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  • A. Harry Passow Classroom Teacher Scholarship
    $2,000
    May 4
    Sponsor: National Association for Gifted Children

    Eligibility: Applicants must be teachers of gifted students of grades K-12 and be continuing their education. Applicants must also have been members of NAGC for at least one year. Selection is based on commitment to teaching as shown by reviews from students, parents, principal and peers and admission into a graduate or certification program in gifted education.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1331 H Street NW
    Suite 1001
    Chair, Awards Committee
    Washington, DC 20005

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  • A. Myrtle Hensor Teaching Scholarship
    $1,000
    March 1
    Sponsor: Princeton Area Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be female graduating students from Princeton High School who are pursuing a career in education. Student must be planning to attend a four-year university or college, a two-year college or a vocational school. Selection is based on financial need, character and achievement.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    15 Princess Road
    Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

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  • AASA Educational Administration Scholarship
    $2,500
    September 30
    Sponsor: American Association of School Administrators (AASA)

    Eligibility: Applicants must be recommended by the chair of the school of education program and be currently enrolled in the program.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    801 N. Quincy St., Suite 700
    Arlington, VA 22203

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  • American Legion Auxiliary, Department of California $1,000 Scholarships
    $1,000
    March 16
    Sponsor: American Legion Auxiliary, Department of California

    Eligibility: One of the applicant's parents must have served in the U.S. Armed Forces during an eligible period. Applicants must be California resident high school seniors or graduates who have had to postpone school due to health or financial reasons and plan to attend a California college or university. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    401 Van Ness Avenue
    Suite 319
    San Francisco, CA 94102-4570

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  • Andrew Mellon Fellowship in Art History
    Varies
    November 1
    Sponsor: Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Eligibility: Applicants can be Ph.D. candidates, postdoctoral researchers and/or senior scholars. Fellowships are generally awarded for a maximum of one year. Applicants should have received their doctorate or have completed substantial work toward it.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1000 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY 10028

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  • Antonio Cirino Memorial Award
    $2,000-$12,000
    April 28
    Sponsor: Rhode Island Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate an interest in learning about and practicing art. Preference will be given to visual artists. Students must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a master's or doctoral program that will lead to a career in art education.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    One Union Station
    Providence, RI 02903

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  • Beginning Teacher Scholarships
    $750
    February 25
    Sponsor: Texas Retired Teachers Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be relatives of an active member of the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA), earning or earned a bachelor's or master's degree in education and pursuing or have pursued their teaching certification exam.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Attn: Scholarship Committee
    313 E. 12th Street
    Suite 220
    Austin, TX 78701

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  • Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Foundation Scholarship
    $2,500 for 4 years
    March 31
    Sponsor: American Indian Science and Engineering Society

    Eligibility: Applicants must reside in one of the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota or Washington. Applicants must also major in one of the following areas: business, engineering, math, medicine/health administration, natural/physical sciences, technology or education and belong to AISES. Applicants must have a 2.0 minimum GPA.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    2305 Renard Place
    Albuquerque, NM 87106

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  • California School Library Association Southern Region Teacher Librarian Scholarship
    $1,000
    September 27
    Sponsor: California School Library Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be currently enrolled in a school library media credential program or master's degree program. Candidates must be residents of the California School Library Association Southern Section region and must provide two letters of recommendation.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    6444 E. Spring Street #247
    Long Beach, CA 90815-1553

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  • Career Advancement Program Tuition Waiver
    Up to $900 ($300 per course)
    Varies
    Sponsor: Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

    Eligibility: Applicants must pass all three parts of the Massachusetts Teachers Test. They must be teaching at a Massachusetts public school in the same year that the award is used and they must be residents of the state. Applicants must also enroll in graduate courses at one of the nine Massachusetts State College campuses or the University of Massachusetts.

    How to apply: Applications are available at college financial aid offices.

    Office of Student Financial Assistance
    454 Broadway
    Suite 200
    Revere, MA 02151

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  • CareerTech Foundation Teacher Recruitment/Retention Scholarship
    Up to $1,500
    each semester
    Sponsor: Oklahoma CareerTech Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Oklahoma residents who are attending an accredited postsecondary institution located in Oklahoma. They must be current CareerTech educators who are pursuing a CareerTech certification or credential or they must be undergraduate juniors or seniors who are seeking to become CareerTech educators. They must be enrolled for at least 3 credits per term and must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, financial aid statement of need, two references and proof of intention to earn a CareerTech teaching credential are required.

