PAT Scholarships for Aspiring Educators of Color

Recruiting, supporting, and retaining educators of color is crucial, for our students and for our profession. We are excited to award two scholarships to Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) 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.
  • One $6,000 scholarship will be awarded to a Portland Public Schools employee (PAT bargaining unit positions are not 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.

Scholarship applications will be accepted through April 19th, 2023. Please see the links below to download an application with instructions to apply.

Please contact [email protected] with questions about the application process.