Non-School of Education Scholarships

Non-School of Education Scholarships

Below are several scholarships available to undergraduate students through third parties.

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.

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 Melissa Fulford at mfulford@indiana.edu.

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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.

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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