7 Scholarships for Education Majors

Getting a degree in education to become a teacher is great until you see your bill. It’s no secret that teachers don’t make top dollar. Digging your way out of student loan debt with a teacher’s salary isn’t easy. That’s why you should try to find as many scholarships for education majors as soon as you can!

Here’s a list to help get you started:

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“Inspire our Future” Scholarship

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: April 1, 2020

Teacher.org, a teacher advocacy site, funds this scholarship. Students considering teaching and/or studying child development, early childhood education, education, educational administration, secondary education, or special education may apply. Minimum requirements include a 3.5 GPA, and a 500-700 word response to a question on the entry form.


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Bache Renshaw Fellowship

Amount: $12,000

Deadline: TBD for 2021

This fellowship is available to doctoral students intending to become superintendents, curriculum developers, or influential scholars. Applicants must be members of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute and be enrolled in a full-time graduate program.

Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship

Amount: $7,500

Deadline: TBD for 2021-2022

The Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship supports Indiana residents and students who want to pursue a career in education. The renewable $7,500 scholarship asks that winners commit five years to teach in Indiana, otherwise they must pay back the scholarship amount.

Interested students must be at the top 20% of their class or score in the top 20% SAT or ACT range. While any college freshmen or sophomore may apply, the scholarship gives priority to graduating high school seniors.

James and Patricia Sood Scholarship

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: March 1, 2020

The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults awards this scholarship. The James & Patricia Sood scholarship grants an award to a student wishing to major in education. Applicants must have been between the ages of 15 and 39 during their own diagnosis/treatment or during the diagnosis/treatment of their parent or sibling.

Upon receiving the award, each recipient must organize and run a bone marrow registry drive with the support of Delete Blood Cancer and There Goes My Hero.

Leon Bradley Scholarship

Amount: $3,500

Deadline: May 31, 2020

The Leon Bradley Scholarship Program encourages more minorities or persons of color to enter the field of teaching and become school leaders. Each year, up to two minority college students working towards their initial teaching license receive the award. An additional two minority graduate students seeking their administrative credentials also receive an award.

Applicants must reside in, or be enrolled in a college or university in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington D.C., or West Virginia.

Educators Rising Scholarships

Amount: Varies

Deadline: April 6, 2020

These scholarships, from a single application, are awarded to members of Educators Rising or prospective educators who have a connection to Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) by having a family member or teacher who is a PDK member.

High school seniors intending to major in education and a good standing member of Educators Rising, a child or grandchild of a Kappan in good standing, a high school senior who has one of their reference letters written by a Kappan in good standing, or an undergraduate member of PDK enrolled in a college education program may apply.

Tobin Sorenson Physical Education Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: April 6, 2020

As its name implies, this scholarship awards students pursuing a career in physical education. College students with a sophomore or higher standing at a regionally accredited institution receive this award. In addition, applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA, demonstrate extracurricular involvement, and intend to pursue a career as a K-12 physical education teacher, coach, recreational therapist, dance therapist, or similar profession.

Along with the application, students must also submit a resume, an official college transcript, and two letters of support from teachers or professionals in the field.