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.

AFDO Scholarship Awards

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • In 1981, AFDO established a scholarship fund with the excess funds from the 75th Anniversary of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. The recipients should have demonstrated a desire to serve in a career of research, regulatory work, quality control, or teaching in an area related to some aspect of foods, drugs or consumer product safety; should have demonstrated leadership capabilities; and must be [...] More

Alpha Delta Kappa XI Education Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Alpha Delta Kappa Xi Education Scholarship was established to provide educational resources to students who are pursuing a career in education. 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 [...] More

Anthony and Charlotte Kinney Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Anthony and Charlotte Kinney Scholarship is for graduating seniors or graduates of Pecatonica High School who are pursuing careers as teachers. Applicants must major in, or plan to major in elementary, middle, or secondary math education and have at least a 3.0 GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

ARC of Washington Trust Fund Research Grants

  • Application Deadline: 8/3/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • Since 1950 the Arc of Washington Trust Fund has promoted research on the causes, prevention, and treatment of intellectual disabilities and its personal, social, and legal consequences. The Trust provides grants to researchers in the states of Washington, Oregon, Alaska or Idaho and in British Columbia. Because the Arc Trust Fund is small compared to public funding sources, preference is given to [...] More

Augustana College Rissing Scholarship for Future ELCA Church Leaders

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Rissing Scholarship is awarded each year to Augustana College 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, [...] More

Beta Gamma Recruitment Grant

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Beta Gamma Recruitment Grant was established to provide educational resources to female graduating seniors who are planning to enter the teaching profession. Applicant must be a female graduating senior from Boone or Winnebago County who is planning to enter the teaching profession. Applicants must also write an essay about their interest in becoming a teacher. For more information or to [...] More

Bilingual Education Student Organization Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • 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: 6/9/2021
  • Amount: $500
  • Our Bright Future's Scholarship Program supports the field of early childhood education by offering financial assistance for future teachers. High school seniors, two and four year college/university, and graduate students enrolled in accredited colleges or universities in the United States are eligible. Applicants must demonstrate potential as a teacher of young children under the age of six [...] More

Carolyn Wones Recruitment Grant

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Carolyn Wones Recruitment Grant was established to provide educational resources for women, and to promote the professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education. Applicant must be a female graduating from high school within Boone or Winnebago County, IL, plan to pursue a degree in secondary teaching, exhibit academic potential and have participated in a number of [...] More

Charles Lee Anderson Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • Applicants of the Charles Lee Anderson Memorial Scholarship 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. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Christa McAuliffe Teacher Incentive Program

  • Application Deadline: 6/4/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • 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 for programs of study not [...] More

CME Beef Industry Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 10/30/2020
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The National Cattlemen’s Foundation and CME Group are committed to the future of the cattle industry and continue to recognize and support outstanding youth in the beef community. The tradition remains strong today, each year a total of ten $1,500.00 scholarships are awarded to students pursuing careers in the beef industry. Applicant must be a graduating high school senior or full-time [...] More

Colonel White High School Education Major Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Colonel White High School Education Major Scholarship was established by a group of Colonel White HS retired teachers to provide financial assistance to a senior graduating from Colonel White (Thurgood Marshall High School effective) who is majoring in education. Must have a 2.5 GPA. Applications are available online for qualified students in participating high schools. You must obtain log-in [...] More

Community Foundation of West Texas Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Community Foundation of West Texas offers a number of scholarships created through the generosity of individuals, families and businesses for which local area students can apply. Requirements vary by award; generally, applicants must be residents of a West Texas County, graduates from a West Texas high school, or current attendees of a Texas college or university. For more information or to [...] More

Dairy Management, Inc. Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 5/22/2021
  • Amount: $3,500
  • The National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDPRB), through Dairy Management Inc. (DMI), annually awards up to eleven (11) $2,500 scholarships to eligible undergraduate students (sophomore through senior) enrolled in college/university programs that emphasize dairy. Majors include communications/public relations, journalism, marketing, business, economics, nutrition, food science, and Ag [...] More

