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.