Purpose: To serve as a living tribute to Frank Kazmierczak, a long time migrant educator, by offering an annual award in the amount of $1,000 for post-secondary scholarship assistance to a migrant farmworker student who wishes to pursue a career in teaching.
Eligibility: Candidates will be screened by a selection committee on the basis of the following criteria:
Recent history of migration for agricultural employment
Teaching as a career goal
Application Process: A completed application form must be submitted annually by February 1st, accompanied by at least two (2) letters of recommendation and an official school transcript. At least one of the recommendation letters must be from a school or community/educational agency representative with personal knowledge of the applicant’s character and commitment to pursuing a career in teaching. In addition, the applicant must include a personal essay of 300-500 words telling about his/ her reason for wanting to become a teacher. ** Incomplete applications will not be considered! Each applicant must also submit his/her current or most recent Migrant Education Certificate of Eligibility (COE). Please make sure that all of the above information is included at time of submission.
Presentation of Award: The Frank Kazmierczak Memorial Migrant Scholarship will be awarded annually at the National Migrant Education Conference. The financial award will be provided to the winner upon submission of proof of acceptance or enrollment at an accredited public or private college.