Scholarships Available For Educational Support Professionals


The Warren G. Magnuson Educational Support Professional (ESP) Scholarship is designed to assist WEA ESP employees (active members) in their pursuit of professional advancement in the field of public school education, whether through trades, technical, or collegiate institutions.

  • Six scholarship grants of $1,500 each are available.
  • Three of the six grants are designated for an ESP member of color.

All current ESP members of a WEA local affiliate or bargaining unit who:

  1. Are currently an active member,
  2. Have not previously received the Magnuson Scholarship, and
  3. Are pursuing course work related to obtaining a skills certificate or degree.
Application Packet
Completed applications must be received no later than 5:00pm on Friday, March 8, 2024. The application is available online, with paper applications and transcription support available upon request. Submitted application packet must include the following:
  1. Plan for obtaining additional certificate(s) or degree(s),
  2. Description of how your professional growth will help you contribute to public schools and student success, and
  3. Two reference letters. These can be from an union member, colleague, student, parent, or community connection.
Click HERE for more information and to start the application process. Questions? Contact Gwendolyn Jimerson.