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.

Earl V. Pullias Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship funds are awarded to students who are committed to the teaching profession and the advancement of education rooted in values and principles. Incoming students are eligible for this scholarship. Awards are determined by faculty and program staff upon review of admissions applications during the admissions process. Recipients will be notified of their awards before the start of their program.

Pi Lambda Theta Scholarships

Applications are on-line at or call (800) 487-3411 to receive information by mail. Awards vary from $200 to $1,000. A number of categories exist including music, physical education, counseling, psychology, and classroom teaching. Distinguished student scholar awards are also available.

Delta Kappa-Gamma Alpha Epsilon Scholarship

Eligibility: • Must be admitted to the Teacher Credential Program• Financial need required GPA: 3.00

The Renshaw Fellowship

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. Eligibility: 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? Headshot 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.

Janet Monroe Wendschlag and Bryan John Wendschlag Memorial Scholarship Fund

In their memory the family has established a scholarship to be awarded to a junior or senior student pursuing an art, music or elementary education degree. The student must be a North Dakota resident and a graduate of a North Dakota high school.

Susan De Christofaro- Rogers Scholarship

Provides scholarships for students majoring in Child Development.

Metropolitan Printing Service Scholarship, Phi Delta Kappa

Eligibility: * Awarded to students with financial need advancing toward a teacher certificate from Phi Delta Kappa International. * $1,000 per year. * For more information, contact the scholarship committee of Phi Delta Kappa International.

Alta T. and Daniel B. Straley Scholarship

Special Qualifications: • Applicant must plan to pursue a career in education/teaching • Scholastic ability, and financial need is also requirements for this scholarship.Requirements:# Transcripts# ACT or SATRenewable: YesRenewal Criteria: GPA of 2.5+

Marilyn Yarbrough Dissertation/Teaching Fellowship - Kenyon College

The program is for scholars in the final stages of their doctoral work who need only to finish the dissertation to complete requirements for the Ph.D. Kenyon will provide a stipend of $32,500, plus health benefits, housing, and a small moving allowance. The College will also provide an allowance to cover travel to conferences or for consultation with the dissertation director. Kenyon will assist the Fellow in finding college housing. The Fellow will be provided an office, a networked computer, and secretarial support services. Faculty colleagues at Kenyon recognize and embrace the opportunity to welcome and mentor new faculty members. Eligibility to apply for the Marilyn Yarbrough Dissertation/Teaching Fellowship is limited to those meeting all of the following four criteria who are citizens or nationals of the United States or otherwise protected individuals as defined in 8 USC 1324b(a)(3)(B).

Marilla A. and Earl C. Salisbury Endowed Scholarship

First consideration will be given to direct descendents of Marilla Salisbury. Preference to students preparing for a career in teacher education. Financial need considered but not required. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.500.

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