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The Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) has funding available to support teachers to add the following endorsement:
Amount awarded: Each candidate is allowed up to $3,000 per scholarship, per fiscal year.
Duration: One year
Application Deadline: Open; Scholarships awarded on a first-come, first serve basis.
Funding for this program is through the Conditional Loan Scholarship program. The conditional scholarship is a loan that is forgiven for teaching service (in the added endorsement area) in a Washington state K-12 public school. The state shall forgive the loan obligation entirely if the recipient teaches in the shortage area endorsement area in a Washington state public school for two years. Educators will need to submit complete application materials to be considered for an award.
Funding supports Washington certified teachers in adding an eligible endorsement to their certificate through Pathway 1, 2, or 3. For information on the various Pathways to Add an Endorsement visit http://www.pesb.wa.gov/educators/pathways. Funds may be used to pay for endorsement test (WEST-E), university administration for the pedagogy assessment, and tuition for coursework.
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The federal government offers grants of up to $4,000 per year for students seeking a master’s degree in teaching. Interested students MUST agree to serve as a full-time teacher in a high need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves low-income students. At this time, high-need fields are
The Daughters of the American Revolution National Society awards a scholarship to students planning to teach at the elementary and secondary level.
Amount Awarded: Two one-time, amounts up to $1,500; may reapply each year.
Criteria for Selection: Students must be 25 years or older. All applicants must have at least a 3.50 GPA, be at least a college sophomore, and attend or plan on attending an accredited college or university. The award is based on academic merit; recipients may reapply for consideration as long as they meet the eligibility requirements.
A scholarship for members of federally recognized tribes who wish to enroll in a master’s or doctoral program.
Amount Awarded: $1,500; students may reapply each year.
Application Deadline: June 2, 2014
The Renshaw Fellowship Program supports the study and shaping of school curricula by providing grants to those seeking to become superintendents; curriculum developers; or influential scholars teaching, writing, and lecturing on educational issues.
Application Deadline: January 2015
Criteria for Selection: The Renshaw Fellowship is granted to current doctoral students or applicants to doctoral programs in education.
The Jack Kent Cooke Dissertation Fellowship Award is a one-time award that supports advanced doctoral students who are completing dissertations that further the understanding of the educational pathways and experiences of high-achieving, low-income students.
Amount Awarded: Up to $25,000, one-time award that must be used in a nine-month period after all pre-dissertation requirements are completed.
Application Deadline: February 4, 2015
Criteria for Selection:
The Rachel Royston Permanent Scholarship Foundation supports scholarships for women educators working on post baccalaureate studies in the field of education at a nationally or regionally accredited college or university and who are bona fide residents of Washington state.
Amount Awarded: Varies. Awards support program tuition, fees, books and some supplies.
Application Deadline: Applications are due in November 1 and potential finalists are asked to interview in early March of the following calendar year. Awards are announced in late winter for use the following academic year.
Criteria for Selection: Awards are available for new and continuing women educators who are Washington state residents and working on post-baccalaureate studies in the field of education. Membership in Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is not a requirement. Successful finalists will show evidence of scholarship, professional service, potential for future service in education and promise of distinction.
New applicants need to submit a resume, the two-page signed application form, an essay, three letters of recommendation and an official, sealed transcript. Please direct questions about the scholarship and correspondence if you are re-applying to: Annamarie Lavieri, Secretarial Assistant, by email or phone: (360) 638-1088.
The Weaver Fellowship Program seeks to uphold the idea of excellence and the role of education in producing unique individuals capable of making reasoned choices. The Weaver Fellowship is granted to current graduate students or applicants to graduate schools, who have an intention to teach at the college level.
Amount Awarded: $5,000 plus tuition
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