National Alliance of Black School Educators Launches Scholarship Sponsored by Curriculum Associates to Support Rising Black School District Leaders

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Applications for the 2021 NABSE $10,000 Scholarship Award are now being accepted through September 30, 2021

The National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) recently launched the 2021 NABSE $10,000 Scholarship Award to promote and increase Black representation at the highest levels in school districts nationwide. The inaugural award, which is sponsored by Curriculum Associates, will be given to a qualified Black educator who is pursuing an advanced degree in educational leadership. Applications are being accepted through September 30, 2021.

“We recognize the need to develop a new generation of educational leaders, and—at this time in our country’s history—developing African-American and Hispanic leaders is especially important to the growth of the field,” said Fadhilika Atiba-Weza, executive director of NABSE. “We are appreciative of Curriculum Associates for sharing this vision and funding this scholarship as part of our strategic partnership.”

All NABSE members who are aspiring superintendents and currently enrolled in—or have been accepted into—an advanced degree program in education at a college or university are encouraged to apply for the award. All applicants must submit the scholarship application form, an up-to-500-word essay on how an advanced degree will contribute to the goal of becoming a school district leader and further the goals of NABSE, a resume, a brief biography, and three letters of recommendation.

The scholarship recipient will be recognized during the Awards Banquet at the 49th Annual NABSE Conference, taking place November 10–14, 2021 in Los Angeles, CA.

“For decades, NABSE has been a champion of equity in education through its ongoing support of Black students and educators alike,” said Rob Waldron, CEO of Curriculum Associates. “We value and recognize the important work of the organization and are proud to sponsor this scholarship, which will go a long way in supporting the professional advancement of a standout educator.”

To learn more about NABSE and the $10,000 Scholarship Award, visit To learn more about Curriculum Associates, visit

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