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Scholarship Opportunities: Microsoft and Lane County Pathways to Teaching Scholarships!

As part Teach Oregon work and in collaboration with partners across Lane County, Springfield is participating in the Lane County Pathways in Education Program. The Pathways Program will award scholarships to support local residents who are interested in pursuing a career in education.

Do you know someone who wants to pursue a career in teaching?
The Pathways in Education Program will award scholarships ranging from $2,500 – $15,000 (based on educational need) to successful applicants. The funds are intended to assist students who wish to further their career in teaching, but not intended to completely fund an individual’s education.

The Pathways program is working to diversify our teaching force in three ways: linguistically, culturally, and socio-economically.
We are actively seeking people who speak multiple languages, are culturally diverse, and/or are first-generation college students. Meeting one of these descriptors is required in order to be eligible for the Teacher Pathways program.

Pathways in Education information and application information:
( Please share with individuals who you think would benefit from this program. When applying into the program, candidates must complete the online application; located here: Questions about the program can be answered by contacting Nicole Reyes (541-726-3207 or

The timeline is advancing quickly. Please share the brochure and application information with interested people as soon as possible.
February 18 = Applications available
February 24 = Online applications are due by 5:00 PM
March 8 = Interviews (selected applicants will need to be available from 12:00 – 4:00 PM)
3rd Week in March = Orientation meeting and signing of contracts
May 1 = Applications due to University of Oregon, Pacific University, and Northwest Christian University

In addition- Please Note Microsoft Scholarship opportunity!

2017 Blacks at Microsoft Scholarships is available for the high-school senior students of African descent who Plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, or select business programs and have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher.

Scholarship: Blacks at Microsoft Scholarships

Eligibility: African-American, African, or Ethiopian students

Application Deadline: March 1, 2017

Award: $5000 for up to four years for a total of $20,000

Application Link: Blacks at Microsoft Scholarships