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School of Education Merit Scholarship for Graduate Students

Application deadline: August 1, 2019

Students who are currently enrolled in a School of Education graduate program may apply for a merit based scholarship for Autumn 2019 - Spring 2020 

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA

  1. Scholarships should be made to currently enrolled graduate students who will attend UWT in the quarters the scholarship is awarded (Autumn 2019 - Spring 2020).
  2. Scholarships may be awarded only to tuition-paying students (regardless of whether tuition is paid personally, through financial aid, or other means). In-state, out-of-state, and international students who pay tuition are eligible for scholarships. Tuition-exempt students are eligible in which they will owe a tuition balance.
  3. Students who meet the following criteria are eligible for this scholarship:
  • Currently enrolled in a graduate degree program at UW Tacoma
  • Have completed at least one quarter as matriculated student (NOTE: New students starting Summer 2019 are eligible to apply)
  • Are in good academic standing with a minimum graduate GPA of 3.3
  • Have demonstrated sustained academic excellence or shown academic improvement over time.

Questions? Please email School of Education Staff at uwted.edu 

Apply here for the School of Education Scholarship for Graduate Students 

Patti Banks Endowed Fellowship

Application deadline: March 1, 2020

The University of Washington Tacoma’s School of Education offers this scholarship for either: 1.) those who have submitted an application or: 2.) a graduate student admitted to the Educational Administration Certificate Program to obtain a Principal or Program Administrator certificate.

Apply here for the Patti Banks Endowed Fellowship

Douglas & Belinda Louie Fellowship

Application deadline: March 1, 2020

The University of Washington Tacoma School of Education offers this scholarship for a graduate student enrolled in or applying for the Teacher Certification Program to obtain an initial teaching certification. Students from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Apply here for the Douglas & Belinda Louie Fellowship

Henry T. Schatz Math or Science Education Fellowship

Application deadline: March 1, 2020

The University of Washington Tacoma School of Education offers this scholarship for a graduate student enrolled in or applying for the Secondary Math or Science Teacher Certification Program to obtain an initial teaching certification.

Apply here for the Henry T. Schatz Math or Science Education Fellowship

Project TELL Professional Development Scholarship

Application deadline August 23, 2019

The School of Education faculty member, Dr. Belinda Louie has received a multi-year federal grant to train teacher candidates to work with English language learners.

Up to $7,000 in tuition support (total and over two quarters) may be available for each student accepted into the Master of Education K-8 with English Language Learners (ELL) teacher certification program. The tuition support award is contingent on passing the WEST-E exam.

Students are admitted for Summer Quarter only. The application deadline for admission to the K-8 with English Language Learners Teacher Certification Program is February 15, 2019. Click here for more information regarding how to apply.

Final award amounts per student will be determined once we have completed our summer 2019 admission process. The award for tuition support will be split between spring and summer quarters 2020 for each student that completes all the following requirements:

  • Pass the ELL WEST-E by February 16, 2020
  • Successfully pass all required ELL Endorsement coursework through autumn quarter 2019

If you need more information, please contact Dr. Belinda Louie, Project Director, blouie@uw.edu, (253) 692-4434

Opportunity Grants

The Opportunity Grant program helps low-income students complete up to one year of college and a certificate in a high-wage, high demand career.

For more information visit the Opportunity Grants website.

TEACH Grant Program

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides federal grants of up to $4000 per year, for a maximum of $8,000. In exchange for receiving a TEACH Grant, you must agree to serve as a full-time teacher in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves low-income students. As a recipient of a TEACH Grant, you must teach for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing the program of study for which you received a TEACH Grant.

For more information visit the Office of Student Financial Aid website.

Troops to Teachers

Troops to Teachers is a U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Defense military benefits program that helps transitioning and retiring military personnel begin rewarding and productive new careers as K-12 teachers in public, private, and charter schools.

Troops to Teachers provides counseling, job placement assistance, and generous financial incentives for eligible military veterans. Troops to Teachers is not a teacher credentialing or licensure program, but does offer initial advising to veterans seeking to complete such programs in order to earn a Washington teaching certificate.

Please contact the Troops to Teachers local representative at: 253-973-9775 or visit Troops to Teachers website.

Fellowship Opportunities

The Office of Student Fellowships & Awards supports UW Tacoma students in their applications for competitive institutional, national, and international fellowships. In collaboration with campus partners, the Office raises awareness of fellowship opportunities, helps students develop the skills and personal insights necessary to pursue scholarships, and provides assistance throughout the application process.

Office of Student Financial Aid

UW Tacoma's Office of Student Financial Aid can help you find ways to supplement your funds and pay for your education.