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The International Baccalaureate Organization (IB) has increased the number of tuition-free scholarships to 140 educators from this application cycle. IB is offering this scholarship in partnership with University of the People to complete an online Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree and fill the global need of more than 69 million teaching positions by 2030. The IB is also celebrating the first graduates from the scholarship initiative.
IB received 350 applications this application cycle with 28% of its educators currently teaching students in IB World schools. Regionally, IB applicants are spread out across six continents with individual representation from 93 countries. The regions with the most representation were Africa, Europe, and Middle East with applicants from 40 countries and the Asia-Pacific and the Americas region tied with applicants from 13 countries each.
With 38 IB leaders and partners from around the world, the 350 applicants were narrowed down to award 40 new scholarships from 27 different countries. 58% of new scholars are IB educators representing 22 IB World schools.
IB provides these scholarships to help educators break down barriers to access quality education and invest their knowledge in their local communities around the world.
Applications for the IB’s University of the People scholarship will reopen on January 4, 2021.
For more details, please visit www.ibo.org.