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Martinez Foundation Scholarship Award (four @ $7,500 each; two are awarded in the fall, and two in the spring)
Purpose of the Award: To recognize outstanding candidates from populations under-represented in educational practice and leadership who would be unable to complete a graduate program in the College of Education at Seattle University without financial support.
Criteria for Selection:
Background Information on the Martinez FoundationIn 2008, Edgar and Holli Martinez launched The Martinez Foundation, which strives to strengthen our communities by providing underserved populations with educational opportunities. The Martinez Foundation helps students of color become the exceptional educators and role models our communities deserve. The Martinez Foundation grants graduate scholarships and provides support programs to students of color who are pursuing teaching careers and are committed to equity in education and giving back to their communities. The Martinez Foundation provides four $7500 scholarships available to teachers of color in the Master in Teaching (pre-service teacher education) program.
Students who receive the Martinez Foundation Scholarship agree to:
Diversity Scholarship Award (three @ $14,400 each)
MIT Alumni Leadership Scholarship (awards vary based on donations; generally four @ $5,000)
Purpose of these Awards: To recognize outstanding candidates who have financial need
Criteria for Selection:
Compatibility with the mission of College of Education: "Preparing ethical and reflective professionals for quality service in diverse communities"
A statement of professional goals
Evidence of financial need
The Boeing Scholarship for Diversity in Education (one award; amount varies)
Purpose of the Award: To recognize outstanding candidates who desire to teach math and/or science in K-12. Preference is given to under-represented populations in teaching
Scholarship applications for fall start are due February 1st; for spring start they are due October 1st. These deadlines are the same as the application deadline, but scholarship applications should be submitted separately to the address below.
Mail scholarship application materials to: Margit McGuire, College of Education, Seattle University, 901 12th Avenue, PO Box 222000, Seattle, WA 98122. All scholarship applicants must send in the following:
The completed Application Form
The Statement of Financial Need
A copy of the first page of last year’s Income Tax return.
(Optional) You may include a separate page describing your financial situation or any special circumstances that you would like the MIT Program to consider in evaluating your need for financial assistance.
A statement documenting how you meet the criteria for the scholarship for which you are applying. (Two pages maximum, double-spaced.)
To download an application, click here. For further information about College of Education scholarships and other financial support available, click here.
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