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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)

Frank and Wilma Craft Scholarship

Preference to juniors or seniors majoring in Technology Studies with an emphasis in woodworking, drafting, or construction; or History with an emphasis in Education. Applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA in their major field of study with a minimum 3.3 GPA overall, demonstrate financial need and show promise of post-graduate work.

Jane Fryer McConaughy Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements: 1. Student pursuing training in the ministry (youth ministry, theology, divinity etc.), missionary or education fields. 2. Indiana State Resident and/or attending college in the State of Indiana 3. Planning to enroll or has enrolled in an accredited college, seminary, or recognized training facility for ministers, missionaries, or teachers 4. Traditional, non-traditional, F/T, P/T, and graduate students Awards: Multiple awards are given every year. The number and amount of the award varies each year and is at the discretion of the ECCF Scholarship Committee. This is a one-year award, however students are encouraged to apply each year for up to four years. Special consideration is given to students who received this award in the previous year(s). To Apply: Please complete the “Universal Scholarship” application on the Elkhart County Community Foundation website.

Career Advancement Program Tuition Waiver

The Career Advancement Program Tuition Waiver is designed to reward Massachusetts's public school teachers in their first three years of teaching who have passed all three components of the Massachusetts Teachers Test. It is further believed that the Career Advancement Program Tuition Waiver helps to increase the retention of new teachers during the first three years when attrition is highest; by rewarding teachers with career advancement opportunities. Eligible public school teachers receive up to three tuition-free state-supported graduate courses, one for each of their first three years of teaching. The value of the tuition waivers is approximately $300 per course. Who Is Eligible? To be eligible for a Career Advancement Tuition Waiver, a student must: Have passed all three components of the Massachusetts Teachers Test. Be a public school teacher in the year he/she using the award. Be a permanent legal resident of Massachusetts. Be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen. Not be in default of a Federal or state loan or owe a refund on any previously received financial aid. File a current year Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Eligible Institutions The nine Massachusetts State Colleges and the four campuses of the University of Massachusetts. Award Amounts Career Advancement Tuition Waiver recipients shall be eligible for tuition for up to three state-supported graduate courses (in education or areas related to the teacher's subject matter), one for each of their first three years of teaching. Waivers must be used within two years of the year of teaching in a public school that has provided eligibility for the waiver. Individual student awards shall be up to the resident tuition rate at the participating institution. How Do I Apply? Contact the financial aid office at the institution you are attending or plan to attend for application requirements or deadlines.

Tony Marley Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria * Application Deadline: see website * 2.5 GPA required * Major in Teacher Education * Attending Ashland University * Extracurricular activities * Work experience * Community service * Financial need * Teacher recommendation required.

Kathy Schenking Scholarship

For high school seniors who are going on for further education. For students who plan to major in Education or Engineering.Students are urged to visit their high school counselor to find out about this opportunity.School: Coldwater High School

Int'l Order of Alhambra Scholarships

1. The applicant must be in preparation for placement in Special Education or have already been assigned to that work. Special Education is considered here to include teacher training for work with the mentally, physically and emotionally handicapped person. Applicant shall be entering at least the junior or senior year of college or in the case of clergy and religious, post graduate study.* 2. Teacher training in any of the above or related fields may be pursued at any accredited public or private university or college where bona fide special educational courses are offered. 3. There is no stipulation as to the overall length of time spent in pursuing training in Special Education. However, applicants for scholarship must give evidence that they will earn a minimum of three credit hours during any specified semester. *Post graduate study also applies to students in college in the state of California, Canada and Virginia.

Chiang Kai-Shek Scholarship

To assist a qualified student from the Republic of China who is enrolled in the doctoral program in education.

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.)

Delaware Teacher Corps

Eligibility requirements: Legal residents of Delaware. U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens. High school seniors must rank in upper half of graduating class and have a combined score of 1570 on the SAT. All applicants must have at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA. Full-time enrollment at a Delaware public college in an undergraduate or graduate program leading to teacher certification in a critical need area as defined by the Delaware Department of Education. Awards may be prorated for students enrolled part-time. First preference will be given to students who intend to teach middle and high school math and science. Second priority is given to students who intend to teach special education in a content area. Award: Loan not to exceed cost of tuition. Renewable for up to three additional years with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 Loan forgiveness provision at a rate of one year of teaching in a Delaware public school for one year of loan.

Education Scholarships - Loyola University Chicago

Two Half Tuition scholarships are offered to incoming freshmen entering the School of Education. Applicants must have a composite score of 22 or higher on the ACT or a 1010 or higher on the SAT. Qualified candidates who have already been admitted to Loyola may apply. Selected finalists are required to give a personal on-campus interview (please check date on website). Recipients must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher for renewal.

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