Janice Jones Scholarships for Prospective Teachers
(Two $400 Awards)
The American Association for Employment in Education (AAEE), an organization which promotes professional standards and practices in teacher preparation and job recruitment, recognizes that a.) there is a shortage of college students from racial/ethnic minority groups preparing for careers in teaching, and b.) there is a shortage of candidates preparing for careers in certain
teaching fields, for example physics and mathematics. This scholarship program is designed to address these special needs. Only students from colleges holding membership in AAEE are eligible to participate.
Candidates for these awards will be enrolled in a teacher preparation program through an accredited institution of higher education and will continue in the Spring 2012 semester as full-time students. Actual dollars will be awarded in the Spring 2012 semester, directly to the student. This award is a one-time, non-renewable grant designed to assist in the career development
of these promising teacher candidates in the identified critical need areas.
Students applying for the Scholarship for Diversity in Teaching must be members of a racial or ethnic minority group formally accepted in any teacher certification major. Students applying for the Critical Need Teacher Scholarship must be any student formally accepted in a "critical need area" as identified by the AAEE Executive Board based on "Supply and Demand" research (see
list at bottom of page). Students will submit the application, official transcripts, and a one-page essay. Candidates will be selected through a consideration of their academic success, service to college and/or community, and potential to achieve excellence as a teacher. Students may apply for both scholarships, but would be eligible to win only one.
Applications will be available through the AAEE college representatives; the AAEE college reps will also distribute guidelines and applications to key people on their campuses beginning in June 2011. Applications and official transcripts will be due postmarked by the October 1, 2011 deadline, and forwarded to the AAEE Scholarship Committee through the Director of Awards and
Recognitions. The Scholarship Committee will make recommendations (including alternates) to the AAEE Executive Board prior to its annual Fall meeting. Recipients will be informed of their status and awarded monies during the Spring semester 2012.
Areas of Certification Approved for the "Critical Need" Teacher Scholarship:
Consumer & Family Studies
Foreign Languages (including ESL and Bilingual)
Library Science/Media Specialist
Sciences (all fields)
Technology Education/Industrial Arts
Special Education (all categories, including Speech Pathology)