Scholarship Opportunities

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A variety of scholarship opportunities are available to Education students with outstanding academic achievement or financial need. For questions regarding scholarships, please contact School of Education P: 509.359.2232 E: ewueducation@ewu.edu

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Undergraduate & Graduate Education Scholarships


External Scholarships

We maintain an updated list of scholarships provided by external organizations. If there’s a scholarship you would like for us to add to our list, please submit it using our form.

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Undergraduate Scholarships

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must have declared a major in Education, with an interest in teaching first grade
  • Student must have a 3.0 GPA
  • Student must demonstrate a need for financial assistance

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be a resident of Eastern Washington, Northern Idaho, or Western Montana
  • Student must be majoring in Education with interest to become a teacher.

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be of Junior or Senior Standing
  • Student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Student must be an Education Major, with a public-school emphasis
  • Student must demonstrate financial need.

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be a full time student
  • Student must be studying one of the following areas:
    • Education Major (priority given)
    • Counseling
    • Developmental Psychology
    • Physical Education

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be an Education Major
  • Student must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Student must demonstrate financial need

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be enrolled full time with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8
  • Student must be studying Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, K-8 or special education.
  • Student must be from Eastern Washington or Northern Idaho
  • Student can demonstrate financial need

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be majoring in Education with the intent to teach K-12, junior/community college, or university levels
  • Student must have junior or senior standing
  • Student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Preference given to students who have received awards for their art within high school, college, or the community.

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be a single woman
  • Student must have senior standing or be at the graduate level
  • Student should demonstrate strong leadership and teaching skills through one of the following:
    • Paid teaching environment
    • Personal volunteer experience
  • Student must be studying one of the following:
    • Literacy
    • Curriculum & Instruction
    • Leadership
  • Student must submit three (3) letters of recommendation
    • Two (2) from a previous EWU professor
    • One (1) from either a previous EWU professor -or- a community-based volunteer service supervisor

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be majoring in either Elementary Education or Economics

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must have Junior or Senior standing
  • Student must have at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Student must be majoring in Elementary Education
  • Student must demonstrate a need for financial assistance

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be an Education major

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must have Junior or Senior standing
  • Student must have at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Student must be majoring in Elementary Education
  • Student must demonstrate a need for financial assistance
  • Renewable if student continues to meet requirements

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be an undergraduate
  • Student must be a declared Education major
  • Student must have demonstrated financial need
  • Preference for first-generation college student

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must have at least a 2.8 GPA
  • Student must be majoring in Elementary or Secondary Education
  • Student must demonstrate a need for financial assistance
  • Renewable if student continues to meet requirements

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must have Senior standing
  • Student must have at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Student must be female who is returning to school after 10 years out of school -or- if they have been out of school for 5 years and has children living in their household.
  • Student must be majoring in Elementary Education
  • Student must demonstrate a need for financial assistance
  • Can only be used during the student teaching quarter

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be majoring in Education
  • Student must have junior or senior standing
  • Student must demonstrate financial need

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must have junior or senior standing
  • Student must be majoring in Elementary Education
  • To be used for tuition only
  • Renewable if student continues to meet requirements
  • Student must have at least a 3.0 GPA

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must have sophomore, junior, or senior standing
  • Student must be majoring in either education or counseling
  • Must be a female Chicana/Latina student
  • Must provide three (3) letters of recommendation
    • Two (2) from previous EWU professors
    • One (1) from the Director of Chicano Education/Studies program with reference to the student’s merit and scholastic ability.
  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Renewable if student continues to meet requirements
  • Must demonstrate merit and financial need

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must have junior or senior standing
  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Student must be majoring in either Elementary or Secondary Education
  • Must demonstrate a financial need

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be an Education major
  • Student must be a graduate of the Bremerton School District
    • If a student from Bremerton is unavailable scholarship may be awarded to a student from either Kitsap, Stevens, or Skagit county.

