Completed NBCT Diverse Practitioner Scholarship applications are due to the MPE office by 4:30 p.m. this Friday, August 23, 2019. MPE and the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) will award scholarships to up to 125 diverse candidates who wish to pursue their National Board Certification. Diversity may be based on an educator’s race, gender, ethnicity, subject(s) taught, or pathway to licensure. Click here for the scholarship guidelines and application. Ninety-five scholarships will be awarded to the highest-ranked applicants teaching in Sunflower County, Jackson Public Schools, Moss Point and Ocean Springs school districts. The remaining 30 scholarships will be awarded to the highest-ranked applicants from the state at large.