate evidence of an on-going transformative and personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Possess a serious commitment to walk out his or her faith in intentionally missional and legally appropriate ways throughout his or her educational career.