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Appalachian State University

1. Scholarship Opportunities for Teacher Education at Appalachian State University

We offer scholarships for all our teacher education majors. Some of our more notable scholarships are our Judy and Steve James Scholarship and our SECU Appalachian Partnership Scholarship. More information may be found at this link:

2. Residential Learning Community Opportunity at Appalachian State University

The Appalachian Community of Education Scholars is a residential learning community for our teacher education majors. This is a great opportunity to learn and live with fellow teachers. More information may be found at this link:

3. James Center for Appalachian Educators at Appalachian State University

The mission of the James Center for Appalachian Educators is to recruit, support, and retain teacher education majors during  their tenure at Appalachian State to ensure success in the classroom. Schedule a visit to meet with students and staff at the James Center:

4. Transfer Educators provides a supportive and scholarly community for transfer students with an intended or declared major in Education. This residential community provides academic planning, service opportunities, and professional development.  More information may be found at this link:


Catawba College:
West Scholars Teaching Scholarship – Requirements are 3.4 GPA and 1100 SAT on the verbal and mathematics sections only (24 ACT composite). Students are asked to provide a list of leadership activities from high school in their application to the Catawba College Academy for Teaching. Students must be accepted at Catawba College before applying for the teaching scholarship. Click here:

Chowan University:

The Friends of Teacher Education Scholarship is given by the generosity of the Chowan Friends of Teacher Education (CFTE) and is awarded to students who are enrolled full-time and have been accepted into the Teacher Education program. Recipients must be students preparing to become teachers and maintain the highest ethical standards.

Application requirements for the Teacher Education Scholarship include:

  • Minimum 2.75 GPA.
  • Acceptance in the Teacher Education program.
  • Two listed references.
  • PRAXIS I documentation with a minimum 522 composite score.
  • Criminal Background Questionnaire (provided by the School of Education).
  • Short essay.

To download the Friends of Teacher Education Scholarship Application as a PDF,click here.

For more information regarding the Friends of Teacher Education Scholarship, please contact the School of Education at (252) 398-6377.

East Carolina University:
ECU offers several opportunities for students interested in teacher education. One of their largest scholarships is the ECU Maynard Scholarships, modeled after the NC Teaching Fellows Scholarhip. Interested students can obtain more information at

After January 1, 2014, there will be numerous additional College of Education scholarships available. Links to the scholarships and applications will be posted at

Interested students are encouraged to apply to be part of ECU’s Housing Community, a support system and learning community for entering freshmen. Information is available at

Elon University:
Elon’s Teaching Fellows Program is a national premiere scholarship opportunity for students interested in pursuing a career in teacher education.

Click here to view the brochure for more details about the scholarship and application process.
If your students would like to schedule a tour of Elon, they can register on our Admissions website here.

To schedule a person visit with Elon’s Teaching Fellows, contact Taryn Gaffney at

Meredith College:

Meredith still offers a Teaching Fellows Scholarship. The information, along with the application, can be found at

North Carolina State University 
Through the generous support of corporations and friends of the College, we are able to offer a limited number of scholarships to our incoming students based on merit and/or need.  Scholarship amounts range from $500 to $5,000 and are only for students who are currently enrolled or have been admitted to the College of Education.  Notification about the availability of scholarships and the scholarship process is posted to our website ( in late Fall of each academic year.

UNC Asheville:
Each year UNCA’s Department of Teacher Education awards scholarships which are administered through the UNCA Office of Financial Aid. Candidates for an award must be fully engaged in completing a licensure program, be in good standing in the Department of Education, have completed EDUC 210 and 211, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Dr. Linda C. Winner Scholarship: Awarded to Outstanding academic full-time students in the licensure program demonstrating financial need.  Students are nominated by the faculty of the Department of Education.  Candidates must be a resident of the state and must teach a minimum of one year in a public school in North Carolina upon receipt of the license.  Amount to be awarded:  up to $1,000.

J.W. and Rose Byers Scholarship Fund:  Awarded to a candidate who is working towards teacher licensure.  Amount to be awarded:  up to $3,000.

Don & Marjorie Locke Scholarship: Provides opportunities for students in education and to enhance diversity at the University.  Amount to be awarded:  up to $800.

In addition, the Department annually recognizes outstanding academic performance and leadership through two awards, the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award and the Service and Leadership Award.  Criteria is available at  Candidates seeking more information can contact Mr. Reid Chapman or any member of the Scholarship and Awards Committee.

UNC Charlotte:
Visit the UNCC College of Education Financial Aid website for scholarship information:

The Levine Scholars Program is four year scholarship that includes full tuition, room and board, a grant to implement a service program, and four summers enrichment experiences. 15 students selected from through the US.

Western Carolina University:
WCU offers numerous scholarship opportunities. To visit the full listing go to