Dale E. Siefkes Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: $700
  • The Dale E. Siefkes Memorial Scholarship is for sophomores and juniors currently enrolled in a Nebraska college who will be juniors or seniors in fall of the upcoming year. Students must be majoring in Education, have at least a 3.8 GPA, and demonstrate financial need. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Early Childhood Educators Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 7/1/2021
  • Amount: $9,000
  • The Early Childhood Educators Scholarship Program is designed to provide financial assistance for currently employed early childhood and out of school time educators and providers who enroll in an associate's, bachelor's or master's degree program in Early Childhood Education or related programs. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Elma and Albert Goeschel Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Elma and Albert Goeschel Memorial Scholarship 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 scholarship provider's [...] More

Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2021
  • Amount: $9,500
  • The Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance for two years of full-time study and a 10-week, full-time paid internship at a NOAA facility during the summer. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, currently enrolled or accepted as a full-time 2nd year student in a four-year academic program [...] More

Florence Turner Karlin Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • To be eligible for the Florence Turner Karlin Scholarship, you must be a former graduate of any high school in Nebraska pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in education at a qualified college or university in Nebraska. The applicant must have completed at least his/her sophomore year in college, having maintained a minimum GPA of 3.0. For more information or to apply, please visit the [...] More

Friends of MCC Foundation Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • In addition to several general scholarships available, several other specialized scholarships are available in: accounting, anthropology, art, athletics, business, construction management, culinary, cultural diversity, diversity, education/early childhood education, first generation, FIT fitness instructor training, GED, healthcare, horticulture/plant science, humanities, journalism/writing, [...] More

Gates Millennium Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 1/13/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. Continuing Gates Millennium [...] More

George and Donna Nigh Public Service Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The George and Donna Nigh Public Service Scholarship was established to provide scholarship opportunities to outstanding students who are preparing for careers in public service. Eligible applicants must be residents of Oklahoma and attend a college or university in Oklahoma. These are not renewable. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

George and Lynna Gene Cook Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: $800
  • To apply for the George and Lynna Gene Cook Scholarship, you must be a current graduating senior or a former graduate of any high school in Nebraska or have successfully completed the GED, and must have attained a GPA of 3.0 or the equivalent on a 4.0 scale and be pursuing a degree in ministry or education. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Gill-Elliott Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/4/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Gill-Elliott Scholarship was established to honor William J. Elliott, a chemistry and physics teacher at Highlands High School for 32 years. This non-renewable merit-based scholarship provides an annual award of $2,000 to a graduating senior from Highlands High School who demonstrates excellent academic achievement and who plans to pursue a degree in science, technology, engineering, math or [...] More

GRCF Audrey L. Wright Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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 maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

GRCF John T. and Frances J. Maghielse Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • 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: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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 college, university, vocational, or technical school and majoring in healthcare, education, or business. Applicants must also have financial need and a minimum 3.0 GPA. For [...] More

GRCF Rosemary Cook Education Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • To be eligible for the Rosemary Cook Education Scholarship, students must be a Challenge Scholar at Union High School planning to pursue an undergraduate degree in Education full-time at any accredited Michigan public or private college/university. Must have financial need and a minimum 2.75 GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

GRCF Virginia Valk Fehsenfeld Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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 residents of Kent County, have financial need, and possess a 3.4 minimum GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Hawaii Education Association (HEA) Student Teacher Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/15/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Hawaii Education Association Student Teacher Scholarship was established to minimize the need for employment during the student teaching semester. Two scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded to two student teachers intending to teach in the Hawaii State Department of Education who are enrolled in a State Approved Teacher Education Program as a full-time undergraduate or post baccalaureate [...] More

Hazel McBride Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Hazel McBride Scholarship was established by the estate of Hazel McBride Engeseth. Students receiving the McBride Scholarship must sign a Declaration of Intent to seek entry into the program of Teacher Education. Must be a college sophomore or above. Must have a minimum 3.25 GPA and/or a minimum 20 composite ACT score. An essay is required as part of the application. For more information or [...] More

Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards

  • Application Deadline: 12/6/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Hispanic Heritage Foundation's Youth Awards honors Latino high school seniors who excel in the classroom and community and for their excellence in various categories including: Business & Finance, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Education, Healthcare & Science, Media & Entertainment, Social Justice and Technology. Applicants must be high school seniors, have a minimum 3.0 GPA or higher, be of [...] More

