The program awards one scholarship annually to a person of color who is enrolled in a teacher-preparation program at a college or university in Connecticut. Those eligible include African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and mixed-race individuals.
Students may apply after having been admitted into a teacher-preparation program in Connecticut. Applicants may be in their junior or senior year or pursuing a master’s degree.
A selection committee that includes respected educators from across the state reviews the applications and recommends the scholarship recipients to the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain, based on criteria established by the committee.
Students are invited to apply when classes begin for the fall semester. The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. on October 31.