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Here are some of the Teaching scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

Minority Teacher/Special Education Scholarship

To be eligible you must be: 1. A minority student (defined as Black or Hispanic) seeking a teaching certification; or A student seeking a special education teaching certification; or A student seeking an Occupational or Physical Therapy certification. 2. An Indiana resident. 3. Admitted to an eligible institution as a full-time student or already attending as a full-time student. 4. Pursuing or intend to pursue a course of study that would enable the student upon graduation to teach in an accredited elementary or secondary school in Indiana. In addition, students who are already enrolled in college, must have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 on a scale of 4.0 or the equivalent, or meet the minimum GPA requirements established at the college for its school of education, if it is higher. Colleges are responsible for making the actual awards. They may not base the awards solely on merit based factors. Financial need may be considered but is not a requirement. Preference will be given to minority students and students enrolling in college for the first time. Scholarships are not transferable between universities.

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.

Isabelle C. Jackson Education Memorial Scholarship

School/Area Eligibility For Scholarship: Florin HighMinimum Required Grade Point Average: 2.0Financial Need: Preference GivenPost Secondary Type of School: 4 Year College or University,Community CollegeSpecific Requirements for Applying: Pursuing Teaching CareerAttendance Requirement: Full-Time StudentRequired Participation In School Activities: YesRequired Participation In Community Activities: YesAdditional Qualifications: Applicant should demonstrate good citizenship.Required Letters of Recommendation: Required 2

Kiwanis Club of Elk Grove/Jessie Baker 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 * EGUSD seniors, graduates, or citizen of Elk GroveMinimum Required Grade Point Average: 2.5Financial Need: YesPost Secondary Type of School: 4 Year College or UniversityVocational College, Community CollegeSpecific Requirements for Applying: Pursuing a career in Special Education TeachingAttendance Requirement: Full-Time StudentRequired Participation In School Activities: YesRequired Participation In Community Activities: YesAdditional Qualifications:Essay required. Applicant's 500 word essay should include personal history and educational objectives. Finalists may be interviewed by representatives of this scholarship's sponsor.Required Letters of Recommendation: RequiredTwo by school employee, community member, employer, or church member.

Nancy O'Flaherty Memorial Scholarship

School/Area Eligibility For Scholarship: Florin HighMinimum Required Grade Point Average: 3.0Financial Need: YesPost Secondary Type of School: 4 Year College or UniversityCommunity CollegeSpecific Requirements for Applying: Pursuing Teaching careerAttendance Requirement: * Full-Time Student * Part-Time Student Minimum 6 units/creditsRequired Participation In Community Activities: Yes

Platt Family 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 CazaderoMinimum Required Grade Point Average: 2.5Financial Need: Preference GivenPost Secondary Type of School: 4 Year College or UniversityCommunity CollegeSpecific Requirements for Applying: Interest in TeachingAttendance Requirement: Full-Time StudentRequired Participation In Community Activities: Yes

Helen M. Roemer Memorial Scholarship

School/Area Eligibility For Scholarship: Florin HighMinimum Required Grade Point Average: 3.0Financial Need: NoPost Secondary Type of School: 4 Year College or UniversitySpecific Requirements for Applying: Pursuing a career in TeachingAttendance Requirement: Full-Time StudentRequired Participation In School Activities: YesRequired Participation In Community Activities: YesRequired Letters of Recommendation: Required 2

Bruce A. Sering Scholarship

Eligibility: * Awarded to members of the IU Student Foundation. * Preference will be given to students majoring in education and planning to be teachers.

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.

Muriel Anderson Steed Scholarship

Eligibility:Open to: All Thetas pursuing a teaching career

John I. & Madeleine R. Taeni Scholarship Fund

For students pursuing degrees in teaching, nursing, paramedic training, or emergency medical technician training.

Gerald E. McDonald Graduate Scholarship in Education

Annual award to a student who has completed, with a GPA of 3.25 or higher, at least one-third of a Santa Clara program in teacher education, special education, or educational administration.

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