PAT Scholarship for Aspiring Educators of Color

The deadline to apply for our recently launched PAT Scholarship for Aspiring Educators of Color is the end of business, April 23rd, 2021.

Please encourage students of color and PPS employees of color, who are seeking to start a career as a certified educator, to apply!

Two scholarships will be awarded to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) students seeking a rewarding future career in education. 

  • One $6,000 scholarship will be awarded to a Portland Public Schools graduating senior who plans on enrolling in a college or university program to begin their journey towards becoming an educator. Download the application here.
  • One $6,000 scholarship to a Portland Public Schools employee (not PAT eligible) currently enrolled in a university program to become a certified educator. Any classified or non-represented employees, such as bus drivers, para-educators, community agents, custodians, and nutrition services workers are eligible to apply. Download the application here.

Applications are linked above and available on the PAT websitePlease contact kelly.mck[email protected] with questions about the application process.