The Horace Mann Companies is offering $30,000 in scholarships for public and private school educators to take college courses. Scholarship money will be paid directly to each recipient’s college or university for tuition, fees, and other educational expenses. Scholarship applicants will be judged on a written essay, school and community activities, and letters of recommendation. One recipient will receive $5,000 in scholarship funds payable over four years, and 15 other recipients will receive $1,000 each in scholarship funds payable over two years. Twenty additional recipients each will receive one-time $500 awards. Financial need is not a consideration, but applicants who have all educational expenses paid through other scholarships and/or grants are ineligible. The program is not open to residents of Hawaii, New Jersey, or New York.