Two Grow Your Own Multicultural Teacher Scholarships

Designed to increase the number of minority teachers in the School District of Beloit. The goal of this scholarship is to encourage minorities to pursue teaching as a career and return back to teach in Beloit.

In 2023, there will be one scholarship awarded to a Beloit Memorial High School senior or recent graduate and one to an SDB employee.

School District of Beloit Wisconsin


High School Senior/Recent Graduate Scholarship:

  • Be a graduating senior or recent graduate of Beloit Memorial High School
  • Be pursuing a degree in education
  • Be a minority student

SDB Staff Scholarship:

  • Be a current employee of SDB
  • Currently have an associates, or enough credits to obtain teaching license within two years
  • Be a racial minority
  • Have a desire to apply for professional educator positions in SDB

Important For Beloit

With extensive national debate about closing the Achievement Gap in education, the School District of Beloit believes having a quality, diverse workforce is a key component to address this issue. In too many schools throughout the nation, school districts struggle with educating a very diverse student population with a less than diverse workforce.

The School District of Beloit not only values diversity, but believes our workforce should be reflective of the students and community it proudly serves.

Additionally, the School District of Beloit believes that it is important for students to see and possibly, have the opportunity to be taught by a teacher who looks like them during their educational experience.

In an effort to ensure a mix of diversity in our professional teaching workforce, the School District of Beloit launched the Grow Your Own Multicultural Teacher Scholarship Program.

Community & Businesses Benefit

The Grow Your Own Multicultural Teacher Scholarship Program not only helps our students but the community as well.

Diversity helps our students to be more globally competitive. Michael Lee, a diversity consultant said, “Diversity in the workplace increased creativity and productivity, promoted new attitudes, enhanced new language skills, expanded global understanding, and helped develop new processes and new solutions to difficult problems.

Mary McCleod Bethune once said, “The growth or destruction of a nation begins in the homes of its people.”

Beloit is our home. An investment in our students is an investment in our future. A small investment today will yield great returns tomorrow for our school district, community and businesses.

Help Support Grow Your Own


Growing Your Own Teachers | Amber Ball
Beloit Schools News, Sep. 2015
(Ms. Ball is not a product of the GYO program as it did not exist at the time. She does however exemplify a grand example of what GYO hopes to encourage more of, Beloit Memorial graduates of color returning to teach.)

For More Information

Dr. Darrell Williams
Assistant Superintendent of Administration, Operations and Equity
School District of Beloit

Tasha Bell | Equity CoordinatorTasha Bell
Equity Program Coordinator