Scholarship & Grants

General Overview of Deadlines
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (October) 

SMI Tiered Scholarship Program

AFCEA STEM Teacher Scholarship (April) 
  Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (October) Donald A. Strauss Foundation Scholarships (January) National Prestigious Scholarships & Award 
Barbara Lotze Scholarships for Future Teachers (December)  Department of Homeland Security (DHS) HS-STEM Summer Internship Program (January)   
National Prestigious Scholarships & Awards  Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship (January)  
  CNAS Scholarships(February)  
  TEACH Grant (March)  
  FAFSA (March)  
  Perkins (March)  
  National Prestigious Scholarships & Award  

AFCEA STEM Teacher Scholarships

The AFCEA Educational Foundation is offering at least 50 scholarships of $5,000 each to students actively pursuing an undergraduate degree, graduate degree or credential/licensure for the purpose of teaching STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) subjects at a U.S. middle or secondary school. The scholarships are made possible by generous contributions from Booz Allen Hamilton, Terremark Worldwide, AFCEA International and several of AFCEA’s regional chapters.

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 Barbara Lotze Scholarships for Future Teachers

Undergraduate students enrolled, or planning to enroll, in physics teacher preparation curricula and high school seniors entering such programs are eligible. Successful applicants receive a stipend of up to $2,000. The scholarship may be granted to an individual for each of four years.

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CNAS Scholarship Opportunities

Eligible graduate and undergraduate students in CNAS are strongly encouraged to apply for scholarships administered by the College's Committee on Honors and Scholarships. Scholarships are available for Spring Quarter. To download application form and to view scholarship details, please visit <http://cnasstudent.ucr.edu/scholarships.html>.

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Department of Homeland Security (DHS) HS-STEM Summer Internship Program

Undergraduate students receive a $5,000 stipend plus travel expenses.

10-week research experiences are offered at: Argonne, Idaho, Berkeley, Livermore, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia National Laboratories; as well as at Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Coast Guard Research and Development Center, Customs and Borders Protection Laboratories and Scientific Services, Naval Research Laboratory, Engineer Research and Development Center, National Security Technologies Remote Sensing Laboratory, Transportation Security Laboratory, and more… 

Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more.  

Detailed information about the internships can be found at: http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships/ 

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Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship

Delta Kappa Gamma promotes professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education. Formed in 1929, its Founders believed that an organization of women teachers, selected from among the best in the profession and united by common purposes, would have an opportunity for rendering real service to education. organized at the local, state organization and international levels, The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International * Offers educationally sound, relevant programs that enhance individuals’ professionalism and the quality of community life. * Recognizes and celebrates achievements of women educators. * Offers opportunities to enhance leadership development at local, regional and international levels. * Funds support to members seeking educational advancement and diverse learning opportunities. * Advocates for educational excellence through its projects and activities. * Presents innovative professional development opportunities for all educators. * Gives financial support to outstanding educational/community projects and to women students outside the United States and Canada pursuing professional careers. * Supports international networking across all fields and levels of education. * Provides members with fellowship, friendship and support. * Offers mentors to women educators, providing mutual support and interaction in all educational fields and at all levels.

GEICO Achievement Awards

Eligible to full-time accredited four-year college or university students who: possess sophomore or junior status; have at least a 3.0 overall GPA; are majoring in business, computer science, mathematics or a related program; have demonstrated leadership on campus or within the community.

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Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

By applying to FAFSA, students are automatically considered for various financial resources, including the Federal Perkins Loan Teacher Cancellation Program and the Federal SMART Grant Program.  The UCR Financial Aid Office is committed to making it possible for admitted students to be able to attend UCR, regardless of family circumstances.

Federal Perkins Loan Teacher Cancellation Program
Students with Federal Perkins loans may be eligible to apply for the Perkins Loan Teacher Cancellation program in addition to the APLE program. Students may have up to 100% of their loan cancelled if they meet the criteria of the program.

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Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF)

KSTF supports passionate, dedicated teachers to thrive in the profession, lead from the classroom and become change agents in education. The KSTF five-year fellowship, one of the most generous and comprehensive professional development programs for STEM teachers, provides its fellows access to a close, collaborative community of like-minded colleagues. KSTF Teaching Fellowships are awarded annually in the areas of STEM education. In selecting fellows, KSTF asseses depth and breadth of the applicant's content knowledge, their potential to develop exemplary teaching practices and their ability to cultivate their leadership skills to become teacher leaders.

Eligible applicants must:

  • Demonstrate leadership and outstanding content knowledge
  • Possess a recent content degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (typically within the last 5–10 years)
  • Commit to teaching high school STEM subject(s) in the United States as a primary career (cannot have more than 5–10 years of work experience in another field, or more than 2 years of teaching experience—not intended for career changers)
  • Earn a secondary teaching credential no earlier than January 1, 2013 or no later than September 1, 2014 

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National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

The purpose of this grant is to provide financial support to college students preparing for teaching secondary school mathematics. Typically, one scholarship, with a maximum value of $10,000, will be awarded to a person currently completing his/her sophomore year of college


Candidates who:

  • currently are completing sophomore year of college
  • will complete degree course work and graduate between April 1, 2013, and August 31, 2015
  • scheduling for full-time study at a four- or five-year college or university in the next academic year
  • pursuing a career goal of becoming a certified teacher of secondary school mathematics
  • and student member of NCTM
Application for Scholarship

To apply for the scholarship, a written proposal must be submitted that includes:

  • evidence of the applicant’s past academic achievement in a college or university
  • the applicant’s commitment to pursue a teaching career in secondary school mathematics

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Donald A. Strauss Foundation Scholarships

The Foundation will award scholarships to full-time sophomores and juniors $10,000 to create Public Service Projects.

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TEACH Grants  

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. You must perform the teaching service as a highly-qualified teacher, which is defined in federal law.  Each year recipients of the TEACH Grant must sign a Teach Grant Agreement to Serve.

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Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

The goal of the Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color is to help recruit, support, and retain individuals of color as K-12 public school teachers in the United States. Current trends indicate that by the year 2020, the percentage of teachers of color will fall to an all-time low of five percent of the total teacher force, while the percentage of students of color in the K-12 system will likely near 50%. This Fellowship offers an important opportunity to ensure that greater numbers of highly qualified teachers of color enter public school classrooms around the country.

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