Opportunities for Bright Futures: Albert Lee Wright, Jr. Memorial Migrant Scholarship

To support the educational aspirations of migrant students, the National Association of State Directors of Migrant Education (NASDME) is pleased to announce the availability of the 2024 Albert Lee Wright, Jr. Memorial Migrant Scholarship. This scholarship, named in honor of Albert Lee Wright, Jr., aims to recognize and reward the dedication and resilience of students who have experienced mobility due to their or their families’ participation in the Title I, Part C Migrant Education Program.

Key Details:

The scholarship application materials for the 2024 cycle are now accessible, and interested candidates are urged to review the requirements carefully. Eligible applicants include those currently or recently eligible for the Title I, Part C Migrant Education Program, with the additional criterion of graduating from high school in 2024. The selection process will emphasize the student’s mobility experiences, reflecting the unique challenges and strengths that come with a migratory lifestyle.

Application Deadline and Submission Guidelines:

All completed applications must reach the designated address in Washington, DC, by Friday, March 1, 2024. It is crucial to note that NASDME will not accept faxed or emailed applications. The emphasis is on the receipt of applications by the specified date, not the postmark date. Any applications received after March 1, 2024, will not be considered.

Call to Action:

To ensure that deserving candidates are aware of this opportunity, NASDME encourages widespread distribution of this scholarship notice within migrant education programs. Program directors, guidance counselors, teachers, and other education professionals play a vital role in disseminating this information to potential applicants. The organization has observed that students who receive support and assistance with the application process often become the most competitive candidates.

Scholarship Details:

The Albert Lee Wright, Jr. Memorial Migrant Scholarship(s) will have a minimum value of $3,000. Successful recipients will be formally presented with the scholarship at the National Migrant Education Conference in Portland, Oregon, scheduled for April 21 to 24, 2024.


Education is a powerful tool that can transform lives, and the Albert Lee Wright, Jr. Memorial Migrant Scholarship stands as a testament to the commitment of NASDME in supporting the educational journey of migrant students. By spreading awareness about this opportunity, we contribute to creating a brighter future for these resilient and determined individuals.

For detailed application materials and further information, please visit the following link: Albert Lee Wright, Jr. Memorial Migrant Scholarship Application.