Scholarships in Pre-elementary/early Childhood/kindergarten Teacher Education

JCC Association Graduate Scholarship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be committed to working in a Jewish Community Center full time for two years. Applicant must seek a master's degree in an area leading to professional careers in JCCs or affiliated agencies.

J.W. Martin and A.M. Martin Phillips Scholarship

Award: $4,000, Deadline: November 1 (fall); May 1 (spring)

Applicant must be enrolled full time in PROTEACH program. Those applying for awards of more than $2,000 must demonstrate financial need.

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.

Educator Award

Award: -, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be nominated by the Lock Endowment Committee and demonstrate excellence in the study of history/social studies, or elementary education at an East Texas college or university.

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.

Hal and Gretchen Oberholzer Scholarship Fund

Award: $5,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be a Blackford High School student who plans to pursue a four-year degree in elementary education.

Errol Washburn Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be a Blackford County resident studying elementary or secondary education or a course of study in a medical field.

York Family Scholarship

Award: $530, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a graduating senior from Perry Central High School planning to pursue a degree in elementary education.

Whitney Wehr Memorial Scholarship

Award: $2,710, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a graduating senior from Mt. Vernon High School who is pursuing a degree in elementary education at an accredited college or university. Minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA required.

Judy D. Smith Memorial Scholarship

Award: $600, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a graduating senior from Mt. Vernon High School who resides in Hancock County, is in the top third of their class, and intends to major in elementary education.

Mary Ash Scott Bardonner Bardes Scholarship

Award: $953, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a graduating senior from New Palestine High School who resides in Brandywine or Sugar Creek Township and is pursuing a career in elementary or secondary education.

Shelby Rae Smith Memorial Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a resident of Hendricks County majoring in elementary or special education.

Linda Walls Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: March 16

Applicant must be a graduating senior from New Castle High School who will attend an accredited four-year college or university. Financial need must be demonstrated.

Abigail Carson Memorial Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: February 16

Applicant must be a graduating senior from Columbus North High School who plans to attend an accredited college or university as a full-time student studying elementary education.

Uebelhor Family Scholarship Endowment

Award: $2,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior from Southridge High School pursuing a degree in elementary education.

Jack W. Scherer Memorial Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a graduating senior from Franklin Community High School who will enroll full-time at an accredited college or university to become a teacher or administrator at the elementary grade school level. Financial need must be demonstrated.

Schwenk Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior who is a Kalamazoo County resident or currently attending a Kalamazoo County High School and planning to pursue an elementary education degree. Leadership and academic achievement are required.

Rodonna Harden Memorial Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a resident of Phelps County, NE who graduate from a Phelps County, NE high school and is pursuing a degree in elementary education full-time. Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA required.

Suzanne Cline-Walthour Memorial Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: March 31

Applicant must be a graduating senior from Elk Rapids High school who will pursue post-secondary education.

Helen Youngen Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 15

Applicant must be a graduating senior from Norwayne High School who will pursue post-secondary studies in elementary education. Financial need and minimum 3.0 GPA required.

Stella & William Moran Memorial Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must be a graduating senior from St. Mary's High School who will major in education, nursing or theology.

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.

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.

Irene Gibson Clay Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a graduating senior from Belle Glade or South Bay, FL who will major in elementary education. Financial need must be demonstrated.

Vena Case Robinson Memorial Scholarship Fund

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 3

Applicant must be a graduating senior from a Henderson County public high school who plans to major in elementary education. Preference will be given to applicants who attended Dana Elementary School.

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.