Education Scholarships

Kids spend much of their day in school, so making sure their teachers are well-educated and satisfied should be a priority. Surprisingly, this is often not the case. Students who major in education frequently graduate school with empty bank accounts and student loan debt. Things don’t improve much when they find teaching positions: Complaints of meager wages and overcrowded, poorly funded inner-city classrooms are so common that we’re lucky students are still willing to major in education.

Students who enter the field of education may find rewarding careers, but the chance of placing in the higher end of the pay stratum is low. (Check with the U.S. Department of Education for statistics.) As is true of all majors, graduating with little or no debt is a key component of financial security. Student loans have rightfully received a bad reputation for controlling one’s career decisions. If you already have a career plan, you won’t want debt changing it for you.

Taking advantage of education college scholarships and grants is a good way to avoid student loans. Because education is a field of major importance, numerous education scholarships have been created to assist students who want to get through school without debt.

Private scholarships and government assistance programs such as the TEACH Grant and the Federal Perkins Loan Teacher Cancellation have been created to fill schools with qualified and well-educated individuals. Future teachers should look to education scholarships and such government programs for scholarship awards created with them in mind. By conducting a free college scholarships search at Scholarships.com, students can find myriad information about education scholarships and other awards they will be eligible to receive.

Alpha Delta Kappa XI Education Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • Applicants must have a permanent residence in Boone, Ogle, Stephenson or Winnebago County, Illinois and must intend to teach elementary or secondary school. Must be of at least sophomore standing at a post-secondary institution. Graduate students are eligible and past recipients may re-apply. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Association of Texas Leaders for Education Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • This scholarship was established by the Association of Texas Leaders for Education (ATLE) for Texas resident graduating seniors who will be attending a Texas school to pursue a secondary education. The purpose for this scholarship is to promote higher education for Texas students. Applicants must be graduating seniors with a 3.5 or higher GPA and demonstrated service to community and to school. [...] More

Augustana College Rissing Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Rissing Scholarship is awarded each year to students who wish to prepare for professional leadership in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. Award is renewable by maintaining a 2.5 Augustana cumulative grade-point average.

    Applicant must have an interest in professional leadership in the church, in ministry, music ministry, outdoor ministry, religious education, theology, social [...] More

Beta Gamma Recruitment Grant

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • Applicant must be a female graduating senior from Boone or Winnebago County who is planning to enter the teaching profession. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Bilingual Education Student Organization Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Bilingual Education Student Organization Scholarship is available to full-time bilingual students pursuing a teaching career at Eastern New Mexico University.

    Applicant must be a full-time student with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and a graduate of a New Mexico high school. Must become an active member of the Bilingual Education Student Organization (BESO) and must not be eligible for [...] More

Bright Futures Scholarship for Early Childhood Teachers

  • Application Deadline: 6/9/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Our Bright Future's Scholarship Program supports the field of early childhood education by offering financial assistance for future teachers. We are excited to offer financial assistance ranging from $250-$1,000 for full-time students pursuing degrees in Early Childhood Education or in a related field. Selected recipients will be awarded funds directly for use toward books, laptops, fees or other [...] More

Charles Lee Anderson Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • Applicant must be a graduating Rock Valley College student or graduating senior from Sycamore High School who is entering college or university to pursue a degree in education. Must demonstrate optimism, determination and love of neighbor as exemplified by Dr. Anderson’s life. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Christa McAuliffe Teacher Incentive Program

  • Application Deadline: 6/4/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Eligibility requirements:
    Applicants must be legal residents of Delaware and U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens. Full-time students enrolled at a Delaware college in an undergraduate program leading to teacher certification. High school seniors must rank in upper half of class and have a combined score of 1570 on the SAT. Undergraduates must have at least a 2.75 GPA. Awards may be provided [...] More

CSUB Adele Davis Scholarship Endowment

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • This scholarship was established by CSUB Music Department Chair, Dr. Doug Davis, in September 2005, in honor of his wife Adele Davis, a local first-grade teacher in the Panama School District. In order to apply, you must be liberal studies major and plan to enter the field of elementary education. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

CSUB William and Laura Edwards Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • Johnnie M. Cerro, a CSUB alumnus of 1972, established this scholarship in December 2000 to honor the memory of his parents. Proceeds from this endowment are used to fund scholarships for students preparing to be teachers and who plan to remain in Kern County after completion of their teaching credential program. Must be enrolled in the CSUB Teacher Credential Program and intend to pursue a career [...] More

