Inclusive Education Scholarship Program 2017 (Fully Funded)

Inclusive Education Scholarship Program 2017 (Fully Funded)

Deadline: December 2, 2016

The Inclusive Education Scholarship Program offers awards to individuals from China, Czech Republic, Ukraine, and selected countries in Africa and Latin America for an 18 month Master of Education degree. The program’s objective is to provide education advocates and professionals with a foundation in the principles, values, and practices of inclusive education so that they will be equipped to lead reform of education policy and practice in their home countries.

With the knowledge and networks gained through the program, organizers expect that Fellows will deepen their understanding of all aspects of inclusion and play active roles in devising and implementing inclusive practices and policies.

Scholarship

The scholarship provides:

  • tuition and mandatory university fees;
  • monthly stipend for room, board, and other living expenses;
  • program-related travel;
  • accident and health insurance during the program;
  • funds for educational materials and professional development;
  • all costs associated with pre-academic summer program and annual conference;
  • support for students with disabilities to obtain reasonable accommodations necessary for participating in the program of study.

Eligibility

The Program does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.  Candidates with disabilities and those from marginalized communities are particularly encouraged to apply.  The competition is merit-based and open to those meeting the following criteria:

  • be  a citizen and legal resident of China;  Czech Republic; Ukraine; Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe; Argentina, or Peru at the time of application;
  • have work experience in education with a demonstrated interest in advancing inclusive education;
  • have an excellent academic record with a bachelor’s degree in teaching, public administration/policy, anthropology, social work, psychology, or related field—degree must be awarded by application deadline;
  • have demonstrated leadership in the  field of education;
  • be proficient in spoken and written English and able to meet university-designated minimum scores on standardized language tests;
  • be able to participate in an intensive academic writing program in Summer 2017;
  • be able to begin the graduate program in August 2017;
  • be able to receive and maintain visa or study permit to the United States;
  • demonstrate a clear commitment to return to home country to contribute to advancing inclusive education in their national contexts.

Selection Criteria

Competition is merit based, and selection is made on the basis of academic excellence, professional aptitude, leadership potential, and proven commitment to work to advance inclusive education in the home country.

For more information, visit Inclusive Education Scholarship.

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