Marva Collins was a pioneer in education who was passionate about learning and spreading access to knowledge.
Collins founded the Westside Preparatory School in Chicago and enrolled children who had been considered “unteachable” or “problem” students. She employed unique methods to help her students succeed.
This scholarship aims to help Black undergraduate students who are pursuing a career in education so they can focus on their university training and be prepared to help their future students.
Any Black college sophomore or junior who is planning to become an educator may apply for this scholarship
To apply, tell us about what inspired you to pursue a future as an educator.
The scholarship will have 5 winners:
1st Place - $2,000
1 Second Place - $1,000
3 Honorable Mentions - $500
Marva Collins wrote, "Once children learn how to learn, nothing is going to narrow their mind. The essence of teaching is to make learning contagious, to have one idea spark another." Tell us about a moment or an idea that sparked your ambition to become an educator.
The application deadline is Mar 14, 2022. Winners will be announced on Apr 15, 2022.
The scholarship award is $4,842.
The winner will be publicly announced on Apr 15, 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 winner’s academic institution in their name, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school’s requirements).
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.