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.

Gateway Mathematics Education Scholarships

The Gateway Math Education Scholarship Program offers both financial and academic support for community college transfer students intending to become mathematics teachers in New York City.

Barbara Habstritt Scholarship

Special Qualifications: • Applicant must be a graduating HS Senior from Oshkosh West • Pursuing a career in education/teaching • Applicant must be attending any Wisconsin University or CollegeRequirements:# Transcripts# ACT or SATNot renewable.

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

Shelby Obershaw Teacher Education Scholarship

The scholarship provides an award to a student in a teacher preparation program leading to the multiple subject or single subject credential at CSUSB. Applicants must have completed 12 units toward the credential and have a minimum 3.0 grade point average during their junior and senior years. The most recent award was $1,950.

Pastor's Discount

The Pastor's Discount provides a percentage discount on tuition charges for pastors, pastors' spouses, and the children of pastors. For the dependent child of a pastor to qualify for the discount, each of the following statements must be true: A. The student was born after January 1, 1983. B. The student will be working on a BA or BS Degree or teaching credential. C. The student is not married. D. The student does not have any children. In addition, the student must be enrolled full-time (12 or more units) in the Fall and Spring, or half-time (6 or more units) in the Summer, through the end of the Refund Period.

Bruce A. Sering Scholarship

Eligibility: * Awarded to members of the IU Student Foundation. * Preference will be given to students majoring in education and planning to be teachers.

USF Dissertation Fellowship Program

Members of one of the following groups: African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, or American Indians, and are U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents. Candidates must have completed all course work leading to the doctorate and must be considering a career in college teaching in one of the following fields: Business (Family Business, Sustainable Organizations); Education (Educational Philosophy and Foundations, Research Methods, Higher Education and Student Affairs); English; Chemistry; History (African American, California, Islamic World, 18th-19th Century Europe); Information Systems; Mathematics; Nursing (Adult Surgical Nursing); Organizational Development/Behavior; Philosophy; Public Administration; or Theology and Religious Studies. Pending funding, the Program provides a stipend of $32,000 and limited support for relocation and research-related expenses. The University of San Francisco invites applications from underrepresented scholars for the USF Dissertation Fellowship Program. Program: Scholars complete the dissertation and initiate an ongoing program of scholarly or creative work, and become familiar with the usual service responsibilities of a university faculty member. Scholars teach one course in the discipline each semester and serve the University in various capacities. Additional support includes office space, computer and library privileges. The University of San Francisco is a Jesuit Catholic University founded in 1855 to educate leaders who will fashion a more humane and just world. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to work in a culturally diverse environment and to contribute to the mission of the University. Application: Applicants should submit a letter of application (indicating area of expertise), curriculum vitae, transcripts, dissertation prospectus or proposal and timeline, brief description of research plans, evidence of teaching ability (including student evaluations), and three letters of recommendation.

Dolores Delmaestro Raneri Scholarship Fund

College of Education Applicants must be full-time undergraduate or graduate students with a minimum of 12 units, fully matriculated and a GPA of 3.0 or higher with demonstrated financial need. Students must be preparing for a career in teaching.

Bright Horizons Family Solutions Future Teacher Directors Scholarships

Criteria: 1. Must be pursuing a degree in teaching. 2. Must be a graduate student. 3. Must have at least one year of experience directing a child care program. 4. Must have at least one year of teaching or directing experience at an NAEYC accredited program. Contact Information: Students interested in applyling for this scholarship should view for more information and an application form.

Fulgham-Fulghum National Foundation Scholarship

The FFNFF offers one $1,000.00 scholarship annually on a competitive basis to High School seniors accepted by a college or University. Applicants must be made on an official Fulgham-Fulghum Family Scholarship Application form. Applicants must request a FFNFF form by U.S. Postal Service mail from Rev. Peter C. Fulgham. Applicants MUST include a self-addressed envelope bearing first class postage with their request for an application form. The deadline for requesting an application form is March 15th each year. The deadline for submitting completed applications is April 15th each year. Priority will be given to High School Seniors entering a post-secondary program leading to a career in the teaching profession. Eligibility is limited to High School seniors. The completed application must contain the following information: The completed official FFNFF application form; Acceptance information by an accredited college or university; A summary of academic achievement in high school and any college work to date. Official transcripts are required; A list of the applicant's outside the classroom achievements and volunteer work; A 150-word essay The applications are reviewed by the Scholarship Committee, and the award is made each year to the applicant deemed most deserving based on the complete application. The scholarship recipient will be notified by the end of June. Only the successful applicant will be notified.

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