Education at Central College

GP Scholars Program

The Geisler Penquite Foundation awarded Central with $5 million for scholarships, committing to $100,000 per year. The gifts will alternate between the Geisler and Penquite Endowed Scholarship Funds. The scholarships will be awarded to juniors and seniors accepted into the teacher preparation program. When completely funded, the gift will support 48-50 renewable scholarships of approximately $5,000 for 12 new students in the elementary and secondary education programs.

The Scholars Program honors students who exemplify our essential values and skills, advocate for future teachers in very direct ways and work collaboratively to lead in ways that build upon our positive reputation to recruit and prepare exemplary teachers for future generations.


Apply today for the Geisler Penquite Scholarship

Application details

Elementary, secondary and k-12 education majors, approved to the Teacher Education program, are eligible and encouraged to apply for the Geisler Penquite Foundation Scholarship. Applicants for the 2018 Geisler Penquite Foundation Scholarship must meet all of the following requirements:

Complete the application and submit required documents via Google Docs as outlined in the application. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Please direct any questions about the Geisler Penquite Scholarship to Dr. Jennifer Diers at