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Newly added **NEW** Charles Butt Scholarship - See Scholarship for Education Majors section below.

Scholarships for TAFE Members

Dr. Pat McLeod Award: sponsored by Career & Technical Association of Texas (CTAT) is a $1,000 scholarship for a TAFE member. Application! Available for Seniors only.

The Career & Technical Association of Texas is a 501(c)6 not-for-profit member based organization committed to providing professional development opportunities and resources to its members and the CTE community; to increasing public awareness and appreciation for career and technical programs; and communicating and working with legislators and policy leaders to increase funding and impact positive change in public policy.  Complete the application and submit it with all the necessary documentation.  Application must be postmarked or faxed by January 16, 2019.

Midwestern State University - Application!  Available for Seniors only.

The West College of Education is pleased to announce a new scholarship supported by the West Foundation.

High school students who have participated in the Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE) or Ready, Set, Teach are eligible to apply for this $1,000 scholarship (dependent upon ability of funds).

Students need to have applied to MSU and declared a major in one of the many areas of teacher certification including:

  • EC-6
  • 4-8 Math
  • 4-8 Social Studies
  • 4-8 Science
  • 4-8 Generalist
  • 4-8 ELAR
  • Special Education
  • Bilingual
  • Kinesiology
  • Secondary Certification (7-12)

This scholarship is non-transferable.  Students must declare a major that will lead to teacher certification in one of
the above areas. 

Students may reapply each year throughout the program and are eligible to receive this scholarship in addition to other financial aid/scholarships available both within the West College of Education and outside (i.e. TEACH Grant). 

Scholarships for Educators Rising Members

Are your students looking for money for college? We can help. Applications are now available for Prospective Educator Scholarships, funded through the PDK Educational Foundation. The foundation awards more than 30 scholarships each year, and your students could be recipients!

The best part? They only need to fill out one application to apply for all Prospective Educator Scholarships! Don’t let them wait for the deadline (April 1, 2018). Apply now!

Scholarships for Education Majors

**NEW** Charles Butt Scholarship

The Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers is designed to encourage the best and brightest students to enter the teaching profession. Scholars receive up to $8,000-$10,000 in annual funding for up to four years, as well as ongoing professional development opportunities, mentorship from sitting public school educators, and participation in a statewide aspiring teachers network facilitated by the Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation.

Applicants must be planning to teach in a Texas public school in a shortage subject area (math, science, bilingual, and/or special education) or in a Texas public school that serves a student population that is majority-economically disadvantaged.

Approximately 100 new scholarships are awarded through teacher preparation programs at 10 partner universities each year. The competitive selection process includes an application, pre-screening by university teams, and a daylong event consisting of a group activity, mock teaching lesson, and panel interview.

The deadlines for the 2020-2021 scholarship application are different for each partner university and range from December 2019 through February 2020. For more information, visit

 **NEW** The Tom Joyner Foundation Scholarship

Are you interested in learning how to receive a Tom Joyner Foundation scholarship to attend a Texas HBCU at no cost to you? 
✓ If you interested in pursuing a teaching degree in STEM or Early Childhood education
✓ If you will be graduating or transferring this semester
✓ If you have completed about 60 or more hours
✓ If your GPA aligns with Texas HBCUs criteria for admittance
This opportunity is open to all students regardless of race and residency status. CLICK HERE for more information.

Gay Nell McGinnis Scholarship

In 2013, FCSTAT established the Gay Nell McGinnis Scholarship in honor of the former State Director of Family and Consumer Sciences Education, Texas Education Agency. The scholarship was initiated to provide funds for members of FCCLA and/or TAFE, who have declared a major in the field of Family and Consumer Sciences Education. Applicants must be nominated by a current FCSTAT member. Deadline for application is a postmark of March 1. APPLICATION

Elon University:

TheTeaching Fellows Program is a four-year sequenced, developmental and transformational $28,500 scholarship opportunity for the preparation of teachers who will become leaders in the field. After applying to Elon, students may apply to the Fellows Programs until the deadline of January 10.

Midwestern State University:

The West College of Education provides a variety of Undergraduate and Graduate scholarship opportunities for students wishing to pursue a degree with the West College of Education. Deadline for the 2016/2017 academic year is: May 1, 2016. APPLICATION

The University of Texas at Austin:

The UT College of Education scholarship link for undergraduate students is now available online. CLICK HERE to see available scholarships.

Other Scholarships

Judith Hetherly Scholarship

The Judith Hetherly Scholarship was established in 1998 in honor of Ms. Hetherly, former director of Family and Consumer Sciences Education, Texas Education Agency, from 1983 - 1996. This scholarship is available to children of FCSTAT members who have been members for five consecutive years. Deadline for application is March 1. APPLICATION