AASPA's Leon Bradley Scholarship
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Scholarship Type General
Scholarship Status Sourcing
Date Posted Tuesday, 24 February 2009
Location Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Quebec, Rhode island, Vermont, or West Virginia
Duration
Company Information American Association of School Personnel Administrators
11863 W. 112th Street
Suite 100
Overland Park, KS, 66210
Website: http://www.aaspa.org
Scholarship Description The American Association of School Personnel Administrators (AASPA) is proud to announce the 2009 Leon Bradley Scholarships.

The Leon Bradley Scholarship Program was established to encourage more minorities or persons of color to enter the teaching profession. AASPA believes that it is of benefit for all students to experience diversity among the teachers who serve as role models for our students. Thus, AASPA will annually award two scholarships to assist minorities seeking their initial teaching certification and/or endorsement.

One scholarship will be for $2000 granted for a minority college student's final year, which includes student teaching.

The second scholarship will be for $1000 granted for a minority paraprofessional career-changer in his/her final year of teacher preparation.

The application for the Leon Bradley Scholarships is enclosed. Please forward and reproduce this application as you see fit. If you are not able to post this information on your financial aid website would you please forward it to your College of Education for them to offer to qualifying students.

The application is also available on AASPA’s website. To apply online, visit www.aaspa.org and click on the Leon Bradley Scholarship button in the left column.
Qualifications General Criteria - applicants must meet each criterion.
· Have an overall GPA of 3.0 or better.
· Be a high school graduate or equivalent status.
· Submit a letter from the Dean of Education or designated representative that the applicant has:
o Attained at least junior standing as defined by the institution.
o Met the required grade point average at the time of application to be eligible for admittance into the teacher education program.
o Successfully completed all entrance examinations as required by the State and the institution.
· Be a minority or person of color in one of the following categories:
o American Indian (Native American) or Alaskan Native (A person having origin in any of the original peoples of North America and who maintains cultural identification through tribal affiliation or community recognition.)
o Asian or Pacific Islander (A person having origin in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, or the Pacific Islands. This area includes, for example, China, Japan, Korea, the Philippine Islands and Samoa.)
o Black (A person, not of Hispanic origin, who has origin in any of the black racial groups of the original peoples of Africa.)
o Hispanic (A person, regardless of race, who is of Spanish culture or origin. This includes, for example, persons from Mexico, Central or South America, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Cuba.)
· Applicant must reside in these states/provinces or be currently matriculating at a college or university within these states/provinces: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Quebec, Rhode island, Vermont, or West Virginia.

Weighted Criteria - applicants do not have to meet each criterion.
· Work experience that has been applied to college expenses.
· Other scholarship or financial aid support.
· Seeking initial certification and/or endorsement in a state-identified critical area.

Maintenance Criteria - recipient must meet all requirements.
· Verified enrollment as a full-time student (as defined by the university) during the semesters receiving the scholarship.
· Maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or better each semester.
· Continue to be enrolled in a teacher education program and be in good standing with the university as verified by a letter from the Dean of Education or designated representative.
Compensation $1000-$2000
How to Apply To apply online, visit www.aaspa.org and click on the Leon Bradley Scholarship button in the left column.
Email Application To anna@aaspa.org
Contact Info Anna Quisenberry
Contact Phone: 913-327-1222
Contact Email: anna@aaspa.org

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