Dale Wolf Endowment Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Applicants must be high school seniors pursuing a four-year degree in agricultural education or agricultural sciences. Minimum 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale required. Must be resident of Delaware. Preference given to applicants with local, state or national leadership experience in honor of Dale Wolf’s service as Governor and St. Governor of the state of Delaware. For more information or to apply, [...] More

Dorothy A Meyer Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 5/30/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Shelby County, Ohio is a collection of wonderful communities and great school districts filled with amazing people who care. The Community Foundation of Shelby County administers charitable funds created by individuals, families, and organizations to benefit needs in our community and throughout the United States. We become the conduit that enables you to give now to benefit your favorite causes [...] More

Elma and Albert Goeschel Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • This memorial scholarship fund has been established by Dr. and Mrs. Robert D. Lundberg (formerly Patricia Goeschel). The proceeds of this fund will provide one scholarship to be awarded annually without regard to financial need to an incoming freshmen with outstanding academic achievements who is intending to obtain a degree in Education. For more information or to apply, please visit the [...] More

Gill-Elliott Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Thanks to our generous donors, Blue Grass Community Foundation is pleased to offer a variety of scholarships to area students seeking educational opportunities beyond high school.

    The Gill-Elliott Scholarship was established to honor William J. Elliott, a chemistry and physics teacher at Highlands High School (Fort Thomas, KY) for 32 years. This scholarship provides an annual award of $2,000 [...] More

GRCF Audrey L. Wright Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • Grand Rapids Community Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships annually primarily to Kent County students bound for or in college, or those pursuing a technical career. To be eligible for the Audrey L. Wright Scholarship, students must be Kent County residents (three-year minimum) pursuing an undergraduate degree in foreign language or education. Applicants must have financial need and [...] More

GRCF John T. and Frances J. Maghielse Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • Grand Rapids Community Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships annually primarily to Kent County students bound for or in college, or those pursuing a technical career.

    To be eligible for the John T. and Frances J. Maghielse Scholarship, students must be graduates of a Grand Rapids Public High School, residents of Kent County, and currently pursuing a full-time undergraduate degree in the [...] More

GRCF Roger and Jacquelyn Vander Laan Family Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • Grand Rapids Community Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships annually primarily to Kent County students bound for or in college, or those pursuing a technical career.

    To be eligible for the Roger and Jacquelyn Vander Laan Family Scholarship, students must be seniors at South Christian High School located in Grand Rapids Michigan entering a full-time program in the fall at any accredited [...] More

GRCF Virginia Valk Fehsenfeld Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • Grand Rapids Community Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships annually primarily to Kent County students bound for or in college, or those pursuing a technical career.

    To be eligible for the Virginia Valk Fehsenfeld Scholarship, students must be full-time undergraduate students pursuing a degree in dietetics, nutrition, education or general human services. Applicants must also be [...] More

Harold Davis Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2020
  • Amount: $400
  • Established by the A.O. Smith Harvestore System dealers, friends, and associates in memory of Mr. Harold Davis, who was the director of marketing for the company until his death in 1982. This scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior pursuing a two- or four-year degree in any area of agriculture. Approximately two scholarships at $1,000 each. For more information or to apply, please [...] More

Hawaii Education Association (HEA) Student Teacher Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/17/2020
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Hawaii Education Association (HEA) and the family of Helen MacKay have established a Student Teacher Scholarship to minimize the need for employment during the student teaching semester. Employees, officers & directors of HEA, and their immediate family members and individuals living in the same household (whether related or not) of such employee, officer or director are not eligible to [...] More

Hazel McBride Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $2,500
  • This scholarship was established by the estate of Hazel McBride Engeseth. Mrs. Engeseth was a 1916 graduate of Valley City State Normal. She returned to Valley City State Teachers College between 1934-36 to further her education. Students receiving the McBride Scholarship must sign a Declaration of Intent to seek entry into the program of Teacher Education. A change in program of study will [...] More

Hoeks Family Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2020
  • Amount: $1,500
  • This scholarship was established in memory of Everett G. Hoeks and in gratitude for Calvin College's blessings to Dr. Henry J. Hoeks and to his family. This scholarship will be awarded to a Calvin junior or senior who demonstrates the desire to "seek first the Kingdom of God" while preparing to teach Bible, theology or religion studies at a Christian school or to direct the education ministry of [...] More

JSU Alabama Curley Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: $200
  • The JSU Alabama Curley Memorial Scholarship is for full-time junior or senior demonstrating academic achievement; based on academics and character. Established in memory of Mr. Andrew Curley to provide support for an upper-class student in education.

    For more information about this award, please visit us [...] More

JSU Alabama Johnson (J.C.U.) Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • Full-time undergraduate or graduate student demonstrating academic achievement who has graduated from any Calhoun County High School.

    Established by Mrs. Elizabeth Lloyd Johnson in memory of her husband. The scholarship will benefit a deserving student who has graduated from any Calhoun County high school. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

JSU Alabama Mildred Sheppard Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The JSU Alabama Mildred Sheppard Scholarship is awarded to JSU Alabama Education majors who commit, in writing, to teach K-12 for at least two years upon graduating.

    The scholarship was established by the Board of Directors of the Country Day School, Inc., Montgomery, Alabama, to honor Miss Mildred Louise Sheppard, the school's founder and only headmaster. For more information or to apply, [...] More

Lillian Kitchen and Zella Kitchen Challis Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Lillian Kitchen and Zella Kitchen Challis Scholarship was established by Linda and Jack Gill, to honor Linda Gill’s mother and grandmother. This non-renewable merit-based scholarship provides one annual award of $2,000 to a graduating senior from Harrison County High School in Cynthiana, Kentucky who demonstrates excellent academic achievement and who plans to pursue a degree in science, [...] More

Louis-Edward Nicklies Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/28/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Louis-Edward Nicklies Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate, masters-level and doctoral students enrolled in 12+ credit hours who have graduated from a high school located in Jefferson County, KY. Applicants must be members of a Baptist church.

    For more information, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

MetLife Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Open to high school seniosr pursuing a four-year degree in select areas of agriculture, agribusiness management,
    communications, education, journalism, extension, public relations, finance, economics, sales, marketing, engineering,
    mechanization, technology, plant pathology, plant/animal breeding and genetics, range/soil science or public service and
    administration in agriculture. Resident of [...] More

Mike Lozano Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/10/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • This scholarship fund was established in 2013 by family and friends of Coach Lozano. The scholarship is given annually to a graduating high school senior athlete from the northernmost 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle. A minimum 2.0 GPA is required and students must be interested in pursuing a degree in education and/or coaching for the purpose of teaching and coaching at the high school level [...] More

Minority Teacher Education Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $4,000
  • Minority teacher education scholars program is a collaborative performance-based scholarship program for African-American, Hispanic-American, Asian-American, and Native American students. The participants in the program include Florida’s Florida College System institutions and its public and private universities that have teacher education programs.

    Applicants must be a resident of the State [...] More

Minority Teachers of Illinois Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • If you plan to teach at a non-profit Illinois public, private, or parochial preschool, elementary school, or secondary school, for which the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has determined that no less than 30% of the enrolled students are African American/Black, Hispanic American, Asian American, or Native American; and you are of African American/Black, Hispanic American, Asian American [...] More

NDS DMI Education & Communications Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2020
  • Amount: $1,500
  • These scholarships are provided to encourage undergraduate sophomores and junior students to pursue education or communication careers in dairy or food-related industries. Major areas can include education, social media & communications, public relations, marketing, food science, nutrition (human), and journalism. Must have at least a cumulative 2.5 GPA. For more information or to apply, please [...] More

NDS Merton Sowerby Junior Merit Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2020
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The National Dairy Shrine Junior Merit Scholarship is to encourage qualified undergraduate students to pursue careers in the dairy industry or related occupations. Major areas include Dairy Production, Dairy or Agricultural Economics, Communication or Accounting, Dairy Research Scientist, Dairy Genetics, Dairy Equipment, Dairy Feed or Pharmaceutical Marketing or Sales, Dairy Consultant, Dairy [...] More

NDS Mike Lancaster Sophomore Merit Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2020
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The NDS Sophomore Merit Scholarship is available to any undergraduate student currently enrolled in their sophomore year in a four-year college with an explicit interest in the dairy industry. Students can only receive this scholarship once. The applicant must have at least a cumulative 2.5 GPA. The scholarship will be paid when the winners are recognized at the National Dairy Shrine Awards [...] More

Olivia M. Marquart Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Olivia M. Marquart Scholarship was established in honor of a friend, sister, and daughter who continues to demonstrate strength and courage throughout her battle with Synovial Sarcomas in her lungs. The scholarship is awarded annually to a young adult who is either a cancer survivor or currently undergoing treatment. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a US citizen attending [...] More

Paraprofessional Teacher Preparation Grant Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $7,500
  • The Paraprofessional Teacher Preparation Grant Program provides financial assistance to Massachusetts residents who are currently employed as paraprofessionals in Massachusetts public schools but wish to become certified as full-time teachers. This grant is designed to reduce their financial burden and help address the Commonwealth's current teacher shortage. Financial need is not a requirement [...] More