    1500 West 7th Avenue
    Stillwater, OK 74074-4398

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  • Carroll C. Hall Memorial Scholarship
    $400
    March 15
    Sponsor: Tau Kappa Epsilon Educational Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be undergraduates seeking a degree in education or science with the intention of pursuing a career in teaching or the sciences.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    7439 Woodland Drive
    Suite 100
    Indianapolis, IN 46278

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  • Claussen/FTEE Memorial Scholarship
    $300
    December 1
    Sponsor: International Technology and Engineering Educators Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be undergraduate juniors or seniors and members of TEECA who have registered for the ITEEA Conference. They must also be working towards a future career as a K-12 technology and/or engineering education teacher. Application must include a completed TEECA advisor recommendation. Selection is based upon the quality of the submission.

    How to apply: Application form is not yet available but will be available online when a donation goal has been successfully met. An application form and TECA advisor recommendation are required.

    Foundation for Technology and Engineering Educators
    1914 Association Drive
    Suite 201
    Reston, VA 20191-1539

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  • Collaborative Teachers Tuition Waiver
    Varies
    Varies
    Sponsor: Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

    Eligibility: Applicants must be public school teachers living and working in the state of Massachusetts. They must also agree to mentor a student teacher from a state college or university in their own classroom, and they must be planning to attend graduate school at one of the nine campuses of Massachusetts State College or the University of Massachusetts.

    How to apply: Applications are available at college financial aid offices.

    Office of Student Financial Assistance
    454 Broadway
    Suite 200
    Revere, MA 02151

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  • Community Scholarship Fund
    Varies
    January 31
    Sponsor: Hawaii Community Foundation - Scholarships

    Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate accomplishment, motivation, initiative, vision and intention to work in Hawaii and major in the arts, architecture, education, humanities or social science.

    How to apply: To apply, register online, complete the online application and select the scholarships to which you wish to apply. In addition, mail the supporting materials: printed confirmation page from the online application, personal statement, copy of Student Aid Report (SAR) available at www.fafsa.ed.gov and official transcript.

    827 Fort Street Mall
    Honolulu, HI 96813

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  • Farrold Stephens Scholarship
    Varies
    March 1
    Sponsor: Oregon Office of Student Access and Completion

    Eligibility: Applicants must enroll at least half-time at the junior level or above in the fall term/semester of undergraduate study, have experience as a vocal performer or music educator and demonstrate financial need. Selection is based on the strength of the overall application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1500 Valley River Drive
    Suite 100
    Eugene, OR 97401

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  • FTEE Scholarship: Undergraduate Major in Technology and Engineering Education
    $1,000
    December 1
    Sponsor: International Technology and Engineering Educators Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be members of ITEEA, be full-time undergraduate students and have a minimum 2.5 GPA.

    How to apply: Application information is available online.

    Foundation for Technology and Engineering Educators
    1914 Association Drive
    Suite 201
    Reston, VA 20191-1539

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  • Future Teachers Scholarship
    Up to $1,500
    Varies
    Sponsor: Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education/Future Teachers Scholarship

    Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of Oklahoma who have been nominated by their institution on the basis of rank in the top 15 percent of high school class, rank in the top 15 percent of students in SAT or ACT scores, admission to an education program at an accredited Oklahoma institution or high academic achievement in undergraduate coursework. Applicants must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher and agree to teach in a shortage area in an Oklahoma public school for at least three years after graduation and licensure.

    How to apply: Applications are submitted by the nominating institution.

    655 Research Parkway, Suite 200
    Oklahoma City, OK 73104

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  • Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois (Illinois Scholars Program)
    Up to $23,000
    February 15
    Sponsor: Golden Apple Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Illinois high school seniors or college sophomores at one of the 53 partner universities in Illinois who are interested in teaching. There are a limited number of spots for college sophomores, and all college students must be nominated by a university liaison. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required. Students must commit to teaching in an Illinois school of need for five years after graduation.

    How to apply: Applications are available by calling 312-407-0433, extension 105.

    8 South Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603

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  • Incentive Program for Aspiring Teachers
    Full tuition
    Varies
    Sponsor: Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

    Eligibility: Applicants must be in their third or fourth year at a public college in the state of Massachusetts, and they must be enrolled in a field with teacher shortages. They must have a 3.0 GPA in general education courses, and they must remain in satisfactory academic standing while receiving the scholarship. Students must agree to work in a public school in Massachusetts for two years after earning a bachelor's degree.

