Starting Gate Teaching Intern Scholarship

Scholarship Description

A teaching internship is being developed with participating area colleges/universities for students pursuing degrees in Education.  The Starting Gate Program Coordinator will work with the individual college/university internship program coordinator to determine the structure of the internship.  At successful completion of this internship, participating college students will receive a $1000 scholarship from The Race For Education to be used for tuition. A scholarship can be earned for each semester an intern works.  If an intern returns for a second semester, they are eligible to apply for the RFE’s Assets for Independence Program, which could qualify them for an extra $4000 to be used for tuition costs. All interns work with a bilingual (Spanish), certified teacher with 12 years of teaching experience. Interns will be asked to teach large group lessons, as well as small group break-outs, assist with homework, and accompany the group on field trips once per month.
To complete the internship and receive a scholarship, participating college students are required to:
Attend a volunteer training session at The Race For Education.
Work with middle students two days per week for at least one semester.
Assist middle school students with homework, school projects, computer use, etc.
Submit to a background check and sign a confidentiality agreement
Be in good academic standing with their college/university
All interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to

Year of Need: College 5th Year, 1st Year Grad, 2nd Year Grad,


Num Awards: Multiple

Min Award: 1,000

Max Award: Varies

Deadline: 2018-12-31


Sponsoring Organization The Race for Education
1818 Versailles Road
Lexington, KY 40504

Contact Person:

Phone: (859) 252-8648

Fax: (859) 252-8030