Scholarship, Grants, Loans, Etc
As we receive information we will update this page so be sure to check back.
2020 Illinois Federation of Women's Clubs
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
This site provides a variety of science related grants available through multiple organizations. The information is sorted by deadline and shows the category and grade levels for the funding.
National Science Foundation (NSF)
This website allows you to put in key words such as STEM, elementary, physical science, etc. to find exactly what you want.
Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP) Grant Program
Created by the US Department of Education, the program aims to increase student achievement by enhancing the preparation of prospective teachers and the professional development activities for current teachers. TQP grants will support partnerships between institutions of higher education and high-need school districts. Look for the availability of funds in your state.
Wanting a degree in Education?
Online guide provides an extensive list of over 70 scholarship offerings in categories such as special education, elementary education, and much more. Details on where to find other scholarships, and how to better your chances in winning those. All of this information and more can be found here: https://www.educationdegree.com/articles/scholarships-for-education-majors/
This site has information on grants, contests and awards, and classroom resources.
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
This site has a variety of grants available for solutions and professional development.
This site has grants sorted by state and foundations. They offer a 5-day training for grant funding
Space Grant Consortia
This NASA initiative supports the advancement of science and engineering education, research, and public outreach. Funds are available for both curricular and professional development and are provided annually through grants at the state level. Check your state for grant availability.
Scholarships, Student Loans, Aid, etc :
Golden Apple Program
Golden Apple is excited about our newest program - the Golden Apple Accelerators program. We are partnering with school districts in several partner Regional Offices of Education in southern, central, and western Illinois - ROE’s 3, 13, 39, 40, and 47 - and we would love to partner with you!
About the Accelerators Program
The Golden Apple Accelerators Program provides a path to teaching for career-changers and soon-to-be graduating college seniors who aren’t currently on a teaching pathway. Participants in this 15-month residency and training program must commit to living in and teaching in our partner school districts for four years after obtaining their teaching license.
Partner school districts will place the Accelerators in one of their schools with a teacher-of-record for the 2020-2021 school year, and hire the Accelerator as a full-time teacher-of-record for the 2021-2022 school year. Golden Apple will continue to support Accelerators throughout their teaching commitment, including providing mentoring for the first two years of teaching.
Benefits for Accelerators
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The application deadline for participants is on February 20, 2020. We will be continuing to form partnerships with interested school districts in ROE's 3, 13, 39, 40, and 47 throughout the spring.
If you are interested in learning more about the Golden Apple Accelerators program or exploring a partnership, please feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If there are individuals you’d like to apply to this program, they can reach out to Colin McLaughlin, the Recruitment and Relationship Manager for the Accelerators program, at email@example.com.
Macoupin County Agriculture Education Foundation
The Macoupin County Agriculture Education (MCAE) Foundation is offering 1 – $1500 scholarship, 1 – $1000 scholarship, and 7 – $500 scholarships for the upcoming 2020-21 school year to students wishing to pursue agriculture majors.
The MCAE Foundation offers scholarships to provide encouragement and financial assistance to Macoupin County residents and/or students of Macoupin County schools who display well-balanced attributes of good citizenship, commitment to activities and scholastic ability.
The applicant must be a graduating high school senior or a current college student who plans to attend or is attending an Illinois junior college, college, university or Career Technical Education (CTE) program, and majoring in agriculture.
Applications are available through your high school guidance counselor, high school agriculture instructor or the Macoupin County Farm Bureau® (MCFB®). An electronic copy of the application can be requested by contacting the MCFB® office by telephone or by email firstname.lastname@example.org. All applications must be submitted to the MCFB® office by March 27, 2020. Any questions can be directed to the MCFB® office at 217/854-2571.
Illinois Sheriffs' Association
The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association announced on Tuesday that it will be awarding over $58,000 in college scholarships throughout the State of Illinois to students wishing to pursue higher education during the 2020-2021 academic year. The scholarships are to be applied to tuition, books and fees only. The student must be enrolled full-time at a certified institution of higher learning within the State of Illinois.
Sheriff Shawn Kahl, Macoupin County, will be awarding one scholarship in the amount of $500. There will be no restriction on any applicant by reason of race, age, creed, color, sex or national origin. The only limitations are as follows:
Carlinville Area Hospital Foundation
Carlinville Area Hospital Foundation recently announced it has established a scholarship program to aid post-high school adults to pursue a college education and career in the healthcare field. The Foundation will award up to five scholarships each year, each providing up to $5000 per student.D
For more information or to apply for the scholarship, visit cahcare.com or contact Bray at email@example.com or 217-854-3868
Illinois Valley Economic Development Corporation
IVEDC Community Services Block Grant Program will award scholarships of up to $1000 to five income-eligible residents of Macoupin, Jersey, Greene and Calhoun counties. Anyone interested in applying for the scholarships should contact the IVEDC office in their county. Applications and further information are available fro the county’s CSBG outreach staff.