Teaching Scholarships And Grants For Students

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The teaching profession has experienced some temporary setbacks recently due to the economy, but as federal funding increases and the number of positions grows, the profession could very well experience one of the most remarkable rebounds within the next few years. That bodes well with high school students who are considering teaching on most any level, especially at public schools who are the recipient of special funding.

To encourage students to pursue degrees in womanElementary Education, Special Education, Math, Science and other specialties, a number of scholarships have been created to help students achieve their goals. SayCampusLife.com has identified some of them here and is offering that information for your review:

American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) – A variety of college scholarships offered in a number of different disciplines is open to legally blind students via the AFB annually. Residency restrictions may apply and some scholarships are one-time offerings while others are offered each academic year.

American Montessori Society (AMS) – To encourage students to pursue teaching careers utilizing the Montessori teaching method, the AMS aspiring Montessori teacher who has been accepted or is in the process of acceptance by an affiliated AMS teacher education program is eligible to apply for a scholarship. Upwards of 20 awards are given for any academic year.

Journalism Education Assocation (JEA) – The JEA sponsors up to three $1,000 scholarships for education majors who intend to teach scholastic journalism. Each recipient must be an upper-division or master’s degree student in a college program designed to prepare him/her for teaching at the secondary-school level.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund – State Farm Companies Foundation has assisted Hispanic college students through its relationship with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund since 1990. Each year, the insurance giant provides $2,500 scholarships to 25 Hispanic college students who are pursuing a teaching career.

Microsoft College Scholarships – Microsoft Corporation (MSN) is a supporter of those students who are pursuing a career in Computer Science. In its most recent award period, MSN offered scholarships in four areas – General Scholarships, Women’s Scholarships, Underrepresented Minority Scholarships, and Scholarships for Students with Disabilities.

National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program (NFB) – Students who are legally blind in both eyes can apply for a college scholarship from the NFB. In 2009, the NFB awarded scholarships ranging from $3-12,000 which were awarded to students pursuing degrees in a number of fields, not just teaching.

Siemens Teacher Scholarships – In partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, the Siemens Foundation provides one million dollars in scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in education, and enrolled at the historically black colleges and universities that are members of the organization.

WGU Scholarships for Rural Mathematics and Science Educators – Western Governors University (WGU), an online university founded by the governors of 19 western states and territories, offers scholarships, each valued up to $7,500, which are designed to help working adults attend college online to become highly-qualified mathematics and science teachers in America’s rural schools. They are made available through a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.

When applying for any college scholarship, please follow instructions precisely and make note of application deadlines. Most scholarships have been awarded for the 20009-2010 academic year with 2010-2011 applications being accepted between this fall and next spring.

Adv. — As recommended, collect all the information you can about college scholarships well before application deadline. SayCampusLife offers helpful tips and information about scholarship essay writing to help you make your college dreams come true.

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