Dr. Ruth Lewis Knight Memorial Scholarship for Educators

Funded by
Phedonia Johnson
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$1,000
2 winners, $500 each
In Review
Application Deadline
May 1, 2022
Winners Announced
Jun 1, 2022
Education Level
High School
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school senior
Race:
Black/African American
Career Goals:
Public school teacher or principal
Education Level:
Race:
Career Goals:
High school senior
Black/African American
Public school teacher or principal

Dr. Ruth Lewis Knight was an outstanding teacher, program administrator, and award-winning principal in the Chicago Public School system.

After retiring from CPS, Dr. Knight worked with the New Leaders Program to train school administrators. Throughout her life, Ruth was passionate about education and helping underserved children access education.

This scholarship aims to honor Dr. Ruth Lewis Knight’s legacy by supporting future teachers and principals who hope to impact the lives of public school students.

Any African American high school senior who plans to study education and become a public preschool, elementary, or high school teacher may apply for this scholarship. 

To apply, tell us why you’re passionate about becoming a public school teacher.

Published January 24, 2022
$1,000
2 winners, $500 each
In Review
Application Deadline
May 1, 2022
Winners Announced
Jun 1, 2022
Education Level
High School
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Essay Topic

Why are you passionate about becoming a teacher of students in our public schools?

400–600 words

FAQ

When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is May 1, 2022. Winners will be announced on Jun 1, 2022.

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