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Teacher Training Scholarships

Key Guidelines

IDA Northern California offers scholarships for training in Structured Literacy approaches (also known as multisensory structured language education—MSLE). Subject to availability and eligibility, scholarships will be awarded to cover a portion of the cost of training (including books and supplies).

Scholarships are only awarded to IDA NorCal Branch Members who are Northern California residents for training programs that are accredited by IDA, and programs must be a minimum of 30 hours. For more information on IDA NorCal trainings that are scholarship eligible, click here

Scholarship priority will be given to training courses that contain a practicum that gives trainees the opportunity to apply what they are learning during the program. This practicum can be in-person or completed remotely via video.

When awarding scholarships, we are looking for the “multiplier effect.”  That is, we strive to fund structured literacy education for those teachers who will reach the most students over the length of their career.  For this reason, first priority for scholarships will be given to classroom teachers, especially those working with children in grades K-2. However, educational therapists and other professionals are also encouraged to apply. Applicant must be able to utilize the training to serve students located within Northern California.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year and will be considered until all funds have been granted. Applicants must apply no less than 14 days before the training program’s enrollment deadline. If awarded a scholarship, the recipient will be notified of the exact amount of the scholarship. The recipient will be responsible to pay their share of the tuition to the training program. Upon confirmation of enrollment, IDA NorCal will remit the amount of the recipient’s scholarship directly to the training program.  In the event of training program cancellation and refund of tuition for any reason, the scholarship recipient agrees to reimburse IDA NorCal for the amount of the previously funded teacher scholarship.

Please be aware that there are two separate processes:

  1. Applying for and enrolling in an eligible teacher-training program
  2. Applying for a scholarship from IDA Northern California to help defray the cost of the training

For more information, please contact
To apply for a scholarship, please complete the Scholarship Application.

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