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Nusenda Credit Union Educational Scholarship for APS Educational Assistants

Nusenda Credit Union is proud to support Albuquerque Public Schools Educational Assistants (EA) Scholarship. This scholarship is focused on assisting EA’s who are seeking a teacher certification through a higher education plan. The scholarship is to provide funding to EA’s who typically do not qualify for the state funded program during their student teaching.

Application deadline:  January 15, 2021

Candidates will be notified by:  March 1, 2021

Candidates for the scholarship, must be:

  • Currently employed APS Educational Assistants (EAs).

Some key components of the scholarship:

The scholarship will support EA 1 and EA 2, online degree programs which include:

  • EA 1 – Approximately two years of higher education and needs at least 60 college credits.
  • EA-2 – Approximately one to one in half years of higher education and has a bachelor degree but not teaching credentials 
  • The scholarship(s) will be awarded throughout the APS district on an as-needed basis.
  • The scholarship can be denied if appropriate documentation and information are not provided.  
  • The scholarship can be awarded either fully or partially, depending on the request.

Criteria for Funding:

The scholarship(s) will be given to Educational Assistants who:

  • Work for APS traditional and magnet schools.
  • Plan to teach for APS after receiving their teaching certificate.
  • Have a need for funding, and do not qualify for the state funding program.

Award Amount:

Awards to qualifying Educational Assistants shall not exceed $3,500.