Teaching Scholarships

Apply for teaching scholarships for college. If you are interested in becoming a teacher, there are many scholarships, grants and even loan forgiveness programs that might work for you.

Last updated on October 19 2016 by College Financial Aid Advice

Scholarships for Teachers

Scholarships for Teachers

TEACH Grants

Application Deadline deadline not specified

Award Amount $4000 grant per year; recipients must teach 4 years at high need field for low-income students for each year of grant money, otherwise it converts to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford loan.

Earn a TEACH grant from the Department of Education for undergraduate and graduate students interested in education and teaching in a high-need field at a school serving low income students. Applicants must score above the 75th percentile for college admission tests or maintain a GPA of 3.25 or higher to qualify. Current areas of need include bilingual education, English education, foreign language, mathematics, reading specialist, science and special ed. For more information about TEACH Grants and to apply online see www.FederalStudentAid.ed.gov.

TELACU Teaching Scholarships

Application Deadline March of each year

Award Amount $1000 per year, up to 4 years

These teaching scholarships are offered to Latino students from California, Texas, Illinois and New York who are interested in teaching. They must be a first-generation college student, from a low-income family and have a GPA of 2.5 or greater. For additional requirements about these Latino Scholarships for Teachers and the online application see www.telacu.com

UCT Teaching Scholarship Program

Application Deadline Applications may be submitted at any time

Award Amount $2500 per year, renewable for 3 years

These scholarships for teachers are open to those who are teaching or planning to teach people with intellectual disabilities. Applicants may be current teachers of students with intellectual disabilities who need additional course work, experienced teachers who wish to become certified, graduate students, college juniors or seniors or other focused on teaching those with intellectual disabilities in the US or Canada. For additional requirements about Intellectual Disabilities Scholarships for Teachers see www.uct.org

Braintrack Teaching Scholarships

Application Deadline No longer offered

Award Amount $500 - $1000

Note: These Braintrack scholarships are no longer offered. These teaching scholarships were open to students working on an undergraduate degree in education, from kindergarten through grade 12. Applicants must have completed at least one semester of study. Essay required about their desire for teaching.

Brown Foundation Teacher Quest Scholarship

Application Deadline ~ March of each year

Award Amount $1000 per year, for 2 years (multiple awards)

This scholarship for teachers is available for undergraduates and graduates students of color who are enrolled in an accredited teaching program. GPA of 3.0 or higher and essay required on how Brown v. Board of Education has influenced their own life experiences. For additional requirements and scholarship information for this Minority Teacher Scholarship see brownvboard.org

Elementary and Secondary Teacher Education Scholarship

Application Deadline ~ April of each year

Award Amount $1500 (multiple awards)

This scholarship for teachers is open to students who are 25 years of age and older who are at least in their sophomore year of college. They must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and be sponsored by a local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Academic excellence, commitment to education and financial need are requirements. For additional requirements and scholarship information (Edward G. and Helen A. Borgens Elementary and Secondary Teacher Scholarships) see dar.org

Stanley McFarland Teaching Scholarships

Application Deadline varies

Award Amount $2500

These teaching scholarships are sponsored by the National Association of Federal Education Program Administrators. These scholarships are open to high school seniors and college freshmen who are interested in a degree in education. They must be nominated by their state affiliate of the sponsoring organization. Essay, extracurricular activities and financial need are part of the requirements. For more information see www.nafepa.org

Journalism Education Association Future Teacher Scholarship

Application Deadline ~ October of each year

Award Amount $1000 per year (multiple awards)

This scholarship for teachers is open to upper-division and master’s degree student preparing to teach journalism at the secondary school level. Current journalism teachers are also eligible to apply. Essay and college transcripts required. For additional requirements and scholarship information see www.jea.org

STEM Teachers Scholarship

Application Deadline ~ May of each year

Award Amount $2500 (multiple awards)

These teaching scholarships are open to undergraduate and graduate students who are preparing for a career as a teacher of science and mathematics. It is open to college juniors, seniors and graduate students in the US who plan to teach science, information technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) at a middle or secondary school. GPA 3.0 or higher. Financial need is not required as this is a merit-based scholarship. For additional STEM Teachers Scholarship requirements and scholarship information see www.afcea.org

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