The Leon Bradley Scholarship Program is offered by American Association of School Personnel Administrators or AAPSA. This association believes that one of the welfares for all students is the involvement of diversity among the educationalists who serves as role models for students. The aim of this scholarship is to inspire minor sectors or people of color to come in the field of education and leadership.
This scholarship gives a student grant worth of $2,000 fund for education. There will be a total of 4 student grants for this scholarship program. The awardee of the scholarship may pick an online school if distance learning is preferred. Online school provides a different learning and experience but the awardee can pick his/her own school so the decision of picking the best school is still in the student’s hands.
Since the award is given to four different students, the amount will vary for each of them, depending on their necessity. Here is the amount that the successful candidates will receive:
- One $2,500 worth of student fund for his/her last year inclusive of the student teaching.
- One $1,500 for a minority paraprofessional career changer for his/her last year in an education course.
- One or two $1,500 worth of student fund for a student coming from a minority group and currently pursuing a credential as a school administrator.
To certainly make the cut for the grant, the applicant must be a college minority student with an total GPA of 3.0 or higher who is aiming for initial teaching endorsement and/or accreditation, an administrative credential, and must be residing in any of these provinces or states: Vermont, West Virginia, Rhode Island, Washington D.C., Quebec, Pennsylvania, Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New York, New Brunswick, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, Maryland, or Delaware. Also, the student must submit the following requirements:
- Accomplished application form.
- Transcript of records from the last school attended.
- A letter from the Dean of Education or selected representative that the candidate has accomplished at least junior standing as well-defined by the institute, met the compulsory grade average at the time of submission to be capable for admission into the teacher education program, and successfully completed all entrance examinations as required by the State and the institute.
- Proof as a member of student minority or a person of color
The scholarship is awarded annually, so the deadline for submission of requirements for AY 2017-2018 is on May 29, 2018.
All applicants are required to finish and submit all of the necessary documents strictly on or before the deadline. Failure to comply with the requirements and specific guidelines will result in immediate disqualification of your application.
For more information about this scholarship program, you can visit the American Association of School Personnel Administrators’ website.