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Two Scholarships offered by CU Denver's Literacy, Language & Culturally Responsive Teaching Program


Bridge Scholarship for students in the Language, Literacy and Culturally Responsive Teaching Program (LLCRT) 

$2,000 award granted up to 6 recipients for Fall, Spring or Summer semesters; funds distributed over two semesters of your choice

Scholarship criteria: Have successfully completed an approved University of Colorado Denver LLCRT certificate program delivered off campus or online with at least nine semester hours of study and a GPA of 3.0 or better. Approved certificate programs include: Early Literacy (online) or Adolescent Literacy (online); Literacy & Language Development for English Language Learners (in Aurora & Denver Public Schools); Teaching for Cultural and Linguistic Diversity; Reading Recovery and other LLCRT literacy certificates delivered in Cherry Creek School District. Intend to transition to the CU Denver campus and apply to the Reading Teacher endorsement program or the master’s degree program in Curriculum & Instruction with a specialization in Reading & Writing (K-6, 7-12) or English Education. Applicants must submit a special letter of intent together with the required School of Education & Human Development scholarship application to be considered for the Bridge Scholarship. Submit your materials by April 30th for fall and September 30th for spring. The letter of intent should address:

  • Your purpose for seeking the endorsement or master’s degree and the endorsement focus or area of specialization
  • The knowledge and skills you gained in the LLCRT certificate program you completed
  • An explanation of how the scholarship funding would supplement your financial need, and
  • Names of two references who can address your academic work in the certificate program you completed

The Bridge Scholarship may be used toward tuition and course fees. All Bridge Scholarship recipients must attend an advising session with the LLCRT academic advisor during the first semester with funding to develop a course of study. Questions about the scholarship? Please contact the Scholarship Resource Office at 303.352.3608.


Literacy Teaching Scholarship for students newly admitted into the Literacy, Language & Culturally Responsive Teaching (LLCRT) MA Program

$2,000 award granted up to 6 recipients for Fall, Spring or Summer semesters; funds distributed over two semesters of your choice.

Scholarship criteria: Have successfully completed a licensure program with a GPA of 3.0 or better from: (a) the CU Denver UCTE licensure program (b) CU Denver undergraduate BA in Teaching, Learning & Development who are licensed to teach in elementary, special education or early childhood education or (c) a licensure program from another university. Must apply and be accepted into the Literacy, Language & Culturally Responsive Teaching MA program. Applicants must submit a letter of intent with the required School of Education & Human Development scholarship application. Submit your materials by April 30th for fall. Check back for submission date for spring.

The letter of intent should address:

  • Your purpose for seeking the master’s degree in C & I with a literacy focus and/or the Reading Teacher endorsement;
  • The knowledge and skills you gained in your BA program where you studied or what piqued your interest in literacy studies and teaching;
  • An explanation of how the scholarship funding would supplement your financial need;
  • Names of two references who can address your academic work;
  • Names and email address of two references who can address your work with youth (e.g., supervisors of your internships or your work with youth in camps, afterschool programs, etc.).

Areas of focus in the Literacy, Language & Culturally Responsive Teaching Program (LLCRT) MA program in Curriculum and Instruction include: Reading & Writing, grades K-6 or 7-12 or English Education. Students also have the option of completing Colorado Department of Education’s Reading Teacher Endorsement. The Literacy Teaching Scholarship may be used toward tuition and course fees. All Literacy Teaching Scholarship recipients must attend an advising session during the first semester with funding to develop a course of study.

Graduate students contact Rebecca Schell. Questions about the scholarship? Please contact the Scholarship Resource Office at 303.352.3608.

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