KEA Ethnic Minority Scholarship - Deadline is December 15, 2018. Applications may be submitted here.
Kentucky’s public schools are made of a diverse population of students. KEA feels it is important that we have a highly qualified and diverse faculty and staff that is reflective of the population of our state, our students, and our public schools. Currently, educators of color comprise only 5% of the Kentucky teaching population, while the state has a 13.7% ethnic minority population. (According the to the U.S. Census Bureau) Consequently, many of our students of color may never see a role model at the front of the classroom who looks like them.
KEA is beginning an Ethnic Minority Scholarship program. The program will begin with the awarding of 8 scholarships (2 for each grade level) during the fall of 2018. The award will be presented as follows:
Senior – Total Scholarship - $2000.00
Junior – Total Scholarship - $3500.00 (Dispersed over 2 years)
Year 1 – $1500 scholarships
Year 2 – $2000 scholarships
Sophomore - Total Scholarship – $4500.00 (Dispersed over 3 years)
Year 1 – $1000 scholarships
Year 2 – $1500 scholarships
Year 3 – $2000 scholarships
Freshman - Total Scholarship – $5000.00 (Dispersed over 4 years)
Year 1 – $500 scholarships
Year 2 – $1000 scholarships
Year 3 – $1500 scholarships
Year 4 – $2000 scholarships
This scholarship is open to any person in any of the following: American Indian/Alaskan Native, African American, Hispanic, Asian, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, multi ethnic; who is pursuing a degree in education. The recipient must be enrolled full-time in an educator preparation program in Kentucky. If successful, the recipient will be asked to submit a copy of their schedule (each semester) as proof of enrollment in the educator preparation course of study. Submit an application here. Deadline for submission is December 15, 2018.
In addition to providing financial support, this program will also include a mentorship program. The KEA Ethnic Minority Directors will mentor and support the recipient throughout their educational career. This program will support the recipient not only during their pre-service track, but also through the testing required and other barriers which a student may encounter. The mentorship program provides immediate and continuing support for the recipients throughout their higher education experience and into their career as an educator.