    How to apply: Applications are available at college financial aid offices.

    Office of Student Financial Assistance
    454 Broadway
    Suite 200
    Revere, MA 02151

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  • International Teacher Education Scholarship Program
    $10,000
    January 15
    Sponsor: Alpha Delta Kappa

    Eligibility: Applicants must be single women with no dependents, between 20 and 35 years of age. Eligibility is restricted to non-U.S. citizens living outside the U.S. Applicants must have received an undergraduate degree and be eligible to receive a master's degree. However, the program is not intended for doctoral students. Students must intend to enter the field of teaching or be engaged in the teaching profession.

    How to apply: Applications are available by written request.

    1615 West 92nd Street
    Kansas City, MO 64114-3210

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  • International Technology Engineering Educators Association Scholarship - FTEE/Undergraduate
    $1,000
    December 1
    Sponsor: International Technology and Engineering Educators Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be members of the International Technology Education Association. Students must not be a senior by the application deadline. Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students majoring in technology and engineering education teacher preparation.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Foundation for Technology and Engineering Educators
    1914 Association Drive
    Suite 201
    Reston, VA 20191-1539

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  • JAM Paper Teacher Scholarship
    $500
    July 12
    Sponsor: Jam Paper and Envelope

    Eligibility: Applicants must be pursuing a degree in education or a related field and be enrolled at an accredited U.S. college or university.

    How to apply: A 400- to 500-word essay must be emailed.

    185 Legrand Avenue
    Northvale, NJ 07647

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  • Janet L. Hoffman Loan Assistance Repayment Program
    Up to $10,000
    October 1
    Sponsor: Maryland Higher Education Commission

    Eligibility: Applicants must live in Maryland, and they must be employed full-time by Maryland state or local government or nonprofit organizations that serve low income or underprivileged people. They must have a degree from a Maryland college or from any law school, or certification from the Maryland State Department of Education. Priority is given to individuals who have graduated in the past three years. Applicants must also have college loans on which they have not defaulted, and each person's annual gross salary must be under $60,000. Applicants must work in one of the following positions: lawyers, teachers, nurses, nurse faculty members, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, speech pathologists or physician assistants.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Office of Student Financial Assistance
    6 North Liberty Street
    Baltimore, MD 21201

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  • Language Grants
    Varies
    December 30
    Sponsor: Blakemore Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be at or near an advanced level in one of the languages listed above, having completed (at minimum) the equivalent of third-year college-level language classes.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1201 Third Avenue
    Suite 4900
    Seattle, WA 98101

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  • Languages in Teacher Education Scholarships
    $2,500
    December 15
    Sponsor: Student Aid Alberta

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons and Alberta residents who are enrolled full-time in the last two years of a post-secondary Alberta teacher preparation program offered by an Alberta Faculty of Education. Students must intend to be a language teacher in Alberta schools following graduation. Selection is based on the strength of the overall application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 28000 Station Main
    Edmonton, AB T5J 4R4

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  • Lauren Le-An Porterfield Oblak Memorial Scholarship Fund
    $500
    February 28
    Sponsor: Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be female residents of Berkeley county and graduating seniors of Martinsburg High School with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students must plan to attend West Virginia University to pursue a degree in education with a focus on teaching. Applicants must have participated in high school team sports. Scholarship is renewable.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    229 East Martin Street, Suite 4
    Martinsburg, WV 25401

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  • Leadership for Diversity Scholarship
    $1,500
    October 1
    Sponsor: California School Library Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be members of a traditionally underrepresented group attending or planning to attend an accredited library media teacher credential program and plan to work in California for three years after completing the program. Applicants must provide a 250-word statement about their qualifications, career goals, financial situation and commitment to supporting multicultural students and two letters of reference.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    6444 E. Spring Street #247
    Long Beach, CA 90815-1553

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  • Learning and Leadership Grants
    $2,000-$5,000
    February 1, June 1, October 15
    Sponsor: NEA Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be current public school teachers in grades K-12, public school education support professionals or faculty and staff at public higher education institutions. The professional development must improve practice, curriculum and student achievement. Funds may be used for fees, travel expenses, books or materials. There is also a grant for groups for $5,000.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. Applications may be submitted at any time and are reviewed three times each year on February 1, June 1 and October 15.

