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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. 

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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)

Lucile Wright Memorial Scholarship

Preference to Education majors who are outstanding academic students in need of financial assistance.

Johnnie Lee Stewart Marks Scholarship Endowment

Worthy men and women who are enrolled in the School of Education at Campbell University. Preference may be given to those students preparing to work with early childhood students.

The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Epsilon Pi Chapter Scholarship

This Epsilon Pi Chapter of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International has established a scholarship fund to recruit future teachers, which will be administered by the Humboldt Area Foundation. Recipients will receive $500 and be honored at the Epsilon Pi Chapter’s annual initiation event.These scholarships will be awarded to people with plans to become teachers who have been accepted at Humboldt State University for their fifth or final year of a credential program, or into the Liberal Studies Elementary Education (LSEE) integrated program, and who have a record of school and/or community service.Eligibility based on: 1. Plans to enter the teaching profession2. Acceptance into the fifth or final year of a credential program or the Liberal Studies Elementary Education (LSEE) integrated program at H.S.U.3. School and/or community service

Teacher Education - Academic Opportunity Award

In addition to completing the scholarship application, applicants should include, under the work experience and activities sections of the application, any experiences that have involved working with children and/or youth (i.e. teaching Sunday school, helping with scouting programs). Other education scholarships are awarded to students who wish to teach in the following areas: elementary, middle, and secondary education. These awards are for incoming freshmen only.

Eva Mae Merchant Loan-Scholarship

Loan-Scholarship is awarded annually to students in the Education and Nursing Departments. Each award is comprised of a $1,350 scholarship and a $1,350 no-interest loan. A total of $10,800 is awarded.

Barbara Thomas Enterprises, Inc.

A. All Applicants: (1) Applicant must be a member of AHIMA (2) Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 (out of 4.0) or 3.5 (out of 5.0) or higher. (3) Applicant must be a full-time student (4) Applicant must be a citizen of the United States or its territories (5) An Independent Study Program student is not eligible for the loan or graduate scholarships. B. Undergraduate Scholarships: (1) Applicant must be accepted for admission to a program for health information management (HIM) or technology (HIT) accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). (2) Applicant must be accepted for admission to the Independent Study Program of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and have successfully completed three modules. C. Graduate Scholarships: (1) Applicant must be a credentialed HIM professional (RHIA, RHIT, or CCS) and hold a bachelor's degree. (2) Applicant must be enrolled in a college or university accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency. (3) Applicant must be an active or associate member of AHIMA AND (4) Applicant must be pursuing, at a minimum, a master's degree in a program related to HIM (computer science, business management, education, public health, etc.)

Dissertation Fellowships

The purpose of these fellowships is to encourage African-American, Hispanic, and Native American students (U.S. citizens) to pursue college and university teaching careers in New England. Successful applicants will spend a year completing their dissertations at the host campuses listed below. In addition, Scholars will be given special opportunities to consider possible teaching positions at the host campus or elsewhere in the region or nation. These fellowships are offered under the auspices of the newly launched Compact for Faculty Diversity. Applicants must have completed all doctoral work except the dissertation by the end of the current academic year and be in a strong position to complete the dissertation within a year.

Roothbert Fund Scholarships and Grants

Eligibility: Roothbert Fund scholarships are open to all in the United States regardless of sex, age, color, nationality or religious background. While the Fund does not emphasize any particular form of religious practice or worship, it seeks to provide support to persons motivated by spiritual values. The Fund has awarded grants to persons entering a wide range of careers. However, preference will be given to those who can satisfy high scholastic requirements and are considering careers in education. For more information, applicants should read with care the Founders Prologue in the History and Mission of the Fund.

Child Development Grant Program

For Future Child Care Career. The Child Development Grant Program (Program) is a need-based grant designed to encourage students to enter the field of child care and development in a licensed children

Assumption Program of Loans for Education (APLE)

The APLE is a state-funded competitive teacher-incentive program administered by the California Student Aid Commission. The APLE program is designed to encourage outstanding students to become teachers and serve in critical teacher shortage areas in California public elementary and secondary schools. Under the provisions of the APLE program, the commission may assume up to $11,000 in outstanding educational loan balances. (Preliminary Teacher Credential candidates only.)

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