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As you consider tuition, living expenses, and other financial needs, please take advantage of the many resources available through the UGA Office of Financial Aid. The College of Education offers assistantships, scholarships, grants, and other financial awards to students through various departments. You can also review additional funding sources.

Eligibility

To determine your eligibility for College of Education scholarships, please review the following criteria:

  1. You must be enrolled full-time (12+ hours for undergraduate and 9+ hours for graduate) in an approved undergraduate or graduate program in the College of Education
  2. To apply for need-based scholarships (marked with an asterisk *), you must:
  1. You must meet additional criteria that are specific to the scholarship for which you are applying.

* Scholarships that mention enrollment in a specific major as a condition of eligibility require that you be admitted to the major (not Intended) at the time of award. * Teacher education programs include: Early Childhood Education, English Education, Health & Physical Education, Mathematics Education, Middle School/Grades Education, Science Education, Social Studies Education, Special Education, TESOL, Workforce Education, and World Language Education. Please note which level of student (undergraduate, graduate, or both) is eligible for scholarships pertaining to teacher education.

Instructions and Timeline

  • Deadline: Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Decision notification: December 2019
  • Questions: Email us

Prior to beginning, identify all scholarships for which you will be applying by reviewing their description and criteria. You will be able to save your work and continue at a later time in the application itself. You will not be able to add information or additional scholarships to your application once it has been submitted.

You will need the following:

  • A personal statement
  • Be direct and specific, using full sentences without excessive wordiness.
  • Include information about yourself and your educational and professional goals
  • Include information about your financial situation/needs and how scholarships will assist you in achieving your goal
  • Address specific information requested by each of the scholarships for which you are applying.
  • For example: Several scholarships give preference to those planning to establish a career in the state of Georgia. If you do not include this in your statement you will not be eligible for consideration for that particular scholarship.
  • Or: If the scholarship is for study abroad, please describe your plan and provide the total estimated cost as provided by the Office of Global Education.
  • Length Limit: 3000 characters = ~500 words (the application will show you a counter so you are always aware of how many characters you have used)
  • One required reference from someone who knows you in an academic or professional capacity. Please use the Scholarship Reference Request Form to request your reference.

Apply for the Scholarships

Available Scholarships

Note: Fall scholarships are awarded in December, and funds are posted/disbursed to student accounts for use during the spring semester.

Updated 4 September 2019

Undergraduate

Don & Debbie Golden Scholarship

  • Undergraduate level, earned at least 90 credit hours
  • Demonstrated financial need *

Michael J. Hendrickson Scholarship

  • Undergraduate level, preference given to those who have earned at least 90 credit hours
  • Demonstrated financial need *
  • Please address your work in the community in your personal statement
  • When possible, preference will be given to students who demonstrate peer leadership and a commitment to youth development through community engagement and/or youth ministry. If no such student is available in a given year, the scholarship is open to any undergraduate student in the College with demonstrated financial need.

Sylvia McCoy Hutchinson Scholarship

  • Undergraduate level, can be enrolled part- or full-time
  • Demonstrated financial need *
  • With all other factors being equal, first priority in awarding the scholarship is given to a non-faculty staff member or his/her child in the College of Education. Second priority is given to a non-faculty staff member or his/her child in another University of Georgia school, college or department. Third priority is the public at large.
  • Requires additional separate application

ยป Apply for the Sylvia McCoy Hutchison Scholarship

Floyd & Emily Jordan Scholarship

  • Undergraduate level
  • Minimum 3.00 GPA

Paul R. Kea Scholarship

  • Undergraduate level either freshman or transfer students of junior standing or less (90 or less earned hours)
  • Demonstrated financial need *
  • Awarded to students with career goals of serving the children of Georgia as a teacher or administrator
  • Priority will be given to students from the following counties: Emmanuel, Johnson, Oglethorpe, Clarke, Laurens (both county and city systems), and Jefferson City Schools.
  • Requires a supporting letter from the principal or superintendent to be attached within the application. Any application that does not have this documentation will not be considered.

Amy Katherine Lee Student Ambassador Scholarship

  • Undergraduate level and student ambassador
  • Demonstrated financial need *
  • Recipients possess leadership qualities and excel academically

Faye Daube Miller Scholarship

  • Undergraduate level
  • Minimum 3.00 GPA

Board of Visitors Scholarship

  • Undergraduate level
  • Demonstrated financial need *
  • Please address your intent to establish a career in education in your personal statement
  • Where available, decision preference will be given to a non-teacher education candidate

Graduate

Martha Nell Allman Graduate Scholarship

  • Graduate level, enrolled in the MAT program, and entering student teaching semester
  • Demonstrated financial need *
  • Primary award consideration, in cases where all other factors are equal, will be given to applicants who plan to live and teach in the state of Georgia.

