The Bertram L. Ashe Educational Foundation is pleased to announce that scholarship applications for the 2022-2023 academic school year are now available. The foundation annually awards 2-4 scholarships ranging from $350-$1,000 to selected qualified applicants. Applicants for Bertram L. Ashe Educational Foundation Scholarships must be Black/African American, US citizens or permanent residents, and currently in pursuit of an undergraduate or graduate degree.
The application deadline is November 25, 2022. We encourage eligible applicants to click here to download an application.
Source: Now Accepting Scholarship Applications for 2022
Updated Despite a dramatic decline in suspensions as students moved to remote learning during the pandemic, Black children and those in special education were disciplined far more often than white students and those in general education, according to a recent New York University study. The report also indicates students’ behavior may have worsened this past […]
Source: New Study: Black, Special Ed Students Punished at Greater Rate Through Pandemic
The police strip-search at school of Child Q caused outrage. But experts say it is just one example of how black children are perceived as more mature – and culpable – than white peers
Source: ‘They saw me as calculating, not a child’: how adultification leads to black children being treated as criminals
California districts are using pathway programs to hire more Black teachers and taking other steps to retain them.
A growing body of research shows that Black students who have at least one Black teacher growing up are more likely to graduate high school and enroll in college than those who don’t.
California still woefully lacks
Experts attribute the lack of Black K-12 teachers in California to a number of barriers, including underrepresentation in teacher credentialing programs, as well as workplace discrimination that prompts some to leave the profession.
Source: How California districts seek to recruit, retain Black teachers amid shortage
This year it was with great pleasure that the Bertram L. Ashe Educational Foundation was able to give scholarships to three deserving college students to help further their education.
We know that it is donors like you that assist us in providing the help that these students need to help them reach the next level of their educational goals and we are grateful for those of you who have already provided your year-end support.
Since 2017 we have been able to provide over $5,000 in scholarships to students and with your help, we will be able to continue to help emerging members of our community succeed in their academic careers.