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.

Sherri Hittson Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility * Undergraduate Health Science or teaching major in School Health Education * First quarter Junior or higher * GPA of at least 2.7 * Financial need is not a factor Estimated Dollar Value: $500 Additional Information: Selection is made for the following fall semester.

Urban Teacher Scholarships

The Department of Education offers $3,000 stipends to teacher candidates who are either beginning or in the final stages of the Program. Stipends must be used for purposes such as obtaining extra education, to purchase supplies, or consulting with master teachers.

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+

Program of Mathematics Study & Active Professionalism Grants for Grades PreK-6 Teachers

The purpose of this grant is to provide financial support for teachers seeking to improve their understanding and appreciation of mathematics by completing course work in school mathematics content and pedagogy working toward an advanced degree, and taking an active professional approach toward teaching mathematics. The proposal may outline a study plan for a one-year, a two-year, or a three-year program. The plan may take several forms, such as a multi-year sequence of summer(s) and evening course work, institutes, graduate programs in mathematics education, or leaves of absence. A program grant with a maximum total of $24,000 will be awarded to a person currently teaching mathematics for at least 3 years, and teaching at least 50% of the time in classroom(s) at the grades PreK-6 level.Proposals must address the rationale for the coursework and professional activity, and the expected impact on teaching and student learning. The grant will advance funds to cover tuition, books, and other direct costs. The balance of the funds will be issued as a stipend upon submission of receipts and of an official transcript that demonstrates successful completion of the proposed mathematics course work. The intent of the balance of the grant is to provide funds so that the grantee can have the time to concentrate on this course work and professional activity. The grant may reimburse professional dues, conference attendance, childcare and such expenses pertinent to the proposed program.The applicant must be a current Full Individual or E-Member of NCTM or must teach at a school with a current NCTM PreK–8 school membership. The applicant must be presently teaching mathematics in grades PreK-6 and intend to continue teaching in the next school year. No person(s) may receive more than one award administered by the Mathematics Education Trust in the same academic year. Past recipients of this grant are not eligible to reapply.

The Applegate-Jackson-Parks Future Teacher Scholarship

One $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to the education student who best exemplifies the dedication to principle and high professional standards of Carol Applegate, Kay Jackson, and Dr. Anne Parks. WHO MAY APPLY Applicants are limited to graduate or undergraduate students majoring in education in institutions of higher learning throughout the United States. Officers, directors and employees of the National Institute for Labor Relations Research, the National Right to Work Committee, Members of the Selection Review Committee and their families are not eligible. CRITERIA FOR SELECTION The scholarship is awarded on the basis of scholastic ability and a demonstrated interest in the Institute’s work. Applicants must also: Demonstrate potential for the successful completion of the educational requirements in a college or university Department of Education program and the potential of a successful application for a teaching license; and submit a transcript of grades. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of voluntary unionism and the problems of compulsory unionism in relation to education by writing an original essay of approximately 500 words. SELECTION PROCESS After an initial review of the applicants by Institute staff, a Selection Review Committee of three or more independent educators and representatives of the Institute will review the essays and recommend the first, second and third-best essays to the NILRR Board of Directors. At its annual meeting in April, the Board will consider the recommendations of the Selection Committee and Institute staff and then make its final decision. If, in the opinion of the Board, no applicant meets all the criteria, no recipient will be selected. The scholarship will be paid to the institution of higher learning which the recipient plans to attend, and the recipient will be required to provide a copy of his/her transcript from that institution at the end of the academic year. APPLICATION PROCEDURE A total application consists of three parts: A completed formal application; A copy of the most up-to-date transcript of grades; A typewritten essay of approximately 500 words clearly demonstrating an interest in, and knowledge of, the Right to Work principle as it applies to educators. Applications must be received between October 1 and December 31. All mailed submissions must be postmarked by December 31. Or, you may use the ONLINE APPLICATION. But, it is your responsibility to confirm that we received your entire application regardless of your choice of method to make your application transmission.

