Scholarships for Teachers

If you're pursuing studies to become an educator, this list of scholarships is exactly what you need to get ahead of the class.

Elizabeth Hoyt

June 10, 2016

Scholarships for Teachers

Teachers have a passion for learning but also have the unique ability to help others learn as well. Becoming a teacher isn’t easy: it takes patience, hard work and determination. But, as they say, to teach a person is to touch their life forever and that’s exactly the type of teaching student scholarship providers are looking to help!

If you’re pursuing studies to become an educator, this list of scholarships is exactly what you need to get ahead of the class.

Please note that the below examples are just some of the teaching and educational scholarships that exist in our database—filling out a profile may match you to scholarships at your school of choice.

Discover scholarships for teaching students:

Prospective Teacher Scholarship Loan

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $4,000

The Prospective Teacher Scholarship Loan is available to North Carolina undergraduates and high school seniors who are planning to become teachers in the public schools of North Carolina.

You must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, a minimum 900 SAT/19 ACT score, and be enrolled in an eligible teacher education program in North Carolina to be eligible for this award.

Additionally, you must work as a full-time teacher for one year for each year of funding support received. A recommendation by a school official is required.

Get more information on the Prospective Teacher Scholarship Loan.

Paraprofessional Teacher Preparation Grant

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $7,500

The Paraprofessional Teacher Preparation Grant is available to undergraduate students who are legal residents of Massachusetts.

You must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program leading to teacher certification in an eligible Massachusetts public college and have been employed for at least two years as a paraprofessional in a Massachusetts public school.

You must also be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, not be in default of any state or federal education loan or grant, and have not earned a bachelor’s degree to be eligible for this award.

If you have been employed for less than two years, you may qualify for the grant only if the undergraduate course of study will lead to teacher certification in high need disciplines: math, science, special education, foreign languages, or bilingual education.

Get more information on the Paraprofessional Teacher Preparation Grant.

Detroit Federation of Teachers Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Seniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: Varies

The Detroit Federation of Teachers Memorial Scholarship is open to seniors and master’s level students at Wayne State University who reside, attend or teach school within the geographical boundaries of the Detroit Public Schools.

Former Detroit Public School graduates pursuing certification are encouraged to apply.

The award requires that you have a GPA of at least 3.0, demonstrated financial need and demonstrated evidence of social and intellectual maturity.

Get more information on the Detroit Federation of Teachers Memorial Scholarship.

Education Scholars Award

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies

The Education Scholars Award is open to full-time undergraduate students at Eastern Illinois University.

You must be majoring in a program that leads to teacher certification.

In addition, you must be actively involved in the Education Scholars Program and/or other similar professional organizations.

Get more information on the Education Scholars Award.

Outstanding Educator of the Year Scholarship Award

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000

The Outstanding Educator of the Year Scholarship Award is open to undergraduate students at Wayne State University.

To be considered for this award, you must have a GPA of at least 3.5, evidence of leadership, potential for becoming an outstanding educator, demonstrated evidence of exceptional work in the field component of teacher education professional sequence, commitment to the field of education and evidence of financial need.

Get more information on the Outstanding Educator of the Year Scholarship Award.

Arc Greensboro Special Education Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: Varies

The Arc Greensboro Special Education Scholarship is available to graduate and undergraduate students at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.

You must be a full-time student enrolled in the licensure program for special education teachers to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the Arc Greensboro Special Education Scholarship.

STRS Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: Varies

The STRS Scholarship is open to students at the University of Toledo, College of Education.

You must be preparing for your teacher licensure to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the STRS Scholarship.

College of Education Alumni Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies

The College of Education Alumni Scholarship is open to full-time senior-level undergraduates at Wayne State University who are aspiring to be teachers.

To be considered for this award, you must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, demonstrated evidence of leadership and potential for becoming an outstanding teacher and evidence of social and intellectual maturity.

This award also requires a commitment to the field of education and evidence of financial need.

Get more information on the College of Education Alumni Scholarship.

BONUS Internships!

United States Department of Education Internship Program
Ages: College Freshmen through College Seniors

The United States Department of Education Internship Program is open to students 16 years of age or older who are interested in the mission of the Education Department and formulating future career plans in the field of education.

You must be enrolled at least half time and currently be attending a high school, trade school, technical or vocational institute, junior college, college, university or other accredited educational institution. Internships are available in specific offices and programs as well as types of work.

Some examples of types of work include: policy analysis, evaluation and research, project and program management, finance, public affairs and communications, external affairs and intergovernmental relations, legislative affairs, technology systems and legal work.

Some examples in specific topics or offices are: elementary and secondary education, student financial aid, higher education, special education, vocational and adult education, civil rights, bilingual education, reading, after-school programs, leadership and teacher development, safe and drug free schools and international education. Internships are unpaid.

There is no deadline to apply; however, it is recommended that you apply six to eight weeks prior to your starting date. Please visit the sponsor’s web site for additional information.

Learn more information about the United States Department of Education Internship Program.

Teacher Resource Center: Curriculum Development and Design Internship

Ages: Graduate Students, Year 1 through Year 5

The New England Aquarium Teacher Resource Center: Curriculum Development and Design Internship is available to graduate students studying education. Intern duties may include evaluating and updating materials in the Teacher Resource Center, developing ocean science curriculum, developing ocean related activities and other duties as needed.

You must have a strong interest in curriculum development, strong organizational skills and knowledge or willingness to become familiar with the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core Frameworks in order to be considered for this internship.

Learn more information about the Teacher Resource Center: Curriculum Development and Design Internship.

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