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The Joyce Frugé Teacher Education Scholarship

The world does not yet realize the magnitude of this loss. So very grateful to have had Joyce as my mentor during training and after. She challenged me at every turn to delve deeper into Dr. Montessori's words, to internalize fully Montessori's theory/philosophy and I love(d) her deeply for doing so. My heart is heavy... (Laura Bengel)

Joyce touched the lives of so many. She had the biggest heart full of love and dedication. 
(Heidi Gauger)

Joyce was the true embodiment of a Montessori teacher who lived what she taught. She leaves a hole in the life of everyone who was touched by her wisdom and love. I cannot believe that she has left us, but she will have a high place in heaven for all the good she has done in her life. (Jean Williams)

Joyce was such a gift — I have felt her spirit all week in the classroom.  I know she’d love watching all the sensorial and practical life work going on at Maple Park. 
(Ruthe Petrovich)

2016-2017 Scholarship Winners - Elsa Miranda and Stephanie Wielkopolan

EC Adult Learner Elsa Miranda and EI Adult Learner Stephanie Wielkopolan


MMTEC is pleased to announce the endowment of the Joyce Frugé Teacher Education Scholarship. This partial scholarship will be awarded annually to a deserving applicant, based on financial need, personal statement, and official acceptance into an MMTEC program.

For 2016-2017, the scholarship was awarded to two deserving women - Elsa Miranda and Stephanie Wielkopolan. Both recipients are very enthusiastic about receiving Montessori training at MMTEC. Elsa and Stephanie are gracious, humble, kind and hard-working teachers, much like Joyce Fruge!

It is our pleasure to award them this scholarship.

Past scholarships have been awarded to:

Abigail Lemmon 2015-2016 Practicum Site: Christian Montessori of Ann Arbor

Leslie Petrovich 2014-2015 Practicum Site: Maple Park Montessori

Maria Calleros 2013-2014 Practicum Site: Little Chiquitos Bilingual Montessori

Cecilia Mellem 2012-2013 Practicum Site: Maple Tree Montessori Academy

Maya Chiarini 2010-2011 Practicum Site: Schoolhouse Montessori Academy of Troy

Rachel Zadrozny 2009-2010 Practicum site: Go Like the Wind Montessori

The deadline date for the scholarship is May 1