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Oregon Administrator Scholars Program


Oregon Administrator Scholars Program

Who We Are

As Oregon’s K-12 student population becomes more ethnically and linguistically diverse, our school administrative and leadership workforce needs to better mirror the demographics of the students in our schools. The Oregon Administrator Scholars Program seeks to address financial barriers that pose challenges for ethnically and linguistically diverse candidates pursuing their administrative license and are on the journey towards becoming a school administrator in Oregon.

Scholarship Eligibility

The Oregon Administrator Scholar’s Program (OASP) is offering scholarships up to a maximum of $10,000 for racially or linguistically diverse administrator candidates accepted and enrolled in an approved administrator program. The scholarships may be used to pay for classes, fees, and related costs.

For More Information: 
Contact the OASP Coordinator

Application and Inquiry

Applications, complete with enrollment verification by the student's Educator Preparation Provider (aka college or university) are due to the OASP Coordinator by the application closing date. The scholarship opportunity will be offered several times throughout the school year. Scholarship funds may be used to cover expenses over the course of the academic year. 

For questions, or to email completed applications, contact


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Definition of Diverse

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 scholarship program is designed to assist administrators meeting the definition of “diverse" according to ORS 342.433.
Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 342.433:
  1. Diverse" means culturally or linguistically diverse characteristics of a person, including:
  2.      (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.