Teachers: College Scholarships
Graduate Fellowships, Postdoctoral Awards

By Francisco A Tomei Torres,

Educators, Instructors, Lecturers, Mentors, Professors, Teachers, Trainers, Tutors

Deadlines - Nationally Coveted College Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships

Deadline K-12 College Scholarships Graduate Fellowships Postgraduate Awards
American Federation of Teachers — Scholarships
  Robert G. Porter Scholars Program - $1,000 to $8,000
Mar 31 For accomplished high school students who show outstanding service to their community and an understanding of the role unions can play to create a more just society. Open to graduating high school seniors who have at least one parent or legal guardian who is an American Federation of Teachers member.

The White House
  Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) — $10,000
Apr 1 The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the nation's highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science (including computer science). Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education.

Education Pioneers — Become a Fellow
  Graduate School Fellowship — $50,000 to $80,000
The Education Pioneers Graduate School Fellowship provides talented business, law, policy, and education graduate students with the opportunity to make an impact and launch into high-level education leadership careers. As a Graduate School Fellow, you will consult on a mission-critical project at a school district, charter school network, nonprofit or other leading education organization.

  Analyst Fellowship — $45,000
Apr 9 The Education Pioneers Analyst Fellowship places talented data-savvy professionals in mission-critical roles in school districts, charter management organizations, nonprofits, and other leading education organizations. As an Analyst Fellow, you will consult for one-year on a mission-critical, data-driven project a leading education organization.

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics — Grants, Scholarships and Awards
  Prospective Middle School Mathematics Teacher Course Work Scholarships — Up to $3,000
May 2 The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support to college or university students preparing for teaching middle school mathematics.

  Prospective 7-12 Secondary Teacher Course Work Scholarships — Up to $10,000
May 2 The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support to college students preparing for teaching secondary school mathematics.

  Mathematics Course Work Scholarships for Grades PreK-5 Teachers
Nov 8 The purpose of this grant is to provide financial support for improving teachers' understanding of mathematics by completing course work in mathematics.

  Mathematics Graduate Course Work Scholarships for Grades 6-8 Teachers
The purpose of this grant is to provide financial support for improving teachers' understanding of mathematics by completing graduate course work in mathematics.

  Mathematics Graduate Course Work Scholarships for Grades 9-12 Teachers
The purpose of this grant is to provide financial support for improving teachers' understanding of mathematics by completing graduate course work in mathematics.

U.S. Department of Education — Student Aid on the Web
  Pell Grants — Up to $5,730
Jun 30 A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. Undergraduate and vocational students enrolled or accepted for enrollment in participating schools may apply. Pell Grants are awarded usually only to students who have not earned a bachelor's or a professional degree. To be eligible for a Pell grant, you must also meet the general federal student aid eligibility requirements. To apply for a Pell grant, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grants
Jun 30 Provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families.

  Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need
Jan 20 This program provides fellowships, through academic departments and programs of IHEs, to assist graduate students with excellent records who demonstrate financial need and plan to pursue the highest degree available in their course study at the institution in a field designated as an area of national need.

  Teacher Ambassador Fellowships
Feb The Teaching Ambassador Fellowship is designed to improve education for students by involving teachers in the development and implementation of national education policy. The Fellowship seeks to create a community of teacher leaders who share expertise and collaborate with policymakers and leaders in the federal government on national education issues.

Federal Direct Consolidation Loans
You may be able to combine your existing Federal education loans into one new consolidated loan that offers several advantages.

Financial Aid
If you are exploring options for paying for college, you will learn about the various kinds of financial aid (loans, grants, and work-study), how to apply, common myths, and more.

American Association of School Administrators — Awards and Scholarships
  Educational Administration Scholarship Award — $2,500
Jul 30 Provide incentive, honor and financial assistance to outstanding graduate students in school administration who intend to make the school superintendency a career.

Spencer Foundation — Fellowship Awards
  National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowships for Research Related to Education — $25,000
Oct 4 The Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world.

  National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowships on Matters Relevant to the Improvement of Education in All its Forms — $55,000
Nov 1 The National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports early career scholars working in critical areas of education research. This nonresidential postdoctoral fellowship funds proposals that make significant scholarly contributions to the field of education. The program also develops the careers of its recipients through professional development activities involving National Academy of Education members.

U.S. Department of State — Fulbright Fellowship Program Grants
  The Distinguished Fulbright Fellowship Awards in Teaching Program
Oct 15 Highly accomplished U.S. primary and secondary level teachers of all subjects, guidance counselors, curriculum specialists, curriculum heads, Talented and Gifted coordinators, Special Education coordinators and media specialists/librarians may apply for this professional development program to carry out a course of study for three to six months abroad.

Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF)
Teaching Fellowships — Up to $10,800
Oct 15 The KSTF Teaching Fellowships, are in the areas of biological sciences, mathematics and physical sciences. The fellowship is designed to meet the needs of beginning teachers from the onset of the credentialing process through the early years of their careers.

Educational Testing Service — Fellowship and Internship Programs
  Harold Gulliksen Psychometric Research Fellowships — $19,000 + tuition
Dec 1 The goal of this program is to increase the number of well-trained scientists in educational measurement, psychometrics and statistics.

  Summer Internships for Graduate Students — $6,000 to $9,000
Feb 1 Interns in this eight-week program participate in research under the guidance of a senior ETS staff member in educational measurement and psychometrics, validity, natural language processing and speech technologies, cognitive psychology, learning theory, linguistics and computational linguistics, teaching and classroom research, statistics, and international large-scale assessments.

