SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT:Amount varies
BACKGROUND:Edward Layer received the first Teacher of the Year award from the Adult Basic Education Department of Triton College in 1994 – at the age of 79. This was Layer’s second profession – he spent over 50 years as a tailor, taking over his father’s business in Chicago at age 14. After receiving his associate’s degree from Triton College, he transferred to Elmhurst College and graduated summa cum laud at age 68. He was then hired by Triton as an instructor in the English as a Second Language program. Edward Layer was a favorite among his students, a tireless worker, a mentor to many, and a highly respected for his energy and diligence. After his death in 1998, the Nuevos Horizontes scholarship was renamed in his honor.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION:February 1
CONTACT:Director of Nuevos Horizontes(708) 649-2101
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