Scholarships for child care professionals

Early Childhood Education

UPDATE: Bishop State is hosting an information session to discuss the Leadership  in Child Care Scholarship. It will take place on April 17, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. on the Main Campus in the Yvonne Kennedy Business Technology Center Auditorium located at 351 North Broad Street, Mobile, AL 36603. Click here to RSVP. For more information, contact Sheria Mitchell at (251) 405-7085 or smitchell@bishop.edu.

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Scholarships are now available for students or potential students interested in earning a degree or certificate in Early Childhood Education at Bishop State! The Leadership in Child Care Scholarship provides financial assistance (tuition and select fees) to qualified child care professionals who are working in licensed or exempt from licensure child care facilities in Alabama.

Applicants must be enrolled or interested in enrolling into the Early Childhood Education program at Bishop State. The college offers an Early Childhood Education Associate in Applied Science degree (AAS), a Paraprofessional Training Certificate, as well as a CDA Credential.

Watch this video about the impact this scholarship can have on child care providers.
Check out the brochure for the Leadership in Child Care Scholarship.
Click here to download the scholarship application.

To apply for this scholarship, child care professionals must download or print the application and complete it in its entirety. Applicants must apply to Bishop State for admission and are encouraged to apply for financial aid prior to submitting the Leadership in Child Care Scholarship application. Be sure to contact Bishop State’s Student Services Specialist, Sheria Mitchell, to obtain the signature required to complete Page 5 of the application. Ms. Mitchell can be reached via email at smitchell@bishop.edu or call (251) 405-7085.

Completed application (including the student services specialist’s signature) and verification information must be sent directly to the Leadership in Child Care Scholarship Program at the Alabama Community College System for consideration. The address is:

Alabama Community College System
Leadership in Child Care Scholarship
Post Office Box 302130
Montgomery, AL 36130-2130
(334) 293-4552 – Telephone

The Alabama Community College System must receive applications no later than June 1st for Fall Semester enrollment and September 1st for Spring and Summer Semester enrollment. All applicants will receive a letter stating whether or not they have been selected to receive the scholarship.

For more information, visit the Leadership in Child Care Scholarship webpage on the Alabama Community College System’s website. If you have any additional questions, contact Sheria Mitchell at smitchell@bishop.edu or (251) 405-7085.