The McCormick Center was founded by Paula Jorde Bloom from an initial grant of just $600. Paula’s legacy supports the competencies of early childhood program leaders and brings credibility to the important and complex role of these leaders, or as she was known to call them, the “gatekeepers to quality.”
The Paula Jorde Bloom Scholarship Fund, first awarded in 2019, is intended to support emerging early childhood leaders who are dedicated to providing the highest quality care and education for children and families. The scholarship was established by Paula’s family after her passing in 2018 and highlights her legendary devotion to improving early childhood professional standards.
Scholarship Information & Important Dates
For Leadership Connections 2022, two scholarships will be awarded to emerging leaders. Recipients of the scholarships will receive complimentary, full-conference registration to Leadership Connections™ National Virtual Conference, April 27-29, 2022, valued at $455.00.
The application opens December 9, 2021, with applications being accepted until January 6, 2022, at 11:59 PM CT.