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Earning a Montessori Credential with Our Scholarship

If you are earning your BA in ECE, or if you already have your BA in ECE, you can also earn your Montessori Credential with a scholarship from WA Scholarships


As part of our BA Pathways Scholarship, Washington Scholarships supports eligible early learning professionals who wish to earn a Montessori Credential, with the intent to earn a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education or a similar, approved field. This scholarship can be used at any approved MACTE-accredited academy in WA. For a list of covered Montessori Academies, please click here.

Please note: submitting an application does not guarantee funding. Scholarships are awarded based upon funding availability.

Scholarship Benefits

  • Tuition and Fees - up to $9,000
  • Books - up to $500
  • Release time - $11/hour, up to 3 hours/week
  • Bonus - incentive from Washington Scholarships upon contract completion



To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must:


Scholar Expectations

  • Scholars must remain with current employer for a minimum of six months after completion of a yearlong scholarship contract
  • Adhere to WA Scholarships policies, procedures and contract


Application Deadlines

All scholarship applications must be complete and submitted by the dates listed below to be considered for the corresponding term. Only complete applications can be considered. Once you submit your application it will be forwarded to the authorized facility representative you indicated on your application. Your application will be reviewed by WA Scholarships at the end of the month it is received, after it has been approved by the authorized facility representative on your application. Scholarship notifications are sent the first week of the month following the month the application was received by WA Scholarships.

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How to Apply

Submit an application online.

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