Scholarships for Teaching Majors

Teaching is one of the most important professions a person can pursue. And if you are being called to become a teacher, there's good news: Many community foundations, government agencies and other organizations want to help you realize your goal by providing scholarships for teaching majors. Some of these scholarships are set aside for high school seniors who plan on majoring in teaching in college. Others are available to students already studying at accredited 2- and 4-year institutions. Additional requirements vary, from merit-based scholarships, to service agreements that require teaching commitments following graduation. Eligibility also may be tied to financial need. For some applications, students may be required to submit an essay, whereas others look at applicants who have demonstrated social service and civic responsibility. See the list of scholarships for teaching majors below to find the right one for your situation.

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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • April 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Teaching|
  • School (K-12): |Parchment High School, Parchment, MI|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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This scholarship was established to benefit Parchment High School senior planning to pursue a teaching career. Applicants must demonstrate responsibility, integrity, good attitude and good attendance.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Wade & Helen Sue Ward Memorial Scholarship Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore
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  • 3,000
  • 1 award
  • Mar-31-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Political Science|Law|Nursing|Medicine|Physical Therapy|School Administration|Biology|Teaching|
  • School (K-12): |High School|Holly Grove Christian School, Westover, MD|Washington, MD|Crisfield, MD|
  • School (College): |Two-year|Four-year|Accredited College|Accredited University|Accredited Technical School|accredited Trade School|Accredited Business School|
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The Wade & Helen Sue Ward Memorial Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school senior from Crisfield High School, Holly Grove Christian School, or Washington High School.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details M. J. Nelson Science Scholarship Phelps County Community Foundation
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Technology|Nursing|Agriculture|Medicine|Teaching|Home Making|
  • School (K-12): |High School|Loomis, NE|Holdrege, NE|
  • Residence: |Holdrege School District #44|
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The M.J. Nelson Science Scholarship is available to graduating seniors of Holdrege or Loomis High School. Applicants must be planning to enroll at any college, technical or trade school that reside in Holdrege School District #44 boundaries.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 1,250
  • 2 awards
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Major: Study |Education|Nursing|Electronics|Mechanics|Social Services|Teaching|
  • Residence: Live in |Holdrege School Dist. #44, Holdrege, NE|Funk School Dist. #74, Funk, NE|Axtell School District #501, Axtell, NE|
  • School (College): |Trade School|Technical School|Trade School|
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This scholarship was established to benefit graduating seniors who reside within Holdrege School Dist. #44, Funk School Dist. #74 OR Axtell School District #501 boundaries. Applicants must have active involvement in extracurricular activities and community service, or demonstrated commitment and responsibility through work experience.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details George H. Henry Award Delaware Community Foundation
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • Apr-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Education|Teaching|
  • School (K-12): |Cape Henlopen High School, Lewes, DE|Dover High School, Dover, DE|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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The George H. Henry Award was established to benefit a graduating senior of Cape Henlopen High School or Dover High School. Applicants must be pursuing a career in education or teaching in the State of Delawares public school system.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details John J. Ryan Scholarship Fund Delaware Community Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Education|Teaching|
  • School (K-12): |Caesar Rodney High School, Camden, DE|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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This scholarship was started to benefit a graduating senior of Caesar Rodney High School pursuing a career in education and teaching and accepted at a college or university. Applicant must seek to improve the quality of life in our society through teaching ideals.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Thomas William Bennett Memorial Scholarship Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
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  • 1,000 - 7,500
  • 1 award
  • Feb-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Major: Study |Education|Teaching|Reading|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Martin, FL|
  • Residence: Live in |Palm Beach, FL|
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The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to graduating senior of any Palm Beach or Martin County high school who are planning to pursue a degree in education at an accredited vocational school, two or four-year college or university.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Community and Folk Art Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Major: Study |Education|Art|Teaching|
  • School (K-12): |High School|
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
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Community and Folk Art Scholarship Fund is awarded to a resident of Ventura County who is a graduating senior from any Ventura County high school. Applicant must be enrolling full-time at an accredited 4-year college or university to major in art.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Teaching|
  • School (K-12): |Public High School|Maryland|
  • Residence: Live in |Baltimore, MD|
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Baltimore City Retired Public School Employees Scholarship is established by the Association of Baltimore City Retired Public School Employees. Applicants must be graduating senior from a public high school in Baltimore City who plan to pursue a career in teaching
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Melonye Shurtz Memorial Scholarship Community Foundation of North Central Washington
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  • 350
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Social Work|Teaching|
  • School (K-12): |Eastmont High School, East Wenatchee, WA|
  • Career: |Medical (Industry)|
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This scholarship was established in memory of Melonye Shurtz to benefit a graduating senior of Eastmont High School pursuing further education in a service related field such as teaching, medical, social work, etc.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • Apr-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Teaching|
  • School (K-12): |Bishop High School, Bishop, TX|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|Graduating High School Senior|
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Established in honor of Myrtle Wakeland Roper and Leola Garrett, this scholarship is available to graduating senior from Bishop High School who will pursue a career in teaching.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Charles K. and Ola I. Gose Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 2 awards