American Association of Physics Teachers — Grants & Scholarships
  Barbara Lotze Scholarships for Future Teachers — Up to $2,000
Dec 1 Undergraduate students enrolled, or planning to enroll, in physics teacher preparation curricula and high school seniors entering such programs are eligible.

U.S. Department of Energy — Internships, Fellowships and Scholarships
  Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowships — $6,000/mo. plus a $1,000 housing allowance
Dec 4 Program of distinguished educator fellowships for elementary and secondary school mathematics and science teachers. Selected teachers spend eleven months in a Congressional Office or a Federal agency.

American Educational Research Association (AERA) — Fellowships and Grants
  AERA Undergraduate Student Education Research Training Workshop
Dec 6 This workshop is designed to build the talent pool of undergraduate students who plan to pursue doctorate degrees in education research or in disciplines and fields that examine education issues.

  Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program in Education Research — $12,000
Nov 15 This program offers doctoral fellowships to enhance the competitiveness of outstanding minority scholars for academic appointments at major research universities. It supports fellows conducting education research and provides mentoring and guidance toward the completion of their doctoral studies.

  AERA-AIR Fellows Program — $55,000 to 65,000
The Fellows Program aims to build the talent pool of high skilled education researchers experienced in large-scale studies in a major research organization. Fellows will receive mentoring from a diverse group of highly recognized researchers and practitioners in a variety of substantive areas in education.

  AERA-ETS Fellowship Program in Measurement and Education Research
Nov 15 This fellowship is designed to provide learning opportunities and practical experience to recent doctoral degree recipients and to early career research scientists in education research areas directed toward explaining student progress and achievement, including assessment design, large-scale evaluations, measurement, psychometrics, and statistical analyses.

Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation — College Scholarships and Outstanding Teacher Awards
  Alice Buffett Outstanding Teacher Award — $12,000
Jan 15 Omaha Public School Teachers (K-12) with a Minimum of Two Years of Teaching Experience.

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History — Fellowships and Prizes for Historians
  National History Teacher of the Year Award — $1,000 to $10,000
Feb 1 The National History Teacher of the Year Award recognizes outstanding American history teachers from elementary school through high school , and the crucial importance of American history education.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation — Scholarship and Fellowship Programs
  Jack Kent Cooke Dissertation Fellowship Award — $25,000
Feb 4 The Jack Kent Cooke Dissertation Fellowship Award supports advanced doctoral students who are completing dissertations that further the understanding of the educational pathways and experiences of high-achieving, low-income students.

James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation — Graduate Fellowships
  Junior and Senior Graduate Fellowships in the Study of the U.S. Constitution for Students and Teachers — - Up to $24,000
Mar 4 The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers Junior and Senior Graduate Fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence. Generally, one Fellowship per state is awarded each year.

Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS) — Fellowships
  Teacher Fellowships — $4,000
Mar 5 Applications are welcome from any K-12 teacher who has a serious interest in using the collections at the MHS to prepare primary-source-based curricula, supported by documents and visual aids, in the fields of American history, world history, or English/language arts.

U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) — Find Funding
Robert Noyce College and Graduate Scholarships and Stipends — At least $10,000 per year
Mar 5 The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics and science teachers. The Noyce Scholarship Track provides funds to institutions of higher education to support scholarships, stipends, and academic programs for undergraduate STEM majors and post-baccalaureate students holding STEM degrees who earn a teaching credential and commit to teaching in high-need K-12 school districts.

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation — Teaching Fellowships in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics
  Indiana Teaching Fellowships — $30,000
Mar 14 For committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields-science, technology, engineering, and mathematics-for teaching in high-need Indiana high schools.

  Michigan Teaching Fellowships — $30,000
Mar 14 For committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields-science, technology, engineering, and mathematics-for teaching in high-need Michigan secondary schools.

  New Jersey Teaching Fellowships — $30,000
Mar 14 The Woodrow Wilson New Jersey Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields-science, technology, engineering, and mathematics-into teaching in high-need New Jersey secondary schools.

  Ohio Teaching Fellowships — $30,000
Mar 14 For committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields-science, technology, engineering, and mathematics-for teaching in high-need Ohio secondary schools.

  Leonore Annenberg Teaching Fellowships — $30,000
Awards for recent college graduates and career-changers who agree to work in urban and rural secondary schools serving high proportions of disadvantaged students.

  Georgia Teaching Fellowships — $30,000
Mar 14 For committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields-science, technology, engineering, and mathematics-into teaching in high-need Georgia secondary schools.

Teach for America — National Teacher Corps of Recent College Graduates
  Teaching Jobs for Graduating College Seniors and Recent College Graduates
Aug 16
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Oct 25
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Individuals from all backgrounds, majors, and professional experiences who have what it takes to excel as teachers and improve the quality of education for children growing up in low-income communities.

Earthwatch Institute — Education
  Fellowships for Elementary, Middle, and High School Educators and Administrators
Get out of the classroom and head into the field to learn about cutting edge research and conservation efforts, to develop professional skills, and to make a difference for our shared environment.

International Reading Association
  Teachers' Awards and Grants
Teach Plus — Fellows
  Teaching Policy Fellowships
Engage early-career teachers in work on issues related to the future of the teaching profession.

Teacherscount — Scholarships
National Scholarships
This list of scholarships for prospective teachers is not exhaustive, but it will give you a great place to start as you search for funding to begin your teaching career.

Regional Scholarships
This list of regional scholarships is not exhaustive, but these links are a good place to start as you look for funding.

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Copyright © 1998-2014 Francisco A Tomei Torres (Paco Tomei).
I created this site on 1998-04-22 and revised it on 2014-03-17.
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