Pursuant to the provisions of ORS 327.254, monies have been allocated to the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) to distribute to qualified school administrator candidates in order to promote diversity of personnel in the Oregon school administrator profession.
The Oregon Administrator Scholars Program is offering scholarships up to a maximum of $10,000 for the 2021-2022 academic year for racially or linguistically diverse administrator candidates accepted and enrolled in a Commission-approved administrator program. The scholarships may be used to pay for classes, fees, and related costs.
The scholarship program is designed to assist administrators meeting the definition of “diverse" according to ORS 342.433 with tuition and related expenses related to preparation for licensure as an administrator.
If you meet the definition of “diverse" as defined in ORS 342.433, please complete the application provided.
Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 342.433:
(1) “Diverse" means culturally or linguistically diverse characteristics of a person, including:
(a) Origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa but is not Hispanic;
(b) Hispanic culture or origin, regardless of race;
(c) Origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent or the Pacific Islands;
(d) Origins in any of the original peoples of North America, including American Indians or Alaskan Natives; or
(e) A first language that is not English.
Applications, complete with sponsorship by the requisite Educator Preparation Provider (EPP, aka college or university) are due to TSPC by November 22, 2021. Another round of scholarships will be offered mid-May 2022. Expenses may be backdated to July 1, 2021, through the end of the current academic year, June 30, 2022.
Applicants must be approved or certified by the EPP in order to receive these scholarships.
Questions may be sent to the TSPC office. Address inquiries to: OASPScholarship.firstname.lastname@example.org