The scholarship opportunities listed below are not administered through the main UTeach office in PAI 4.02. All questions must be addressed to the indicated contact.
The purpose of these scholarships is to assist upper-division undergrads as well as degree-holders who are pursuing teacher certification in science, mathematics, or engineering. These awards, between $1000 and $2500, are made possible by multiple donors in support of pre-service teachers who are committed to teaching science, mathematics, or engineering at the secondary level. Awards have differing criteria, like financial need, GPA, or having gone to high school in Texas. You are applying for multiple awards with one application. You do not have to meet all criteria in order to apply. If you are pursuing teacher certification in science, mathematics, or engineering, you should apply. The selection committee will review applications and make awards accordingly.
IMPORTANT: These endowed scholarships are administered through the College of Education. If you have questions about eligibility, the application, the selection process, or distribution, please talk to the Scholarship Coordinator: Jillian Gillie, 512 232 5012.
The College of Education has a single application for several scholarships. Some are available to degree-holders, so check it out. The Scholarship Committee matches students to awards based on criteria. The main scholarship page includes a handy preparation checklist and a link to the application.
The College of Natural Sciences maintains information about scholarship opportunities for undergraduates in the College. The common application is used to award college-level scholarships as well as the Health Professions Scholarships (for pre-medical students) and Out-of-State Tuition Waivers. Check the site for the application period and more details.
Adrianne Chacon-Posey is the Scholarship Coordinator. If you have questions, send her an email, or contact her at 512 232 1631.
The ACS-Hach Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Scholarship is awarded to recent graduates and graduate students with limited work experience and an interest in becoming secondary chemistry teachers. Recipients must be pursuing a Masters degree in education or becoming certified as a chemistry/science teacher.
The ACS-Hach Second Career Teacher Scholarship is awarded to professionals in the chemistry field pursuing new careers as high school chemistry teachers.
The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant is a "federal grant that provides up to $4,000 per year to students who agree to teach for four years at an elementary school, secondary school, or educational service agency that serves students from low-income families and to meet other requirements. If the service obligation is not met, the grant is converted to a Direct Unsubsidized Loan." Due to sequestration, the actual amount of the grant (divided over 2 semesters) may be less than $4000. If the grant reverts to a loan, the amount must be paid in full and interest accrues from the date of each TEACH grant disbursement. If you are interested, please feel free to make an appointment with your UTeach advisor.
There are tuition exemptions for Educational Aides. Get more information from Financial Aid.
If you have a scholarship opportunity to share with UTeach, please let us know. Send an email to Brett Westbrook with information, URL, etc.