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be a junior or senior
  • Student must be on a path to initial teaching certification
  • Scholarship is to be used for tuition only
  • Renewable if student continues to meet requirements
  • Student must have at least a 3.0 GPA

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be a junior or senior
  • Student must have at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Student must be majoring in either Elementary or Secondary Education
  • Preference given to a student who graduated from Lind-Ritzville High School

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Must be a third-quarter junior applying for your senior year
  • Must be majoring in reading (literacy)
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be an incoming freshman
  • Student must be female
  • Student must be from the Post Falls, ID area
  • Student must be an education major

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be an education major
  • Student should be taking at least 12 credits per quarter
  • Student must have at least a 2.5 GPA
  • Student must demonstrate financial need

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be an education major
  • Student must have at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Preference given to students who demonstrate financial need

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be majoring in Elementary Education
  • Student must demonstrate financial need
  • Renewable if student continues to meet requirements

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be taking classes full-time
  • Student must be a junior
  • Student must have at least a 2.8 GPA
  • Student must be an education major
  • Student must demonstrate campus leadership
  • Student must demonstrate financial need

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Must be a junior or senior reading [literacy] major in elementary education
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA or above
  • Must be full-time
  • Submit three letters of recommendation

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be a junior or senior
  • Student must be an education major

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be a declared Education major
  • Student must be a single parent of school age children
  • Student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • student must have junior or higher standing

The EWU General Scholarship Application for academic year 2024-2025 will open November 1st 2023 and close February 1st 2024.

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Graduate General Scholarships

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be a graduate student with “accepted” status in the School of Education or Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Student must have a minimum 3.2 GPA

How to Apply:

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be taking courses full-time
  • Student must be graduate level
  • Student must be admitted into a graduate education program

How to Apply:

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be a single woman
  • Student must have senior standing or be at the graduate level
  • Student should demonstrate strong leadership and teaching skills through one of the following:
    • Paid teaching environment
    • Personal volunteer experience
  • Student must be studying one of the following:
    • Literacy
    • Curriculum & Instruction
    • Leadership
  • Student must submit three (3) letters of recommendation
    • Two (2) from a previous EWU professor
    • One (1) from either a previous EWU professor -or- a community-based volunteer service supervisor

How to Apply:

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be majoring in either Elementary Education or Economics
  • Student must have junior or senior standing
  • Student must show academic merit and financial need

How to Apply:

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be an Education major

How to Apply:

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must have at least a 2.8 GPA
  • Student must be majoring in Elementary or Secondary Education
  • Student must demonstrate a need for financial assistance
  • Renewable if student continues to meet requirements

How to Apply:

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be majoring in Education
  • Student must have junior or senior standing
  • Student must demonstrate financial need

How to Apply:

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be an Education major
  • Student must be a graduate of the Bremerton School District
    • If a student from Bremerton is unavailable scholarship may be awarded to a student from either Kitsap, Stevens, or Skagit county.

How to Apply:

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be an education major
  • Student must have at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Preference given to students who demonstrate financial need

How to Apply:

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be majoring in Elementary Education
  • Student must demonstrate financial need
  • Renewable if student continues to meet requirements

How to Apply:

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be Graduate level
  • Student must be pursuing a degree in Special Education

How to Apply:

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be a graduate student
  • Student must be majoring in Special Education
  • Student must have at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Student must demonstrate financial need

How to Apply:

The EWU General Scholarship Application for academic year 2024-2025 will open November 1st 2023 and close February 1st 2024, or follow the application instructions below.

Apply Here

Undergraduate & Graduate Education Scholarships

  • The scholarship is for tuition only.
  • This scholarship is established to encourage students to finish their education degrees in order to become practicing science teachers in the public secondary schools. Therefore, evidence of good scholarship and demonstrated desire to teach science are the qualifying considerations for this award.
  • As an encouragement to graduate, a student may receive this award in his or her junior year and for a second time in his or her senior year. A graduate student also may receive this award.
  • Eligible candidates shall be selected from the general pool by the scholarship office/office of financial aid and forwarded to the education department chair for selection. Recipients shall be selected under leadership of the education department chair with appropriate input from faculty.
  • The education department must submit their choice to the Office of Financial Aid by the required deadline set by the Office of Financial Aid for the award to be made.

