Education Scholarships

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)

Child Development Grant Program

Child Development Grants are for outstanding students who are pursuing a child development permit as a teacher, master teacher, site supervisor, or program director to work at a licensed children's center. Selected students attending a four year university may receive $2,000 each year, for up to two years. The maximum amount awarded is $6,000. Grant recipients must work full time at an eligible California children's center for one year for each year they receive grants. To qualify, students must be enrolled at least half-time in coursework leading to their permit during the academic year. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information. This program is subject to the availability of federal funds.

Litherland/FTE Scholarship

* Applicant must be member of the International Technology Education Association (Membership may be enclosed with scholarship application). * Applicant must not be a senior by application deadline. * Applicant must not be a current, full-time (as defined by the respective institution) undergraduate majoring in technology education teacher preparation.

Pacific Premier Bank Scholarship

Pacific Premier Bank Scholarship Honoring Bing Wong for his Leadership in Scholarship Philanthropy is provided to a student enrolled in the masters program in the College of Education or interested in pursuing a masters degree, demonstrates an interest to continue education beyond a masters degree. Financial need is considered but not essential.

Education Scholarships

Education Scholarships are awarded to a select group of outstanding entering freshmen and transfer students who have demonstrated academic excellence and leadership potential and have chosen to major in education.

William Schreck Education Scholarship

School/Area Eligibility For Scholarship: * Elk Grove High * Laguna Creek High * Sheldon High * Florin High * Monterey Trail High * Valley High * Franklin High * Pleasant Grove High * Calvine High * William Daylor High * Las Flores * Rio CazaderoMinimum Required Grade Point Average: 3.0Financial Need: YesPost Secondary Type of School: 4 Year College or UniversitySpecific Requirements for Applying: Interest in EducationAttendance Requirement: Full-Time StudentRequired Participation In School Activities: YesRequired Participation In Community Activities: YesRequired Letters of Recommendation: Required

Gladys Nation Tate Endowed Scholarship

For the encouragement and support of students who are entering the field of Education. Recipients must be a junior or senior Teacher Education major who demonstrates financial need.

SC Teaching Fellows Program

The mission of the South Carolina Teaching Fellows Program is to recruit talented high school seniors into the teaching profession and to help them develop leadership qualities. Each year, the program provides fellowships to up to 200 high school seniors. Awards: Up to $6,000 yearly scholarship for four years, including $300 a year for summer enrichment. Eligibility: Written and oral application process, high academic achievement, a history of service to the school and community, and a desire to teach South Carolina's children.

Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars Schp

To qualify for the scholarship, each applicant must meet the following criteria: 1. Be a certified tribal member. 2. Plan to work on a reservation in the field of Education or Social Service. 3. Be accepted in, or already attending, an accredited college or university, enrolled in an undergraduate degree program, and preferably entering or in his/her Junior year. 4. Maintain a 3.0 average and carry at least 10 quarter hours or 8 semester hours. This allows for a work-study program and is required for consideration for renewal. To qualify for renewal of the scholarship award, the recipient must submit: 1. A written statement of financial need and verification of current address. 2. An official transcript of grades for the last 2 semesters or last 3 quarters of academic work. Requests for renewal will be accepted between April 1 and June 15 and must be on file by June 15.

College of Education Scholarships

Criteria: All students pursuing a degree offered through the College of Education should apply. There is one scholarship application for all the scholarships offered by the college. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view for more information and an application form.

Bill Kane Undergraduate Scholarship

This award is a $1,000 scholarship awarded annually to an undergraduate health education major at an accredited college/university in the United States or a U.S. territory. Application materials must be received by November 15. The recipient will be notified in December. Eligibility The award is open to any student officially recognized as an undergraduate health education major at an accredited college/university in the United States or a U.S. territory. To be eligible, the applicant must be currently enrolled full-time at a college or university for both the fall and spring semesters of the academic year during which the student is applying. The student must have sophomore, junior, or senior status at the time of application. Applicants must have a minimum, current overall grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale at the SHAPE America application deadline, which is November 15. Prior SHAPE America undergraduate award recipients may not apply Application Procedures The completed application form must be received by November 15 of each year. All application materials must be submitted simultaneously. Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed. Application must include the student's essay (see application form) that addresses what the student hopes to accomplish as a health educator in training and in the future. The essay should include the attributes and aspirations brought to the field of health education. This essay must be typed, double-spaced, and approximately 400–450 words in length.

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