Secondary Teaching Scholarships

To be a teacher one must first become an educator. There are many scholastic pathways to becoming a teacher. There are also many fields within education that you can specialize in. In this category of teaching scholarships you may find public or private funding assistance that will help you achieve your teaching goals. Continue reading to find out more about the range of possibilities within this major as well as about teaching scholarships.

If you want to major in teaching or in education, you have a host of options. Most academic programs brake teaching down into the following categories: early childhood, elementary, middle school, physical, secondary and special education degree programs are all widely available. What field you decide to major in will depend on your educational and vocational goals and expectations.

The career outlook for these careers in varied. Not all teachers are in equal demand. However, one thing is certain. Good teachers are always needed. We all have memories of that one individual who changed the way we saw the world, the way we thought about ourselves and the universe around us. You can be that person. You can have that impact on another human being. What could be greater than that?

For kindergarten and elementary school teachers, the jobs picture is average, with a 17% increase in jobs expected between now and 2020. High school teachers are expected to experience only a 7% increase in employment opportunities, which is much lower than the national average for all occupations. This slower than average growth will be the result of lower enrollment growth for high school age individuals. But be aware that the employment picture will vary from region to region.

To be a teacher you must pass through several steps. The first step is the completion of an accredited  bachelor's degree program in your educational field.  Then you must also have a state-issued certification or license. This certification process varies between states. Check with the Department of Education in your state to find out exactly what will be required of  you.

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Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award

Established in 1989, the Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award honors an individual, project, organization, or institution for outstanding contributions to equality and education for women and girls. The award is given for a broad range of activities including classroom teaching, education and research, and legal and legislative work in equality for women and girls. While the award focuses on education, the recipient need not be an educator.

Minority Teacher Scholarship

An individual is eligible for this Scholarship, if the individual: is a minority student (defined as Black or Hispanic); is admitted or already attends an eligible Indiana institution as a full-time student; intends to pursue or is pursuing a course of study that would enable the student, upon graduation, to teach in an accredited school in Indiana; agrees in writing to apply for a teaching position in an accredited school in Indiana following that student's certification as a teacher and, if hired, to teach for at least three years; and meets other minimum criteria established by the Commission for Higher Education. Minimum criteria to receive state financial aid, including the Minority Teacher Scholarship, include: Be an Indiana resident and an eligible U.S. citizen or permanent resident; Complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); and Not be in default on a federal student loan or in overpayment status on a federal student grant. To renew the Scholarship, a minority student who qualified for the initial Scholarship must maintain the cumulative grade point average (GPA) required for admission to the institution’s school of education or at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent if the school does not require a minimum GPA. Only first time undergraduate students are eligible to receive the Minority Teacher Scholarship.

T.R. and Irene Smedberg Memorial 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 Cazadero * College student living within EGUSD boundary areaMinimum Required Grade Point Average: 2.5Financial Need: NoPost Secondary Type of School: 4 Year College or UniversityCommunity CollegeSpecific Requirements for Applying:Math/Science major interested in Teaching Secondary LevelAttendance Requirement: * Full-Time Student * Part-Time Student Minimum 8 units/creditsRequired Participation In School Activities: YesRequired Participation In Community Activities: YesAdditional Qualifications:Consideration will be given to those who have exhibited volunteer hours serving the community of Elk Grove while pursuing their academic goals. Please attach a letter explaining if (and how) you are related to an active or deceased member of the Native Daughters of the Golden West. (This information will only be used to break a tie).Required Letters of Recommendation: Required 3 - from individuals who know you but are not relatives

Joye E. Witten Hays High/Felten Middle School Scholarship

Applicant must be a Hays High graduating senior planning to become a teacher. Must have attended Felten Middle School at least one semester.

Alison Miles Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time Secondary Education teacher credential candidate who has a student teaching placement at a middle school. Announced fall semester of credential program year. Minimum GPA as required for the program. Application for financial aid needs to be on file in the Financial Aid Office. Financial eligibility, as determined by the Financial Aid Office using federal and state guidelines, may be taken into consideration. For more information, contact the Credential Programs Office (707) 826-5867. Scholarship applications are available at the School of Education website. See website for deadline.

Litherland / FTE Scholarship

The Foundation for Technology Education proudly announces the $1,000 Litherland/FTE Scholarship in honor of Dr. Les Litherland. The scholarship is for an undergraduate student majoring in technology education teacher preparation. The award is based upon interest in teaching, academic ability, need, and faculty recommendations.Eligibility Requirements: * 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 be a current, full-time (as defined by the respective institution) undergraduate majoring in technology education teacher preparation.

Federal Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program

Under this program, individuals who have taught full-time for five consecutive complete academic years in certain elementary and secondary schools that serve low-income families and meet other qualifications may be eligible for forgiveness of up to $5,000, and in some cases up to $17,500, in principle and interest of their Direct Loan and/or Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFELP) loans and certain consolidation loans. For more information go to Click on the Repaying tab, and then select Cancellation and Deferment Options for Teachers.

Inspirational Educator Scholarship

 Pursuing a career in the education field  Half-time enrollment allowed  Submit two letters of recommendation from teachers, counselors, employers, coaches or other citing examples of how applicant has already worked in and will continue to work with the Hawaiian community  Submit essay on applicant’s commitment to education and how you would use scholarship funds for educational costs General criteria: • Must be a classified undergraduate student • Enrolled in a degree-seeking program, unless specifically noted • Enrolled in a two- or four-year, accredited* college institution in Hawai`i or the continental U.S. • Demonstrate interest in Hawaiian language, culture, history • Demonstrate a commitment to contribute to the greater community. *See website for accrediting bodies that are recognized by the Foundation. Applications are open to the general public. However, it is the policy of the Pauahi Foundation to give preference to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry to the extent permitted by law.

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.

Prospective Middle School Mathematics Teacher Course Work Scholarships

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support to college or university students preparing for teaching middle school mathematics. One scholarship, with a maximum value of $3,000, will be awarded to a person currently completing their junior year of college or university, scheduling for full-time study at a four- or five-year college or university in the next academic year, and pursuing a career goal of becoming a certified teacher of middle school mathematics. These scholarships are named in recognition of the generous contributions to mathematics education made by Edward Brennan.To apply for the scholarship, a written proposal must be submitted that includes evidence of the applicant’s past academic achievement in a college or university and the applicant’s commitment to pursue a teaching career in middle school mathematics. This scholarship can be applied to tuition, fees, course materials, and other expenses directly related to the recipient’s academic program of study. Any acquisition of equipment must support the applicant’s plan of study but not require more than 10 percent, or $300, of the entire scholarship.Applicants must submit a written proposal that identifies the remaining one or two years of collegiate coursework in mathematics or mathematics education required to earn certification; a detailed outline of the full-time study required to meet these requirements within two years of study, and the course titles and credits for mathematics and mathematics education courses already completed; and a budget to fund the plan. Applicants must be student members of NCTM.No person(s) may receive more than one award administered by the Mathematics Education Trust in the same academic year. Past recipients of the Edward Brennan Scholarship and employees or immediate family members of employees of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Christa McAuliffe Teacher Incentive Program

Eligibility requirements: Legal residents of Delaware. U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens. Full-time students enrolled at a Delaware college in an undergraduate program leading to teacher certification. High school seniors must rank in upper half of class and have a combined score of 1570 on the SAT. Undergraduates must have at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA. Awards may be provided for programs of study not available in Delaware or prorated for part-time students. Preference is given to applicants planning to teach in a critical need area as defined by the Delaware Department of Education. Award: Loan not to exceed cost of tuition, mandatory fees, and other direct educational expenses. 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.

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