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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 letter of scholarships they are being recommended for by the end of spring semester. A recipient list is also 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. 

2018-2019 Scholarship Recipients:  Recipient Listing

For more scholarship opportunities click here.​​​

The Information below will be updated in February 2019 with 2019-2020 Scholarship information


Information and Application Instructions

2018-2019 Forms

Listing of Scholarship Criteria 18-19

Scholarship Application 18-19

1.   Click on the "2018-2019 TEPD Scholarship and Criteria Listing" link above and    
     read thoroughly.

2.  Click on the "2018-2019 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 "2018-2019 TEPD Scholarship and
     Criteria listing"

Additional materials needed for the following:

  • Donald Oren Bush Scholarship: One copy of each letter of recommendation from any subject matter methods course faculty stressing teaching potential of applicant
  • Paul G. and Sophia H. Cartwright Memorial Scholarship OR Donald Oren Bush: One copy of each letter of recommendation
  • Paul G. and Sophia H. Cartwright Memorial Scholarship: One copy of brief educational philosophy
  • Heather Lichtle Memorial Award Fund: One copy of a written essay describing why applicant is pursuing a career in teacher education (two page maximum)
  • Cochran/Burke Scholarship for Excellence in Middle Level Education: One copy of a one page written essay which indicates professional interest in working with young adolescents
  • 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)

4.  Submit 5 copies of application packet to 421 EHS before Deadline:

     Friday, March 16, 2018 @ 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 click here.​​​

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