Students in the UW Danforth Educational Leadership Program are eligible for a number of special scholarships and other forms of financial assistance. To be considered for these scholarships, you should fill out an application form no later than January 15.
The Kreielsheimer Endowment for Seattle School Principals and Leaders provides fellowship awards to students in the Danforth Education Leadership Program. Students must be currently working in Seattle Public Schools and plan to complete their internship in Seattle as well. Selection is based on academic merit and recommendations from Seattle School districts, the Danforth program director and the Danforth admissions committee.
Fellowship recipients agree to complete the Danforth program on schedule and make a reasonable, good faith effort to seek and accept appropriate employment as a school principal or administrator in Seattle Public Schools. If such employment is unavailable, recipients shall make a reasonable, good faith effort to seek and accept appropriate employment as a school principal or administrator at a school in Washington state. However, fellowship recipients will not be required to accept a position with SPS or in Washington state as a condition of the acceptance of the fellowship. Preference will be given to students who reduce their workload to less than 100 percent FTE. (Multiple awards of up to $10,000 each.)
Washington Mutual Diversity Leader Endowed Fellowship
The Washington Mutual Diversity Leader Endowment Fellowship provides fellowship awards to graduate students in the UW College of Education. The fellowship has a preference for students who are members of disenfranchised and underserved communities, including communities of color, and who aspire to become public K-12 school principals, superintendents and education leaders. Selection is based on academic merit and recommendations from the Danforth program director and the Danforth admissions committee. (Multiple awards of up to $10,000 each.)
John E. Corbally Endowed Fellowship and Scholarship
The purpose of the John E. Corbally Endowed Fellowship and Scholarship is to provide support to students in the principal or educational leadership program who are currently serving at the secondary school level. This gift was established in 1984 in memory of Dr. John E. Corbally, a faculty member who joined the UW College of Education in 1927. Selection is based on recommendations from the dean of the College of Education (or his or her designate), the Danforth program director and the Danforth admissions committee. (Corbally Fellowship, one award of up to $3,300; Corbally Scholarship, multiple awards of up to $2,000 each.)
TA Wilson Scholarship Fund in Education
TA Wilson recognized the value of a good education at an early age. After receiving his degree in aeronautical engineering, Wilson had an illustrious career with Boeing, including serving as chairman of the board and CEO in 1972. The purpose of the T.A. Wilson Endowment is to provide support to students in the College of Education, in particular those in the principal or educational leadership programs. Selection is based on recommendations from the Danforth program director and the Danforth admissions committee. (One award of up to $2,240.)
Teach for America Alumni School Leader Fellowship
With funding from the Kern Family Foundation, the Teach for America (TFA) Alumni School Leader Fellowship provides fellowship awards to applicants to the Danforth Educational Leadership Program who are TFA alumni. Alumni status is defined as corps members who completed their two years in the corps and fulfilled their program requirements. Selection is based on recommendations from the TFA and Danforth scholarship committee. (Three awards of $10,000 each.)
Danforth Educational Leadership Scholarships
A small number of scholarships may be made available during winter and spring quarters to students currently enrolled in the Danforth program, depending on available program funds. These funds are awarded on the basis of unmet financial need, which is assessed through the FAFSA and the UW office of Student Financial Aid. Recent awards have ranged in size from $300 to $3,000 per eligible student. More information on these funds will be provided to enrolled students.
For more information and application details, contact us.