Maryland Retired School Personnel Association Scholarship Awards

MRSPA annually presents three scholarships to active employees of Maryland Public Schools. The 2020 winners were awarded $2,000 each to assist them with their goal of attaining Maryland State Department of Education Certification.  

Amy Clayton

She is a high school English Teacher in Washington Co Public Schools. She is working to complete a master’s degree at McDaniel College in Library/Media Science.

Julie Morris

She is a special education instructional assistant in Frederick County Public Schools. She is working to complete a master of arts in teaching degree at Mount St. Mary's University.

Katie Charitonuk

She is currently substitute teaching in Carroll County Public Schools and has a degree in elementary education. Working as a substitute enables her to focus on her masters in School Counseling degree at Loyola University of Maryland. 


The first MRSPA scholarships were awarded in 2000 after Irl and Ella Beall, Howard County retired educators, made a bequest of $50,000 to the Association.  To date, a total of forty-three scholarships have been awarded.  The MRSPA Scholarship Fund is administered by The Community Foundation of Frederick County. 

The Maryland Retired School Personnel Association is the only organization in the state that works exclusively for retired school system personnel.  It has approximately 15,000 members, with local affiliates in every county and Baltimore City.  MRSPA is affiliated at the national level with NRTA: AARP’s Educator Community.

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