There are many scholarships and grants available for educators and those thinking of becoming educators. We have included details below on numerous scholarships that are offered in the United States.
What is a Scholarship? What is a Grant?
In practice, the two terms are used interchangeably and generally mean the same thing today. However, you will often find that the terms are applied in different contexts. Often, a scholarship is given on the basis of merit - there will be qualifying criteria such as a GPA. A grant is a needs-based system where things such as social deprivation and income are used as qualifying factors. Sometimes, grants are used for professional development or improving and increasing skills of people who are already qualified.
$500 Teacher.org's Inspire Our Future Scholarship!
Art Teacher Scholarships
Art is a talent that many people like to develop on their own. In some cases though, young people are motivated and talented enough to make a career from art & design for other purposes - such as web design, cover art, and more. These scholarships help teachers achieve their goal in bringing out the best in their students, or to pursue art teaching themselves.
Learn more about becoming an art teacher. Many art teachers earn a degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis in art.
NAEF - Various Awards
The National Art Education Foundation is a large philanthropic organization dedicated to promoting good teaching practices and allowing people to enter into art education. They offer a number of grants and scholarships, among them are the Ruth Halvorsen Professional Development Grants, Mary McMullan Grants, NAEF Research Grants, SHIP Grants, and Teacher Incentive Grants. The monetary value varies depending on the grant applied for, so it is best to check the website and the application process for further details.
More information is available here at their website. All applicants need to be a member of the Foundation in order to be eligible.
Haig and Janette Tashjian Art Teaching Scholarship
Available from the Western Michigan University, this scholarship is in recognition of excellence for art students who are in financial need - students will need to demonstrate this through the application process. The dollar value of the award varies, and it rotates between schools every second year. The award is limited to students who intend to go on to a career in teaching. You must be studying an art major for this, be in your junior or senior year, and must be nominated by the faculty. For more details, visit here.
GPA 3.5: or above
Deadline: 1st February in the year of awarding (2016, 2018, 2020...)
UMW Mary Baker Emerick Art Scholarships
This award from The University of Montana Western is for students of art. It is a fund set up in honor of Mary Baker Emerick. Available only to female students who intend to study for a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education while choosing art as their major. Alternatively, they can be studying a degree in Visual Arts with a focus or minors in art and crafts business and art therapy. The value of the award presently stands at $2000 and is awarded to up to ten individuals every year. More information here.
GPA: 2.5 or above
Deadline: 1st March every year
College Educator Scholarships
In order to become a lecturer/professor at a college or university, you are going to need an advanced degree. In some cases, a Master's Degree will do, but increasingly, Doctorates are required for teaching and research roles. Here are just some of the funding programs you may use to fund your path towards a career as a college professor.
Learn more about becoming a college professor. Many college professors seek degrees in Adult Education or advanced degrees in their area of study.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid should be the first port of call for most students, but especially those looking to go onto post-graduate study. American colleges and universities will always need university level teachers and lecturers. The great thing about FAFSA is that there are very few restrictions to the program - each applicant is considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants must be a US citizen, an eligible non-citizen (such as a permanent resident), and have a valid Social Security number. Funding is also dependent on "satisfactory" academic grades with a minimum GPA of 2.0. The full list of requirements is here.
Fulbright Scholar Program
Fulbright offers a number of grants and scholarships to undergraduates and graduate students, with a particular focus on early career research, lecturing and funding the first post-doctoral research that would be vital to your college teaching career. In this case, you already need to have completed your doctoral degree - you cannot apply while you are still a student. They offer several funding paths: some are available only to women and ethnic minorities for example, and most are field-flexible meaning you can apply from almost any discipline. For a full list of their programs, and to see whether you are eligible, go here.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The HSF presently offers access to two separate scholarship programs. Their general program, which has run for many years, is available for people of Hispanic ethnicity from underprivileged backgrounds. It is not just for high school students looking to enter college, but also existing undergraduate and postgraduate students looking to further their studies and research - this includes doctorates with a view to carry on into teaching and researching at college. The value of the fund ranges from $500 to $5,000. You have a higher chance of acceptance if you are studying a STEM subject.
Requirement: Minimum 3.0 GPA for High School Students. Minimum 2.5GPA for college students (undergraduate and postgraduate). You also need to have completed the FAFSA application. For other criteria and details, go here.
There is considered to be a lack of ethnic minorities in the accounting field. With that said, the AICPA Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students focuses on increasing representation in the teaching of accounting and other financial subjects. This fellowship is available to ethnic minorities who are presently studying for a doctorate in finance and intend to devote their studies towards teaching the subject to others. You do not need to have gained acceptance onto a doctoral program, applicants can also be awaiting a decision from a college; applicants should be a member of or intend to apply to become a full member of the CPA. For more details, visit this page
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
The ASME Fellowship seeks to address the critical shortage of engineers. ASME have set up this fund in an attempt to encourage the brightest and best young people (who might have otherwise felt hindered by costs) to apply to an essential field. Anyone can apply, but the selection process generally favors women and ethnic minorities. However, that's not to say you will receive automatic refusal for not being part of this demographic. The fund is available for those who intend to pursue engineering education as a career, so college professorships are ideal. Award value is $5,000. To see more details and apply, go here.
NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship
This education development fellowship seeks to improve education standards across all disciplines within our schools. With a value of $27,500, the fellowship is available to anyone who has proposed a research dissertation on how to improve education standards in the US. It is a highly competitive fellowship, with just 35 granted each year to an expected 600+ applicants. Applicants need not be US citizens, but should be candidates for a doctoral program at a US university. They need to have demonstrable experience of researching standards in education. For further details, visit the scholarship page.
Deadline: 1st June every year
English Teacher Scholarships
Another essential area of education is the English language. Whether you have a passion for teaching the great works of literature to kids, or are more interested in linguistics (the mechanics and rules of language), there are many funds available for this highly important field.
Learn more about becoming an English teacher. Often times, English teachers earn degrees in Secondary Education or a Bachelor's in Education. Many English teachers even go on to earn a Master's Degree in Education in order to advance their careers.
The Fulbright Awards offer a number of scholarship programs crossing many major fields so that American students can study and work abroad as part of their degree, and to get working experience. One of the most successful and best-known scholarship areas is the TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language). Named in honor of J. William Fulbright, it provides funding for international relations through education. Applicants must be looking to study or work abroad as part of their education. For more information about Fulbright TEFL scholarships, go here.
