Diversity Scholarships and License Reimbursements; Prevent Child Abuse Oregon Report and Webinar Series

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Administrator Diversity Scholarships and License Reimbursements Available

The Educator Advancement Council and the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) are pleased to offer two opportunities for diverse educators to receive financial assistance with expenses. These funds are intended to support and increase the number of diverse educators in Oregon. 

The Oregon Administrator Scholars Program (deadline December 30, 2020) is offering scholarships up to a maximum of $10,000 for the 2020-2021 academic year for racially and/or linguistically diverse administrator candidates accepted and enrolled in a TSPC-approved administrator program. The scholarships may be used to pay for classes, fees, and related costs. The License Expense Reimbursement Program (deadline June 20, 2021) assists diverse educators with expenses related to the cost of becoming licensed and/or renewing licenses, as well as provides reimbursement for testing fees (edTPA, ORELA, Praxis, etc.). Recipients can be current in-service teachers or administrators as well as student candidates enrolled in an Oregon educator preparation program.

These programs, in addition to the Oregon Teacher Scholars Program, create opportunities that strengthen the educator workforce to better support Oregon’s students.

For questions about the Oregon Administrator Scholarship Program or Licensure Reimbursement, please contact OASPScholarship.tspc@oregon.gov. For questions about the Oregon Teacher Scholarship Program, please contact Horalia Rangel. Thank you!

Prevent Child Abuse Oregon Report and Webinar Series

Prevent Child Abuse Oregon (PCAO) has completed a comprehensive study of the impact of COVID-19 on parents and families. Beginning January 2021, PCAO is launching a virtual emotional support series with Dr. Amy Stoeber, Licensed Psychologist and Trauma-Informed Consultant, along with a parent consultant titled “I DIDN’T SIGN UP FOR THIS.”  This series will validate the experiences of parents, address their concerns, and create a safe space for families to process stress in their current environment. It will offer tangible tools for parents to support their children and manage overwhelming stress. Please contact Pamela Heisler for more information.