Education and Teaching Scholarships

Education and Teaching Scholarships

Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA)
A one-year fellowship to provide assistance teaching English in more than 80 countries worldwide. ETAs help teach English while serving as an ambassador for U.S. culture. ETAs receive a monthly stipend and travel costs. Eastern campus deadline: mid-September. (This fellowship requires a campus interview and evaluation. Contact the Fellowships Office for information on GPA and other requirements.)

James Madison Graduate Fellowship
Provides up to $24,000 to support graduate study leading to a master’s degree for individuals wishing to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Fellows must commit to teaching American history, American government, or social studies in grades 7-12 for one year for each academic year of funding received. One fellowship per state is awarded each year; fellowship does not discriminate on the basis of national origin. Deadline: early March.

Knowles Science Teaching Fellowship
Provides a 5-year fellowship to individuals committed to teaching science and mathematics in U.S. high schools. Fellows receive monthly stipends, grants for professional development and teaching materials, and professional support and mentoring. Graduating seniors and graduate students eligible to apply (must receive teaching credential before beginning the fellowship); practicing teachers with two or fewer years of teaching experience also eligible. Deadline: mid-October.

Minority Teacher Incentive Grant and Weisman Scholarship
Provides $5,000 per year for final two years of study for minority juniors and seniors planning to teach in Connecticut public schools. Also provides eligible students up to $2,500 in annual stipends for first four years of teaching. Deadline: mid-October.

Up to $4,000 per year for juniors and seniors working toward teacher certification. Grant recipients must commit to four years of teaching in a high-need field AND in a school serving low-income students. Eastern students who are eligible for this grant would include students pursuing certification in the secondary education program majoring in biology, environmental earth science, or mathematics. Eligible students will be invited to apply by the CARE committee after acceptance into Eastern’s education program. Applicants must be eligible to receive federal student aid.

Teaching Fellowships at Yale’s Calvin Hill Day Care Center
Provides a stipend for a one-year fellowship teaching at the Calvin Hill Day Care Center at Yale University. Fellows regularly attend seminars on campus. Deadline: early March.

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships
Provides a stipend and tuition support for STEM students who wish to pursue a master’s degree in teacher preparation at a participating university in Georgia or Pennsylvania. Program leads to salaried employment after one year, ongoing support for 3 years post-graduation, and lifelong membership in a national network. Recipients must agree to teach for three years in a high-need secondary school in one of the participating states. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

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