Education Scholarships

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First 10 education scholarships:
AFCEA Gravely Grants for STEM Teachers
 
Amount:
$500-1000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
July 31
The Gravely Grants provides funding to US elementary, middle and high schools to promote STEM innovation in the classrooms with emphasis on elementary academic programs. Grants will range between $500-$1,000 to the school for the awarded program. This is a joint effort between AFCEA chapters and the AFCEA Educational Foundation to help augment cost to students inside or outside of the classroom such as robotics clubs, cyber clubs and other STEM related activities to promote STEM to students.
Contact:
AFCEA Educational Foundation 4400 Fair Lakes Court Fairfax, VA 22033-3899 E-mail: scholarships@afcea.org Website: www.afcea.org Url: www.afcea.org/education/scholarships/STEMTeachers.asp
The Special Education Scholarship
 
Amount:
$500
Awards:
1
Deadline:
August 01
Qualifications: To be eligible for this scholarship program, an applicant must meet the following requirements: -The applicant must be enrolled in a U.S. college institution. -The applicant must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours of classes for the upcoming fall semester. -The applicant must have a GPA of at least 2.5 from their most recent transcript (college or high school). -The applicant must have one letter of recommendation from a creditable source. -The applicant must be a legal resident of the United States. -The applicant must be currently majoring in special education. -The applicant must be enrolled in at least one required class for the special ed. major. Essay: All applicants will be required to write a short essay between 500 and 1,500 words about the essay topic given below. Essay topic: Explain why you are pursuing a degree in special education and how you plan to make a difference in the lives of the disabled. Criteria: The essay is used to determine the winner of the scholarship. Once the application period has closed our judges will read all of the essays and choose winners by the third week of August. The essays are judged by our team of senior disability advocates and the winner is chosen based on originality, writing style, and quality of content. Accreditation & Documentation: All of the requirements must be validated with the proper documentation. The applicant will need to submit the documentation as part of the application for the scholarship. Essentially we will need a copy of the applicant's: -College acceptance letter or college ID -Upcoming fall class schedule (confirming 12 credit hours or more) -Most recent transcript (college or high school) -Valid ID or documentation confirming legal residency (driver's license, passport, etc.) Submission: Submit your application, essay, and other additional information and documents required to scholarship@disabilitycarecenter.org. Only applications by email will be accepted. Additional Information: For more information visit disabilitycarecenter.org/giving-back/scholarships/ or email any questions you may have to scholarship@disabilitycarecenter.org.
Contact:
The Disability Care Centre 2875 South Orange Ave #500 Orlando, FL 32806 E-mail: scholarship@disabilitycarecenter.org Url: disabilitycarecenter.org/giving-back/scholarships/
The Suzanne Furstner Foundation Annual Scholarship
 
Amount:
a TEFL course combined with a language course, round-trip travel to and from destination and host-family accommodation
Awards:
1 winner and 3-4 runners-up
Deadline:
October 1
Essay competition. In memory of Suzanne Furstner. Scholarship combines her love of language and travel.
Contact:
Cactus Worldwide Inc 154 Grand Street New York NY 10013 United States Telephone (local rate):( 1) 212-601-9343 Toll-free: 1-888-577-8451 Website: www.cactustefl.com
The Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color
 
Amount:
$30000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
October 31
Must be a person of color (African American/Black, Asian, Hispanic, Latino(a), Native American) in his/her senior year of undergraduate preparation; be nominated by an eligible nominating institution; demonstrate a commitment to the program and its goals; have U.S. citizenship or permanent residency; expect to attain a bachelor's degree by June 30; have substantial background in the arts and sciences and high academic performance with a cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale (negotiable for applicants from institutions that do not employ a 4.0 GPA scale); are not currently in a teacher preparation program which leads to initial teacher certification.
Contact:
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 5281 Princeton, NJ 08543-5281 Street Address: 5 Vaughn Drive Suite 300 Princeton, NJ 08540-6313 Note: Please use this address for any materials sent via express delivery or courier service. Telephone: (609) 452-7007 For individual staff telephone extensions and emails, see our staff directory. Fax: (609) 452-0066 Website: www.woodrow.org
The Nancy Larson Foundation College Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
Minimum 5
Deadline:
November 15
Must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate junior, senior or graduate student with a declared major in elementary education or equivalent. Submission requirements: 500 words or less statement answering Describe three traits you possess that you believe will make you a successful teacher, official transcript, resume showing employment history, activities and community service.
Contact:
The Nancy Larson Foundation P. O. Box 6 Old Lyme, CT 06371 Phone: 803-547-6913 Url: www.nancylarsonfoundation.org/scholarship.php
GLBT Guy DeRosa Safety In Schools Grant & Scholarship Program
 