How to Apply:

  • Complete the School of Education Scholarship Application

  • Must be a third-quarter junior applying for your senior year
  • Must be majoring in reading (literacy)
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0
  • Award changes yearly – approximate award = $1080

How to Apply:

  • Complete the School of Education Scholarship Application

  • Must be a junior or senior reading [literacy] major in elementary education
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA or above
  • Must be full-time
  • Submit three letters of recommendation
  • Award changes yearly – approximate award = $1060

 

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • The Graduate Fellow must either be a history, or education major, or both.
  • The Graduate Fellow will continue do to work to support the Cheney Normal Heritage School House by:
  • Creating Curriculum to share with the outside community and visiting students.
  • Conduct tours and classes for students and other interested parties on the behalf of the College of Education and Human Development for the Cheney Normal Heritage School House.
  • Award changes yearly – approximate award = $2250

How to Apply:

  • Complete the School of Education Scholarship Application

 

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Must be seeking a master’s degree in literacy at Eastern Washington University.
  • The scholarship award may be renewed only once
  • Must maintain a minimum of 3.5 GPA
  • Scholarship funds are to be used for tuition and fees only
  • The awards shall be made on the basis of merit and need; if the academic records of applicants are comparable, the applicant(s) with the greatest financial need will be given preference
  • Award changes yearly – approximate award = $1920

How to Apply:

  • Complete the School of Education Scholarship Application

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Must have completed a Bachelor of Arts in Education
  • Must be accepted into the MEd program.
  • Preference given to students pursuing elementary administration and curriculum development.
  • Award changes yearly – multiple awards given – over $2000 each

How to Apply:

  • Complete the School of Education Scholarship Application

Requirements & Guidelines

  • Recipient must be a registered graduate student in education.
  • The recipient shall be chosen by a faculty committee, which must include a member of the Department of Education.
  • Award changes yearly, multiple awards given, approximate award = over $2060

How to Apply:

  • Apply using the School of Education Scholarship Application

Requirements & Guidelines:

Must be a graduate-level student with “accepted” status in the Educational Leadership or Principal Certificate program

    • Award changes yearly – multiple Awards given – over $2000 each
    • Must be a graduate student during the internship year in the program
    • Must demonstrate high academic performance and excellence in leadership responsibilities in the public-school setting
    • Must submit a double-spaced, one-page essay describing:

How to Apply:

  • Complete the School of Education Scholarship Application

The following scholarships will open for application in 2024.

How to Apply:

  • Complete the School of Education Scholarship Application

External Scholarships

Steven R. Nelson Native Educator Scholarship

Education Northwest
Deadline to Apply: March 31, 2024
1417 NW Everett Street Suite 310 Portland, Oregon 97209

Education Northwest has had the honor of working with many Native educators, students, families, and community members throughout our history. These partnerships reflect one of the core values of our organization, equity, and guide us toward our vision of an excellent and equitable education for all. We believe that healthy Native communities are essential to the health and well-being of our region, and we remain committed to this effort.

The Steven R. Nelson Native Educator Scholarship is part of this commitment. This scholarship strives to increase Native representation in the field of education by providing financial support, mentoring, and internships for Native students in the Northwest who are pursuing an advanced degree in education, education policy, leadership, technical assistance, research, or a closely related field. We view this scholarship as an opportunity to create long-term partnerships that will improve our ability to meet the needs of Native communities.

Our former colleague Steve Nelson dedicated his career to working with Tribes, communities, and schools to improve American Indian students’ success in academics and in life. This scholarship honors his work by providing selected students with as many as two years of annually renewable scholarships. Awardees will receive a maximum of $3,000 each year, and we will award as many as five scholarships per year.

