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NBCT Diverse Practitioner Scholarship Application Available

Friday, June 12, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kelly Riley
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MPE is excited to partner with the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) for a second year to award scholarships to educators 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. The scholarship opportunity is made possible through a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, which also supports the Mississippi Teacher Residency program. You do not have to be a member of MPE to apply for this scholarship.


This scholarship will provide seed money for recipients to begin their National Board Certification journey.  Scholarship recipients will receive a $475 scholarship to pursue their initial component, will be reimbursed for the $75 registration fee to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, and will receive up to $100 for mentoring support at a World Class Teaching Program. Scholarship recipients will use the state’s reimbursement of their initial component to pay for subsequent components. 


We will award 115 scholarships to the highest-ranked applicants teaching in Sunflower County, Jackson Public Schools, Moss Point and Ocean Springs school districts. The remaining 44 scholarships will be awarded to the highest-ranked applicants from the state at large.  


Click here for the scholarship guidelines and application.  Completed applications are due to the MPE office by 4:30 pm on Friday, August 20, 2020.  Please help us spread the word about this exciting opportunity for practitioners who want to strengthen their practice by pursuing National Board Certification!