Education Scholarships/Awards

  

Any Teaching Major

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KHEAA Teacher Scholarship Program- Up to $5000/year available to any KY resident (& U.S. citizen) pursuing a teaching certificate (except in religious education) and planning to teach in Kentucky schools.  This scholarship only remains a scholarship if the awardee graduates with a teaching certificate and teaches in KY for as long as he/she received the scholarship, otherwise it becomes a loan at 12% interest.  This is a need-based scholarship and top priority goes to students already admitted to Teacher Education.

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Minority Educator Recruitment & Retention Scholarship (MERR) Up to $5000/year available to any minority student (KY resident & U.S. citizen) pursuing a teaching certificate and planning to teach in Kentucky schools with a 2.5+ GPA and 21 ACT composite score.  This scholarship only remains a scholarship if the awardee graduates with a teaching certificate and teaches in KY for as long as he/she received the scholarship, otherwise it becomes a loan at 12% interest. This is not a need-based scholarship, but the award does depend on other aid granted to the student.  

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Marguerite Clark Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund in Education- Given to a Full-time (FT) Freshman College of Education (COE) student, preferably from Montgomery, Bath, Fleming, or Clark Counties, with a 3.0 + GPA in High School.

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Nancy Greer Miller Endowed Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students- Given to a FT student (age 25+) majoring in Education.

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Mabel Jennings Award- Given to a Sophomore female in the COE with the highest GPA who's planning to teach.

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Florence B. Stratemeyer Award- Given to a Sophomore male in the COE with the highest GPA and planning to teach.

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Quentin and Mary Ann Keen Scholarship- Given to a FT student majoring in education with a focus on one of the sciences.

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J. Dorland and Thomas Jackson Coates Fund- Given to a KY resident enrolled in a pre-teaching major (includes secondary education majors).

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Harry S Truman Scholarship- Given to a Junior or Senior (anticipating only 3 years enrollment) pursuing a graduate degree in public service, including an MaED. (one recipient /university).

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Dean Homer E. Cooper Memorial Graduate Scholarship Award- Given to a student with a 3.6+ undergraduate GPA, graduating with a teaching certificate & admitted to the Graduate School in Education.

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Albert B. Allison Memorial Endowed Scholarship- Given to a Freshman from Harrodsburg High School seeking a major in teaching.

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L. Leach Memorial Endowed Scholarship- Given to a student planning to coach high school sports.

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Ruth Paige White Memorial Scholarship- Given to an African American KY resident with 2nd semester Sophomore status, with a 2.5+ GPA, accepted to teacher education, and majoring in Education.

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Juanita Losey Scholarship- Given to a FT Junior or Sernior with a 2.8+ GPA majoring in Education and graduated from a KY public high school.

Early Childhood and Elementary Education Majors Only

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Clarence Gifford Endowed Scholarship Award in Education- 4 yr. tuition is given to a full time, instate resident majoring in Elementary Education.

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Stella Thompson Lutes Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund- Given to Sophomore or older KY resident with a 3.0+ GPA majoring in Elementary Education.

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Carrie B. Jones Pigman Memorial Endowed Scholarship- Given to a FT, female Sophomore or Junior in Elementary Education, pref. from Floyd/Knott Counties.

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Early Childhood Development Scholarships- Given to KY-resident, IECE majors enrolled in a max.of 9 hrs/semester and employed 20 hr/week in an early childhood setting or as a teaching asst. in a state-funded pre-school. Service agreement required.

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Evelyn Francis Language Arts Award- Given to a Senior Elementary major with a Language Arts or English-Communications Emphasis.

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Mae C. Hansen Scholarship- Given to a FT, rising Junior majoring in Early Elementary Education.

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Anna K. Kadlec Scholarship Fund- Given to a FT Sophomore or Junior Early Elementary major.

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Nancy Greer Miller Award- Given to 2 graduating EKU students majoring in Elementary Education.

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Eddie Vaughn Powers Memorial Scholarship Fund- Given to a FT, Junior or Senior female KY resident, preferably a non-traditional student, majoring in Elementary Education.

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Gladys Perry Tyng Award- Given to one male and one female outstanding graduating EKU student majoring in Early Elementary (Credit Union Account).

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Nancy S. Daniel's Duck Endowment Scholarship Fund- Given to a Model Laboratory School Senior with a 3.0+ high school GPA planning to teach Elementary Education with an emphasis in Kindergarten.

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Imogene Ramsey Scholarship Fund- Given to a student in EKU's 22 county service region with 60+ hours and a GPA of 2.75+ majoring in Elementary Education.

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Inez Cass McKinney Endowed Scholarship for Excellence in Elementary Education- Given to a student from southern Madison County majoring in Elementary Education.

