Master of Education Scholarship Opportunities

Perhaps you’ve dreamed about earning your Master of Education degree, but don’t know how you could ever afford such an important investment in your career. Well, there are a significant number of graduate school scholarships for teachers out there, if you know where to look — and we’re here to help!

Check out  our ongoing directory of teacher scholarships for master’s degree students below. We have compiled this list to spread the word about ways to make earning your Master of Education degree more affordable.

Face it, most teachers don’t have the ability to easily just write a big check for a tuition bill — even for a career goal as important and meaningful as earning your M.Ed. Using this list to research potential sources of funding can help you turn your dream into a reality.

Scholarship Name
Value
Education Matters Scholarship
5,000
Scholarship Details

As a scholarship seeker, you’re probably already well-aware of the importance of an education. But, what about the naysayers? Have you come across someone who’s tried to talk you out of college, saying that it’s not worth it?

While continuing your education takes time, and money, there’s a certain value that everyone is hoping to achieve. Our Education Matters Scholarship is giving you the chance to state why education matters. Why does education matter to you? What is the value you hope to receive from college? What would you do to convince the college cynics?

Speaking up for education could lead to helping you pay for your own. One applicant will be awarded our $5,000 Education Matters Scholarship.

Applicants must:

  • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
  • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
  • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2025) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

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James Madison Memorial Fellowship Program
24,000
Scholarship Details

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 James Madison Graduate Fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence.

  • 1 award per state per year
  • Only compete against others in your state
  • Requires sign up via website and recommendations

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Jack Kinnaman Memorial Scholarship
2,000
Scholarship Details

The NEA-Retired Jack Kinnaman Memorial Scholarship was created in memory of Jack Kinnaman, vice president and former advisory council member of NEA-Retired. In addition, Jack represented NEA-Retired on The NEA Fund for Children and Public Education, and in numerous active and retired local, state, and national association positions.

  • Completed Application Cover Page.
  • List of the NEA Student Program activities in which you participate at the local, state, and national levels.
  • Personal essay of up to 200 words describing your NEA Student Program involvement on the local, state, and/or national level(s).
  • Brief paragraph demonstrating financial need, with explanation on how this scholarship will help you complete your degree in teacher education.
  • Copy of your most recent transcript with evidence of carrying a 2.5 or higher grade point average.
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation: one (1) from a faculty member or NEA Student Program advisor and one (1) from a non-relative.

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Gates Millennium Scholars Program
12,000
Scholarship Details

The goal of the GMS program is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential by

  • Reducing financial barriers for African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American and Hispanic American students with high academic and leadership promise who have significant financial need.
  • Increasing the representation of these target groups in the disciplines of computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health and the sciences, where these groups are severely underrepresented.
  • Developing a diversified cadre of future leaders for America by facilitating successful completion of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.
  • Providing seamless support from undergraduate through doctoral programs for students selected as Gates Millennium Scholars entering target disciplines.

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The Applegate-Jackson-Parks Future Teacher Scholarship
1,000
Scholarship Details

The Applegate-Jackson-Parks Future Teacher Scholarship honors three Michigan public school teachers who were fired for no other reason than their refusal to pay union dues.

One $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to the education student who best exemplifies the dedication to principle and high professional standards of Carol Applegate, Kay Jackson, and Dr. Anne Parks.

  • Oct1 through Dec 21 deadine
  • 500 word essay

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Isabel M. Herson Scholarship in Education
1,000
Scholarship Details

The National Educational Foundation of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. was created and is operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. The principal activities and purpose of the trust are to award scholarship grants to worthy students for the pursuit of higher education; to conduct community educational programs which will aid in the educational and vocational improvement in individual and community living standards; to engage in activities which will aid in the educational development of all women; and to engage in any appropriate research related to the purposes of the foundation scholarships.

  • February 1st deadline
  • 150 word essay
  • For students pursuing Master’s degree in elementary or secondary education

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Elementary Mathematics Specialist Scholarship
2,000
Scholarship Details

The purpose of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) Elementary Mathematics Specialist Scholarship program is to provide support to teachers in their development as elementary mathematics specialists. Elementary mathematics specialists work as teachers, teacher leaders, or coaches and support effective mathematics instruction and student learning at the classroom, school, district, or state levels.

  • Candidates must possess a valid credential to teach elementary school and must have 3 years of full-time teaching experience.

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Donald L. Landry Graduate Scholarship
1,000
Scholarship Details

The Donald L. Landry Student Scholarship was established to encourage students to become active members of professional organizations, and in particular MRA.  The scholarship was named after Donald Landry to honor his years of service to MRA as President (1972-1973)  and Executive Treasurer until 2008.

  • Deadline February 5th
  • For students enrolled in any MEd program
  • 350 word essay submission

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Barbara A. Cooley Master’s Scholarship
1,000
Scholarship Details

The award is a $1,000 scholarship awarded annually to a master’s level student. Recipients may spend the award in any manner they desire. Recipients will also receive a one-year complimentary student membership in SHAPE America. The application materials must be received by October 15. The recipient will be notified by January 15.

  • The award is open to a master’s level student who is currently enrolled in a health education program at an accredited college/university in the United States or a U.S. territory.
  • To be eligible, the applicant must have a minimum current overall grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the SHAPE America application deadline. Prior SHAPE America scholarship recipients are not eligible.

