Oracle Academy Scholarship
In 2016 Oracle Academy and CSTA partnered to offer 20 first-time conference attendees a scholarship of up to $1,000 to help off-set the costs of attending the conference. The program was more successful than either CSTA or Oracle Academy could have envisioned. With over 300 applicants, it was a challenge to choose just 20 deserving teachers.
I am overjoyed that I will be able to attend the CSTA National Conference! This scholarship was the only way that I would have been able to attend this conference and I know that my students, my CSTA chapter, and my fellow CS teachers in my district will all reap the rewards of what I bring back from this professional development opportunity. Computer Science is a growing field in my state and chances to interact with and learn from other computer science teachers are extremely limited. Thank you again for this amazing opportunity and I will be seeing you in San Diego!
—Ramsey Young, Millard Public Schools
With the success of last year's program Oracle Academy has graciously decided to offer 35 scholarships to first-time conference attendees to help them get to the CSTA conference in Baltimore in July 2017.
To keep up to date on previous Oracle Academy Scholarship winners and find out more about this year's program on social media, use #OAscholar.
About the Oracle Academy Scholarship
To be eligible for the scholarship, you must fit the following criteria:
- You are a first time K-12 teacher attendee to the CSTA Annual conference;
- You have not taken or registered for an Oracle Academy event; and
- You must apply for the scholarship no later than May 1, 2017. The application period will open on April 1, 2017.
Recipients of the award will receive a scholarship funded by Oracle Academy to attend the 2017 CSTA Annual Conference, which will cover up to $1,000 per awardee, to include:
- Conference registration;
- Up to 3 nights of lodging at the conference venue or comparable location (if the conference venue is sold out);
- Travel expense support (toward transportation and meals);
- Recipients will receive special recognition as a recipient of an Oracle Academy scholarship at the conference.
After May 1, recipients will be selected by the listed objective criteria, using a pre-determined process. The 35 winners will be notified by May 15, 2017, and will then be given detailed instructions to finalize travel plans. Further rules/obligations are outlined on the application.
Oracle Academy supports new ideas to strengthen teaching and learning, and they know that some of the best teaching methods come from fellow educators. CSTA is proud to partner with Oracle Academy and appreciates their support in as we work to empower, engage, and advocate for K-12 CS teachers.