Bright Futures Scholarship for Early Childhood Teachers

Our Bright Future's Scholarship Program supports the field of early childhood education by offering financial assistance for future teachers. We believe the profession of early childhood education deserves more respect and support. It is our hope that this program will be a way to encourage students of great promise to continue pursuing their dreams of caring and teaching young children. We are excited to offer financial assistance ranging from $250-$1,000 for full-time students pursuing degrees in Early Childhood Education or in a related field. We recognize that education is a significant investment, and offer awards to help offset associated costs for students. Selected recipients will be awarded funds directly for use toward books, laptops, fees or other education-related expenses. Eligibility:-Full-time enrollment in an accredited degree program-Demonstrated potential as a teacher of young children under the age of 6 and have a minimum of nine months of experience working with this age group-A consistent display of excellence as a standard in their educational coursework, especially in classes related to education/child development. Candidates must demonstrate achievement in their field-based experiences working directly with young children and their families-A GPA of 3.0 or higher-Minimum of 15 credits completed for associate's program, minimum 30 credits completed for bachelor's program or have already been accepted into a master's program at the time of submitting their application-Two recommendations (one professional and one academic). See Recommendations section below for more information-Submit a written personal essay via our online application of at least 500 words but not to exceed 800 words that focuses on why you are passionate and committed to your education, including any obstacles you may have overcome to reach their goals to pursue their career in early childhood education-For United States college and universities only-Individuals are only eligible for one award-Current and past Bright Horizons interns are encouraged to apply-Past Bright Future's Scholarship award recipients are not eligible for future considerations-The Bright Futures Scholarship program is not open to Bright Horizons employeesFor more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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Award Amount: $1,000
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes