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: 2/1/2020
  • 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 have [...] More

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

Anthony and Charlotte Kinney Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Anthony and Charlotte Kinney Scholarship is for graduating seniors, or graduates of Pecatonica High School. 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

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

Carolyn Wones Recruitment Grant

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • Each year, the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois distributes more than $200,000 in scholarship funding to local students. All of CFNIL's scholarship funds were created by individuals or organizations that recognize the importance of helping students achieve their educational goals, now and in perpetuity. The funds' creators selected the criteria for each scholarship, based on their [...] 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
  • 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.Sponsored by CME Group & the National Cattlemen's Foundation, ten (10) [...] More

CSUB Adele Davis Scholarship Endowment

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2020
  • 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: 12/1/2020
  • 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

Dairy Management, Inc. Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 4/26/2020
  • 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

Daughters of the Pioneers of Washington Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2020
  • 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

Elma and Albert Goeschel Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Elma and Albert Goeschel Memorial Scholarship. 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 [...] More

Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2020
  • Amount: $9,500
  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings (Hollings) scholarship program is designed to: (1) increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities; (2) increase public understanding and support for stewardship of the ocean and atmosphere and improve [...] 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

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 to a [...] More

GRCF Audrey L. Wright Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • 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: 3/1/2020
  • 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
  • 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 Virginia Valk Fehsenfeld Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • 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

Harold and Dick Springer Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The $1,000 Harold and Dick Springer Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a deserving Ashtabula County student enrolled in agriculture, natural resources, family & consumer sciences, or environmental sciences. Secondary preference will be given to a student pursuing a degree in education. The Ashtabula County Agricultural Scholarship Fund was founded by a group of prominent countians to promote [...] More

Hawaii Education Association (HEA) Student Teacher Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/17/2020
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Hawaii Education Association Student Teacher Scholarship was established 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 apply. Two scholarships of $3,000 each will [...] More

Hazel McBride Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Hazel McBride Scholarship was established by the estate of Hazel McBride Engeseth. Mrs. Engeseth was a 1916 graduate of Valley City State Normal. 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 result in forfeiture of remaining scholarship amounts. 20 scholarships divided as [...] More

Hoeks Family Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2020
  • 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

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 or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s website. [...] More

JSU Alabama Mildred Sheppard Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • 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

Lester C. Marrison Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The $1,000 Lester C. Marrison Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a deserving Ashtabula County student enrolled in agriculture, natural resources, or family & consumer sciences. Secondary preference will be given to a student pursuing a degree in education. For more information, or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] 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

Maude A. Brown Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • This scholarship was established by the Maude A. Brown Scholarship Trust Fund. The scholarship is to be awarded to a graduating Spur High School student who will be furthering their education at the post-secondary level. Preference shall be given to a student who will be majoring in Education. If there is no graduating senior that meets the criteria, then a
    current college sophomore who [...] More

Mike Lozano Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/10/2020
  • 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: 3/1/2020
  • 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, be a resident of Illinois, be a minority student of either African American/Black, Hispanic American, Asian American or Native American origin, and have earned a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Also if enrolled at the sophomore, junior, [...] 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. 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: 4/15/2020
  • 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

Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • 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. 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. Music, sculpture, [...] More

NSHSS STEM Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 10/15/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The NSHSS Foundation provides STEM to high school seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a demonstrated desire to major in any area of science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) are eligible. Requirements include a personal statement, a list of STEM activities, photo, transcript, and educator recommendation. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] 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: 3/1/2020
  • 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. 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: 4/1/2020
  • 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

PMI Alaska Chapter Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/2/2020
  • 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: 5/2/2020
  • 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: 5/1/2020
  • 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: 5/2/2020
  • 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: 4/6/2020
  • 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: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The application process for the 2020-2021 academic year is open and will close on March 1, 2020. 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 [...] 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

Richard T. Meister Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2020
  • Amount: $4,000
  • Dick Meister built a family business in publishing for specialized growers in commercial horticulture. He is a strong supporter of the land-grant college system and through the years worked closely with many horticultural and floricultural leaders. This scholarship is dedicated to the outstanding accomplishments of those in university extension and especially to Will Carlson in floriculture. The [...] 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: 5/31/2020
  • 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

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

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

Teacher.org Inspire Our Future Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2020
  • 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. To help support these students pay for their schooling, we offer an annual $500 scholarship. Teacher.org's "Inspire Our Future" scholarship is open to students studying Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Education, Educational [...] 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 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. The award is for students who are pursing a teacher certification at an eligible Tennessee college or university.
    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] 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 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 Vicki Soto Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2020
  • 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

TKE Francis J. Flynn Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The TKE Francis J. Flynn Memorial 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 education. Preference will first be given to a member of Theta-Sigma Chapter, but if there is no qualified applicant, [...] More

Vera DoLean Ginn Kiwanis Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/28/2020
  • 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 interested in pursuing a teaching career in one of the top five critical shortage teaching areas. The critical shortage teaching areas are determined annually through the Supply and Demand Survey for School Personnel, based on data received by school divisions in [...] More

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $32,000
  • The 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, recent college [...] More

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McDonald's, Ivy Tech Team Up on College Tuition Assistance Program

January 23, 2020

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

More than 300 McDonald's locations will participate in the new Archways to Opportunity education program which - through its partnership with Indiana's community college system - will help its employees afford college tuition. McDonald's employees who work a minimum 15 hours per week for 90 days can receive up to $2,500 in college tuition assistance each year - or $3,000 per year for managers - at 18 Ivy Tech Community College campuses located in Indiana.

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Get Paid to Play in College with ESA Esports Scholarships

January 21, 2020

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced its first Esports scholarship, expanding its 20-year-old scholarship program to include Esports competitors in college, according to Polygon. The ESA Esports scholarship program is "intended to elevate the participation of women and minorities" who currently "account for a very small percentage of Esports scholarship recipients. Therefore, in order to be eligible for the ESA Foundation Computer and Video Game Arts Scholarship, you must either be a woman or minority and pursuing a degree leading to a career in computer and video game arts and sciences. Current high school seniors, college freshman, sophomore and juniors who are U.S. citizens may apply for the ESA Esports scholarship. Applicants must also be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program at an accredited four (4) year college or university in the upcoming fall semester in order to be considered. All scholarship applications are due March 2, 2020 at 11:59 PST. Applicants will receive results by mid-June and funds will be issued to scholarship winners by end of August. [...]

Biggest / Largest Dollar Scholarships in 2020

January 16, 2020

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

When it comes to large dollar scholarships, mo' money means fewer problems in paying your college tuition bill. The average student will land between $1,000 and $5,000 in college scholarships after investing a decent amount of time and effort into applying for scholarships. Even smaller scholarships worth $500 are enough to cover books and fees, even if they aren't enough to foot an entire semester’s college tuition bill. [...]

Last Reviewed: January 2020

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