Canyons School District, in partnership with four other school districts, has received Salt Lake Community College’s Innovation of the Year Award for the Teacher Recruitment Scholarship Program for Diverse Students.
Teacher Recruitment Scholarship Program for Diverse Students includes Canyons, Davis, Granite, Jordan and Salt Lake City school districts. Under the program, the school districts collaborate with SLCC and the University of Utah’s College of Education to address the need for a more diverse teaching force in public schools. The scholarship is extended to up to 16 new high school graduates each year.
The program was nominated for the award because it embodies SLCC’s priorities, including enhancing quality higher education and expanding partnerships. The program will be featured at next year’s League of Innovation Conference.