In addition to federal grants and programs, be sure to investigate scholarships opportunities. By some counts there are nearly 2 million available. Ranging from hundreds to thousands of dollars, a number of scholarships are specifically dedicated to prospective teachers. Two places to search are College Scholarships.org and the scholarship list at Campus Explorer.
For more information about planning, preparing and paying for your education, visit www.college.gov.
A. Martin and Ruth Zucker Memorial Scholarship
Applicant must be enrolled in the Judith Herb College of Education. FAFSA (due by April 1) and Pell eligibility are required.
AASA Educational Administration Scholarship
Applicant must be an outstanding graduate student in school administration who intends to make school superintendency a career.
Academic Scholarship Program
Applicant must be Jewish and meet one or both of the following criteria: be born or raised in either Cook County, Chicago metropolitan area, or Northwest Indiana; be able to demonstrate a continuous year of full-time employment in Cook County or the Chicago metropolitan area prior to starting professional education. Applicant must be an undergraduate entering or who has already entered their junior year in a career specific program which requires no postgraduate education for professional level employment; or must be a student entering or has entered a graduate or professional school in a helping profession, or be a student in a vocational training program with a specific educational goal in the helping professions.
Applicant must demonstrate a desire to serve in a career of research, regulatory work, quality control, or teaching in an area related to foods, drugs or consumer product safety, demonstrate leadership abilities, have a minimum 3.0 GPA during first two years of undergraduate study, and submit official college transcript and two letters of recommendation from faculty members.
AGI Minority Geoscience Graduate Scholarship
Applicant must be a U.S. citizen who is black, Hispanic, or Native American (American Indian, Eskimo, Hawaiian, or Samoan). Applicant must demonstrate financial need. Selection is based upon academic excellence, financial need, and potential for professional success.
AGI Minority Geoscience Undergraduate Scholarship
Applicant must be a U.S. citizen who is black, Hispanic, or Native American (American Indian, Eskimo, Hawaiian, or Samoan) with a minimum 2.8 GPA (minimum 3.0 GPA in science and mathematics). Applicant must demonstrate financial need. Selection is based upon academic excellence, financial need, and potential for professional success.
AHEPA Scholarship Endowment
Applicant must be an education major with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Applicant must demonstrate financial need, be an enrolled tribal member of a federally recognized tribe of American Indians, Eskimos, Aleuts, or other Alaskan natives, be a U.S. citizen, and be enrolled full time in an accredited graduate program. Award is based upon unmet financial need. Applicant must contact the listed contractor for this program.
Albert J. Crispell Elementary Education Award
Applicant must display the qualities of a successful educator. Award is paid directly to the Campus Bookstore to help offset book and supply expenses.
Alice Lancaster "Pioneer" Award
Applicant must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and 80 credit hours, demonstrate financial need, and be enrolled in the Teacher Education Department and seeking elementary teacher certification. Preference is given to applicant with the best letter of intent.