Martinez Fellowship Program

Applications Open Now!

Apply by March 25th.

Program Description

The Martinez Fellowship Program was established by Holli and Edgar Martinez in 2008. It is managed by the Technology Access Foundation (TAF) and supports Teachers of Color through their undergraduate or graduate level of teacher education, and provides early career coaching, and ongoing professional development. The Martinez Fellowship is dedicated to closing the achievement gap by improving teacher diversity and the retention of teachers of color in Washington State.

Martinez Fellows are exceptional teachers and leaders in Education. They are committed to the highest standards of professionalism. They strive to excel in the profession of teaching and leadership. Fellows are committed to the success of every student in their classroom. They are passionately committed to Social Justice in Education and eager to engage in an ongoing collaborative learning community with other Fellows. Lastly, Fellows come from various experiences and communities. They come together around their shared passion for teaching, through a multicultural lens, eliminating the achievement/opportunity gap in Washington State’s most under-served schools.

Benefits of Becoming a Martinez Fellow

  • Graduate- and undergraduate-level scholarships toward Teacher Education degrees
  • Opportunities to network and collaborate with other teachers of color in a trusted community
  • Early career coaching and support
  • Leadership opportunities within and outside of the program
  • Three-day Martinez Fellows Summer Conference
  • Five Saturday professional-development seminars throughout the school year



Western Washington University Martinez Fellows will receive scholarship support, type and amount to be determined upon admission into the Fellowship program.


Dr. Longoria

Please contact Longoria to apply.