Hoeks Family Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: $1,600
  • The Hoeks Family 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 a Reformed Christian church. Applicants must be entering their junior or senior year and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students must also be [...] More

ISI Henry Salvatori Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The ISI Salvatori Fellowship seeks to further an understanding and appreciation of the principles held by the American Founding Fathers and the culture that formed their values and views. Eligible applicants must: be members of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute; and, pursuing graduate studies for the purpose of teaching at the collegiate level. Pre-professional students (medical, law, [...] More

ISI Richard M. Weaver Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • Each year ISI grants Richard M. Weaver Fellowships to students who intend to use their advanced degree to teach. The fellowship seeks to uphold the idea of academic excellence and the role of education in producing persons capable of making reasoned choices in favor of liberty. Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens who will be enrolled in a full-time graduate program, and be members of the [...] More

James & Patrica Sood Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/11/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The James and Patricia Sood Scholarship was founded in honor of a special couple, both teachers. It is awarded to a young adult student who is pursuing a degree and career in education. After serving as an engineer in the US Navy and then having a successful career in business, James went back to school to follow his passion–teaching. He spent many happy years as a Professor of International [...] More

James F. Reville Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/13/2021
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The James F. Reville Scholarship is presented to an individual who intends to pursue a career related to the field of intellectual or other developmental disabilities such as behavioral sciences, social work, nursing, healthcare administration and management or psychology. Student must be a New York State resident. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

JSU Alabama Curley Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • 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 or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s website. [...] More

JSU Alabama Mildred Sheppard Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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. Scholarships will benefit those students who commit to major in education and teach K-12 for no less than two years after graduation. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Kentucky Early Childhood Development Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $1,800
  • The Kentucky Early Childhood Development Scholarship provides financial aid to Kentucky residents. Eligible applicants must: be studying an early childhood-related discipline; be enrolled in a maximum of 9 credit hours at participating schools (see website); be employed at least 20 hours weekly in a participating early childhood facility or be employed as a preschool associate teacher in a [...] More

Kentucky Teacher Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 5/2/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Teacher Scholarship Program provides financial aid to Kentucky residents pursuing teacher certification at participating Kentucky colleges (see website for more details). Eligible applicants must: demonstrate financial need; be a US citizen; be admitted to a teacher education program pursuing initial teacher certification at a participating Kentucky college, or be a certified teacher (primary [...] More

Louis-Edward Nicklies Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/28/2021
  • 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

Mike Lozano Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/10/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Mike Lozano 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 upon graduation from college. For more information or to apply, please [...] 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 of [...] More

Minority Teachers of Illinois Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • To be eligible for the Minority Teachers of Illinois (MTI) Scholarship Program you must be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen or meet the "undocumented student" criteria of the RISE act, be a resident of Illinois, be a minority student of either African American/Black, Hispanic American, Asian American or Native American origin, be a high school graduate or hold a GED, be enrolled or [...] More

NDS DMI Education & Communications Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2021
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The DMI Milk Marketing & Dairy Products 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 [...] More

NDS Merton Sowerby Junior Merit Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2021
  • 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. The scholarship is available to any undergraduate student currently enrolled in their junior year in a four-year college with an explicit interest in the dairy industry. Students can only receive this scholarship only once. The [...] More

NDS Mike Lancaster Sophomore Merit Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2021
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The NDS Mike Lancaster 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. The applicant must have at least a cumulative 2.5 GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship is available to graduating seniors from public high schools in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties in Washington state (and a US citizen). Application forms are only available through these high schools and candidates for the scholarship are nominated by their school each year. Scholarships are renewable for four years of college in the state of Washington. [...] More

NSHSS STEAM Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The NSHSS Foundation provides STEAM to high school seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a demonstrated desire to major in any area of science, technology, engineering, arts or mathematics, including any area related to the medical field. Requirements include a personal statement, a list of STEAM activities, photo, transcript, and educator recommendation. For more information or to apply, please [...] More

Oklahoma Future Teachers Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The Future Teachers Scholarship Program was established by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education as an incentive to encourage the preparation of teachers in critical shortage areas in the public schools of Oklahoma.

