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Education is one of the most potentially rewarding college majors you can choose. It is the educational pathway to the career of teaching. But teaching is more than a career. Teaching is about enlightenment, it's about the power of knowledge and helping people understand the world and realize their potential. There are a host of education scholarships out there to help you on your way to helping others.

There are several concentrations within the major of education. You can specialize in early childhood, elementary or middle school education. Also, there is physical, secondary and special education. Your choice will, of course, depend on your career goals and objectives. Whatever your choice, be prepared for a challenging academic experience as you master the subject or grade levels you plan to teach.

With early childhood education you learn to teach a range of subjects for the pre-kindergarten to 3rd-grade levels. For this major you'll need to love working with small children and teaching them all the subjects offered by your school. You should be creative and patient and a large reservoir of stamina wouldn't hurt either.

With elementary education as a major you'll learn to teach children from kindergarten up to grade 8. Degree candidates study how to teach a broad range of subjects, including language arts, mathematics, science and reading. The actual grade levels you'll end up teaching will depend on the school system that hires you. Some states have special requirements for teaching grades 6-8.

The major of middle school education prepares you to teach specific subject matter to grade levels 4-9, depending on the state where you teach. You'll take courses such as classroom management, content methods, curriculum development and instructional technology. You'll spend at least one semester student-teaching.

Physical education is a more difficult college major than many people would guess. The ideal student for this major will be good at a range of sports and physical activity. But just as important will be the ability to lead, to communicate and to inspire. As with other education programs, you'll spend at least one semester student teaching.   

Secondary education is also known as high school education. Here you will learn how to teach, inspire and motivate teenagers through the teaching of a specific subject, such as English, math or science. Over the coming decade job opportunities will be best for those teaching math, science and foreign languages. Education scholarships will most likely be more prevalent for these topics, also.

The major of special education trains you to teach children and young adults with disabilities. Job prospects for this major are excellent. Special education scholarships are also widely available. The ideal degree candidate will be patient, nurturing and will enjoy an intellectually challenging career. 

Follow the links below to continue exploring the world of education scholarships.

CTA Scholarship for Members

This program offers up to five scholarships in the amount of $3,000 to current "active" CTA members completing college coursework. Eligibility : 1. Be a current “active*” member of CTA (including members working on an emergency credential). *Pursuant to CTA Bylaws 2. Applications must be submitted online or postmarked by set deadline date (see website). A complete application consists of pages 1-6 plus official transcripts. 3. College coursework should demonstrate high academic achievement. Explain any unique circumstance related to medical, physical or emotional difficulties which may have affected your grades. Note: ESP applicants refer to the applicant’s statement directions (page 3 of application)

Arlene Birdsell Martin Teaching Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Current student graduating from Wenatchee Valley College; seeking a teaching degree at a 4-year college or university. Preference given to English majors. RENEWAL: Possible. Must reapply and will compete with new applicants.

Kathy Northington Memorial Scholarship in Deaf Education

This scholarship was founded in 1976 in memory of Kathy Northington, a deaf education major who lost her life in an auto accident during her junior year. A scholarship was established by her husband to recognize students majoring in deaf education. * Two awards, approximately $260 eachSelection Criteria * Achieve junior or senior status by fall semester * Exhibit outstanding achievement as reflected by GPA * Be a full-time student both fall and spring semesters * Major in deaf education

Hearlihy/FTE Grant for Excellence in Teaching Tech

* Applicant must be a member of the International Technology Education Association. (Membership may be enclosed with scholarship application). * Applicant must be a teacher (elementary or secondary) who is successfully integrating technology education within the school curriculum. (Applicant above the elementary school level must be a Technology Teacher.)

Charlie Mann Scholarship

Recipient must be from Kansas with first preference given to students pursuing a teaching profession. The scholarship will be renewable if the recipient maintains a 3.0 GPA.

CTA Scholarship for Members

This program offers up to five scholarships in the amount of $3,000 to current "active" CTA members completing college coursework. Eligibility : 1. Be a current “active*” member of CTA (including members working on an emergency credential). *Pursuant to CTA Bylaws 2. Applications must be submitted online or postmarked by set deadline date (see website). A complete application consists of pages 1-6 plus official transcripts. 3. College coursework should demonstrate high academic achievement. Explain any unique circumstance related to medical, physical or emotional difficulties which may have affected your grades. Note: ESP applicants refer to the applicant’s statement directions (page 3 of application)

Assumption Program of Loans for Education

Application Available: First come, first serve Deadline: First come, first serve Criteria: 1. Must complete a minimum of 60 semester, or 90 quarter, undergraduate units. 2. Must be enrolled in either a program leading to a BA or a California teaching credential. 3. Must be approved to receive or have received an educational loan. 4. Must not be in default on any educational loan. 5. Must agree to teach in a CA public school in one of the areas listed below for at least four years: -Mathematics (Grades 7 - 12) -Science (Life/Physical) (Grades 7 - 12) -English and Language Arts -Foreign Language -Special Education -Low-Income Area School -Low-Performing School -School Serving Rural Area -State Special School -School with a High Percentage of Emergency Permit Teachers Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should contact Kathy Tapia ((562) 985-8403; ktapia@csulb.edu; BH-101) for more information. Also view http://www.csusuccess.org/scholarship?noCache=427;1148401758.

Ruth Sevy Scholarship

For students from Kansas, majoring in Education with a focus on service to handicapped, disabled and special needs children.

Mearle and Dorothy Hoover Scholarship

Recipient should be FHSU junior in a teaching field of study, carry a minimum 3.0 GPA and be a Kansas resident. Scholarship is renewable for recipient's senior year at FHSU, if criteria is met.

Special Education Scholarship

Available to graduate students majoring in Special Education.

Hokuli`a Foundation Scholarship Fund

Requirements:- Be a resident of North or South Kona.- Plan to study in the fields of Healthcare, Education, or Social Work.- Preference given to students demonstrating an emphasis in advancing Native Hawaiian culture.- Include in your personal statement a record of your community service and a description of how your future career may benefit the lives of Hawai'i residents and/or advance Native Hawaaiian culture upon completion of your education. Also provide information about your intentions to stay in or return to Kona or Hawai'i after completing your education.

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