Paul F. Brown Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $3,000
  • Mr. Paul F. Brown had a great love for music. He showed his love by supporting local music organizations such as the Baton Rouge Opera, Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra and the LSU School of Music. The purpose of this scholarship, named in his honor, is to support students who have also demonstrated a love for music. This scholarship is to be awarded to an incoming freshman accepted to the [...] More

Peters Foundation, Corp. Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2020
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The Peters Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides a limited amount of scholarship grants to graduating high school seniors who are pursuing a major in the field of education, environment, environmental engineering, conservation, or forestry at any accredited college located in Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Arizona, or Colorado. For more information or to apply, please visit the [...] More

Prospective Educator Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/2/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The PDK Educational Foundation awards more than 30 scholarships each year to prospective educators who have a connection to PDK by having a family member or teacher who is a PDK member, or through membership in Educators Rising. All scholarships are available under a single application.

    Applicants must be a high school senior intending to major in education who is a good standing member of [...] More

PSGC Graduate Research Fellowship Program at Penn State

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • As one of 52 members of the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, our mission is to expand opportunities for Pennsylvanians to learn about and participate in NASA's aeronautics and space programs by supporting and enhancing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, research, and outreach programs.

    The Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium will award [...] More

Ray Fowler/Armstrong Family Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Armstrong family (Randall, Dwight and Jeff) sponsors this scholarship in honor of Ray Fowler, their FFA Advisor, and in memory of their mother, Joan, for her support, encouragement and love. Must be a high school senior or college student pursuing a four-year degree in any area of agriculture with a preference in agricultural education or animal science. Applicant must be member of Lyon [...] More

Raymond A. & Amella P. Beilke Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Raymond A. Beilke Engineering Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school seniors of Marathon High School who have a minimum 3.0 GPA and who plan to pursue a degree in engineering at an accredited college/university. The Amella P. Beilke Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school seniors of Marathon High School with a minimum 3.0 GPA and who plan to pursue an education in [...] More

SILA Post Secondary College Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The SILA Foundation awards ten (10) $2,500 scholarships for use at an accredited post-secondary college or university. Students must be enrolled in one of the following disciplines: insurance studies, finance or accounting, business administration, marketing, or education. Applicants must be enrolled in a minimum of nine (9) credit hours at an accredited post-secondary school or be employed [...] More

Sophie and Hans Scholl Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2020
  • Amount: $1,200
  • The Sophie and Hans Scholl Memorial Scholarship is open to all Nevada public high school seniors. The scholarship is for Nevada high school seniors wishing to study political science, German language or a German-related field. Students who also wish to enroll in a university in Germany are eligible to apply. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the [...] More

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Minnesota Scholarship Programs

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® MINNESOTA is a scholarship program that helps early childhood and school-age care providers increase their levels of education, compensation, and commitment to the field by earning college credits and degrees.

    These scholarships are for early childhood or school-age professionals who have worked for at least six (6) months in a licensed or regulated child care [...] More

TEACH Grant

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $4,000
  • The TEACH Grant Program provides grants to students who are completing or plan to complete course work needed to begin a career in teaching. You must be enrolled as an undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or graduate student at a school that participates in the TEACH Grant Program and meet certain academic achievement requirements (generally, scoring above the 75th percentile on one or more [...] More

Tennessee Christa McAuliffe Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2020
  • Amount: $500
  • The Tennessee General Assembly created this scholarship program to honor the memory of Christa McAuliffe, a high school teacher who lost her life in the space shuttle Challenger accident. The scholarship program was established to encourage promising rising college juniors from Tennessee who have a commitment to teaching and inspiring young minds to explore and achieve their highest potential. [...] More

Tennessee Teaching Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Tennessee Teaching Scholars Program is intended to encourage exemplary students to enter the teaching field in Tennessee. Participation is limited to college juniors, seniors, and post baccalaureate candidates admitted to a teacher education program in a Tennessee college or university.

    To be eligible, the applicant must be a Tennessee resident and a U.S. citizen with a minimum 2.75 GPA if [...] More

The Ed Johnson Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Must be a high school senior or college student pursuing a four-year degree in agriculture, communication, education, business management, economics, international agriculture, finance, sales and marketing and science, engineering and related specialists except biochemistry, biological science, biotechnology and marine biology. Attendance at The Ohio State University and Ohio residency required. [...] More

The Robert Noyce Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/12/2020
  • Amount: $30,000
  • The Robert Noyce Scholarship program, authorized under the National Science Foundation Authorization Act, seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors to become elementary, middle, and high school teachers by offering tuition scholarships of $15,000 per year for up to two years. The scholarship will be awarded annually to qualified Trinity seniors [...] More

The Vicki Soto Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2020
  • Amount: $5,026
  • For the past two years, The Vicki Soto Memorial Scholarship has given out a yearly $5,026 scholarship to a graduating senior from our local high schools. This year we're expanding our outreach - if you are a graduating senior anywhere in the United States you can apply. Applicants must be a full-time student at an accredited four-year high school, have maintained at least a 3.0 GPA throughout the [...] More

TKE Francis J. Flynn Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • All of the TKE Educational Foundation leadership and scholarship awards are for the benefit of active members of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity.

