Kelley Family Endowed Teacher Opportunity Scholarship Fund

The Kelley Family Endowed Teacher Opportunity Scholarship was inspired by the Schools of Opportunity project that recognizes high schools in Colorado and throughout the United States that are engaged in research-based practices focused on closing gaps in opportunity, regardless of the students they serve (

The goal of the scholarship is to support the careers of similarly committed public school teachers or prospective teachers dedicated to providing meaningful, culturally relevant learning opportunities for diverse students in inclusive settings, both in and out of the classroom. Distributions from the Fund will be used to provide scholarship awards for graduate or undergraduate students (which may include research-related expenses) enrolled in the School at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Preference will be given to qualified, equity-minded, secondary teachers enrolled in a CU Boulder School of Education MA or undergraduate program who currently work in or are committed to work in a public middle or high school that includes historically underrepresented, underserved students and higher percentages of students impacted by poverty.

If there are no qualified applicants meeting the previously mentioned criteria, scholarships may be awarded to students enrolled in MA or undergraduate teacher programs who demonstrate similar equity-focused commitments and teach or hope to teach in a public elementary school with demographic characteristics described above.

Scholarships will be awarded for one academic year and are renewable up to three years based on criteria established by the University.

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