    Eligibility:
    -The student must be a resident of Oklahoma
    -The student must be nominated by the college in which they are enrolled on the basis of: cumulative high [...] More

Olivia M. Marquart Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • 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

Out To Innovate Scholarships for LGBTQ+STEM Students

  • Application Deadline: 6/6/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • NOGLSTP established the Out To Innovate Scholarships for LGBTQ STEM students which are intended for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) programs who are either lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or an active ally of the LGBTQ community. One scholarship will go to an undergraduate student, and one will go to a [...] 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. Financial need is not a requirement for the Paraprofessional Teacher Preparation Grant. However, recipients must annually file the Free Application for [...] 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: 4/1/2021
  • 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 a Christian college located in Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Arizona, or Colorado. For more information or to apply, please visit the [...] More

PMI Alaska Chapter Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The PMI Alaska Chapter Scholarships are for applicants who are enrolled in or applying for an accredited undergraduate, graduate or doctoral academic degree program in project management or a related field benefitting from project management with the following order of priority: 1st priority: a member of the PMI Alaska Chapter who is a resident of Alaska attending or planning to attend an [...] More

PMI New York City Chapter Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • In order to be considered eligible for the PMI New York City Chapter, applicants must be enrolled in or applying for an accredited academic degree program in project management, and/or a field that benefits from project management (i.e., science/engineering, hotel management, information technology, pharmaceutical, business administration, construction, human resources, educational [...] More

PMI Ray Piper Global Project Management Education Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Ray Piper Global Project Management Education Scholarship awards students enrolled in or applying for an accredited undergraduate academic degree program in project management or a related field of study at any college or university anywhere in the world. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

PMI Tulsa Chapter Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • PMI Tulsa Chapter Scholarship offers awards to applicants who are enrolled in or applying for an accredited two-year associate's degree or four-year bachelor's degree program. Applicants will be reviewed with the following order of priority: a member of the PMI Tulsa Chapter or an immediate family member (including spouse, children, step-children and grandchildren but not cousins, aunts, or [...] More

Prospective Educator Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/6/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium will award one-year fellowships in the amount of $5,000 per academic year to outstanding students to promote graduate study leading to masters or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and humanities related to NASA research and development. A primary objective of NASA’s Space Grant Program is to attract, [...] More

Samuel Huntington Public Service Award

  • Application Deadline: 1/17/2021
  • Amount: $15,000
  • The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides $15,000 stipends for graduating college seniors to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world. The award allows recipients to engage in a meaningful public service activity for one year before proceeding on to graduate school or a career. Awards will be based on the quality of the proposal, academic record, and other personal [...] More

SILA Post Secondary College Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The SILA Foundation awards five (5) $2,500 scholarships for use at an accredited post-secondary college or university. Students must be enrolled in one of the following disciplines: business administration, education, finance or accounting, information technology, insurance studies, marketing or mathematics. Applicants must be enrolled in a minimum of twelve (12) credit hours at an accredited [...] More

Sophie and Hans Scholl Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2021
  • 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

South Carolina Teaching Fellows

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2020
  • Amount: $24,000
  • The Fellowship is awarded each year to as many as 175 high school seniors. Fellows receive up to $24,000 in funds while they complete a degree leading to teacher licensure. A Fellow agrees to teach in a South Carolina public school one year for every year he or she receives the fellowship. For information, or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] 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

Teacher Education Scholarship Program of the Alabama Space Grant Consortium

  • Application Deadline: 2/27/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Alabama Space Grant Consortium (ASGC), a member of the NASA National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, supports undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships for students studying in an aerospace-related discipline at participating universities and who have at least a 3.0 GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Teacher.org Inspire Our Future Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2021
  • Amount: $500
  • Teacher.org is a teacher advocacy site for students interested in considering teaching (and many other avenues within the field of education) as a career. Teacher.org's "Inspire Our Future" scholarship is open to students studying Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Education, Educational Administration, Secondary Education, or Special Education. Applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA [...] More

