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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 Teaching Fellows Program

Entering freshmen with 2.75 high school GPA on a 4.0 scale. Continuing college student with a college GPA of 2.5. At least 18 on ACT or 850 on SAT or be in the top 25% of their high school class. Must agree to teach at a K-12 level in a Tennessee public school one year for each year the awards is received. Tennessee resident attending a Tennessee institution.

Michael Moody Fitness

The Michael Moody Fitness Scholarship offers $1,500 to a high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student who has demonstrated outstanding achievement, participation and leadership in school activities and work experience, and interest in pursuing a career in the health and fitness related fields. The student may apply and use the money for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. The scholarship is sponsored by Michael Moody Fitness. The 2017 program will be accepting scholarship applications from August 2nd, 2017 until 1,000 scholarship applications are submitted or July 15th, 2018, whichever comes first. Your scholarship application MUST be one of the first 1,000 submitted by the deadline date.

Wallace N. Weber MD Scholarship

Preference to applicants with a major in elementary or secondary education.

Edith E. Smith Memorial Scholarship

College of Social Sciences - History History major interested in pursuing a career in elementary/secondary education. Overall GPA of 3.0 with a 3.5 in major.

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 www.studentaid.ed.gov. Click on the Repaying tab, and then select Cancellation and Deferment Options for Teachers.

Continuing Education Scholarships – Credentialed Classroom Teachers and Counselors

Purpose – California State PTA offers scholarships ($500) to encourage PTA members to continue their education and pursue studies in higher education in California. The Continuing Education Scholarship Program recognizes volunteer service by providing funds for PTA members to register for courses at accredited colleges, universities, trade or technical schools in the State. Eligibility – For the Continuing Education Scholarship for Credentialed Classroom Teachers and Counselors, successful applicants meet the following criteria: Current member of PTA unit in good standing with full time teaching or counseling contract at that PTA school for current year Teacher or counselor employed full time in California public school during preceding academic year Minimum of three (3) years' teaching/ counseling experience in California public school Plan to continue as a teacher or counselor Scholarship used for advanced studies at accredited colleges, universities, trade or technical schools in California Scholarship utilized during the period January 1 to December 31 with courses completed by December 31 of year following award of scholarship Provide proof of enrollment and completion of coursework to California State PTA by June 1 Completed application and reference forms with letters received by California State PTA by October 15. Selection – Each year, the California State PTA Scholarship and Grant Committee carefully reads and vets each scholarship application. All applicants are notified of their status in January. Continuing Education Scholarship winners receive a letter of congratulations and recognition certificate from California State PTA along with a check. Application Tips – Before submitting your scholarship application packet to California State PTA, please remember to check that it includes: Completed application form and packet submitted by October 15. Copy of your current PTA membership card on 81/2" x 11" sheet of paper Descriptive essay (maximum 2 pages) outlining: Your current teaching/ counseling assignment Other teaching/ counseling assignments and dates of service How course(s) specified in the application will improve your effectiveness as a teacher/ counselor Your involvement in PTA/ school/ student extracurricular activities Two (2) completed reference forms and letters, written specifically for this application, which provide an evaluation of your abilities and characteristics as an applicant, comment on your personal and professional qualifications and discuss your PTA/ school/ student extracurricular activities First reference – Written by your current administrator, or representative Second reference – Written by current PTA president, or representative Remember to ask that reference forms and letters be given to you in a sealed envelope for you to include in your scholarship application packet.

Future Teachers Scholarship

The Future Teachers Scholarship Program was established by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education as an incentive to encourage the preparation of teachers in critical shortage areas in the public schools of Oklahoma. ELIGIBILITY The student must be a resident of Oklahoma. The student must be nominated by the college in which they are enrolled on the basis of one of the following criteria: A. cumulative high school grade point average ranking in the top 15 percent of his or her high school graduating class; OR B. ACT or SAT score ranking in the top 15 percent for high school graduates of the same year; OR C. admission to a professional education program at an accredited Oklahoma institution of higher education; OR D. an undergraduate record of outstanding success, as defined by the institution. Full-time and part-time students are eligible for the scholarship; however, highest priority will be given to full-time students. Scholarship recipients must maintain no less than a 2.5 cumulative grade point average. Each recipient must agree to teach in a shortage area in Oklahoma public schools for a minimum of three consecutive years upon graduation and licensure as a teacher. Recipients may receive the scholarship for not more than four years, or the equivalent of four years, of full-time study. APPLICATION PROCESS A new application must be submitted each academic year. Application deadlines are established by individual institutions. Completed applications are to be submitted to the nominating institution. The following documentation is required: A. First-time freshman must submit a copy of their high school transcript and ACT or SAT score, whichever is applicable. B. Students who have attended a postsecondary institution must submit official transcripts from all institutions attended. C. All students must submit the essay portion of the application on a separate sheet. Institutions will submit scholarship candidates and alternates in priority order to the State Regents office. The State Regents office will notify institutions of awards. AMOUNT OF SCHOLARSHIP An award amount for each nominated student will be determined by the college the student attends. The following annual award limits have been set by the State Regents: Enrollment Hours Completed Toward Baccalaureate Degree Maximum Annual Award Full-time 60 hours and above $1,500 Full-time Less than 60 hours $1,000 Part-time 60 hours and above $750 Part-time Less than 60 hours $500 For purposes of this program, full-time enrollment means not less than 12 credit hours per semester for undergraduates and not less than nine credit hours per semester for graduate students. Part-time enrollment means not less than six credit hours per semester.

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.

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

Pauline Huxman and Duane Murphy Endowed Scholarship

Applicants must be upper division or graduate certification returning students who live west of Highway 81. First preference will be given to students majoring in Special Education, Communication Disorders or Education with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Preference also will be given to students who indicate that they are going into the teaching profession within the state of Kansas.

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