Mark A. Jefferson Teaching Scholarship

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mark jefferson
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2 winners, $1,106 each
In Review
Application Deadline
Jan 1, 2022
Winners Announced
Feb 1, 2022
Education Level
High School, Undergraduate
Eligibility Requirements
2.8 or higher
2.8 or higher

Diversity in education is vital to the success of upcoming generations and the progression of the human race. 

In all sectors, educators are needed to foster an inclusive environment for students both young and old that also manifests a deep love for learning, lasting throughout their lifetime. 

In public school education, the educator workforce is staggeringly homogenous, as 82 percent of teachers in that sector are white. Black men make up only 2% of the teaching force.

It’s essential for educators to have backgrounds often left out of the history books to truly unravel the multiple complexities present in all sectors of our world today and to break apart many of the systemic barriers seen in communities of color. 

To support the needs of prospective Black male educators who want to fight for a more equitable tomorrow for their students and the world, the Mark A. Jefferson Teaching Scholarship exists and will support one extremely ambitious African-American male in his pursuit to become an educator for the future.

To apply, you must be:

  • Aspiring Educator
  • African American
  • Male
  • Minimum of 2.8 GPA
  • Answer an essay that tells us a bit about yourself and how you plan to make a positive impact on the world through your career as an educator.
Diversity and Inclusion
Selection Criteria:
Essay, Ambition, Vision, Purpose
Essay Topic

Please tell us a little bit more about yourself. How do you plan to make a positive impact on the world through your career as an educator?

400–600 words


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Jan 1, 2022. Winners will be announced on Feb 1, 2022.

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