EWU students earning a BS or BA in a STEM field and a BAE are eligible for a scholarship in their last 2 years of the program. $10,000 is available for the first year and $16,000 for the second year.
The goal of the project is to recruit highly qualified and diverse STEM students to teach in schools with over 50% of their students qualified for free and reduced price lunch, and to improve science and math teaching. The grant personnel will work closely with students and their mentor teachers to achieve these goals. Students will be placed in regional high needs schools for their classroom experience.
The scholarship provides funding up front but is contingent upon two years of employment in a school with over 50% free or reduced lunch for every year of funding received. Failure to meet the requirement will result in a default of the loan. Consequently students must complete a FAP at the time of application.
To qualify for the grant, students must be in the last two years of a program that will culminate in a BS and a BAE in one of the STEM endorsed fields. (Math, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Physics). Students also must have 3 letters of reference and complete an application that includes an essay that describes their interest in children and teaching. Selection will be dependent upon a set of criteria that includes need, under-representation, academic achievement, and interest in working with children in high-need schools.
For more information, contact Jackie Coomes at firstname.lastname@example.org or Heather McKean at email@example.com