Scholarships

Scholarships for Undergraduates

We offer a range of scholarships for qualified students. Current students can be considered for most School of Education scholarships by completing one application each year. If you are a prospective student who applies to our Direct Admit Scholars program, you’ll be considered for scholarship opportunities as an entering freshman.

The Teacher Education Scholarship application is available from mid-December through February 1. Apply here during this time to be considered for scholarships for the following academic year.

The scholarship is specifically for future teachers. To qualify, you must be a current School of Education student, or a student within the University Division with the intention of being an education major. By completing the Teacher Education Scholarship application, you will be considered for over 50 scholarship opportunities.

Scholarships are competitive and awarded based on your grades, test scores, letters of recommendation, and essays.

To apply for a teacher education scholarship, you must include the following information with your application:

  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Your current IU cumulative GPA
  • Essay responses to these questions:
    • What traits or qualities do you believe a good teacher should possess?
    • Drawing from your own experiences, how are you preparing yourself to become the good teacher you described in your response?

Scholarship Application

We regret that we do not accept applications for teacher education scholarships from students in the College of Arts and Sciences, Jacobs School of Music, or School of Public Health.

The Next Generation Teacher Scholarship was created to help the next generation of Hoosier teachers pay for college. The State of Indiana will provide 200 scholarships each year to high-achieving Indiana Resident high school and college students interested in pursuing a career in education. The scholarship pays $7,500 per year for up to four years to students who commit to teaching in Indiana after graduation. Both incoming and current education majors can apply.

The application for the 2020-21 academic year will be available beginning September 1, 2019  and will close on November 30, 2019.

Additional information is available at http://in.gov/che/4680.htm. Please note that this scholarship is administered through the State of Indiana Commission for Higher Education, so questions would be best addressed to them. However, if you have questions regarding School of Education scholarship opportunities, please contact Katie Paulin at kpaulin@indiana.edu.

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Thanks to the generosity of highly committed donors to the IU School of Education, participants in the Global Gateway for Teachers have the opportunity to apply for scholarship funding to support them during their Global Gateway student teaching experience.

The following scholarships are available:

  • The Chan and Wu Memorial Scholarship was established by an IU alumna in honor of her parents who worked tirelessly all their lives, supported her education at IU, and provided global opportunities for their next generation. Her mother was a teacher and her father always wished to have a scholarship named after their family and she wishes to provide students the opportunity to study abroad, an experience she believes is life changing.
  • The Global Gateway for Teachers Scholarship is funded by multiple donors, including former participants of Global Gateway programs and others who believe in the importance of intercultural and international experiences for teachers. This scholarship supports undergraduate or graduate students who are participating in any of the Global Gateway for Teachers programs.
  • The Laura Ann Rawlins Hinkle Scholarship helps students of Native American descent or participants in the Navajo Nation Program cover tuition costs and travel expenses related to student teaching on Navajo Indian reservations in Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. The scholarship honors Laura Ann Rawlins Hinkle, an elementary teacher.
  • The Jepsen International Study Scholarship is intended to help students who want to participate in the Overseas Program with tuition and travel expenses. The scholarship offers participants up to $4,000. This scholarship is made possible by a generous gift from alumnus Keith J. Jepsen, Ed.D., and his wife Kathleen A. Dore, who are committed to fostering global understanding.
  • The Jorgensen Family Global Gateway Scholarship was established by Jane and Jay Jorgensen. Jane, BS ’72, as well as their daughter Molly (BS ’09) and her brother David Anspaugh (BS ’70) are all graduates of the School of Education. Molly has travelled to Kenya and experienced the transformational nature of that country and the Jorgensen family hopes to help student teachers develop a similarly deep appreciation for people of other cultures. This scholarship is intended to support students who are participating in the Overseas Program. Preference is given to female students who will be student teaching in Tanzania or India.
  • The Jongsma Family Global Gateway Scholarship was established by Eugene and Kathleen Jongmsa and is awarded to undergraduate students participating in the Overseas Program. Eugene Jongsma earned his B.S. in 1964 and his Ed.D. in 1971 from Indiana University. Kathleen Jongsma studied and taught at IU from 1969 to 1971. The Jongsmas have spent nearly 50 years serving in a variety of domestic and international educational settings and have come to value the benefits of cross-cultural experiences. They feel blessed to be able to support prospective teachers who are seeking to student teach abroad.
  • The Jacki Groverman Stutzman Scholarship is awarded to selected pre-service teachers who wish to take part in the Overseas or Urban Program. Jacki Stutzman, BS ’66, taught third grade at the Armstrong Elementary School for 22 of her 26 years in education. She was honored as one of the 1992-93 teachers of the year by Highland Park Independent School District in Dallas, Texas.

Recipients are determined by the School of Education Scholarship Committee.

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High school seniors at one of three Pathways schools (Emmerich Manual and Arsenal Technical in Indianapolis and Riley High School in South Bend) are eligible for a $2,000/year renewable scholarship if they choose to pursue a career in education at the IU Bloomington School of Education.

If you are interested in the scholarship, make sure you indicate that your intended major is education when you submit your Indiana University Bloomington application. Once you are admitted to Indiana University Bloomington, you can apply for the scholarship.

To remain eligible, you must demonstrate qualifying scores on basic skills testing as required by the Teacher Education admission requirements before the end of your first academic year, and make adequate progress toward full-time admission into the teacher education program of your choice.