    This scholarship is awarded in recognition of academic achievement with a Grade Point Average of at least 2.75 or higher and recognizes outstanding leadership within the chapter. The applicant must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in mathematics or [...] More

Vera DoLean Ginn Kiwanis Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/30/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • To be eligible for the Vera DoLean Ginn Scholarship, the applicant must be Shelby County (Ohio) resident pursuing a career in elementary education. Students must have a minimum 2.5 high school or college GPA and be pursuing a certificate, associate's, bachelor's or master's degree. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan Program (VTSLP)

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The primary purpose of the Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan Program (VTSLP) is to provide financial support to students who are preparing to teach in one of Virginia's critical shortage teaching areas. Applicants must be teacher candidates at an accredited public or private four-year institution of higher education in the Commonwealth. Undergraduates must be at least sophomores who were in the [...] More

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $32,000
  • The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship program recruits and trains the nation's best and brightest recent graduates and career changers with STEM backgrounds to teach in high-needs middle and high school science and math classrooms.

    The Teaching Fellowship includes admission to a master's degree program at a well-established partner university teacher certification in science, mathematics or [...] More

Latest College & Financial Aid News

Harvard Revokes Parkland Shooting Suvivor's Admissions Offer

June 18, 2019

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

Harvard revoked more admissions offers - this time involving 10 students who participated in a Facebook group called "Harvard memes for horny bourgeois teens." Jokes about abusing children and the Holocaust and insulting comments about different racial and ethnic groups were found in the group, according to Inside Higher Ed.

Earlier this month, Harvard also rescinded an admission offer to Kyle Kashuv who, when he was 16 years old, used inflammatory and racist language, including the N-word, right before the Parkland shooting at his school, Stoneman Douglas High School. The shootings have since "changed him and made him more mature," he claims. Kashuv became famous for his conservatism, pro-gun and pro-Trump activism which he believes, represent a different view on how to prevent future, like tragedies.

In a recent Twitter post, he apologized for his past comments and stated that, "We were 16-year-olds making idiotic comments, using callous and inflammatory language in an effort to be as extreme and shocking as possible...I'm embarrassed by it, but I want to be clear that the comments I made are not indicative of who I am or who I've become in the years since." Shortly thereafter, Harvard looked into his case and eventually revoked his admissions offer. Though university personnel appreciate his "candor and expressions of regret," Harvard "takes seriously" the "qualities of maturity" and of "character" of the students it admits. Despite appealing the revocation, Kashuv was turned down. In his defense, Kashuv argues that, "throughout its history, Harvard's faculty has included slave owners, segregationists, bigots and anti-Semites. If Harvard is suggesting that growth isn't possible and that our past defines our future, then Harvard is an inherently racist institution. But I don't believe that. I believe that institutions and people can grow. I've said that repeatedly." In your opinion, should Kashuv have had his admissions offer revoked based on something he did when he was 16? Why or why not? [...]

Wiccan Prof Sues Catholic University Over Alleged Discrimination

June 11, 2019

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

A Wiccan Professor at St. Bonaventure sued the university and her alma mater for discrimination, alleging that she was not allowed to advance in her career because she is a woman and a witch. The reported discrimination began around Halloween in 2011, after she was asked to conduct an interview about her Wiccan beliefs with the university's student TV station, SBU-TV. [...]

LGBTQ Scholarships for Pride Month

June 6, 2019

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

In honor of LGBTQ Pride Month this June, Scholarships.com is recognizing the success of, and providing financial aid resources to the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, and queer community and its allies through featured LGBTQ scholarships. These colorful LGBTQ scholarships are not only intended for those who identify as LBTQ or are questioning, but are available to LGBTQ parents and allies, as well. Below is a preview of LGBTQ scholarships that were created to provide economic mobility and equality for LGBTQ students and allies who may face unique challenges on their educational journeys. For even more LGBTQ scholarships, Parent LGBTQ scholarships or LGBTQ Ally scholarships, visit here. [...]

Last Reviewed: June 2019

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