Gates Millennium Foundation
Though you may apply for the GMF to study for any major, it is most encouraging of those wishing to enter into education as a career (and therefore it is applicable to any degree type listed here). Set up by Bill Gates to enable the underprivileged into higher education, applicants must be an ethnic minority within the US and either a citizen, permanent resident or American National. It is a full scholarship fund that can be applied for undergraduate, postgraduate,or doctoral studies. You must have applied for the PELL grant to be eligible. More information is here.
Deadline: mid-January every year.
Edwyna Wheadon Training Scholarship Fund
It can be difficult to get funding for a postgraduate course, and teaching English is no exception. For those who wish to advance in their career to study a master's or other post-grad course, the EWTSF offers $500-1,000 annually to one applicant. Set up in honor of a woman who did much in her career to encourage advanced training for English teachers in her native Houston. The money goes directly to the institution. You must already be an English teacher at a publicly funded education establishment in order to apply, and be a member of the NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English). For further information, please visit the Edwyna Wheadon Scholarship Fund page here.
Deadline: 31st January (the same every year)
Anne Trabue Scholarship Fund
Set up by the WSCGA (Women of South California Golf Association) in memory of its founding president, this annual fund is in support of young women graduating high school with a major in English looking to go on to further their studies at college. It is limited to women who are residents of South California who are active golf players. How much the applicant gets and where the funding goes depends on her individual ability at the sport. The WSCGA has a number of other programs available too. For a full list, visit here.
GPA: 3.2 or above
High School Teacher Scholarships
High school teaching is one of the most essential careers that anybody coming out of the college system can consider. Most roles require only an undergraduate degree, but if you wish to further your career with a higher pay scale and more responsibility, you should consider further study. The following list highlights some of the best scholarships and grants to anybody looking to enter into a career in high school education.
Learn more about becoming a high school teacher. Most high school teachers earn a degree in Secondary Education, Education, or even go on to earn a Master's Degree in Education.
Federal TEACH Grant
Though not limited to high school teaching, these federal grants and scholarships are available to undergraduates, graduate students, and those in post-baccalaureate programs associated with teaching. You must check that the program you are already on is eligible as a TEACH course or you may not be able to apply. It is worth up to $4,000 per year for each individual student with some adjustments made in the next few years. You are also bound by a number of conditions to teach in deprived schools, or in a high needs field for at least four of the eight years after receiving your grant. For further details, please visit the TEACH website.
Grade: Varies, but is typically the 75th percentile.
Deadline: End of September, for 2015 it is the 30th
NILRR Applegate-Jackson-Parks Future Teacher Scholarship
Set up in honor of three Michigan teachers who refused to pay union fees (and were consequently fired for refusing to do so) , this scholarship is for both undergraduates and graduates who have pursued or are pursuing a degree in education at an accredited and publicly funded institution. Approval is dependent on the applicant having a teaching license, or pending acceptance of said license. You will be expected to write a mini essay on the subject of voluntary unionism and the problems of compulsory unionism. The fund will go directly to the education establishment upon approval. For further criteria and to apply, visit here.
Deadline: December 31st every year.
James Madison Graduate Fellowship
It's important that High School students understand the importance of the US Constitution, its history and context, its meaning ,and why it is so important to the country's laws. The James Madison Graduate Fellowship is a fund set up in honor of the fourth president for people who wish to teach about the Constitution in our high schools. It has a value of $24,000 and is limited to one person, per state, per year. Therefore, the only competition you will have will be other people in your state applying for the fund. More information on the foundation and their fellowship is here.
Minority Teaching Fellows
This Tennessee specific fund is for ethnic minorities in the state who are an eligible US citizen or permanent resident, who wishes to pursue a career in post-secondary education. It is for a flat $5000 fund going to a single selected candidate every year. Applicants will be required to write a statement titled "Why I chose teaching as a profession" with a limit of 250 words along with a number of other selection criteria. To check the details on eligibility of this fellowship, please go here.
GPA: minimum 2.75
Kindergarten Teacher Scholarships
The earliest years of our childhood are vital for setting up the rest of our educational years. This is where we learn to socialize, develop thinking skills, and much more. It's important that we have teachers willing and able to teach children during the formative years of schooling. If you want to become a kindergarten teacher, you will need to have earned at least a Bachelor's Degree. The following grants and scholarships will help you achieve that.
Learn more about becoming a Kindergarten teacher. To become a Kindergarten teacher, most will earn an Elementary Education Degree, a Bachelor's Degree in Education, or even a Master's Degree in Education.
IRA Regie Routman Teacher Recognition Grant
The International Reading Association is an organization dedicated to improving literary standards the world over. Here in the US, they provide a vital grant every year for one elementary school teacher who has been recognized as having made a significant impact on the lives of children in underprivileged schools. This fund, worth $2,500, is about enriching children's lives. To be eligible, you must teach at a school where at least 60% of the students are eligible for free or reduced-cost lunch. Deadline is mid-January every year. Extra conditions apply, for a full list visit here.
Sol Hirsch Education Fund
Children are curious about the world around us from an early age. The Sol Hirsch Education Fund is a grant for teachers of children of all ages who wish to improve their teaching of the understanding of weather. The grant is worth $750 and you must already be in teaching position. The money may be used for professional development, learning materials, and anything else that may help towards teaching children about the importance of weather systems and their importance. For more information, go here.
Deadline: 1st June every year.
Nancy Larson Foundation
This scholarship is designed specifically for college and university students training to become elementary school teachers. You can apply whether you are a junior, senior, or graduate student wishing to teach the youngest among us. Nancy Larson herself is famous for having written a number of math and science textbooks, but this found can be applied for teaching any subject. The value of each scholarship is $1,000 and it has only a short application window from 1st of October to 15th of November. For more information, visit their website here.
Middle School Teacher Scholarships
The importance of middle school should not be underestimated. This is where children will begin to understand their academic strengths and weaknesses. A middle school teacher's job is to encourage and aid them to make the best of their strengths and weaknesses. Here they will develop social skills as well as begin the basics of subjects they will go on to study in greater depth at high school. Becoming a middle school teacher is an honorable choice.
