Scholarship & Grants

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

SMI Tiered Scholarship Program

AFCEA STEM Teacher Scholarship (April) 
  Knowles Teaching Initiative (October) Department of Homeland Security (DHS) HS-STEM Summer Internship Program (January)  National Prestigious Scholarships & Award 
Barbara Lotze Scholarships for Future Teachers (December)  CNAS Scholarships(February) UCR GSOE Scholarships 
National Prestigious Scholarships & Awards  TEACH Grant (March)  
  FAFSA (March)  
  Perkins (March)  
  National Prestigious Scholarships & Awards   

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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UCR Graduate School of Education Scholarship Programs

Leonard Family Foundation Scholarships
     The Graduate School of Education is pleased to announce that the John and Elizabeth Leonard Family Foundation is sponsoring three (3) $5000 scholarships for UCR College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) graduates who are planning on becoming science or math teachers. The Leonard Family Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of others by promoting medical research and education, by supporting the health and welfare of the disadvantaged, and by promoting environmental awareness.
    Scholarships are awarded for the 2016-2017 school year to applicants who are admitted to the UCR Teacher Education Program in the Graduate School of Education. To receive the award, recipients must be accepted to one of the following: 1) M.Ed. in General Education with Teaching Emphasis and Single-Subject teaching credential program in Mathematics, or 2) M.Ed. in General Education with Teaching Emphasis and Single Subject teaching credential program in Science. Award recipients meet the members of the Leonard family at a special luncheon hosted by Thomas Smith, Dean of UCR’s Graduate School of Education. 
Scholarship Amount: Three (3) $5000 scholarships
Eligibility: UCR CNAS graduate , you are automatically included in our scholarship consideration pool upon submitting your complete UCR Graduate Division application and Teacher Education credential application.
 1. Single Subject in Science and M.Ed. in General Education with Teaching Emphasis, or
 2. Single Subject in Math and M.Ed. in General Education with Teaching Emphasis.

For more information: 

Frances Valdovinos
(951) 827-7043,

 DEADLINE: Monday, May 16, 2016

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 Teaching Initiative

Knowles supports passionate, dedicated teachers to thrive in the profession, lead from the classroom and become change agents in education. The Knowles 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. Knowles Teaching Fellowships are awarded annually in the areas of STEM education. In selecting fellows, Knowles 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.

For program, criteria, and eligibility details, please visit http://kstf.org/fellowships/criteria-and-eligibility/.   Application deadline is November 26, 2017.

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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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