Applicants must:

• Reside in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington.• Be a member or descendent of a federally recognized, state recognized, or terminated American Indian Tribe; a member or descendent of an Alaska Native village, council, or corporation; a Native Hawaiian; or a Pacific Islander from a U.S.-affiliated Pacific Island jurisdiction (specifically, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, or Palau).• Be accepted to or enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program (by fall term) in an accredited institution of higher education, either in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington for on-campus programs or in an accredited online institution in the United States. For online programs, the degree area must also be accredited according to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) accreditation database. Additionally, maintain a course load that allows for timely completion of the graduate degree (within three years for a master’s degree).• Pursue a field of study in education, education policy, leadership, technical assistance, research, or a closely related field.• Have graduated from a four-year, regionally accredited institution of higher learning (before fall term).• Complete an essay that answers the questions:1. Why am I pursuing an advanced degree in the field of education, education policy, leadership, technical assistance, research, or closely related field?2. What are my post-graduation goals?3. How have I and will I contribute to strengthening my own community and/or rural or Native communities as a whole?• Submit three letters of recommendation (excluding letters from immediate family members), with at least one from a community member who can attest to the candidate’s Native heritage and their commitment to the designated course of study and to serving rural and/or Native communities after attainment of the degree.• Begin school as a full- or part-time student no later than the fall semester immediately following the award.

Heroes in Education: Military Veteran to Classroom Teacher Scholarship

Deadline to Apply: March 25, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time

The Sponsor established a scholarship program to assist military veterans who plan to pursue a degree in an education and plan a career in K-12 education.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $5,000 award if attending a vocational-technical or two-year institution or a $10,000 award if attending a four-year college or university. Up to 100 awards will be granted.

Applicants must:

    • Have served in the United States military in any of the following branches:
  • Air Force
  • Air Force Reserve
  • Air National Guard
  • Army
  • Army Reserve
  • Army National Guard
  • Coast Guard
  • Marines
  • Navy
  • Navy Reserves
  • Be an honorably discharged veteran before or after July 2024 (no longer drilling or serving).
  • Be able to provide a Certificate or Letter of Eligibility from the Department of Veteran Affairs or a DD214 or another document of service proving honorable service before award disbursement.
    AND
  • Be pursuing study in education or counseling while planning to seek a career in the K-12 school system.
  • Be high school or GED graduates, current post-secondary undergraduates or graduate-level one students.
  • Use any military education benefits for which they are eligible.
  • Be planning to enroll in a full-time undergraduate or graduate course of study for an associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s degree at an accredited two- or four-year college or university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year (Doctoral study is not eligible).
  • Be attending a college or institution that is not on warning or probationary status with the federal government and is not in litigation with the federal or a state government.
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent.

Required Materials:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.
  • Copy of the first two pages of the most recently filed IRS Form 1040 used for the Financial Information section of the application. Please black out all social security numbers and bank account information.
  • Certificate or Letter of Eligibility from the Department of Veteran Affairs or a DD214 or another document of service proving honorable service. Please black out all social security numbers.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

Neil D. Prescott Student Teaching/Internship Scholarship

Washington State School Retirees' Association
Deadline to Apply: April 1, 2024
WSSRA, PO Box 5127, Lacey, WA 98509

The Washington State School Retirees’ Association is offering two scholarship for $2,500 for student teacher/interns in each of its eight regions in the state. Statewide that means 16 scholarships for a total of $40,000. Student teachers or those completing an internship as a counselor, school psychologist, social worker, occupational therapist, or speech therapist may apply.

These awards are available for tuition and expenses incurred during the 2024-25 academic year. The funds will be sent to the applicant’s college/university to be applied toward their account. Additionally, in each region there are local chapters of WSSRA that may elect to award scholarships to those not selected in the initial screening. The Neil D. Prescott Scholarship application is available online at www.wssra.org under the Foundation/Scholarships tab.

Applicants must:

  • Must be presently enrolled in a college of education, pursuing a certificate in education, and will be doing student teaching or an internship in 2024-25 School Year in Washington State.
  • Must profess an intention to apply for employment in a school district(s) within Washington State.

For an application to be considered it must be submitted by April 1, 2024.

WSAC Conditional Scholarships

Washington Student Achievement Council Teacher Programs

The Washington State Educator Workforce Program (EWP) provides financial aid to attract and retain teachers to work in subjects or locations of high need known as shortage areas.

EWP includes options for current teachers, student teachers, paraprofessionals, and non-educators hoping to move into the teaching field. Most are conditional scholarships that encourage individuals to pursue teaching in subjects or locations of high need, also known as “Shortage Areas,” in return for funding received.