Scholarships and Awards
Scholarship & Graduate Research Opportunities
By far the largest scholarships/fellowships administered by the Merit-Based Scholarship office are for education students. As you plan to submit your application please keep the following in mind:
- The awarding of funding is competitive. Submitting an application is not a guarantee of receiving funding.
- First priority will always be given to those students who will be performing their student teaching/ internship/ practicum on a full-time, unpaid basis the semester immediately following when their application is submitted. For example, if you are student teaching during the fall, 2007 semester, you should apply by the spring, 2007 deadline.
- Decisions will be made and notifications will go out several weeks after the deadline date. However, funds will not be disbursed until after the add/drop period each semester. Funds will first be applied to any unpaid balance in the Bursar’s Office. If there is no balance due, checks will be made available through the Bursar’s Office.* The disbursement of checks is made solely by the Bursar and according to their schedule.
- *Keep in mind BEFORE you apply that circumstances can arise that prohibit a check being paid to you even IF you have no balance due. This occurs when students are receiving full financial aid as defined by the Financial Aid Office. If you have your entire “need” met, a scholarship award will have no net benefit to you, as it will result in a reduction of your need-based funding. An important exception to remember with this is in the case of loans. If your need is being met through loans, we can reduce your loan amount and replace that funding with scholarship dollars, thus reducing your indebtedness.
If you have questions about scholarships/fellowships for education students, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kelly A. McLaughlin
Coordinator for Merit-Based Scholarships
**PREFERENCE MAY BE GIVEN TO PRACTICUM STUDENTS AT URBAN SCHOOLS**