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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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.
This program offers up to five scholarships in the amount of $3,000 to current "active" CTA members completing college coursework.
1. Be a current “active*” member of CTA (including members working on an emergency credential). *Pursuant to CTA Bylaws
2. Applications must be submitted online or postmarked by set deadline date (see website). A complete application consists of pages 1-6 plus official transcripts.
3. College coursework should demonstrate high academic achievement. Explain any unique circumstance related to medical, physical or emotional difficulties which may have affected your grades.
Note: ESP applicants refer to the applicant’s statement directions (page 3 of
Three (3), $2,000 scholarships are awarded annually. Must be an active member of Student California Teachers Association (SCTA) and be pursuing a career in public education. This scholarship is not available for those who are currently working as members of CTA. Applicants may be undergraduate, credential or graduate students. In order to receive funds, scholarship recipients will be required to show proof of registration in an approved teacher preparatory program in an accredited institution of higher learning in California.
The Weaver Fellowship Program seeks to uphold the idea of excellence and the role of education in producing unique individuals capable of making reasoned choices.
Each Weaver Fellow receives a grant of $5,000 and payment of tuition at the school of his or her choice (either in the U.S. or abroad).
The Weaver Fellowship is granted to current graduate students or applicants to graduate schools who have an intention to teach at the college level.
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.
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 is the relationship between liberal education and a free society?
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.
Established by Wendy and Stanley Marsh 3 in 1997 to benefit Hispanic and African American students enrolled at West Texas A&M University majoring in the field of Education, Nursing, Allied Health, Sociology, or General Studies
• Restricted to African American and Hispanic students
• Junior or Senior college students or masters level students
• Maintain a 3.0 or better cumulative GPA while in college
• Major in field of Education, Nursing, Alllied Health, Sociology, or General Studies at West Texas A&M University
• AAF General Scholarship Application
• AAF Scholarship Selection Committee
• Renewable award
The Dwight P. Jacobus Scholarships were established by the Association of School Business Officials of Maryland and the District of Columbia to assist those citizens of the State and/or District who require financial assistance to secure a college education. Scholarships are awarded to deserving undergraduate students pursuing a career in Business or Education at an accredited institution of higher education within Maryland or the District of Columbia. Dwight P. Jacobus was the first Executive Director of ASBO.
Number of Scholarships
Eight (8) scholarships may be awarded each year. At least one scholarship will be awarded to an individual enrolled in an approved program leading to teacher certification.
Criteria for Award
Awards are made by the Association of School Business Officials of Maryland and the District of Columbia based upon:
Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) scores or American College Test (ACT) scores
Quality of extra-curricular achievements
Value of Award
Each scholarship has a value of $1,000.00 for the school year awarded; to be paid directly to the school in which the recipient is enrolled.
Each recipient may retain the award subject to the following conditions:
A recipient must reapply for continued scholarship assistance annually
The recipient must continue to be accepted for admission to the undergraduate program in education or business
The recipient must be enrolled full-time as defined by the recipient's attending school
The recipient must submit proof of continued academic good standing (minimum 3.0 GPA)
The recipient may receive the award for not more than four years
Scholarships may be awarded only to persons who have:
Been residents of Maryland or the District of Columbia for at least one year preceding the date of award
Been accepted for admission as a full time student (as defined by the recipient's attending school)
Demonstrated a financial need
A minimum 2.0 overall GPA
Applicants Who Will Be Considered
High School graduates
Current freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior college students
A student who wishes to be considered must file an application and supporting documents with the Chair of the Scholarship Committee for ASBO of Maryland and the District of Columbia, no later than March 1. Correspondence must be postmarked by March 1 and sent to:
Ms.Margaret Ellen Kalmanowicz
ASBO MD/DC Scholarship Committee Chair
Queen Anne's County Public Schools
202 Chesterfield Road
Centreville, MD 21617
This scholarship program is for students who are majoring in special education. The applicant is required to have a major in special education and must be scheduled to take at least one major-required class in the upcoming fall semester.
To be eligible for this scholarship program, an applicant must meet the following requirements:
-The applicant must be enrolled in a U.S. college institution.
-The applicant must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours of classes for the upcoming fall semester.
-The applicant must have a GPA of at least 2.5 from their most recent transcript (college or high school).
-The applicant must have one letter of recommendation from a creditable source.
-The applicant must be a legal resident of the United States.
-The applicant must be currently majoring in special education.
-The applicant must be enrolled in at least one required class for the special ed. major.
Essay: All applicants will be required to write a short essay between 500 and 1,500 words about the essay topic given below.
Essay topic: Explain why you are pursuing a degree in special education and how you plan to make a difference in the lives of the disabled.
The essay is used to determine the winner of the scholarship. Once the application period has closed our judges will read all of the essays and choose winners by the third week of August. The essays are judged by our team of senior disability advocates and the winner is chosen based on originality, writing style, and quality of content.
Accreditation & Documentation:
All of the requirements must be validated with the proper documentation. The applicant will need to submit the documentation as part of the application for the scholarship. Essentially we will need a copy of the applicant’s:
-College acceptance letter or college ID
-Upcoming fall class schedule (confirming 12 credit hours or more)
-Most recent transcript (college or high school)
-Valid ID or documentation confirming legal residency (driver’s license, passport, etc.)
Submit your application, essay, and other additional information and documents required to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only applications by email will be accepted.
Additional Information: For more information visit disabilitycarecenter.org/giving-back/scholarships/ or email any questions you may have to email@example.com.
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.
Applicants for this scholarship award must:
1. Be a high school senior (and US citizen) graduating from the Long Beach Unified School District.
2. Plan to enroll in a full-time course of study which leads to a degree and a teaching credential at an accredited four-year public college or university in the state of California.
3. Demonstrate a strong commitment and interest in pursuing a career in public education as a K-12 public school teacher in California.
4. Demonstrate outstanding scholastic ability, and a determination to graduate from college and become a public school teacher.
For this scholarship you must arrange for at least two letters of recommendation.
• At least one letter must be from a member of your school staff (e.g. teacher, academic counselor, principal, etc.).
• At least one letter must be from an unrelated adult who has been involved with you in some significant activity outside of school.
Male resident of Waterbury for 5 years or more - Majoring in arts or education - Scholarships will not be awarded to students attending colleges which replace internal grants with outside scholarships.
For residents of the Foundation’s 21-town service area: Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Cheshire, Goshen, Litchfield, Middlebury, Morris, Naugatuck, New Milford, Oxford, Prospect, Roxbury, Southbury, Thomaston, Warren, Washington, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott, Woodbury.
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.
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.
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
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.
1. Applicant must be enrolled as a graduate student and must maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average. 2. Graduate degree programs include Master degrees such as Master of Arts (M.A.), Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), and Master of Teaching (M.A.T.); and doctorate degrees such as Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), etc.
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