Updated: Feb 19
About the Scholarship
Each year, hundreds of applicants apply for POWER scholarships, but only a few are chosen as winners.
The selection committee is focused on identifying non-traditional women students, whose education was delayed or interrupted, with a vision to succeed despite any adversities life has presented. The committee is especially interested in recognizing women who are students and residents of Indiana, give back to their communities, and whose goals and desires for education align with their passions.
This may include women who are returning to school after a hiatus, changing careers, seeking advancement in their career or work life, and stay-at-home moms entering the workplace who are in need of additional education or training.
Kayla is a senior at Martin University who will soon graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education. She currently serves as the Director of Early Childhood Education at Edna Martin Christian Center. After graduation, Kayla plans to continue in a leadership role in her field, become a Lead Advancement Coach with Paths to Quality (PTQ), or begin a consulting career for other Early Childhood Education professionals.
“I am honored to be a recipient of the Power Scholarship,” says Kayla. “It is because of this scholarship that I will be able to finish my degree in Early Childhood Education here at Martin University. Despite all the adversities I have been faced with, this scholarship has given me that final push to the finish line. This scholarship solidifies to me that I have made the right educational decision for myself, thus allowing continued growth.”
The Early Childhood Program at Martin University
The only program of its kind in Indiana, Martin University’s Early Childhood Education program prepares students for a career that focuses heavily on teaching urban children. Upon completion, graduates are eligible for teaching, training, and administrative positions in PreK-3rd grade settings.
The Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, offered through Martin University’s Prior Learning Assessment (PLA), helps students to earn credits to apply toward their degree. Receiving CDA certification in 2019 and earning 21 credits, Kayla will graduate early in May of 2020.