Gwendolyn V. Smith GNABSE Scholarship
The Greater Nashville Alliance of Black School Educators (GNABSE) is a group of dedicated professional educators organized to promote and facilitate the education of all students, Black students in particular. The GWENDOLYN V. SMITH SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to students of African American descent to promote the mission of enabling high academic achievement. Several scholarships will be awarded. The available scholarship amount is $1,000. The criteria for selection include:
- ACT / SAT / PSAT or other education scores
- Three letters of recommendation
- Cumulative grade point average
- Education major or intent to pursue a major in education for high school students
- Financial need
- Aptitude of teaching experiences with school age children or community service
Submit and complete the following:
- GNABSE scholarship application
- At least three letters of recommendation
- A transcript of all coursework
- A copy of test score, i.e., ACT, SAT, GRE, other education scores. High school students must have school counselor authorization
- Essay: Please tell us (in 400-500 words) why you want to become a teacher? What were influences and motivation? What will you bring to the classroom and how do you plan to impact your students? What subject and grade level would you like to teach?
- A statement of intentionality to pursue a career in education
- Post marked by May 15, 2022
- Mail to: GNABSE, P.O. Box 280233, Nashville, TN 37228
All applications will be screened. For additional information contact:
Dr. Laura Snyder
615-646-3584 or 335-7804
Gwendolyn V. Smith was a dedicated educator for 36 years and devoted her life to inspiring, not only young people but people of all ages to “Be All You Can Be.” This motto was instilled in her students.
Many will proudly attest to the fact that she was the motivating force behind their many successes. Gwendolyn was a charter member of the Greater Nashville Alliance of Black School Educators. It is in her memory that we proudly awards scholarships to college students yearly who plan to pursue a career in the field of education.