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
Congratulations!(2015/2016 TEPD Scholarship recipients will be posted before students leave in early May 2015.)
BELOW IS INFORMATION REGARDING 2015-2016 TEPD DEPARTMENTAL SCHOLARSHIPS:
Information and Application Instructions
2015-2016 TEPD Scholarship and Criteria Listing
2015-2016 TEPD Application
1. Click on the "2015-2016 TEPD Scholarship and Criteria Listing" link above and read
2. Click on the "2015-2016 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 "2015-2016 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
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
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 20,
2015 @ 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 email@example.com.