About Our Scholarships

Common Roots Initiative has given $5,000 in scholarships to Proviso East High School (PEHS) teachers. Previous recipients include U.S. National Teachers Hall of Fame inductee Glenn Lid, as well as Edward Beidas, Ashley Glickman, Alexander Aschoff and Manuel Almazan. CRI’s funding outreach will expand to other west suburban high schools in the future, dependent on donor & volunteer support.

Recently, CRI has embarked upon a new mission of delivering opportunities that will inspire under-resourced high school youth and their teachers to courageously create fulfilling careers. Thus, this updated teacher scholarship will not only support classroom initiatives, but also professional development aims.

Application Information

Please note the following for the CRI 2017 Teacher Scholarship:

  • The application deadline for the CRI 2017 Teacher Scholarship has passed. Applicants may be contacted for further information, if necessary.
  • This year’s teacher scholarship is for a general education teacher at Proviso East High School, who is seeking funding for classroom projects & professional development (self-verified).
  • The winner will be notified by January 31, 2017. The winner will be required to share the knowledge gained from professional development with peers via a teacher meeting or a self-organized brown bag lunch.