Learn more about becoming a middle school teacher. Many middle school teacher fist seek to earn a Secondary Education Degree, Bachelor's in Education, or even go on to earn their Master's in Education Degree.
NCTM Equity in Mathematics Grant
If you're already a middle school teacher, then you may wish to apply for this $8,000 grant to help improve math standards. The class must have been recorded as underachieving in grades 6-8 and can be for an individual teacher or a group of teachers wishing to improve standards in their school. Applicants must be a full member of the NCTM and will be required to write a 2,000 word proposal in order to be considered. All activities to improve math standards in the class or school should aim to be completed within one year. For further details, visit their website
AFCEA Educational Foundation STEM Scholarship
Encouraging interest in science and technology from an early age is a vital step in securing the future of America's competitiveness on the world stage. To that end, AFCEA offers an annual scholarship for high school and college students who are seeking a career in science and technology (and other STEM subjects) with a goal to teach middle school students. The scholarship is valued at $5,000. In addition, an extra candidate is selected for the special MG Eugene C Remzi award. This too is worth $5,000. For further information, go here.
GPA: 3.5 from an accredited college or university.
NFB Blind's Scholarship Program
Blindness is no barrier to teaching. To that end, the National Foundation for the Blind has made available 30 scholarships for those who wish to pursue a career in teaching. The value of the scholarship is anything between $3,000 and $12,000, and will go towards education that will lead to a teaching career at middle or high school. Applicants must be blind in both eyes and a resident of the US, District of Colombia, or Puerto Rico. Winning candidates will also be expected to take part in all NFB activities for its national convention. Complete details are here at the NFB website.
Deadline: end of March every year
Lewis & Clark MAT Teaching Scholarships
The Graduate School of Education and Teaching offers a number of scholarship programs for its students, among them are funds for student counseling as well as middle school teaching of specific and general subjects. They range from $500 to $6,000. Candidates must be a student of the university, or recently had an application accepted. Anybody wishing to apply for this scholarship must already have applied for the FAFSA scheme in order to be considered. For a full list of their scholarships and details on how to apply, go here.
Deadline: December 1st of every year
Music Teacher Scholarships
Schooling and education are not just about producing the scientists, linguists, and business leaders of tomorrow. Many prefer to pursue an education path that allows them to explore a vocation such as music or art & design. We need technology engineers of tomorrow, but we also need musicians. The arts are great for tourism and for developing our culture. If you wish to pursue a vocation in music teaching, these scholarships can help you do that.
Learn more about becoming a music teacher. A lot of music teachers earn a Secondary Education Degree with an emphasis in music.
Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fraternity Scholarships
This is an international body allowing students to get together to discuss their love of music and holds a convention every three years to conduct business. SAI offer a number of scholarship programs - some of which are dedicated to enabling students or prospective students to enter into a career as a music teacher. They offer annual awards of $1,000-$5,000 depending on the subject and level of study, and during convention years (every third year) offer an extra set of scholarships. For a full list of their scholarships and grants, and for further details on the application process, go here.
Suzuki Association of the Americas
The SAA is an association dedicated to teaching music to children using the Shinichi Suzuki Method. It encourages and helps children to learn through the right learning environment. To that end, the SAA offers several scholarships to its members who intend to use the money to apply the method in their teaching, and be pursuing a career in music education. Your membership of the SAA must be older than three months prior to the application, a statement of financial need and letters from professionals and a recommendation from a trainer. For more details on how to apply, and for values of their many programs, visit their site here.
UNT College of Music Scholarships
The University of North Texas has an impressive music scholarship program that are designed with a career in teaching in mind that lead to certification in music teaching. Whether you wish to teach vocal music or instruments, you can apply for one of their seven scholarship programs. You must already be a student at the university. For further details and to apply, visit the official scholarships page here.
American Music Therapy Association
A growing body of evidence has shown the usefulness of music therapy as a form of personal development and for coping with the stresses of modern life for some people. To encourage more professional musicians to enter into teaching music therapy, the AMTA provides several scholarships annually for undergraduates, postgraduates and people already working in the music therapy profession. Some of their scholarships require nomination by the institution, not by the individual student - and only for AMTA approved faculty members. For further information about all their programs, go here.
Preschool Teacher Scholarships
Pre-school are the earliest years of schooling - focusing more on personal development, play and socializing in order that children get used to being around each other. Rarely any academic schooling as such, it prepares children for the years ahead. You will certainly need a high school diploma - preferably at least an associate's degree. Generally though, a bachelor's degree is required if you wish to work in public schools.
Learn more about becoming a Preschool teacher. Preschool teachers often earn degrees in Child Development or Early Childhood Education.
The Association of American Educators is a general scholarship and grant fund dedicated to the improvement of education standards all over the country. There are few specific criteria that you need in order to apply for this fund - they are just as likely to give money to a pre-school teacher for a project as they are to give to a high school student applying for money to do a degree in education. Those who are already members of AAEF are preferred. Most individual scholarships and funds are worth a maximum of $500. For more information on the AAEF and on their funding opportunities, please visit their page here.
Bright Horizons - Bright Futures Scholarship
The Bright Horizons Scholarship Program is one of only a few dedicated to training and encouraging the next generation of early childhood teachers. Applicants need to provide proof of their academic excellence, write a short essay in support of their application and provide multiple strong references. Finally, you must demonstrate potential as a teacher of under 8s (the age limit against which your education degree should apply). Typically, the value of the award is between $250 and $1000; any scholarship over the value of $600 are sent directly to the college. For further details of eligibility, go to their website here.
GPA: minimum 3.0
TEACH Early Childhood
The TEACH scholarships and grant are the most extensive Federal programs presently available. Knowing how important it is to get early education years right, they have made available one Early Childhood scholarship available for each state. The money is to be used against earning an Associates Degree or other accredited program to improve the standards of preschool education. One applicant is chosen per state, For further details, please visit the TEACH website.
Grade: Varies, but is typically the 75th percentile.
Deadline: End of September, for 2015 it is the 30th
Preschool Development Grants
This is a competition applied for by preschools to aid in the development of their education programs. The money should be used to develop preschool programs and the infrastructure to enable high-quality preschool services to the children who attend. Secondly, so that the establishment can develop high-quality preschool programs in low and moderate income family areas. There is no upper limit to the grant value; in 2014, recipients received over $224m between them. Fore more information on the grants, read the information sheet here.
