As the name suggests, this memorial scholarship is named after Ruby Janice Darensbourg, who was appointed for teaching African American students in one-room rural schools in the East Baton Rouge Parish school system. Her dedication towards the education and development of black children remains a remarkable memory, and her selfless service is being honored through this scholarship. This scholarship is for those who have completed at least half of the required credit hours to complete a Practitioner Teacher Alternate Certification program approved by the Louisiana Department of Education and are seeking certification in either elementary or early childhood education. The amount earned upon winning will provide financial aid to students and help them complete their programs with less financial burden.
A number of documents are required that you need to know about before proceeding with your applications. Students are required to produce recent academic transcripts, a resume if you are employed as a teacher, 2 Letter of Recommendations, and a Personal Statement with reasons of your choosing the field of Teaching.
The Ruby J. Darensbourg Cook Memorial Scholarship is being offered by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation to financially support students who are hoping to educate young generations and build a better future through the power of education. By honoring the legacy of Cook, the organization hopes to assist those who want to make a difference in the lives of children through their passion for teaching and help children build a bright future that waits ahead for them.
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|Organization||Baton Rouge Area Foundation|
|Amount||Up to $1500|
|Number of Awards||One|
|Application Deadline||August 12, 2021|
|Application Fees||Not required|
|Requirements||Recent academy transcript, a resume, 2 letters of tecommendations, and a personal statement|
Who is Eligible?
This scholarship is open to candidates who have completed at least half of the required credit hours to complete a Practitioner Teacher Alternate Certification program approved by the Louisiana Department of Education and the students seeking certification in either Elementary or Early Childhood Education.
How to Apply?
The application must be made online along with the required documents, including a recent academic transcript, a Resume detailing career before pursuing education, a Letter of Recommendation from the school placement principal and another one from a current professor, and lastly, a Personal Statement that states the reason of your choosing to work as a Teacher.
The winning applicant will receive a total amount of $1500 as a scholarship that can be used as semester fees for your enrolled programs.
Students who meet the required criteria must submit their applications by August 12, 2021.