The Martinez Fellowship Program was established by Holli and Edgar Martinez in 2008. It is managed by the Technology Access Foundation (TAF) and supports Teachers of Color through their graduate level of school , early career coaching, and ongoing professional development. The Martinez Fellowship is dedicated to closing the achievement gap by improving teacher diversity and the retention of teachers of color in Washington State.
Martinez Fellows are exceptional teachers and leaders in Education. They are committed to the highest standards of professionalism. They strive to excel in the profession of teaching and leadership. Fellows are committed to the success of every student in their classroom. They are passionately committed to Social Justice in Education, and eager to engage in an ongoing collaborative learning community with other Fellows. Lastly, Fellows come from various experiences and communities. They come together around their shared passion for teaching; through a multicultural lens, eliminating the achievement/opportunity gap in Washington State’s most under served schools.
For more information on the Martinez Fellowship, including eligibility and the support offered to graduate students of color, please visit the Martinez Foundation website.
TAF partners with various Washington State college and university programs to source the next cohorts of Martinez Fellows. First, apply and gain acceptance to the Master in Teaching program for fall or spring. Let the program coordinator know that you are interested in the Martinez Fellowship and you will be provided with additional instructions on how to apply.
To learn more, view How to Become a Fellow PDF.
Although the Martinez Fellowship does not include funding from the Martinez Foundation, the College of Education will honor Seattle University students who are selected and choose to participate in the fellowship with funding from our MIT Diversity Scholarship. Awards range from $2500 to $14,400. Please note that the College of Education is unable to provide any full-ride scholarships.
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