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:
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?
The application deadline is Jan 1, 2022. Winners will be announced on Feb 1, 2022.
The scholarship award is $2,112.
The winner will be publicly announced on Feb 1, 2022. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
We will send the award check to the financial aid office of the winner’s academic institution or future academic institution in their name, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school’s requirements). If the student's academic institution does not have a financial aid office, the student will receive the funding directly.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to verify their academic enrollment status by providing a copy of their most recent transcript.
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Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.