Scholarships for Teachers

Application Requirements/Description:AASA award and scholarship programs recognize excellence and profile best practices in public education and honor leaders from inside and outside the field whose contributions have made a significant impact on the lives and learning of children.AASA partners with leading corporations with an interest in public education on selected programs and encourages interested organizations to join with us to initiate and sustain new programs honoring excellence in public education.

WGU Future STEM Teachers of America Scholarship

WGU Missouri is pleased to offer the Future STEM Teachers of America Scholarship. This scholarship is available to those planning to pursue a teaching license in math or science and each scholarship is valued at up to $5,000. Eligibility Requirements To be eligible for this scholarship, students must: Complete an application for admission. Submit official transcripts of all prior college work. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Be officially admitted to a WGU Missouri Teachers College licensure program in one of the STEM fields. Interview with a WGU Scholarship Counselor prior to award decision. Multiple scholarships will be awarded. However, this is a competitive program and scholarships will be awarded based on a candidate’s academic record, financial need, readiness for online study at WGU Missouri, and current competency, plus other considerations. NOTE: This scholarship is designed for new WGU Missouri students only. Students are eligible to apply for these scholarships during the enrollment process and up to 60 days after starting a degree program. WGU employees and their spouses are not eligible to receive this scholarship.

Graduate Equity Fellowship Program

California State University, San Bernardino annually awards Graduate Equity Fellowships to educationally or financially disadvantaged students, including under represented ethnic minority, women, or disabled graduate students during an academic year. The goal of the Graduate Equity Fellowship Program is to assist under-represented students in the completion of a masters degree at CSUSB, and encourage them to pursue a doctorate and teach at the university level. The award is based on academic achievement, financial need, and the potential for going on to a Ph.D., and eventually teaching at the university level. Fellowships are renewable for an additional year, on a competitive basis. Awards average over $2,000 during an academic year. For more information please contact the Graduate Studies Office at (909) 537-5058.

The James Madison Fellowship Program

Amount of Award: The maximum amount of each award is $24,000, prorated over the period of study. In no case shall the award exceed $12,000 for one academic year of study. Normally, Fellows receive less than these maximum amounts. Payments are made only for the actual costs of tuition, required fees, books, room, and board, and are made only for the minimum number of credits required for the award of the degree for which a Fellow is registered.Application Requirements/Description:Who is eligible to apply for a fellowship?U.S. citizens and U.S. nationals who demonstrate a commitment to civic responsibilities and to professional and collegial activities and who qualify for admission with graduate standing at an accredited university that offers a qualifying master’s degree program are eligible to apply. Applicants must be committed to teaching American history, American government, and/or social studies full time in grades 7-12.What is a "qualifying master’s degree program"?Qualifying master’s degrees include a Master of Arts in American history or political science, a Master of Arts in Teaching in history or social studies, or a related master’s degree in education that permits a concentration in American history, American government, or social studies. The university chosen for graduate study must offer courses, graduate seminars or opportunities for independent study in topics directly related to the framing and history of the U.S. Constitution. A content degree such as a Master of Arts in American history or political science is preferred to a Master of Arts in Teaching or a Master of Education.What are the selection criteria?Applicants are evaluated on their demonstrated commitment to a career teaching American history, American government, or social studies at the secondary school level; demonstrated intent to pursue and complete a program of graduate study that emphasizes the Constitution and offers classroom instruction in that subject; demonstrated devotion to civic responsibility; demonstrated capacity for graduate study and performance as classroom teachers, and their proposed courses of graduate study. Applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence.Applications may be obtained by downloading and printing an application from this Internet location (see the home page); or from ACT by writing to the James Madison Fellowship Program, P.O. Box 4030, 2201 North Dodge Street, Iowa City, Iowa 52243-4030; calling 1-800-525-6928 (8:30am-4:30pm CST); by fax: 319-337-1204; or by e-mail:

Child Development Grant Program

For Future Child Care Career. The Child Development Grant Program (Program) is a need-based grant designed to encourage students to enter the field of child care and development in a licensed children

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