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Education|Political Science|Civics|Government|Teaching|
  • School (K-12): |Channel Islands High School, Oxnard, CA|
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|Camarillo, CA|
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The Charles K. & Ola I. Gose Scholarship Fund was established to benefit graduating seniors from Channel Islands High School or a Camarillo City resident who is graduating from any Ventura County high school. Applicants must be pursuing study in the fields of Civics, Education (Teaching), or Government (Political Science) at an accredited 4-year college or university.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Architecture|Nursing|Medicine|Physical Therapy|Accounting|Dentistry|Counseling|Drafting|Physician's Assistant|Pharmacy|Culinary Arts|Teaching|Automotive|Public Safety|Surveying and Mapping|Mental Health|Agricultural Sciences|Applied Occupations|Bookkeeping|Fire Science|
  • School (K-12): |Healdsburg High School, Healdsburg, CA|
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|
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The Carlisle Van Ornum/H.E.L.P. Scholarship Fund - Healdsburg is awarded to graduating high school senior or graduates of Healdsburg High School. Applicants must be pursuing major in medical, dental, nursing, physician assistant, pharmacy, physical therapy, teaching, culinary, accounting, bookkeeping, automotive, fire science,public safety, agricultural sciences, mental health, counseling, architectural, drafting, engineering, surveying
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Two Oaks Scholarship Central Indiana Community Foundation
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  • 500 - 20,000
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Nursing|Medicine|Social Work|Counseling|Teaching|
  • School (College): Attend |Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, Columbus, IN|Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IN)|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|
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This scholarship was established to benefit students graduating from Ivy Tech- Central Indiana and planning to attend IUPUI. Applicants must be pursuing study in the field of nursing, medicine, teaching, social work, counseling or a similar profession dedicated to helping others.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details John M. & Mary A. Shanley Memorial Scholarship Southwest Florida Community Foundation
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  • 5,000
  • 4 awards
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Law|Architecture|Agriculture|Medicine|Accounting|Computer Science|Dentistry|Teaching|Ministry|
  • School (K-12): |High School|Charlotte, FL|Hendry, FL|
  • Residence: Live in |Lee, FL|
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The John M. & Mary A. Shanley Memorial Scholarship is awarded to graduate from a high school in Charlotte, Hendry, or Lee counties. Applicants must be studying medicine, law, dentistry, teaching (math & science), ministry, engineering, accounting, agriculture, architecture, or computer science.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Olga Paul Scholarship Coastal Bend Community Foundation
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  • 1,000 - 8,000
  • 1 award
  • Apr-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Teaching|
  • Residence: Live in |Bishop, TX|
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Established in memory of Olga R. Paul, this scholarship is given to students who reside in Bishop Texas and will pursue a degree in teaching. Applicants must demonstrate scholastic achievement and must attend college full-time (12 hours or more).
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Scholarship California Teachers Association (CTA)
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  • 1,000 - 6,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Major: Study |Teaching|
  • Organization: California Teachers Association (CTA) (Professional Organization)|Student California Teachers Association (SCTA) (Professional Organization)
  • Residence: Live in |California|
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The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial scholarship was established to promote professional growth for ethnic minority teachers and ESP members, and to support them in becoming educators, school nurses, school counselors or school therapists.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Edgar G. Garvin Scholarship Wayne County Community Foundation
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  • 3,000
  • 3 awards
  • May-31-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Teaching|
  • Residence: Live in |Wayne, OH|
  • School (College): Attend |Ohio University (OH)|
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The scholarship was established in honor of Edgar G. Garvin to support high school graduates of Wayne County who are planning to enroll in a course of study leading to an undergraduate or graduate degree in teaching at the Ohio University. Applicants must be graduates of Wayne County high school or college students and must have a minimum of 2.75 GPA.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Orfalea Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 2,500
  • 31 awards
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Major: Study |Dental Hygiene|Nursing|Physical Therapy|Occupational Therapy|Social Work|Counseling|Psychology|Certified Nursing Assistant|Teaching|Public Health|Early Childhood Education|Sustainable Agriculture|
  • Employer: |Minor Child of Seasonal Farm Worker|Dependent of a Non-profit Agency employee|Dependent of a Nurse|Dependent of a K-12 Teacher|Dependent of a Ventura City Employee|Dependent of a Ventura County Firefighter|Dependent of a Ventura City Police Officer|Dependent of a Ventura County Sheriff Officer|
  • Disability: |Learning Disability|
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This scholarship was established to benefit graduates or graduating seniors from a Ventura County high school who are planning to enroll full-time at an accredited vocational school, community college, or four-year college or university. Applicants must be pursuing studies in the field of Early Childhood Education, Teaching, Sustainable Agriculture (including organic gardening, permaculture, biodiversity, water food and nutrition, or interdisciplinary studies combining these areas), Nursing, Certified Nursing Assistant, Dental Hygiene, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Public Health, Social Work, Psychology/ Counseling, or any major provided student meets at least one of the criteria listed in the Other Special Requirements section and is a prior year recipient of an Orfalea Scholarship Award.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Cecelia Springmeyer Memorial Scholarship Decatur County Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Criminal Justice|Law Enforcement|Teaching|Agronomy|Animal Husbandry|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Decatur|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Post-Secondary Education|
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Established in memory of Cecelia Springmeyer, this scholarship is created to support a student of North Decatur or South Decatur County. Applicants must be planning to attend a post-secondary education from an accredited four-year school, who will enroll in Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, Animal Husbandry, Agronomy or Teaching.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
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