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New program rewards board development with scholarship funds

School boards across Oregon are eligible for a brand-new pilot program that will reward board development actions with scholarship funds for students.

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Under the Promise Scholarship Program, nine boards selected by OSBA from among applicants can receive $5,000 each in student scholarship funds by completing a five-step process that includes a board project, superintendent and board self-evaluations, participation in “The Promise of Oregon” campaign, and individual board member development (or a second board project).

A complete description of the program, its requirements and an application can be found here.

Eligible boards include those from Oregon school districts, charter schools with high school programs, community colleges and education service districts.

The application deadline is May 1.

Program requirements must be completed by Dec. 15, 2016, and scholarship funds will be released in January 2017. Selected boards will be responsible for awarding student scholarships.