    1201 16th Street NW
    Washington, DC 20036

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  • Lee K. Feine Scholarship
    $1,500
    March 4
    Sponsor: National Council of Jewish Women Greater Houston Section

    Eligibility: Applicants must be a college junior or in graduate school. Students must be pursuing a career in education, health professions, community or social services or Jewish studies. Applicants' permanent residence must be within the Greater Houston Metropolitan area. Selection is based upon academic excellence and financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 3011
    Bellaire, TX 77402

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  • Litherland/FTEE Scholarship
    $1,000
    December 1
    Sponsor: International Technology and Engineering Educators Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be members of ITEEA, be full-time undergraduate students majoring in technology and engineering education teacher preparation. Students must also have a minimum 2.5 GPA.

    How to apply: Application information is available online.

    Foundation for Technology and Engineering Educators
    1914 Association Drive
    Suite 201
    Reston, VA 20191-1539

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  • Maley/FTEE Teacher Professional Development Scholarship
    $1,000
    December 1
    Sponsor: International Technology and Engineering Educators Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be members of ITEEA and plan to pursue or continue graduate study. Candidates must provide their plans for graduate study, description of need, college transcript and three recommendation letters.

    How to apply: Application information is available online.

    Foundation for Technology and Engineering Educators
    1914 Association Drive
    Suite 201
    Reston, VA 20191-1539

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  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
    Up to $4,000
    February
    Sponsor: California Teachers Association (CTA)

    Eligibility: Applicants must be African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian/Pacific Islander or Hispanic students pursuing a teaching-related career in public education. Candidates must also be active members of the California Teachers Association or Student California Teachers Association or the dependents of an active, retired-life or deceased California Teachers Association member.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    CTA Human Rights Department
    P.O. Box 921
    Burlingame, CA 94011-0921

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  • Mary Ann Heise Memorial Scholarship
    $2,000
    January 10
    Sponsor: The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of Bartholomew County and graduating seniors who plan to attend college full-time and pursue a career in education. Selection is based on the strength of the overall application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    538 Franklin Street
    P.O. Box 1547
    Columbus, IN 47202

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  • NACA Mid Atlantic Graduate Student Scholarship
    Varies
    April 15
    Sponsor: National Association for Campus Activities

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, currently enrolled in a doctoral or master's degree program in student personnel services or a related field and be involved in campus activities.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    13 Harbison Way
    Columbia, SC 29212

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  • NACA Mid Atlantic Graduate Student Scholarship
    Varies
    April 15
    Sponsor: National Association for Campus Activities

    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in master's or doctorate degree programs in student personnel services or a related area. Applicants must be attending a graduate school in Washington, DC, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York or eastern Pennsylvania, be involved in campus activities and plan to pursue a career in campus activities.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    13 Harbison Way
    Columbia, SC 29212

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  • NACA Northern Plains Regional Student Leadership Scholarship
    Varies
    November 30
    Sponsor: National Association for Campus Activities

    Eligibility: Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students taking at least six credits per semester and be enrolled in or have previously earned a degree from a college or university in Wisconsin or the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Applicants must also have demonstrated leadership and service to their campus community.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    13 Harbison Way
    Columbia, SC 29212

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  • OBTA Dr. Mearl R. Guthrie Scholarship
    Varies
    July 15
    Sponsor: Ohio Business Teachers Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be undergraduate juniors, undergraduate seniors or graduate students who are enrolled at an Ohio college or university and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. They must be full-time students who are majoring in business education. They must have plans to pursue careers as business education teachers. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, transcript, resume, two recommendation letters, an applicant photo and a personal essay are required.

    c/o Stephen M. Lewis, Sr., OBTA Past President
    7321 Winfield Drive
    Lewis Center, OH 43035-8483

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  • Office Supply Scholarship
    $1,000
    February 1
    Sponsor: BulkOfficeSupply.com

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high school students or college freshmen or sophomores. Students must be pursing degree programs in teaching or art or must wish to own their own business. Applicants will need to submit a 500- to 600-word essay describing where they plan to or are currently attending school, their desired major, how the student developed an interest in teaching, art or owning their own business and how the scholarship would help them to reach their goals.

    How to apply: Applications are available online and must include the essay.

