During the 5 years of the LACTE project, scholarships totaling $500,000
were distributed to future teachers at the two-year colleges, four-year
institutions, and to post-baccalaureate students working on their
teaching credentials. Scholarships
were important for retention of these prospective teachers; about 50
LACTE students received NSF-supported scholarships of $500 to $4000 each
year. To receive these
scholarships, students were required to show not only academic ability,
but also interest in and commitment to teaching.
For some recipients, the scholarship allowed them to go to school
full time instead of part time, or to complete their credential rather
than entering teaching on an emergency permit.
Scholarship applications were accepted twice during each academic
year so that awards could be granted for the fall and spring semesters.
Both the Scholarship Application Form and the Letter of Reference Form
are available below in PDF format.
of Reference Form