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Washington Science Teachers Association (WSTA)

Science Leadership Scholarship

This scholarship is in recognition of the outstanding contributions of past and present outstanding leaders in science education. 

Up to $2,000 in scholarship funds are available.  Funds will be awarded to either:

·       An individual (preference given to educators of underrepresented students in science -(African American, Hispanic, Native American, Asian and Pacific Islander and women) with an intent to become certified in science education or in elementary education with an emphasis in science, at a college or university in Washington State. Funds must be used to defray tuition or certification program costs.

·       One or more certified teacher(s) or a team from a school and/or school district who show intent to improve their skills and/or knowledge in science education by attending science coursework offered from colleges, Educational Service District’s and/or organizations who meet WSTA’s goals and vision.

Interested individuals and/or teams are invited to submit a proposal. The proposal should outline what you would do if you were awarded this scholarship.  The proposal should:

  • Not exceed two pages total

Guidelines for pre-service teachers:

·       Scan and send a copy of completed coursework (unofficial transcripts are okay) from an accredited college or university.

·       Provide an outline of the courses required to meet certification requirements. Include a description of the courses to be taken, their titles and the number of credits.

·       Scan and send two letters of recommendation that indicate your suitability for the scholarship.

·       Scan and send a letter of recommendation from an academic advisor indicating the academic advisor's assessment of both the viability of the plan and the applicant's commitment to pursue a career as a secondary science teacher or an elementary teacher with an emphasis in science education.

  • Recipients need to submit tangible (quantifiable evidence ex; evidence of student impact, action research results etc.) evidence that the scholarship funds were used as proposed within one month of completing their coursework.  Send to Coco Carlson at cocojcarlson@gmail.com

Guidelines for in-service teachers and/or teams: 

·       Explain how you and/or a team from a school and/or school district will improve teaching skills and/or knowledge in science education by completing science coursework offered from colleges, ESD’s and/or organizations who meet WSTA’s goals and vision.

·       Provide a description of the course or training, including dates, costs and how this training will be used to improve the teaching of science.

·       Scan and send one letter of support that indicate your and/or the team’s readiness to benefit from attending this professional learning opportunity. The letter can come from the superintendent, principal, or a fellow teacher.

·       If it is a team application, submit a letter from the team stating their support for the training.

  • Recipients need to submit tangible evidence that the scholarship funds were used as proposed within one month of completing their coursework.  Send to Send to Coco Carlson at  cocojcarlson@gmail.com

Email all questions and your application packet to Send to Coco Carlson at  cocojcarlson@gmail.com


Proposals due by June 15th, 2019.

 

 

Donations to the WSTA Leadership Scholarship

Did you know you can receive recognition on our website for cumulative donations of $500 or more to the WSTA Leadership Scholarship? 

 

Criteria for being listed under the WSTA Leadership Scholarship based upon a donation:

  • Donations can be made in honor of someone’s current work or in the past. 
  • Donations can be made to honor a living or a deceased science leader.
  • The person is/was an advocate and promoted quality science education for all by: 

Promoted or promoting professional knowledge and growth;

Maintained or maintaining a communication network to enhance high quality science education;

Facilitated or facilitating our state science standards;

Recognized or recognizing and rewarded for excellence in science education; and/or

Provided or providing a voice on science education polices and issues.

 

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