Sponsored by:
Curriculum Associates

Forty-Nine years ago, 27 African American Superintendents gathered in Michigan and established the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE). At that time, Black school district leaders comprised less than three percent of the national aggregate. Today Black superintendents are approximately 3.7 percent of the national aggregate. These statistics clearly suggest the need for more Black school district leaders.

NABSE endeavors to do its part in addressing this situation. Among them is the provision of a $10,000 scholarship to a qualified Black student who is pursuing an advanced degree in educational leadership. The scholarship is made possible with a grant from our strategic partner Curriculum Associates, an education company dedicated to supporting the growth and success of Black leaders.

The scholarship will be payable to the recipient’s institution of higher learning and the recipient will be recognized during the Awards Banquet at the 50th Annual Conference.

NABSE invites all aspiring superintendents who are currently enrolled in or have been accepted into, an advanced degree program in education in a college or university, to avail themselves of this scholarship opportunity.


To avail yourself of this opportunity, the applicant:

  1. Must be a current dues-paying member of NABSE.
  2. Must be enrolled in a doctoral program in Educational Leadership


  1. Submit the Scholarship Application Form.
  2. Submit a 500-word, or less, essay on how an advanced degree will contribute to the goal of becoming a school district leader and further the goals of NABSE.
  3. Upload a resume, a brief bio, and three letters of recommendation.


Questions about the application process should be addressed and sent to Fadhilika Atiba-Weza using our Contact Form or call (833)762-2731.