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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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.
Eligibility: Education Major • Accepted into the Teacher Credential Program• U.S. citizen and legal resident of California GPA: 3.00
School/Area Eligibility For Scholarship: Florin HighMinimum Required Grade Point Average: 3.0Financial Need: NoPost Secondary Type of School: 4 Year College or UniversitySpecific Requirements for Applying: Pursuing a career in TeachingAttendance Requirement: Full-Time StudentRequired Participation In School Activities: YesRequired Participation In Community Activities: YesRequired Letters of Recommendation: Required 2
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.
College/Department: Humanities & the Arts - Linguistics & Language Development For a part-time or full-time, fully matriculated student majoring in either Linguistics or Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Applicants must have demonstrated commitment to community service among diverse groups, have completed either 9 undergraduate or 6 graduate units in LLD with a GPA of 3.0, and write a one-page statement describing what they have learned from their community service.
Program Description: The HSF/Pfizer Fellowship Program is available on a competitive basis to Hispanic graduate students at selected universities and in selected majors. The fellowship includes a $10,000 award for the academic year, and a paid Summer internship in New York. A renewal award of $10,000 for a second year is contingent upon participation in internship and continued academic success. Eligibility Requirements: Be of Hispanic heritage Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired) Be a graduate student enrolled full-time during the upcoming academic year, at one of the following institutions in one of the specified schools: Carnegie Mellon - The Heinz School Columbia University - Teachers College, Columbia Business School, School of Public Health Cornell University - School of Industrial and Labor Relations, School of Management, Public Policy, School of Public Health, Cornell Medical School Harvard University - School of Public Health, Harvard Business School/Woodrow Wilson, Harvard Medical School John Hopkins University - School of Public Health Massachusetts Institute of Technology - School of Management New York University - Stern Northwestern University - School of Business Stanford University - School of Business University of California-Berkeley - School of Public Health University of California-Los Angeles - Anderson School of Management University of Chicago - Graduate School of Business University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana - Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - School of Public Health, School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania - School of Business University of Texas at Austin - School of Business University of Texas at Houston - School of Public Health University of Washington at Seattle - School of Pharmacy, School of Public Health, School of Medicine Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent) Must apply for Federal Financial Aid Be available to participate in a mandatory, paid 12-week Summer internship in New York City.
Scholarship DescriptionThese scholarships offer students the opportunity to take advantage of the combined language and international study resources of the Monterey Institute and Middlebury College. To be eligible for the scholarship, candidates must be admitted to a degree program in International Policy Studies, International Environmental Policy, Public Administration, Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies, Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, International Business (MBA), or Teaching Foreign Language, for fall at the Monterey Institute of International Studies.With this unusual offer of combined study, the Monterey Institute seeks individuals committed to rigorous language study, master’s-degree training, and professional skill development to address global issues of development, fair trade, international commerce, environmental preservation, nuclear nonproliferation, and other critical issues of our time. Betty and David Jones Language Scholarship recipients will be chosen on the basis of academic credentials, experience, and commitment to building a more peaceful world.Through this offer, two types of awards will be made:Scholarships for tuition, room and board will be awarded for the Middlebury Language Schools program in either Middlebury, Vermont or at Mills College in Oakland, California.Scholarships for tuition only will be awarded for the Monterey Institute Summer Intensive Language Program or the English Preparation for Graduate Students program.Languages of Study at Middlebury College’s Language SchoolsScholarships are offered only for the following languages and levels:Arabic - Beginning or intermediate (Mills College)Chinese (Mandarin) - IntermediateFrench – Intermediate (Mills College)Japanese - IntermediateRussian – IntermediateSpanish – Beginning or intermediateLanguages of Study at Monterey Institute’s Summer Intensive Language ProgramsArabic - Beginning or intermediateChinese (Mandarin) - IntermediateEnglish –English Preparation for Graduate StudiesFrench – IntermediateJapanese – IntermediateRussian – IntermediateSpanish – Beginning or intermediatePrograms at the Monterey Institute of International StudiesScholarships are offered only for students admitted to one of the following master’s programs:International Business (MBA)International Policy Studies (IPS)International Environmental Policy (IEP)Public Administration in International Management (MPA)Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies (NPTS)Teaching Foreign Language (TFL)Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (BAIS)QualificationsBy the time of enrollment at the Monterey Institute in fall, students must demonstrate that they meet the language proficiency requirements for their program of study.MBA, IPS, IEP, MPA, NPTS, BAIS students are required to be at the following levels by the time of enrollment at the Monterey Institute:Arabic and Spanish: Ready to begin studies at the second college level, minimumChinese (Mandarin), English, French, Japanese, and Russian: Ready to begin studies at the third-year college level.Teaching Foreign Language students must be at the minimum fourth year college-level in their desired teaching language.One summer of intensive language training is the equivalent of one full year of college language study during the regular academic year. Students who successfully complete their studies with a grade of B or better, should meet the Monterey Institute entry requirements.
