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.

Click on the links below to continue exploring the world of teaching scholarships.

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.

Teacher Scholarships for Professional Development

Our Teacher Scholarships for Professional Development are designed to enhance educational opportunities for students by helping teachers attend top-quality regional, national and international workshops and institutes in their chosen fields. The scholarships help cover the costs of tuition, travel, lodging and the expense of hiring substitute teachers. Applicants must currently be employed as an elementary or secondary teacher in an Oklahoma public school. They must also have at least two years of teaching experience in Oklahoma prior to the conference or meeting for which the scholarship will be used. Each application requires a statement of support from the applicant’s principal or superintendent.

7-12 Classroom Research Grants

The purpose of this grant is support and encourage classroom-based research in pre-college mathematics education in collaboration with college or university mathematics educators. Grants with a maximum of $6,000 each will be awarded to classroom teachers* currently teaching mathematics at the grades 7–12 level. The research must be a significant collaborative effort involving a college or university mathematics educator (a mathematics education researcher or a teacher of mathematics learning, teaching, or curriculum) and one or more grades 7–12 classroom teachers. The proposal may include, but is not restricted to, research on the following topics: * Curriculum development and implementation * Involvement of at-risk or minority students * Students’ thinking about a particular mathematics concept or set of concepts * Connection of mathematics to other disciplines * Focused learning and teaching of mathematics with embedded use of technology (any acquisition of equipment must support the proposed plan but not be the primary focus of the grant) * Innovative assessment or evaluation strategies(*The definition of a classroom teacher is an individual who spends half or more of his/her work time teaching in the classroom.)Involvement of preservice teachers is encouraged but not required. It is hoped that this research will lead to an article suitable for publication in the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education or in one of the NCTM school journals. Proposals must address the following: research design, the plan for collecting and analyzing data, and the anticipated impact on students’ learning.The applicant must be a current Full Individual or E-Member of NCTM or teach at a school having a current NCTM PreK-8 school membership. The college or university mathematics educator must be a member of the NCTM. No person(s) may receive more than one award administered by the Mathematics Education Trust in the same academic year. Past recipients of this grant are not eligible to reapply.

The James Madison Fellowship Program

Amount of Award: The maximum amount of each award is $24,000, prorated over the period of study. In no case shall the award exceed $12,000 for one academic year of study. Normally, Fellows receive less than these maximum amounts. Payments are made only for the actual costs of tuition, required fees, books, room, and board, and are made only for the minimum number of credits required for the award of the degree for which a Fellow is registered.Application Requirements/Description:Who is eligible to apply for a fellowship?U.S. citizens and U.S. nationals who demonstrate a commitment to civic responsibilities and to professional and collegial activities and who qualify for admission with graduate standing at an accredited university that offers a qualifying master’s degree program are eligible to apply. Applicants must be committed to teaching American history, American government, and/or social studies full time in grades 7-12.What is a "qualifying master’s degree program"?Qualifying master’s degrees include a Master of Arts in American history or political science, a Master of Arts in Teaching in history or social studies, or a related master’s degree in education that permits a concentration in American history, American government, or social studies. The university chosen for graduate study must offer courses, graduate seminars or opportunities for independent study in topics directly related to the framing and history of the U.S. Constitution. A content degree such as a Master of Arts in American history or political science is preferred to a Master of Arts in Teaching or a Master of Education.What are the selection criteria?Applicants are evaluated on their demonstrated commitment to a career teaching American history, American government, or social studies at the secondary school level; demonstrated intent to pursue and complete a program of graduate study that emphasizes the Constitution and offers classroom instruction in that subject; demonstrated devotion to civic responsibility; demonstrated capacity for graduate study and performance as classroom teachers, and their proposed courses of graduate study. Applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence.Applications may be obtained by downloading and printing an application from this Internet location (see the home page); or from ACT by writing to the James Madison Fellowship Program, P.O. Box 4030, 2201 North Dodge Street, Iowa City, Iowa 52243-4030; calling 1-800-525-6928 (8:30am-4:30pm CST); by fax: 319-337-1204; or by e-mail:

John I. & Madeleine R. Taeni Scholarship Fund

For students pursuing degrees in teaching, nursing, paramedic training, or emergency medical technician training.

William J. Befort Scholarship

Applicant must be a full-time student majoring in Teacher Education and show financial need. The awards will be divided equally between male and female students.

STEM Scholarships

The NSHSS Foundation provides STEM scholarships for underrepresented groups in order to help reduce financial barriers for those with academic and leadership potential and the desire to pursue STEM careers. We recognize that in order to increase diversity in the technology workforce, we must increase diversity in undergraduates. The Foundation awards scholarships to applicants who are pursuing a degree in, or closely related to, one of the following STEM disciplines: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering Biosciences/Pre-med/health-related fields Chemical Engineering Chemistry Civil Engineering Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences Computer and Computational Sciences, including Statistics and Accounting Electrical Engineering Geosciences Information Sciences Materials Science and Engineering Mathematics Mechanical Engineering Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering Nuclear Engineering Oceanography Operations Research Physics Teaching in STEM areas

Leonard And Janet Vaught Scholarship

Established by the Vaughts to provide support for Orleans graduates entering college to pursue an elementary or secondaryeducation degree.

Carol Murphy Memorial Endowment

Age Min: 25 GPA Min: 3.00 Specific Major: Business, Education State: Indiana Missouri Texas A College student presently enrolled in an accredited college / university who has maintained a "B" average [3.00 GPA on a 4.00 scale] during his / her college career OR GPA designated by specific scholarship; • A student returning to accredited college / university after period of absence from school must have at least a GPA of 3.00 on 4.00 scale

Rose Emery Scholarship

for a woman returning to school (adult learner) pursuing a career in the EDUCATION field that has financial need, shows leadership ability through involvement in school and community activities, and attains high academic achievement. Permanent residence must be in Laconia, Gilford, Gilmanton, Belmont, Sanbornton, or Alton NH.

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.

Creating an account only takes minutes and puts all available Secondary Teaching Scholarships that match your profile in front of you immediately from our extensive database of scholarship awards.

Create an Account