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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 at the bottom of this page.

Please note: The College of Education scholarship application process for fall 2019 is changing.

Please return to this page for instructions and the application link, which will be posted as soon as possible. In the meantime, you may review scholarship descriptions and eligibility criteria.

General Eligibility

To qualify and apply for any College of Education scholarship, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be enrolled in an approved undergraduate or graduate program in the College of Education
  2. Be a United States citizen or permanent resident who is enrolled full-time (12+ hours for undergraduate and 9+ hours for graduate)
  3. Have completed a FAFSA for the upcoming academic year if applicable (see financial need requirements below)
  4. Meet any additional criteria that are specific to the scholarship for which they are applying

Demonstration of Financial Need

Some scholarships will be marked with an asterisk (*) to indicate that a demonstration of financial need is required.

You will also be asked in the scholarship application to give the College of Education authorization to contact the Office of Student Financial Aid (OFSA) about your financial need. A 2019-2020 FAFSA must be completed and on file with the OFSA for that to happen. If you have not already done so, please fill out a FAFSA as soon as possible.

Available Scholarships

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

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 the given year, the scholarship is open to any undergraduate student in the College with demonstrated financial need.

Sylvia McCoy Hutchison 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 documentation within the application and an additional statement (maximum 500 words)

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 *
  • Awardees 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 prep candidate

Graduate

Martha Nell Allman Graduate Scholarship

  • Graduate level, enrolled in the MAT program, and entering student teaching semester
  • Demonstrated financial need *

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 in your personal statement

George R Gilmer Scholarship

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

Flora Rogers Scholarship

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

Women Pioneers in Education Scholarship

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

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!