This special scholarship is provided to assist students enrolled in teacher training programs.
The Collaborative Teachers Tuition Waiver encourages Massachusetts's public school teachers to become mentors to full-time student teachers from State colleges and universities. The program is designed to support the professional development of public school teachers in the Commonwealth. Under the agreement, the mentoring teacher receives a waiver for up to one graduate-level course for each student teacher he/she mentors. The waiver can be used for courses in education or related to the teacher's major field offered by State colleges and the University of Massachusetts.
Who Is Eligible?
To be eligible for a Collaborative Teachers Tuition Waiver, a student must:
Agree to mentor a student teacher from a State college or university in their classroom.
Be a public school teacher in the year he/she is using the award.
Be a permanent legal resident of Massachusetts.
Be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen.
Not be in default of a Federal or State loan or owe a refund on any previously received financial aid.
File a current year Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The nine Massachusetts State Colleges and the four campuses of the University of Massachusetts.
Collaborative Teachers shall be eligible for a tuition waiver for up to one state-supported graduate-level course for each student teacher mentored with a maximum of one student teacher mentored per semester. Collaborative Teachers can request waivers for up to two years after the completion of the mentoring relationship for which eligibility is based. Individual student awards shall be no more than the resident graduate tuition rate at the participating institution.
How Do I Apply?
Contact the financial aid office at the institution you are attending or plan to attend for application requirements or deadlines. You can also call the Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance at (617) 391-6070 to obtain more information.
The Renshaw Fellowship Program supports the study and shaping of school curricula by providing grants to those seeking to become superintendents; curriculum developers; or influential scholars teaching, writing, and lecturing on educational issues.
Each Renshaw Fellowship recipient receives a $12,000 grant.
The Renshaw Fellowship is granted to current doctoral students or applicants to doctoral programs in education.
Applicants must be members of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.
Graduate Fellowship applicants must engage in graduate studies for the purpose of teaching at the college level or seeking to become a superintendent or curriculum developer.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens, who will be enrolled in a full-time graduate program.
Those attending pre-professional (medical, law, divinity, business, etc.) schools are ineligible.
Applicants may apply for more than one fellowship in any given academic cycle. For each fellowship sought, applicants must submit separate copies of all components of the application.
Required Application Materials
An original, five- to ten-page essay responding to the following question: What role do educators have in maintaining a free society?
One-page outline of prior education, awards, fellowships, and internships
Three- to five-page personal, philosophical, and professional autobiography
Five- to ten-page academic writing sample
Three academic letters of recommendation (Must be sent by the recommender and include the Graduate Fellowships Program Letter of Recommendation Form)
Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work (May be mailed by the issuing institution or the applicant)
Brief responses to the following four questions:
Why the applicant has chosen teaching as a profession
Why the applicant desires a fellowship
How the applicant heard about the ISI Fellowship Program
Signed declaration of intent to teach
Personal philosophical statement and academic writing samples must be 12 point standard font and double spaced.
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
Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences
Computer and Computational Sciences, including Statistics and Accounting
Materials Science and Engineering
Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
Teaching in STEM areas
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