Scholarship Program

Scholarship Program

JI/AFK Scholarship Applications and Re-Applications

2021-22 Scholarship Applications are CLOSED.

Scholarship applications will reopen at a future date TBD. Be sure to subscribe to our PD Update and EC News for details on the future scholarship opportunities or revisit this page for updates. Joint Initiatives/AFK Career Navigators are here to help students navigate the path toward advancing their education and professional development goals. Students receiving funds for ECE courses through JI/AFK are required to meet with the Career Navigator. Scholarships are first-come, first-serve.

About the Scholarship:

  • Scholarships are first come, first serve.
  • All applications need to be complete before being considered for review.

Scholarship Priorities:

  1. Assist Early Childhood Education Professionals in meeting Colorado’s Early Childhood Teacher (ECT) Qualification requirements (formally known as Group Leader).
  2. Assist Early Childhood Education Professionals in obtaining Director Qualifications through the Colorado Department of Human Services.
  3. Provide scholarships and support to Early Childhood Education Professionals working to obtain Associate and Bachelor’s Degrees in Early Childhood Education.

Scholarship Criteria for Applicants:

  • Joint Initiatives/Alliance for Kids has scholarship dollars to support professionals entering the field of early childhood and those who are currently in the field and are working toward increasing their professional credentials.
  •  Live or work in El Paso County

For more information, please contact:

Geanina Brown
Foundations Workforce Manager

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