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MSU Denver is one of 12 institutions nationwide to receive funding from the Hawkins grant, which aims to support potential teachers from historically under-served populations by expanding teacher-preparation programs.
MSU Denver will use a portion of the grant to provide 15 scholarships per semester to paraprofessionals working in Denver Public Schools Designated Qualifying Schools where more than 70% of students are eligible for free and reduced lunch and over 80% “minority” population (per Colorado Department of Education).
Scholarships are for potential MSU Denver School of Education students with historically under-served identities (i.e. students who identify as racially/ethnically diverse, LGBTQ, first-generation college students, and/or students with disabilities).
Scholarships amounts are based on a sliding scale (depending on number of credits per semester). To qualify for a scholarship, students must declare interest in a School of Education undergraduate major on their MSU Denver application.
To receive the Bilingual Specialist amount, students must declare interest in a School of Education undergraduate major on their application and enroll in a Bilingual Education Specialist course taught in Spanish.
|Credits per semester||Education major only||Education major + bilingual specialist|
|6 to 8||$500||$1,000|
|9 to 11||$1,550||$2,000|
|12 to 14||$2,500||$3,250|
|15 to 18||$3,200||$3,950|
Check out the slide deck from our Hawkins Scholarship presentation below for more information.