$10,000 Award to Be Given to Aspiring Black School Leader
The National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) has launched a new
award aimed at improving representation of black leaders in
schools. The 2021 award, sponsored by ed tech firm Curriculum
Associates, will be given to one black educator "pursuing an
advanced degree in educational leadership."
The award is open to all NABSE members who have been accepted to or
are currently enrolled in an advanced degree program in educational
leadership. Requirements include filling out an application form,
writing a brief essay and submitting a resume.
“We recognize the need to develop a new generation of educational
leaders, and—at this time in our country’s history—developing
African-American and Hispanic leaders is especially important to the
growth of the field,” said Fadhilika Atiba-Weza, executive director
of NABSE, in a prepared statement. “We are appreciative of
Curriculum Associates for sharing this vision and funding this
scholarship as part of our strategic partnership.”
“For decades, NABSE has been a champion of equity in education
through its ongoing support of Black students and educators alike,”
said Rob Waldron, CEO of Curriculum Associates. “We value and
recognize the important work of the organization and are proud to
sponsor this scholarship, which will go a long way in supporting the
professional advancement of a standout educator.”
The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2021. The award
recipient will be recognized at an event at the 49th-annual NABSE
conference, to be held in-person in Los Angeles Nov. 10–14.
Complete details can be found at nabse.org/scholarship-award.