National Read A Book Day is observed annually on September 6th. On August 9th, we all celebrated National Book Lovers Day. While these bookish days may seem similar, National Read a Book Day invites us ALL to grab a book we might enjoy and spend the day reading.
Don’t keep it to yourself. Share the experience! Read aloud either to children or to grandparents. Read to your pets or to your stuffed animals and plants.
Reading improves memory and concentration as well as reduces stress. Older adults who spend time reading show a slower cognitive decline and tend to participate in more mentally stimulating activities over their lifetime. Books are an inexpensive entertainment, education and time machine, too!
Below are scholarships for Teachers and the Education fields!
Education is one of the most potentially rewarding college majors you can choose. It is the educational pathway to the career of teaching. But teaching is more than a career. Teaching is about enlightenment, it’s about the power of knowledge and helping people understand the world and realize their potential. There are a host of education scholarships out there to help you on your way to helping others.
There are several concentrations within the major of education. You can specialize in early childhood, elementary or middle school education. Also, there is physical, secondary and special education. Your choice will, of course, depend on your career goals and objectives. Whatever your choice, be prepared for a challenging academic experience as you master the subject or grade levels you plan to teach.
Teacher.org’s “Inspire Our Future” $500 Scholarship!
Teacher.org believes that teachers have the power to inspire our future. Your dedication to the field of education is immensely commendable. Whether you are an experienced teacher who is continuing their education, or a teacher candidate who has just begun the process – we want to support you. With that said, Teacher.org is offering a $500 scholarship to help you pay for your education and other associated expenses. Simply fill out the form and answer the question in order to apply.
ACS-Hach Land Grant Undergraduate Scholarship
The ACS-Hach Land Grant Undergraduate Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate chemistry majors who attend one of our 72 partner institutions and express an interest in teaching high school chemistry. Students are selected on the bases of chemistry aptitude, interest, and need. The selection process is administered by partner universities.
Scholars receive $10,000 per academic year for up to six years. Students must meet the award criteria to renew a scholarship. The scholarship can be applied to tuition, books, room and board, and other education-related expenses. The partner universities have oversight for the selection of scholars.
Barbara Lotze Scholarships for Future Teachers
The AAPT Executive Board offers scholarships for future high school physics teachers. These scholarships, supported by an endowment funded by Barbara Lotze, are available only to U.S. citizens attending U.S. schools.
Undergraduate students enrolled, or planning to enroll, in physics teacher preparation curricula and high school seniors entering such programs are eligible. Successful applicants receive a stipend of up to $2,000 and a complimentary AAPT Student Membership for one year. The scholarship may be granted to an individual for each of four years.
The Leo W. and Alberta V. Thomas Utz Scholarship
A scholarship in the amount of $4000 each year for four consecutive years to three students (one of each in the following subjects – Math, Science and English). Renewal is conditional upon maintenance of a GPA of 3.25 based on a 4.0 scale used by the educational institution. An official transcript must be submitted to the Office of the Reporter General each year by July 10th or the scholarship is forfeited. When applying for this scholarship, be sure to note on the application form your choice of study you are applying for.
Edward G. and Helen A. Borgens Elementary and Secondary Teacher Education Scholarships
Two one-time, preferred amount awards of up to $1,500 for students twenty-five (25) years of age or older. One award is given to students studying to teach at the elementary school level, the other to students studying to teach at the secondary level. All applicants must have at least a 3.50 GPA, be at least a college sophomore, and attend or plan on attending an accredited college or university. The award is based on academic merit and is not automatically renewable; however, recipients may reapply for consideration as long as they meet the eligibility requirements.