Undergraduate And Graduate

Ira Aaron International Study Scholarship

  • Undergraduate and graduate students
  • Participating in a study abroad experience
  • In good academic standing (2.00 or higher cumulative GPA)
  • Please address your plan to study abroad and how international experience will enhance education in your personal statement

College of Education Student Teaching Scholarship

  • Undergraduate and graduate students who are entering student teaching semester
  • Georgia resident
  • Demonstrated financial need *
  • Please address your intent to establish a career in education in your personal statement

James L Dickerson Scholarship

  • Undergraduate and graduate students who are entering student teaching semester
  • Demonstrated financial need *
  • GPA will be used in decision-making
  • Please address your intent to establish a career in education in Georgia public schools in your personal statement

George R Gilmer Scholarship

  • Undergraduate and graduate students who have been admitted into a teacher education program
  • Minimum 3.00 GPA

Flora Rogers Scholarship

  • Undergraduate and graduate students who have been admitted into a teacher education program
  • Demonstrated financial need *
  • Minimum 3.00 GPA
  • Please address your intent to establish a career in public school education in your personal statement

Wells Fargo Scholars Program Scholarship

  • Undergraduate and graduate students from under-served populations
  • Under-served populations include, but are not limited to:
  • Members of an underrepresented minority or ethnic group
  • First generation college students
  • Persons raised in single parent household
  • Persons whose first language is not English
  • Persons from an inner-city or rural location
  • Other groups may also qualify as under-served.
  • Have demonstrated financial need *

Women Pioneers in Education Scholarship

  • Undergraduate and graduate students who have been admitted into a teacher education program
  • Minimum 3.50 GPA
  • Please express your enthusiasm and show evidence of your leadership experience in research and development, and/or public service in your personal statement

William Gatlin Scholarship

  • Undergraduate and graduate transfer students
  • Demonstrated financial need *

edTPA Vouchers

  • Undergraduate and graduate students in a teacher education program
  • Demonstrated financial need *
  • Pending availability, a limited number of edTPA vouchers are awarded to student(s) who are entering their student teaching semester

Frequently Asked Questions

I'm applying for multiple scholarships. Do I need to write a separate statement for each one?
No. You should only enter one statement that addresses all the relevant criteria for all scholarships for which you are applying.
Who should I ask to be my reference?
One reference is required. Your reference should be submitted by a faculty member or another professional who can attest, in detail, to your skill sets and quality of work. Please give your reference enough notice (i.e. do not ask someone the night before the scholarship deadline). You are responsible for the one required reference being submitted by the scholarship deadline so please ask someone you trust and know has strong attention to detail.
How will I know when my reference has been received?
A confirmation will be sent to your UGA email address when your reference submits their recommendation form. It is your responsibility to check your UGA email for this confirmation.
If my reference doesn't turn in my application on time, am I still eligible?
No. The deadline applies to all parts of the application form, including the reference. All applications and references must be received by Wednesday, October 2, at 5:00 pm.
How will I be notified of the application outcome?
All students who submit a complete application will receive a decision email in December 2019.
What is the amount of the scholarship awards?
The number of scholarship awards and the amount will depend on the availability of funds.
When will funds be disbursed if I am awarded?
Funds will be disbursed in late December or early January.
Who do I contact if I have additional questions?
Please email us

Other Funding Sources

Graduate Assistantships

Working in an assistantship can greatly enhance your academic pursuits in ways beyond tuition remission. Many grad assistants enjoy greater access to faculty in their program than their peers, often assisting with research or performing administrative work that impacts the strategic position of the department.

For information about graduate assistantships, please consult with the graduate advising contact for your department.

External Resources

These external websites offer an abundance of information about teacher scholarships.

Study Abroad Scholarships

Want to take a trip but worried about how much it will cost? The university's Office of International Education can point you to a number of different funding sources to help you along the way!

UGA Office of Financial Aid

This university office provides resources and knowledge about all kinds of different strategies for offsetting the costs of attending college. Peruse their website for a wealth of information related to financial aid!