AMS Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Scholarship

In support of creating equitable and just spaces for all.

AMS is committed to modeling and ensuring the advancement of principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion by leading initiatives in which all feel welcomed, respected, valued, and empowered.  The AMS DEI scholarship program supports its members by increasing access to professional development opportunities.

AMS DEI Scholarship Information

  • AMS DEI Scholarships offer both financial need and merit-based funding towards program fees only. Scholarship awards are based on available funds.
  • To be considered for a scholarship you must meet the requirements of your selected program.
  • Scholarship awards are debited to the awardee’s AMS account and not paid directly to them.
  • Qualifications and program acceptance if applicable will be verified by AMS staff prior to DEI scholarship Committee review.
  • Verification of acceptance into any application-based PD program will be documented by AMS office staff, prior to DEI scholarship committee review.
  • Prior scholarship recipients will not be considered for additional funding within a three-year period.

Scholarship Timeline

  • See the program webpage for current timeline information

Submission Guidelines

  • Please only submit the requested documentation.
  • International applicants must follow the guidelines as set forth on the Financial Information page; in the case of a need-based request, proof of income is required. All documents must be submitted in English or include English translations.
  • All communications between applicants and the AMS office are handled through email; therefore, a valid email address must be included in the application.

Priority Attention Will be Given to Montessori Educators Who:

  • Are of color and/or from under-resourced populations, including LGBTQIA+ and developing nations
  • Are disabled
  • Are members of a protected class under State or Federal law
  • Work in Montessori TEPs and/or schools serving racially diverse communities and/or under-resourced populations
  • Show exceptional leadership potential working in public Montessori settings
  • Are adult learners, especially those who are in any way disenfranchised, such as economically, racially, religiously, socially, geographically, or politically