Secondary 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.

Hearlihy/FTE Grant for Excellence in Teaching Tech

* Applicant must be a member of the International Technology Education Association. (Membership may be enclosed with scholarship application). * Applicant must be a teacher (elementary or secondary) who is successfully integrating technology education within the school curriculum. (Applicant above the elementary school level must be a Technology Teacher.)

Future Teachers Scholarship

The Future Teachers Scholarship Program was established by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education as an incentive to encourage the preparation of teachers in critical shortage areas in the public schools of Oklahoma. ELIGIBILITY The student must be a resident of Oklahoma. The student must be nominated by the college in which they are enrolled on the basis of one of the following criteria: A. cumulative high school grade point average ranking in the top 15 percent of his or her high school graduating class; OR B. ACT or SAT score ranking in the top 15 percent for high school graduates of the same year; OR C. admission to a professional education program at an accredited Oklahoma institution of higher education; OR D. an undergraduate record of outstanding success, as defined by the institution. Full-time and part-time students are eligible for the scholarship; however, highest priority will be given to full-time students. Scholarship recipients must maintain no less than a 2.5 cumulative grade point average. Each recipient must agree to teach in a shortage area in Oklahoma public schools for a minimum of three consecutive years upon graduation and licensure as a teacher. Recipients may receive the scholarship for not more than four years, or the equivalent of four years, of full-time study. APPLICATION PROCESS A new application must be submitted each academic year. Application deadlines are established by individual institutions. Completed applications are to be submitted to the nominating institution. The following documentation is required: A. First-time freshman must submit a copy of their high school transcript and ACT or SAT score, whichever is applicable. B. Students who have attended a postsecondary institution must submit official transcripts from all institutions attended. C. All students must submit the essay portion of the application on a separate sheet. Institutions will submit scholarship candidates and alternates in priority order to the State Regents office. The State Regents office will notify institutions of awards. AMOUNT OF SCHOLARSHIP An award amount for each nominated student will be determined by the college the student attends. The following annual award limits have been set by the State Regents: Enrollment Hours Completed Toward Baccalaureate Degree Maximum Annual Award Full-time 60 hours and above $1,500 Full-time Less than 60 hours $1,000 Part-time 60 hours and above $750 Part-time Less than 60 hours $500 For purposes of this program, full-time enrollment means not less than 12 credit hours per semester for undergraduates and not less than nine credit hours per semester for graduate students. Part-time enrollment means not less than six credit hours per semester.

Kamehameha Schools Class of 1963 Scholarship

 Pursuing a degree that will support the following areas of interest: Advancing the Hawaiian Language, Charter School Support, Land Stewardship or Early Childhood Education and Literacy  Submit one letter of recommendation from a teacher or a community member/organization who can comment on your overall character, achievement and contribution to serve the greater community General criteria: • Must be a classified undergraduate student • Enrolled in a degree-seeking program, unless specifically noted • Enrolled in a two- or four-year, accredited* college institution in Hawai`i or the continental U.S. • Full-time status, unless specifically noted • Demonstrate interest in Hawaiian language, culture, history • Demonstrate a commitment to contribute to the greater community. *See website for accrediting bodies that are recognized by the Foundation. Applications are open to the general public. However, it is the policy of the Pauahi Foundation to give preference to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry to the extent permitted by law.

T.R. and Irene Smedberg Memorial Scholarship

School/Area Eligibility For Scholarship: * Elk Grove High * Laguna Creek High * Sheldon High * Florin High * Monterey Trail High * Valley High * Franklin High * Pleasant Grove High * Calvine High * William Daylor High * Las Flores * Rio Cazadero * College student living within EGUSD boundary areaMinimum Required Grade Point Average: 2.5Financial Need: NoPost Secondary Type of School: 4 Year College or UniversityCommunity CollegeSpecific Requirements for Applying:Math/Science major interested in Teaching Secondary LevelAttendance Requirement: * Full-Time Student * Part-Time Student Minimum 8 units/creditsRequired Participation In School Activities: YesRequired Participation In Community Activities: YesAdditional Qualifications:Consideration will be given to those who have exhibited volunteer hours serving the community of Elk Grove while pursuing their academic goals. Please attach a letter explaining if (and how) you are related to an active or deceased member of the Native Daughters of the Golden West. (This information will only be used to break a tie).Required Letters of Recommendation: Required 3 - from individuals who know you but are not relatives

Alice McFarland Scholarship in English

Award for English majors who plan to teach in a secondary school.

Charlie Mann Scholarship

Recipient must be from Kansas with first preference given to students pursuing a teaching profession. The scholarship will be renewable if the recipient maintains a 3.0 GPA.

Joye E. Witten Hays High/Felten Middle School Scholarship

Applicant must be a Hays High graduating senior planning to become a teacher. Must have attended Felten Middle School at least one semester.

Kerry McQueen Scholarship

Preference to freshmen students majoring in Teacher Education, Economics or Agriculture.

Mearle and Dorothy Hoover Scholarship

Recipient should be FHSU junior in a teaching field of study, carry a minimum 3.0 GPA and be a Kansas resident. Scholarship is renewable for recipient's senior year at FHSU, if criteria is met.

Oliver and Emma C. Knowles James Family Memorial Scholarship

Recipients must have a 3.0 GPA, be majoring in Teacher Education and have been admitted into the FHSU Teacher Education Program in the College of Education.

Pauline Huxman and Duane Murphy Endowed Scholarship

Applicants must be upper division or graduate certification returning students who live west of Highway 81. First preference will be given to students majoring in Special Education, Communication Disorders or Education with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Preference also will be given to students who indicate that they are going into the teaching profession within the state of Kansas.

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