Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Scholarships Available For ESPs Pursuing Teaching Certificate

The Washington Education Association is offering five scholarships of $1,500 each this year to educational support professionals who are pursuing a teaching career. The Warren G. Magnuson Educational Support Professional (ESP) Scholarship is designed to assist WEA ESP employees active members) in their pursuit of certification in the teaching profession. Two of the five grants are designated for a minority ESP member. Applications are now available. 
1. Five scholarship grants of $1,500 each are available to active WEA ESP members.
2. The grants will be awarded only once per person.
3. The educational scholarship is for course work related to obtaining an initial teaching certificate.

Applicants for an education grant must include:
  • One (or more) page plan for obtaining an initial teaching certificate.
  • One (or more) page letter describing their passion for becoming a teacher.
  • Evidence of activities and/or leadership in their local, state or national Association, work history, training experienced or given, and their volunteerism and/or community service (no page limit).
  • Applicants must submit two letters of reference. One letter of reference must come from a local leader such as a building representative, local or council president or vice president.  The second letter can be from a colleague, student, parent or community connection. Reference letters should include examples of success as an educational employee, i.e. work, training, volunteerism and/or community services.
The application is available for download here. Completed applications must be postmarked no later than June 16, 2017.
Mail to:
Washington Education Association
P.O. Box 9100
Federal Way, WA 98063-9100
Attention: Jill Dahlen
Email to:
If you have any questions please contact Jill Dahlen at 253-765-7088 or 800-622-3393, ext. 007088.

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