Entering Freshman Scholarships in Teacher Education

A variety of scholarships are offered differing in value, merit or need-based, location-based, and major-specific, including the James Patterson Scholarship and the Steve & Judy James Scholarship. Freshman scholarship recipients will be required to live in a Residential Learning Community and participate in service and leadership events with other future teachers, as part of the Appalachian Community of Education Scholars

APPLY now!  The application will open on August 1; the deadline for applying is November 15.

Continuing Student Scholarships in Teacher Education

All RCOE scholarships are based primarily on academic achievement and/or financial need. Additional consideration is given to career goals and involvement, and leadership in extracurricular activities. Students applying for scholarships are expected to meet the following minimum criteria: 

  • Must be fully admitted to teacher education.
  •  Register as a full-time student (minimum 12 sh) in a teacher education area.

  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

  • Any past violation of the code of student conduct or the code of academic integrity will preclude receipt of any scholarship. Any violation while on scholarship will result in forfeiture of the scholarship.
  •  Scholarship donors reserve the right to increase, decrease, or withdraw scholarship funding. For annual scholarships, you must reapply each year to be considered.

The application will open on January 15; the deadline for applying is February 15.     APPLY HERE!

Graduate Scholarships

Graduate Scholarships are awarded through the graduate programs. Learn more about what each department and program offers. 

External Scholarships

Learn more about external scholarships for teacher education!

For information relating to scholarships available only to teacher education majors and College of Education programs, please contact: