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

Rebekah Saylors
RCOE Scholarship Coordinator and Accelerated Admissions Recruiter
133E College of Education
Phone: (828) 262-2663

Entering Freshman Scholarships in Teacher Education

A variety of scholarships are offered varying 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 the Living Learning Center 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 August 1; the deadline for applying is November 15.

Junior/Senior Scholarships in Teacher Education

To be eligible to apply for the Junior/Senior Scholarships, applicants must be full-time rising juniors or seniors and pursuing a career in education, and have at least a 3.00 GPA. Students must have a 3.00 GPA at time of scholarship award. Awards usually range from $1,000 to $5,000 per academic year. The Junior/Senior Scholarship application is to be completed and submitted directly online through RCOE Student Services in Banner Self Service.

The application will open January 15; the deadline for applying is February 15.

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

All recipients of scholarships and financial aid should review the terms and conditions provided through the financial aid office. For further information, please contact:

Financial Aid Office
Room 265, John E. Thomas Academic Support Building
Phone: (828) 262-2190
Fax: (828) 262-2585