Education Scholarships

BrainTrack Teaching Scholarship

BrainTrack offers a scholarship for teaching students that are planning to teach between kindergarten and 12th grade. A winning and runnerup award is given every semester to students currently in a teaching degree program. Applicants are asked to provide essays on their experiences as a teaching student.

Amount: $1000
DEADLINE: November 1 and March 1

For more information and application, please visit 

Charley Wooten Grant Program

The grants are available to students pursuing undergraduate degrees or certificates, or enrolled in teacher certification programs. TG will award the one-year grants of up to $4,000 on a first-come, first-served basis. The funds must be used to pay for postsecondary education. There is a program for Texas residents and non-Texas residents.


Amount: Up to $4,000

For more information or to apply, please visit Charley Wooten Grant Program

Delta Kappa Gamma Beta Tau Chapter Scholarship: "Grant-in-Aid"

For a female student teacher from Hamilton County or has a student teaching assignment in a Hamilton County school.
Additional requirements:
1. Must be a graduating senior
2. Major in education
3. Be in upper one fourth of her class
4. Prefer student with financial need
Amount: $500
DEADLINE: April 30
For more information and application, please visit the Financial Aid Office.

Good Teachers Count Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:

1.You are a resident of Lake County, IN and a citizen of the United States
2. You are currently enrolled in an accredited public or private college or university in Northwest Indiana
3. You are currently enrolled in an instiution that is accredited through the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
4. You are not a teacher, but plan to teach and have already completed at least 50% of your credit hours toward a bachelor's or master's degree in a teaching program

Amount: $1000
DEADLINE: April 15 and August 15
To apply, please go to their site or call the Legacy Foundation at 219-736-1880.

Indiana Retired Teacher Association Scholarship

Applicant must:

1. Be an Indiana resident
2. Be a son/daughter, grandson/granddaughter, legal dependent or spouse of an active, retired, or deceased member of the Indiana Teachers Retirement Fund (TRF).
3. Have achieved at least a "C" grade point average for three semesters
4. Be entering junior or senior year
5. Be majoring in education

Amount: $2,000
DEADLINE: January 31

For more information or application, please visit IRTA's website.

James Madison Graduate Fellowship

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 James Madison Graduate Fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence. Generally, one Fellowship per state is awarded each year. For upper classmen and recent graduates who plan to become secondary school social studies teachers.

Amount: $24,000


For more information and to apply, please visit teh James Madson website.


PNC Foundation--Indiana “Improving School Readiness for Underserved Children through Teacher Training Scholarship Program”

For students pursuing a degree in Education or a related field, whose degree and career intentions are to teach underserved early childhood and/or younger children in Indiana – better known as pre-service teachers.

Amount: $1,250

DEADLINE: October 15

For more information and application, please visit the Financial Aid Office, located in Kretzmann Hall.

Student Teaching Stipend for Minorities

An individual may apply for this stipend if the individual:

  • is a minority student;
  • will participate in student teaching as part of the student's degree requirements;
  • has earned a cumulative grade point average upon entering student teaching of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent as determined by the eligible institution; and
  • meets any other minimum criteria established by the Commission.

Amount: $4,000 to $5,000

DEADLINE: October 4

For more information and how to apply, pleaes visit the State's website.

Richard F. Surber Scholarship

Eligibility requirements:

1. Resident of LaPorte County
2. Junior or Senior
3. At least 2.5 G.P.A.
4. Pursuing career in special education

Amount: $500

For more information and application, please visit the Financial Aid Office.