FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: January 19, 2010
Siskin Children’s Institute announces
Siskin Circle of Scholars winners
Scholarship program honors UTC students studying early childhood special education
Tenn. — Siskin Children’s Institute has announced the award recipients of the third annual
Siskin Circle of Scholars program. The program offers students in special education or related majors at the
Chattanooga an opportunity to advance their education and pursue a career that will help children with special needs.
The Institute awarded two $1,000 Undergraduate Scholarships to students with a strong academic record whose career aspirations involve children with disabilities. The recipients are:
- Kelley Smith, of White House,
Tenn., a sophomore who is a studying early childhood education and special education; and
- Meredith White, of
Ga., a junior who is studying special education.
The Institute’s research center — the
Center for Child and Family Research — strives to advance the fields of early childhood development and special education. Led by three doctoral-level researchers, the center partners with higher education institutions on various research projects. The Institute’s three researchers hold faculty positions at UTC.
About Siskin Children's Institute
Siskin Children's Institute makes life better for children with special needs and their families. Founded in 1950, the non-profit organization achieves its mission locally and nationally through four initiatives: education, outreach, health care and research. The Institute provides early childhood education where children with and without disabilities learn together; family support and professional development programs; developmental behavioral pediatric health care; and innovative research in early childhood development and special education. For more information about Siskin Children's Institute, visit www.siskin.org.