A full-tuition scholarship is now available year-round for current childcare professionals to obtain certifications and degrees in early childhood education.

The Leadership in Child Care Scholarship, which covers students’ tuition and a number of fees required to pursue child development credentials, is now available in the fall, spring, and summer semesters at Bishop State Community College.

Qualified students must be currently employed at a childcare center or family and group home. Students also must be seeking one of the following Child Development/Early Care and Education Studies certifications or degrees:

  • Child Development Associate (CDA)
  • Short-term certificate
  • Long-term certificate
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

The Early Childhood Program at Bishop State Community College now offers its Early Childhood classes online.

“Those who work with young children have a special calling and we’re thrilled that this scholarship program has helped so many students earn the credentials they need to better care for Alabama’s children,” said Virginia Frazer, Program Assistant for the Leadership in Child Care Scholarship. “Expanding this scholarship to the summer semester will allow even more childcare providers the opportunity and flexibility to apply and complete their course of study in early childhood development.”

The scholarships originated in 1999 and are made available through funding from the Department of Human Resources.

Bishop State’s summer term is scheduled to begin Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Students interested applying for this scholarship should:

  1. Apply for admission to Bishop State
  2. Apply for Financial Aid
  3. Submit your application for the Leadership Alabama Scholarship by April 1, 2020

Once you have completed the steps above, contact Ms. Sheria Mitchell, our Program Coordinator at 251-405-7085, or via email at smitchell@bishop.edu to assist you in continuing the registration process.

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