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Each academic year the Department of Teacher Education & Professional Development is able to offer a number of scholarships to students admitted to Teacher Education. In early February, criteria for eligibility and selection, instructions, and application materials are posted on this website. Awards are made for the following academic year.

A TEPD faculty committee reviews the applications and sends recipient recommendations to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid reviews the recommendations to verify eligibility. Recipients are then informed by an email letter they are being recommended for a scholarship.  A recipient list will also be posted on this website.

Students interested in pursuing TEPD scholarships should first read the Criteria for Scholarships (sample) thoroughly, this list describes the criteria and eligibility requirements for each scholarship.  Students cannot be admitted to the Teacher Education Program until they complete at least 45 credit hours of coursework. 

2020-2021 Scholarship Recipients:  Recipients Listing


Information and Application Instructions

Listing of Scholarship Criteria 20-21

TEPD Application 20-21

T1.   Click on the "2020-2021 TEPD Scholarship and Criteria Listing" link above and     

     read thoroughly.

2.  Click on the "2020-2021 TEPD Application" link above, complete the application     
     form, print (back-to-back), sign and date.

3.  Put together application packet as follows:

  •  Application Form (1 page, back-to-back)
  •  Additional materials requested in the "2020-2021 TEPD Scholarship and
     Criteria listing"

Additional materials needed for the following:

  • Donald Oren Bush Scholarship: Two  letters of recommendation from any subject matter methods course faculty stressing teaching potential of applicant
  • James A. Bradley Memorial Endowed Scholarship:  Preference recipient will demonstrate a qualifying disability, verified by the completion of an Authorization for Release of Information Form via the Office of Student Disability Services at CMU
  • Paul G. and Sophia H. Cartwright: Two or Three letters of recommendation  and brief statement of educational philosophy (1 page maximum)
  • John and Mary Ann (Kaatz) Click Endowed Scholarship: Essay detailing your choice of career, the reason(s) for choosing your career, and the contribution you hope to make through your service
  • Cochran/Burke Scholarship for Stem Education:  Must be Majoring in a STEM field and aiming to teach middle/high school
  • Susan Colby Maly Endowed Scholarship: One copy of a narrative on the financial impact cancer has had on you and your family's lives (one page maximum) 
  • Heather Lichtle Memorial Award Fund: One copy of a written essay describing why applicant is pursuing a career in teacher education (2 page maximum)

4.  Submit 4 copies of application packet to 421 EHS before Deadline:

     Friday, April 3, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m.

NOTE:  Your application materials will be considered for all TEPD scholarships for which you are eligible and have submitted appropriate attachments. 

If you would like more information about the scholarships, the requirements, or have questions about the application process, please contact Jennifer Conroy in EHS 421 at 989-774-3976 or

For more  Scholarship opportunities contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid:  


 or Phone:  989-774-3674

Below is the link to the application page for the CEHS College-Wide Scholarships:

College of Education and Human Services | Central Michigan University | | 195 Ojibway Ct | EHS 426 | Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859 | (989) 774-3079