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 Christi Wavada at cwavada2@ewu.edu or 509.359.2232.

Undergraduate Graduate

John L. Scott Teacher of Diversity Fellowship


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 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

Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year open November 1st, 2022.  To apply for these scholarships, submit the General Scholarship Application by Feb. 1, 2023.

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John L. Scott Real Estate Teacher of Diversity Fellowship

  • Candidate who is non-white/non-Caucasian
  • Candidate does not hold a teaching certificate
  • Candidate has already been awarded a bachelor’s degree in any concentration of study
  • Application submitted to EWU Master’s in Teaching Program (MIT), elementary (K-8)
  • Resident within eastern Washington
  • Demonstrated commitment to school-aged youth through community involvement
  • Demonstrated financial need – done through FAFSA application
  • Ability to be a full-time student in the MIT program starting June 27, 2022

  1. Complete the application for the EWU MIT Program through EWU Graduate Studies Office. For an application to be considered complete, all transcripts and supporting documents must be included with your admission application
    – Choose from dropdown choices “Education: Master’s in Teaching MED
  2. Submit a FAFSA application (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for both 2021-22 AND 2022-23
  3. Submit a 500-word essay to educgrad@ewu.edu attention: Ann Van Wig (*see disclaimers section below). Your essay must include the following information:
    – Background working with school-aged youth
    – Statement of your “why” for pursuing the field of education
    – How will this scholarship help you engage as a teacher of diversity in your community and beyond?
  4. Applications will be reviewed by an external committee comprised of teachers of color from the eastern Washington region.
  5. The EWU Financial Aid and Scholarships Office will review for financial need and report to the committee.
  6. Two eligible candidates will be chosen on basis of:
    a. Commitment to working with school-aged children
    b. Vision of engagement with a community of diverse learners
    c. Financial need
  7. Successful candidates will be notified by May 1, 2022 by EWU School of Education Master’s in Teaching Director

For questions or assistance in submitting your application, please contact Ann Van Wig at educgrad@ewu.edu or 509.359.6097.

For more information about the program, visit the Master’s in Teaching Program (MIT) page.

By submitting your application to educgrad@ewu.edu you are giving EWU’s School of Education permission to share your information with scholarship reviewers, donors, the EWU Foundation and other scholarship organizations for scholarship consideration purposes.  Your information will be protected and securely managed in all information-sharing instances.

REMINDER: Official academic transcript(s) must be included at the time of your application to the MIT Program for you to be considered for this fellowship. If your official academic transcripts are not included and the April 1 deadline has not passed, contact us immediately to resolve this requirement.  Transcripts already on file at EWU (through Admission, other departments, etc.) will not be sought and attached on your behalf.  It is your responsibility to attach all required documentation during the scholarship application process. 

If you have not already done so, be sure to submit your 2022-2023 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for other financial aid awards; visit studentaid.gov to apply.  Also, be sure to set up and regularly check your Eagles email for important information, action items and other details from EWU.  Lastly, don’t forget to check your academic department webpage. They may have additional opportunities.

EWU is proud to partner with John L. Scott Real Estate to create a new opportunity for future elementary (K-8) school teachers of color interested in the Master’s in Teaching Program (MIT) at EWU.

Two awards are offered, each is eligible for up to $28,500 and covers tuition, fees and books, but does not cover living expenses (additional financial aid may be available).

Fellowship begins Summer 2022. Apply today! Deadline: May 1 at 9 p.m.

Graduate Scholarships

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Must either be a history, or education major, or both
  • Will continue to do work to support the Cheney Normal Heritage School House by:
    • Create curriculum to share with the outside community and visiting students
    • Conduct tours and classes for students and other interested parties on behalf of the Education Department for the Cheney Normal Heritage School House

How to Apply:

If you are a History or Education major and you work in or plan to work in the Cheney Normal Heritage School House, please contact your advisor to let them know you are interested in being considered for this scholarship. Once you and your advisor have evaluated your eligibility, please have your advisor contact Dianne Selcho in the Education Department at cselcho@ewu.edu with your name, EWU ID or NetID, and your contact information.

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:

  • 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

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:

  • 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.

How to Apply:

Requirements & Guidelines

  • Must be majoring in Curriculum & Instruction

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:

  • Must be a graduate-level student with “accepted” status in the Educational Leadership or Principal Certificate program
  • 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:
    • Why you want to become a principal
    • What innovations you would make as a public school principal and why you would make them
    • What characteristics of leadership you value the most

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:

Applications for 2022-2023 academic year are open. To apply for these scholarships, submit the General Scholarship Application by Feb. 1 2022, or, follow the listed application instructions.

External Scholarships

Neil D. Prescott Student Teaching/Internship Scholarship

Washington State School Retirees' Association
Deadline: April 1, 2022
WSSRA, PO Box 5127, Lacey, WA 98509

The Washington State School Retirees’ Association is offering two (2) one-time scholarships for $2,000 for student teachers/interns in each of its eight regions in the state (the high school of attendance will be in one of those regions). Additionally, in each region, there are local units of WSSRA that may also elect to award scholarships to the applicants in the applicant pool that is collected and ranked in April.

Applicants must:

  • Have graduated from a Washington State high school and presently enrolled in a college of education, anywhere, pursuing a career in a field of education; or
  • If a Washington State resident who graduated from a Department of Defense high school and presently enrolled in a college of education, anywhere, pursuing a career in a field of education; or
  • Presently pursuing a Masters-In-Teaching Certificate (click link to the right for the guidelines); and Profess a plan to apply for employment with a school district(s) within Washington State.

Student teaching or internship must be conducted during the 2022-23 academic year.

WSSRA conducts the search and review process and selects the recipients. Applicants will be notified by May 13, 2022, if they have been chosen. Please encourage your outstanding students who are committed to a career in the field of education to apply.

Scholarship applications must be mailed to WSSRA, PO Box 5127, Lacey, WA 98509.

For an application to be considered it must be in approved form, with directions followed precisely and mailed and postmarked by April 1, 2022.