The Alma Exley Scholarship Program is dedicated to promoting greater diversity in the teaching profession. The program awards one scholarship annually to a person of color who is enrolled in a teacher-preparation program at a college or University in Connecticut. Those eligible include African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans. Students may apply after having been admitted into a teacher-preparation program in Connecticut. Applicants may be in their junior or senior year of college or pursuing a master's degree.
Alma Exley, a dedicated educator, was working at the Connecticut Department of Education to bring more people of color into the teaching profession. Since her death, the Alma Exley Scholarship Program has been carrying on her work. The Alma Exley Scholarship Program was established in 1995 to increase diversity and promote excellence in the teaching profession. We are pursuing these goals by aiding and recognizing students of color who demonstrate outstanding potential and strong dedication to classroom teaching.