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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.

Dorothy Jones Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: • Must be a student teacher working in Stanislaus Union School District• Letter of recommendation from CSU Stanislaus professor addressing student’s teaching potential GPA: 3.00

Ruckus House Scholarship

The Ruckus House Scholarship was developed in 2007 by current and former players of the Carolina Panthers to provide financial assistance to North Carolina residents who plan to attend college to pursue a career in early childhood, elementary, or special education. The Ruckus House Foundation is a non-profit organization that uses funds from charitable contributions and fundraising efforts.EligibilityApplicants must meet the following eligibility requirements: * Be accepted and enrolled in a public North Carolina college or university * Present one official transcript from the high school and college or university attended demonstrating at least a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) * Provide two letters of recommendation from teachers, employers, or administratorsRenewal Eligibility: Students must maintain a 3.25 GPA and provide one official transcript to the Foundation after each academic semester. Students will be given the opportunity and encouraged to volunteer or work at a Ruckus House Learning Center during the summer and/or school year.ValueTwo (2) to six (6) awards will be offered for the academic year. Each scholarship is valued up to $5,000 per academic year with renewal eligibility. Application ProcedureAll applicants must provide a complete application to be considered for this scholarship. In addition to the application, all applicants must provide an essay of 800 words or less that includes a brief biographical sketch; reason(s) why the applicant wants to teach; why they believe they deserve the scholarship; and future plans.If chosen as an award recipient, the student must complete an acceptance agreement committing to teach for five years.The application materials and other information can be obtained by downloading the application from the website or by contacting Mark Tracy at the Ruckus House Scholarship Foundation:

John I. & Madeleine R. Taeni Scholarship Fund

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

CAP Scholarship

A number of three-unit tuition credit scholarships are awarded each fall and spring to School of Education students who demonstrate financial need and show promise as a future teacher counselor or administrator.

Jean Kershaw Scholarship

The Jean Kershaw Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Jean Kershaw, a long-time OEA employee who died in the fall of 1985, after having served as secretary to 11 OEA presidents.The $2,000 scholarship is presented each year to1. a sophomore, junior, or fourth-year student in a five-year program in an approved teacher education program at an accredited Ohio college or university, OR2. must be a senior in an approved teacher education program at an Ohio college or university who has been formally accepted for graduate study in a master's degree of education program at an accredited Ohio college or university.All applicants must be current members of the Ohio Student Education Association and the NEA-Student Program. Applicants need to demonstrate success in their teacher education program, and provide evidence of financial need. Current members of the OEA Board of Directors are not eligible for this scholarship.

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.

Child Care Provider Scholarship

ELIGIBLE MAJORSChild development program or early childhood education program.ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTSYou and your parents (if you are a dependent student) must be Maryland residents. You must enroll at a two-year or four-year Maryland college or university as a full-time (12+ credits per semester) or part-time (6-11 credits per semester), degree-seeking undergraduate. Audited courses cannot be used to reach the minimum credit hours required for full-time or part-time status. You must enroll in a child development program or an early childhood education program. You may only attend part-time if you are working at least 15 hours a week at a child care or family day care center.FINANCIAL NEEDThis award is not based on need.AWARD AMOUNTFOR RENEWALS ONLY. An award for full-time attendance at a community college is $1,000 per year; a part-time award is $500 per year. An award for full-time attendance at a four-year institution is $2,000 per year; a part-time award is $1,000 per year. The total dollar amount of all State awards may not exceed your cost of attendance as determined by your school’s financial aid office or $19,000, whichever is less. Funds may not be available to award all eligible students.RENEWING AN AWARDYour award may be renewed if you maintain satisfactory academic progress at the college you attend, maintain a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA, and remain enrolled in an approved program. You and your parents must also remain Maryland residents. The award may be renewed for up to an additional three years.SERVICE OBLIGATIONYou must agree to complete an education program in early childhood education or child development and be employed as a director or senior staff member of a licensed Maryland child care center or as a family day care provider in Maryland on a full-time basis one year for each year, or portion thereof, you receive the award.NOTE: Teaching in a public school in Maryland will not fulfill the service requirement, nor will teaching as a kindergarten teacher. You must begin employment within six months of your graduation. If you do not meet your service obligation, your scholarship must be repaid with interest. If you hold this scholarship with any other award requiring a service obligation, you must perform your service in consecutive years.

California Retired Teachers Association

The Association provides a $2,000 scholarship to a senior or graduate student entering the field of teaching. The student is selected on the basis of financial need, academic achievement, and school and community activities. The most recent award was $2,000.

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.

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.

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