Amount:
Up to $2000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
November 21
The grant and scholarship program was created to promote human and civil rights by making our public schools safe for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons. The program was renamed in 2009 in the memory of CTA member and educator Guy DeRosa. Guy was a life long advocate for civil and human rights, particularly gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues. The grants will support projects and presentations that promote understanding and respect for GLBT persons and to support GLBT safety in public schools. As you distribute this information to potential applicants, make sure grant applicants are: A CTA/SCTA member, or A public school student(s) sponsored by a CTA/SCTA member, or A public school district(s) sponsored by a CTA/SCTA member *Autonomous groups and CTA Caucuses are not eligible The scholarship program will support CTA/SCTA members enrolled in a teacher/counseling credential or graduate program who are pursuing a career in public education. Awardees are expected to address any experiences and/or your personal philosophy and how it benefits the GLBT public school community. Applicants must be a: A CTA/SCTA member, or A public school student(s) sponsored by a CTA/SCTA member *Autonomous groups and CTA Caucuses are not eligible
Contact:
CTA State Headquarters P.O. Box 921, Burlingame, CA 94011-0921; 1705 Murchison Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010 Phone: (650) 697-1400 www.cta.org
The Indiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Jean Lee/Jeff Marvin Collegiate Scholarships
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
4
Deadline:
December 01
Applicants must be attending an Indiana college or university and will be juniors or seniors during the coming academic year. Must be majoring in health education, physical education, recreation, dance education, or allied areas (including sport administration).
Contact:
Karen Hatch Executive Director / Marketing Coordinator 2007 Wilno Drive Marion, In 46952 765.664.8319 hatch@comteck.com Website: inahperd.org
Jenkins Memorial Scholarship for Teacher Education
 
Amount:
$3000 paid in installments
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
December 15
Public high school seniors who: - Plan to prepare for a teaching career - Plan to attend a college of the State University of New York for a baccalaureate degree in education -OR- - plan to attend a two year community college before transferring to a baccalaureate degree program in education at a college of the State University of New York - Have not accepted scholarship(s) exceeding the monetary value of $16,000. Each high school may select two candidates.
Contact:
New York State PTA One Wembley Court Albany, NY 12205 Phone: 1-518-452-8808 Toll Free: 1-877-5NYSPTA or 1-877-569-7782 Fax: 1-518-452-8105 Email: pta.office@nyspta.org
The Applegate-Jackson-Parks Future Teacher Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
1
Deadline:
December 31
The Applegate-Jackson-Parks Future Teacher Scholarship honors three Michigan public school teachers who were fired for no other reason than their refusal to pay union dues. One $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to the education student who best exemplifies the dedication to principle and high professional standards of Carol Applegate, Kay Jackson, and Dr. Anne Parks. Applicants are limited to graduate or undergraduate students majoring in education in institutions of higher learning throughout the United States. Officers, directors and employees of the National Institute for Labor Relations Research, the National Right to Work Committee, Members of the Selection Review Committee and their families are not eligible.
Contact:
Future Teachers Scholarships National Institute for Labor Relations Research 5211 Port Royal Road, Suite 510 Springfield, VA 22151 Questions? Call: (703) 321-9606 or e-mail: research@nilrr.org Website: www.nilrr.org
Technology Scholarship Program for Alabama Teachers
 
Amount:
Varies, average award between $350-$850
Awards:
500-900
Deadline:
Contact
Students who are full-time regularly certified Alabama public school teachers enrolled in approved courses that incorporate new technologies in the curriculum.
Contact:
TSPAT, Alabama Commission on Higher Education, P. O. Box 302000, Montgomery, AL 36130-2000. To request information and an application form call Dr. William H. Wall, Director of Student Assistance 334-242-2273.