Tennessee Christa McAuliffe Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2021
  • 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 Minority Teaching Fellows Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Minority Teaching Fellows Program is intended to encourage talented minority Tennesseans to enter the teaching field in Tennessee. This award is for students who are pursing a teacher certification at an eligible Tennessee college or university. Applicant must be a minority Tennessee resident and U.S. citizen, a high school senior who has a minimum 2.75 GPA and scored at least an 18 on the [...] More

Tennessee Teaching Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2021
  • 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 (or [...] More

The Edward G. and Helen A. Borgen Elementary and Secondary Teacher Education Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2021
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The Edward G. and Helen A. Borgen Elementary Teacher Scholarship is a one-time preferred amount of up to $1,500 awarded to one student who is twenty-five (25) years of age or older. Applicants must be studying to teach at the elementary school level. Applicants must have at least a 3.5 GPA, be at least a college sophomore, and attend or plan on attending an accredited college or university. The [...] More

The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Academic Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: $8,000
  • Educational scholarship funds from grants administered by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago are available for Jewish college and graduate students. Approximately $500,000 is available each year for full-time students, predominantly those legally domiciled in the metropolitan Chicago area, who are identified as having promise for significant contributions in their chosen careers. [...] More

The Robert Noyce Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/12/2021
  • 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 Roothbert Fund Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • Roothbert Fund scholarships are open to all in the United States. While the Fund does not emphasize any particular form of religious practice or worship, it seeks to provide support to persons motivated by spiritual values. The Fund has awarded people entering a wide range of careers. However, strong preference will be given to graduate students as well as undergraduates who have completed at [...] More

The State Association of the Daughters of Pioneers of Washington Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2021
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The State Association of the Daughters of Pioneers of Washington grants two (2) $1,500 scholarships annually. In order to qualify for this scholarship, you must be: a descendant of a person establishing residence in one of the following states: Washington State during or prior to 1870, Oregon State during or prior to 1853, Idaho State during or prior to 1863, Montana State - west of the crest of [...] More

The TCA Gareth Morgan Student Teacher Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/14/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • Student teachers enrolled in a Latin certification program in Texas are encouraged to apply for the TCA Gareth Morgan Student Teacher Scholarship. Undergraduate advisors should inform all student teachers of this scholarship. Applicants must be student teaching in Latin and must be maintaining a 3.0 GPA in Latin or classics, with an overall 2.85 GPA. Applicants must reside in Texas to be [...] More

The UCT Heaston Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: $24,000
  • The UTC Heaston Scholarship helps students achieve their dreams of a college education. The program consists of three scholarships granted to three students annually, each covering four years of undergraduate education. Eligible applicants must be high school seniors, participate in extracurricular activities, and be committed to community service. Winners are notified in May. For more [...] More

The Vicki Soto Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • For the past two years, The Vicki Soto Memorial Scholarship has given out a yearly $5,000 scholarship to a graduating senior from our local high schools. Vicki Soto is a true hero, who sacrificed her life in the most heroic manner. 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 [...] 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 interested in pursuing a teaching career in one of the top five critical shortage teaching areas. Candidates must be: enrolled full-time or part-time in an approved undergraduate or graduate teacher education program, or are participants in another approved teacher [...] More

WCMREPA Aspiring Teacher Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Washington County Maryland Retired Educational Personnel Association Aspiring Teacher Scholarship provides financial assistance to students who are graduating from or have graduated from Washington County Maryland Public Schools under the jurisdiction of the Washington County Board of Education. Students who apply must be aspiring to become teachers. Applicants must either be entering or are [...] More

William A. Crawford Minority Teacher Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 8/31/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The William A. Crawford Minority Teacher Scholarship is a scholarship for minority students (defined as black and Hispanic
    individuals) planning to teach in an accredited school in Indiana upon graduation. Students must agree in writing
    to apply for a teaching position in Indiana and, if hired, teach in Indiana for at least three years. To renew the Scholarship for subsequent academic years, [...] More

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $32,000
  • The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals, with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Pennsylvania. The Fellowship has also prepared over a thousand teachers in Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, and Ohio. Eligible applicants include current undergraduates, [...] More

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