How to Apply

Letter of Recommendation
You will need a letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, school administrator, or adult from a community organization, such as a church, club, or athletic team. The letter should describe how the person knows you, comment on your commitment to learning, and attest to your interest in becoming a teacher.

Letters must be sent directly to the School of education by mail or by email.

IU Bloomington School of Education
Attn: Katie Paulin
Wright Education Building, Room 1054
201 North Rose Avenue
Bloomington, Indiana 47405
Email: kpaulin@indiana.edu

Online Application
You must be admitted to IU Bloomington with an intended major in education before applying for the IU Pathways Scholarship.

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Contact Us

If you have any further questions about the scholarship, you can contact Katie Paulin at kpaulin@indiana.edu.

African American and Hispanic students interested in a teaching career can receive up to $4,000 annually from the state of Indiana. The William A. Crawford Minority Teacher Scholarship was created to increase the diversity of the state’s teacher population.

Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for the Minority Teacher Scholarship, you must:

  • Be an Indiana resident and U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen
  • Be a current IU student or be admitted for study at IU
  • Pursue (or intend to pursue) a course of study that prepares you to teach in an accredited Indiana elementary or secondary school
  • Complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Agree in writing to apply for a teaching position at an accredited school in Indiana following that student's certification as a teacher and, if hired, to teach for at least three years
  • Be a full-time student, or plan to enroll as a full-time student
  • Be a first-time undergraduate student
  • Maintain the cumulative grade point average (GPA) required for admission to the institution’s school of education 
  • Meet any other minimum criteria established by the Commission

How to Apply

The state of Indiana maintains an online application form for the Minority Teacher Scholarship. When you submit the form, make sure you choose Indiana University–Bloomington as the school you plan to attend. The state will then share your application with IU’s Office of Student Financial Assistance, which selects the recipients and administers the scholarship.

Paul E. Klinge Scholarship

The late professor Paul E. Klinge began his career as a high school biology teacher before he became an IU faculty member. In honor of his many years of service, his friends endowed the Paul E. Klinge Scholarship for undergraduates planning to become science teachers or pursue other scientific careers, or to returning students focusing on science education as part of the Transition to Teaching program.

Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement. Financial need will only be considered in the event of a tie between two applicants.

Depending on the number of scholarships awarded, students will typically receive between $3,000 and $5,000 per year toward their IU education.

Deadline: May 1, 2019. Applications received after this date will not be considered.

For Undergraduates

Eligibility:

  • Commitment to a career in science teaching, the scientific or health professions
  • Completion of the sophomore year at Indiana University, Bloomington, prior to the start of the Fall Semester 2019
  • Cumulative Indiana University GPA of 3.5 in all classes at the time of application

Selection Criteria:

  • Academic record; applicant’s personal statement; career purpose and potential; recommendations
  • Financial need will become a factor only in the event of a tie with another finalist.
  • Receipt of a Klinge Scholarship will not disqualify the recipient from being eligible to apply for and receive a Klinge Scholarship the following year.

Awards:

  • Typically, up to three scholarships will be awarded
  • Size may vary; up to five thousand dollars each
  • To be used for tuition, books and room and board at the recipient’s discretion.

For Transition To Teaching (T2T) Science Students

Eligibility:

  • Commitment to enter the science teaching profession
  • Acceptance into the Transition to Teaching (T-to-T) Program through the Indiana University School of Education, Bloomington, at the time of application
  • Intent to enroll in the Transition to Teaching program.

Selection Criteria:

  • Academic purpose
  • Previous academic and professional experience and achievement
  • Recommendations
  • Financial need

Awards:

  • Up to three scholarships will be awarded
  • Size may vary; up to five thousand dollars each
  • Will be deposited directly to the Bursar in two allotments; one for the fall semester and one for the spring semester.

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If you have questions about the scholarship, eligibility requirements, or the application process, contact Katie Paulin.

The Indiana General Assembly has created two new student teaching stipend programs for Indiana residents with financial need:


Student Teaching Stipend for Minorities

African American and Hispanic students can receive a stipend of up to $5,000 for their student teaching semester from the state of Indiana.

Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for the Student Teaching Stipend for Minorities, you must:


How to Apply

The state of Indiana maintains an online application form for the Student Teaching Stipend for Minorities. Students must know their school placement at the time they apply for the stipend.

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Student Teaching Stipend for High-Needs Fields

Indiana residents who plan to teach in high needs fields, defined as middle or high school level math, science or special education, can receive a stipend of up to $5,000 for their student teaching semester from the state of Indiana.

Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for the Student Teaching Stipend for High-Needs Fields, you must:

  • Be participating in student teaching as part of your degree requirements
  • Be an Indiana resident and a U.S. citizen
  • Complete and file the Free Application for Federal Financial Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Have earned a cumulative grade point average upon entering student teaching of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Be enrolled in a course of study that would enable you , upon graduation, to teach in an accredited school in Indiana in middle or high school level math, science or special education
  • Meet any other minimum criteria established by the State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana

How to Apply

The state of Indiana maintains an online application form for the Student Teaching Stipend for High-Needs Fields. Students must know their school placement at the time they apply for the stipend.

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The Student-Caregiver Scholarship from caring.com provides financial assistance to students who are caring for an adult relative while enrolled in college.

Two scholarships of $1,500 are awarded each year to student-caregivers to help cover costs of tuition and books. Applicants must be full-time college students at an accredited two-or-four-year college or university in the United States, or full-time high school students who are registered to attend a qualifying institution the following semester.

The deadline to apply is December 31 each year.

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