Yes, we are open to either full-time or part-time employees. We only ask that applicants are enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education pursuing a post-secondary degree
Yes, this year we are focused on supporting staff who are pushing or close to finish their degree. It might be an AA or BA/BS degree — that does not matter. It might also be a graduate degree — MA/MS or Ed.D/PhD.
Click here to check the roster. If the agency is a member, you receive the benefits of membership. This includes those who work for a Family Child Care Home that is a contractor to a R9HSA member; the benefits of membership apply to you. If you are not sure if your agency is a member, contact Lindsey Knox at firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes, as long as you attend a 2-year or 4-year, accredited institution. It does not matter if it is a traditional, in-person, online, or hybrid program, with some online and some in-person coursework. You will be asked to submit your most recent transcripts.
Submit the following with your application:
The transcripts should be from the current semester — Winter 2022 or Spring 2023. Transcripts are used to verify that you are taking 12 or more units and/or the type of institution you are attending. Transcripts do not need to be official or sealed.
Yes, we do not have limits on the number of times you may apply and win. You may apply again whether you won last year or did not win.
Yes, the goal is to support staff who are working on their education now or in the near future. But Funds cannot be held for you until you start attending college. They must be applied to the next semester costs. You can ask the institution to apply any unused funds to the semester after that. For more information contact Lindsey Knox at email@example.com
The scholarship funds are deposited directly with the institution you are enrolled with. Most colleges and universities have personnel who can assist you in securing the information you will need to apply the funds to your school account.
June 7, 2023 application deadline, June 27, 2023 winner announcement
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.