Montessori Northwest Scholarships
The mission of MNW’s Scholarship Fund is to increase access to Montessori training, and to expand diversity and inclusion in Montessori education.
Scholarship funds come directly from Montessori Northwest donors, partnering schools and businesses. The 2019 scholarships awards will be $1000 or $2000. For more information about partnering with MNW, click here.
There are two scholarship opportunities for individuals who have been accepted into any Montessori Northwest training course. Applicants may fill out one form to be eligible for both scholarships. Current scholarship opportunities are:
Montessori Northwest Learning to Leading Fund
Provides tuition assistance to qualified applicants from Montessori programs that are actively serving communities in need. Priority consideration given to:
Those who demonstrate two years of past employment in a public or tuition-free program in Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, or Montana
Those who demonstrate a commitment for continued employment in a public or tuition-free program in Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, or Montana
Those who demonstrate financial need
Montessori Northwest Education Advancement Fund
Provides tuition assistance to applicants currently working with children and dedicated to serving children in the future. Priority consideration given to:
Classroom assistants in a Montessori classroom
Teachers who have a non-AMI Montessori diploma
Teachers in a traditional education setting
Teachers who hold an AMI diploma and would like AMI training at another level
Individuals with a work history demonstrating their dedication to serving children
Those who demonstrate financial need
Montessori Northwest Scholarship Application Information
2019 Scholarship applications will be accepted March 1 through May 1. The due date is May 1st. Applications will be reviewed in the order received. The committee will notify all scholarship applicants in mid-May.
To apply, you must first be accepted into a Montessori Northwest training course.
All applicants must submit the following:
Montessori Northwest Scholarship Application (available soon).
Cover Letter - in several paragraphs describe your employment history and how you meet the criteria of the scholarship fund
2016 & 2017 Federal Tax returns - used to determine financial need
If you have any questions about Montessori Northwest scholarships, please contact us at: email@example.com or call 503-963-8992.
Montessori Northwest Scholarships are made possible through contributions from alumni, the Montessori community, and other valued supporters. Click here to donate.
Other scholarship opportunities
Veterans Education Benefits
MNW is proud to have the opportunity to help Veterans utilize their VA Educational Benefits. For more information please contact our Admissions Department at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Margaret E. Stephenson Scholarship (MES)
Eligible applicants must be US Citizens or residents, demonstrate financial need and already be accepted in an AMI training course. Administered through AMI. Awards range from $500 - $5,000. In 2017, $56,000 was dispersed among 18 students.
MES Deadline: May 1st of each year for both summer and academic year courses. Check the AMI/USA website for the most up-to-date information.
Pride Foundation’s scholarship program is committed to supporting LGBTQ and allied students that:
Show leadership potential either within the LGBTQ community and/or within their field of study
Lack a broader LGBTQ community support system
Face additional barriers to educational access, including students who are economically, racially, socially, geographically, or politically disenfranchised.
Demonstrate significant financial need
Applicants must be a resident of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington but may study elsewhere. Applicants are considered a resident of one of these states if they A. Currently live within that state and have done so for at least three months prior to the application deadline B. Have lived within that state for at least one year at any time within the five years prior to the application deadline.
Scholarship applications are completed online through the Pride Foundation or the GSBA Scholarship Fund websites and are due on Friday, January 11, 2019. Check the Pride Foundation website for most up-to-date information.