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