Walden’s NEA Excellence in Public School Education FULL-TUITION Scholarship Program

Walden’s NEA Excellence in Public School Education Full-Tuition Scholarship Program awards full-tuition scholarships*† to NEA members who have made a positive impact on public education as a leader within their school or community. This scholarship was created to recognize the importance of leadership and social change in the public school system.

Scholarship Eligibility
To be eligible, you must:

Scholarship Criteria
To apply for a scholarship, you must:

  • Be an NEA member.
  • Submit an essay (see criteria below).
  • Include 1 letter of recommendation that specifically addresses applicant’s NEA local, state, or national association leadership, employment at a School Improvement Grant (SIG)  funded school , or have made a contribution towards achieving excellence in public school education.

Scholarship Application Process
You must submit an essay of no more than 1,000 words or one page describing:

  • Your past or current NEA leadership positions held at the local, state, or national level.
  • Your key activities and outcomes associated with the position.
  • The impact your association leadership activities have had on public education.
  • The actions you have taken to improve student success and/or outcomes at your school.
  • The link between your goals and activities and your program of study (for example: How will your Walden degree help you achieve your goals to improve public education?).

Application Deadlines:
You must email your essay and letter of recommendation to NEAscholarship@waldenu.edu by:

  • Monday, July 23, 2012, for the Sept. 4 start date.

*Not valid for Tennessee residents.
†Only one tuition-reduction benefit may be applied to tuition. If a scholarship is awarded, the NEA member is not eligible for the additional 10% member tuition-reduction benefit.

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