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Spanish-speaking Future Educator Scholarship



The Cobb Schools Foundation is excited to announce a new scholarship opportunity, The Spanish-Speaking Future Educator Scholarship, which has been established through a donation from Post 2 Board of Education member Dr. Jaha Howard who believes this will strengthen the educator pipeline in Cobb.

Dr. Howard owns a pediatric dentist office in the Vinings area and is passionate about meeting the needs of Cobb’s Spanish-speaking student population. This scholarship is intended to encourage Spanish-speaking students who are pursuing careers in Education to come back and teach in the Cobb County School District, one of the nation’s top school districts and one of the educational leaders in producing the most graduates each year.

“Building a pipeline for future educators is important to me as a Cobb resident and business owner. With a growing number of Spanish-speaking students, we are positioned better to meet their needs with educators who can speak their first language,” said Dr. Howard.

The Cobb Schools Foundation partners with all high school counselors to promote available scholarships to students throughout Cobb. In the spring of 2020, Cobb celebrated graduating nearly 90% of their high school seniors.

“We are proud to partner with Dr. Howard on this important initiative and hope to reach students who may not have considered the incredible impact they can make on future students whose first language is Spanish,” Felicia Wagner of the Cobb Schools Foundation shared. To learn more about the qualifications and process for this scholarship you can visit here.

If you would like to financially support this scholarship and provide additional opportunities, you can give here.

The Cobb Schools Foundation is the philanthropic arm for the Cobb County School District with a mission to take student success to new heights. With the community’s ongoing support, students will continue to see increased graduation rates and increased literacy and math skills that will enable them to reach for their bright futures ahead. You can learn more about the Cobb Schools Foundation by visiting: cobbschoolsfoundation.org.

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