The William J. Watkins, Sr. Educational Institute (a 501c3 non-profit organization) has launched the Kamau Imani Parker-Morrison scholarship in memory of its namesake. Kamau was a passionate and committed special education teacher at Ascend Middle School in Brooklyn, New York. Cancer took his life way too early in his career. During his tenure at Ascend he was an outstanding special educator, loved and respected by both his students and peers. In his memory we have created a $1000 scholarship for undergraduate students who wish to pursue a career in special education. Scholarship qualifications include residency at an HBCU, a 2.5 or higher GPA, a minimum of 9 credits in special education coursework and an essay explaining why you want to be a special education teacher. The application deadline is May 30th. To apply follow the link here.

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