Brian White Scholarships

Brian White Early Childhood Education Scholarship

The Michigan AEYC Brian White Early Childhood Education Scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student who is pursuing an associate’s degree in one of the following two areas: (a) Early Childhood Education or (b) Child Development.

The purpose of providing scholarships for these students is to encourage those with a passion for working with young children to continue their college degree in the field. This award was established in honor of Brian White, who through his soulful caring and tireless dedication to children, inspired so many others to do the same.

Each year, one award will be given to a student who, through his/her academic record and professional and community involvement, indicates a commitment to making a difference for young children, their schools and their communities. The award will be distributed fall semester.

An applicant must have completed a minimum of 30 semester credit hours (or their equivalent) with 6 credit hours in early childhood education to be eligible for the award. They must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and be pursuing their first post-secondary degree.

The Award:

  1. A scholarship of $1000, disbursed in the fall.
  2. A 1-year membership in Michigan AEYC
  3. A complimentary Michigan AEYC conference registration and one night lodging the year of the award.
  4. An invitation to attend the Michigan AEYC Annual Membership Meeting at the conference.

Application:

  1. Applicant must complete all parts of the application.
  2. An application is available on line at www.miaeyc.org or by calling the Michigan AEYC office.

Requirements:

  1. Applicant must have completed a minimum of 30 semester credit hours (or their equivalent) with 6 credit hours in early childhood education by the start of the next school year.
  2. Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  3. Applicant must be pursuing an associate’s degree in one of the following areas: (a) Early Childhood Education or (b) Child Development.
  4. Applicant must be attending an associate degree granting college in the State of Michigan that is regionally accredited. On-line degrees are not eligible.
  5. Applicant must be available for potential telephone interview in mid to late February.

Enclosures:

  1. A copy of a current college transcript(s). Does not have to be an official transcript.
  2. Two letters of recommendation; one of which must be from a faculty member who has had the applicant as a student in his or her class in the area of early childhood or child development. Applicant should get permission for a possible follow-up call by the Awards Committee. Letters of recommendation must be authored by someone unrelated to the applicant.

Brian White Leadership Scholarship for Men in Early Childhood

The Michigan AEYC Brian White Leadership Scholarship for Men in Early Childhood will be awarded to a male undergraduate student who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in one of the following three areas: (a) Early Childhood Education (b) Elementary Education with early childhood endorsement or (c) Child Development (Family Community Services, Children and Families, Child Care, Family Studies).

The purpose of providing scholarships for these students is to encourage men to pursue careers in the field of early childhood education and to develop a base for future leadership both in the profession and in the organization (Michigan AEYC). This award was established in honor of Brian White, who through his soulful caring and tireless dedication to children, inspired so many others to do the same.

Each year, one award will be given to a male student who, through his academic record and professional and community involvement, indicates strong leadership skills in the field of early childhood education. The award will be distributed in the fall semester.

An applicant must have completed a minimum of 60 semester credit hours (or their equivalent) with 9 credit hours in early childhood education to be eligible for the award. He must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

The Award:

  1. A scholarship of $2000, disbursed in the fall.
  2. A 1-year membership in Michigan AEYC.
  3. A complimentary Michigan AEYC conference registration and one night lodging the year of the award.
  4. An invitation to attend the Michigan AEYC Annual Membership Meeting at the conference.

The Application:

  1. Applicant must complete all parts of the application.
  2. An application is available on line at www.miaeyc.org or by calling the Michigan AEYC office.

Requirements:

  1. Applicant must have completed a minimum of 60 semester credit hours (or their equivalent) with 9 credit hours in early childhood education by the start of the next school year.
  2. Applicants must be pursuing their first bachelor’s degree.
  3. Applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  4. Applicant must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree in one of the following areas: (a) Early Childhood Education (b) Elementary Education with early childhood endorsement or (c) Child Development (Family Community Services, Children and Families, Child Care, Family Studies). Applicant must be attending or registered for fall 2018 to attend a bachelor’s degree granting college or university in the State of Michigan that is regionally accredited, or be enrolled in a teacher education program that is approved by the State of Michigan. On-line degrees are not eligible.
  5. Applicant must be available for potential telephone interview during mid to late February.

Enclosures:

  1. A copy of a current college transcript(s). Does not have to be an official transcript.
  2. Two letters of recommendation; one of which must be from a faculty member who has had the applicant as a student in his or her class in the area of early childhood or child development. Applicant should get permission for a possible follow-up call by the Awards Committee. Letters of recommendation must be authored by someone unrelated to the candidate.

If qualified, applicants may apply for more than one Michigan AEYC award; but, will only be eligible to receive one award.

2018 Brian White Leadership Scholarship for Men in Early Childhood Education Winner


2018 Brian White Early Childhood Education Scholarship Winner