School Administrator Scholarships
Educational Administration is as important as teaching - somebody needs to carry out the daily tasks, outreach, student administration, program organizing, field trips and so on in order that a school or college runs smoothly. It can be a thankless task requiring professional skills and qualifications. Here are some scholarships and grants that might help you achieve your qualifications in educational administration. Most jobs require a master's degree in administration.
Learn more about becoming a school administrator. School administrators often earn degrees in one of the following: Educational Administration, Master's in Education, or Doctorate in Education.
Tau Kappa Epsilon is one of the country's largest fraternities. In order to apply for their available scholarships, you must already be a member and studying at a college or university. More than that though, you must be an active member and demonstrated leadership and prominence within your chapter of the fraternity. You will be expected to provide a transcript of recent grades and a photograph in support of your application. Many of their scholarships can apply to any degree, but some are specific to administration and education. Value of the award varies depending on a variety of factors. For the full list of scholarships and details on applications, visit their scholarship list here.
WMU Scholarship in Education Leadership
Western Michigan University has several scholarships available for their students that can be applied against Education Administration and Education Leadership courses. Amongst them are Robert O. Brinkerhoff Endowed Scholarship for organizational learning (must be pursuing a Master's Degree in Organizational Learning and Performance) and the Van E. Cooley Memorial Scholarship for educational leadership (applications are accepted only from students of Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology). There are a number of other conditions for these scholarships, the full details may be found here.
GPA: for the Robert O. Brinkerhoff Award, students must have a GPA of 3.0 or above. For the Van E. Cooley, the grade must be 3.5 or above.
The Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars is a group dedicated to strengthening ties and preserving the records of Native American descendants. As part of a wider scheme to encourage and aid education, they have a single scholarship worth $5000. Any woman over the age of 16 who can prove lineage may join; only members can apply for the scholarship. Applicants can be studying any education related course (including administration) or social service as an undergraduate. A letter of statement of financial need is required. See more here.
GPA: miniumum 3.0
Deadline: 15th June every year
School Librarian Scholarships
Books are an essential part of civilization and an essential part of the education system. Being a modern librarian requires a wide range of skills particularly in organization and cataloging. A love of books is also essential, as does knowledge in more than one key area. If working in a book archive is for you, then you may wish to look at these scholarships and grants to help you achieve that goal. Most librarian careers expect a master's degree.
Learn more about becoming a school librarian or earning a Library Science degree.
The American Library Association is the largest organization in the country for librarians. As one of the oldest in the world, they have a long tradition in helping people enter into the field as a career. They also have one of the most extensive scholarship programs with many different awards. Some are for general application, and some are set aside for people from low income families, ethnic minorities and so on. They also have subject specific scholarships and grants for those who wish to train and specialize. Their scholarships are not limited to the US either, Canadian citizens are also eligible for some programs. GPA varies from scholarship to scholarship so check their site for details. For full details, visit their scholarship page here.
The Association of College and Research Libraries is a division of the ALA (above) dedicated to librarian who work or want to work in the education and research sector. Knowing that having good academic librarians is a must for selecting books for our schools and colleges, the ACRL have made available a number of scholarships and grants for librarians who are still in the early part of their career. The Early Career Librarian Scholarship is for librarians already working in the field (but with less than six years of experience) to develop professionally - particularly amongst minorities and other disadvantaged groups. There are 120 scholarships available, valued at $385 with an extra $250 for travelling expenses to reach the annual conference. For further details on their scholarship program, visit their website here.
AALL George A. Strait Minority Scholarship
The American Association of Law Libraries makes available a number of scholarships to college graduate students who are a) part of an ethnic minority as defined by government guidelines and b) have significant law library experience that could lead to a career as a librarian and c) are at an accredited law school or library. Candidates need a transcript from the college that granted their most recent degree, three letters of personal recommendation and a personal statement amongst other things. Value of the award varies every year. For further details on this scholarship and some of their other programs, visit their page here.
Archiving includes libraries, but it also includes any system of storage of documents and material, and their cataloging in order that an interested audience can search and access them. For those who want to work in a more specific niche, the SAA are one of the country's major organizations dedicated to indexing, storing and preserving the nation's important book, evidence, historical records and other vital collections. Some of the country's top universities (particularly in the medical sector and in anthropology) have important archives. The SAA have three scholarships. F. Gerald Ham and Elsie Ham Scholarship is worth $10,000 and is for the post-graduate archival education of second year undergraduate students. The Mosaic Scholarship is for ethnic minorities (scholarship value varies). For details of their other scholarships and to apply, visit their page.
Science Teacher Scholarships
It is a widely recognized fact that the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and math) is one area where we have a shortage of graduates. Those that do tend to go into research or industry, fewer into education. To this end, a number of government and private scholarships are available to improve provision in our high schools and colleges.
Learn more about becoming a science teacher. Science teachers often earn a degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Science. Many even go on to earn a Master's Degree in Education.
NSF Robert Noyce Scholarships
The National Science Foundation is the country's largest science education organization. The Robert Noyce Scholarships seek to readdress the balance of a lack of science education at lower levels by offering a $10,000 annual scholarship to encourage STEM graduates and professionals to consider teaching as a career option rather than research and development or other commercial or industrial applications. Encouraging interest in science at an early age is key to producing the STEM graduates of the future. More information is available at the National Science Foundation website.
Another organization looking to improve the standard of STEM teaching at an earlier age is the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation. Instead of scholarships, they offer a number of early career fellowships to aspiring STEM teachers based on three criteria:
- Potential to develop content for teaching
- Potential to develop teaching practices
- Potential to develop outstanding teaching qualities
The fellowships are practical programs to help the brightest and best not just financially, but also developing practical skills in an educational workplace. Candidates need to demonstrate a commitment to a long term career in teaching, leadership skills and have graduated in a relevant subject. The award is based on achievement and promise, not on financial need. Award value varies and includes grants and development funds. For more information, visit the fellowship section of their website.
NYS Math & Science Teaching Incentive Scholarship
This scholarship is in place in the state of New York in order to encourage science and math graduates to enter into teaching those subjects to grades 7-12. In order to be eligible, you must be enrolled in a college in New York State (High School Students are not eligible) and not receiving scholarships from any other program - especially those that might commit you to conditions of receipt (to work in a certain school or field). Undergraduates and postgraduates are equally eligible. Maximum value of the grant is $6,195. For more information, please visit their webpage.
