Cultures of Character Scholarship (Open April through June)

The Cultures of Character Scholarship was established through the generosity of the Kern Family Foundation, which supports North Central’s commitment to foster cultures of character in schools, encourage leadership development for underserved communities, and support the development of underrepresented administrative candidates.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be newly enrolled into North Central College’s Master of Education Program, prior to the first course in the program, MEDU500.
  • Submit a completed scholarship application by the application deadline.
  • Agree to the participation expectations (see next section).

Participation Expectations:
Recipients of this scholarship are expected to:

  • Be fully engaged in coursework;
  • Promote the goals of the scholarship as an applicant currently underrepresented in administrative ranks; through service to an underserved community; or by commitment to fostering a culture of character in a PK-12 setting; and
  • Participate annually in at least two North Central College sponsored activities promoting the Educational Leadership Program and/or the scholarship and its goals.

Award Determinations:

  • Scholarships are available based on the student’s application criteria.
  • This annual scholarship is available for 20% to 40% off tuition for select candidates.
  • One application allows the student to be eligible for either award.
  • Students who apply for this scholarship are still eligible to apply for the Educational Alliance Partnership Grant.

Renewal:
Students who receive the Cultures of Character Scholarship are eligible for renewal of the scholarship in subsequent years provided they continue to meet the criteria and participation requirements.

  • Renewal candidates do not need to re-apply each year.
  • Renewal candidates will be verified each year by the Educational Leadership Program Coordinator.
  • Renewal of scholarships will be considered based on evaluation of the student’s continuing to meet the scholarship criteria and being in good standing with North Central College.

Award
This annual scholarship is available for 20% to 40% off tuition for select candidates.
Deadline
08/12/2020
Supplemental Questions
  1. What is your present place of employment (if any)? Please include your position, name of the school/institution, address, phone, and any additional notes pertaining to your current place of employment. If currently not employed, please enter "Currently not employed."
  2. To be eligible for this scholarship, the graduate student must be accepted to North Central College prior to the first course in the program, MEDU500.
  3. If applicable, explain how you qualify as a candidate underrepresented in administrative ranks. Please identify what specific "underrepresented" group you represent and how your role will enhance the administrative ranks. (If the statement does not apply, then leave blank.)
  4. If applicable, explain how you qualify as a candidate currently working with an underserved population. Please include characteristics of the population/setting that is underserved (e.g., school report card data). (If the statement does not apply, then leave blank.)
  5. If applicable, explain how you currently demonstrate a commitment to fostering a culture of character in your work setting. Please discuss your experiences, role, and interest in character education. (If the statement does not apply, then leave blank.)
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