ACS-Hach Second Career Teacher Scholarship

The ACS-Hach Second Career Teacher Scholarship is awarded to professionals in the chemistry field pursuing new careers as high school chemistry teachers.

Awards are up to $6,000.  Applications have a May deadline.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree or higher in chemistry or chemistry-related discipline
  • Have at least one year work experience in a chemistry-related profession
  • Not have more than one year experience as a high school chemistry teacher
  • Be accepted into an education master’s program or teacher certification program
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident 

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AFCEA Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Teachers Scholarship

The AFCEA Educational Foundation is offering competitive based scholarships of $2,500 each.  Applications have a May deadline.

To be eligible, students must be U.S. citizens living in the United States and have a current overall GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale in their current program at an accredited U.S. college or university.

Graduate-level candidates must currently be in at least their second semester and taking at least two (2) semester-equivalent courses per term at an accredited college or university in the United States and majoring in education for the purpose of teaching STEM subjects in a U.S. school in grades K-12 at the time of application.

Current credential and licensure students must have completed a bachelor’s of science degree or graduate degree in a STEM major. Expected graduation/completion date cannot be in the year the scholarship is awarded.

Undergraduate students are ineligible to apply.

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American Association of University Women

Offering a variety of grants and fellowships for women graduate students, ranging from $2,000 to $35,000. Deadlines are in November/December.

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Daughters of the American Revolution American Indian Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded once a year to one student. The amount of scholarship may vary year to year. Deadline is usually in January.

A candidate for this scholarship must be enrolled full time at a 2- or 4-year college or university.

Applicants must be Native Americans and proof of American Indian blood is required by letter or proof papers. Students must demonstrate financial need, academic achievement and have a 3.25 GPA or higher. A recipient may reapply for this scholarship and be considered along with other members of the applicant pool.

The amount of scholarship is based on total return of the endowment, and may vary year to year.

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Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Every year, HSF selects ~10,000 outstanding students as HSF Scholars from a broad and talented pool of applicants. Awards are $500 to $5,000; deadline for application is in March.

Applicants must:

  • Be of Hispanic heritage
  • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, or DACA recipient
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students and a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for college and graduate students
  • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, public or not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, in the U.S.
  • Submit the FAFSA or state-based financial aid forms (if applicable)

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James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation

The fellowships are intended exclusively for graduate study leading to a master’s degree. Awards are up to $24,000 and the deadline is in March.

James Madison Fellows may attend any accredited institution of higher education in the United States. Each Fellow will be expected to pursue and complete a master’s degree in one of the following (listed in order of the Foundation’s preference):

1.    Master of Arts (MA) in American history, political science, or government

2.    Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) concentrating on either American constitutional history (in a history department) or American government, political institutions, and political theory (in a political science department)

3.    Master of Education (MED) or the Master of Arts or Master of Science in Education with a concentration in American history or American government, political institutions, and political theory

Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the state of their legal residence. To be eligible to apply for a fellowship, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be a teacher or plan to become a teacher, of American history, American government, or civics classes where you will teach topics on the Constitution at the secondary school level (grades 7–12)
  • Possess a bachelor’s degree or plan to receive a bachelor’s degree no later than August 31 of the year in which you are applying
  • Demonstrate intent to pursue and complete a program of graduate study that emphasizes the Constitution and offers instruction in that subject
  • Demonstrate devotion to civic responsibility
  • Demonstrate the capacity for study and performance as classroom teachers

Applicants will be evaluated without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, political affiliation, marital status, sexual orientation or other non-merit factors.

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Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF)

KASF scholarships range from $500 to $5,000 and are offered to qualified Korean American students (including foreign students from Korea). Application deadline is in February. 

All applicants must be enrolled in a full time program in the U.S. during the scholarship application year. If extra funds are available, other students (non Koreans) may qualify for scholarships. Specifically, descendants of American veterans who served during the Korean War may qualify for scholarships (applicable to selective regions).

To apply for KASF scholarships, it is very important to follow the specific requirements and instructions of the region where the applicant’s school is/will be located during the scholarship application year as the type and amount of available scholarships may differ from region to region.

Note: Applicants can only apply to the region in which their school is located.

Applicants are evaluated based on financial need, scholastic achievement, recommendations, an essay, and community service/extracurricular activities.

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Pass the Torch Teacher Scholarships

Teacher’s Test Prep offers two $5,000 scholarships: one to an aspiring elementary school teacher and one to an aspiring secondary school teacher. Funds are awarded directly to the recipient to help pay for living expenses that financial aid typically doesn't cover so students can focus more time on preparing to become a credentialed teacher. 

Applications are due in July.

To qualify, applicants must be enrolled in a teacher preparation program in the US for the 2022-23 academic year and be able to demonstrate financial need. Note that the organization will request evidence of financial need, such as the receipt of federal student aid, when notifying finalists.

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Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans program is intended for immigrants and children of immigrants who are pursuing full-time graduate degrees at United States institutions. The Fellowship supports one- to two-years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States.

Fellowships are up to $90,000 and applications are due in October.

To be eligible, your birth parents must have both been born outside of the US as non-US citizens, and both parents must not have been eligible for US citizenship at the time of their births. Eligible applicants must be 30 or younger as of the application deadline.

Executive graduate programs, joint bachelor's/master's programs in which both degrees are awarded simultaneously, certificate programs, post-baccalaureate programs, graduate programs that are not in the United States, and graduate programs that are not fully accredited are not eligible for Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships funding.

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The Tillman Scholar Program for Veterans and Active Military

The Tillman Scholar program is open to applicants who are veterans and active duty military service members from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, including the National Guard, who have served in both pre-and post-9/11 eras and current spouses of veteran or active service members, including surviving spouses. Child dependents are not eligible to apply.

Awards are $10,000; application deadline is in February.

Spouses, veterans and service members who apply must be a full-time student pursuing an undergraduate degree (bachelor’s), a graduate, or professional degree at a public or private, U.S.-based, accredited institution for the upcoming fall/spring academic year.

Strong applicants for this military scholarship demonstrate clear academic goals, extraordinary leadership potential and a deep desire to create positive change. They believe their best years of service to our country are still ahead of them, and they are committed to strengthening communities at home and around the world.

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TOEFL Young Students Series Research Program

The TOEFL® COE Young Students Series (YSS) Research Grants for graduate students are intended to support research related to the TOEFL YSS assessments (the TOEFL Primary® and TOEFL Junior® tests) as well as foundational research that promotes high-quality language assessment related to young English learners between the ages of 8 and 16.

Awards are up to $5,000; deadline is in July. 

The TOEFL YSS Research Grants for graduate students are offered to students enrolled in master's and doctoral programs in institutions around the world in language testing, language education, applied linguistics or related fields. Priority for the Research Grants for Graduate Students will be given to TOEFL YSS-related research or foundational research related to young students of English as a Foreign Language (EFL).

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United Negro College Fund

UNCF manages various scholarship programs and each program has its own eligibility criteria, open/close dates and required documentation. Amounts and deadlines vary.

To apply for a UNCF scholarship, you must apply through the online application process.

As many of the UNCF scholarships require that the scholarship recipient apply for Federal Student Aid, it is recommended that applicants complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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