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Top 36 Scholarships for Teachers in June 2023
Even though teaching is one of the most important professions, there can be many financial roadblocks to becoming a teacher in the United States. Getting a master’s or other advanced teaching-related degree can be very expensive, and many entry-level teaching positions do not pay enough to make these degrees feasible.
Luckily, there are programs out there to help relieve this burden, such as scholarships for teachers and teacher loan forgiveness. Whether you are a current teacher looking to further your education, or a recent graduate looking for scholarships for another education program, we’ve gathered the best scholarships for teachers to help you make your teaching dream come true!
- Top scholarships for teachers
- How to win scholarships for teachers
- Resources for teachers
- Frequently asked questions
- Upcoming scholarships
- Keep reading
Top 29 Scholarships for Teachers in June 2023
The Scholarships360 Research Team reviews all scholarships individually and strives to exclude any scholarship where any of the below applies:
- The scholarship requires a fee to apply
- The scholarship requires paid membership in an organization (with certain exceptions for reputable trade organizations and others)
- Student are required to sign up for a site or service to apply*
- The scholarship seems primarily used for lead generation** or idea harvesting purposes***
- The scholarship website has many grammatical errors and/or advertisements
- The scholarship or scholarship providing organization seem untrustworthy
- There is no evidence the scholarship was previously awarded
- The scholarship has not been awarded in the past 12 months
- There is no available contact information
If you believe a scholarship has been published in error, please reach out to [email protected] and we’ll take a look!
* There are certain exceptions to this, for example if the sponsoring organization is a major corporation or nonprofit with its own scholarship application system.
** Lead generation scholarships will require students to sign up for an app or website and require minimal (if any) application requirements.
***Idea harvesting scholarships will require students to submit blog posts or other materials that companies may use for marketing purposes.
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Hawaii Education Association Student Teacher Scholarship
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MPOWER Women in STEM Scholarship
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Blakemore Freeman Fellowship
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Edwyna Wheadon Postgraduate Training Scholarship
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Promise of Nursing Faculty Fellowships
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Minority Teacher Education Scholarship
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Kansas Teacher Service Scholarship
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AAP Educator Scholarship
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STEM Teacher Scholarships
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Leon Bradley Scholarship Program
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ARFORA Helen Muntean Education Scholarship for Women
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Professional Development Scholarship Emphasizing History, Number Theory, or Discrete Mathematics
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Language Teacher Bursary Program
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Minority Teaching Fellows Program
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Hawaii Education Association Continuing College Student Scholarship
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How to win scholarships for teachers
As with any type of scholarship, scholarships for teachers are highly competitive. You’ll have to stand out in your applications in order to earn money. Before you start applying, do some reflection.
Think about the experiences that have motivated you to be a teacher and jot them down. Then, think about the change you hope to make in the world and make a rough plan of how you’ll accomplish it. Finally, think about experiences you’ve had, whether they are tutoring kids after-school or taking care of your younger siblings, which help demonstrate that you have talent in the field. Jot all of these down with bullet points or however feels most comfortable to you. You’ll come back to this sheet later to help you write your essays!
Writing strong essays
Writing a great scholarship essay takes a lot of skill. It’s not quite the same as other types of writing. Our guides on starting and ending scholarship essays, writing about yourself, and writing a winning scholarship essay can help you through. We can also help you tailor your writing to 250 or 500 word prompts, and help you respond to the common “Why do you deserve this scholarship?” prompt. Good luck!
Resources for teachers
National Education Association
Teaching is a dynamic and community-oriented field. Being a part of a professional organization like the NEA can be helpful in keeping up with the state of teaching as well as making connections with teachers around the country. They also help advocate for teachers’ rights and a host of other beneficial initiatives for teachers.
Association of American Educators
The AAE focuses on empowering teachers and students through collaboration and advocacy. Members receive benefits such as scholarships, classroom grants, networking opportunities, supplementary insurance, literature on the current state of teaching, and more.
Regional teachers’ organizations
These national organizations are a great way to plug into a huge nationwide network, but remember that it can also be beneficial to plug into some more local organizations. Working with local orgs can give you a better idea of the state of education in your city, county, or state. You’ll also have more opportunities to meet in-person and perhaps to find a job in your community.