Deadline: 31st January every year
GPA: 2.5 or higher
The Mikkelson Foundation
Some funds require that you already be in a teaching position in order to qualify; this is one of them. The scholarship for teachers provides money for extra training for teachers wishing to increase the breadth and depth of their knowledge. Eligible subjects are the core STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering and math - to improve what is a vital field with a skills shortage in the US. Its aim is to improve science education amongst teachers to impart greater knowledge amongst children. For more information on whether you are eligible, and to apply, check the official website here.
United Negro College Fund
The UNCF, historically one of the largest representation organizations for black students, has a large range of available scholarships - some are based on need, some on academic merit. Limited to black students, you may apply for one of these scholarships for any subject but preference nearly always gravitates towards those studying STEM subjects. In order to be eligible, you must already have applied for funding to FAFSA. To see their full range of scholarships and details, and to apply, please visit the relevant webpage here.
Biology Teacher Scholarships
Biology is one of the core "hard" sciences that help us to understand the natural world. Every year, new biology graduates are needed in the medical field, in environmental research, biotech and much more. Encouraging understanding of biological sciences such as evolution from an early age can ensure an adequate supply of graduates in this important field.
Learn more about becoming a biology teacher. Biology teachers often earn a degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Biology. Many even go on to earn a Master's Degree in Education.
NABT Scholarships and Awards
National Association of Biology Teachers is dedicated to excellence in teaching biology in school. They offer several scholarships, some aimed at students and others aimed at those who are already teaching biology for a living but wish to apply for funding to further develop their methods, skills and knowledge. The BELS (Biology Educator Leadership Scholarship) is such a fund for biology teaching professionals who are members of NABT and enrolled (or already studying) a master's or doctorate. Maximum award value for the BELS is $5000. To check their various programs and when each deadline Is, see the page dedicated to scholarships on their website.
Deadline: Varies, but most (unless stated) are typically mid-April
Oklahoma Future Teacher Scholarship
Residents of Oklahoma who may be studying key shortage subjects and wish to teach it as a career (most STEM, including biology) may be eligible for the Future Teacher Scholarship. Unlike most scholarships, the student cannot apply for the fund - instead, their education establishment must nominate them for consideration. Upon graduation, you are bound by the decision to teach the shortage subject within the state of Oklahoma. The value of the awards depends on a number of criteria including the length of the study course. For further details, visit the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education page here.
GPA: Top 15% of the school ranking with no less than 2.5 score
Looking at the science from the perspective of ocean science (including biology), their scholarship programs encourage undergraduates and graduates in getting hands on experience. They have a number of fellowships and scholarships available for anyone with an interest and strong aptitude in ocean sciences. The Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship, for example, is worth up to $8000 (it does not have a set amount, but this is the upper limit) and is for 2nd and 3rd year students in relevant disciplines looking to go on into any career in ocean sciences. For more information on the NOAA scholarship programs, visit their website.
Deadline: Applications between June and September every year
FASEB Excellence in Science Grant
This award from the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology rewards one woman every year on a number of criteria including scientific achievement, excellence in teaching (at post doctoral and undergraduate levels) and contributions to the scientific community. Evidence will include details of excellence, research papers, biography and supporting statements. The value of the award is presently a $10,000 research grant (to include travel bursaries to receive the award, and the cost of the hotel). For more information, see their website.
Requirements: Must already be a professional biology teacher/lecturer at university level
Deadline: 1st March every year
Elementary Teacher Scholarships
Elementary school teachers need to know about a wide range of subjects in order to teach the basics to the children who study under them. Having a broad knowledge is advantageous so if you feel that teaching is your strength rather than any one subject, you may find a rewarding career in this area. Here are a few scholarships that may help you develop along these lines. Particularly, elementary school teachers in low income areas are in short supply.
Learn more about becoming an elementary school teacher. Elementary school teachers often earn degrees in the following: Elementary Education, Education, Child Development, or Early Childhood Education. Earning a Master's Degree in Education can also lead to becoming an elementary school teacher.
AKA Educational Advancement Scholarships
The Sorority House has a number of scholarships, some education specific, for which members may apply to aid their degree in education. They pride themselves on improving education and it represents one of their prime outreach programs. Some are needs based, some are merit based. None have an upper limit value. Applicants need to be a member of the group and already enrolled on a relevant degree course; it will also help your application if you have engaged in leadership and promoting the house. For further details, visit their webpage here.
GPA: 3.0 (merit based); 2.5 (need based)
Deadline: mid-April every year
Daughters of the American Revolution offer a number of scholarships pertaining to education -elementary, middle and high school options. Specific to elementary school teaching is the Edward G. and Helen A. Borgens Elementary and Secondary Teacher Education Scholarships. Each year, two students are chosen for a one-off scholarship of $1500 (one for elementary school, one for secondary education). Applicant must be a college sophomore or high school graduate looking to enter into education. More information, including details on other scholarships, is here.
Paul Douglas Scholarships
Funded by Federal Government and given to each state, the Paul Douglas fund is available to any student wishing to enter into teaching at kindergarten, elementary and middle school. Most scholarships are valued at $5000 per academic year and have certain conditions attached (such as to ensure that you do enter teaching and where you enter teaching, including the minimum obligated length of the job role - two years). Certified teachers may not apply for this fund - for example to apply against the cost of postgraduate study. For more information, visit the Department of Education site here.
GPA: varies by state but typically 3.0
Z-NEF Education Program
Like most Sorority organizations, Zeta Phi Beta has a number of scholarships covering most educational areas. Of particularly interests to students and graduates of Elementary Education, is the Isabel M. Herson Scholarship in Education. Valued at between $500 and $1000, applicants need not be members of the House but should provide proof of their enrollment. Selection is based on academic merit. Three letters of recommendation are required including. For further details, please visit their website here.
- One from college professor
- Minister of Community Leader
- From the graduate Zeta Chapter in support of your application (if the applicant is a member)
ESL Teacher Scholarships
Teaching English as a second language works twofold - firstly for encouraging first generation immigrants to America to fully integrate and make themselves employable in their new home, allowing the full benefit of living here. Secondly, working abroad and teaching English as a foreign language can be an enriching experience and help you in your teaching career.
