Kelley Family Endowed Teacher Opportunity Scholarship Fund

The Kelley Family Endowed Teacher Opportunity Scholarship Fund goal is to build the careers of teachers as school leaders who plan to stay in the profession and who are committed to creating meaningful, culturally relevant learning opportunities for diverse students in inclusive settings, both in and out of the classroom. The teachers selected for participation in this Fund should have support and encouragement from school administrators to engage in this work and to build a platform to bring new ideas back to the school. Distributions from the Fund will be used to provide scholarship awards for graduate students (which may include research-related expenses) for Master of Arts (MA) students enrolled in the School at the University of Colorado Boulder. Recipients will be equity-minded public school teachers working in a recognized School of Opportunity anywhere in the United States who are interested in improving their own and their school’s practices through one of the School’s CU Boulder MA programs. Preference will be given to students who are new to an MA program. If there are no applicants who fit the aforementioned criteria, scholarships may be awarded to MA students who are equity-minded Colorado public school teachers committed to providing all students access to rich, challenging and supported opportunities. Each scholarship recipient should be a teacher from a school that serves historically underrepresented, underserved students and higher percentages of students impacted by poverty. 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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Supplemental Questions
  1. Do you work at a School of Opportunity? (If you are unsure, see list at
  2. Are you a teacher (in a School of Opportunity or otherwise) currently working at a Colorado school that serves historically underrepresented groups and/or high proportions of students in poverty?
  3. What is the name of the school where you are currently employed?
  4. What position do you hold at the school where you currently work? (i.e. "Second Grade Teacher")
  5. Please describe your passion for education and why you believe it is important.
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