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Newly added **NEW** PIU Scholarships - See Scholarship for TAFE Members section below.

Resource about Scholarships for Minority Students

The cost of college has increased dramatically over the past several decades. From $18,300 per year, in 2000 to more than $27,300 in 2017. Data shows black students take out federal student loans at a higher rate than white students and borrow more than any other ethnic group.

To help combat this crucial issue, our experts at Bankrate created a guide to help black college students find scholarships that reduce their loan burden and other alternative methods of funding their education.  Find Guide Here Scholarships for Women of Color wants to help empower BIPOC women by helping them reach their education goals. To do that, we're offering several Student Scholarships for women of color pursuing college degrees. Our scholarships award $1,000 to provide some financial relief for the high cost of college. Our scholarships include:

These scholarships all have an application deadline of May 1st, 2023 TAFE students might also be interested in our resource on 2022 College Scholarships for Women, which includes additional scholarship resources and tons of information about applying for and managing financial aid.

Future Teachers Scholarship from

It is increasingly expensive for future teachers in Texas to complete the necessary college level education required to qualify and enter the classroom. created a $500 scholarship for future teachers in Texas and we’ll be accepting applications until June 1st. 

Other awards for teachers can be found on our teacher scholarship page that might be beneficial in this realm. 

All of guides and study materials are created by experts, which you can learn more about here. 

Scholarships for TAFE Members

PIU - Pacific Islands UniversityAvailable for Seniors only.

Looking for an affordable online path to earn your degree in education? At PIU Online, our mission is to see every child taught by a caring, prepared, certified teacher.

If you decide to let us, be your guide, you’ll become part of our family and always have a place where your hopes and dreams are known and encouraged.

Watch this short video to learn a little more about us. Click here

For information and application Click here.   PIU E-Book

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.  Scholarships are funded through the PDK Educational Foundation. The foundation awards more than 30 scholarships each year, and your students could be recipients! Scholarships are also available for Educators Rising Collegiate, Pi Lambda Theta, and/or PDK Association members.

The best part? They only need to fill out one application to apply for all Scholarships!  For more information Click here!

Scholarships for Education Majors

Charles Butt Scholarship

The Charles Butt Scholarship supports extraordinary students to enter the teaching profession. Charles Butt Scholarship recipients are passionate aspiring educators seeking to make a difference for public school students. The Scholarship includes $8,000-$10,000 in annual funding for up to four years, professional development opportunities, mentorship, and participation in a statewide aspiring teachers network.

The scholarship is open to applicants who believe in the importance of public education, are leaders in their communities, and reflect the diversity of the state of Texas. To be eligible, applicants must be committed to teaching in a majority-economically disadvantaged school or in a shortage subject area in a Texas public school.

This year, approximately 100 scholarships will be awarded through teacher preparation programs at 10 partner universities. The application opens each fall for seniors in high school to juniors in college. The deadlines for the 2023-2024 scholarship application are different for each partner university and range from December 2022 through April 2023. For more information and to apply visit  Click here for flyer in Englishin Spanish

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:

The Teaching 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


45+ College Scholarships for Minority Students

published by Purdue University Global. This resource shares 45+ financial aid scholarships for prospective, undergraduate, and graduate students to supplement the cost of their education. This resource provides students with both tips on how to apply for scholarships, as well as an extensive list of scholarships and grants. Also highlighted within the resource are opportunities dedicated to specific demographics such as African Americans, Asian Americans, Latino Students, Native Americans. The featured scholarships are current and are provided by trusted organizations. The resource will constantly be updated to ensure students can apply to the most accurate scholarships available.  CLICK HERE

is pleased to announce that we've opened several new scholarships for applications! Each scholarship is an award of $500 and will be accepting applications until July 1st. Scholarship for Students of Color Scholarship for Military Children Scholarship for Asian American & Pacific Islander Students Scholarship for LGBTQ Students Scholarship for Indigenous Students is a leading online education resource making learning accessible for over 30 million students and educators a month. We believe that students will benefit from these resources, and we linked our Guide to FAFSA and Financial Aid.

North Harris County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated


The North Harris County Alumnae Chapter (NHCAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has developed this scholarship as a way to give back to local communities by offering financial assistance to distinguished graduating African American students pursuing higher education. NHCAC will award scholarships on a competitive basis to qualified applicants. Click Here to Apply

The Dr. Bobbye Marie Booker Coleman scholarship was created in an effort to support the field of education and minority educators by celebrating the life of one that embraced education at its fullest. Dr. Coleman identified with Delta Sigma Theta’s Programmatic Thrust -Educational Development wholeheartedly early in her life.

Click Here to Apply (Intended only for those who will pursue the field of Education)