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.

Charlotte B. Stelling Endowment Fund

College of Education Full time students in the College of Education who qualify for financial aid, and have an academic objective of qualifying for a teaching credential.

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.

James Madison Memorial Fellowship

Criteria: 1. Must be a teacher, or plan to become a teacher, of American history, American government, or social studies at the secondary school level (grades 7-12). 2. Must be a United States citizen or national. 3. Must posses or plan to receive a bachelors degree. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view for more information and an application form.

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.

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.

Mathematics Graduate Course Work Scholarships for Grades 6-8 Teachers

The purpose of this grant is to provide financial support for improving teachers’ understanding of mathematics by completing graduate course work in mathematics. Scholarships with a maximum of $2,000 each will be awarded to persons currently teaching at the grades 6–8 level. Primary emphasis is placed on appropriate mathematics content courses. Mathematics education courses may also qualify if a suitable rationale is provided by the applicant. Proposals must address the following: rationale for the coursework, anticipated instructional improvements and expected impact on student learning outcomes.The applicant must (1) be a current Full Individual or E-Member of NCTM or teach at a school with a current NCTM PreK–8 school membership; (2) have taught school mathematics at least three years; and (3) intend to remain in teaching. No person(s) may receive more than one award administered by the Mathematics Education Trust in the same academic year. Past recipients of this scholarship are not eligible to reapply.

Mental Health Education Scholarship

Vantage Point Recovery is offering our annual General Education and Mental Health Education Scholarship! We are dedicated to helping to support education specific to mental health. Any student currently enrolled in an accredited college is considered eligible.

Harry Gilbert Memorial Scholarship

For a student who shows promise and leadership and plans to enter the teaching profession. Preference is given to students from the Pasadena Church of the Brethren.

Student Teaching Stipend for High-Needs Fields

The State's biennial budget was passed by the Indiana General Assembly, and one of the provisions in the budget is to create new student teacher stipend programs for students. This program is for students who plan to teach in "high-need" fields, which means a teaching specialty that affects the economic vitality of Indiana and in which there is a shortage of candidates. The Commission has determined which specialties are considered “high-need fields.” The Commission has defined high-need fields as middle or high school level math or science. Special education is included through statutory language. An individual may apply for a stipend if the individual: is a student who is enrolled in a course of study that would enable the student, upon graduation, to teach in an accredited school in Indiana in: special education; or a high-need field; will participate in student teaching as part of the student's degree requirements; has earned a cumulative grade point average upon entering 1 student teaching of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent as determined by the eligible institution; and meets any other minimum criteria established by the Commission. The student must show that he/she will engage in student teaching during the upcoming academic term. The stipend will be a maximum of $5,000 (if the student has a GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale) or $4,000 (if the student has a GPA of at least 3.0 and less than 3.5 on a 4.0 scale). The actual amount of the stipend will depend on the number of eligible applicants. FAFSA must be filed before a student can complete the online stipend application. It takes 5 to 7 business days from filing for FAFSA data to be available in the state's system. Therefore, the FAFSA must be filed in time for the student to meet the application deadline. Stipends will be awarded AFTER the application deadlines for each term.

Shirley Nelson Iverson Award

College/Department: Humanities & the Arts - English & Comparative Literature For outstanding and deserving freshman students with a 3.2 GPA who intend to become secondary level English teachers.

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