    1614 Hereford Road
    Hewlett, NY 11557

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  • Ohio Classical Conference Scholarship for Prospective Latin Teachers
    $1,500
    April 1
    Sponsor: Ohio Classical Conference

    Eligibility: Applicants must be undergraduate students who are residents of Ohio or who are enrolled at an accredited Ohio postsecondary institution, or can be graduates of Ohio high schools pursuing study at accredited colleges or universities elsewhere in the U.S. They must have sophomore standing or above and be taking courses that provide preparation for a career as a K-12 Latin teacher. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, official transcript, two recommendation letters, course schedule and personal statement are required.

    c/o Kelly Kusch
    Covington Latin School
    21 East Eleventh Street
    Covington, KY 41011

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  • Pennsylvania Business Education Association Scholarship
    Up to $1,000
    October 1
    Sponsor: Pennsylvania Business Education Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in a business teacher education program at a postsecondary institution located in Pennsylvania. They must be pursuing an undergraduate degree, master's degree or teaching certificate in the subject. They must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, official transcript, personal statement and three recommendation letters are required.

    c/o Renee Hughes, PBEA Scholarship Chair
    506 Pine Hill Drive
    Pine Grove, PA 17963

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  • Professional Scholarships
    Varies
    April 30
    Sponsor: California Mathematics Council - Southern Section

    Eligibility: Applicants must be current teachers of mathematics and active CMC-S members. They must submit a course of study that includes educational goals and specifies the college, classes and estimated cost. Applicants must also submit verification from an administrator that at least 60 percent of their teaching schedules are in mathematics.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, proposal, confirmation of teaching program and two letters of recommendation are required.

    P.O. Box 234
    Kentfield, CA 94914

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  • Red Oak Foundation Scholarship
    $4,800
    May 20
    Sponsor: University Interscholastic League

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Texas residents who have participated in a University Interscholastic League (UIL) academic event. They must have plans to become a K-12 public school teacher in Texas and be planning to attend Texas Wesleyan University or a four-year public university located in Texas. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form and supporting materials are required.

    1701 Manor Road
    Austin, TX 78722

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  • Richard A. Brown Memorial Scholarship for Students
    $1,000
    October 14
    Sponsor: Texas Computer Education Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time undergraduates who are attending an accredited college or university and must be preparing for a career in education. They must have completed 24 credits or more of their degree program and must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher on a four-point scale. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, transcript, three recommendation letters and two personal statements are required.

    P.O. Box 18507
    Austin, TX 78760

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  • Robert E. Thunen Memorial Scholarships
    $2,500
    April 1
    Sponsor: Thunen Scholarship Committee

    Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time junior, senior or graduate students in an accredited four-year college in Northern California, Nevada, Oregon or Washington who plan to pursue illumination as a career. The application, statement of purpose and at least three letters of recommendation are required. Students should review the IES Lighting Handbook to see the available fields of study.

    How to apply: Applications are available by mail and email.

    IES San Francisco Section
    Mary-Jane Lawless
    1201 Park Avenue, Suite 100
    Emeryville, CA 94608

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  • Robert G. Porter Scholars Program for Members
    $1,000
    March 31
    Sponsor: American Federation of Teachers

    Eligibility: Applicants must be AFT members who have been in good standing for at least one year and intend to pursue courses in their field of work. Applicants must submit an essay on a labor-related topic.

    How to apply: Applications are available by written request.

    555 New Jersey Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20001

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  • Rudolph Dillman Memorial Scholarship
    $2,500
    February 14
    Sponsor: American Foundation for the Blind Scholarship Committee

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are blind or visually impaired. They must be undergraduate or graduate students who are preparing for careers in the education or rehabilitation of visually impaired or blind people. Previous recipients of this award are ineligible. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, official transcript, personal essay, two recommendation letters, proof of legal blindness and proof of U.S. citizenship are required.

    1000 Fifth Avenue
    Suite 350
    Huntington, WV 25701

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  • Sales Training and Development Scholarship
    $1,000
    December 31
    Sponsor: Training for Success

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomores. Students should be seeking careers in teaching or business or plan to own their own business. Applicants are required to submit a 500-word essay on their future goals and how the scholarship will help to achieve them.

    How to apply: Applications and further essay guidelines are available online.

    1747 1st Avenue
    3rd Floor
    New York, NY 10128

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  • Sherman & Frances L. Teller Teaching Credential Scholarship
    $2,000
    May 26
    Sponsor: National Council of Jewish Women, Los Angeles (NCJW/LA)

    Eligibility: Applicants must live and attend school in the greater Los Angeles area including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and Ventura counties. Applicants must be a K-12 educator seeking a single or multiple-subject credential including special education and ESL. Students must be enrolled at a California State University or University of California campus in the greater Los Angeles area.

