Looking to finish your college degree and become a Denver Public Schools teacher?
DPS has scholarship opportunities for you.
Scholarships to finish your college degree.Opportunities to become a teacher.
Funding for scholarships is limited, so get started TODAY!
"I love my job as a para, but I can make a greater impact if I get my degree and go into teaching."
Denver Public Schools Highlighted Programs
Guild Education has a variety of classes, programs and degrees. The ones listed below are suggested for the employees of Denver Public Schools.
Interested in applying? Get started today!
1. Submit the Denver Public Schools Scholarship Application:
- Submit your scholarship application by clicking either the "Start Your Scholarship Application" button on the top of this page or the "Apply Now" button on any degree of interest.
- Principal Endorsement: Ask your principal (or school leader) to complete the Principal Endorsement Form on your behalf. (Assistant principals and deans are also accepted).
- Application Essay: “How have your background and life experiences prepared you to teach in a culturally and linguistically diverse school district like Denver Public Schools. Please use specific examples and limit your response to 400 words.”
- Make sure to use the Denver Public Schools code to waive your application fee—your Guild admissions advisor will provide you this code upon successful completion of the Scholarship Application.
- Once you apply, you’ll work with Western Governors University to complete your FAFSA, take a college readiness assessment, and submit all transcripts from prior college/university courses.
- Once you have been accepted to Western Governors University, you will be required to complete and sign a Scholarship Agreement Form.
"I want to graduate with a Bachelor's in Special Education before my oldest daughter graduates high school in 2020! My kids are my support and they think that mom going back to school is amazing!"
Chavonne | Paraprofessional | Denver Public Schools
B.A. in Special Education (K-12) at Western Governors University