Middle Grades Education Majors ONLY

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Stella Thompson Lutes Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund- Given to Sophomore or older KY resident with a 3.0+ GPA majoring in Middle Grades Education.

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Evelyn Francis Language Arts Award- Given to a Senior Middle Grades Education major with a Language Arts or English-Communications Emphasis.

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Mae C. Hanson Scholarship- Given to a FT, rising Junior majoring in Middle Grades Education.

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Gladys Perry Tyng Award - Given to one male and one female outstanding graduating EKU student majoring in Middle Grades (Credit Union Account).

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James Madison Fellowship- Given to a Junior or Senior planning to teach American history, American government and/or social studies full time in grades 7-12. Provides money for FT graduate study.

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Imogene Ramsey Scholarship Fund- Given to a student in EKU's 22 county service region with 60+ hours and a GPA of 2.75+ majoring in Middle Grades Education.

Secondary Education Majors ONLY

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Clarence Gifford Endowed Scholarship Award in Education- 4 yr. tuition given to a FT, instate resident majoring in Secondary Education.

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James Madison Fellowship- Given to a Junior or Senior planning to teach American history, American government and/or social studies full time in grades 7-12. Provides money for FT graduate study.

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Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Program- Given to a FT Sophomore or Junior U.S. citizen with a 3.0+ GPA planning a career in math or the natural sciences. (one recipient will be nominated by the university)

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Dr. Charles R. and Jamie D. Lamb Scholarship Fund- Given to undergraduate students* from Madison County or Clarkesville or Semour High Schools (IN) with 24+ hours majoring in Social Studies, English, or Music Education. *Also given to a high school senior in the upper half of their graduating class, from Madison Southern or Madison Central, and from a single parent family, pursuing a major in Social Studies, English, or Music Education

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Ralph W. Whalin Endowed Scholarship- Given to a Freshman majoring in Technology Education or Vocational-Technical Education.

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Rome Rankin Athletic Award Fund- Given to a Junior or Senior with a 2.25+ GPA (on preceding two semesters at EKU) who is majoring in Physical Education.

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EKU Theatre Endowed Scholarship- Given to a FT student with a 2.0+ GPA majoring in Speech and Theatre Teaching and must be active in at least one production/semester he/she receives the scholarship.

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Department of Music General Scholarship- Given to students preparing for careers in music education. Must audition with a Dept. of Music faculty member and participate in performing ensembles.

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Fred Darling Scholarship Fund- Given to a Senior with a 2.25+ GPA and majoring in Health or Physical Education.

Special Education Majors ONLY

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Crusade for Children Scholarship- Given to Full-time or Part-time graduate students in the Department of Special Education.

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Interpreter Training Program Scholarships- $500 from the state given to students majoring in the Interpreter Training Program.

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Wietse de Hoop Scholarship- Given to an undergraduate student in Special Education who demonstrates scholarship, service to the profession/community and leadership potential.

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Susan B. Harris Scholarship- $200 awarded to a junior and $200 awarded to a senior in the Communication Disorders Program.

Graduate Students ONLY

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Franz/Myers Family Endowed Scholarship Fund- Given to a FT/PT graduate student pursuing a Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Library Science.

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Stella Thompson Lutes Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund- Given to a KY resident with a 3.0+ GPA pursuing a Graduate degree in the College of Education.

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Carroll McGuffey Scholarship Endowment for the Teaching of Mathematics- Given to a FT graduate student & KY resident, preferably from Clinton, Wayne, Cumberland or Russell Counties, pursuing a master's degree in math education.

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Dr. Charles R. and Jamie D. Lamb Scholarship Fund- Given to a graduate student with 1-2 years teaching experience majoring in Library Science.

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James Madison Fellowship- Given to a graduate student who's employed as a social studies teacher. Provides money for Part-time graduate study leading to a master's degree in American history/political science.

Student Loans offering Loan Forgiveness for Teachers

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Stafford Loan Forgiveness- Up to $5000 of student loan money can be forgiven after 5 consecutive years of full-time teaching service in a U.S. low-income school.  Available to students borrowing a Stafford loan through FFEL or Federal Direct Loan programs after October, 1998.  

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BestStart/Best in Class Loans- If you become a teacher, counselor or librarian in any KY public, nonprofit school and have taken out a BestStart loan, you could be eligible for loan forgiveness (interest only) at the end of each fiscal year.  If you become a Math, Science, English as a Second Language (ESL), or Special Education teacher in any KY school, you could be eligible for additional loan forgiveness benefits (20% of original principal) at the end of each fiscal year.  

EKU Scholarships