Head Start touches the lives of more than 130,000 children and families in the four western states of Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada and the Pacific Region. Serving those children are more than 30,000 adults in a variety of roles. Each adult is essential to ensuring the child and families success.
The R9HSA believes in elevating the work of the staff in our local programs. Supporting you to achieve your dreams.
For 2021 we are opening our scholarships up to all full-time employees and to members of your Parent Policy Council/Committee.
Each Year, Region 9 Head Start Association reviews the available resources and establishes criteria for eligibility to apply for available funds. For 2021 the following criteria will determine if an applicant may apply.
Funds won will be directed to your school for use on tuition, fees, books, and materials. The Scholarship and awards committee will review each qualified applicant to determine need and commitment to the applicant’s educational goals.
1. If you are interested in applying, you must complete this questionnaire. Once we have your application on file, the staff at R9HSA will contact you by email.
Click here to access the questionnaire
2. Once you are notified by R9HSA. Applicants must submit a completed application online and on time as well as two letters of recommendation – one from a professor/teacher/academic advisor; one from a supervisor, and a copy of their unofficial transcripts.
All applications will be verified by an R9HSA staff. Agency Directors will be contacted to confirm applicants’ good standing with their agency indicated on the application.
1. Applicants must be full-time employees or members of a grantee’s Policy Council/Committee of an agency holding current membership in the Region 9 Head Start Association.
2. Applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited degree-granting institution pursuing an Associates, Bachelors or Graduate degree in Early Education, Human or Family Development, Health (Mental Health and Nutrition), Administrative Services, or fields of study essential to the delivery of high-quality services to children and families. Scholarship funds awarded will be for upcoming educational costs. The amount of the award will vary according to category.
For more information, contact R9HSA at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 916-259-0971 ext. 103.
For donations, please contact Ed Condon at email@example.com.
|Alejandro Martinez-Mata||Goleta||CA||Community Action Commission of Santa Barbara County|
|Amanda Olvera||Casa Grande||AZ||Pinal Gila Community Child Services, Inc.|
|Ana Quezada||Visalia||CA||Tulare County Office of Education Child Care|
|Ari Rojas||San Diego||CA||Neighborhood House Association|
|Brandi Thompson||Elko||NV||Head Start/Early Head Start of Northeastern Nevada|
|Cedrick Ondra||Kailua Kona||HI||Family Support Services of West Hawaii|
|Cheri Moring||Springcreek||NV||Head Start/Early Head Start of Northeastern Nevada|
|Cinthia Valencia Magana||Visalia||CA||Tulare County Office of Education|
|Cristal Santana||Salinas||CA||Community Action Partnership San Luis Obispo County|
|Darshan Kaur||Sacramento||CA||Sacramento County Head Start Seta|
|Denise Bernal||Reedley||CA||Tulare County Office of Education|
|Diana Cruz||Inglewood||CA||Crystal Stairs, Inc.|
|Erica Garcia||Los Angeles||CA||Crystal Stairs, Inc.|
|Gabriela Guerrero||Los Angeles||CA||Children's Institute Inc. Head Start/Early Head Start|
|Iris Avelar||Modesto||CA||Stanislaus County Office of Education|
|Jazmine Carvajal||Oakland||CA||YMCA of the East Bay|
|Jessica W. Stading||Susanville||CA||Sierra Cascade Family Opportunities|
|Katie Warner||Spring Creek||NV||Head Start/Early Head Start of Northeastern Nevada|
|Michelle Preciado-Martinez||San Diego||CA||Neighborhood House Association|
|Nadia Padilla||Ukiah||CA||North Coast Opportunities, Inc.|
|Patricia E. Miranda||Yuma||AZ||Chicanos Por La Causa|
|Roxanne Amerigian||Spring Creek||NV||Head Start/Early Head Start of Northeastern Nevada|
|Tara Fields||Winton||CA||Merced County Office of Education Head Start|
|Tracie Grant||Elko||NV||Head Start/Early Head Start of Northeastern Nevada|
|Vicky Rodriguez||Chatsworth||CA||Child Care Resource Center|
|Yesenia Ambriz||Oxnard||CA||child development resources|
I have been to management workshops, not leadership training. This has totally changed my perspective and encouraged me to propel forward in developing my skills.
I am honored and humbled to be a recipient of the Region 9 Head Start Association’s Legacy Scholarship. The scholarship helped me get one step closer to achieving my goal of becoming a Head Start Director.
I took part in The disproportionate impact of COVID 19, and how to provide “real” support for black/brown children and families and I just want to say this was an amazing webinar. I hope we can look forward to further conversation on this topic.
Thank you so much for making events like this! I really enjoyed and learned so much teaching strategies to implement STEM in the classroom.
The HR Network was an excellent opportunity to network and learn the best practices from other HR professionals within Head Start programs. You will be amazed by the level of talent and experience of the participants.
The Summer Camp training was powerful and inspiring! Each presenter was very engaging, it’s hard to even pick a favorite session!
The Leadership Challenge training was very relevant to my work as a Head Start leader! Great facilitation; stayed with the program yet allowed time for individual and small group reflections.
Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.