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Scholarships for Education Majors

UNESCO data estimates that the world will need close to 69 million new teachers across primary and secondary education by 2030 (less than 10 years from now!) in order to keep up with the increasing demands of the education sector.

So, if you’re considering (or already planning on) becoming a teacher of any kind, good for you, our world certainly needs you!

While it certainly has its difficulties at times, the process towards becoming a teacher, as well as the act of actually teaching and working with kids, is without a doubt a rewarding one.

Getting an education-related degree, just like getting any other, can be expensive. Luckily, for students who are planning on becoming teachers of any and all kinds, there are lots of great education scholarships out there to help you achieve your goals.

20 education scholarships for all types of students

  • Applegate/Jackson/Parks Future Teacher Scholarship
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: January 31
  • Eligibility/Details:
  • Scholarship available to all education majors (undergraduate and graduate) currently attending institutions of higher learning in the United States.
  • High School Senior Scholarship Application for Future Teachers
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: February 2
  • Eligibility/Details:
  • -Open to high school seniors in Georgia who are planning on attending a Georgia college or university
  • -Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Dr. Marc Hull Special Education Leadership Scholarship
  • Amount: $1,500
  • Deadline: February 11
  • Eligibility/Details:
  • -Must be a Vermont resident and a US citizen
  • -Must be seeking a certificate or license in special education
  • -Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • James Madison Graduate Fellowship
  • Amount: $24,000
  • Deadline: March 1
  • Eligibility/Details:
  • -Open to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level
  • -Must be a US citizen
  • Minority Teachers of Illinois (MTI) Scholarship Program
  • Amount: up to $5,000 per year
  • Deadline: March 1
  • Eligibility/Details:
  • -Must be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen or meet the “undocumented student” criteria of the RISE Act
  • -Must be a resident of Illinois
  • -Must be a minority student of either African American/Black, Hispanic American, Asian American, or Native American origin
  • -Minimum 2.5 GPA 
  • -Must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment at an Illinois institution of higher education in a course of study which, upon completion, qualifies you to be licensed as a preschool, elementary, or secondary school teacher 
  • The Sister Mary Petronia Van Straten Scholarship
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Deadline: March 1
  • Eligibility/Details:
  • -Open to students who are currently enrolled in teacher education programs at Wisconsin institutions studying mathematics education
  • -Minimum 3.0 GPA 
  • NFB Pearson Scholarship
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Deadline: March 31
  • Eligibility/Details:
  • -Must be legally blind in both eyes 
  • -For students planning on pursuing a career in education
  • PDK Educational Foundation Scholarship Program
  • Amount: $500 – $5,000
  • Deadline: April 5
  • Eligibility/Details:
  • -For undergraduate students and higher pursuing careers in public education
  • -Must be a member of one of the organizations listed on the scholarship page 
  • -Open to international students
  • Sarah Elizabeth Klenke Memorial Teaching Scholarship
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: April 15
  • Eligibility/Details:
  • -Open to high school seniors and current college students planning to or currently majoring in Education
  • -Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • -Must show participation in JROTC or a team sport
  • Prospective Middle School Mathematics Teacher Course Work Scholarship
  • Amount: $3,000
  • Deadline: May 1
  • Eligibility/Details:
  • -Minimum 3.0 GPA 
  • -Must be a student member of NCTM 
  • -Must be in your junior year of college
  • STEM Teacher Graduate Scholarships
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Deadline: May 31
  • Eligibility/Details:
  • -For students pursuing a graduate degree and majoring in education for the purpose of teaching a STEM subject
  • -Must have completed a bachelor’s degree in a STEM major
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  • William A. Crawford Minority Teacher Scholarship
  • Amount: N/A
  • Deadline: August 31
  • Eligibility/Details:
  • -Open to Black and Hispanic students who intend to pursue a course of study to be able to teach in an accredited school in Indiana 
  • Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program
  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: August 31
  • Eligibility/Details:
  • -Open to STEM undergraduate majors and professionals who have goals of becoming effective K-12 STEM teachers
  • Caroline M. Hewins Scholarship
  • Amount: $4,000
  • Deadline: September 1
  • Eligibility/Details:
  • -Preference will be given to applicants who plan to pursue a career in public library service
  • Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program Grants
  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: October 12
  • Eligibility/Details:
  • -Must be a citizen or national of the United States of America at the time of application.
  • -Must meet the language requirements of the award to which you are applying and demonstrate sufficient competency to complete your project and adjust to life in the host country.
  • -Must have a conferred bachelor’s degree or equivalent before the start of the grant
  • TEACH Grant
  • Amount: up to $4,000
  • Deadline: October 31
  • Eligibility/Details:
  • -Must be enrolled as an undergraduate, post baccalaureate, or graduate student at a school that participates in the TEACH Grant Program
  • -Minimum 3.25 GPA 
  • -Must file the FAFSA
  • Nancy Larson Foundation Scholarship
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: November 15
  • Eligibility/Details:
  • -Open to college juniors and seniors as well as graduate students
  • -Must have a declared major in elementary education 
  • Underwood-Smith Teaching Scholars Program
  • Amount: $10,000 per year
  • Deadline: December 31
  • Eligibility/Details:
  • -Open to recent high school graduates with a passion for teaching
  • -Scholars must agree to teach in a West Virginia public school in an area of critical need (math, science, elementary education or special education) for a period of five years after graduating from college
  • -The scholarship may be used at any eligible West Virginia public or private, non-profit college or university offering West Virginia Board of Education-approved teacher preparation programs in math, science, elementary education, or special education
  • Minority Teacher Education Scholarship
  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: Varies
  • Eligibility/Details:
  • -Open to Florida residents
  • -Must be a college junior or senior or a graduate school student participating in a state-approved teacher education program 
  • New York State Math and Science Teaching Incentive Program
  • Amount: $6,780
  • Deadline: N/A
  • Eligibility/Details:
  • -Awards are made to students attending school at the undergraduate and/or graduate degree level in exchange for five years of full-time employment as math or science teachers in secondary education in New York State
  • -Must be a US citizen
  • -Minimum 2.5 GPA

Where else can I find education scholarships, or other scholarships for school?

If you’ve read through this blog post and you’re still looking for more education scholarships beyond the ones I’ve featured, you’re in luck!

You can start by heading over to my scholarship search and entering your information. Don’t forget to input “Education” or “Special Education” for the major so you get results that are as specific to Education as possible!

After that, you can get creative with your search by leveraging the organizations that are listed above, along with our good friend Google, to find even more education scholarships that you might be eligible to apply for.

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