Education and Teaching Scholarships

Unless otherwise noted, the Office of Special Scholarship Programs at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) does not administer or sponsor the programs listed on its website. The content of these pages are merely a guide for current undergraduate and professional school students at UIC. Deadlines are subject to change without notice, and for questions or contact information, please refer to the website that the short description is linked to.This webpage also does not represent an exhaustive list of awards in this area.

Deadline varies or is not available:

American Federation of Teachers Scholarship Programs – awards for members of the teachers' union and their dependents

English Program in Korea (EPIK) - placements two times per year; English teaching placements in South Korea for one year

Georgetown University/U.S. Dept. of State English Language Fellows Program - English teaching placements abroad for individuals who have completed a Master's of TEFL/TESL or Applied Linguistics

Math for America Newton Fellowship Program - for students who have completed a bachelor's degree with significant coursework (major, minor) in mathematics; teaching placements and paid master's degree in Berkeley, Los Angeles, and San Diego, CA; Washington, DC; New York City; Boston, MA; and Utah

Oberlin College Career Services Website - comprehensive listing of post-college teaching programs in USA & abroad

Teach and Learn in Korea (TaLK) - for U.S. citizens or foreign nationals with green card; completed at least 2 years of higher education; English teaching placements in South Korea for 6 months or 1 year

Teach for America - for students who have recently completed a bachelor's degree; placement in high schools in urban centers across the U.S. for a minimum of two years

Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellowship - for college seniors, recent graduates and career changers in the STEM disciplines; earn master's degree in education and teaching certification in Indiana for teaching placement in high-need urban or rural secondary school

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September:

Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship - (UIC STUDENTS APPLY THROUGH OSSP ONLY) for students who have completed a bachelor's degree, a year abroad as an English language teaching assistant in one of 70 countries

October:

Youth Service America Grants - for support of projects that engage youth in public service

November:

Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Foundation Disabled Veterans Scholarships for Spring Semester - awards of $2,500 each for active-duty service personnel, honorably discharged U.S. military veterans, reservists, and National Guard personnel who are disabled because of wounds received during active-duty combat service in Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan or Iraqi Freedom Operations; must be an undergraduate student studying electrical, aerospace, systems or computer engineering; computer engineering technology; computer network systems; information systems security; computer information systems; information systems management; technology management; electronics engineering technology; computer science; physics; mathematics; or science or mathematics education

Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program - for Americans with bachelors' degrees; opportunity to live in Japan and teach English for a minimum of two years

Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowships - funding to support graduate study in many fields, with dissertation work focusing on the improvement of education

December:

Princeton in Asia - for students who have completed a bachelor's degree; yearlong, service-oriented fellowships in 18 Asian countries in the fields of education, international development (NGOs), environmental advocacy, journalism, law and business, with a majority of fellows working as English teachers at universities and high schools

January:

Boettcher Foundation Urban Teacher Fellowship Program - for those who have completed a bachelor's degree; commit to 5 years teaching in urban schools in Colorado; teaching license and master’s degree in Curriculum & Instruction fully funded

French Ministry of Education and the Cultural Services Department of the French Embassy Teaching Assistantship - for U.S. citizens or foreign nationals with green card; between the ages of 20-30 and have completed at least 2 years of higher education; placements around France and in French territories to be English teaching assistants for 7 months

Knowles Foundation Teaching Fellowships - for individuals who have completed a bachelor's degree in math, physical science or biological science and are committed to teaching one or more of those subjects at the high school level

U.S. Teaching Assistantships in Austria - for indivuals who have completed a bachelor's degree; U.S. citizens who are 29 years or younger with intermediate, mid-level German proficiency

February:

Fred Rogers Memorial Scholarship - for undergraduate and graduate students with a demonstrated commitment (through coursework and/or experience) to children's education and a future career in children's media

Jewish Federation Academic Scholarship Program - for Jewish college and graduate students pursuing degrees in the "helping" professions, including teaching

March:

Judith Cary Leadership Memorial Scholarship | P. Buckley Moss Society - award of $1,000 to a student pursuing either a bachelor's or master's degree in special education; must be nominated by a Society member

Warren W. "Billy" Cherry Scholarship Fund- for graduates of Evanston Township High School in Illinois, pursuing a degree in education or youth work

Illinois Special Education Teacher Tuition Waiver Program - students or current teachers pursuing studies related to special education in schools in the state of Illinois

James Madison Scholarship - for graduating seniors in college or current teaching professionals planning to obtain their master's degree in social science or history education

Spanish Ministry of Education North American Language and Culture Assistants - for U.S. and Canadian citizens; over 2,000 openings all over Spain to be a paid assistant to support English or French teachers in language and culture classes for one academic year (Oct-June)

April:

Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Foundation Disabled Veterans Scholarships for Fall Semester - awards of $2,500 each for active-duty service personnel, honorably discharged U.S. military veterans, reservists, and National Guard personnel who are disabled because of wounds received during active-duty combat service in Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan or Iraqi Freedom Operations; must be an undergraduate student studying electrical, aerospace, systems or computer engineering; computer engineering technology; computer network systems; information systems security; computer information systems; information systems management; technology management; electronics engineering technology; computer science; physics; mathematics; or science or mathematics education

Daughters of the American Revolution | Edward G. and Helen A. Borgens Elementary and Secondary Teacher Education Scholarships - two (2) one-time, preferred amount awards of up to $1,500 for students (25) years of age or older; one award for students studying to teach at the elementary school level; the other to students studying to teach at the secondary level; have at least a 3.5/4.0 GPA and be a college sophomore; can be applied for more than once

Islamic Scholarship Fund - awards for Muslim students studying social sciences, humanities and law, and are active in their communities

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