As the Latino population in the United States continues to grow, the number of Latino school children grows as well. In fact, it is projected that Latino children will make up 25 percent of the school-age population by the year 2025. Currently, the proportion of Latino school administrators, as compared to students, is disproportionally low. One must ask: How can this disparity be corrected?
The mission of ALAS-Utah is to develop and support current aspiring Latino educators, helping them advance into positions of leadership. Accordingly, ALAS-Utah is offering a $5,000 scholarship to an aspiring Latino school educator. The recipient will be announced at the annual ALAS-Utah Summit on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Scholarship monies will be made payable to the recipient’s institution of higher learning over two years at the rate of $2500 per year, with the 2nd payment dependent upon successful completion of the first year in the program. (If the recipient is in the last year of the program, the entire $5K will be awarded.)
Please take advantage of this opportunity and apply if
- You are an aspiring Latino educator, and
- You are currently enrolled in (or have been accepted into) an educational leadership program that leads to an administrative license. The program must be administered (1) at a Utah college or university or (2) by way of an online program while the candidate resides in Utah.