Learn more about becoming an ESL teacher. Many ESL teachers earn a Bachelor's Degree in Education.
The international organization dedicated to helping learners to become fluent in English, and allowing teachers to expand their career in teaching English as a second language, have several scholarships and grants available. Some are dedicated to teaching and others are more for researching teaching methods. The Ruth Crymes TESOL Fellowship, for example, is a $1500 fellowship awarded to one member every year researching classroom application. Applicants must be a member of TESOL Intl, should produce a statement and brief essay in support of their application; fellowship is awarded on the basis of financial need and project merit. Deadline is 1st November every year. For more details and to apply, visit the dedicated page. Other TESOL Intl scholarships are here.
ETS TOEFL Dissertation Award
ETS are another international education organization dedicated to improving education standards the world over. Their TOEFL dissertation award grants $2,500 to one Doctoral student every year whose dissertation is on the subject of second or foreign language testing standards. Part of the award will be compensation for accommodation and travel fees for travelling to the ceremony to collect the award. Candidates may be studying outside the US and is applicable only against eligible doctoral programs. For full details, visit here.
Bureau of Education Exchange Program
Not a scholarship or grant, but a government organized exchange program (and therefore more like a fellowship), invites highly experience individuals in the areas of TEFL and TESOL to apply for a 10-month program. Here, they will learn a wide range of extra skills including: Classroom Teaching, Curriculum Development, Program Evaluation, Needs Assessment and much more. Applicants must be a US Citizen with a master's degree in TESOL and with practical ESL/EFL classroom experience. See more details at the website.
History Teacher Scholarships
The teaching of history in any country is integral to understanding its culture and laws; this is why it is considered so important to every country around the world and why it is vital to have history teachers at all grades teaching all topics related to history.
Learn more about become a history teacher. History teachers often earn a Bachelor's Degree in Education or Secondary Education with an emphasis in History/Social Studies.
James Madison Memorial Foundation
The JMMF makes available a number of set bursaries for the research and teaching of US history. Fellowship value is anything up to $24,000 which - where granted - is spread over two years. Applicants must be US citizens and either a teacher or planning to become a teacher of American history or government or social studies, of children aged 7-12. The coursework should concern the US Constitution considerably, and the applicant must be graduates of certain (designated) subjects. For a full list, see their eligibility page.
American Historical Society Grants
As the country's largest organization dedicated to research and teaching standards of history across the US, the AHA offers a number of research grants to members. They are to be used for research that is already in progress, not for starting academic projects - for travel fees, borrowing from libraries and archives and other research expenses. Only members are permitted to apply for the grants. Though the value of the grant varies, no member is entitled to more than $1000 from the AHA in a five year period. For a full list of their grants, visit their site here.
AFSCME Member Scholarships
The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees is one of the largest unions in the country today. As part of their outreach programs and perks, they have a list of scholarships available to members and their families who wish to study certain relevant degree programs. Though most of their scholarships can be applied against any education subject, there is one specifically for social sciences such as history. The Jerry Clark Memorial Scholarship, worth $5,000 for the two chosen applicants, includes the opportunity to intern with the Union. For further details, visit the dedicated page.
GPA: 2.5 or above
Catherine W. Pierce Scholarship
One of the many United Negro College Fund scholarships, this $5,000 value scholarship is for black students of history, American Studies, art and other social sciences such as anthropology. Students must be enrolled at an accredited university and studying a four-year course. Application should be supported by an academic transcript. For further details, visit the website here.
Deadline: Usually late June
Samuel Eliot Morison Naval History Scholarship
This $5,000 scholarship is available only to full commissioned naval officers who wish to retrain to teaching naval history in an American school. This niche area is important to understanding America's maritime history, particularly of its military. The Officer must already have a degree and be actively studying or pursuing further education such as a Master's Degree. A copy of the university transcript is required, as is a 500 word supporting statement. To see the full terms and to apply, visit the Naval History and Heritage page here.
Deadline: end of April every year
Math Teacher Scholarships
Earning a degree in education can open up many employment opportunities to teach in various settings from pre-kindergarten to the university level, as well as leadership and administrative roles in the education system. No matter what kind of teacher you are interested in becoming, majoring in education ensures that you are starting a career path where you will make a difference in the lives of children and inspire young minds to achieve their dreams. The following are 25 scholarships specifically for education majors and future educators, in order to assist you in getting on the right track to a fulfilling career.
1. AFCEA Educational Foundation STEM Scholarships
Deadline: April 1st
Each year, the AFCEA Educational Foundation offers a minimum of 50 scholarships at $5,000 each to students who are actively pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree for the purpose of teaching science, technology, engineering, or math subjects in a United States middle or secondary school. Students must be enrolled full-time as a student at an accredited university, majoring in secondary education, at least a sophomore, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. In addition to filling out the online application, candidates for the scholarships must include two letters of recommendation from relevant faculty members and an official transcript.
AFCEA Educational Foundation STEM Scholarships
4400 Fair Lakes Court
Fairfax, VA 22033
2. American Montessori Society Teacher Education Scholarships
Deadline: May 1st
The American Montessori Society supports the growth of teachers of tomorrow by awarding teacher education scholarships annually to aspiring Montessori teachers. To be eligible for these scholarships, individuals must have been accepted, are in the process of being accepted, or are presently enrolled in one of the AMS-affiliated teacher education programs in the United States. Applicants for the scholarships are considered based on their demonstration of financial need, compelling personal statement, three letters of recommendation, and official transcript.
American Montessori Society Teacher Education Scholarships
116 East 16th St.
New York City, NY 10003
3. Arc of Cape Cod Lorraine O’Neill Scholarship
Deadline: April 16th
The Arc of Cape Cod offers a perpetual scholarship fund in memory of Loraine O’Neill, a dedicated member who served as a Resource Parent for the Association for many years. In order to be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must reside in Barnstable County, Massachusetts and be a high school graduate or enrolled college student who is planning to begin a career in special education to work with children or adults with developmental disabilities. Selection for the scholarship is based on financial need, academic achievement, and volunteer/extracurricular activities.
