Scholarships for Education majors from Tennessee and other states

Three programs for Tennessee residents who wish to teach in Tennessee are

  1. http://www.tn.gov/collegepays/article/tennessee-teaching-scholars-program

Tennessee Teaching Scholars Program

From website:

“The Tennessee Teaching Scholars Program is intended to encourage exemplary students to enter the teaching field in Tennessee. Participation is limited to college juniors, seniors, and post baccalaureate candidates admitted to a teacher education program in a Tennessee college or university.

To be eligible, the applicant must:

  • be a Tennessee resident and a U.S. citizen, and
  • have at least a 2.75 cumulative grade point average or higher if required for the teacher education program at their school of choice, and
  • be enrolled full-time if undergraduate or at least half-time if a graduate student, and
  • not be a licensed teacher, and not be employed or previously employed in a teaching position.”

More information at the link above.

  1. http://www.tn.gov/collegepays/article/minority-teaching-fellows-program

Minority Teaching Fellows Program

From website:

“The Minority Teaching Fellows Program is intended to encourage talented minority Tennesseans to enter the teaching field in Tennessee. The award is $5,000 per year for students who pursue a teacher certification at an eligible Tennessee college or university.

To be eligible, the applicant must:

  • be a minority Tennessee resident and a U.S. citizen, and
  • be a high school senior or a continuing college student, and
  • be a high school senior who has achieved at least a 2.75 high school cumulative grade point average, and either scored a minimum composite score of 18 on the ACT (or concordant equivalent score on the SAT), or
  • be a continuing college student who has achieved at least a 2.5 college cumulative grade point average.”

More information at the link above.

  1. http://www.tn.gov/collegepays/article/tennessee-math-and-science-teacher-loan-forgiveness-program

Tennessee Math and Science Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program

From website:

“The Tennessee Math & Science Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program provides financial assistance to Tennessee public school teachers seeking an advanced degree in a math or a science, or a certification to teach a math or a science. Loan forgiveness requires employment in a Tennessee public school system two (2) years for each year of the loan funding received.”

More information at the link above.

More Scholarships for Educations Majors

        1. https://www.credible.com/blog/student-loan-forgiveness-programs-for-teachers/

A compiled list of federal and state student loan forgiveness programs to help teachers pay back their student loan debt.”

Find what is available on the federal level; then, if you are a resident of a state other than Tennessee, check to see what is available for your state.

  1. https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/grants-scholarships/teach

“A TEACH Grant can help you pay for college if you plan to become a teacher in a high-need field in a low-income area.”

“A Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant is different from other federal student grants because it requires you to take certain kinds of classes in order to get the grant, and then do a certain kind of job to keep the grant from turning into a loan.”

  1. http://www.greatvaluecolleges.net/education-teaching/private-scholarships/

50 Great Private Scholarships for Teachers and Educators

If the links don’t work, just cut and paste the name of the scholarship into another search engine, and the scholarship should come up

  1. http://www.teacher.org/scholarships-grants/

Teaching Scholarships and Grants

Also, find out this page the $2,500 Teacher.org’s Inspire Our Future Scholarship!

Some info: “Amount: $2,500.00; Deadline: April 1, 2017

Must be 18 years of age or older; Minimum GPA 3.5”

Other Databases

http://www.bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/

Comprehensive Scholarship Database, including Scholarships by Major, such as Education Majors, Nursing Students, Criminal Justice Majors, and more; or Scholarships by Demographic, such as African American students, Hispanic and Latino students, and Single Mothers and Fathers

 

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