Catherine "Cathy" Belter Memorial Endowed Fellowship

The Catherine “Cathy” Belter Memorial Fellowship Endowment was established in 2012 by Leonard Belter in memory of his wife Cathy Belter. Mrs. Belter devoted her life to education and was deeply involved in grassroots lobbying efforts to increase funding for education for all American schoolchildren. This fellowship is for students pursuing graduate licensure or a degree within the College of Education and Human Development. Applicants must have a 3.0 or greater GPA with documented financial need. Applicants must be employed in the Fairfax County Public School system and demonstrate a commitment to the teaching profession and the field of education.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Cathy Belter was a dedicated advocate for education, serving on the Fairfax County School Board (FCSB) and meeting with Congress to discuss funding priorities with members of the State Department of Education. Explain what particular issue you would advocate for and why, if given the opportunity to meet with the FCSB or Congress.
  2. Please upload a document containing proof of Fairfax County Public School System employment (e.g., pay stub, email from principal).