Do I need to be an active paid member to apply?
Yes, scholarships are a benefit for active paid members.
When are scholarships offered?
We offer scholarships once per year in the spring. The application cycle opens in March 2022 and closes on May 9, 2022. Scholarship recipients will be announced on July 1, 2022.
Which scholarships do I qualify for?
You may apply for scholarships under your current level of study and/or practice. For example, a senior undergraduate student graduating in May is eligible for undergraduate opportunities. A P-12 teacher who is also earning a master’s degree may apply for both practicing teacher opportunities and masters opportunities.
Can I apply for multiple scholarships?
Yes, you may apply for as many scholarships for which you qualify. Only one application per individual may be submitted for each scholarship opportunity, and a member may only receive one scholarship per cycle. If an individual is the top candidate in multiple opportunities, they will be awarded the scholarship with the largest financial award.
Can I see the application questions in advance?
You may download a copy of the questions here to prepare and save a copy of your answers.
What are acceptable formats for my documents to upload?
We request documents be PDF or Word doc file types.
Do you require official transcripts?
No, unofficial transcripts are accepted. Undergraduate and graduate student applications should include a current transcript(s) of all college work completed to date. Doctoral-level applications should include an approved program prospectus or course of study. Please note that a delay may occur in requesting this information from your institution, which you may need to plan for when completing your online application.
Who should write my letter of reference?
At least one reference letter (given to student for submittal) should be included per application. If you are a member of a KDP chapter, you may provide a reference letter, signed by your Chapter Counselor, education professor, or program advisor, noting either (a) your participation in the chapter, particularly the scope of involvement and leadership positions; or (b) your potential as a teacher leader and a contributing scholar. If you attend an institution with no active KDP chapter, you may provide a reference letter signed by an education professor, program advisor, or dissertation supervisor that attests to your potential as a scholarly professional educator and notes the type and extent of your involvement in leadership roles held in your graduate program and/or your teaching in supervisory positions. If you are a doctoral scholarship applicant, you may provide a reference letter signed by your faculty dissertation supervisor/advisor that attests to your scholarly and professional potential and how your research fills a void in currently available research. If you have been admitted to a doctoral program but have not established a dissertation supervisor, a reference letter can be submitted from a previous graduate program advisor.
Who do I contact if I have further questions about applying?
Please reach out to Heather Lloyd at firstname.lastname@example.org, who will be able to assist you.