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.

Martha Bean Memorial Scholarship

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.

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.

Target Teachers Scholarships Program

This scholarship is offered to full- or part-time teachers working 20 hours or more per week at schools that are participating in Take Charge of Education. Eligible schools will be determined by Target.

Dr. Burton R. Brazil Scholarship Fund

College of Social Sciences - Political Science Applicants must be full time students, either graduate or undergraduate, majoring in political science, with a strong academic record and a commitment to a career in public service, including teaching. Applicants must submit a short statement on their career goals and how the scholarship will assist them in their studies.

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.

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+

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.

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.

Elizabeth Spencer Scholarship

Dr. Elizabeth Spencer, professor emeritus of special education, was chairperson of the Department of Special Education for many years and guided the establishment and early growth of departmental programs. Award * One award of approximately $770Selection Criteria * Achieve sophomore, junior, or senior status by fall semester * Exhibit outstanding academic achievement * Be a full-time student both fall and spring semesters * Major in mild or severe disabilities * Have been admitted to the teaching curriculum * Express a financial need

Suzanne Gemmell Student Teacher Scholarship

$500 to a student teacher with an average to high academic standing and financial need.

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