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Robert Noyce College and Graduate Scholarships
10,000
Scholarship Details

The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, first authorized under the National Science Foundation Authorization Act of 2002 (P.L. 107-368) and reauthorized in 2007 under the America COMPETES Act (P.L. 110-69) and the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 responds to the critical need for K-12 teachers of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by encouraging talented STEM students and professionals to pursue teaching careers in elementary and secondary schools.

  • For students pursuing education career in STEM/STEAM
  • Details vary depending on state
Edward G. and Helen A. Borgens Elementary and Secondary Teacher Education Scholarships
1,500
Scholarship Details

Two one-time, preferred amount awards of up to $1,500 for students twenty-five (25) years of age or older. One award is given to students studying to teach at the elementary school level, the other to students studying to teach at the secondary level. All applicants must have at least a 3.50 GPA, be at least a college sophomore, and attend or plan on attending an accredited college or university. The award is based on academic merit and is not automatically renewable; however, recipients may reapply for consideration as long as they meet the eligibility requirements

The Leo W. and Alberta V. Thomas Utz Scholarship
4,000
Scholarship Details

A scholarship in the amount of $4000 each year for four consecutive years to three students (one of each in the following subjects – Math, Science and English).  Renewal is conditional upon maintenance of a GPA of 3.25 based on a 4.0 scale used by the educational institution. An official transcript must be submitted to the Office of the Reporter General each year by July 10th or the scholarship is forfeited.  When applying for this scholarship, be sure to note on the application form your choice of study you are applying for.

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TEACH Grant
4,000
Scholarship Details

The TEACH Grant Program provides grants of up to $4,000 a year to students who are completing or plan to complete course work needed to begin a career in teaching.

As a condition for receiving a TEACH Grant, you must sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve in which you agree to (among other requirements) teach

  • in a high-need field;
  • at an elementary school, secondary school, or educational service agency that serves students from low-income families; and
  • for at least four complete academic years within eight years after completing (or ceasing enrollment in) the course of study for which you received the grant.

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Roothbert Fund Scholarship Grants
3,000
Scholarship Details

The Fund is a small, nearly all-volunteer scholarship fund based in New York City, which awards yearly grants and works to foster fellowship among grant recipients. Once a year, the Fund accepts applications for grants, which include essays, transcripts and recommendations. From these written applications, the Fund identifies a group of finalists to be invited for a brief personal interview. On the basis of this interview, the Fund typically selects about 20 new scholarship recipients each year.

As a rule, the Roothbert Fund does not make Scholarship grants EXCEPT to applicants whose current or permanent address is located in one of the following states of the United States and applicants planning to move to one of such states prior to March 1 of the year in which the application is made: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia, or North Carolina. It is probably counter-productive to submit an application if you live outside this area.

STEM Teachers for America’s Future Scholarships
2,500
Scholarship Details

The AFCEA Educational Foundation is offering competitive based scholarships of $2,500 each to students actively pursuing a graduate degree or credential/licensure for the purpose of teaching STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) subjects at a U.S. school in grades K-12.  The scholarships are made possible by generous contributions from ManTech International and AFCEA International.

  •  Must currently be in at least their second semester and taking at least two (2) semester-equivalent courses per term at accredited college or university in the United States and majoring in education for the purpose of teaching STEM subjects in a U.S. school in grades K-12 at the time of application.
  • A current overall GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale in their current program at an accredited U.S. college or university required at the time of application.
  • Have completed B.S. degree in a STEM major. Expected graduation date cannot be in the year the scholarship is awarded.

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NACA Foundation Graduate Scholarships
3,000
Scholarship Details

the NACA Foundation demonstrates its commitment to the development of professionals in the field of campus activities is through providing scholarships to individuals pursuing graduate work in preparation for, or to enhance, a career in campus activities.

  • Must have graduated from a four-year college or university with a minimum grade point average of 2.5.
  • Be matriculated in a master’s or doctorate degree program in student personnel services or a related area, and provide proof of acceptance and matriculation into an accredited graduate school.
  • Have demonstrated experience and involvement in campus activities and be committed to pursuing a career as a campus activities professional.
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen

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Alpha Delta Kappa ITE Scholarships
10,000
Scholarship Details

The ITE Scholarship provides as many as seven young women from countries other than the United States the opportunity to study in American colleges and/or universities.

  • Must be single women with no dependents, be between the ages of 20 and 35
  • She must also be a non-U.S. citizen residing outside the United States and maintain that residency status from the time of application to the awarding of the scholarship.
  • Rank academically in the top 25 percent of their class
  • Deadline January 1st

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Mathematics Study & Professionalism Grants
24,000
Scholarship Details

The purpose of this grant is to provide financial support for teachers seeking to improve their understanding and appreciation of mathematics by completing course work in school mathematics content and pedagogy working toward an advanced degree, and taking an active professional approach toward teaching mathematics.

  • 1 teacher selected per year
  • Must be teaching K-6 Math
  • Must be a member of, or work at a school that is a member of The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

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AASA Educational Administration Scholarships
2,500
Scholarship Details

AASA’s Educational Administration Scholarships were created in 1949 to provide incentive, honor and financial assistance to outstanding graduate students in school administration who intend to make the school superintendency a career.Seven top graduate students in educational administration receive a scholarship from AASA, the School Superintendents Association. The scholarships are given in honor of AASA’s former executive directors—Worth McClure, Finis E. Engleman, Forrest E. Connor, Paul B. Salmon, Richard D. Miller and Paul D. Houston.

  • September 30th Deadline
  • Must be recommended by the chair of the School of Education in which the applicant is currently enrolled”

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