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TEPD Scholarships

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 scholarship 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. 


Information and Application Instructions

2016-2017 Forms

2016-2017 TEPD Scholarship and Criteria Listing
2016-2017 TEPD Application

1.   Click on the "2016-2017 TEPD Scholarship and Criteria Listing" link above and read

2.  Click on the "2016-2017 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 "2016-2017 TEPD Scholarship and Criteria listing"

     Additional materials needed for the following:

     1 copy of each letter of recommendation from any subject matter methods course faculty
     stressing teaching potential of applicant (if applying for Donald Oren Bush Scholarship).

     1 copy of each letter of recommendation (if applying for:  Paul G. and Sophia H. Cartwright
     Memorial Scholarship OR Donald Oren Bush

     1 copy of brief educational philosophy (if  applying for:  Paul G. and Sophia H. Cartwright  
     Memorial Scholarship

     1 copy of a written essay describing why applicant is pursuing a career in teacher  
     education (2 page maximum) (if applying for:  Heather Lichtle Memorial Award Fund).

     1 copy of a 1 page written essay which indicates professional interest in working with
     young adolescents) (if applying for:  Cochran/Burke Scholarship for Excellence in Middle
     Level Education

     1 copy of a narrative on the impact cancer has had on you and your family's lives (1 page
     maximum) (if applying for:  Susan Colby Maly Endowed Scholarship).

4.  Submit 5 copies of application packet to 421 EHS before Deadline:  Friday, March 18,  
     2016 @ 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 Ann Neal in EHS 421 at 989-774-3976 or

For more scholarship opportunities click here.​​​

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