Scholarships in Early Childhood Education

Sudie A. Fulford Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be an incoming freshman student with a minimum combined SAT Reasoning score of 1200 (minimum composite ACT score of 27) who is majoring in early childhood education.

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood West Virginia Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: Rolling

Applicant must be a West Virginia resident who works a minimum of 30 hours per week at a licensed child care center, Head Start, or registered Family Child Care Home. Applicant must be currently enrolled in or accepted in on one of the following at a participating college or university: an associate degree program for early childhood education; a bachelor's degree program for early childhood education; or a bachelor's degree program for elementary education with an endorsement in early education Pre-K (T.E.A.C.H. will only pay for the early education endorsement classes). Recipient must commit to continue working at their present place of employment for at least one year depending on the type of scholarship awarded.

Celia Koontz Findlay Scholarship in Elementary Education

Award: -, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must be a United States citizen who is a sophomore, junior, or senior enrolled in the Judith Herb College of Education, majoring in elementary and/or early childhood education with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Selection is primarily based upon financial need. Extracurricular and community activities may be considered particularly past or current involvement in church-related activities. FAFSA (due by April 1) and Pell eligibility are required.

Class of 1962 Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA in major courses and must have completed 30 credits.

Merton '39 and Cecilia Winkler Blanchard '39 Scholarship

Award: $1,200, Deadline: None

Applicant must be majoring in early childhood or childhood education.

Class of 1960 Scholarship

Award: $1,600, Deadline: None

Applicant must be a majoring in early childhood or childhood education.

E. Richard Covert '52 and Angela Covert Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: None

Applicant must be majoring in male childhood education. Selection is based upon financial need. FAFSA is required.

Ruth Hart Blanchard '23 Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: None

Selection is based upon academic achievement and financial need.

Betty Clase Goodstein '48 Scholarship in Education and Physical Education

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February

Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and 12 credit hours.

Janey Hutchinson Music Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February

Applicant must major in early childhood education and minor in music.

Louise Sawyer O'Rourke Scholarship for Teacher Education

Award: $1,000, Deadline: None

Selection is based upon financial need.

Jose Bunuan Memorial Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: None

Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate interest in educating children.

Mary M. Reardon Endowed Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: None

Preference is given to applicant who has a disability or has worked with disabled children.

Early Childhood Development Scholarship

Award: $1,800, Deadline: July 15 (fall); November 15 (spring); April 15 (summer)

Applicant must be a Kentucky resident and work at least 20 hours weekly in a participating early childhood facility or approved professional development training.

Jean Adams-Smith Memorial Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: February 5

Applicant must be from central West Virginia and selection preference will be given to an applicant from Gilmer County.

Marilyn Jennings Scholarship

Award: $100, Deadline: February 14

Applicant must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, demonstrate financial need, and be seeking admission to the Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, or K-12 Teacher Licensure Program.

Orfalea Scholarship Award

Award: $2,500, Deadline: January 11

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior or Ventura County high school graduate enrolling or already enrolled at an accredited vocational school, community college, or four-year college or university. Applicant must be an early childhood education or teaching major, or any major provided applicant is able to meet at least one of the following requirements: has a documented learning difference/is a non-traditional learner; is under 24 years of age and has a parent employed as a nurse, teacher (pre-K to grade 12), or at a non-profit agency; is under the age of 24 and is the child of a single parent; has completed the Montana Yellowstone Expedition Summer Program.

Bates, Dr. F. Lester Scholarship in Early Childhood Education

Award: $850, Deadline: March 17

Applicant must meet one of the following criteria: have completed a minimum of 90 credit hours toward a Bachelor of Education Degree or at least 30 credit hours in a Bachelor of Education After Degree, with a focus on Early Childhood Education in Elementary Education; successfully completed EPS 100 with a 75% grade; successfully completed pre-internship; have a PGPA of 80% or higher based on ECE 205, ELNG 205, EPSY 205, ELNG 325, ECE 325 and the graded courses in the pre-internship semesters; be registered in 15 credit hours in the semester the award is presented. Preference will be given to a student whose exceptional performance in the elementary education courses and the pre-internship (winter semester) demonstrates a high level of communication skills (speaking, writing, presenting), critical and creative thinking, teamwork, and independent learning.

Sally Hartness Batson Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: None

Applicant must be preparing for a career in childhood/elementary education.

Annie P. Smith Butler Endowed Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: None

Applicant must be an elementary or secondary education major.

Nick Van Pernis Scholarship Fund

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 19

Applicant must be a graduate of a public or private high school in the Districts of North Kona, South Kona, North Kohala, South Kohala or Ka'u who is majoring in biotechnology, early childhood education, health sciences or marine sciences.

Walnut Grove Learning Center Early Childhood Scholarship

Award: $250, Deadline: March 25

Applicant must be a graduating senior from Miami East High School who will pursue a degree in early childhood education. Minimum 3.0 GPA required.

Ryan Wanta Memorial Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a resident of Portage County who is enrolled in a child care or early childhood education program.

Master's Degree Scholarship in Education and Teaching

Award: $500, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be pursuing a master's degree in education and teaching. Selection is based on academic history, extracurricular activities, and employment history.