    How to apply: Applications are available online and must include a transcript and two letters of reference.

    543 N. Fairfax Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90036

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  • Shields-Gillespie Scholarship
    Varies
    January 15
    Sponsor: American Orff-Schulwerk Association (AOSA)

    Eligibility: Applicants must be a member of AOSA. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have lived in the United States for the past five years. Programs should focus on music/movement learning.

    How to apply: Applications are available online for AOSA members.

    P.O. Box 391089
    Cleveland, OH 44139-8089

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  • Student Achievement Grants
    $2,000-$5,000
    February 1, June 1, October 15
    Sponsor: NEA Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be current public school teachers in PreK-12, public school education support professionals or faculty or staff at public higher education institutions. Preference is given to those who work with economically disadvantaged students and NEA members. The grants may be used for materials, supplies, equipment, transportation, software or scholars-in-residence and in some cases professional development. The work should "engage students in critical thinking and problem solving that deepens their knowledge of standards-based subject matter."

    How to apply: Applications are available online and may be submitted at any time. Applications are reviewed three times each year on February 1, June 1 and October 15.

    1201 16th Street NW
    Washington, DC 20036

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  • Teacher of the Year Award
    $1,000
    October 31
    Sponsor: Veterans of Foreign Wars Teacher of the Year Award

    Eligibility: Applicants must be current classroom teachers who teach at least half of the school day in a classroom environment, grades K-12. Previous winners from the state or national levels are not eligible. Fellow teachers, supervisors or other interested individuals who are not related to the nominee may send in nominations; no self-nominations will be accepted.

    How to apply: Applications are available online but initial nominations must be sent to the local VFW office. Visit the website for more information.

    406 W. 34th Street
    Kansas City, MO 64111

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  • Teacher Shortage Employment Incentive Program
    Varies
    Varies
    Sponsor: Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education

    Eligibility: Applicants must be willing to teach mathematics or science at an Oklahoma public secondary school for at least five years. Students must complete an approved professional teacher education program from an Oklahoma accredited teacher education unit which must include a student teaching requirement. Applicants must also hold a valid certificate to teach mathematics or science at the secondary level.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    655 Research Parkway, Suite 200
    Oklahoma City, OK 73104

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  • Truman Scholar
    Up to $30,000
    February 2
    Sponsor: Truman Scholarship Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be juniors, attending an accredited U.S. college or university and be nominated by the institution. Students may not apply directly. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals, complete an application and write a policy recommendation.

    How to apply: See your school's Truman Faculty Representative or contact the foundation.

    712 Jackson Place NW
    Washington, DC 20006

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  • United Commercial Travelers of America (UCT) Scholarship Program
    Up to $2,500
    November 15
    Sponsor: Order of United Commercial Travelers of America

    Eligibility: Applicants must be a current teacher or current undergraduate student who is pursuing course work to enhance their work with individuals who have intellectual disabilities. Students must work in North America.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1801 Watermark Drive, Suite 100
    P.O. Box 159019
    Columbus, OH 43215-8619

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  • Vincent & Mildred Abrahamson Memorial Scholarship
    $1,250
    February 15
    Sponsor: Phelps County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be planning to enroll full-time at any college, technical or trade school, have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 and provide clear evidence of leadership in extracurricular activities, including church, community service or via a job. Previous awardees may reapply.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    424 Garfield Street
    Holdrege, NE 68949

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  • Women in Geographic Education Scholarship
    $500
    June 30
    Sponsor: National Council for Geographic Education

    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in a program leading to a career in geographic education, submit an essay on the provided topic and have an overall GPA of 3.0 and a geography GPA of 3.5. Applicants must have a minimum of 15 undergraduate or 9 graduate credits in geography. The winner receives an additional $300 travel stipend if she attends the NCGE Annual Meeting.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1101 14th Street NW
    Suite 350
    Washington, DC 20005-5647

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  • Zippia's Teacher Dream Job Scholarship
    $1,000
    December 31
    Sponsor: Zippia Inc.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be college, university, associate’s program, junior college, vocational school or high school students who are at least 18 years of age. Students must submit an essay on a provided prompt.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 14340
    San Francisco, CA 94114-0340

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