John Jensen Minority/Migrant Education Scholarship

The John Jensen Minority/Migrant Education Scholarship was established in 1999 by the late John Jensen, a Boise State education professor. Jensen recognized the great need to increase the number of talented minority and migrant or seasonal farm worker youth in the teaching profession. He wanted to encourage these youth and their dependents to pursue careers in teacher education, therefore becoming mentors for other minority and migrant youth. Jensen was granted emeritus status upon his retirement in 2000, after teaching at Boise State for more than 30 years.

In order to be eligible for this scholarship students must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Sophomore, Junior or Senior
  • Pursuing a Teacher Education major
  • Plan to enroll full-time (12 undergraduate credits)
  • Submit an essay on why he or she wants to be a teacher and what their contribution will be
  • Demonstrate financial need. We can determine your financial need by the results of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Departments / Colleges
College of Education