State and Federal Web Sites for Future Teachers
University Informational Sites
Online University Informational Site
Scholarship and Loan Assumption (Cancellation) Sites
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
- California Teachers Association Martin Luther King Jr., Memorial Scholarship
- L. Gordon Bittle Memorial Scholarship for Students CTA
- Future Teacher Scholarship
- California Child Development Grant Program
- Albert A. Mark, Education Scholarship for Teacher Education
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Edison International Scholarship Program
The Edison International Public Scholarship rewards public high school students who show potential for a successful college career and exhibit financial need.
Edison International Teachers for Tomorrow Scholarship Awards
Edison International established a scholarship fund in 1999 to help economically and educationally disadvantaged students obtain a teaching credential. Sixty-one scholarships valued at $5,000 are available for the 2006-2007 academic year. Applicants must be enrolled in teacher credential programs, especially those teaching math, science, or special education at CSU Channel Islands, CSU Dominguez Hills, CSU Fullerton, CSU Long Beach, CSU Los Angeles, CSU Northridge, Cal Poly Pomona, or CSU San Bernardino.
Dean Children Memorial Scholarship
Applicant must be Education majors and residents of the following areas of California: San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Kern, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Ventura, Riverside, Orange and San Diego.
Robert Noyce Scholarships
The Robert Noyce Scholarship program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics and science teachers. The program provides funds to institutions of higher education to support scholarships, stipends, and programs for students who commit to teaching in high need K-12 schools.
Loan Assumption (Cancellation) Program
Assumption Program of Loans for Education (APLE)
The APLE is a competitive teacher incentive program designed to encourage outstanding students, district interns, and out-of-state teachers to become California teachers in subject areas where a critical teacher shortage has been identified or in designated schools meeting specific criteria established by the Superintendent of Public Instruction.
California Student Aid Commission - http://www.csac.ca.gov/doc.asp?id=111
CSU - http://www.csusuccess.org/scholarship
Federal Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program, FEEL and Direct Loan Programs
To qualify, you must have been employed as a full-time teacher for five consecutive complete academic years in an elementary or secondary school that has been designated as a "low-income" school by the U.S. Department of Education.
Academic Competitiveness Grant
An Academic Competitiveness Grant will provide up to $750 for the first year of undergraduate study and up to $1,300 for the second year of undergraduate study to full-time students who are U.S citizens, eligible for a Federal Pell Grant, and who had successfully completed a rigorous high school program, as determined by the state or local education agency and recognized by the Secretary of Education. Second year students must also have maintained a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0. The program will be available for the first time for the 2006-07 school year for first year students who graduated from high school after January 1, 2006 and for second year students who graduated from high school after January 1, 2005. The Academic Competitiveness Grant award is in addition to the student's Pell Grant award.
National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant or National Grant or National SMART Grant
A National SMART Grant will provide up to $4,000 for each of the third and fourth years of undergraduate study to full-time students who are U.S. citizens, eligible for a Federal Pell Grant, and majoring in physical, life, or computer sciences, mathematics, technology, or engineering or in a foreign language determined critical to national security. The student must also have maintained a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 in coursework required for the major. The National SMART Grant award is in addition to the student's Pell Grant award.
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