Arc of Cape Cod Lorraine O’Neill Scholarship
171 Main St.
P.O. Box 428
Hyannis, MA 02601
4. ASPRS Paul R. Wolf Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: December 1st
The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) awards a $3,000 scholarship each year in memorial of Paul R. Wolf, an outstanding educator and practitioner in the Society. The scholarship is provided to a graduate student member of the ASPRS who is currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. university and pursuing a program of study to prepare for a teaching career in the areas of surveying, mapping, or photogrammetry. Along with the application, applicants are required to submit an official transcript, two levels of recommendation from faculty members in the field, a sample research report, and a statement of teaching experience.
ASPRS Paul R. Wolf Memorial Scholarship
5410 Grosvenor Lane, Suite 210
Bethesda, MD 20814
5. Barbara Lotze Scholarships for Future Teachers
Deadline: December 1st
The Executive Board of the American Association of Physics Teachers, supported by an endowment fund created by Barbara Lotze, offers $2,000 scholarships to future high school physics teachers for each of their four years of undergraduate study. Students must be enrolled at an accredited two or four-year university, pursuing a secondary education major leading towards a career in teaching physics, show achievement in the success of their studies, and be a citizen of the United States.
Barbara Lotze Scholarships for Future Teachers
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740
6. Christa McAuliffe Teacher Incentive Program
Deadline: March 20th
Each year, the Delaware Department of Education offers the Christa McAuliffe Teacher Incentive Program to legal residents of Delaware who are enrolled full-time at a Delaware university and pursuing an undergraduate program leading to teacher certification. Preference is given to applicants who are planning to teach in critical need areas, including art, business education, English, ESOL, mathematics, music, reading, science, special education, and technology education. Undergraduates must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 and high school seniors must have a minimum combined SAT score of 1570 to be eligible.
Christa McAuliffe Teacher Incentive Program
401 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901
7. Educational Foundation of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Scholarships
Deadline: April 1st
In partnership with more than 146 chapters around the world, the AFCEA Educational Foundation presents $2 million annually in scholarships and grants to college students with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors. Reserved for current or future teachers of STEM subjects in secondary schools, applicants for the scholarships must be enrolled full-time at an accredited four-year university in the United States. Only U.S. active-duty military personnel or veterans are eligible to apply as freshmen; other applicants must be at least a college sophomore to be considered.
Educational Foundation of the AFCEA Scholarships
4400 Fair Lakes Court
Fairfax, VA 22033
8. Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois
Deadline: December 1st
Annually, the Golden Apple selects 175 outstanding high school and college students from public and private universities throughout the state of Illinois to join its group of Scholars. In order to be eligible, applicants must be attending or planning to attend one of the 53 partner universities in Illinois, a legal resident of Illinois, have achieved an ACT score of at least 22, and meet the 2.5 GPA requirement. Students who are accepted will receive a total of $14,000 in tuition assistance and stipend funds to participate in two Golden Apple Summer Institutes.
Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois
8 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603
9. Illinois Special Education Teacher Tuition Waiver Program
Deadline: September 27th
The Illinois Special Education Teacher Tuition Waiver (SETTW) Program is offered by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission to encourage academically talented students to pursue careers as preschool, elementary, or secondary teachers with a specialization in special education. The program exempts all recipients from the payment of tuition and mandatory fees for all four years at any of the 12 public four-year universities in the state. To be eligible, applicants must be a U.S. citizen, legal resident of Illinois, meet satisfactory academic progress, remain in attendance full-time, and not be in default on any federal student loans.
Illinois Special Education Teacher Tuition Waiver Program
1755 Lake Cook Rd.
Deerfield, IL 60015
10. Jack Kinnaman Scholarship
Deadline: April 15th
Created in memory of the Vice President and former Advisory Council member, the National Education Association (NEA) provides this $2,000 scholarship to member students who are financial impacted and need a helping hand to complete a degree in teacher education. In order to apply for the scholarship, applicants must submit an application, letter of recommendation from a faculty member or NEA Student Program advisor, 200-word essay describing NEA activities the student has participated in, and a paragraph demonstrating financial need.
Jack Kinnaman Scholarship
1201 16th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
11. Janet Monroe Wendschlag & Bryan John Wendschlag Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: January 15th
Valley City State University offers a scholarship in honor of Janet Monroe Wendschlag and her son Bryan John, who both perished in the United Airlines crash of flight 232 in Sioux, City Iowa in 1989. In their memory, the scholarship is awarded to junior or senior students at VCSU who are actively pursuing a degree in art, music, or elementary education. Eligible applicants must be residents of North Dakota, graduates from a North Dakota high school, and in good academic standing.
Janet Monroe Wendschlag & Bryan John Wendschlag Memorial Scholarship
100 College St. SW
Valley City, ND 58072
12. Journalism Education Association Future Teachers Scholarships
Deadline: July 1st
Every year, the Journalism Education Association (JEA) awards up to five $1,000 scholarships for education majors who are intending to pursue a career teaching scholastic journalism. Recipients of the scholarships must be an upper-division bachelor’s or master’s degree student in an accredited college program that is designed to prepare him or her for teaching secondary education. Current high school journalism teachers who have returned to college degree program to perfect their journalism teaching skills are also encouraged to apply. Applicants must write a 250-word essay explaining their desire to teach journalism, answer all questions on the application form, provide college transcripts, and submit two recommendation letters.
Journalism Education Association Future Teachers Scholarships
103 Kedzie Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
13. Minority Teacher Education Scholarship
Deadline: August 1st
The Florida Fund for Minority Teachers Incorporated offers a $4,000 Minority Teacher Education Scholarship (MTES) each year to African American, Hispanic, Asian American, or American Indian residents of the state of Florida. Applicants for the MTES must be enrolled in a teacher education program at any of the FFMT participating universities, be a junior who has not earned a bachelor’s degree in education, have earned at least 60 credit hours, and have not exceeded more than 18 hours of upper division education coursework. Students receiving the scholarship must attend the Annual Teacher Recruitment and Retention Symposiums, as well as teach a minimum of one year in a Florida public school after graduation.
Minority Teacher Education Scholarship
G415 Norman Hall
P.O. Box 117045
Gainesville, FL 32611
14. Oregon PTA Teacher Education Scholarship
Deadline: March 20th
The Oregon PTA awards a non-renewable $500 merit scholarship to a limited number of high school seniors or college students who are pursuing a career in elementary or secondary education each year. The scholarship is only awarded to Oregon residents enrolled or planning to enroll in any Oregon public university and major in education with the goal of becoming a teacher at a school within the state.
