Scholarships in Junior High/intermediate/middle School Teacher Education

Alma and Sharon Goudes Educational Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: March

Applicant must be a full-time student, have a minimum 3.0 GPA in at least 45 semester hours of higher education course work, intend to pursue teaching as a career, and demonstrate significant work with children and evidence of leadership skills.


Bertha and Irving Fishman Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: January 16

Applicant must be a minority student who demonstrates outstanding academic performance with a minimum 3.0 GPA and a commitment to teaching middle-grade students, shows evidence of prior work with children at this age level, and has unmet financial need as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid.


Patricia Collins Amaral Memorial Fund

Award: $600, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a senior who has a minimum 3.0 GPA and who has demonstrated the finest qualities of leadership through participation in campus organizations and has rendered service of significant benefit to the campus community.


Alumni Association Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must demonstrate community leadership and have met the award criteria established by the Alumni Association's Scholarship Committee. Applicant must have completed 12 credits last semester and 24 credits at Bridgewater State College as of December 31. Applicants who have transferred from Massachusetts Community Colleges, Dean College, or Quincy College are eligible to apply.


Elda Washer Scholarship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a graduating senior from Cleveland or Jefferson High School who will attend a public or nonprofit college university. FAFSA required.


Cindy K. Maddox Memorial Scholarship Fund

Award: $5,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be a Blackford County resident planning to pursue a degree in elementary or middle school education or language arts education.


Thomas William Bennett Memorial Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a graduating senior from a Palm Beach or Martin County, FL high school who will major in education. Financial need must be demonstrated.


AGCO Corporation FFA Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicants must be current FFA members and high school seniors or college students planning to enroll or currently enrolled full-time. They must have one of the following undergraduate majors: agronomy, crop science, general agriculture, agricultural communications, education, journalism, extension, public relations, business management, economics, sales and marketing, engineering, mechanization, agriculture power and equipment or welding. Students only need to complete the online application one time to be considered for all FFA-administered scholarships. The application requires information about the student's activities and a 1,000-word essay. Awards may be used for books, supplies, tuition, fees and room and board. Students must show financial need and evidence of community service participation.


The NEA-Retired Jack Kinnaman Memorial Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: April 15

Applicants must be NEA student members, major in education and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. An essay describing activities in NEA, a brief paragraph describing financial need, two letters of recommendation and a copy of the most recent transcript are required.


Scholarships in Mathematics Education

Award: $1,500, Deadline: March 6

Applicants must be enrolled at an accredited Illinois postsecondary institution in an undergraduate mathematics education curriculum that provides preparation for becoming a teacher. They must be rising juniors or seniors who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a four-point scale. Applicants must be pursuing a first bachelor's degree. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.


Sister Mary Petronia Van Straten and Ethel A. Neijahr Scholarships

Award: $2,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicants must be Wisconsin legal residents, be enrolled in a teacher education program and have completed or be in the process of completing a course in mathematics teaching methods. They must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.


Math and Science Teaching Incentive Scholarships

Award: -, Deadline: Varies

Applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA. Recipients must agree to work for at least five years after graduation as a secondary school science or math teacher in the state of New York.