General Scholarship Information
The College of Professional Studies allocates the following scholarship funding to the Department of Teacher Education and Educational Leadership for graduate students. Eligible graduate students must be fully admitted to any teacher education or educational leadership program and registered for 6 graduate credit hours each semester. Scholarships are awarded on a merit-based system by the Scholarship Committee. Awards will be based on a 3.0 or better cumulative GPA and GRE/MAT scores. All scholarships are awarded prior to the start of the current academic year and may be awarded for Fall, Spring and/or Summer. To receive the scholarship, a student must apply using online scholarship application and must be registered for 6 sh of graduate coursework each semester awarded. NOTE: Application can be made anytime during the year, but to be considered for first round of funding for the academic year, applications need to be submitted no later than July 15. Eligibility requirements for continued receipt of the scholarship are based upon maintaining satisfactory progress toward completion of a course of study. Progress is monitored each semester.
ADK, Alpha Delta Kappa, LM/LM
Scholarship for female U.S. Citizen admitted to the teacher education program. Must be of good character, have a GPA of 3.2 or better and some financial need. Renewable.
ADK, Alpha Delta Kappa, Alpha XI Chapter
Scholarship for female U.S. citizen entering the field of education. Must be of good character, have a GPA of 3.0 or better and some financial need. Renewable.
Charlie Clary Scholarship Fund
Scholarship for full time majors in Elementary Education with minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Maximum $500 per semester for tuition/matriculation fees (excluding summer term.)
College of Education Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship for degree seeking Florida residents holding a GPA of 3.0 or better and preparing to become teachers. Financial need is considered but not a requirement. Maximum award equal to tuition/matriculation fees. Awarded for academic year and renewable.
NDIA Teacher Scholarship
Scholarship for UWF need-based students that meet enrollment requirements. Preference will be given to middle and high school pre-service student teachers who are focused on science, technology, engineering and math disciplines. Must maintain GPA between 3.0 and 3.5. Maximum may not exceed tuition and matriculation fees. Renewable commensurate with University policies.
Pickens Foundation for Education
Scholarship for degree seeking Florida residents holding GPA of 3.0 or better who are preparing to become teachers. Financial need is considered. Awarded for an academic year with maximum award equal to tuition and matriculation fees (excluding summer). Renewable.
Elizabeth Benedict Riehm Memorial
Scholarship for students majoring in special education with emphasis in teaching the mentally retarded. Maximum award equal to tuition/matriculation fees for academic year (excluding summer). Renewable.
Florida Fund For Minority Teachers (FFMT)
Scholarship for teaching degree seeking- Florida residents holding GPA of 2.5 or better who are preparing to become teachers. Be a member of one of the following racial groups: African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American/Pacific Islander, or American Indian/Alaskan Native to qualify. Please visit the web site at http://www.ffmt.org for eligibility and to apply.
Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Endorsement Tuition Support Program
This program provides financial assistance to Florida's ESE teachers who are teaching students identified as having autism spectrum disorders (ASD), severe/profound disabilities, who are prekindergarten with disabilities. The application can be found online at http://www.florida-ese.org/asdendorsement/. Please contact Melanie Morales at (305) 348-2390 or Melanie.Morales@fiu.edu.
Graduate Merit Scholarship
The University of West Florida recognizes and rewards academic achievement by awarding scholarships on a competitive basis to students who display high academic achievement. To enhance the richness of the educational experience at UWF, applicants representing diverse cultures and backgrounds will receive special consideration.
John C. Pace, Jr. Graduate Scholarship
Funding will be used to recruit new graduate students with outstanding scholarship records. Once a graduate student receives a Pace award, the student may continue to receive funding for three additional semesters (four semester total) as long as the student maintains a 3.0 GPA and is in good standing. Pace funds may not be used for awards to students who have been or are currently enrolled and did not receive this award as part of their recruitment package.
Minority Graduate Scholarship
This program is designed to increase the enrollment of minority students in teacher education and educational leadership at the graduate level. Priority is given to nominees who wish to study in teacher education or education leadership programs where minority graduate students are under-represented. Awardees must be full-time graduate students and must maintain a 3.0 GPA. Student must be a member of one of the following racial groups: African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American/Pacific Islander, or American Indian/Alaskan Native to qualify.
Graduate Fellowship Scholarship
A limited number of graduate fellowships are available for incoming graduate students. Fellowships function as scholarships and do not require a work commitment on the part of the student. To be eligible for a graduate fellowship, a student must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
Please contact Dr. Richard Faessel for more detailed information on scholarship options.
Phone: (850) 857-6311