Oregon PTA Teacher Education Scholarship
4506 SE Belmont Suite 108B
Portland, OR 97215
15. Prospective 7-12 Secondary Teacher Coursework Scholarships
Deadline: May 2nd
Supported by the Texas Instruments Demana-Waits Fund, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) awards this $10,000 scholarship to college students preparing to become high school mathematics teachers. It is awarded to NCTM student members currently completing their sophomore year, scheduling full-time studies at a four-year university in the next academic year, and pursuing a career goal of becoming certified as a mathematics teacher for grades 7-12. Applicants must submit a proposal that identifies a detailed outline of coursework, mathematics education courses already completed, and a budget to fund the plan.
Prospective 7-12 Secondary Teacher Coursework Scholarships
1906 Association Drive
Reston, VA 20191
16. Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program
Deadline: April 29th
Authorized under the National Science Foundation, the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program encourages talented students to pursue teaching careers in critical need K-12 subjects of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Scholars who receive the salary supplements while fulfilling a four-year teaching degree are required to complete at least two years of teaching in a high-need school district for each year of stipend support.
Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program
1200 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005
17. Shon Shadrick Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: May 10th
Lindsey’s Family Restaurant awards a $5,000 scholarship in honor of Shon Shadrick, the beloved owner’s nephew who passed away after losing his fight with both Down syndrome and leukemia. All applicants for the scholarship must be a U.S. citzen, have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5, and be enrolled in an accredited program to pursue a major in special education. Along with the application, candidates must write a one-page essay on why he or she chose the field of special education and two letters of recommendation.
Shon Shadrick Memorial Scholarship
3138 Cranberry Hwy East
P.O. Box 845
East Wareham, MA 02538
18. Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) Teacher Development Scholarships
Deadline: February 5th
The SAA Teacher Development scholarships are intended to offer tuition assistance for studies in teacher pedagogy at approved Summer Institutes, workshops, and other SAA-approved teacher development programs. In order to receive the awards for $300 to $500, applicants must be current active members of the SAA. With the online application form, candidates are required to supply three original letters of recommendation, brief statement of financial need, current résumé, and a video recording playing their instrument.
Suzuki Association of the Americas Teacher Development Scholarships
1900 Folsom St. Suite 101
Boulder, CO 80302
19. T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Minnesota
Teacher Education and Compensation Helps (T.E.A.C.H.) Early Childhood Minnesota is a scholarship program that aims to provide tuition assistance for early childhood educators to increase their own levels of education. In order to receive the assistance, applicants must be over the age of 18, possess a high school diploma or GED, be employed at a child care program for at least the past six months, and be enrolled in a Early Childhood Education degree program at an accredited university in Minnesota. The scholarship will cover 80 percent of tuition and book costs that do not exceed the scholarships limit.
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Minnesota
380 Lafayette Frontage Rd, Suite 103
Saint Paul, MN 55107
20. Texas Retired Teachers Foundation Student Scholarship
Deadline: February 23rd
The Texas Retired Teachers Foundation (TRTF) awards ten $500 scholarships to students who are relatives of a member of the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA). To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degree in education at any accredited Texas university.
Texas Retired Teachers Foundation Student Scholarship
313 E. 12th Street, Suite 200
Austin, TX 78701
21. Tobin Sorenson Physical Education Scholarship
Deadline: April 1st
The $1,000 Tobin Sorenson Physical Education Scholarship is provided by the Pi Lambda Theta organization, which honors professionals and students who have excelled in the area of education. College sophomores and above who have at least a 3.5 GPA, participate in extracurricular sporting activities, and intend to pursue a career in physical education are welcomed to apply.
P.O. Box 7888
Bloomington, IN 47407-7888
22. Underwood-Smith Teacher Scholarship Program
Deadline: March 1st
The Underwood-Smith Teacher Scholarship Program is a student financial aid assistance scholarship that is designed to enable students to pursue a teaching degree at the pre-school, elementary, middle, and high school levels. Undergraduate and graduate scholarships totaling $5,000 are awarded to West Virginia residents who are enrolled full-time in a West Virginia accredited institution within a program leading to teacher certification.
Underwood-Smith Teacher Scholarship Program
1018 Kanawha Blvd. East, Suite 700
Charleston, WV 25301
23. Virginia Higher Education Teacher Assistance Program
Deadline: May 1st
The Virginia Higher Education Teacher Assistance Program was founded by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) to assist undergraduate students enrolled in a K-12 teacher preparation program to pursue a career in a shortage content area. Applicants must be enrolled at a participating non-profit public or private Virginia university, maintain satisfactory academic progress with a GPA of 2.5 or higher, demonstrate financial need, and be nominated by a faculty member in the field.
Virginia Higher Education Teacher Assistance Program
101 North 14th St. 10th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
24. WGU Aspiring School Principals Scholarships
Western Governors University awards up to $2,000 annually for selected students enrolled in the online NCATE-approved Master of Science in Educational Leadership program to become school principals. Awards are based on the applicant’s academic standing, readiness for online study at WGU, current competency level, possession of a valid teaching license, and a bachelor’s degree in education. Scholarships are often awarded at the rate of $500 for each six-month semester for up to two years.
WGU Aspiring School Principals Scholarships
4001 South 700 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
25. Zeta Phi Beta Isabel M. Herson Scholarship in Education
Deadline: February 1st
Offered by the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. from the Office of the National Education Foundation, the Isabel M. Herson Scholarship is awarded for undergraduate and graduate level students who are currently enrolled in a degree program full-time in either elementary or secondary education. In order to receive the scholarship for $500 to $1,000 depending on need, students need to complete the online application, submit proof of enrollment or an official transcript, three letters of recommendation, and a 150-word essay on his or her professional goals and aspirations.
Zeta Phi Beta Isabel M. Herson Scholarship
1734 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
As tuition prices and fees at all the major universities in the United States continue to rise, it is more important than ever to lean on available scholarships. If you are interested in majoring in education, it is highly recommended that you consider these 25 scholarships to help you lessen the financial burden of achieving a bachelor’s or master’s degree in education.