Scholarships for Montessori Northwest Training

Montessori Northwest offers scholarships for 30% - 50% off tuition to those who have already applied and been accepted to a course offered by Montessori Northwest.
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Montessori Northwest offers three main types of scholarships for individuals who have already been accepted into any Montessori Northwest training course. Applicants can fill out one form to be eligible for all three scholarships. Successful candidates will be awarded a tuition credit toward their final tuition payment and must be a student in good standing at that time. Current scholarship funds are:

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

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

Second Career Fund
Provides tuition assistance to applicants who are making a major career change. Priority considerations given to:

  • Those who have not previously been working in education
  • Those who demonstrate financial need

Application Information

Applications considered in the order received.

  • Summer Seattle Area Primary Course Deadline:  June 15, 2017
  • Academic Year Elementary Course Deadline: July 15, 2017
  • Academic Year Primary Course Deadline: August 15, 2017  

Applicants notified within 15 days of deadline.

To apply, please submit the following:

  • Montessori Northwest Application Form - click here to download
  • Cover Letter - please describe your employment history and how you fit the criteria of the scholarship fund
  • 2015 & 2016 Federal Tax returns - used to determine financial need through third-party assessment

If you have any questions about MNW Scholarships, please contact us at: or call 503-963-8992.


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:


Margaret E. Stephenson Scholarship
Administered through AMI. Awards range from $500 - $5,000. Eligible applicants must be US Citizens or residents, demonstrate financial need and already be accepted in an AMI training course.

Deadline: May 1st of each year for both summer and academic year courses. Check the website for most up-to-date information. 


Pride Foundation
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:

  • Currently live within that state and have done so for at least three months prior to the application deadline; or
  • 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 12, 2018 at 4:00pm AKST | 5:00 pm PST | 6:00pm MST.

Check website for most up-to-date information.