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8 Scholarships To Help Fund Your MEd or EdD

By The Concordia University-Portland Enrollment Team July 26, 2017

If you’re eager to advance in the field of education but lack the financial means to do so, scholarships can be a huge help. Below are a list of scholarships not affiliated with Concordia that we think prospective MEd and EdD students will find interesting.

A few things to note: some of them you can apply to before entering graduate school, while others are for when you’re already enrolled. They’re listed in order of the deadlines posted on their websites at the time of this publication, but details are subject to change—so just make sure to check the sites frequently and read through all requirements carefully. (And remember, Concordia offers scholarships as well!)

1. AASA’s Educational Administration Scholarship

Deadline: September 30, 2017

Amount awarded: $2,500 (7 scholarships given annually)

Requirements: You must be a graduate student who plans to make the school superintendency a career, and you have to be recommended by the chair of the School of Education for the university where you are enrolled. Only one application may be submitted from each college or university campus.

2. The Ruth Crymes TESOL Fellowship for Graduate Study

Deadline: November 1, 2017

Amount awarded: $1,500 (1 award given)

Requirements: You must be a TESOL member, a graduate student currently enrolled in a TESOL/TEFL graduate program or a similar program, and plan to work on a graduate project relevant to TESOL or TEFL during the upcoming academic year. If you receive the award, you’re expected to present the results of your project at a TESOL convention within three years of the date you received the award.

3. NBC Universal SVA Scholarship

Deadline: November 4, 2017

Amount awarded: $12,000 (2 scholarships given annually)

Requirements: You must be a student veteran who has proof of military service (submit your DD214) and is pursuing a graduate degree from an accredited U.S. institution of higher education for the 2017-2018 academic year. You must also have a GPA of 3.0 or above and be a U.S. citizen or have the legal right to work in the U.S. without requiring sponsorship.

4. Edwyna Wheadon Postgraduate Training Scholarship Fund

Deadline: January 31, 2018

Amount awarded: $500 (1 scholarship given annually)

Requirements: You must be an English/Language Arts teacher working in a publicly funded institution, pursuing postgraduate training to enhance your teaching skills and/or advance your career in teaching. You also need to be a member of NCTE (the National Council of Teachers of English) at the time the scholarship is awarded.

5. The Union Plus Scholarship Program

Deadline: January 31, 2018

Amount awarded: $500 – $4,000

Requirements: You or your spouse or parent must be a current or retired member of a participating union with at least one year of union membership. The one year membership minimum must be satisfied by May 31, 2018. You must also be accepted into a U.S. accredited college or university when the award is given. Having a GPA of 3.0 or higher is recommended. This scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students, and awards are for study beginning in the fall of 2018. Students can reapply each year.

6. The Roothbert Fund Scholarship

Deadline: February 1, 2018

Amount awarded: $2,000 – $3,000 (approximately 20 awarded annually)

Requirements: Your current or permanent address must be located in one of the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, or West Virginia. People entering a wide range of careers have received this award, but preference will be given to those with academic merit and those pursuing careers in education. When applicants are seriously considered, The Roothbert Fund requires an in-person interview in March. Transportation costs to and from the interview are not covered by the Fund.

7.’s “Inspire Our Future” Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2018

Amount awarded: $500 (1 scholarship awarded annually)

Requirements: You must be a legal resident of the U.S. currently pursuing an education-related degree from an accredited college or university in the U.S. Your GPA must be 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. This scholarship is open to those pursuing a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctorate in education or educational leadership (visit their site for specific details).

8. Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Deadline: April 6, 2018

Amount awarded: $500 – $5,000

Requirements: You must be of Hispanic heritage and a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident, DACA, or an Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA). Merit is also a factor: you need to have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. You must plan to be enrolled full-time in a not-for-profit graduate school during the fall of the scholarship cycle (that year). Make sure to complete a FAFSA too, if that applies to you.

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