Top 25 undergraduate scholarships

Top 25 undergraduate teaching scholarships

Interested in a teaching career? Browse our list to see how you can reduce your student debt.

If you’re considering a career in education, chances are you’d prefer to focus on your goals of becoming an educator — and not on how you’ll repay student loans. Student loan debt among Americans has piled up to a whopping $1.44 trillion, according the Federal Reserve.
To help lighten the debt taken on by our future educators, we researched teaching scholarships through more than 300 corporations, colleges and nonprofits across the US to pool together our list of the top 25.
Major Sponsor Name Amount Renewable? Who’s it for Link
Education Illinois Student Assistance Commission Illinois Special Education Teacher Tuition Waiver Program Full Tuition No Undergrad Learn more
Education/Other Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation Harry S. Truman Scholars Program $30,000 No Undergrad Learn more
Education University of Alaska Teach for Alaska $12,000 No Undergrad Learn more
Education Education.com Education.com Scholarship Program $10,000 Yes Undergrad/Grad Learn more
Education Troops to Teachers Troops to Teachers $10,000 No Armed Forces Learn more
Education American Federation of Teachers AFT Robert G. Porter Scholars Program $8,000 No Undergrad Learn more
Education University of Texas Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers $8,000 Yes Undergrad Learn more
Education Indiana Commission for Higher Education Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship $7,500 Yes Undergrad Learn more
Education Indiana University Bloomington Next Generation Teacher Scholarships $7,500 Yes Undergrad Learn more
Education East Carolina University College of Education Scholarship $7,000 No Undergrad Learn more
Education New Hanover County Board of Education New Hanover County Board of Education Student Scholarships for Future Teachers $7,000 Yes Undergrad Learn more
Education American Chemical Society ACS-Hach Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Scholarship $6,000 No Undergrad Learn more
Education Grand Valley State University PNC Early Childhood Education Scholarship $6,000 Yes Undergrad Learn more
Education University of Houston UH-Life Noyce Scholarship for Future STEM Teachers $6,000 No Undergrad Learn more
Education Elon University Elon Teaching Fellows $5,500 Yes Undergrad Learn more
Education Connecticut Office of Higher Education Connecticut Minority Teacher Incentive Grant $5,000 Yes Undergrad Learn more
Education College Foundation of West Virginia Underwood-Smith Teacher Scholarship Program $5,000 Yes Undergrad/Grad Learn more
Education Southern Connecticut State University Alma Exley Scholarship Program $5,000 Yes Undergrad Learn more
Education Azusa Pacific University Marvin O. Johnson Scholarship $5,000 Yes Undergrad Learn more
Education Scottsdale Charros Scottsdale Charros Future Teacher Scholarship $5,000 No Undergrad Learn more
Education Massachusetts Department of Higher Education Early Childhood Educators Scholarship Program $4,500 Yes Undergrad Learn more

*In November 2018, we manually compiled online data on scholarships offered by more than 300 corporations, colleges and other nonprofits, ranking them by aid value.


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