Good question. While many future teachers are pursuing an education degree — because their state requires they hold one in order to get a teaching job — that’s not a requirement for our Teacher Scholarships. If your goal is to get a job as a teacher of children or adults, then you may apply for this scholarship.
It doesn’t matter if it’s elementary, junior high, high school, college or other post-secondary teaching; public or private, U.S. or international. We believe that excluding some teaching programs while including others wouldn’t be fair, because all programs serve a unique purpose.
In the end, if you think there’s some reason to doubt that we’d consider your application, just explain in your essay why you think you should be eligible. We’re reasonable and unprejudiced — just make your case, and your application will likely be considered along with everyone else’s.
Someone’s bound to ask: What if I’m planning on becoming a teacher, then I receive the scholarship, then I change my mind? In this case, we employ private detectives to hunt you down and take the money back. Just kidding! If you have sincere intentions of becoming a teacher, then you’re welcome to apply. If you change your mind later on — well, you’re only human. We all change our mind sometimes. No big deal.
Apply online for the scholarship now!