Monday, January 16, 2017

ROLLINS GRIFFITH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

For the 14th year, three ROLLINS GRIFFITH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS will be awarded to BPS high school seniors. Distributed in June, these $1,500.00 awards are given through the generosity of the Rollins Griffith Teacher Center of Boston, a non-profit organization run for over thirty years by and for educators in the Boston Public Schools. Learn more about the Rollins Griffith Center and the scholarship program here: https://rollinsgriffithteachercenter.com/

Rollins Griffith was the first African American Superintendent of Boston Public Schools. Mr. Griffith was by training both a musician and a teacher, having served BPS as a music teacher, assistant principal, and principal, before becoming Superintendent. In 1975, he envisioned a teacher center to help prepare teachers to improve students' academic progress. His tireless efforts led to the establishment of the District 5 Teacher Center to link teacher training and school programs. After his untimely death in 1978, the Center was renamed The Rollins Griffith Teacher Center of Boston. His vision has allowed the Rollins Griffith Teacher Center to help hundreds of staff members earn teacher and/or administrative certification; to learn more about diverse cultures present in our school community through conferences and workshops, and to travel and study abroad.
This year's scholarship application process in online only. Please use the links below for information and to access the application: