MPE is partnering with MDE to support up to 250 diverse teachers from throughout Mississippi in their pursuit of National Board Certification. The scholarship opportunity is made possible through a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, which also supports the Mississippi Teacher Residency program. MPE has awarded 94 NBCT Diverse Practitioner Scholarships in Year One of this two-year project. Click here for a listing of these scholarship recipients.
Awardees each receive a $475 scholarship towards their initial component of certification, as well as reimbursement of the $75 registration fee to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and up to $100 for mentoring support at a World Class Teaching Program. This scholarship will provide seed money for recipients to begin their National Board journey. Scholarship recipients will use the state’s reimbursement of their initial component to pay for subsequent components.