Scholarships

American Association of Physics Teachers

Scholarships and grants specifically for physics educators. Visit http://www.aapt.org

For Future Physics Teachers

Barbara Lotze Scholarship

The AAPT Executive Board offers scholarships for future high school physics teachers. These scholarships, supported by an endowment funded by Barbara Lotze, are available only to U.S. citizens attending U.S. schools.

Undergraduate students enrolled, or planning to enroll, in physics teacher preparation curricula and high school seniors entering such programs are eligible. Successful applicants receive a stipend of up to $2,000. The scholarship may be granted to an individual for each of four years. Visit https://www.aapt.org/programs/grants/lotze.cfm

California Science Teachers Association

Offers various opportunities for grants, fellowships and scholarships. Application due dates range throughout the year. Visit http://www.cascience.org

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Numerous scholarships and grants for prospective teachers. List includes:
  • Prospective Teacher NCTM Annual Conference Attendance Awards  
  • Prospective Middle School Mathematics Teacher Course Work Scholarships
  • Prospective 7-12 Secondary Teacher Course Work Scholarships  

National Science Teachers Association

Various scholarship opportunities. Applicants may apply for more than one award, but will be eligible to win only one award per year. Visit https://www.nsta.org

Highlights include:

Distinguished Service to Science Education Awards

These awards honor NSTA members who, through active leadership and scholarly endeavor over a significant period of time, have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of education in the sciences and science teaching. 

NSTA Fellow Award

This award recognizes NSTA members who have made extraordinary contributions to science education through personal commitment to education, specifically science teaching or science; educational endeavors and original work that position recipients as exemplary leaders in their field; significant contributions to the profession that reflect dedication to NSTA as well the entire educational community. 

Wendall G. Mohling Outstanding Aerospace Educator Award

This award recognizes excellence in the field of aerospace education. The recipient of the award will be honored during the Awards Banquet and the Aerospace Educators Luncheon at the NSTA Conference. This NSTA award is sponsored by Northrop Grumman Foundation. 

More Scholarships

For the scholarships below see https://sfsu.academicworks.com for full details on how to apply! 

San Francisco State University Alumni Association

Various scholars for Undergraduate and Graduate students.  Scholarships range from $1000-$3500.  Please check acadmic works for full details. 

San Francisco State University Associated Students Incorporated

ASI offers a variety of scholarships up to $1000 for Fall and Spring.  

San Francisco State University College of Science and Engineering

Scholarship deadlines varies throughout the year. 

San Francisco State University Graduate College of Education

Scholarship deadlines vary throughout the year. Offers scholarships for both Fall and Spring semesters.

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant 

The TEACH Grant Program provides grants of up to $4,000 a year to students who are completing or plan to complete coursework needed to begin a career in teaching.

As a condition for receiving a TEACH Grant, you must sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve in which you agree to (among other requirements) teach

  • in a high-need field,
  • at an elementary school, secondary school or educational service agency that serves students from low-income families,
  • for at least four complete academic years within eight years after completing (or ceasing enrollment in) the course of study for which you received the grant.

IMPORTANT: If you do not complete your service obligation, all TEACH Grant funds you received will be converted to a Direct Unsubsidized Loan. You must then repay this loan to the U.S. Department of Education, with interest charged from the date the TEACH Grant was disbursed (paid to you or on your behalf).

For more information on TEACH visit https://sfsu.academicworks.com